Dr Andrea Bernardi


Senior Lecturer in Employment and Organization Studies

Oxford Brookes Business School


I am Senior Lecturer in Employment and Organization Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. My previous positions include Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, University of Rome, Roma Tre. I hold a doctorate in Organization Theory from the University of Milan, Bicocca. After studying in Rome, Copenhagen and Milan, I started my academic career in Italy before moving to the University of Helsinki and then the University of Nottingham, China. I then moved back to Europe, spending four years at Manchester Metropolitan University before arriving at Oxford Brookes in 2016. 

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Employment Relations
  • Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management 
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Resourcing, Talent and Performance Management
  • International Human Resource Management

In Italy I teach at The Italian National School of Government, Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione, SNA. Also in Italy, I have been a guest lecturer at Roma Tre University since 2009 at the Masters programme in economics and management of the co-operative sector.


I supervise masters dissertations and I am involved in doctoral supervision at Oxford Brookes.


My main research contributions relate to the co-operative sector, including Chinese co-operatives. I also work on employment relations and inequality and I have further interests in the study of time, the past, and history in management and organizational studies.

My research has maintained three consistent characteristics across my career to date: its collaborative genesis, its openness to the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinarity, and its concern with approaching its objects of study using the insights and methods of history. Please follow the link to explore and download my publications. (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrea-Bernardi-3)


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

I am associate editor for the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy. I am member of the following learned societies: EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies, since 2009), MIRS (Manchester Industrial Relations Society, since 2012), EAEPE (European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, since 2008), CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Academic Member, since 2012), ABH (Association of Business Historians, since 2012). In 2018 I was elected member of the EAEPE Council.

I am associate editor for the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy. I serve as peer reviewer in the following journals: Academy of Management Review; Organization Studies; Organization; Human Relations; Socio-Economic Review; Business History; Asia Pacific Business Review; Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management; International Journal of Co-operative Management; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; MRC, UK Medical Research Council; British Journal of Industrial Relations; Land Use Policy; Journal of Evolutionary Economics; Journal of Economic Surveys; Forum for Social Economics.


I am a convener of the EAEPE's permanent track on ‘Critical Management Studies' and in 2016 I chaired their 28th annual conference with 300 papers presented. In 2019 in Oxford, with Beijing University, I convened the conference ‘Healthcare in China, a medical humanities perspective’. In 2022 I am convening a sub-theme (Organization Studies and Medical Humanities) at the EGOS conference in Vienna. I will serve in the organising committee of the 2023 edition of EGOS in Milan.