School of Business

Key publications and reports

Academic publications

Almond, P. and Connolly, H. (2020) A manifesto for “slow” comparative research in work and employment, European Journal of Industrial Relations, 26 (1), 59-74.

Almond, P., Edwards, T., Kern, P., Kim, K. and Tregaskis, O. (forthcoming) Global norm-making processes in contemporary multinationals, Human Resource Management Journal.

Beck, V. and Brook, P. (2020) Solidarities in and through work in an age of extremes, Work, Employment and Society 34(1): 3-17.

Bishop, D. (2015) Small firms and the failure of national skills policies: adopting an institutional perspective, International Journal of Training and Development, 19 (1), 69-80.

Bishop, D. (2020) Firm size and workplace learning processes: a study of the restaurant sector, European Journal of Training and Development, 44(2/3), 305-320. 

Choonara, J. (2019) Insecurity, Precarious Work and Labour Markets: Challenging the Orthodoxy. Palgrave Macmillan.

Choonara, J. (2020) The evolution of generalised and acute job tenure insecurity, Work, Employment & Society 34(4). 713-725.

Cunningham, I., Lindsay, C. and C. Roy (2021) Diaries from the front line—Formal supervision and job quality among social care workers during austerity, Human Resource Management Journal 31(1), 187-201.

Edwards, T., Svystunova, L., Almond, P., Kern, P., Kim, K., and Tregaskis, O. (forthcoming) Whither National Subsidiaries? The need to refocus International Management research on structures and processes that matter, Journal of International Business Studies.

Foureaux Koppensteiner, M., Matheson, J. and Plugor, R. (2019) Understanding Access Barriers to Public Services: Lessons from a Randomized Domestic Violence Intervention. Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series no. 2019013, University of Sheffield.

Fuchs, D., Tse, P.F.Y. and Feng, X. (2019) Labour research under coercive authoritarianism: comparative reflections on fieldwork challenges in China, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 40(1), pp. 132-155.

Hammer, N. and R. Plugor (2019) Disconnecting Labour? The Labour Process in the UK Fast Fashion Value Chain, Work, Employment and Society.

Kirton G. and Greene, A.M. (2019) Telling and selling the value of diversity and inclusion – external consultants’ discursive strategies and practices, Human Resource Management Journal, 29:4, 676-91.

Moore, P.V. (2018) The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, Advances in Sociology series) ISBN 9781138674066

Moore, P.V. (2018) Tracking affective labour for agility in the quantified workplace, Body & Society 24(3): 39-67.

Pulignano, V., Hammer, N. and Doerflinger, N. (2021) Explaining Employment Effects in Multipolar Value Chains: A Cross‐National Study on Soft Drinks and Dairy Manufacturing in Europe, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 59: 25-51. 

Purcell, C. and Brook, P (2020) ‘At least I’m my own boss!’ Explaining consent, coercion and resistance in platform work, Work, Employment and Society, online first.

Roy, D., Weyman, A. K., Plugor, R., & Nolan, P. (2020) Institutional commitment and aging among allied health care professionals in the British National Health Service, Health Services Management Research, online first.

Searle, R., Nienaber, A.M., Price, D., and M. Holtgrave (2018) Lone star or team player? The interrelationship of different identification foci and the role of self‐presentation concerns, Human Resource Management, 57(2), 529-547.

Sezer, L.A. (2019) Employers’ Organisations as Social Movements: Political power, and identity-work, Human Resource Management Journal, 19(1): 67–81.

Venter, K. (2018) Volunteering identities: the role of volunteering in creating, maintaining and developing identities Work, Employment and Society Conference 2018 Belfast 12-14 September.

Venter, K. Currie, D. and McCracken, M. (2019) ‘You can’t win’: The non-profit double-bind and experiences of organisational contradictions in the non-profit and voluntary sector, Work, Employment and Society Vol 33, no 2, 244-261. 

Ward, J. and Greene, A.M. (2018) ‘Too much of a good thing? The emotional challenges of managing affective commitment in voluntary work’, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 47(6), 1155–1177.

Williams, G. (2020) Management millennialism: designing the next generation of employee, Work, Employment and Society, 34(3): 371-387.


Bishop, D. and Hordern, J (2017) Degree apprenticeships: higher technical or technical higher (education)? Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

Coats, D. (2021) A just transition? Managing the challenges of technology, trade, climate change and COVID-19 (Alex Ferry Foundation, Community-The Union, Prospect).

Foureaux Koppensteiner, M., Matheson, J. and Plugor R. (2019). Project 360: An intervention to address victim-police engagement in repeat domestic violence cases. Final Report. Department of Economics Policy Brief, University of Sheffield.

Hammer, N., Plugor, R. Nolan, P. and Clark, I. (2015) A New Industry on a Skewed Playing Field: Supply Chain Relations and Working Conditions in UK Garment Manufacturing. Leicester, London: University of Leicester/CSWEF, Ethical Trading Initiative.

Moore, P.V. (2020) Data subjects, digital surveillance, AI and the future of work (European Parliament Science and Technology Office, Brussels).

Worker Empowerment (Tse, P.F.Y.; Forthcoming in 2021) Working Conditions in the Garment Industry in the Pearl River Delta after the initial COVID Outbreak. Hong Kong: Worker Empowerment.


















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