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The Interuniversity research centre on globalization and work hosts several guest researchers each year. The length of stay varies from a few days to up to one year, and the reasons for visits also vary, from writing, to teaching, to fieldwork. Stays of very short duration (two days or less) are too numerous to be included in this section.
 
           
    2012      
           
    7 May - 30 June 2012

Georgina Murray
Griffith University, Australia
David Peetz
Griffith University, Australia / CRIMT

Georgina Murray is a professor of political economy in the Department of Arts, Media and Culture at Griffith University, Australia. Her principle research interests include the history of Marxism, the sociology of law, feminist theories, varieties of capitalism and globalization. She studied and taught sociology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) before moving to Australia in 1990. She is the author of a number of books and articles¸including Capitalist Networks and Social Power in Australia and New Zealand (2006, Ashgate Press) and Women of the Coal Rushes (2010, UNSW Press), with David Peetz.

David Peetz is a professor of industrial relations at Griffith University and a CRIMT co-researcher. His research interests include union membership, recruitment strategies, remuneration policies, individual contracts, working hours and work intensification. He is the author of Unions in a Contrary World (1999, Cambridge University Press), of Brave New Workplace (2006, Allen&Unwin) and of Women of the Coal Rushes (2010, UNSW Press), with Georgina Murray. David writes poetry and satirical songs and sings with the Brisbane Reconciliation Songlines  Choir and also his own group, Absolutely Scandalous. He regularly comments on news in the media. David was President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ).

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of David’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 2 and 4).

  Georgina

Peetz
 
   
 
           
    9-16 May 2012

Philippe Pochet
European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Belgium

Philippe Pochet is General Director of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and visiting lecturer at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL).

Prior to becoming Director of the ETUI in 2008, he was Director of the Observatoire social européen (OSE) for 16 years. During this time, other temporary positions included adjunct professor and visiting scholar at the Griffith University (Brisbane), associate researcher at the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), Montréal University, visiting scholar at the Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung (Cologne), EU Fulbright-in-Residence scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and visiting scholar at Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge (USA).

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Phil’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under theme 5).

  Pochet  
   
 
           
    5-12 May 2012

Peter Fairbrother
RMIT University, Australia / CRIMT

Peter Fairbrother is a professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Director of the Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work and a CRIMT co-researcher.

Professor Fairbrother has extensive research and work experience with trade unions. His recent work has focused on union renewal, the restructuring of public services and traditional industrial sectors, and the social, economic and industrial transformations required as economies transition towards being low carbon. He has published eight books and numerous articles. He worked for some time in Great Britain (the Universities of Cardiff and Warwick) and with various organizations in Europe, before returning to Australia (RMIT) where he is interested, together with the Australian unions, in the question of sustainable development. He has recently published an article with Darryn Snell on the topic of unions as environmental actors (special issues of Transfer and Revue de l’IRES on the future of collective representation, both produced by CRIMT), as well as on the commitment and initiatives of unions in tackling climate change (Toward a Theory of Union Environmental Politics: Unions and Climate Action in Australia, Labor Studies Journal, 2011 Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 83-103).

  Fairbrother  
   
 
           
    13-20 April 2012

Phil Almond
De Montfort University, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Phil Almond is a professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at De Montfort University and a CRIMT co-researcher.

His work focuses mainly on human resource management in multinational companies. In this regard, please note the publication of a recent book with Anthony Ferner (Eds.), American Multinationals in Europe. Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders, (2006, Oxford University Press). His other research interests include comparative industrial relations and debates around varieties of capitalism.  

Since spring 2010, Phil has been leading a project on multinational companies, sub-national governance and human resources (a research initiative that echoes the project 5.3.3 of the CRIMT scientific program). This project explores the relationships between sub-national economic governance actors (including government actors, development agencies, research and training institutions, trade unions and employers’ organizations) and multinational companies operating in their area, as well as the effects of these relationships on labour markets and economic systems at local and regional levels.

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Phil’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 1 and 5).

  Almond  
   
 
           
    8-15 April 2012

Christian Thuderoz
INSA-Lyon, France / CRIMT

Christian Thuderoz is a professor of sociology at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon and a CRIMT co-researcher.

His research focuses on two main themes: the company as an institution, and negotiation as a process of decision-making and a moral and interdependent art. A long-time collaborator with CRIMT and Quebec researchers, he has published numerous articles and books : Sociologie de la négociation, 2e édition with Reynald Bourque (2011, Éditions la Découverte), Qu’est-ce que négocier ? Sociologie du compromis et de l’action réciproque (2010, Presses Universitaire de Rennes), Sociologie des entreprises, 3e édition (2010, Éditions la Découverte), as well as Le répertoire de l'opposition au travail, Revue française de sociologie, 2010, 51 (3), pp. 427-460 et The Repertoire of Employee Opposition, in P. Thompson, C. Smith (Eds.), Working Life: Renewing Labour Process Analysis, 2010, Palgrave Macmillan : Basingstoke, pp. 136-158, both co-authored with Jacques Bélanger, professor at Université Laval and co-director of CRIMT
.

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Christian’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 3 and 5).

  Thuderoz  
         
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Inmaculada Baviera Puig
University of Navarra, Spain

Inmaculada Baviera Puig is Assistant Professor of Labour Law at the School of Law of the University of Navarra (Spain). She also teaches at the School of Business of this University. She obtained her Ph. D in September 2005 .

Inmaculada is working on projects related to employment relations and fundamental rights in private and public Spanish companies. She has recently copublished a book about dismissals and termination of employment contracts in Spanish case law, and another one about special labour contracts. She has also studied the implications of internships in the Spanish legal framework and case law. She presented a paper on this theme at our recent international conference on multinationals, global value chains and social regulation.

  Inmaculada  
   
 
           
    23-30 October 2011

Peter Fairbrother
RMIT University, Australia / CRIMT

Peter Fairbrother is a professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Director of the Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work and a CRIMT co-researcher.

Professor Fairbrother has extensive research and work experience with trade unions. His recent work has focused on union renewal, the restructuring of public services and traditional industrial sectors, and the social, economic and industrial transformations required as economies transition towards being low carbon. He has published eight books and numerous articles. He worked for some time in Great Britain (the Universities of Cardiff and Warwick) and with various organizations in Europe, before returning to Australia (RMIT) where he is interested, together with the Australian unions, in the question of sustainable development. He has recently published an article with Darryn Snell on the topic of unions as environmental actors (special issues of Transfer and Revue de l’IRES on the future of collective representation, both produced by CRIMT), as well as on the commitment and initiatives of unions in tackling climate change (Toward a Theory of Union Environmental Politics: Unions and Climate Action in Australia, Labor Studies Journal, 2011 Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 83-103).

