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Dr Giovanni Oscar Serafini

Lecturer in International Business and Management, Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group, Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK

Academic Position

Visiting Lecturer

Academic Qualifications
PhD in Management
The University of Sheffield, U.K.
 
Executive MBA
The University of Sheffield, U.K. 
 
Human Resources Management Certificate
Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, U.S.A.
 
BA in Hospitality Management / Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel Management
Bournemouth University, U.K. / IHTTI School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
 
Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management 
IHTTI School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
Office
Email gioserafini@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Skype GO Serafini
Linkedin http://gr.linkedin.com/in/goserafini


Dr Giovanni Oscar Serafini is a Lecturer in International Business & Management and member of the Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group at the University of Essex - Essex Business School (UK). Prior to this position, he was Lecturer in HRM and Hospitality Management at The University of Sheffield International Faculty, City College (Greece). Moreover, he has a noteworthy industrial background as HR professional with a rich experience of HRM application in multinational firms operating in the luxury end of the hospitality industry.

After gathering varied industrial experiences at Disneyland Paris (France) and Munich Park Hilton (Germany) during his earlier studies, Dr Serafini embarked on a Food & Beverage Management training program with Hilton Worldwide in the UK. In 1997 he moved to Greece as Training Manager at Sani Resort and two years later he joined Hyatt Hotels Corporation as Training Manager of Regency Casino and Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki. In 2002 Dr Serafini took over the position of Personnel Manager at the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki and from January 2008 until November 2013 he held the position of Human Resources Manager in the same property. As a Hyatt trainer, he was part of the Human Resources task force teams for the opening of the prestigious Grand Hyatt Dubai (UAE) and Park Hyatt Milano (Italy).

Dr Serafini holds a PhD in Human Resources Management from the University of Sheffield (UK), an Executive MBA from the University of Sheffield (UK), and a BA in Hospitality Management/Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel Management from Bournemouth University (UK) and IHTTI (Switzerland). He also completed the Human Resources Management Certificate of the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. He is member of the Greek People Management Association. He speaks Italian, Greek, English, and French.

Publications

Serafini, G.O. and L.T. Szamosi (2015) Five star hotels of a Multinational Enterprise in countries of the transitional periphery: A case study in human resources management. International Business Review, 24 (6), p. 972-983
 
Serafini, G.O. (2014) Comprehending HRM policies and practices in multinationals within the hospitality sector: Country of origin and country of domicile effects. In: Dautov, R. et al. Infusing research and knowledge in Southeast Europe. Proceedings of the 9th Annual SEERC Doctoral Student Conference. Thessaloniki, South-East European Research Centre, p. 59-91.
 
Serafini, G.O. (2013) Comprehending HRM policies and practices in multinationals within the hospitality sector: Country of origin and country of domicile effects. In: Gonidis, F. et al. Infusing research and knowledge in Southeast Europe. Proceedings of the 8th Annual SEERC Doctoral Student Conference. Thessaloniki, South-East European Research Centre, p. 145-171.
 
Serafini, G.O. (2012) Determinants of the HRM policies and practices in hotel MNEs: The view from the HR department. In: Bratanis, K. et al. Infusing research and knowledge in Southeast Europe. Proceedings of the 7th Annual SEERC Doctoral Student Conference. Thessaloniki, South-East European Research Centre, p. 279-303.
 
Serafini, G.O. (2011) Determinants of the HRM policies and practices in hotel MNEs: The view from the HR department. In: Dranidis, D. et al. Infusing research and knowledge in Southeast Europe. Proceedings of the 6th Annual SEERC Doctoral Student Conference. Thessaloniki, South-East European Research Centre, p. 166-191.
 
Serafini, G.O. (2010) What does determine the HRM applied by MNEs in the luxury hospitality industry? The case of emerging, semi-mature and mature markets. In: Psychogios, A. et al. Infusing research and knowledge in Southeast Europe. Proceedings of the 5th Annual SEERC Doctoral Student Conference. Thessaloniki, South-East European Research Centre, p. 241-259.
 
Serafini, G.O. (2009) Assessing HRM policies and practices in different national contexts within the international hospitality industry: A survey of HR managers of a global luxury hotel chain. In: Eleftherakis, G. et al. Infusing research and knowledge in Southeast Europe. Proceedings of the 4th Annual SEERC Doctoral Student Conference. Thessaloniki, South-East European Research Centre, p. 262-284.

 

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