CESR Review: July 2015

Articles by CESR members

Social justice in hard times

By Hazel Conley

In July Professor Hazel Conley joined CESR from Queen Mary, University of London. The focus of Hazel’s work is on the workplace and trade unionism, particularly in the public sector, but here she discusses how her recent research has broadened in response to changes in the law and a growing understanding that social movements are strongest when they act in unison.

Why do so few male students chose to study Business and HRM?

By Lucy Rees

As part of her Academic Development Programme, Lucy Rees, CESR member and Senior Lecturer at UWE, explored the under representation of male students studying Business and Human Resource Management at UWE in comparison with other Business degrees.

Workplace equality in Europe

By Sonia McKay, Visiting Professor UWE

Dr Sonia McKay is a newly appointed Visiting Professor at UWE, attached to CESR. Here she reports on a European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities) funded project supported by the European Trade Union Confederation and on a recent book, Workplace equality in Europe – the role of trade unions, co-authored with Dr Anna Paraskevopoulou. She develops a number of themes that emerged from the project, with a view to understanding the effect of the economic crisis on trade union actions to combat discrimination.

Graduates’ experiences after organisational entry: Recent evidence from UK and China

By Jenny Chen

With the advent of globalisation, employees are more mobile than ever before, and as a result, the issue of how to help new employees to settle down and make them productive as quickly as possible has received considerable scrutiny recently. Jenny Chen has conducted two longitudinal studies of graduates in the UK and China with the aim of tracking their attitudes, behaviours and adaptive outcomes during induction periods. It is hoped that this study will help to provide practical insights on the strategies that graduates used to adjust to their first jobs, and it will also help to identify those factors which may influence their behaviours and attitudes during adjustment. 

Engaging in Critical Business Enquiry (EiCBE) Research Conference

By Paul Bennett, Hilary Drew and Ana Lopes

A report on the third annual Engaging in Critical Business Enquiry (EiCBE) Undergraduate Research Conference, held at UWE on 15 April 2015.

Contact details

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E-mail: cesr@uwe.ac.uk

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