  Fairbrother  
   
 
           
    5-15 October 2011

Christian Dufour
CRIMT, France
Adelheid Hege
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT


Adelheid Hege is a researcher at the Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) and Christian Dufour, retired from IRES, is a CRIMT Research Associate. Adelheid coordinated the Chronique internationale de l’IRES until the beginning of 2010 and Christian, the Revue de l'IRES until the end of 2010. Both are involved in developing the collective representation theme within the CRIMT research program.    

Adelheid and Christian are co-authors of numerous reports, articles and books. Their work focuses on the comparative evolution of conditions of employee representation, trade union transformation (particularly considering the roles of women), the negotiation for the reduction in working time, bargaining in small firms, the impact of the casualization of working conditions, the relationships between company representatives and unions, and relationships between representatives and those they represent. Their book L’Europe syndicale au quotidien, la représentation des salariés dans les entreprises en Allemagne, France, Grande-Bretagne et Italie (Peter Lang, 2002) is an indispensible book on union representation in Europe.

  Dufour

Hege
 
   
 
           
    July - August 2011

Luis L.M. Aguiar
University of British Columbia, Canada

Luis L.M. Aguiar is associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

Professor Aguiar’s work focuses on building cleaners and the organizing attempts to unionize them internationally. While at the CRIMT, he continued to research and write on his current SSHRC funded study of the SEIU’s set up of a global division to partner with unions elsewhere to organize workers, including building cleaners. The idea of ‘partnership’ between the SEIU and other unions, as well as the SEIU Justice for Janitors model to organizing cleaners beyond the US, are especially interesting to him. Luis Aguiar has published several articles on cleaners and has a co-edited book called: The Dirty Work of Neoliberalism: Cleaners in the Global Economy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006). A book proposal on the contemporary SEIU is with Temple University Press.

  Aguiar  
   
 
           
    30 May - 13 August 2011

Inmaculada Baviera Puig
University of Navarra, Spain

Inmaculada Baviera Puig is Assistant Professor of Labour Law at the School of Law of the University of Navarra (Spain). She also teaches at the School of Business of this University. She obtained her Ph. D in September 2005 .

Inmaculada is working on projects related to employment relations and fundamental rights in private and public Spanish companies. She has recently copublished a book about dismissals and termination of employment contracts in Spanish case law, and another one about special labour contracts. She has also studied the implications of internships in the Spanish legal framework and case law. She presented a paper on this theme at our recent international conference on multinationals, global value chains and social regulation.

  Inmaculada  
   
 
           
    29 May - 10 June 2011

Peter Fairbrother
RMIT University, Australia / CRIMT

Peter Fairbrother is a professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Director of the Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work and a CRIMT co-researcher.

Professor Fairbrother has extensive research and work experience with trade unions. His recent work has focused on union renewal, the restructuring of public services and traditional industrial sectors, and the social, economic and industrial transformations required as economies transition towards being low carbon. He has published eight books and numerous articles. He worked for some time in Great Britain (the Universities of Cardiff and Warwick) and with various organizations in Europe, before returning to Australia (RMIT) where he is interested, together with the Australian unions, in the question of sustainable development. He has recently published an article with Darryn Snell on the topic of unions as environmental actors (special issues of Transfer and Revue de l’IRES on the future of collective representation, both produced by CRIMT), as well as on the commitment and initiatives of unions in tackling climate change (Toward a Theory of Union Environmental Politics: Unions and Climate Action in Australia, Labor Studies Journal, 2011 Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 83-103).

  Fairbrother  
   
 
           
    April - June 2011

Marta Otto
European University Institute, Italy

Marta Otto is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Lodz. Since 2009, she has been a doctoral student in the Faculty of Law at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), under the supervision of Marie-Ange Moreau, a CRIMT co-researcher.

Her research interests include European law (especially labour law and fundamental rights), comparative labour law, human rights, and the theory and philosophy of law. Her thesis project is entitled: Models for protecting the right to privacy of employees: in search of a contemporary paradigm of privacy in the workplace. Marta held grants from both the International Society of Labour and Social Security (2008) and COMPTRASEC (Centre for Comparative Labour and Social Security Law, 2009), before being awarded one of CRIMT's international exchange grants in the Fall of 2010, see automne 2010. Included in her recent publications are: The Prohibition of Discrimination on the Grounds of Age in Employment, PiZS (Praca I Zabezpieczenie Społeczne), 6/2010 (Polish Scientific Magazine On Labour Law and Social Security) and The Impact of the Legal Definition of Disability on the Scope of Protection Against Discrimination in Employment under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Prawo i Medycyna Nr 3/2009 (Polish Scientific Magazine on Law & Medicine).

  Otto

 
   
 
           
    10-17 April 2011

Peter Fairbrother
RMIT University, Australia / CRIMT

Peter Fairbrother is a professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Director of the Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work and a CRIMT co-researcher.

Professor Fairbrother has extensive research and work experience with trade unions. His recent work has focused on union renewal, the restructuring of public services and traditional industrial sectors, and the social, economic and industrial transformations required as economies transition towards being low carbon. He has published eight books and numerous articles. He worked for some time in Great Britain (the Universities of Cardiff and Warwick) and with various organizations in Europe, before returning to Australia (RMIT) where he is interested, together with the Australian unions, in the question of sustainable development. He has recently published an article with Darryn Snell on the topic of unions as environmental actors (special issues of Transfer and Revue de l’IRES on the future of collective representation, both produced by CRIMT), as well as on the commitment and initiatives of unions in tackling climate change (Toward a Theory of Union Environmental Politics: Unions and Climate Action in Australia, Labor Studies Journal, 2011 Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 83-103).

Deliverables

Regular Seminar
Media Library

  Fairbrother  
   
 
           
    25 March 2011 - 20 March 2012

Yasuo Ishii
Dokkyo University, Japan

Yasuo Ishii is a full professor at the Faculty of Law at Dokkyo University in Japan.

A graduate of Hitotsubashi University, Yasuo Ishii’s work focuses on several of aspects of labour law. In Japan, he is recognized as a specialist in labour law in francophone countries and, as such, conducts comparative labour law research with a particular focus on Quebec and France. He has also translated several legal articles and papers from French to Japanese. His research interests lie in legal developments relating to systemic discrimination and equality at work and, in particular, the laws relating to pay equity and equal opportunity, and the right to strike in France and Quebec. He has published on the individual’s right to strike, the occupation of workplaces, anti-strikebreaking law, civil suits in cases of labour dispute and the resolution of conflicts and disputes. He has also published in the areas of psychological harassment and work morale; trends in performance evaluation and the law which frames it; the history of labour law, particularly in post-war Japan; the laws on dismissal, the interface between civil law and labour law, freedom of association and collective agreements.

