European Work and Employment Research Centre

Our publications - by research theme

The Centre contributes to many nationally and internationally-recognised publications across a broad range of related disciplines.

Books & book chapters

  • Anxo, D., Bosch, G. and J. Rubery (eds.) (2010) The Welfare State and Life Transitions Edward Elgar.
  • Anxo, D., Bosch, G. and J. Rubery (2010) ‘Shaping the lifecourse: a European perspective’, in D. Anxo, G. Bosch and J. Rubery (eds.).
  • Rubery, J. (2010) ‘The UK welfare state: more than residual but still insufficient’, in D. Anxo, G. Bosch and J. Rubery (eds.).

Journal articles

  • Gash, V. (2009) ‘Sacrificing their Careers for their Families? An Analysis of the Penalty to Motherhood in Europe’, Social Indicators Research – Special Issue, 93 (3): 569-586.
  • Hebson, G. (2009) ‘Renewing class analysis in studies of the workplace: a comparison of working-class and middle-class women's aspirations and identities’, Sociology 43 (1): 27-44.
  • Hebson, G. and Cox, A. (2010) ‘The gendered implications of corporate value change,’ Gender, Work and Organization, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0432/earlyview.
  • Rubery, J. and Urwin P.(2011) ‘Bringing the employer back in: why social care needs a standard employment relationship’, Human Resource Management Journal (published online August 2010)

Research reports

  • 2009   Smith, M, Plantenga, J., Bettio, F., Fagan, C. and C. Remery ‘Analysis Note: A Gender Equality Index for the European Union’ Report for the EU Expert Group on Gender and Employment [EGGE] to the European Commission’s Directorate of Employment and Social Affairs (DGV) – Equal Opportunities Unit (G1), March, 30 pp; available to download at http://ec.europa.eu/social/keyDocuments.jsp?langId=en
  • 2010     Fagan, C. ‘Analysis Note: Men and Gender Equality – tackling gender segregated family roles and social care jobs’ Report for the EU Expert Group on Gender and Employment [EGGE] to the European Commission’s Directorate of Employment and Social Affairs (DGV) – Equal Opportunities Unit (G1), April, 40 pp; available to download at: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=748&langId=en&furtherPubs=yes
  • 2009   Fagan, C ‘Flexible working time arrangements in the UK’ Report for the EU Expert Group on Gender and Employment [EGGE] to the European Commission’s Directorate of Employment and Social Affairs (DGV) – Equal Opportunities Unit (G1), Brussels, March, 26 pp.
  • 2009   Fagan, C ‘Gender and fiscal systems in the UK’ Report for the EU Expert Group on Gender and Employment [EGGE] to the European Commission’s Directorate of Employment and Social Affairs (DGV) – Equal Opportunities Unit (G1), Brussels, March, 30 pp.
  • 2009   Fagan, C. ‘National Expert Assessment of the Gender Perspective in The National Reform Programme for Employment’ Report for the EU Expert Group on Gender, Social Inclusion and Employment to the EC Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 ‘Equality between women and men’, European Commission, Brussels. October
  • 2010   Fagan, C. ‘Eldercare in the UK – provision and providers‘ Report for the EU Expert Group on Gender, Social Inclusion and Employment to the EC Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 ‘Equality between women and men’, European Commission, Brussels. March
  • 2010   Fagan, C. ‘Lifelong learning and new skills in the UK – a gender perspective‘ Report for the EU Expert Group on Gender, Social Inclusion and Employment to the EC Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 ‘Equality between women and men’, European Commission, Brussels. June

Books & book chapters

  • Marchington, M., Waddington, J. and Timming, A. (2010), ‘Employment relations in Britain’, in Bamber, G., Lansbury, R. and Wailes, N. (eds) (2010), International and Comparative Employment Relations, Sydney, Allen and Unwin.
  • Martinez Lucio, M. (2010) ‘Labour Process and Marxist Perspectives on Employee Representation," in Adrian Wilkinson, Paul J. Gollan, Mick Marchington, and David Lewin (eds.)The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations, Oxford: Ocford University Press.
  • Martinez Lucio, M. and Stuart, M. (2009) ‘Organising and Union Modernisation’,in Gregor Gall (ed.) Union Revitalisation in Advaned Economies, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Martinez Lucio, M. and Perrett, R. (2009) ‘Strategies in Search of Structures: the Real World of Community Unionism in Relation to Black and Minority Ethnic Workers’, in Jo McBride and Ian Greenwood (eds.) Community Unionism. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Martinez Lucio, M. and Hamann, K. (2009) ‘Trade unions and the politics of renewal in Spain in historical context: making and enacting regulation’, in Craig Phelan (ed.) Trade Unionism since 1945, Bern: Peter Lang.
  • McBride, A. and Waddington, J. (2009) ‘The Representation of Women and the Trade Union Merger Process’ in P. Baker, J. Foley, L. Briskin (eds.) Equity: The Path to Union Renewal, Vancouver: UBC Press.

