Dr Shainaz Firfiray

Dr Shainaz Firfiray
Dr Shainaz Firfiray
Dr Shainaz Firfiray

Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

Email Address
Office Address

University of Aberdeen Business School

King's College

Aberdeen AB24 3FX

Business School


Dr Shainaz Firfiray is a Senior Lecturer in the Business Management Discipline at the University of Aberdeen Business School. Her expertise lies in the areas of work-life balance, employee well-being, diversity, social identity, and family businesses. She holds a PhD in Management from the IE Business School, Madrid.

External Memberships

Shainaz is currently an editorial board member of Human Resource Management (US) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).

Latest Publications

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Research Overview

Shainaz’s research on work-life balance examines how the intersection of work and non-work roles can affect personal and professional lives. She also studies how factors in the work environment including the attitudes and behaviors of leaders can impact employee well-being. Additionally, her work is focused on understanding the dynamics of abusive supervision and its long-term consequences for employee and team engagement.

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Management.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Studies
  • Applied Psychology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


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  • Why Trump’s travel ban is bad for business?

    Firfiray, S.
    The Conversation
    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
  • Leader beliefs and CSR for employees: the case of telework provision

    Mayo, M., Gomez-Mejia, L. R., Firfiray, S., Berrone, P., Villena, V.
    Leadership and Organization Development Journal, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 609-634
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Team Diversity and Categorization Salience: Capturing Diversity-Blind, Intergroup-Biased, and Multicultural Perceptions

    Mayo, M., van Knippenberg, D., Guillen, L., Firfiray, S.
    Organizational Research Methods, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 433-474
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Socioemotional Wealth: An Obstacle or a Springboard to Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Family Firms?

    Cruz, C., Firfiray, S., Makri, M., Gomez-Mejia, L. R.
    Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Multilevel Linkages. Shalley, C. E., Hitt, M., Zhou, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press (OUP)
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Socioemotional wealth and human resource practices in family controlled firms.

    Cruz, C., Firfiray, S., Gomez-Mejia, L. R.
    Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, Vol. 30, Emerald Publishing.. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 159, 217 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • CEOs with a functional background in operations: Reviewing their performance and prevalence in the top post

    Koyuncu, B., Firfiray, S., Claes, B., Hamori, M.
    Human Resource Management, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 869-882
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Journals

Contributions to Specialist Publications