  Ishii

 
   
 
           
    25 March - 9 April 2011

Shae McCrystal
University of Sydney, Australia

Shae McCrystal is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney and Secretary of the Australian Labour Law Association.

Shae McCrystal’s varied interests are focused on the legal framework of the strike and collective bargaining in Australia. We recommend reading the book The Right to Strike in Australia that she has published with Federation Press (2010). In addition to her work on strikes and collective bargaining, Shae McCrystal has also published a series of articles on independent contractors and their use of competition laws for collective bargaining. We note here as an example, ‘Collective Bargaining by Independent Contractors: Challenges from Labour Law’ Collective Bargaining by Independent Contractors: Challenges from Labour Law, (2007), 20, Australian Journal of Labour Law, 1.

Deliverables


Regular Seminar

  McCrystal  
   
 
           
    7-18 March 2011

Christian Dufour
CRIMT, France
Adelheid Hege
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT


Adelheid Hege is a researcher at the Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) and Christian Dufour, retired from IRES, is a CRIMT Research Associate. Adelheid coordinated the Chronique internationale de l’IRES until the beginning of 2010 and Christian, the Revue de l'IRES until the end of 2010. Both are involved in developing the collective representation theme within the CRIMT research program.    

Adelheid and Christian are co-authors of numerous reports, articles and books. Their work focuses on the comparative evolution of conditions of employee representation, trade union transformation (particularly considering the roles of women), the negotiation for the reduction in working time, bargaining in small firms, the impact of the casualization of working conditions, the relationships between company representatives and unions, and relationships between representatives and those they represent. Their book L’Europe syndicale au quotidien, la représentation des salariés dans les entreprises en Allemagne, France, Grande-Bretagne et Italie (Peter Lang, 2002) is an indispensible book on union representation in Europe.

Deliverables


Regular Seminar
Media Library

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Adelheid and Christian’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under theme 4).

  Dufour

Hege
 
         
    2010      
           
    7-9 November 2010

Ron McCallum
University of Sydney, Australia / CRIMT

Ron McCallum is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney and a CRIMT co-researcher. He is also the President of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a post to which he was first elected in November 2008. First rapporteur to the United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities (March 2009), he was subsequently appointed President of the Committee in October 2009. A sign of the immense support that he has generated in the performance of these functions, his mandate has recently been renewed for four years.

Ron McCallum was the first professor to be appointed to the Blake Dawson Waldron Chair in Industrial Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, where he still teaches procedural labour law. He is also the first totally blind person to have been appointed to a full professorship in an Australian or a New Zealand University. Furthermore, he completed a five year term (2002-2007) as the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, again as the first totally blind holder of that office. Ron McCallum has taught law at Osgoode Hall at York University (Ontario, Canada), as well as at Duke University (North Carolina, USA). In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and in 2011 he was named Australian of the Year.

His research focuses on human rights, particularly for people with disabilities, employment and labour law and industrial citizenship. His recent publications include, McCallum's Top Workplace Relations Cases: Labour Law and the Employment Relationship as Defined by Case Law (2008, CCH: Sydney), La citoyenneté au travail, in Michel Coutu and Gregor Murray (Eds.), Travail et citoyenneté: Quel Avenir ? (2010, PUL: Québec), Ron McCallum, In Search of Origins: Blindness in History and Law, 2010, 33 (2), Australian Bar Review, pp.146-159 and Jamieson, S., Reeve, B., Schofield, T. and McCallum, R., OHS Prosecutions: Do They Deter Other Companies From Offending?, 2010, 26 (3), Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, pp. 213-231.

Deliverables


Regular Seminars 1, 2
Media Library

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Ron’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 2 and 3).

  McCallum  
   
 
           
    18 October - 11 November 2010

Anthony Ferner
De Montfort University, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Anthony Ferner is a professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at De Montfort University and a CRIMT co-researcher.

His work focuses in particular on employment and work practices in multinational companies. In addition, he specializes in the societal effect stemming from the management of US Multinationals. Here we note the publication of two recent books, one with Phil Almond (Eds.), American Multinationals in Europe. Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders, (2006, Oxford University Press Europe), the other with Javier Quintanilla and Carlos J. Sánchez-Runde (Eds.) Multinationals, Institutions and the Construction of Transnational Practices. Convergence and Diversity in the Global Economy, (2006, Basingstoke : Palgrave). His other research interests include; comparative employment relations, the diffusion of innovation, and management of   state-owned corporations.

Deliverables


Regular Seminar

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Anthony’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under theme 1).

  McCallum  
   
 
           
    5-11 October 2010

Jorge Carrillo
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico / CRIMT
Redi Gomis Hernández
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico
María Silvana Gurrera
Ministerio del Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social, Argentina

Jorge Carrillo and Redi Gomis Hernández are researchers at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and Maria Silvana Gurrera an official at the Argentine Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security. Jorge is a CRIMT co-researcher and Redi et Maria Silvana colleagues with whom he collaborates on research.

Jorge Carrillo specializes in global value chains, foreign direct investment, especially in export processing zones, industrial clusters, and work and employment practices in multinational firms. Redi Gomis is interested in work and employment practices in high technology companies, such as those in the telecommunications sector and Maria Silvana, in addition to her work at the Argentine Ministry of Labour¸Employment and Social Security, is writing her doctoral thesis at the University of Buenos Aires. Their numerous publications include the following : La maquiladora en datos. Resultados de una encuesta sobre tecnologia y aprendizaje by Jorge Carrillo and Redi Gomes (2004, El Colegio de la Frontera) and La industria aeroespacial en Baja California. Caracteristicas productivas y competencias laborales y profesionale, by Alfredo Hualde and Jorge Carrillo (2007, El Colegio de la Frontera), as well as série de rapports and a series of reports in connection with the research undertaken by the INTREPID network on multinational companies (projet 1.1, of CRIMT’s scientific program).

Deliverables


Regular Seminar

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Jorge’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 1 and 5).

  Carrillo

Gomis

Silvana

 
   
 
       
    3 May - 21 June 2010

Phil Almond
De Montfort University, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Phil Almond is a professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at De Montfort University and a CRIMT co-researcher.

