Professor Anne-Marie Greene

Professor of Work, Employment and Diversity

Anne Marie GreeneContact details

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  • Office: Room 0.52, Teaching Centre, Brookfield
  • Office hours: By appointment only (please email)

Personal details

I joined the School of Business in September 2017. I have previously worked at De Montfort, Warwick, Aston and North London universities. I have extensive expertise in researching employment relations and equality and diversity issues in areas of work that stand outside of the standard employment relationship.


  • Human Resource Management in a Business Context (MN7367)

Administrative responsibilities

  • Associate Dean - Research


A particular interest is the interface between work, life, family and community, particularly in areas of work where a sense of calling, mission or activism are required. This has included research exploring the experiences of workplace trade union reps, the employment context of women clergy, the careers of diversity consultants, and the management of volunteers. I have been involved with research projects with a number of third sector organisations, including the TUC, individual trade unions, the National Trust and City of London Open Spaces.

Research Project: The Management of Volunteers

Since 2013, my colleague Jenna Ward and I have been involved in a research project exploring the differences between the management of volunteers and the management of paid staff in the voluntary sector. This has involved commissioned research by the National Trust and the City of London Open Spaces.
See a report of the findings from the National Trust project here.
See a graphical representation of the findings from the National Trust project here.


Sally Exon: 'Informal stages of formal workplace processes: Implications for BAME employees'

Christopher Stamper: ‘Disclosure and Desistance: A relational account of ex-offender’s journeys in gaining and retaining employment’

Martin Tanner (Warwick University): ‘Experience of Front Line Service Work’


Most recent publications

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. Vol. 47(6) 1155–1177

Greene, AM (2017) ‘Clergywomen in the UK: The Implications of professional calling’ in K. Broadbent, G. Strachan and G. Healy (eds.)  Gender and the Professions: International and Contemporary Perspectives, Chapter 8, Routledge.

Robbins, M. and Greene, A.M. (2017) ‘Clergywomen's experience of ministry in the Church of England’ accepted for Journal of Gender Studies Published online: 05 July

Dean, D. and Greene, AM ‘How do we understand worker silence despite poor conditions - as the actress said to the woman bishop’ Human Relations, Online First: May 12, 2017 DOI:

Kirton, G. and Greene, AM ‘Understanding Diversity Management in the UK’, in Hansen, K. and Seierstad, C. (eds.) (2017). Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Management. Springer, pp.59-73. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43564-0_3

Greene, A., and Robbins, M. (2015) ‘The Cost of a Calling? Clergywomen and Work in the Church of England’, Gender, Work and Organization, 22: 4, 405–420.

Kirton, G. and Greene, A.M. (2015) 'The Dynamics of Managing Diversity: A Critical Approach' Fourth Edition, Routledge.

Greene, A.M (2015) ‘Voice and Workforce Diversity’, Chapter 4 in P. Ackers and S. Johnstone (eds.) Finding a Voice: at Work? New perspectives on Employment Relations, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 67-94

Full listing of publications

Greene, AM. and Kirton, G. (2012) ‘Diversity meets downsizing: The case of a government department’, Employee Relations Journal, 33: 1,. pp 22-39.

Greene, AM. And Kirton, G. (2011) ‘The Value of Investigating Stakeholder Involvement in Diversity Management’, in S Groschl (ed.) Diversity in the Workplace: Multi-disciplinary and International Perspectives, Gower: Farnham, pp 119-132

Kirton, G. and Greene, AM. (2010), ‘What does diversity management mean for the gender equality project? Views and experiences of organizational actors in the UK’, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 27: 3, 249-262.

Greene, AM. and Kirton, G (2009) Diversity Management in the UK: Organizational and Stakeholder Experiences, Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context, Taylor and Francis, New York.

Kirton, G. and Greene, AM. (2009), ‘The costs and opportunities of doing diversity work in mainstream organisations’, Human Resource Management Journal, 19: 2, pp 159-175.

Greene, AM. and Kirton, G. (2009) ‘Trade union perspectives on diversity management’, in Ozbilgin, M. (ed.) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work: A Research Companion: Edward Elgar: Camberley, pp265-271

Greene, AM. (2009) ‘HRM and equal opportunities’, in Wilkinson, A., Redman, T, Snell, S and Bacon, N (eds.) Handbook of Human Resource Management. Sage: London, pp231-244

Konrad, A., Pringle, J. and Greene, AM. (2008) ‘Implementing EEO in gendered organizations for gendered Lives’ in Clegg, S. and Cooper, C (eds) Handbook of Macro Organizational Behaviour, Sage: London, pp290-308


Greene, AM. (2001) Voices from the Shopfloor: Dramas of the Employment Relationship, Voices in Development Management Series, Aldershot: Ashgate.

