Dr. Valentina Paolucci is an Assistant Professor in Management, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. Prior to her role at Maynooth, she served as an Assistant Professor in Employment Relations at UCD from 2017 to 2021. Dr. Paolucci has held visiting positions at KU Leuven in Belgium, under the mentorship of Professor Valeria Pulignano, as well as at FAOS at the University of Copenhagen. Her research has gained recognition and has been published in leading academic journals, including Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, and the European Journal of Industrial Relations. Dr. Paolucci earned her PhD in Comparative Employment Relations from the Warwick Business School in the United Kingdom. Her research interests lie in the area of trade union revitalisation, labour market flexibility, precarious work, and collective bargaining in multinationals.
Dr Paolucci's research interests encompass several areas, including comparative labor market policies, the transformation of work and employment, and Human Resource Management (HRM) practices within multinational organizations. Specifically, her research focuses on the role of a key formal institution in industrial relations – collective bargaining. She investigates how collective bargaining contributes to improving working conditions for employees across various EU countries, in particular, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, and the UK. Dr Paolucci's interests also lie in the area of international human resource management. Her work explores the ways in which contextual factors enable or constrain the autonomy of local HR managers. These contextual factors may include, labour market institutions, the degree of global competition, levels of international integration, characteristics of product markets, growth models, capital structures, and skills composition. Her research sheds light on how these factors influence the decision-making processes of local HR managers and trade unions when it comes to shaping employment policies within and across multinationals.
|2019||Aurora Trif, Valentina Paolucci (2019) 'Employee Relations in Context: Globalization, Uncertainties, and Dynamics of Change' In: International Comparative Employee Relations. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. [Link] [Full-Text]|
|2019||Valentina Paolucci; Aurora Trif (2019) 'From legal support to frontal assault on collective bargaining in Romania: a story of two tales since 2000' In: Collective Bargaining in Europe: Towards an endgame. [Link]|
|2023||Mia Rönnmar, Marcus Kahmann, Andrea Iossa, Jan Czarzasty, Valentina Paolucci (2023) 'Trade Union Participation and Influence in Decentralised Collective Bargaining' In: Pathways in Decentralised Collective Bargaining in Europe. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press. [Link] [DOI]|
|2023||Valentina Paolucci 1 , Jan Czarzasty 2 , Ana Belén Muñoz Ruiz 3 , Nuria Ramos Martín (2023) 'Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining in the Retail Sector' In: Pathways in Decentralised Collective Bargaining in Europe. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press. [Link] [DOI]|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2021||Trif A.; Paolucci V.; Kahancová M.; Koukiadaki A. (2021) 'Power resources and successful trade union actions that address precarity in adverse contexts: The case of Central and Eastern Europe'. Human Relations, . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2020||Valentina Paolucci; Paul Marginson (2020) 'Collective bargaining towards mutual flexibility and security goals in large internationalised companies—why do institutions (still) matter?'. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS JOURNAL, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2020||Valentina Paolucci; Manuela Galetto (2020) 'The collective bargaining of flexicurity: A case for sector‐level analysis? The Italian chemical and metalworking sectors compared'. Human Resource Management Journal, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2017||Valentina Paolucci (2017) 'The role of collective bargaining in addressing flexibility and security'. European Journal of Industrial Relations, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]|
Honors and Awards
Dr Valentina Paolucci has taught in the broad areas of Comparative Employment Relations and Human Resource Management. She coordinates an undergraduate module titled Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (MN317).