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Chiara Benassi is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management. She joined the King’s School of Management & Business in October 2016. Previous to her appointment at King’s, she was Lecturer in HRM at Royal Holloway, University of London (2015-2016) and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne (2014).

Chiara holds a PhD in Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014), a Masters in International Relations from the Free University and Humboldt University in Berlin and a BA in Development and Cooperation from the University of Bologna.

Chiara’s research is in the area of comparative human resource management. 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 research has been supported through scholarships and grants by the London School of Economics, the Hans Boeckler Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council. Chiara is Principal Investigator of the project “Managing human capital in different institutional contexts: A comparison of the German, Italian and UK automotive industry”, funded by the ESRC Future Research Leaders Scheme (2016-18).

Chiara is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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