His work focuses mainly on human resource management in multinational companies. In this regard, please note the publication of a recent book with Anthony Ferner (Eds.), American Multinationals in Europe. Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders, (2006, Oxford University Press). His other research interests include comparative industrial relations and debates around varieties of capitalism.  

Since spring 2010, Phil has been leading a project on multinational companies, sub-national governance and human resources (a research initiative that echoes the project 5.3.3 of the CRIMT scientific program). This project explores the relationships between sub-national economic governance actors (including government actors, development agencies, research and training institutions, trade unions and employers’ organizations) and multinational companies operating in their area, as well as the effects of these relationships on labour markets and economic systems at local and regional levels.

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Phil’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 1 and 5).

  Almond  
   
 
           
    6-16 June 2010

Jonathan Lavalle
University of Limerick, Ireland

Jonathan Lavelle is a researcher at the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations in the Kemmy Business School, at the University of Limerick. He has recently (2009) completed a doctorate in human resource management. He has also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Kemmy Business School, for which he received a scholarship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS).       

His research focuses on employment practices and human resource management in multinational companies. He currently contributes to several research projects, including the Irish component of the survey on multinational companies undertaken by the INTREPID network (an initiative which echoes projet 1.1 of the CRIMT scientific program), and the project of Phil Almond, CRIMT co-researcher, on multinational companies, human resource management and sub-regional governance. His recent publications include: Lavelle, J., A. McDonnell and P. Gunnigle (2009) Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland: A Contemporary Analysis, Dublin: The Stationery Office, Lavelle, J., P. Gunnigle, P and A. McDonnell (2008) Unions on the edge? Industrial Relations in Multinational Companies in Ireland, in Hastings, T. (Ed.) The State of our Unions, Dublin: Liffey Press, McDonnell, A., P. Gunnigle and J. Lavelle (2010) Learning transfer in multinational companies: Explaining inter-organisation variation, Human Resource Management Journal, 20 (1), pp. 23-43, Lavelle, J., P. Gunnigle and A. McDonnell (2010) Patterning Employee Voice in Multinational Companies, Human Relations, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 395-418 and Gunnigle, P., J. Lavelle and A. McDonnell (2009) Subtle but deadly? Union avoidance through 'double breasting' among multinational companies, Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, 16, pp. 51-74
.

  Lavelle  
   
 
           
    2-27 May 2010

Anne Trebilcock
Academic advisor at the Centre for International Law at the Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre- La Défense and former legal advisor to the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Anne Trebilcock is an academic advisor at the Centre for International Law at the Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense, where she co-edits, with J.M. Thouvenin, a handbook on international social law. Until 2008, she was the legal advisor to the International Labour Organization, where she assumed a number of diverse responsibilities. She joined the Department of International Labour Standards at the ILO after having taught at the University of San Diego and worked as an editor at the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law.

Among her research interests : contemporary challenges of public international law and its implementation, the legal problems of international organizations, regional integration and development, international social law and, in particular, international labour law. Included in her most recent publications : Using Development Approaches to Address the Challenge of the Informal Economy for Labour Law, in Guy Davidov and Brian Langille (Eds.) Boundaries and Frontiers of Labour Law:  Goals and Means in the Regulation of Work (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2006), and International labour standards and the informal economy , in Jean-Claude Javillier and Bernard Gernigon (Eds.) Les normes internationales du travail: un patrimoine pour l’avenir – Mélanges en l’honneur de Nicolas Valticos (Geneva : ILO, 2004).

Deliverables


Regular Seminar

  Trebilcock  
   
 
           
    12-26 March 2010

Rachel Beaujolin-Bellet
Reims Business School, France

Rachel Beaujolin-Bellet is a professor at the Reims Management School, associate researcher to the Research Chair of «Mutations, Innovations, Anticipations» at the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises de Paris (Paris-Sorbonne) and Vice-President of the AGRH (HRM Academy) responsible for the thematic research groups.        

Over the last 15 years, her research has focused on restructuring processes (decisions and implementation) and the mechanisms of the social regulation meant to control them. She has also coordinated the French component of the European MIRE (Monitoring Innovative Restructuring in Europe) research program, led by Syndex. Included in her recent publications are : Transitions professionnelles à l’issue de plans sociaux : des parcours chaotiques ?, with M. Bobbio and Y. Moulin, Education Permanente, 2009, n°181, Restructurations d’entreprises : des recherches pour l’action, with G. Schmidt (Ed.), Vuibert, Collection AGRH, 2008, Le territoire, laboratoire d’innovations en matière de gestion des conséquences des restructurations, Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines, 2008, L’anticipation partagée des restructurations à l’épreuve des faits, with Cornolti C., Kuhn A., Moulin Y, Travail et Emploi, 2007, Les vertiges de l’emploi, l’entreprise face aux réductions d’effectifs, Ed. Grasset / Le Monde, 1999
.

Deliverables

Research Seminar
Media Library

  Beaujolin  
   
 
           
    15 February - 30 August 2010

Chloé Guerbette
Université Pierre-Mendès-France Grenoble II, France

Chloé Guerbette is a doctoral student in human resource management at the Université Pierre-Mendès-France Grenoble II.   

Her research focuses on the skills of the workforce in process industries. She is particularly interested in the sources of cooperation among individuals who are required to function in a collective manner and the ways in which they coordinate their respective tasks. She explores these questions through the analysis of social representations.    

For the purpose of her CRIMT visit, Chloé Guerbette was awarded a mobility grant from the Rhône Alpes region.

  Chloe  
   
 
           
    13 January - 28 February 2010

Lourdes Susaeta
IESE Business School, Spain

Lourdes Susaeta is an associate professor at the Université Computense de Madrid (UCM) and an associate researcher at IESE Business School. She completed her doctoral thesis at UCM entitled Determinant Factors in the Transfer of the Workforce Diversity Policy: An Analysis of Foreign Subsidiaries in Spain.    

Her research is focused on human resource management practices in multinational companies. She is particularly interested in policies for managing workforce diversity as well as immigration issues. During the four months (in two visits) that she spent at CRIMT, Lourdes developed a research project on diversity management practices in multinational companies in Canada and Spain.

She is a member of the Spanish team involved in the INTREPID project on multinational company practices (echoing the project 1.1 of the CRIMT scientific program).

Deliverables

Research Workshop

  Susaeta  
     
    2009      
           
    20 October - 20 December 2009

Lourdes Susaeta
IESE Business School, Spain

Lourdes Susaeta is an associate professor at the Université Computense de Madrid (UCM) and an associate researcher at IESE Business School. She completed her doctoral thesis at UCM entitled Determinant Factors in the Transfer of the Workforce Diversity Policy: An Analysis of Foreign Subsidiaries in Spain.    

