Professor Melanie Simms

  • Professor of Work and Employment (Management)

Biography

Melanie Simms is Professor of Work and Employment at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School. Her research focuses on two main areas:

  1. worker voice
  2. the transitions of young people into the labour market

Probably unsurprisingly, she is also interested in young people’s voice at work, especially in trade unions. She has worked around the UK at the University of Leicester, University of Warwick, University of Kent, Cardiff University and the University of Oxford. 


Research interests

Melanie is a member of the School's Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster

Areas of expertise:

  • Young workers
  • Employer engagement with apprenticeships
  • Worker voice, especially trade union voice

Publications

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2019

Meardi, G., Simms, M. and Adam, D. (2019) Trade unions and precariat in Europe: Representative claims. European Journal of Industrial Relations, (doi:10.1177/0959680119863585) (Early Online Publication)

Simms, M. , Holgate, J. and Roper, C. (2019) The Trades Union Congress 150 years on: a review of the organising challenges and responses to the changing nature of work. Employee Relations, 41(2), pp. 331-343. (doi:10.1108/ER-09-2018-0242)

Simms, M. (2019) What Do We Know and What Should We Do About the Future of Work? Series: What do we know and what should we do about. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781526463463

2018

Grady, J. and Simms, M. (2018) Trade unions and the challenge of fostering solidarities in an era of financialisation. Economic and Industrial Democracy, (doi:10.1177/0143831x18759792) (Early Online Publication)

Simms, M. (2018) Why workers go on strike. Conversation,

Holgate, J., Simms, M. and Tapia, M. (2018) The limitations of the theory and practice of mobilization in trade union organizing. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 39(4), pp. 599-616. (doi:10.1177/0143831X18777608)

Simms, M. , Eversberg, D., Dupuy, C. and Hipp, L. (2018) Organizing young workers under precarious conditions: what hinders or facilitates union success? Work and Occupations, 45(4), pp. 420-450. (doi:10.1177/0730888418785947)

2017

Simms, M. (2017) Understanding employer engagement in youth labour market policy in the UK. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(4), pp. 548-564. (doi:10.1111/1748-8583.12155)

Simms, M. (2017) How Organisations Are Adapting to New Labour Markets and Employment. 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-8 July 2017.

Simms, M. , Tapia, M. and Holgate, J. (2017) The Limits of Theory and Practice of Mobilization in Union Organizing. BUIRA 2017: The Changing Face of Industrial Relations: New Borders, New Frontiers, Portsmouth, UK, 28-30 June 2017.

Simms, M. , Wilson, D. and Robertson, A. (2017) The Role of Employers in Young People's Labour Market Transitions. International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Sheffield, UK, 4-6 April 2017.

Murphy, C. and Simms, M. (2017) Tripartite responses to young workers and precarious employment in the EU. In: Parry, E. and McCarthy, J. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work. Palgrave Macmillan UK: London, pp. 345-369. ISBN 9781137467799

Simms, M. (2017) Community unionism. In: Encyclopaedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Wiley Blackwell.

Simms, M. (2017) Unions and job quality in the UK. Work and Occupations, 44(1), pp. 47-67. (doi:10.1177/0730888415618729)

2016

Simms, M. and Hopkins, B. (2016) Negotiating Wage Inequality in the UK. British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), 66th Annual Conference, Leeds, UK, 29 June- 1 July 2016.

Simms, M. (2016) One Year On: Employment Relations under the Conservative Government. Annual Shirley Lerner Memorial Lecture, Manchester Industrial Relations Society, Manchester, UK, 28 April 2016.

Simms, M. (2016) Conceptualising Interests in Industrial Relations Theory. International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Berlin, Germany, 4-6 April 2016.

Simms, M. (2016) The Future of Work: Labour Market Policy, Collective Regulation and Some Reflections on Theory. Future of Work Hub Launch Event, University of Sussex, 13 April 2016.

Simms, M. and Hopkins, B. (2016) Negotiating Wage Inequality in the UK. International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Berlin, Germany, 4-6 April 2016.

Beck, V., Brook, P., Carter, B., Clark, I., Danford, A., Hammer, N., Kanji, S. and Simms, M. (2016) Work, employment and society sans frontières: extending and deepening our reach. Work, Employment and Society, 30(2), pp. 211-219. (doi:10.1177/0950017015613747)

Simms, M. (2016) Union organizing. In: Wilkinson, A. and Johnstone, S. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 463-464. ISBN 9781783475452

Simms, M. (2016) Young workers. In: Wilkinson, A. and Johnstone, S. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 496-497. ISBN 9781783475452

Simms, M. , Gamwell, S. and Hopkins, B. (2016) The coalition’s youth employment policies: addressing a structural challenge. In: Williams, S. and Scott, P. (eds.) Employment Relations under Coalition Government: The UK Experience, 2010-2015. Routledge: New York, pp. 49-65. ISBN 9781138887008 (doi:10.4324/9781315714431-3)

2015

Simms, M. (2015) Accounting for greenfield union organizing outcomes. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(3), pp. 397-422. (doi:10.1111/bjir.12072)

Simms, M. (2015) Rail workers union strikes a blow for collective bargaining. Conversation,

Simms, M. (2015) Britain’s battered unions have new battles round the corner. Conversation,

Simms, M. and Grady, J. (2015) Trade Unions and Financialisation: the Challenge to Building Solidarities in Times of Crisis. BUIRA Midlands, April 2015.

