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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

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Professor John Scott

Social stratification and power, property ownership and business organisation; theory and its history in sociology, early British sociology; social network analysis, research methodology, the use of documents in social research.

Professor Mike Wright

Entrepreneurial ownership mobility and finance in developed and emerging economies, encompassing management buyout and private equity, academic spin-offs and venture capital, returnee entrepreneurs, family firms, initial public offerings, business angels