Journal Articles

Kirton G., Greene, AM. and Dean D. (2007), ‘British diversity professionals as change agents – radicals, tempered radicals or liberal reformers?’ International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18: 11, pp 1979-1994

Sayce, S., Ackers, P. and Greene, AM. (2007) ‘Work restructuring and changing craft identity: The tale of the disaffected weavers (or what happens when the rug is pulled from under your feet)’ Work, Employment and Society, 21, pp 85-101

Sayce, S. Greene, AM. and Ackers, P.B. (2006) Small is beautiful? The development of women's activism in a small union’, Industrial Relations Journal, 37 (4), pp 400-414.

Kirton, G. and Greene, AM. (2006) ‘The discourse of diversity in unionised contexts: Views from trade union equality officers’ Personnel Review 35: 5, pp 431-448.

Greene, AM. Kirton G. and Wrench J. (2005)'Trade union perspectives on diversity management: A comparison of the UK and Denmark', European Journal of Industrial Relations, 11:2, 179-196

Kirton, G. and Greene, AM. (2005) ‘Gender equality and industrial relations in the ‘New Europe’: An introduction’ European Journal of Industrial Relations, 11:2, pp 141-149.

Greene, AM. and Kirton G. (2003) ‘Possibilities for remote participation in trade unions: Mobilising women activists' Industrial Relations Journal, 34/4, pp 319-333

Greene, AM., Hogan, J. and Grieco, M. (2003) ‘E-collectivism and distributed discourse: Opportunities for trade union democracy’ Industrial Relations Journal, 34/4, pp 282-289

Greene, AM. (2003) ‘Public review essay: The Lock Museum Willenhall’, Labour History Review, 67: 3, pp 355-365.

Kirton G. and Greene, AM. (2002) ‘New directions in managing women’s trade union careers: Online learning’, Women in Management Review, 17:3/4, pp 171-179.

Crowther D., Greene, AM. and Hosking, D.M (2002) 'Local economic trading schemes and their implications for marketing assumptions, concepts, and practices', Management Decision, 40: 4, pp 354-362.

Greene, AM., Ackers, P. and Black, J. (2002) ‘Going against the historical grain: Perspectives on gendered occupational identity and resistance to the breakdown of occupational segregation in two manufacturing firms', Gender, Work and Organisation, 9: 3, pp 266-285.

Kirton G. and Greene, AM. (2002) ‘Positive action in trade unions: The case of women and black members’, Industrial Relations Journal, 33:2, pp 157-172.

Greene, AM. and Kirton, G. (2002) ‘Advancing gender equality: The role of women-only trade union education’. Gender, Work and Organisation, 9: 1, pp 39-59.

Greene, AM., Ackers, P and Black, J. (2001), ‘Lost narratives? From paternalism to team working at a lock manufacturing firm’, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 22:2, pp 211-237.

Greene, AM., Black, J. and Ackers, P., (2000), ‘The union makes us strong: A study of the dynamics of workplace union organisation at two manufacturing plants’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 38: 1, pp 75-95.

Greene, AM. Black, J. and Ackers, P. (1999), ‘Clinging to collectivism? Some ethnographic shopfloor evidence from the British lock industry 1979-1998’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 10, 5, pp 941-957.

Black, J., Greene, AM. and Ackers, P. (1997) ‘Size and effectiveness: A case study of a small union’, Industrial Relations Journal, 28, 2, pp 136-148.

Book Chapters

Greene, AM. and Kirton, G.(2005) ‘Trade unions and diversity’, In A. Konrad, P. Prasad and Pringle, J. (eds.) Handbook of Workplace Diversity, Sage: London, pp 489-510.

Crowther D. and Greene, AM. (2004) Deconstructing the employee: A critique of the gendered American dream, in D.E. Hodgson and C. Carter (eds) Management Knowledge and the New Employee: Ashgate: Gower, pp 21-30

Gosling,J., Linstead,S., Greene, AM. and Richards, D. S (2003), ‘Managing conflict and negotiation’ in S. Linstead et al, Management and Organization : A Critical Text Palgrave Macmillan.

Greene, AM. (2003) ‘Industrial relations and women’, in P. Ackers and A. Wilkinson (eds.) Reworking Industrial Relations: New Perspectives on Employment and Society, Oxford University Press, pp 305-315.

Hogan J. and Greene, AM. (2002) 'E-collectivism: On-line action and on-line mobilisation' in Holmes, L. and Grieco, M. (eds.) Organising in the Information Age: Distributed Technology, Distributed Action, Distributed Identity, Distributed Discourse, Ashgate: Gower, pp 57-79

Greene, AM., Hogan, J. and Grieco, M. (2000), ‘E-Collectivism: Emergent opportunities for renewal’, in B. Stanford-Smith and P. K. Kidd (eds.), E-Business: Key Applications, Processes and Technologies, Omsha: IOS Press, pp 845-851.


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