Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Available for submission in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2020:

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2014) 'Workforce nationality composition and workplace flexibility in Britain', International Journal of Manpower, Special Issue:Labour Market Flexibility and Spatial Mobility, Volume 35, Issue 3 : 776-797. Article first published online on 01 August 2014.

Whyman, P. B., M. Baimbridge, M., Buraimo, B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2014) 'Workplace flexibility practices and corporate performance: Evidence from the British private sector', British Journal of Management. Article first published online on 12 March 2014.

Entered in the REF 2014 (averaging publications rated as 3 stars according to ABS 2015):

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2013) 'Workplace flexibility practices in SMEs: Relationship with performance via redundancies, absenteeism, and financial turnover', Journal of Small Business Management. DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12092. Article first published online on 29 December 2013.

Whyman, P. B., and Petrescu, A. I. (2014) 'Partnership, flexible workplace practices and the realisation of mutual gains: Evidence from the British WERS 2004 dataset', The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Special Issue: Partnership, Collaboration and Mutual Gains: An International Perspective, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp. 829 -851. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2012.751439. Article first published online on 22 January 2013.

Petrescu, A. I. and Simmons, R. (2008) 'Human resource management practices and workers’ job satisfaction', International Journal of Manpower, Special Issue: Subjective Well Being and the Labour Market, Volume 29, Issue 7, pp. 651 - 667.

Articles submitted - waiting for feedback from journal editor(s)

Clegg, C. W., Battisti, G., Fu, X., Celia, H., Stride, C. B., Iona, A., ., Petrescu, A. I. Bolton, L. (2015). 'Linking managerial capabilities and productivity'.

 

Working papers currently being written

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2015) 'Workplace flexibility practices in SMEs in Britain during the economic recovery', Working Paper. Preliminary version (not available for dissemination).

Whyman, P. B., Baimbridge, M. J,, Buraimo, B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2015) 'Workplace flexibility practices and absenteeism', Working Paper. Preliminary version (not available for dissemination).

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2015) 'Workplace flexibility practices and workforce nationality composition - an analysis in Britain', Working Paper. Preliminary version (not available for dissemination).

Whyman, P. B., Baimbridge, M. J., Buraimo, B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2014-5) 'Workplace flexibility practices and redundancies, Working Paper. Preliminary version (not available for dissemination).

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2013) 'Workplace flexibility practices and workforce nationality composition', Working Paper. Preliminary version (not available for dissemination).

Whyman, P. B.  Baimbridge, M. J, and Petrescu, A. I. (2012) 'Determinants of charitable giving', Working Paper. Preliminary version (not available for dissemination).

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2012) 'Socio-economic impact study in Lancashire', Working Paper. Preliminary version (not available for dissemination).

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2011) 'Workplace flexibility practices in Lancashire SMEs during the economic recovery', Working Paper. Preliminary version (not available for dissemination).

Working papers which were the basis for finalised research projects or papers

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2010) 'SME workplace flexibility and performance during recession', Working Paper, LIEBR, University of Central Lancashire. January. Not available for dissemination. December.

Whyman, P. B., Baimbridge, M. J., Buraimo, B.  and Petrescu, A. I. (2008) 'Workplace flexibility and corporate performance: Challenges for the British private sector in a dynamic environment', Working Paper. Not available for dissemination. December

Siebers, P.O., Aickelin, U., Battisti, G., Celia, H., Clegg, C. W., Fu, X., De Hoyos, R., Iona, A., Peixoto, A., and Petrescu, A. I. (2008) "Enhancing productivity: The role of management practices", Advanced Institute of Management Research, Working Paper No. 065-February. Available online < http://www.aimresearch.org/aim-publications/working-papers/wp-065-Enhancing-Productivity > Download

Fu, X. and Petrescu, A. I. (2007) “The impact of management practices on firm productivity in manufacturing and retail sectors in Britain: Evidence from the WERS 04 dataset”, Working Paper, Preliminary version. Not available for dissemination.