Her research is focused on human resource management practices in multinational companies. She is particularly interested in policies for managing workforce diversity as well as immigration issues. During the four months (in two visits) that she spent at CRIMT, Lourdes developed a research project on diversity management practices in multinational companies in Canada and Spain.

She is a member of the Spanish team involved in the INTREPID project on multinational company practices (echoing the project 1.1 of the CRIMT scientific program).

  Susaeta  
   
 
           
    3 September - 5 November 2009

Guglielmo Meardi
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom

Guglielmo Meardi is a member of the Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU) and a professor at the University of Warwick, England. He studied political science at the University of Milan, has completed a master’s degree in sociology at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales de Paris, then obtained his PhD in political and social sciences at the European University Institute in Florence.

A senior researcher, he has published widely in recent years (see author's Web page), principally on the development of unionism and industrial relations regimes in Central and Eastern Europe, a region on which his expertise is widely recognized. During his stay with CRIMT, Guglielmo Meardi worked on writing a book on the union movement in Eastern Europe. He also took the opportunity to study industrial relations in North America, as a means of developing and contributing to the M.A. program in International Employment Relations at the University of Warwick.

Deliverables

Regular Seminar
Media Library

  Meardi  
   
 
           
    September 2009 - August 2010

Martin Gallié
McGill University, Canada / CRIMT

Martin Gallié is a lawyer and doctor in international law at the Universities of Montreal (LL.D) and Paris XI. His thesis focused on the Cotonou Agreement and the asymmetrical integration of human rights and standards of the World Trade Organization. He is now a professor in the Département des sciences juridiques at the Université du Québec à Montréal.       

His research focuses on labour law and international organizations, as well as third–world approaches to international law. Included in his recent publications are : Le droit du travail et la coopération européenne au développement - Le cas de l’Accord Cariforum-CE, 2009, 1, Revue belge de droit international, 144, Introduction aux Third World Approaches To International Law, Études internationales, vol.XXXIX, n°1, 2008, pp. 17-39 and La coopération ACP-CE et l’immigration : de la Partie IV du Traité de Rome à l’Accord de Cotonou, in D. Dormoy and H. Slim (Eds.), Réfugiés, immigration clandestine et centre de rétention des immigrés clandestins en droit international, Bruylant Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2008, pp. 119-175
.

As part of his stay at CRIMT, Martin completed his postdoctoral training in the Faculty of Law at McGill University in collaboration with Adelle Blackett Adelle Blackett. He also received financial support from CRIMT and from Laboratoire de recherche sur le Droit du travail et le Développement (LLDRL) from McGill University. His work was focused on the North-South Co-operation Agreements in the field of work. Through this, his interest is now focused on the way in which third-world approaches to international law deal with the question of the exploitation of the international division of labour (North-South, class, gender…) and the development of international labour law.

  Gallie  
   
 
           
    11-15 mai 2009

Christian Dufour
CRIMT, France
Adelheid Hege
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT


Adelheid Hege is a researcher at the Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) and Christian Dufour, retired from IRES, is a CRIMT Research Associate. Adelheid coordinated the Chronique internationale de l’IRES until the beginning of 2010 and Christian, the Revue de l'IRES until the end of 2010. Both are involved in developing the collective representation theme within the CRIMT research program.    

Adelheid and Christian are co-authors of numerous reports, articles and books. Their work focuses on the comparative evolution of conditions of employee representation, trade union transformation (particularly considering the roles of women), the negotiation for the reduction in working time, bargaining in small firms, the impact of the casualization of working conditions, the relationships between company representatives and unions, and relationships between representatives and those they represent. Their book L’Europe syndicale au quotidien, la représentation des salariés dans les entreprises en Allemagne, France, Grande-Bretagne et Italie (Peter Lang, 2002) is an indispensible book on union representation in Europe.

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Adelheid and Christian’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under theme 4).

  Dufour

Hege
 
   
 
           
    29 April - 31 May 2009

Chrysal Kenoukon
Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Chrysal Kenoukon is a research professor in the National School of Administration and Magistracy at the University of Abomey Calavi in Benin. He is also a consultant in corporate social governance. On the 29 January 2011, he successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the Catholic University of Louvain. Presented by the University of Abomey Calavi in Benin, the doctorate was awarded with high honours.      

His research focuses on the effectiveness of international labour standards (ILO) in the West African francophone countries and, in particular, on the implementation and compliance with the law, freedom and democratic unionism. His work also focuses on discrimination in the workplace, forced labour and child labour in francophone West African countries. In this regard he is particularly interested in the mechanisms of legislative, administrative, judicial, quasi-judicial and non-judicial control. Included amongst his publications is Effectivité et efficacité des normes fondamentales et prioritaires de l'OIT : les cas du Bénin et du Togo, Institut international d'études sociales et Organisation internationale du Travail, OIT, 2007.  

Chrysal visited CRIMT under its Global Visiting Scholars program.

  Chrysal  
   
 
           
    30 March - 12 May 2009

Damián Pierbattisti
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Damián Pierbattisti is a researcher at the Gino Germani Social Sciences Research Institute in the Social Sciences Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Damián completed his PhD in social science at the Université Paris I Panthéon–Sorbonne. His thesis is entitled Destruction and Reconstruction of Identities at Work in Argentina: The Privatization of ENTel 1990-2002
.     

During his visit at CRIMT, Damián conducted research on the transformation of identities at work in the Canadian public sector, looking particularly at the privatization process of public companies. His publications include, La privatización de los cuerpos. La construcción de la proactividad neoliberal en el ámbito de las telecomunicaciones, 1991-2001 (2008, Prometeo libros).

Deliverables

Regular Seminar

Damián’s visit was financed by the Canada-Argentina Universities’ Exchange Program and by CRIMT under itsGlobal Visiting Scholars program.

  Damian  
   
 
           
    6-12 March 2009

Ulrich Mückenberger
University of Hambourg, Germany

Ulrich Mückenberger is a professor of law in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg and, since 2003, Research Director at the Centre of International Studies at the same university. Since 2009, he has also served on the executive committee of the Centre on Globalization and Governance (CGG). He has made several overseas research visits as a visiting professor, notably to the European University Institute in Florence, to the Faculty of Law at the University of Nantes, to the Centre on Ethics and Social Policy at the University of Bremen and to the Department of Law at the University of Bari.

