Lean Enterprise Research Centre 25 Year Anniversary Conference

Dr Nicola Bateman was asked by to be a plenary speaker for “The LERC 25th Anniversary Conference Lean Retrospective: Assessing Lean Thinking Evolution, Current State and Future Challenges” alongside Dan Jones, John Bicheno and Nick Rich. Each speaker took their own perspective on the last 25 years of application and research of lean. This blog […]

Code Worker Commodification and the Productivity Paradox: Views on Artificial Intelligence in the workplace

Dr Phoebe V Moore was invited to speak on a panel organised by the German Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) at the Human Computer Interaction conference 26 – 31 July 2019. Dr Moore’s trip was funded by Leicester University’s ESRC Impact Accelerator grant. Whilst there, Moore conducted some interviews for her […]

Trade Union Responses to Immigration and Immigrant Workers in the European Context

Heather Connolly (University of Leicester), Stefania Marino and Miguel Martinez Lucio (University of Manchester) The Politics of Social Inclusion and Labor Representation: Immigrants and Trade Unions in the European Context. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2019. This new book compares and contrasts trade union responses to immigration and immigrant workers in three countries, the Netherlands, Spain, […]

Brexit planning now urgent as leave date looms

  By Rachael Elliott, Head of Thought Leadership, Business Continuity Institute & Paul Baines, Professor of Political Marketing, University of Leicester   When the referendum result was announced in June 2016, few predicted the turmoil the UK Government would find themselves in just weeks from the date set to leave the European Union. Within six […]

Financial Models and Society: Villains or Scapegoats?

  In this post Dr Ekaterina Svetlova, Associate Professor in Finance and Accounting in ULSB,  discusses her new book assessing the influence of financial models on markets and society. The book questions the assumption that financial markets have become a purely analytical and quantitative place and argues that human influence has not disappeared, but it […]

Austerity and Working Class Resistance: Survival, Disruption and Creation in Hard Times

  In this blog Dr Adam Fishwick (De Montfort University) and Dr Heather Connolly (University of Leicester) discuss their new edited book, which assesses the impact and continuing development of working-class resistance in and against ‘hard times’.   Our edited collection arose from two workshops hosted by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) […]

Disagreeing on what is fair in the workplace, and what we can do about

  In this blog, Dr Rasim Kurdoglu, who successfully defended his doctoral thesis on 17th September 2018, discusses his research on establishing the truthfulness of ‘managerial legitimacy’ arguments, and how to adjudicate in controversial cases of employees’ claims of unfairness.   It is not uncommon to see managers who are accused of unfair decisions by […]

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