European Work and Employment Research Centre


Seminar series

EWERC SEMINAR SERIES 2016: First Semester Programme

The European Work and Employment Research Centre (EWERC) seminar series focuses on contemporary issues of working conditions, labour markets, and employment relations.

For further details about any EWERC seminars please contact Mat Johnson at






Seminar archive







Professor Peter Boxall

University of Auckland

High-performance work systems and employee well-being

Room F17, MBS East building


Professor Marian Baird

University of Sydney

Varieties of the Worker-Mother and the Challenges for Policy

Room F17, MBS East building


Professor Jo Swaffield

University of York

Low wages, minimum wages or a Living Wage: Is there a case for paying above the market rate?

Room F17, MBS East building


Professor Alex de Ruyter

Glasgow Caledonian University

Working conditions of urban vendors and garment workers in Indonesia: lessons for labour market and social policy

Room F20, MBS East building


Dr. Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick and Prof. Richard Hyman

London School of Economics/Birkbeck, University of London 

Trade Unions in Western Europe. Hard Times, Hard Choices

Room B7, MBS East building


Dr. Kenneth Dubin

Anglia Ruskin University

Using and Abusing the Law: The Neo-liberal Project in Southern Europe

Room F17, MBS East building


Dr Marti Lopez Andreu

University of Manchester

Employment transitions and labour market trajectories in times of recession and austerity: the cases of Spain and the UK

Room F17, MBS East building

Date/ Time




17th October- 3.30 to 5pm

Dr. María González
University of Oviedo, Spain

Multinationals and regional business systems – evidence from Spain

Room F17, MBS East building

6th February- 3.30 to 5pm

Professor Paul Stewart
Strathclyde University

Lean production and the new workplace politics of subordination for our times

Room F17, MBS East building

6th March- 3.30 to 5pm

Dr. Tony Dobbins
Bangor University

'Make do and mend' after mass redundancy in North Wales: critiquing human capital theory orthodoxy

Room F17, MBS East building

17th April- 3.30 to 5pm

Professor Sue Yeandle
University of Leeds

Combining Paid Work and Family Care: policies and experiences in international perspective

Room F17, MBS East building





19Sept 2011 - 3pm

Dr. Keith  Townsend, Griffith Business School

Human Resource Management in Australian Hospitals: Different Data, Different Stories?

F17, MBS East

2nd Feb 2012 - 3.30 - 5pm

Dr Maria Karamessini
See lecture slides here

Structural crisis and gendered labour market effects in greece: Rethinking the link between gender equality and social progress

F17, MBS East 

9th Feb 2012 - 3.30 - 5pm

Dr Hsing-Fen Lee

The labour market of science and engineering PhDs

F17, MBS East

14th March 2012 - 12 - 1.30pm

Dr Shereen Hussein
See lecture slides here

Employment in social care at a time of austerity: Needs, opportunities, fairness and risks

F17, MBS East

16th March 2012 - 10am-5pm


ESRC Seminar series: Young workers and Trade Unions

10.04 & 10.05, Harold Hankins

19th April 2012 - 3.30-5pm

Dr Carlos Fernandez
See lecture slides here

From precariousness to massive unemployment: Young workers in Spain

F17, MBS East

25th April 2012 - 3.30 - 5pm

Dr Stefania Marino

Inclusion and democracy in trade unions: comparing migrant and ethnic minority sections in Italy and the Netherlands

F17, MBS East

30th May 2012 - 3.30 - 5pm

Prof Daniel Muzio & Dr Jennifer Tomlinson
See lecture slides here

Structure, agency and career strategies of women and black and minority ethnic individuals in the legal profession

F17, MBS East




20 Oct 2010 - 4pm

Dr. Marco Hauptmeier, Cardiff Business School

Changing Employment Relations in Spain.

1 Nov 2010 - 3pm

Dr. Heejung Cheung, Department of Sociology, Tilburg University

Performance outcomes of working time flexibility arrangements in establishments across Europe: a multi-level approach.

17 Nov 2010 - 4pm

Prof. Tony Edward

Multinational companies in comparative context: Integration, differentiation and the interactions between MNCs and nation states.

8 Dec 2010 - 3pm

Dr. Ryan Lamare, Manchester Business School

Employee Representation, Multinational companies and institutional context: Union recognistion in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom

16 Feb 2011 - 4pm

Dr. Colin Lindsay, York University

Healthy Options? Welfare reform and challenges for health and employability policy in the UK.

4 Apr 2011 - 4pm

Prof. John Budd, Carlson School of Management - University of Minnesota

The Thought of Work.

25 May 2011 - 4pm

Prof. David Metcalf, London School of Economics

British Immigration Policy and Work.

16 June 2011 - 3pm

Chris Wright, TUC and University of Cambridge

Triangular bargaining agreements as a mechanism for regulating work within supply chains.


The European Work and Employment Research Centre was established in 1994 to build upon and develop expertise in comparative and inter-disciplinary research in the area of work and employment.

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    Alliance Manchester Business School
    Booth Street West
    M15 6PB, UK

  • Phone: +44 (0) 161 306 1320