Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

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Dr Vijay Pereira

  • Qualifications: B'Com, L.LB, PGDLS, (India); MSc IHRM, PGCert (Social Research Methods), MCMI PhD (UK)
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844815
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  • Department: Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


Prior to joining University of Portsmouth in 2006, I worked for 11 years in various Senior HR positions for the Indian Railways, the world's largest commercial employer. In the UK I have been with HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) for two and a half years. During this period I was also a consultant caterer to niche markets comprising Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Asia, Asia-Pacific and Europe which mostly included Information and Communication Technology (ICT) but also manufacturing organisations. The remit of my consultancy included advising and consulting on outsourcing/off shoring HR functions to offshore partners in Bangalore and Mumbai in India.

Leadership roles

Course manager for the Cayman Islands Masters/PG level course in HRM

Leader in Knowledge Services (Human Capital Development) for Portsmouth Business School

Associate/Area (OB and HRM) Editor for the Journal of Asia Business Studies (JABS)


Teaching Responsibilities

Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities

My administrative roles included being a Level 2 Tutor for BABA and BABS (Business Administration and Business Studies). This involves organising induction activities and general student support issues. It also included Personal Tutoring. I am also responsible for supervising various Undergraduate and Postgraduate dissertation and ISP projects; I also provide support and guidance to a number of students, drawing on my previous industrial experience and subject knowledge. Further, I was involved in the accreditation of AMBA, EPAS and CIPD.

I have taught on the following Undergraduate units:

  • Divisions of Labour
  • Career Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Comparative Human Resource and Employment Relations
  • Cross Cultural Awareness for International Managers
  • Developments and Debates in HRM (Offshoring and its implications on HR)

Apart from the above I am also Unit Co-ordinator for the following units;

  • Organisational Behaviour for Accounting Pathways (ACCA and CIMA)
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour (Accountants)
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for students on the European Business Programme (EBP)
  • Managing Business Relationships

I am also Unit Co-ordinator for the following units on the Postgraduate MSc International Human Resource Management (IHRM) programme and the full and part-time CIPD Postgraduate HRM courses:

  • Strategic and International HRM
  • The HR Practitioner, Researcher and the Global Perspective


My research interests lie in the field of International and Strategic HRM and Cross-Culture. More specifically, I am interested and am researching into HRM and culture and its implications on theory, in emerging market economies, such as India. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods in my research. I collaborate internationally and have collaborators and co-authors in the US, Germany, India and Australia. Overall, my research areas can broadly be described in the following three strands:

1. The implications and the role of HRM and high performance work practices and systems (HPWP/S’s) in emerging globalised/international business (IB) and significant segments in India, such as:

a. Offshore business process outsourcing, including HR offshoring i.e. HRO (Pereira and Anderson, 2012; Pereira and Budhwar, 2014; Pereira and Scott, 2014; Pereira, 2015),

b. Retail (Pereira and Patel, 2014; Pereira and Kalakoti, 2014),

c. Pharmaceuticals (Pereira, Munjal and Nandakumar, 2014).

d. Interest also lie in HRM in large significant Indian organisations/institutions such as the 160 year old Indian Railways (Pereira, 2009; 2011; 2014).

2. The implications and the role of ‘culture’ in organisations operating in India (Pereira and Muniappan, 2014; Pereira and Malik, 2013; 2015).

3. The implications and the role of HRM in emerging market MNCs in the context of: corporate governance (Pereira and Patel, 2014), corporate human rights responsibility (Bachmann and Pereira, 2014). Research interests also lie in how people are managed in un-organised sectors such as the plight of cycle rickshaw pullers in Central India (Pereira and Jain-Khrisagar, 2015).

I am an academic reviewer and on the reviewing panel for the following: 

• Journal(s) - HRM Journal, USA (ABS4*) • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK.  • Journal of World Business (Formerly, Columbia Journal of World Business) (ABS3*) • International journal of HRM (ABS 3*) • Journal of Business Research (ABS3*) • Corporate Governance: An International Review (ABS3*) • International Journal of Emerging Markets (ABS1*)

• Publisher(s)- Routledge; McGraw Hill; Willey; Cambridge (Reviewed several international text books e.g. ‘Managing Business Ethics’ by Trevino and Nelson, 2012; ‘International HRM’ by Briscoe et al, 2012; ‘Human Resource Management- Global Edition’. Noe et al, 2012)

• International Conference(s)- Academy of Management (US); British Academy of Management; Indian Academy of Management; Academy of International Business (Global, UK and Ireland).

I am currently guest editing two special issues in the following journals

1. East is East? Understanding Aspects of Indian Culture (s) within Organisations. A Special Issue of Culture and Organization, Volume 21, issue 5 (2015), Special Issue Co-Editors- Dr Ashish Malik, University of Newcastle, Australia

2. National Business Systems in Asian countries: Impact on human resource management, employment relations practices and organisation behaviour. A Special Issue of Journal of Asia Business Studies, Slated for 2014/15, Special Issue Co-Editors- Prof Fabian Jintae Froese, University of Göttingen, Germany; Dr Ashish Malik, University of Newcastle, Australia 

I am currently also working on two books commissioned by Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan

1. 'Human Capital Management in the Indian IT/BPO industry', Palgrave Macmillan, Co-Editors- Dr Ashish Malik, University of Newcastle, Australia.

2. ‘India: A Culture in Transition’, Routledge (Taylor and Francis), Co-Editors- Dr Ashish Malik, University of Newcastle, Australia.


Research profile

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