- Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resources (Management)
My research interests include organizational trust repair, management in the creative industries, workplace learning, and change management. I employ a range of qualitative methodologies including ethnomethodology, symbolic-interactionism and discourse analysis. Currently I am working on an ethnographic study of socialisation into elite professions in which I draw on the theory of Georg Simmel, particularly professional differentiation and secrecy in organizations. My other current research project explores organizational trust repair from a process/context perspective and involves an analysis of rebuilding trust after repeated competency and integrity transgressions.
I am on the Editorial Board of Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Higher Education, Skills and Work Based Learning and Educational Research Review (Przegląd Badań Edukacyjnych), and hold membership of a number of professional bodies: Chartered Institute of Management and Development (CIPD), Academy of Management, British Academy of Management (BAM), European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) and the British Sociological Association (BSA).
I currently work as a lecturer in organizational behaviour/HRM in Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. With my background in linguistics, literature and cultural studies I started my career as a tutor in British culture in the University of Łódź, and a tutor in Slavonic culture at the University of Glasgow. My interest in social-cultural theory and research into representations of working-class culture brought me closer to the area organizational sociology, which consequently led to a move to Caledonian Business School where I worked in the Departments of People Management and Cultural Business. In 2010 I moved to my current post at the University of Glasgow where I teach in the area of organizational behaviour and human resource management, and act as a Convenor of the MSc in Management Professional Pathway programme and a Convenor of the Business School Ethics Committee.
Potential PhD Supervision Topics
Dr Sabina Siebert is interested in supervising PhD researchers in the area of workplace learning, change management, trade union studies and management in the creative and cultural industries.
Sabina Siebert and Fiona Wilson are interested in research on work, in particular internships and the experience of precariousness or uneven benefits for those who take them. We would welcome a research proposal in this area. Future research could draw on the ideas of Guy Standing who has just completed a book on the global precariat, an emerging class characterised by insecurity and lack of any occupational identity (The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, Bloomsbury Academic, 2011).
Current PhD Supervision
Thesis title: Organizational Trust Repair: A multi-stakeholder perspective
Co-supervisors: Professor Graeme Martin and Professor Iain Docherty
Ijeoma Jacklyn Okorie
Thesis title: Assessing the aftermath of oil pollution in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria: A paradigm shift in organisational culture through trust repair perspectives
Co-supervisor: Professor Graeme Martin
Professional Doctorate: The effects of competency frameworks on professional identity (external supervisor)