Journal articles

  • Cox, A., Marchington, M. and Suter, J. (2009) ‘Employee involvement and participation: developing the concept of institutional embeddedness using WERS 2004’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20 (10): 2150-68.
  • Grimshaw, D. (2010) ‘Can more inclusive wage-setting institutions improve low wage work? Pay trends in the United Kingdom’s public-sector hospitals’, International Labour Review, 148 (4): 439-459.
  • Martinez Lucio, M. and Perrett, R. (2009) ‘The diversity and politics of trade union responses to minority ethnic and migrant workers: the context of the UK’, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 30: 324-347.
  • Martinez Lucio, M. and Perrett, R. (2009) ‘Meanings and dilemmas in community unionism: trade union community initiatives and black and minority ethnic groups in the UK’, Work Employment Society, 23: 693-710.
  • Perrett, R. and Martinez Lucio, M. (2009) ‘Trade unions and relations with Black and Minority Ethnic community groups in the UK: The development of new alliances?’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35 (8): 1295-1314.
  • Ward, K., C. Fagan, L. McDowell, D. Perrons, K. Ray (2010) ‘Class transformation and work-life balance in urban Britain: the case of Manchester’ Urban Studies

Research reports

  • Grimshaw, D. (2010) ‘What do we know about low wage work and low wage workers? Analysing the definitions, patterns, causes and consequences in international perspective’ Report for the ILO. (August).

Books & book chapters

  • G. Bosch, S. Lehndorff and J. Rubery eds. (2009) European Employment Models in Flux: A Comparison of Institutional Change in Nine European Countries Basingstoke: Palgrave   
  • Grimshaw, D. and Rubery, J. (forthcoming) ‘Multinational companies and the host country environment’, in A.-W. Harzing and A. Pinnington (eds.) International Human Resource Management, 3rd edition, Sage.
  • Rubery, J., Grimshaw, D., Donnelly, R. and Urwin, P. (2009) ‘Revisiting the UK model: from basket case to success story and back again?’, in G. Bosch, S. Lehndorff and J. Rubery (eds.) European Employment Models in Flux: a Comparison of Institutional Change in Nine European Countries, Palgrave.
  • Méhaut, P., Berg, P., Grimshaw, D. and Jaehrling, K. (2010) ‘Cleaning and nursing in hospitals: institutional variety and the reshaping of low wage jobs’, in J. Gautié and J. Schmitt (eds.) Low-Wage Work in the Wealthy World, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Rubery, J. (2010) Institutionalizing the employment relationship in G. Morgan et al. ed. The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis OUP
  • Rubery, J. Simonazzi, A. and Ward, K. (2010) ‘Exploring international migration and outsourcing through an institutional lens’, in Globalisation, labour markets and international adjustment - Essays in honour of Palle S Andersen, BIS Papers No 50 Bank for International Settlements Basle

Journal articles

  • Berrebi-Hoffmann, I., Grimshaw, D., Lallement, M. and Miozzo, M. (2010) ‘Employment challenges facing the knowledge economy in Europe: The case of IT services’, Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 4 (1): 84-103.
  • Grimshaw, D. and Lehndorff, S. (2010) ‘Anchors for job quality: Sectoral systems of employment in the European context’, Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 4 (1): 24-40.
  • Grimshaw, D. and Miozzo, M. (2009) ‘New human resource management practices in knowledge-intensive service firms: the case of outsourcing and staff transfer’, Human Relations, 62 (10): 1521-1550.
  • Oscar Rodriguez Ruiz and Miguel Martinez Lucio. "The study of HRM in Spain: the Americanization of Spanish research and the politics of denial?" International Journal of Human Resource Management 21 (2010): 18.

Research reports

Grimshaw, D. and Rubery, J. (2010) ‘Minimum wage systems and changing industrial relations in Europe: Comparative report’, Report prepared for the EC project ‘Minimum Wage Systems and Changing Industrial Relations in Europe’, available at the minimum wage project page.

Books & book chapters

  • Grimshaw, D. and Rubery, J. (2010) ‘Pay and working time: Shifting contours of the employment relationship’, in T. Colling and M. Terry (eds.) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Marchington, M., Hadjivassiliou, K., Cox, A. and Martin, R. (2011) ‘Employment relations across organisational boundaries’, in Townsend, K. and Wilkinson, A. (eds), The Future of Employment Relations. London, Palgrave.
  • Marchington, M. and Timming, A. (2010) ‘Participation across organisational boundaries’, in Wilkinson et al. (eds.).
  • Wilkinson, A,. Gollan, P., Marchington, M. and Lewin, D. (eds) (2010) The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organisations, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Journal articles

  • Marchington, M., Rubery, J. and Grimshaw, D. (2011) ‘Alignment, integration and consistency in HRM across multi-employer networks’, Human Resource Management, 50 (in press)
  • Grimshaw, D., Rubery, J. and Marchington, M. (2010) ‘Managing people across hospital networks in the UK: Multiple employers and the shaping of HRM’, Human Resource Management Journal, 20 (4): 407-423.
  • Grimshaw, D. and Miozzo, M. (2009) ‘New human resource management practices in knowledge-intensive service firms: the case of outsourcing and staff transfer’, Human Relations, 62 (10): 1521-1550.
  • Rubery, J., Marchington, M., Grimshaw, D. (2009) ‘Working under different rules: the complexities of working across organizational boundaries’, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2 (3): 413-427.

Research reports

  • Rubery, J., Grimshaw, D. and M. Marchington (2010) ‘Blurring boundaries and disordering hierarchies: challenges for employment and skills in networked organisations’, PRAXIS paper No. 6 (June), UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

About EWERC

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.

Contact us

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    Booth Street East
    Manchester
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  • Phone: +44 (0) 161 306 1320

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