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Dr Shiona Chillas

Dr Shiona Chillas

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

Senior Lecturer in Management

Sub-honours Advisor
Employability Link (Careers Liaison)
Programme Director, MLitt in HRM

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2797

Teaching 2017-2018

  • MN4213 Human Resource Management
  • MN5001 Contemporary Global Issues in Management
  • MN5473 Skills and Challenges for the HR Professional
  • MN5498 MLitt Dissertation

Biography

Shiona was trained as a labour process theorist in the department of Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde and she was awarded her doctorate in 2010. She has worked in the University of St Andrews School of Management since 2009 and her research is aligned with the Organisation and Society thematic group.

Shiona's research field is the sociology of work and employment, concerning the social relations, codes and practices that inform people's working lives and the organisations within which these unfold. Earlier in her career, her research employed the sociology of professions in various contexts including the changing nature of graduate employment, and the working lives of Information and Communications Technology professionals. Current research interests are located in the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity, focusing on the creative industries. Recent projects have used Bourdieu's sociology, and the sensitising concepts of field, capitals and habitus. HERA and AHRC funded projects have examined the Scottish indigenous textiles industry (Enterprise of Culture), and the role of design in entrepreneurship (Design in Action).

Research interests

Creative industries
Creative labour
Knowledge work
Graduate employment

Selected Publications

Books

The new digital workplace: how new technologies revolutionise work
Briken, K. (ed.), Chillas, S. A. (ed.), Krzywdzinski, M. (ed.) & Marks, A. (ed.) 30 Mar 2017 London: Palgrave Macmillan. 271 p. (Critical perspectives on work and employment)
Research output: ResearchBook

 

Chapters

Appropriating value: On the relationship between business models and intellectual property
Berthold, H. A., Grewar, M. A., Chillas, S. A. & Townley, B. 30 Mar 2018 Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries. Brown, A. & Waelde , C. (eds.). Edward Elgar, p. 302-325 25 p. (Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property)
Research output: ResearchChapter

Women, work and techology: Examining the under-representation of women in ICT
Maclean, G., Marks, A. & Chillas, S. A. Apr 2017 The New Digital Workplace: How new technologies revolutionise work. Briken, K., Chillas, S., Krzywdzinski, M. & Marks, A. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 177-194
Research output: ResearchChapter

Labour Process Theory and the New digital workplace
Briken, K., Chillas, S. A., Krzywdzinski, M. & Marks, A. Apr 2017 The New Digital Workplace: How New Technologies Revolutionise Work. Chillas, S., Briken, K., Krzywdzinski, M. & Marks, A. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1 17 p.
Research output: ResearchChapter

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

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: ResearchChapter

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: ResearchChapter

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: ResearchChapter

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: ResearchChapter

 

Articles

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Venturing by design: Novice entrepreneurs and effectuation
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2017 (Submitted) In : Journal of Business Venturing.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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

 

Papers

Capitalising on history: The case of Scottish textiles
Chillas, S. A., Grewar, M. A. & Townley, B. 2017 (In preparation)
Research output: ResearchWorking paper

'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 (In preparation)
Research output: ResearchWorking paper

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: ResearchPaper

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

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

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

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: ResearchPaper

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: ResearchPaper

Artists' careers: painting patterns
Chillas, S. A. & Flynn, E. E. 2012
Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

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

Economizing on love: does economics perform online dating?
Roscoe, P. J. & Chillas, S. A. 2011
Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

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

 

Reviews

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: Research - peer-reviewBook/Film/Article review