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Dr Shiona Chillas

Dr Shiona Chillas

BA(Hons) Human Resource Management, MRes, PhD, GradCIPD

Senior Lecturer in Management

Employability Link (Careers Liaison)
Programme Director, MLitt in HRM

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2797

Teaching 2016-2017

  • MN5473 Skills and Challenges for the HR Professional

Shiona Chillas is on research leave during Semester 1.

Research Specialisms

Graduate labour market, employability, sociology of professions, knowledge work and workers

PhD Thesis

The changing nature of graduate work and employment

Selected Publications

Confusion and collectivism in the ICT sector: is FLOSS the answer?
Marks, A., Chillas, S., Galloway, L. & Maclean, G. 13 Mar 2017 In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. Online First, 54 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Capitalising on history: The case of Scottish textiles
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2017
Research output: Working paper

History as symbolic capital: The case of Scottish textiles
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2017 In : Business History.
Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Venturing by design: Novice entrepreneurs and effectuation
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2017 In : Journal of Business Venturing.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'It’s not business models that keeps me awake at night’: An exploration of business models as narrative in new venture formation
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A., Townley, B. & Berthold, H. A. 2017
Research output: Working paper

Appropriating value: On the relationship between business models and intellectual property
Berthold, H. A., Grewar, M. A., Chillas, S. A. & Townley, B. 2017 Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries. Waelde , C. & Brown, A. (eds.). Edward Elgar
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rhythms of Production in Scottish Textiles and Fashion
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2017 European Fashion: The Creation of a Global Industry. Blasczyzk, R. & Pouillard, V. (eds.). Manchester University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Role-meanings as a critical factor in understanding doctor managers’ identity work and different role identities
Cascón-Pereira, R., Chillas, S. A. & Hallier, J. Dec 2016 In : Social Science and Medicine. 170, p. 18-25
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

In design we trust: dealing with the innovation imperative
Berthold, H. A., Chillas, S. A. & Townley, B. 30 Sep 2016 International Perspectives on Business Innovation and Disruption in Design. DeFillippi, R., Rieple, A. & Wikstrom, P. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, p. 276-295 20 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Capitalising on history in the field of textiles: the case of Scottish tartan and tweed
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2016
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Making heritage fashion: Scottish tartan and tweed
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2016
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Learning to labour: an evaluation of internships and employability in the ICT sector
Chillas, S. A., Marks, A. & Galloway, L. Mar 2015 In : New Technology, Work and Employment. 30, 1, p. 1-15 15 p., 12041
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Relationships between music, management, agents and labels
O'Sullivan, J. & Chillas, S. A. Jan 2015 Organising Music: Theory, Practice, Performance. Beech, N. & Gilmore, C. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 317-325
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Managing a punk band
Panagopoulos, M. & Chillas, S. A. Jan 2015 Organising Music: Theory, Practice, Performance. Beech, N. & Gilmore, C. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 236-244
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Material form and practice in Scottish textiles: searching for ‘The Real McCoy’
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2015
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Pricing, prizing and praising in the dating services sector – a conceptual approach
Roscoe, P. J. & Chillas, S. A. 2015 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Examining the materiality of symbolic capital in Scottish textiles: searching for ‘The Real McCoy’
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2015
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The use of internships to foster employablity, enterprise and entrepreneurship in the IT sector
Galloway, L., Marks, A. & Chillas, S. A. 1 Nov 2014 In : Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 21, 4, p. 653-667 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Labour process perspectives on employee voice
Marks, A. & Chillas, S. A. 25 Apr 2014 Handbook of research on employee voice. Wilkinson, A., Donaghey, J., Dundon, T. & Freeman, R. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, p. 97-113 17 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

From sheep to chic: exploring the fields of indigenous textiles and fashion
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2014 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Young People and Work, edited by Robin Price, Paul McDonald, Janis Bailey and Barbara Pini
Chillas, S. A. Jul 2013 In : Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews. 42, 4, p. 599-601 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The state of affairs: critical performativity and the online dating industry
Roscoe, P. J. & Chillas, S. A. 2013 In : Organization.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Professions at the Margins
Butler, N., Chillas, S. A. & Muhr, S. L. 2013 In : Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization. 13, 4, p. 259-272
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artists' careers: painting patterns
Chillas, S. A. & Flynn, E. E. 2012
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Every man for himself: teamwork and customer service in the hospitality industry
Richards, J., Chillas, S. A. & Marks, A. 2012 In : Employee Relations. 34, 3, p. 235-254
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Expansion of Higher Education: opportunities and costs for the professions
Chillas, S. A. 2011
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Economizing on love: does economics perform online dating?
Roscoe, P. J. & Chillas, S. A. 2011
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Work-readiness: what employers really want of graduates
Chillas, S. A. 2010
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Degrees of fit?: Matching in the graduate labour market
Chillas, S. A. 2010 In : Employee Relations. 32, 2, p. 156-170
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle