Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville

  • Lecturer in Human Resource Management (Management)

Biography

Belgin joined the Adam Smith Business School as Lecturer in Human Resource Management in January 2017. Prior to this appointment, she took lectureship posts in Stirling Management School (2014 - 2017) and the University of Aberdeen Business School (2012 - 2014). Belgin is a work psychologist by training and received a BSc Psychology at the University of Nottingham, and an MA Industrial/Organisational Psychology at Koc University in Turkey. Her teaching and research covers various areas of work and vocational psychology and human resource management.

Belgin's main research interests centre around understanding individuals (in particular university graduates) experience of work and career progression. Her PhD research (University of Strathclyde, 2013) aimed to understand contemporary graduate careers and examined job quality in graduate labour market, the role of career self-management for securing good first jobs upon graduation and the impact of early underemployment on later career progression.

Belgin is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology, and Careeers and HRM Divisions of the Academy of Management. She is also a representative-at-large for the Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference 2018.


Research interests

Belgin is a member of the Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Graduate labour market
  • University-to-work transitions
  • Graduate/student wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Career development/mobility/transition
  • Labour market entry
  • Job search and work-related wellbeing
  • Job quality and skills (under)utilisation
  • Underemployment/overqualification
  • Strategic human resource management

Grants

  • ESRC Training Bursary (2017)
  • British Academy Small Research Grant (lead applicant): University-to-work transitions: the role of career self-management in graduate employability and employment success, Co-applicant: Professor Dora Scholarios (University of Strathclyde), July 2014 - August 2017.
  • Principal’s Excellence Fund, University of Aberdeen (May, 2014)
  • ESRC Training Bursary (2013)

Supervision

Belgin is interested in supervising PhD projects focusing on work psychology and strategic human resource management, covering the following:

  • Graduate labour market
  • University-to-work transitions
  • Graduate/student wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Career development/mobility/transition
  • Labour market entry
  • Job search and work-related wellbeing
  • Job quality and skills (under)utilisation
  • Underemployment/overqualification
  • Strategic human resource management

Teaching

Belgin’s teaching spans various aspects of human resource management, organisational behaviour and work psychology.

  • HRM in Context (MSc IHRMD)
  • Operational and Strategic HRM (MSc IHRMD)
  • Organisational Behaviour (MA 1st year)
  • Managing 21st Century Careers (MSc IHRMD)
  • Organisation and Management (MA 2nd year)
  • Managing Diversity in Organisations (MSc)

Additional information

Belgin has received an Outstandind Reviewer Award from the Acadamy of Management Careers Division in 2013, 2013 and 2017.

 


Publications

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2019

Okay-Somerville, B. , Scholarios, D. and Sosu, E. (2019) Young workers’ job satisfaction in Europe. In: Furåker, B. and Håkansson, K. (eds.) Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings. Series: Routledge studies in management, organizations and society. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 193-218. ISBN 9780815383291

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2019) A multilevel examination of skills‐oriented human resource management and perceived skill utilization during recession: implications for the well‐being of all workers. Human Resource Management, 58(2), pp. 139-154. (doi:10.1002/hrm.21941)

2018

Okay-Somerville, B. , Dudau, A., Favotto, A. , Du, M., McMaster, R. and Morgan-Thomas, A. (2018) Adam Smith Cared and We Should Too: Our Duty of Care for Student Wellbeing and Resilience. Academy of Management, Teaching and Learning Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, 10-14 Aug 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2018) Can Career Self-management Overcome Labour Market Disadvantage for Non-professional Degree Graduates? In: Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 10-14 Aug 2018, (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2018.13385symposium)

Okay-Somerville, B. , Allison, I., Scholarios, D. and Caira, T. (2018) Demographic Influences in the Strategies Used to Support the Transition to Employment in STEM. Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy, Hull, UK, 28-29 Jun 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2018) The Role of Career Self-management During University-to-work Transitions. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018, Sheffield, UK, 19-21 Jun 2018.

Taheri, B., Maxwell Stuart, R. and Okay-Somerville, B. (2018) Perceived Employability in Non-Western Context: The Role of Core Self-evaluations and Career Self-management. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018, Sheffield, UK, 19-21 Jun 2018.

