Ioulia Bessa

Academic Fellow in Work and Employment Relations

Email:
I.Bessa@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)113 343 0353
Categories:
Academic, Work and Employment Relations, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC)
Location:
G.43, Maurice Keyworth Building
Profile

Qualifications

2008-2012: PhD, Cass Business School, City University, UK
(Title: Flexible Work Arrangements: theoretical perspectives and evidence from employers and employees)

2006-2007: MPhil, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK

2004-2005: MA, Steinhardt School/Stern business School, New York University, UK

1999-2003: BA, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece

Experience

2012 to date: Research Fellow, Work and Employment, Leeds University Business School

2011-2012: Visiting Lecturer, Cass, Business School, City University

2011-2012: Visiting Lecturer, Luton Business School, University of Bedfordshire

2004-2005: Peer Advisor, Steinhardt School, New York University

Research

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change PROFILE

My interests are centred around alternative forms of employment and the emergent changes in employees’ personal and professional lives. During my PhD, the past three years, I concentrated on Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs), in particular in Greece, but also in EU. I am very interested in comparing the how the used of FWAs in the North and South of Europe, how and whether they are used different by the two genders and what is their impact on employees life and Work-Life Balance. My research interests also concentrate on the quality of FWAs and on contracts that include flexible work options and contracts.

Currently, I am working with Professor Mark Stuart, Professor Chris Forde and Dr Sian Moore for the Low Paid Commission Project that focuses on care workers under zero-hour and non zero-hour contracts and the job quality of those jobs.

I am also very interested in youth employment from a longitudinal perspective and of the numbers of youth unemployment across different countries over the past two decades. I am also very eager to examine the factors that are associated with the numbers of youth employment over the years as well as the changes of the contextual contexts that impact on those.

Teaching

•    MS1201: Practice of Business Management (Cass Business School-undergraduate level)
•    BS2103: Business Management (Cass Business School-undergraduate level)
•    SHRO14-6:Managing people (Luton Business School-postgraduate level)
•    SHROO1-1:Principle of Management (Luton Business School- undergraduate level)

Publications

Working Papers

Bessa I. and de Menezes (2012).Job Quality of Flexible Work Arrangements in Greece:A Dual Labour Market Approach. Paper submitted to peer-review journal.

Bessa I. and de Menezes (2012). Perspectives on Flexible Work Arrangements Use and Offer in Greece: An institutional Approach. Paper submitted to peer-review journal.

Bessa I. and de Menezes (2011). A comparative analysis on the use of Flexible Work Arrangements in the Northern and Southern European models: The case of Greece. Working paper in progress.

Conference Papers

Bessa I. and de Menezes L.M. (2012). Job Quality of Flexible Work Arrangements in Greece. Academy of Management Conference, Boston 2012.

Bessa I. and de Menezes L.M. (2012). Perceptions of Flexible of Working Arrangements in Greece: An institutional perspective. British Academy of Management (BAM), Cardiff 2012.

Bessa I. and de Menezes L.M. (2011). Institutional Perspective on Perceptions of Flexible Working Arrangements in Greece. European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS), Gothenburg 2011.

Bessa I. and de Menezes L.M. (2010). FWAs in Greece. Economic Modelling (ECOMOD), Istanbul 2010.

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