Professor Chantal Epié
Professor Chantal Epié is a professor of human resources management. Prior to joining the School of Management and Social Sciences in 2014, Prof. Epié had been a member of the LBS faculty since 1993. She has over 30 years’ experience as a management trainer, teaching management communication, organisational behaviour and personal skills (negotiation, time management, personal effectiveness, speedreading and so on) in LBS programmes. She has written over 50 cases and technical notes for these courses. She is also a visiting professor of business ethics and management at the MDE Business School, formerly known as Institut de Hautes Etudes – Afrique (IHE), Abidjan.
Prof. Epié graduated in Law from the University of Paris, later obtained an MSc in Organisational Behaviour from the University of London, and then a Doctorate in Business Administration from Business School Lausanne. She is also a certified MBTI practitioner.
Her past research was in negotiation, teamwork and work stress. The focus of her current research is work-family integration and the organisational benefits of work-life balance. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Work and Family Integration (IWFI), a non-profit initiative to promote work-family balance in Nigeria, and of the Nigerian Association for Women’s Advancement (NAWA).
Team Building – What every manager should know about team work in Nigeria
LBS Management Series, Criterion Publishers, Lagos, 2004. ISBN 978-36953-3-9
2. Book Chapters
Attoh, U. & Epie, C. (2017) Negotiation: the Role of Cultural Sensitivity. In Radha R. Sharma, Merrill Csuri, Kemi Ogunyemi’s (Eds) Managing for Responsibility: A textbook for An Alternate Paradigm. A PRME Publication. Business Expert Press.
Epie, C. & Ituma, A. (2014). Working Hours and Work-Family Conflict in the Institutional Context of Nigeria. In Z. Mokomane’s (Ed.) Work-Family Interface in Sub-Saharan Africa – Challenges and Responses. International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration and Practice, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-01237-7_4. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
Wallace, I. & Epie, C. (2012). Spirituality and the Dignity of Work as Self-development and Service to Society. New Thoughts about Work: Theoretical and Practical Aspects. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
Epie, C. & Wallace, I. (2012). Work-family conflict and Cultural Values: A Case Study of a Nigerian Dual-Earner Couple. New Thoughts about Work: Theoretical and Practical Aspects. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
Epie C., Mwangi, M. & Masuda, A. (2010), “Work-family conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa”. In Chinchilla, N., Las Heras, M. & Masuda, A. (Eds.) Balancing Work and Family: A Practical Guide to Help Organizations Meet the Global Workforce Challenge. Amherst, MA: HRD Press, pp. 101-117
Epie, C. (2005), “Negotiation, a Problem-Solving Approach to Conflict”. Conflict Resolution Techniques, Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press, pp. 91-105
Epie, C. (2004), “Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills – Understanding the Problem Solving (Win-Win) Approach in Negotiations”. In K. N. Nwosu (Ed.) Legal Practice Skills and Ethics in Nigeria. Lagos: DCONconsulting, pp. 439-466
Epie, C. (2003), “Guide on Effective Team building Skills for Principal Officers of the legislature”. In K. N. Nwosu & Anyim P. Anyim (Eds.) Law and practice of the Legislature in Nigeria. Nayee Pub. Co., pp. 331-353. ISBN 978-35561-5-0 978-35561-5-7
3. Journal Articles
Epie, C. & Bada, F. (2014). Proactive Stress Management at GSK (Nigeria): Promoting Work-Life Balance. Human Resource Management, 6 (1), 73 – 76.
Epie, C. (2014). Improving Talent Retention in an SME in the Nigerian Environment – Reflections on a Case Study. International Journal of Employment Studies Vol. 22 No. 1
Das, S. L. & Epie, C. (2012). Identifying Competencies for Developing Curriculum for MBA and Executive MBA Programs –A Nigerian Experience. Journal of Engineering, Science, and Management Education, 5 (III)..
