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Dr Charmi Patel

Associate Professor in the International Human Resource Management

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

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Specialisms

  • By area: International and Strategic HRM and Organisational Behaviour, 
  • By industry: Services, International Organisations (including MNCs and third sector), 
  • By geography: Emerging Markets (including BIRC and Asia-Pacific)

Location

147, Henley Business School

Charmi Patel is an Associate Professor in International Human Resource Management and a subject area leader and module convenor for managing people at executive, flexible executive (now apprenticeship levy) and full-time MBA programmes.

She received her PhD in Organisational Behaviour, and an MSc in Human Resource Management from Aston Business School, Aston University. Prior to joining Henley Business School, she was an Assistant Professor/Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh Business School within Organisation Studies Group. There she was also the Programme Director, for MSc in International Human Resource management having designed and launched the MSc programme from its inspection until 2016.

Her research following through from her PhD looks at how individuals relate to their work, occupations and organisations. Specifically, she examines these issues within the context of human resource management and organisational behavior. Her research and teaching interests include strategic and international human resource management, field research methods (both qualitative and quantitative), and the sociology and social psychology of organisations. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature, importing sensibilities from sociology, psychology as well as management to better understand the employee-organisation relationship. She has published articles in leading scholarly journals including the Human Resource Management (US, FT-45), Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Human Resource Management Review, Applied Psychology: An International Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and European Journal of International Management. Further her research has been regularly quoted in practitioner magazines/outlets such as HR Magazine, People Management (CIPD), Hays Journal as well as Forbes, Embrace HR, GMR Consulting, Legal-Island amongst others. Recently she was also interviewed by BBC Radio on the Side-Hustle Economy (a white paper from Henley Business School).

She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Business and Psychology and currently guest editing a special issue on ‘Presenteeism at work’ at the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Moreover, she’s also part of the executive committee of Global Research Centres such as Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) at the Academy of Management (AOM) and Aston India Foundation for Applied Research (AIFAR) having been instrumental in creating and functioning of both these global research centres.

Charmi is an award-winning teacher and a senior fellow of the U.K. Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), who has taught courses such as strategic human resource management, strategic management, global talent management, HR outsourcing, developing skills for business leadership and methods of research at undergraduate as well as postgraduate level (MSc and MBA). She has worked in human resources within the FMCG, telecommunications and banking sectors and as a consultant to a range of business process outsourcing (BPO) and knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) firms in UK and India.

She conducts research in the following areas in cross-cultural contexts:

  • International and Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Employee-Organisation Relationship
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Theory
  • Field Research Methods


