I am a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the School of Marketing and Management. I hold a PhD from Royal Holloway University of London and an MSc in Organisational Studies and International Human Resource Management from the University of Essex. My PhD was funded by Royal Holloway School of Management and it examined the unintended outcomes of performance management systems in British universities. While doing my PhD, I held a teaching post at Royal Holloway, University of London, and worked as a research assistant at the University of Calgary.
I have research interests in organisational behaviour, human resource management, employee well-being and the management of higher education. I am particularly interested in the critical analysis of the way human resource management practices affect employees’ behaviour.
Strategic human resource management
New public management
Qualitative research methods
Aboubichr B & Conway N (2020). The Unintended Outcomes of Performance Management Systems: Gaming in British Universities, The Academy of Management Conference 2020, Vancouver (online).
Aboubichr B (2018). The Corrosion of Academia: Performance Management and its Unintended Outcomes. Presented at the 34th European Group for Organizational Studies colloquium.
Aboubichr B (2018). Planning A and Getting B: A Review of the Unintended Outcomes of Performance Management and a Future Research Agenda. Presented at the 34th European Group for Organizational Studies pre-conference workshop: Writing Theory Papers for Organization Studies and the Academy of Management.
Aboubichr B (2018). The Adverse Effects of Performance Management Systems on British Universities. Presented at the Department of Psychology Brown Bag Series, University of Calgary.
Aboubichr B (2016). The Unintended Consequences of Performance Management Systems on Academics’ Well-being. Presented at Sustaining Employee Well-being in the 21st Century Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh.
Aboubichr B (2016). The Unintended Outcomes of Performance Management Systems: Towards a Typology and a Social Learning Perspective. Presented at The British Academy of Management, University of Newcastle.
Aboubichr B (2016). A Review of the Unintended Outcomes of Performance Management Systems. Presented at The Research Advances in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management Workshop, University of Paris-Dauphine.
Aboubichr B (2015). Performance Management Systems and Employees’ Misconduct. Presented at The Knowledge and Organisational Learning Group, Royal Holloway, University of London.