Simms, M. (2015) Measures to Protect Low-Paid and Unpaid Interns in the United Kingdom. Other. Korea Labour Institute.

Simms, M. (2015) Union organizing as an alternative to partnership. Or what to do when employers can't keep their side of the bargain. In: Johnstone, S. and Ackers, P. (eds.) Finding a Voice at Work?: New Perspectives on Employment Relations. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 127-152. ISBN 9780199668014

Simms, M. and Dean, D. (2015) Mobilising contingent workers: An analysis of two successful cases. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 36(1), pp. 173-190. (doi:10.1177/0143831X13501000)

2014

Simms, M. , Holgate, J. and Heery, E. (2014) Evaluating union organising in the UK. Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology, 7, pp. 53-76.

Simms, M. (2014) The curriculum vitae. [Website]

Simms, M. , Holgate, J. and Heery, E. (2014) Evaluating union organising in the UK. In: Czarzasty, J. and Mrozowicki, A. (eds.) Trade Union Organising in Europe: Research and Practice. Scholar: Warszawa, pp. 17-40.

2013

Simms, M. (2013) Workplace trade union activists in UK service sector organising campaigns. Industrial Relations Journal, 44(4), pp. 373-388. (doi:10.1111/irj.12028)

Simms, M. , Hopkins, B. and Gamwell, S. (2013) Skills for Sustainable Employment: Strategies to Tackle Youth Unemployment. Documentation. unionlearn, London.

Simms, M. , Holgate, J. and Heery, E. (2013) Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, N.Y..

2012

Simms, M. (2012) Imagined solidarities: Where is class in union organising? Capital and Class, 36(1), pp. 97-115. (doi:10.1177/0309816811430840)

Simms, M. (2012) Young Workers during the Crisis: Hit Hardest and Scared Longest. Discussion Paper. Unions21, London.

2011

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2011) Seizing an opportunity? Union organizing campaigns in Britain, 1998–2004. Labor History, 52(1), pp. 23-47. (doi:10.1080/0023656X.2011.545201)

Simms, M. (2011) Appropriating the brand: union organizing in front-line service work. In: Brannan, M. J., Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (eds.) Branded Lives: The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 148-167. ISBN 9781849800921 (doi:10.4337/9780857938145.00015)

Simms, M. (2011) Helping Young Workers during the Crisis: Contributions by Social Partners and Public Authorities. Documentation. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

Simms, M. (2011) Les militants de terrain dans les campagnes d'implantation syndicale dans le secteur des services en Grande-Bretagne. La Revue de l'Ires, 68(1), pp. 75-108. (doi:10.3917/rdli.068.0075)

Simms, M. (2011) Trade Union Responses to Precarious Work: UK Report. Project Report. BARSORI.

2010

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2010) Employer responses to union organising: patterns and effects. Human Resource Management Journal, 20(1), pp. 3-22. (doi:10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00102.x)

Simms, M. (2010) Trade Union Strategies to Recruit New Groups of Workers - United Kingdom. Documentation. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

Simms, M. and Charlwood, A. (2010) Trade unions: power and influence in a changed context. In: Colling, T. and Terry, M. (eds.) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice. Wiley: London, pp. 125-148. ISBN 9781444308853

Simms, M. and Holgate, J. (2010) Organising for what? Where is the debate on the politics of organising? Work, Employment and Society, 24(1), pp. 157-168. (doi:10.1177/0950017010361413)

Simms, M. and Holgate, J. (2010) TUC Organizing Academy 10 years on: what has been the impact on British unions? International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(3), pp. 355-370. (doi:10.1080/09585190903546896)

2008

Simms, M. and Holgate, J. (2008) TUC’s organising academy celebrates 10th birthday. [Website]

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2008) Constraints on union organising in the United Kingdom. Industrial Relations Journal, 39(1), pp. 24-42. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2007.00472.x)

Holgate, J. and Simms, M. (2008) 10 Years of the Organising Academy. Documentation. TUC.

2007

Simms, M. (2007) Interest formation in greenfield union organising campaigns. Industrial Relations Journal, 38(5), pp. 439-454. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2007.00457.x)

Simms, M. (2007) Managed activism: two union organising campaigns in the not-for-profit sector. Industrial Relations Journal, 38(2), pp. 119-135. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2007.00439.x)

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2007) Employer Responses to Union Organising in the United Kingdom. Working Paper. Cardiff Human Resource Management.

2006

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2006) Union organising under certification law in Britain. In: Gall, G. (ed.) Union Recognition: Organising and Bargaining Outcomes. Routledge: London.

Simms, M. (2006) The transition from organizing to recognition: a case study. In: Gall, G. (ed.) Union Recognition: Organising and Bargaining Outcomes. Routledge: London.

2004

Wills, J. and Simms, M. (2004) Building reciprocal community unionism in the UK. Capital and Class, 28(1), pp. 59-84. (doi:10.1177/030981680408200105)

Heery, E., Delbridge, R., