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Dr Chima Mordi


Dr Chima Mordi is a Reader in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations.  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, Middle East and Asia 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 books.  His recent papers have appeared in various outlets, including Work Employment and Society, 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.

He is also the co-editor of several forthcoming edited volumes of Managing HRM in Africa (Palgrave Macmillan), Employment Relations and Trade Unions in Africa (Palgrave Macmillan), Employee Voice in the Global North (Palgrave Macmillan), Employee Voice in the Global South (Palgrave Macmillan). 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)

Academic CIPD

Newest selected publications

Adisa, T., Mordi, C. and Oruh, E. (2023) 'Employee Voice in the Global North Insights from Europe, North America and Australia'. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 10: 3031311221 ISSN 13: 9783031311222


Adisa, TA., Mordi, C. and Oruh, E. (2023) 'Employee Voice in the Global South Insights from Asia, Africa and South America'. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 10: 3031311264 ISSN 13: 9783031311260


Hala Hatoum., Haddoud Mohamed. and Mordi, C. (2023) 'The Contextual Embeddedness of Female Entrepreneurship: Investigating the Influence of Macro and Motherhood Factors In Bahrain'. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.

Journal article

Mordi, C., Ajonbadi, H., Adekoya, O. and Oruh, E. (2023) 'An Exploration of the Practices of Locational Flexibility in Developing Economies: Insights from the Nigerian Higher Education Sector'. Employee Relations. ISSN: 0142-5455

Journal article

Mordi, C., Ajonbadi, HA. and Adekoya, OD. (2023) 'Employee Relations and Trade Unions in Africa A Critical Approach'. Springer Nature. ISSN 10: 3031268253 ISSN 13: 9783031268250

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