Dr Wei Wei

Lecturer in Employment Relations

School/Department: Business, School of



I am a Lecturer in Employment Relations at the School of Business. I am also a Research Associate at the Technology and Management Centre for Development, University of Oxford, and hold the title of Associate Fellow at the Digit Centre, University of Sussex. After obtaining my PhD from the University of York, I held the post of Research Officer at the Technology and Management Centre for Development, University of Oxford.


My research interests cover international and comparative HRM and employment relations, platform work, digital HRM and innovation management. 


Wei, W. (2023). Never cross the red line? Analysing employment relations practices and the behaviour of front‐line managers in Chinese McDonald's stores. Industrial Relations Journal, 1–19.

Wei, W., Nowak, J., & Rolf, S. (2023). Leapfrog logistics: digital trucking platforms, infrastructure, and labor in Brazil and China. Review of International Political Economy, DOI: 10.1080/09692290.2023.2267074

Huang, W., Fu, N., Wei, W., Gollan, P. J., & Xu, C. Y. (2023). Creating a safer workplace: A linkage model for labour‒management partnership, psychological safety, collaborative industrial relations climate and organisational occupational and health safety performance. Journal of Industrial Relations, 65(5), 591-615.



I am interested in PhD supervision in the following areas:

Employment relations (particularly in low-paid service sectors)

Platform work 

Digital human resource management 



 MN3116 Employment Relations in Global Economy 


In 2023, I was awarded the CIPD Professor Mick Marchington Applied Research Grant to examine the role of actors and social contexts in digital HRM.

In 2021, I was awarded a one-year Visiting Research Fellowship by the ESRC-funded Digit Centre at the University of Sussex Business School. 


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