Reference: Laker, B. , Godley, W., Patel, C. and Kudret, S. (2021) Four steps to successful virtual hiring. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Malik, A., Budhwar, P., Patel, C. and Laker, B. (2021) Holistic indigenous and atomistic modernity: analysing performance management in two Indian emerging market MNCs. Human Resource Management. ISSN 1099-050X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22057
Reference: Laker, B. , Patel, C. , Malik, A. and Budhwar, P. (2020) What to do when you become your friend’s boss. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Laker, B. , Patel, C. , Budhwar, P. and Malik, A. (2020) How leading companies are innovating remotely. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Laker, B. and Patel, C. (2020) Strengthen your ability to influence people. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Laker, B. , Patel, C. , Budhwar, P. and Malik, A. (2020) How job crafting can make work more satisfying. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Laker, B. , Godley, W., Patel, C. and Cobb, D. (2020) How to monitor remote workers — ethically. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Bapuji, H., Patel, C. , Ertug, G. and Allen, D. G. (2020) Corona crisis and inequality: why management research needs a societal turn. Journal of Management, 46 (7). pp. 1205-1222. ISSN 1557-1211 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206320925881
Reference: Katou, A. A., Budhwar, P. S. and Patel, C. (2020) Idiosyncratic deals in less competitive labor markets: testing career i-deals in the Greek context of high uncertainties. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. ISSN 1466-4399 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2020.1759672
Reference: Do, H., Patel, C. , Budhwar, P., Katou, A. A., Arora, B. and Dao, M. (2020) Institutionalism and its effect on HRM in the ASEAN context: challenges and opportunities for future research. Human Resource Management Review, 30 (4). 100729. ISSN 1053-4822 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100729
Reference: Katou, A. A., Budhwar, P. S. and Patel, C. (2020) A trilogy of organizational ambidexterity: leader’s social intelligence, employee work engagement and environmental changes. Journal of Business Research. ISSN 0148-2963 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.01.043
Reference: Pereira, V., Temouri, Y. and Patel, C. (2020) Exploring the role and importance of human capital in resilient high performing organisations- evidence from business clusters. Applied Psychology, 69 (3). pp. 769-804. ISSN 1464-0597 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12204
Reference: Do, H., Budhwar, P. and Patel, C. (2019) High-performance work system practices in Vietnam: a study of managers' perceptions. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 6 (3). pp. 145-160. ISSN 2051-6614 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JOEPP-07-2018-0048
Reference: Kumar, R., Budhwar, P., Patel, C. and Varma, A. (2019) Self-regulation and expatriate adjustment: the role of regulatory fit. Human Resource Management Review, 29 (4). 100666. ISSN 1053-4822 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2018.09.002
Reference: Patel, C. , Budhwar, P., Witzemann, A. and Katou, A. (2019) HR outsourcing: the impact on HR's strategic role and remaining in-house HR function. Journal of Business Research, 103. pp. 397-406. ISSN 0148-2963 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.11.007
Reference: Do, H., Budhwar, P. S. and Patel, C. (2018) Relationship between innovation-led HR policy, strategy and firm performance: a serial mediation investigation. Human Resource Management, 57 (7). pp. 1271-1284. ISSN 1099-050X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21903
Reference: Patel, C. and Budhwar, P. S. (2017) Outsourcing and offshoring in India. In: Doing Business in India. 2nd edition. Routledge, London. (In Press)
Reference: Patel, C. and Budhwar, P. S. (2017) Globalism, multinational enterprises and HRM. In: Crawshaw, J., Budhwar, P. and Davies, A. (eds.) Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. 2nd edition. Sage, London, pp. 108-131. ISBN 9781473967656
Reference: Budhwar, P. S., Varma, A. and Patel, C. (2016) Convergence-divergence of HRM in the Asia-Pacific: context-specific analysis and future research agenda. Human Resource Management Review, 26 (4). pp. 311-326. ISSN 1053-4822 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2016.04.004
Reference: Patel, C. and Budhwar, P. S. (2014) Globalism, multinational enterprises and HRM. In: Crawshaw, J. R., Budhwar, P. and Davies, A. (eds.) Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. Sage, London, pp. 93-114. ISBN 9781446270783
Reference: Katou, A. A., Budhwar, P. S. and Patel, C. (2014) Content vs. process in the HRM-performance relationship: an empirical examination. Human Resource Management, 53 (4). pp. 527-544. ISSN 1099-050X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21606
Reference: Woldu, H. G., Patel, C. and Crawshaw, J. R. (2013) A comparative analysis of cultural value orientations of Polish and Turkish employees: implications for international human resource management. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (12). pp. 2452-2471. ISSN 1466-4399 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.781430
Reference: Patel, C. , Budhwar, P. S. and Varma, A. (2012) Overall justice, work group identification and work outcomes: test of moderated mediation process. Journal of World Business, 47 (2). pp. 213-222. ISSN 1090-9516 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2011.04.008
Reference: Theodorakopoulos, N., Patel, C. and Budhwar, P. S. (2012) Knowledge flows, learning and development in an international context. European Journal of International Management, 6 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1751-6765 doi: https://doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2012.044754
Reference: Patel, C. and Budhwar, P. S. (2011) Outsourcing and offshoring in India. In: Budhwar, P. S. and Varma, A. (eds.) Doing business in India: building research-based practice. Routledge, London, pp. 201-223. ISBN 9780415777544