Co-lead Data Observatory
University of Sussex Business School
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Better known as Chidi, I am a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resource Management at University of Sussex Business School. Iam also the Course Director for the School’s MSc in Human Resource Management and a co-investigator for the Work, Learning and Wellbeing evidence programme, part of the Economic and Social Research Council funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

Background

I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Nigeria, where I was born and raised. I have an MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Leadership (University of Nottingham), an MA in Higher Education Practice (University of East Anglia) and a PhD in Management Research (University of East Anglia). Iam a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Work, Employment and Society, and African Journal of Management.

Research interests

My research relates to employment relations, high-performance work systems, job quality, employee wellbeing, and organizational performance. I seek to understand how and why employers adopt good people-management practices towards:

  • developing employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities at work
  • providing opportunities for proactivity, flexibility and collaboration amongst employees
  • ensuring happier and more productive workers.
Research articles

Ogbonnaya, C. (2019). Exploring possible trade-offs between organizational performance and employee well-being: The role of teamwork practices. Human Resource Management Journal, 29, 451-468

Ogbonnaya, C. and Messersmith, J. (2019). Employee performance, well-being and differential effects of subsets of perceived HRM practices: Mutual gains or conflicting outcomes? Human Resource Management Journal, 29, 509-526

Wood, S. and Ogbonnaya, C. (2018). High-involvement management, economic recession, well-being and organizational performance. Journal of Management, 44, 3070-3095

Wood, S., Daniels, K. and Ogbonnaya, C. (2018). Work-life balance supports, job control, work-nonwork conflict, and well-being. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1423102

Ogbonnaya, C., Gonzalez, K. and Tillman, J. (2018). Perceived organizational support in healthcare: The importance of teamwork and training for employee well-being and patient satisfaction. Group & Organization Management, 43, 475-503

Nielsen, K., Morten, B., Ogbonnaya, C., Marja, K., Saari, E. and Isaksson, K. (2017). Workplace resources to improve both employee well-being and performance: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Work & Stress, 31, 101-120

Ogbonnaya, C., Daniels, K. and Nielsen, K. (2017). Does contingent pay encourage positive employee attitudes or intensify work? Human Resource Management Journal, 27, 94-112

Ogbonnaya, C., Daniels, K., Connolly, S. and van Veldhoven, M. (2017). Integrated and isolated impact of high-performance work practices on employee health and well-being: A comparative study. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 22, 98-114

Working papers

Perceived HRM systems, employee well-being, and organizational performance: A two-wave longitudinal analysis.

Perceived managerial support, work engagement, and patients experience service quality in healthcare.

Policy publications

Ogbonnaya, C. and Daniels, K. (2017). What is a Good Job? Analysis of the British 2012 Skills and Employment Survey. What Works Centre for Wellbeing Technical report

Ogbonnaya, C. and Daniels, K. (2017). Good work, wellbeing and changes in performance outcomes: Illustrating the effects of good people management practices with an analysis of the National Health Service. What Works Centre for Wellbeing Technical report