He is currently co-directing a research initiative on transnational norm-building networks. Included in his most recent publications are: Workers´ Representation at the Plant and Enterprise Level, in B. Hepple and B. Veneziani (Eds.) The Transformation of Labour Law in Europe. A Comperative Study of 15 Countries. 1945-2004, 2009, Hard Publishing, Oxford, pp. 233-262 and Alternative Mechanisms of Voice Representation, in B. Bercusson and C. Estlung (Eds.) Regulation Labour in the Wake of Globalisation. New Challenges. New Instituions, 2008, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 227-251
.

Deliverables

Regular Seminar
International Seminar on Ethics and the Social Regulation of the Firm
Media Library

  Muckenberger  
   
 
           
    March 2009

Barry Eidlin
University of California at Berkeley, United-States / CRIMT

Barry Eidlin is currently completing his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Kim Voss, a CRIMT co-researcher.     

His research focuses on the factors that explain the contrasting trends in unionization rates in Canada and the United States. Included in his recent publications are 'Upon This (Foundering) Rock': Minneapolis Teamsters and the Transformation of U.S. Business Unionism, 1934-1941, Labor History, Vol. 50, No. 3, August 2009, pp. 249-267, Firm Entry and Wages: Impact of Wal-Mart Growth on Earnings throughout the Retail Sector (with Arindrajit Dube and Bill Lester), University of California, Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Working Paper Series No. iirwps-126-05 et A Downward Push: The Impact of Wal-Mart Stores on Retail Wages and Benefits (with Arindrajit Dube and Bill Lester), University of California, Berkeley Labor Center Report, December 2007. He also has extensive experience as an organizer for Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU)
.     

His research visit was financed by CRIMT andAssociation of Canadian Studies in the US (ACSUS-Enders Graduate Fellowship).

Deliverables

Research Workshop

  Eidlin  
         
    2008      
           
    15-30 October 2008

Christian Dufour
CRIMT, France

Christian Dufour, now retired from IRES, is a CRIMT Research Associate. He coordinated the Revue de l'IRES until the end of 2010. He is involved in developing the collective representation theme within the CRIMT research program.    

Christian is a co-author, with Adelheid Hege, of numerous reports, articles and books. Their work focuses on the comparative evolution of conditions of employee representation, trade union transformation (particularly considering the roles of women), the negotiation for the reduction in working time, bargaining in small firms, the impact of the casualization of working conditions, the relationships between company representatives and unions, and relationships between representatives and those they represent. Their book L’Europe syndicale au quotidien, la représentation des salariés dans les entreprises en Allemagne, France, Grande-Bretagne et Italie (Peter Lang, 2002) is an indispensible book on union representation in Europe.

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Christian’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under theme 4).

  Dufour  
   
 
           
    22-30 September 2008

Anthony McDonnell
University of South Australia, Australia

At the time of his visit to CRIMT, Anthony McDonnell was an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) Scholar at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He recently completed his doctorate (2010) under the supervision of Patrick Gunnigle and Michael Morley. His thesis focused on the development of managerial and organizational capacities in multinational corporations. He now teaches at the University of South Australia.       

His research interests include the discretionary power and autonomy of subsidiary managers in multinational corporations, industrial relations in multinationals, and the management of skills. Included in his recent publications are: (1) McDonnell, A., P. Stanton and J. Burgess (2011) Multinational Enterprises in Australia: Two Decades of International Human Resource Management Research Reviewed, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 49,1, pp. 9-35, (2) McDonnell, A. and D.G. Collings (2011) ‘The Identification and Evaluation of Talent in MNEs’, in H. Scullion and D. G. Collings (Eds.), Global Talent Management, Routledge: London and New York,(3) McDonnell, A. and J. Connell (2011) ‘Managing Performance in the 21st Century: Challenges and Issues’, in J. Connell and S. O’Toole (Eds.), People Development: Developing individuals, managers and organisations, Tilde Publishing, Sydney, (4) McDonnell, A.,C. Hickey and P. Gunnigle (2011) ‘Global Talent Management: Exploring Talent Identification in the Multinational Enterprise’, European Journal of International Management, 5, 2, pp. 174-193 and (5) Collings, D. G., A. McDonnell, P. Gunnigle and J. Lavelle (2010) Swimming against the Tide: Outward Staffing Flows from Multinational Subsidiaries, Human Resource Management (US), 49, 4, pp. 575-598
.     

Anthony is a member of the INTREPID network (whose activities echo projet 1.1 of the CRIMT research program,). His research visit to CRIMT was made possible by a grant from the Irish Canada University Foundation (ICUF).

  McDonnell  
   
 
           
    11 September -10 October 2008

Céline Etre
Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, France / CRIMT

Céline Etre is a lawyer for the SHERPA association. On 28 September 2009, she completed her thesis on social law entitled The Legal Value of the Ethics Declarations of Multinational Corporations. A Contribution to the CSR Study under the supervision of Martine Le Friant, a CRIMT research collaborator
.     

She is particularly interested in CSR in French law. Specifically, she explores the different legal instruments relating to ethics declarations (codes of conduct, company charters, policy principles) made by multinationals.       

Whilst a student, she participated in multidisciplinary work conducted at the University of Lille 1, at the FRESI (Institut Fédératif de Recherche sur des Economies et Sociétés Industrielles), and at CLERSE (Centre Lillois d’Etudes et de Recherches Sociologiques et Economiques) in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as part of a program financed by the Région-Nord-Pas-de-Calais (Contrat Plan Etat-Région).       

She received a CRIMT exchange grant that enabled her to stay for one month in Montreal. Whilst there, she took the opportunity to lead a research workshop.

Deliverables

Research Workshop

  Celine Etre  
   
 
           
    8 September 2008 - 24 October 2008

Paul Marginson
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Paul Marginson is a professor at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Director of the Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU) at the same university and a CRIMT co-researcher. He was also editor of the British Journal of Industrial Relations, and represented the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council as part of the group responsible for Britain’s Workplace Employment Relations Surveys.

His research interests cut across three main areas: Firstly, the Europeanization of industrial relations, including the interaction between developments at the national and European levels, the coordination of cross-border bargaining and social dialogue at the sectoral level, and the evolution of European Works Councils. Secondly, collective bargaining as a mode of governance of the employment relationship, including a recent study on systems of variable pay. Thirdly, employment practices in multinational companies, on which he has recently conducted a large-scale study on multinational company operations in the UK. This study, which runs parallel to a dozen similar initiatives conducted in other countries, echoes the project 1.1 of the CRIMT scientific program. Included in his recent publications are European Integration and Industrial Relations: Multi-level Governance in the Making, in collaboration with Keith Sisson, Arrowsmith, J. and P. Marginson (2006,  Palgrave Macmillan), Variable Pay and Collective Bargaining in British Retail Banking, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 49 (2011) pp. 54-79 and Edwards, T., P. Edwards, A. Ferner, P. Marginson and O. Tregaskis, Multinational companies and the diffusion of employment practices from outside the country of origin Explaining variation across firms, Management International Review, 50 (2010), pp. 613-634
.

