Rita Fontinha is an Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Henley Business School, specialising in Strategic and International Human Resource Management. Rita has published ten research articles in relevant journals including Human Resource Management, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Studies in Higher Education, Personnel Review and Research Evaluation. She has also published four book chapters and co-authored the book "Research Methods in Human Resource Management".
Her broad research interests focus on the way human resource management practices may potentially influence attitudes and behaviours in the organisation which may ultimately influence organisational performance. More specifically her research includes:
– Strategic Human Resource Management
– Workplace Flexibility and Remote Work
– Alternative Work Arrangements
– Psychological Contract and Organisational Commitment
– Job Insecurity and Perceived Employability
– International HRM and Expatriation
Before joining Henley Business School, Rita was a Research Fellow in Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management at Portsmouth Business School. She was also a visiting researcher at the Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus Research Institute of Management. She has a Joint PhD from the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Psychology) and the University of Leuven (KU Leuven – Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences). Prior to becoming a full-time researcher, she worked in HR management in areas such as performance appraisal, selection and training.