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Professor Paul Edwards FBA

Sociology of work and employment; employment relations in multinational companies; employment in small firms
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About this Fellow

Current research interests: small and ethnic minority businesses and their employment practices; critical realism; labour process analysis. Past interests: employment practices of multinational companies; workplace employment relations; managerial careers. Senior Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research 2004-8. Editor-in-Chief, Human Relations since 2012. Men,her of RAE 2008 and REF 2014 sub-panels for Business and Management.

Website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/staff/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=19735&Name=professor-paul-edwards

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Employment Relations, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Past Appointments

  • Deputy Director, Industrial Relations Research Unit, University of Warwick, 1988 - 1998
  • Director, Industrial Relations Research Unit, University of Warwick, 1998 - 2002
  • Associate Dean, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, 1998 - 2002
  • Associate Dean, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, 2007 - 2010
  • Professor of Industrial Relations, University of Warwick, University of Warwick, 2002 - 2011
  • Part-time Professor of Employment Relations, Birmingham Business School, 2011
  • Professor of Employment Relations, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, 2016

British Academy Appointments

  • Social Sciences Group Chairman, 2008 - 2010

Publications

The social organisation of industrial conflict 1982

Conflict at work 1986

Industrial relations 1995, 2003

The politics of working life 2005

The context-dependent nature of small firms' relations with support agencies International Small Business Journal Vol 28 2010

Human resource management practices in the multinational company Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol 66 2013

Other Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics Fellows

Professor Henri Leridon

The demographic study of human reproduction (fertility, sterility, medically assisted reproduction, contraception, sexual behavior); family (marriage, cohabitation, structures) and population dynamics

Professor David Buckingham

Children, young people, media and education: media use, civic participation, consumerism, youth culture, sexuality, media literacy, media regulation, identity

Professor Melanie Bartley

Research on unemployment, social inequality, gender and other social determinants of health over the life course

Professor Michael Mann

Comparative and historical sociology: the history of power in human societies; fascism and ethnic cleansing

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