Dr Jiachen Shi

Dr Jiachen Shi

Profile

Jiachen joined the University of Leeds as a student in 2011 and has studied and worked here since then. She completed her MA in HRM (2012-2013) and her PhD in Work and Employment Relations at Leeds University Business School (2013-2018). She then became a Lecturer in Human Resource Management (Teaching and Scholarship). 

Prior to her journey to Leeds, she obtained her banchelor’s degree at University of International Business and Economics, and worked in the investment banking and finance industry in Beijing, China.

Responsibilities

  • UG and PG Teaching
  • Dissertation supervisor
  • Personal Tutor

Research interests

Jiachen’s research interests are in strategic human resource management and regulations of employment, rhetorics and realities of HRM. She looks into the role of the State in shaping the approach to SHRM within organisations, and external envionmental forces to SHRM including labour law, economic institutions. Her main research interests and experiene also cover HRM reform; Chinese approach to HRM; contextual performance, personalities, job satisfaction; the changing nature of work and HRM in financial services sector, broadcasting industry, transition economies and platform economy; and also labour migration.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Work and Employment Relations, University of Leeds
  • MA in Human Resource Management, University of Leeds
  • BSc in Human Resource Management, University of International Business and Economics (China)

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Associate Membership

Student education

The areas of Jiachen’s teaching interests include HRM, management, work and organisations, business and society, economic institutions, gender and equality, people analytics, employment law, industrial relations, also on topics including labour migrations, future of work, gig economies, automation.

 UG

  • Business and Society (Social Theory and Organisation Theory)
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • Contemporary Industrial Relations
  • Gender and Equality at Work
  • Economic Institutions
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Management, Work and Organisations
  • HRM Dissertation   

 PG

  • Employment Law
  • Gender and Equality at Work
  • People Analytics
  • HRM Dissetation
  • Management Consultant Dissertation/Project

 

Conference Papers

Shi, J. (2018) The Development of Strategic Human Resource Management in the Chinese Financial Service Sector: Understanding the roles of external economic factors and the state. Presented at 2018 Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change annual doctoral conference 

Shi, J. (2017) External Economic Factors’ impacts on Employers HRM Decisions in the Chinese Financial Services Sector. Presented at International Labour Process Conference 2017

Shi, J. (2016) The Development of Strategic Human Resource Management in the Chinese Financial Services Sector: Employers’ HR decisions in responding to external environmental changes. Presented at The Work, Employment and Society Conference 2016: Work in Crisis

Shi, J. (2015) Employers’ HRM response to external economic factors in the Chinese Financial Services Sector. Presented at 2015 Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change annual doctoral conference. Leeds, UK and Karlstads, Sweden

Shi, J. (2014a) Employers’ HRM response to external economic factors in China. Presented at White Rose Doctoral Conference 2014

Shi, J. (2014b) Employers’ HRM response to external economic factors in China: A Literature Review. Presented at 2014 Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change annual doctoral conference 

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change