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Dr Giovanni Oscar Serafini

Lecturer

Academic Position

Lecturer

Academic Qualifications
PhD in Management (Human Resource Management)
The University of Sheffield, UK
 
Executive MBA
The University of Sheffield, UK 
 
Human Resources Management Certificate
Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, USA
 
BA in Hospitality Management / Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel Management
Bournemouth University, UK / IHTTI School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
 
Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management 
IHTTI School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
Office L. Sofou Building, 7th floor
Office Hours

Open door policy. Best days are Tuesday through Thursday.

Telephone 2310 536544, 528450 (ext. 154)
Email gioserafini@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Skype GO Serafini
Linkedin http://gr.linkedin.com/in/goserafini


Dr Serafini is a Lecturer at the Business Administration and Economics Department. Prior to this position, he was a Lecturer in International Business & Management and member of the Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group at the Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. Moreover, he has a noteworthy industrial background as HR professional with a rich experience of HRM application in multinational firms operating in the luxury segment of the hospitality industry.
 
After gathering varied industrial experiences at Disneyland Paris, France and Munich Park Hilton, Germany during his earlier studies, Dr Serafini embarked on a Food & Beverage Management training program with Hilton Worldwide in the UK. In 1997 he moved to Greece as Training Manager at Sani Resort and two years later he joined Hyatt Hotels Corporation as Training Manager of Regency Casino and Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki. In 2002 Dr Serafini took over the position of Personnel Manager at the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki and from January 2008 until November 2013 he held the position of Human Resources Manager in the same property. As a Hyatt trainer, he was part of the Human Resources task force teams for the opening of the prestigious Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE and Park Hyatt Milano, Italy.
 
He has contributed research work to the Human Resource Management Review, International Business Review and in 2018 he co-authored a book chapter on Comparative HRM published by Edward Elgar.
 
Dr Serafini holds a PhD in Management (Human Resource Management) from the University of Sheffield, UK, an Executive MBA from the University of Sheffield, UK, and a BA in Hospitality Management/Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel Management from Bournemouth University, UK and IHTTI, Switzerland. He also completed the Human Resources Management Certificate of the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, USA. He is member of the Greek People Management Association and speaks Italian, Greek, English, and French.

Teaching

Human Resource Management | Human Resource Policies and Practices | International Strategic Human Resource Management | Organisational Behaviour | Food & Beverage Management in Hotels & Hospitality

Research Interests

International and Comparative HRM | Home and Host Country Effects on Subsidiaries of Multinational Corporations | Transitional Periphery Economies | Hotel and Tourism Industry

Publications

Serafini, G.O., Wood, G. and Szamosi, L.T. (forthcoming) People management after state socialism: A literature review and research agenda. Human Resource Management Review. [Online]. [Accessed 20 December 2019]. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1053482 218306557
 
Serafini, G.O. and Szamosi, L.T. (2018) The Application of MNC HR Policies and Procedures: A Case Study of The Transitional Periphery versus Developed Economies. In Wood, G.T. and Demirbag, M. (Eds), Institutions and the Firm in the “Transitional Periphery” – the Post-Soviet Economies of the Caucasus and Central Asia (pp. 173-186). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
 
Serafini, G.O. and L.T. Szamosi (2015) Five star hotels of a Multinational Enterprise in countries of the transitional periphery: A case study in human resources management. International Business Review, 24 (6), p. 972-983
 
Serafini, G.O. (2014) Comprehending HRM policies and practices in multinationals within the hospitality sector: Country of origin and country of domicile effects. In: Dautov, R. et al. Infusing research and knowledge in Southeast Europe. Proceedings of the 9th Annual SEERC Doctoral Student Conference. Thessaloniki, South-East European Research Centre, p. 59-91.

 

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