Deliverables

Atelier de recherche
Séminaire de recherche
Médiathèque

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Paul’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under theme 1).

  Marginson  
   
 
           
    1 September 2008 - 31 August 2009

Corinne Gendron
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Corinne Gendron is a professor in the Département d’organisation et de ressources humaines in the School of Management Sciences at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2004, she became Chair of Chaire de responsabilité sociale et de développement durable at UQAM, where she is conducting several research programs on sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, globalization, economic social movements and fair trade.

She has published several books: Vous avez dit développement durable ? (2007, Presses international Polytechnique), Le développement durable comme compromis. La modernisation écologique de l'économie à l'ère de la mondialisation (2006, Presses de l'Université du Québec), La gestion environnementale et ISO 14001 (2004, Presses de l'Université de Montréal) and the Développement durable et participation publique (2003, Presses de l'Université de Montréal), with Jean-Guy Vaillancourt. She has published a number of articles on the subject of sustainable development, social responsibility and new forms of regulation, and presented on these themes at many conferences. She also acts as an expert advisor to private and public organizations and her expertise on social responsibility and sustainable development is regularly sought in Quebec and abroad.

Deliverables

Regular Seminar
Media Library

  Gendron  
   
 
           
    22 August - 14 September 2008

Michel Goyer
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom

Michel Goyer is a professor in the Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour Group at the University of Warwick. He holds a doctorate in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Techonology (MIT). He has also taught at Birkbeck College (University of London) and at the London School of Economics and Political Science.      

His research focuses on corporate governance in Germany and France, the role of institutions in capitalist countries, and work organization in France. Included in his recent publications are: Corporate governance. in G. Morgan, J. Campbell, C. Crouch, O.K. Pedersen and R. Whitley (Eds.) The Oxford handbook of comparative institutional analysis (2010, Oxford University Press) and Capital Mobility, Varieties of Institutional Investors, and the Transforming Stability of Corporate Governance in France and Germany, in B. Hancke, M. Rhodes and M. Thatcher (Eds.) Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions, and Complementarities in the European Economy (2007, Oxford University Press).

  Goyer  
     
    2007  
       
    15 August - 31 October 2007

Franck Lecompte
European University Institute, Italy / CRIMT

Franck Lecomte is a doctoral student at the European University Institute in Florence where, since 2006, he has worked on his thesis entitled Le pôle patronal. Rencontre et élaboration d’un nouveau concept d’employeur under the direction of Marie-Ange Moreau. He holds a law degree from the University of Burgundy, during which time, in 2004, he visited Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB) under the Erasmus scheme. He later extended his university studies at the Institut d’Études du Travail de Lyon (IETL).

Interested in all issues directly or indirectly related to social regulation in the world of work, such as international law (either domestic or European, and in particular looking at France and the UK), he has participated in a research project on restructuring in Europe AgirE  and is a member of a working group in social law at EUI. His recent publications include : Un autre Viking dans le prétoire (2010), 3, Revue Internationale de droit économique, pp. 297-323 and with Claire Marzo, Le refus d'être transféré: droit comparé (2010), Droit social, pp. 698-710.

  Lecomte  
   
 
           
    January - April 2007

Christian Thuderoz
INSA-Lyon, France / CRIMT

Christian Thuderoz is a professor of sociology at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon and a CRIMT co-researcher.

His research focuses on two main themes: the company as an institution, and negotiation as a process of decision-making and a moral and interdependent art. A long-time collaborator with CRIMT and Quebec researchers, he has published numerous articles and books : Sociologie de la négociation, 2e édition with Reynald Bourque (2011, Éditions la Découverte), Qu’est-ce que négocier ? Sociologie du compromis et de l’action réciproque (2010, Presses Universitaire de Rennes), Sociologie des entreprises, 3e édition (2010, Éditions la Découverte), as well as Le répertoire de l'opposition au travail, Revue française de sociologie, 2010, 51 (3), pp. 427-460 et The Repertoire of Employee Opposition, in P. Thompson, C. Smith (Eds.), Working Life: Renewing Labour Process Analysis, 2010, Palgrave Macmillan : Basingstoke, pp. 136-158, both co-authored with Jacques Bélanger, professor at Université Laval and co-director of CRIMT
.

During this second visit to CRIMT, Christian Thuderoz co-organized and chaired an international seminar on Issues and Transformations of Social Bargaining.

Deliverables


International Seminar on Social Negotiation


Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Christian’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 3 and 5).

  Thuderoz  
     
    2006  
           
    1-30 September 2006

Michel Goyer
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom

Michel Goyer is a professor in the Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour Group at the University of Warwick. He holds a doctorate in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Techonology (MIT). He has also taught at Birkbeck College (University of London) and at the London School of Economics and Political Science.      

His research focuses on corporate governance in Germany and France, the role of institutions in capitalist countries, and work organization in France. Included in his recent publications are: Corporate governance. in G. Morgan, J. Campbell, C. Crouch, O.K. Pedersen and R. Whitley (Eds.) The Oxford handbook of comparative institutional analysis (2010, Oxford University Press) and Capital Mobility, Varieties of Institutional Investors, and the Transforming Stability of Corporate Governance in France and Germany, in B. Hancke, M. Rhodes and M. Thatcher (Eds.) Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions, and Complementarities in the European Economy (2007, Oxford University Press).


Deliverables

Regular Seminar

  Goyer  
   
 
           
    30 April - 14 June 2006

Christian Thuderoz
INSA-Lyon, France / CRIMT

Christian Thuderoz is a professor of sociology at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon and a CRIMT co-researcher.

His research focuses on two main themes: the company as an institution, and negotiation as a process of decision-making and a moral and interdependent art. A long-time collaborator with CRIMT and Quebec researchers, he has published numerous articles and books : Sociologie de la négociation, 2e édition with Reynald Bourque (2011, Éditions la Découverte), Qu’est-ce que négocier ? Sociologie du compromis et de l’action réciproque (2010, Presses Universitaire de Rennes), Sociologie des entreprises, 3e édition (2010, Éditions la Découverte), as well as Le répertoire de l'opposition au travail, Revue française de sociologie, 2010, 51 (3), pp. 427-460 et The Repertoire of Employee Opposition, in P. Thompson, C. Smith (Eds.), Working Life: Renewing Labour Process Analysis, 2010, Palgrave Macmillan : Basingstoke, pp. 136-158, both co-authored with Jacques Bélanger, professor at Université Laval and co-director of CRIMT.


