Conferences

Inaugural Conference

Date: Tuesday 29 April 2014

Venue: College Court, Leicester

The Conference: This conference highlighted the research agenda behind the newly established Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures and introduced key themes and questions relating to the changing world of work. Topics of discussion included:

  • The future of work in the United States
  • Financialization
  • Employer engagement with youth employment initiatives
  • Employment relations in China

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‘Financialization' - What does it mean for Work and Employment?Private Equity at Work Book Cover

Date: Thursday 16 October

Venue: College Court, Leicester

The Conference: This conference addressed four connected themes:

  • How does financialization impact on ownership and managerial approaches to corporate governance?
  • Has the rise of financial capitalism separated and disconnected business systems from the management of people in the workplace?
  • What capacities do governments have to shape the development of relations between financial organisations and businesses that produce goods and services?
  • What voice, if any, do the representatives of labour and producers have in these increasingly remote markets?

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Labour, Global Value Chains and the Re-Shoring of Work and Employment

Date: Friday 6 February 2015

Venue: College Court, Leicester

The Conference: The conference addressed six connected themes:

  • The impact of GVC restructuring on work and employment relations;
  • The role of labour costs, the institutional and regulatory context;
  • Changing forms of GVC governance and the role of global logistics;
  • Re-shoring as a product of multi-locational strategies by lead firms;
  • The position of the UK in a wider European context;
  • Strategies to ensure representation and labour standards for vulnerable workers in the supply chain.

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The Productivity Gap, Workplace Inequalities and Underperformance: A Question of Employee Representation?

Date: Thursday 18 June 2015

Venue: College Court, Leicester

The Conference: The conference will address the following connected themes:

  • The productivity gap and the role of industrial relations
  • The international origins of Britain’s economic weakness
  • The extent and significance of the representation gap in Britain
  • The sources and dimensions of workplace inequalities
  • Board level  employee representation in Europe
  • The elements of a new policy agenda

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