Dr May Bratby

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Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, Research Methodology & UG Business Project Co-ordinator

Worcester Business School

Department of Management and Finance

Contact Details

email: m.bratby@worc.ac.uk

May Bratby’s research and teaching interests cover communication, cross-cultural communication, collaborative working and improving the interface between people and communication technologies. Her research focuses on people, communication and factors that affect people working as members of teams.

May’s teaching and research is underpinned with industry experience gained mainly working as a project manager within the Design and Build industry, a sub-sector of the construction sector. She holds a PhD in management, which investigated Communication Breakdown Behaviour in the UK Construction Sector. She teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate courses including organisational behavior, cross-cultural management, research practice and methodology.

May has developed during her PhD studies an in-depth knowledge of research methodology, qualitative methods and CAQDAS, which she continues to develop.

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaching areas:

  • Organisational Behavior
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Research Methodology

 

Research areas:

  • Communication in the construction sector
  • Improving the interface between people and communication technologies
  • Integrative working and collaboration
  • Cross-cultural communication

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the British Academy of Management (BAM)

BAM Organisational Behavior SIG

BAM Research Methodology SIG

Publications

  • 2019, Conference full Paper (BAM 2019 conference).Title: Understanding communication breakdown behaviour among alliance parties working on construction projects. Proceedings of the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference. Status: Accepted.
  • 2016, Conference developmental paper. Title: An initial framework for Communication Breakdown behavior for the UK Construction Projects and its causes using a Grounded Theory Approach. Proceedings of the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference. ISBN: 978-0-9549608-9-6© 2014 BAM | http://www.bam.ac.uk
  • 2016, Delivered a conference workshop at the British Academy of Management in Newcastle, Methodology track.  Title: Using NVivo Software as an Instrument for Data Management and Analysis within a Grounded Theory Methodology (a 90 minutes workshop for 25 delegates). ISBN: 978-0-9549608-9-6© 2014 BAM | http://www.bam.ac.uk
  • 2014, Conference developmental paper: Project Teams Communication within the UK Construction Sector. Proceedings of the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference. ISBN: 978-0-9549608-7-2 © 2014 BAM | http://www.bam.ac.uk
  • 2013, Journal article publication: The Impact of Effective Communication on Employee Turnover Intension at First Bank of Nigeria. Economic Insights-Trends & Challenges, 65(4), 13-21.
  • 2012, Conversational Paper: Communication Competencies for Project Teams Communication. BAM 2012 conference symposium. Unpublished conference paper.