During his stay with CRIMT, Christian Thuderoz developed and then presented the interuniversity course CRIMT-ERI 6606 Réorganisation du travail. Outils, innovations, dynamiques. Several CRIMT co-researchers have collaborated on this course, giving seminars on different aspects of work and company re-organization
.

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Christian’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 3 and 5).

  Thuderoz  
   
 
           
    24-27 April 2006

Tony Edwards
King's College London, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Tony Edwards is a professor of human resource management (HRM) at King’s College London. He is also a CRIMT co-researcher.    

His research focuses on human resource management in multinational companies and the ease at which HRM practices can be transferred across borders. He is particularly interested in cases where innovations in foreign subsidiaries are introduced into home country sites, a phenomenon that he has named reverse diffusion. His other research interests include looking at what influence a multinational company’s country of origin has over HRM practices, as well as the effects of mergers and acquisitions on the management of human resources. A member of the INTREPID network (projet 1.1 of the CRIMT scientific program), Tony Edwards is also the author of numerous articles and reports and is the co-author, with Chris Rees of International HRM: Globalization, National Systems and Multinational Companies, 2nd Edition (2010, Pearson Education : London).

Deliverables

Regular Seminar

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Tony’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under theme 1).

  TEdwards

 
   
 
           
    3-7 April 2006

Jill Rubery
University of Manchester, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Jill Rubery is a professor at the University of Manchester and a CRIMT co-researcher. She holds a B.A., M.A., and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. Jill has worked as a consultant for the ILO, the OECD, EC and UNECE. She is often invited to speak at academic seminars and conferences, as well as OECD and EU Presidency conferences. Notably, she has presented the results of her research at the European Council for Ministers on Employment and Equity.

As part of her work, Jill Rubery is interested in the variability in the organization of work and employment in difference societies. She seeks to understand the reasons for these differences and their consequences on the economic performance of firms, social justice and equity between male and female workers. In particular, she focuses on the role played by employers in the labour market, the impact of the social and institutional environment on employment and the way in which different systems respond to new social and economic challenges, and the modernization of employment and the support systems put in place by the state. Included in her recent publications are Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organisational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies (2005, Oxford University Press), with M.P. Marchington, D. Grimshaw and H. Willmott and Systems of Production: markets, organisations and performance (2003, Routledge), with B. Burchell, S. Deakin and J. Michie.

Deliverables

Research Workshop
Regular Seminar
Master Class

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Jill’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under theme 5).

  Rubery  
         
    2005      
           
    5 September - 5 October 2005

John Lewer
University of Newcastle, Australia

John Lewer is a professor of industrial relations and human resource management at the University of Newcastle. At the time of his visit to CRIMT, he was directing the Employment Relations Group at the School of Management at the University of Newcastle. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in business (specialising in industrial relations) from the University of New South Wales and a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle.

Before joining the University of Newcastle, John Lewer was Head of the Department of Business Studies at the Hunter Institute of Technology. He also acted briefly as an executive member of the New South Wales TAFE Teachers' Association, and was a consultant to private sector companies in the areas of change management, organizational development and collective bargaining. Included in his recent publications is Understanding Australian Industrial Relations (2008, Thompson), with Robyn Alexander and Peter Gahan.

  Lewer  
     
    2004  
           
    20 June -14 July 2004

Georgina Murray
Griffith University, Australia
David Peetz
Griffith University, Australia / CRIMT

Georgina Murray is a professor of political economy in the Department of Arts, Media and Culture at Griffith University, Australia. Her principle research interests include the history of Marxism, the sociology of law, feminist theories, varieties of capitalism and globalization. She studied and taught sociology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) before moving to Australia in 1990. She is the author of a number of books and articles¸including Capitalist Networks and Social Power in Australia and New Zealand (2006, Ashgate Press) and Women of the Coal Rushes (2010, UNSW Press), with David Peetz.

David Peetz is a professor of industrial relations at Griffith University and a CRIMT co-researcher. His research interests include union membership, recruitment strategies, remuneration policies, individual contracts, working hours and work intensification. He is the author of Unions in a Contrary World (1999, Cambridge University Press), of Brave New Workplace (2006, Allen&Unwin) and of Women of the Coal Rushes (2010, UNSW Press), with Georgina Murray. David writes poetry and satirical songs and sings with the Brisbane Reconciliation Songlines  Choir and also his own group, Absolutely Scandalous. He regularly comments on news in the media. David was President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ).

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of David’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 2 and 4).

  Georgina

Peetz
 
   
 
           
    February - May 2004

Jane Stinson
Retired, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canada

Former Director of Research at the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Jane Stinson has devoted her career to the promotion of economic equality and social justice, as well as the improvement of wages and working conditions for members of her union. She has written extensively for CUPE on increasing women’s wages, discrimination and promoting equality. The research that she undertook during her CRIMT visit focuses on the causes, extent and consequences of the privatization of public services in Canada, including the role played by free-trade agreements in this process.

Jane Stinson was a member of the Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade (SAGIT), a member of the sub-committee on social impacts and issues related to the workplace of the Information Highway Advisory Council (IHAC) and on the board of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). Today, she is associated with the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) and the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University.

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    Autumn 2003 - Spring 2004

Arnulfo Arteaga García
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico


Arnulfo Arteaga Garcia teaches at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico, where he has taught full time since 1997. He is also a CRIMT co-researcher, and was the first person to be received at CRIMT as a Global Visiting Scholar.

His research focuses on workplaces as sites of contestation by social actors. One of his main research goals is to shed light on how new company policies and new forms of work organization and compromise – especially in the context of the controversial «Nueva Cultura Laboral» introduced by President Zedillo in 1996 – influence citizenship at work. For him, it is a question of seeing if, beyond the employer discourse, ‘high performance’ workplaces, and in particular those where conditions are being negotiated with independent political representatives, can be the basis for a new type of workplace citizenship.

Deliverables


Regular Seminar
Interview with Arnulfo Arteaga Garcia
Trabajo y ciudadanía. Una reflexión para la sociedad del siglo XXII

Please also refer to this site's 'publications' section to see the list of Arnulfo’s publications which are thematically linked with the SSHRC-MCRI CRIMT project (notably under themes 2 and 3).
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