Dr Rea Prouska
Associate Professor in Human Resources Management; Head of Management, Marketing and People
Telephone:020 7815 7836
School/Division:Business / Management, Marketing and People
Dr Rea Prouska is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) and Head of Management, Marketing and People Division. Prior to joining London South Bank University, Rea was a Senior Lecturer in HRM and Director of Programmes at Middlesex University Business School. She studied for her PhD at Manchester Business School.
Rea’s main research area is International HRM, specifically exploring quality of working life, working conditions and employee relations' issues in the South and South-Eastern European periphery. Her latest work focuses on the impact of economic crisis and transition on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in this region. She has co-edited books, published academic papers in various journals in the HRM field and authored/co-authored numerous book chapters. Her work has been presented in a variety of internationally reputed academic conferences and events.
Rea has extensive experience of teaching a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive courses in the areas of HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Qualitative Research Methods. She is an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Rea's teaching areas cover:
- Human Resource Management
- Organisational Behaviour
- Qualitative Research Methods
Rea studied her PhD at Manchester Business School. Her doctoral work focused on exploring the practice of outsourcing HR activities in Greek organisations. Since then her research area has expanded and now most of her work falls within the wider International HRM area.
She has conducted several projects on work and employment issues in the South and South-Eastern European periphery. Her latest stream of work focuses on exploring issues concerning the impact of economic crisis and transition on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). She has studied the impact of long-term economic crisis on employee silence at work, the way in which organisations operating in turbulent economies can reward employees for improved organisational performance, as well as how work-life balance practices can benefit businesses during financial crisis and austerity.
Rea has co-edited the books ‘Critical Issues in Human Resource Management’ (CIPD) and ‘Business and Management Practices in Greece: A Comparative Context’ (Palgrave Macmillan). She has published academic papers in various journals in the HRM field and authored/co-authored numerous book chapters. Her work has been presented in a variety of internationally reputed academic conferences and events, including the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) seminars on ‘Work-Life Balance and Wellbeing in Recession and Austerity’.
Most recent publications
Prouska, R and Psychogios, A Should I say something? A framework for understanding silence from a line manager’s perspective during an economic crisis. Economic and Industrial Democracy,
Psychogios, A and Nyfoudi, M and Theodorakopoulos, N and Szamosi, LT and Prouska, R Many hands lighter work? Deciphering the relationship between Adverse Working Conditions and Organization Citizenship Behaviors in SMEs during a severe economic crisis. British Journal of Management,
Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, U and Prouska, R and Beauregard, A The impact of global economic crisis and austerity on quality of working life and work-life balance: A capabilities perspective. European Management Review,
Baruch, Y and Prouska, R and Ollier-Malaterre, A and Bunk, J Swearing at Work: The Mixed Outcomes of Profanity. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 32. DOI 10.1108/JMP-04-2016-0102
Prouska, R and Psychogios, AG and Rexhepi, Y Rewarding employees in turbulent economies for improved organisational performance: Exploring SMEs in the South-Eastern European region. Personnel Review, 45. 1259 - 1280. DOI 10.1108/PR-02-2015-0024
Prouska, R and Psychogios, AG Do not say a word! Conceptualizing employee silence in a long-term crisis context. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1 - 30. DOI 10.1080/09585192.2016.1212913
Psychogios, AG and Szamosi, LT and Prouska, R and Brewster, C A three-fold framework for understanding HRM practices in South-Eastern European SMEs. Employee Relations, 38. 310 - 331. DOI 10.1108/ER-07-2014-0078
Ayudhya, UCN and Prouska, R and Lewis, S Work-life balance can benefit business during financial crisis and austerity: Human resources (HR) must convince management of the need for a flexible approach. Human Resource Management International Digest, 23. 25 - 28. DOI 10.1108/HRMID-05-2015-0078
Fuchs, S and Prouska, R Creating Positive Employee Change Evaluation: The Role of Different Levels of Organizational Support and Change Participation. Journal of Change Management, 14. 361 - 383. DOI 10.1080/14697017.2014.885460
Kapsali, M and Prouska, R The historical trajectory of a peripheral national business system. In: Core-Periphery Relations and Organisation Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, UK, pp. 100-120. ISBN 9781137309044 DOI 10.1057/9781137309051More publications at LSBU Research Open
Rea is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Rea is a regular reviewer for international academic journals and an external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in UK Higher Education Institutions. She is a member of the Work and Family Researchers Network International Committee and an editorial board member for ‘Inclusivity in Practice’.