2017

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) The Role of Enriched Job Design for Improving Work-related Attitudes of the Underemployed. European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2017), Glasgow, UK, 21-24 Jun 2017. (Unpublished)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Emotional Barriers to Job Search Success: Job Search Anxiety during University-to-Work Transitions. In: Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 04-18 Aug 2017, pp. 15-23. (doi:10.5465/ambpp.2017.12805symposium)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Job Search Anxiety and Perceived Barriers to Labour Market Entry. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 17-20 May 2017.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Position, possession or process? Understanding objective and subjective employability during university-to-work transitions. Studies in Higher Education, 42(7), pp. 1275-1291. (doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1091813)

2016

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2016) Configurational Effects of Pre-Recession High Performance Work Practices on Post-Recession Performance in the UK Service Sector. In: BAM 2016: Thriving in Turbulent Times, Newcastle, UK, 06-08 Sep 2016,

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2016) High Performance Management and Organisational Performance in the Service Sector: A Lagged-Effect and Skills-Based Contingency Approach. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2016, Sheffield, UK, 21-23 June.

2015

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2015) Career self-management, perceived employability and employment success during university-to-work transitions: A Social Cognitive Career Theory perspective. Zarzadzanie Zasobami Ludzkimi = Human Resource Management, 107(6), pp. 33-60.

2014

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Career Exploration and Employment Success: a Function of Perceived Contextual Barriers? Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA, 15-17 May 2014. (Unpublished)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Coping with career boundaries and boundary-crossing in the graduate labour market. Career Development International, 19(6), 668 -682. (doi:10.1108/CDI-12-2013-0144)

2013

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2013) Shades of grey: Understanding job quality in emerging graduate occupations. Human Relations, 66(4), pp. 555-585. (doi:10.1177/0018726712465094)

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Number of items: 17.

Articles

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2019) A multilevel examination of skills‐oriented human resource management and perceived skill utilization during recession: implications for the well‐being of all workers. Human Resource Management, 58(2), pp. 139-154. (doi:10.1002/hrm.21941)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Position, possession or process? Understanding objective and subjective employability during university-to-work transitions. Studies in Higher Education, 42(7), pp. 1275-1291. (doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1091813)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2015) Career self-management, perceived employability and employment success during university-to-work transitions: A Social Cognitive Career Theory perspective. Zarzadzanie Zasobami Ludzkimi = Human Resource Management, 107(6), pp. 33-60.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Coping with career boundaries and boundary-crossing in the graduate labour market. Career Development International, 19(6), 668 -682. (doi:10.1108/CDI-12-2013-0144)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2013) Shades of grey: Understanding job quality in emerging graduate occupations. Human Relations, 66(4), pp. 555-585. (doi:10.1177/0018726712465094)

Book Sections

Okay-Somerville, B. , Scholarios, D. and Sosu, E. (2019) Young workers’ job satisfaction in Europe. In: Furåker, B. and Håkansson, K. (eds.) Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings. Series: Routledge studies in management, organizations and society. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 193-218. ISBN 9780815383291

Conference or Workshop Item

Okay-Somerville, B. , Dudau, A., Favotto, A. , Du, M., McMaster, R. and Morgan-Thomas, A. (2018) Adam Smith Cared and We Should Too: Our Duty of Care for Student Wellbeing and Resilience. Academy of Management, Teaching and Learning Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, 10-14 Aug 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. , Allison, I., Scholarios, D. and Caira, T. (2018) Demographic Influences in the Strategies Used to Support the Transition to Employment in STEM. Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy, Hull, UK, 28-29 Jun 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2018) The Role of Career Self-management During University-to-work Transitions. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018, Sheffield, UK, 19-21 Jun 2018.

Taheri, B., Maxwell Stuart, R. and Okay-Somerville, B. (2018) Perceived Employability in Non-Western Context: The Role of Core Self-evaluations and Career Self-management. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018, Sheffield, UK, 19-21 Jun 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) The Role of Enriched Job Design for Improving Work-related Attitudes of the Underemployed. European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2017), Glasgow, UK, 21-24 Jun 2017. (Unpublished)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Job Search Anxiety and Perceived Barriers to Labour Market Entry. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 17-20 May 2017.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2016) High Performance Management and Organisational Performance in the Service Sector: A Lagged-Effect and Skills-Based Contingency Approach. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2016, Sheffield, UK, 21-23 June.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Career Exploration and Employment Success: a Function of Perceived Contextual Barriers? Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA, 15-17 May 2014. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2018) Can Career Self-management Overcome Labour Market Disadvantage for Non-professional Degree Graduates? In: Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 10-14 Aug 2018, (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2018.13385symposium)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Emotional Barriers to Job Search Success: Job Search Anxiety during University-to-Work Transitions. In: Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 04-18 Aug 2017, pp. 15-23. (doi:10.5465/ambpp.2017.12805symposium)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2016) Configurational Effects of Pre-Recession High Performance Work Practices on Post-Recession Performance in the UK Service Sector. In: BAM 2016: Thriving in Turbulent Times, Newcastle, UK, 06-08 Sep 2016,

This list was generated on Wed Sep 18 00:53:00 2019 BST.