Fu, X. and Petrescu, A. I. (2007) “Management practices and productivity in the retail sector: A review”, Working Paper, Preliminary version. Not available for dissemination.

Petrescu, A. I. (2006) ‘Determinants of work effort in Britain: Managerial and employee perspectives’, Thesis Chapter, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Not available for dissemination.

Bradley, S., Petrescu, A. I., Simmons, R. (2005) ‘Cherry picking in the British labour market: Are trained workers more likely to be promoted?’, Thesis Chapter, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Not available for dissemination.

Bradley, S., Petrescu, A. I., Simmons, R. (2004) ‘The impacts of human resource management practices and pay inequality on workers' job satisfaction’, Working Paper, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Available at: http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/publications/viewpdf/000276/

 

2010, Annual Staff and Research Student Symposium. Paper presented by Dr Alina I. Petrescu: Whyman, P. B.. and Petrescu, A. I. 'The effects of economic recession on small and medium enterprises in Lancashire", July, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, U.K..

2009, British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) 59th Annual Conference. Paper presented by Dr Alina I. Petrescu: Whyman, P. B., Baimbridge, M.Buraimo, B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2009) 'Workplace flexibility and corporate performance: Challenges for the British private sector in a dynamic environment'. July, Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K.

2008, Celia, H.,Iona, A., Petrescu, A. I., Clegg, C. W.Battisti, G. and Fu, X. 'Understanding Retail Capabilities'. September. Manchester. U.K.

2008, Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) Presentation by Dr Alina I. Petrescu:  Celia, H.,Iona, A., Petrescu, A. I., Clegg, C. W.Battisti, G. and Fu, X. 'Survey of British retail'. February, London, U.K.

2005, Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists. Paper presented by Dr. Rob Simmons: Bradley, S., Petrescu, A. I., Simmons, R. (2005) ‘Cherry picking in the British labour market: Are trained workers more likely to be promoted?', San Francisco, U.S.A.

2004, The 79th Conference of the Western Economic Association International. Paper presented by Dr. Rob Simmons: Bradley, S., Petrescu, A. I., Simmons, R. 'The Impacts of Human Resource Management Practices and Pay Inequality on Workers' Job Satisfaction', Vancouver, Canada. 

1997, Faculty of Economic Studies in Foreign Languages Staff and Student Conference. Presentation by Dr Alina I. Petrescu: 'The human resouces: A key to Romania's future'. Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Bucharest. Romania.

 

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2011) 'Economic recession and workplace flexibility practices in Lancashire-based SMEs', Research Report, Lancashire Business School Workplace Flexibility Series, LIEBR, University of Central Lancashire, March, ISSN 2064-9276.

Battisti, G. Celia, H., Clegg, C. W.Fu, X. Iona, A. and Petrescu, A. I. (2009) 'Capabilities versus productivity: Identifying the weaknesses in the UK retail industry'. Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) Executive Briefings. London.

Petrescu, A. I. (2000) 'Workplace learning in Britain: Trends and perspectives'. Concluding Report of Research with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) April. London.

Petrescu, A. I. (1999) 'Developing effective work experience programmes – An organisational model'. Concluding Report of Research with the Huron University. November. London.

 

 

Books

Whyman, P. B. and Petrescu, A. I. (2017) The Economics of Brexit. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the UK's Economic Relationship with the EU. Palgrave.

Necula, E., Naftanaila, I. and Petrescu, A. I. (2001) Dictionary of Human Resources: English-Romanian. Bucharest: Ed. Tehnica.

 

PhD Thesis - Topic: Labour Economics

Petrescu, A. I. (2008) 'The Impact of Workplace Practices on Company and Employee Performance in Britain', Ph.D. Thesis in Economics, Labour Economics Specialisation. Department of Economics, Lancaster University, Lancaster. July. Doctoral Supervisors (Lancaster University): Professor Steve Bradley and Professor Robert Simmons. External PhD Thesis Examiner: Professor Sarah Brown (Sheffield University)