Dr Bethania Mendes de Brito Antunes

Dr Bethania Mendes de Brito Antunes PhD, PGCHE, MBA, BA

Dr Bethania Mendes de Brito Antunes

Dr Bethania Mendes de Brito Antunes
PhD, PGCHE, MBA, BA

Senior Lecturer in Reward Management; Programme Leader, MA International Human Resource Management

Department of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Faculty of Business

Dr Bethania M. de B. Antunes is Senior Lecturer in Reward Management. Prior to joining University of Greenwich, Bethania completed her doctoral degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with Professor David Marsden. Bethania's research interests include human resource management, equality and diversity, nonprofit organisations, volunteer management and public service motivation. She has published in high quality international peer-reviewed journals and she has raised research funding from the European Commission, Low Pay Commission and the Trade Union Congress. Bethania is also reviewer for the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Academy of Management and British Academy of Management for the HR division. Bethania teaches courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels and she is also program leader for the MA International HRM.

2010-11 British Journal of Industrial Relations Teaching Fellowship (London School of Economics)

2009-10 British Journal of Industrial Relations Teaching Fellowship (London School of Economics)

2007-08 British Journal of Industrial Relations Teaching Fellowship (London School of Economics)

2006-07 Blackwell Basil Teaching Fellowship (London School of Economics)

2006-07 Departmental Teaching Award (EROB Group – London School of Economics)

2000-01 Research Scholarship for postgraduate research from the National Council for Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq), Brazil.

Member of The Higher Education Academy – Associate Fellow

Member of Academy of Management

Member of British Academy of Management

Member of British Universities Industrial Relations Association

Member of Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

Dr Bethania Antunes' research interests are related to:

  • Reward management in organisations and the relationship between reward, the organisational context and worker motivation;
  • Employee performance and motivation;
  • Public Service Motivation;
  • Human Resource Management in non-profit organisations.

Funded research projects

  • Co- Investigator, University of Greenwich (Sep 2017)
    Funder: Trade Union Congress (£25,000). Project: 'Great jobs – the added value from trade unions'.
  • Co-Investigator, University of Greenwich (Sep 2016)
    Funder: Low Pay Commission (£30,000). Project: 'The impact of the New Living Wage on individuals with non-standard employment arrangements'.
  • Co-principal Investigator, University of Greenwich (Apr 2016)
    Funder: European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (280,000 Euros). Project: 'Bargaining for Productivity'. This joint project involved the participation of six EU countries and it focused on four dimensions of workforce management activity that have a clear performance focus and are the subject of encouragement by the state, as well as dialogue across the bargaining table and on the shop floor; compensation, participation and involvement, skills and work organization, inclusion and diversity. I was the Principal Investigator in the UK. The paper resulting from this grant will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Co-Investigator, University of Greenwich (Apr 2016)
    Funder: Business School, internal competition (£6,000). Project 'The paid-unpaid work interface: Intended and unintended consequences'. Funded literature review.

Grant applications pending decision:

  • Principal Investigator, University of Greenwich
    Funder: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants (£10,000). Project: 'Employer-supported Volunteering Programs: Internal Organizational Dynamics, Intended and Unintended consequences'
  • Co-Investigator, University of Greenwich
    Funder: European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (374,000 Euros). Project: 'Closing the Gender Pay Gap in EU Public Services in the Context of Austerity'.

Moore, S., Tailby, S., Antunes, B., Newsome, K. (forthcoming) The Taylor Review, the construction of preference and labor market segregation. Industrial Relations Journal.

Moore, S. and Antunes, B. (2018) Great jobs – the added value from trade unions. Project Report. Trade Union Congress.

Moore, S., Antunes, B., White, G., Tailby, S. and Newsome, K. (2017) Non-Standard Contracts and the National Living Wage: A Report for the Low Pay Commission. Project Report. Low Pay Commission.

Veersma, U., William, L., Antunes, B. and Symon, G. (2017) Bargaining for Productivity: National Report UK. Project Report. European Commission.

Alfes, K., Antunes, B., & Shantz, A. (2016). The management of volunteers - what can human resources do? A review and research agenda. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28 (1). pp. 62-97.

Antunes, B. (2015) Pensions in Wilkinson, A. and Johnstone, S. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar. Cheltenham.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Antunes, B. and White, G. 'Exploring Strategic Pay in Nonprofit Organizations: A Case Study in Housing Associations'. Earlier version of this paper was accepted for presentation at the 2016 Academy of Management meeting in Anaheim.

Antunes, B. and Lopes, C. 'PSM and Performance in Nonprofit Organizations: The Moderating Role of Distributive Justice'. Earlier version of this paper was accepted for presentation at the 2017 Academy of Management meeting in Atlanta.

Moore, S., Taylor, P. and Antunes, B. 'The resilience of UK Collective Bargaining?' This paper is the result of research funded by the Trade Union Congress in 2017. Paper to be revised for submission in peer-reviewed journal.

Vandekerckhove, W., Antunes, B. and Kenny, K. 'Financial incentives for whistleblowing: An emerging model'.

Antunes, B. and Alahakone, R. 'Employer-supported Volunteering Programs: Internal Organizational Dynamics, Intended and Unintended consequences'. Writing literature review and preparing for data collection in November 2018.

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Antunes, B. (August 2018). Employer-supported Volunteering Programs: Internal Organizational Dynamics, Intended and Unintended consequences. Short paper selected for panel discussion in PDW at Academy of Management Conference. Chicago, USA.

Moore, S., Antunes, B., et al. (June 2018). The impact of the New Living Wage on individuals with non-standard employment arrangements. SASE – Society for the Advancement of Socio Economics. Kyoto, Japan.

Antunes, B. and C. Lopes (August 2017). PSM and Performance in Non-profit Organizations: The moderating role of distributive justice. Academy of Management Conference. Atlanta, USA.

Antunes, B. (August 2016). Pay for performance in housing associations in England: Substance or Symbolism? Academy of Management Conference. Anaheim, USA.

Antunes, B. and A. Humphris (June 2016). Performance-Oriented Practices in Voluntary Organizations: The Case of Health and Community Services in the UK. SASE – Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. Berkeley, USA.

Antunes, B. (September 2015). Performance-related pay in housing associations in England: An assessment of employee motivations. British Academy of Management Conference. Portsmouth, UK.

Antunes, B. (August 2015). Rewards and Employee Motivation in Housing Associations in England. Academy of Management Conference. Vancouver, Canada.

Antunes, B. (July 2015). Performance-oriented practices and outsourcing in voluntary organizations in the UK. SASE – Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. London, UK.

Antunes, B. (June 2013). Pay for Performance in the housing sector. SASE – Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. Milan, Italy.

Antunes, B. (May 2011). Pay and rewards in non-profit organizations. British Academy of Management. HRM SIG Workshop. Royal Holloway University of London, UK.

Antunes, B. (July 2009). Reward Systems in Non-profit Organizations: A case study in Charities in the UK. SASE – Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. Paris, France.

Antunes, B., (September 2009). Reward Systems in Non-profit Organizations: A case study in the Homeless sector in the UK – Developmental paper. British Academy of Management Conference. Brighton, UK.

Antunes, B. (July 2008). Performance-related Pay in Non-profit Organizations. SASE –Society for the
Advancement of Socio-Economics. San Jose, Costa Rica.

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