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Chiara Benassi

Dr Chiara Benassi

Reader in Comparative Employment Relations

Research interests

  • Human Resource Management

Biography

Chiara joined King’s College London as Lecturer in HRM and ESRC Future Research Leader fellow (2016-2018) in October 2016. Previous to her appointment at King’s, she was Lecturer in HRM at Royal Holloway, University of London and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. She held visiting positions at the Free University in Berlin, at the University of Milan and at the Institute for Economic and Social Research in Bologna.

Chiara’s research is in the area of comparative human resource management and comparative employment relations. In particular, she investigates how national and local institutions as well as political and economic contingencies affect companies’ human resource strategies in the areas of internal and external flexibility, training and knowledge management. Her work has been published in international academic journals such as the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Socio-Economic Review and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Her research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and by the Hans Boeckler Foundation.

Chiara is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

Political economy, comparative HRM, comparative employment relations, flexibility, training, collective bargaining, knowledge management.

    Research

    The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation

    The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation

    Project status: Ongoing

    Digital economy
    Automation, skills and institutions in knowledge-intensive business services

    This project will gather qualitative data on new automation technologies and how they affect workers’ productivity, employment and skills.

    Project status: Ongoing

    ai-healthcare
    Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Occupations: Comparative Perspectives from the US and the UK

    Will robots take over our jobs? This project examines how artificial intelligence has influenced knowledge services sectors.

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    King's Business School research team secures ESRC award to study process automation in the financial services industry

    The project will look at its impact on employment in the sector in the UK and Germany.

    Bank headquarter buildings in London's Canary Wharf

    Major new project receives grant funding

    A research team featuring academics from the Department of European and International Studies has been awarded a grant to work on a major new project.

    Research

    Unions' responses to the Covid-19 crisis in Europe

    Dr Chiara Benassi looks at the crucial role unions are playing in protecting the workforce

    Hard hats in a cage.

    Events

    10OctOctoberImpactSeminar-Contensis

    Fair pay: International experiences of sectoral collective bargaining

    This workshop will share experiences about new and proposed reforms from Chile, Europe and the UK.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    25Maysdg8+10

    Inclusive Economic Growth: SDGs 8 and 10

    Please join us for this SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities) workshop at King's Business School.

    Please note: this event has passed.

      Research

      The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation

      The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation

      Project status: Ongoing

      Digital economy
      Automation, skills and institutions in knowledge-intensive business services

      This project will gather qualitative data on new automation technologies and how they affect workers’ productivity, employment and skills.

      Project status: Ongoing

      ai-healthcare
      Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Occupations: Comparative Perspectives from the US and the UK

      Will robots take over our jobs? This project examines how artificial intelligence has influenced knowledge services sectors.

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      King's Business School research team secures ESRC award to study process automation in the financial services industry

      The project will look at its impact on employment in the sector in the UK and Germany.

      Bank headquarter buildings in London's Canary Wharf

      Major new project receives grant funding

      A research team featuring academics from the Department of European and International Studies has been awarded a grant to work on a major new project.

      Research

      Unions' responses to the Covid-19 crisis in Europe

      Dr Chiara Benassi looks at the crucial role unions are playing in protecting the workforce

      Hard hats in a cage.

      Events

      10OctOctoberImpactSeminar-Contensis

      Fair pay: International experiences of sectoral collective bargaining

      This workshop will share experiences about new and proposed reforms from Chile, Europe and the UK.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      25Maysdg8+10

      Inclusive Economic Growth: SDGs 8 and 10

      Please join us for this SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities) workshop at King's Business School.

      Please note: this event has passed.