Dr Chima Mordi is a Reader in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. He is Director of Post Graduate Research Brunel Business School. He is also Director for Brunel Business School and Ahlia University, Bahrain PhD without residence partnership. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. As a trained lawyer, Chima’s experiences have helped shape and influence his doctoral and post-doctoral research interests. He focuses on the social nature of labour problems in Sub-Saharan Africa and their implications for the variable efficacy of Western management theories and practices. His primary research interests also lie in workload and work-life balance, work-life interface, flexible working arrangements, Employee voice and contemporary Employment relations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Chima has authored over 100 articles in refereed academic journals, practitioner outlets, international conference proceedings, and book chapters. His recent papers have appeared in various outlets, including Gender, Work & Organization, Journal of Managerial Psychology, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Thunderbird International Business Review, Personnel Review, Employee Relations and Career Development International Journal. In addition, Chima has received several awards for outstanding contributions to teaching and research (best tutor and supervisor - Brunel University and recipient of the Emerald Literati Network awards for excellence). He has supervised over 30 doctoral students.
PhD in Human Resource Management, University of Keele
MA Human Resource Managment and Employment Relations, University of Keele
LLB, University of Ilorin
PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Brunel University
Qualified lawyer (Nigerian Bar)
Director of Post Graduate Research Brunel Business School.
Director for Brunel Business School and Ahlia University, Bahrain PhD without residence partnership
Newest selected publications
Oruh, ES., Mordi, C., Dibia, CH. and Ajonbadi, H. (2021) 'Exploring compassionate managerial leadership style in reducing employee stress level during COVID-19 crisis: the case of Nigeria'. Employee Relations, 43 (6). pp. 1362 - 1381. ISSN: 0142-5455 Open Access Link
Akanji., Mordi, C., Ajonbadi. and Oruh, E. (2021) 'Working with Emotions: Cultural Employee Perspectives to Call Centre Service Expectations'. Employee Relations. ISSN: 0142-5455 Open Access Link
Akanji., Mordi, C., Ajonbadi. and Adekoya. (2021) 'Exploring Cultural Values in Conflict Management: A Qualitative Study of University Heads of Department'. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 16 (2). pp. 1 - 22. ISSN: 1746-5648 Open Access Link
Adisa., Mordi, C. and Akainji. (2021) 'Freedom and Flexibility: The Work-Family Balance of Single Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria'. Employee Relations, 43 (5). pp. 1 - 25. ISSN: 0142-5455 Open Access Link
Egwuonwu, A., Sarpong, D. and Mordi, C. (2020) 'Cultural intelligence and managerial relational performance: a resource advantage perspective'. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 0 (in press). pp. 617 - 638. ISSN: 1469-1930