Facing the Challenge of Work-Family Integration in Lagos. Business & Management Journal, Vol. 1 No. 1, January-March 2011, pp. 89-99
Africa-Specific Factors Influencing the Decision to Adopt Work-Family Policies: Exploring the Field in Nigeria. Ife PsychologIA, Vol. 18(2), 2010, pp. 1-21
Benefits of Family-Responsible Management in Nigeria – A comparison of two breweries
Gender & Behaviour, Vol. 8(1), 2010, pp. 2649-2665
Managing Time-Based Conflict Across Life Domains in Nigeria – A Decision-Making Perspective. Ife PsychologIA, Vol 17 No. 1, 2009, pp. 194-216
HR-Related Benefits of Work-Family Policies. Petroleum Training Journal, Vol. 5 No. 2, July 2008, pp. 61-77
Workforce Flexibility and Effective Human Resource Management. Petroleum Training Journal, Vol. 2 No.1 January 2005, pp. 36-44
Redefining Work And Nonwork – A qualitative study comparing the literature and women’s subjective experience of work and nonwork. Ife PsychologIA, Vol. 12 No. 1, 2004, pp. 40-73
A Framework for Training Evaluation. Petroleum Training Journal, Vol. 1 No. 2 March 2004, pp. 1-13
Nigerian Business Negotiators: Cultural Characteristics. Journal of African Business, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2002, pp. 105-126
Enhancing Managers’ Skills through Conflict Process Review. Ife PsychologIA, Vol. 9 No. 3, special edition 2001, pp. 83-93
Innovative Ways of Working – Breaking Old paradigms. Footprints, Vol. 1 2009, pp. 34-37 (in collaboration with David Gration, Lausanne Business School)
What helps and what hinders team work – Perspectives of Nigerian team members. LBS Management Review, Vol. 7 No. 2, 2002, pp. 138-148
The Training and Development Function and the Power of Getting Things Done. LBS Management Review, Vol. 6 No. 2, July-December 2001 pp. 89-99
Job Satisfaction and Performance: A New Tune to an Old Theme. LBS Management Review, Vol. 5 No. 2, July-December 2000 pp. 104-112
Women speak about Work: A Call for Reform. LBS Management Review, Vol. 5 No. 1, January-June 2000 pp. 12-32
Sources of Managerial Stress in Nigerian Organisations. LBS Management Review, Vol. 4 No. 1, January-June 1999, pp. 49-59
Selection Interviews: Some Research Findings to Improve Professional Practice. LBS Management Review, Vol. 3 No. 2, July-December 1998, pp. 123-134
Employee Behaviour at Work: Matching Performance with Pay?Human Resource Management, Journal of the Institute of Personnel Management, Vol. 9 No. 1, 1997, pp. 24-28
Communication and Management: Building a Model Communication in Organizations.
LBS Management Review, Vol. 1 No. 2, July-December 1996, pp. 101-109
4. Conference Papers
Improving talent retention in an SME in the Nigerian Environment – Reflections on a case study, 19th Biennial Conference of the International Employment Relations Association (IERA), 8th-10th July 2013, Macao.
Work-Family Integration:An Option or a Duty forWorking Parents?, 3rd Global Conference on Living Responsibly: Ethical Issues in Everyday Life, 18th-20th May 2013, Prague (co-authored with Imelda Wallace)
Work-Family Conflict and Cultural Values: A Case Study of a Nigerian Dual-Earner Couple, 2nd Value of Work Conference, 31st October-2nd November 2011, Prague. (co-authored with Imelda Wallace).
Spirituality and the Dignity of Work as Self-Development and Service to Society, 2nd Value of Work Conference, 31st October-2nd November 2011, Prague. (co-authored with Imelda Wallace).
Long Work Hours and Work-Family Conflict in Lagos (Nigeria), 4th Colloquium of the Network of African Family Scholars, April 2011, Nairobi.
Accelerating Growth and Productivity through Team Effectiveness, 1st Annual Conference of the Personnel Practitioners Consultative Association (PPCA), May 2010, Lagos
Employee Work-Life Balance and the Need for Family-Responsible Management.
2010 Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Conference, Lagos, 28th September 2010
Strategies for Work-Family Balance and Preferences for Work-Family Policies in the Lagos Metropolis, 3rd Colloquium of the Network of African Family Scholars, November 2009 in Nairobi.
The Business Case for Family-Responsible Management: Evidence from the Banking Sector in Nigeria , 2nd Colloquium of the Network of African Family Scholars 2007 in Nairobi. World Family Scholars Database, Doha International Institute for Family Studies & Development, http://www.fsd.org.qa/
Making Work-Life Policies Pay Back – A Comparison of Two Organizations, IERA 15th Annual Conference 2007 on Working Lives, Working Choices, co-hosted by the International Employment Relations Association and Christ Church University. Conference Proceedings Volume 1, pp. 179-188. Christ Church University, Canterbury.
Company Performance and Employees’ Family Time – Two Case Studies from Nigeria, IERA 15th Annual Conference 2007 on Working Lives, Working Choices, co-hosted by the International Employment Relations Association and Christ Church University. Conference Proceedings Volume 1, pp. 170-178. Christ Church University, Canterbury.
Family-Responsive Policies in the Nigerian Environment, ACREW Conference 2006 on Socially Responsive, Socially Responsible Approaches to Employment and Work, co-hosted by the Australian Center for Research in Employment and Work and Kings College (London).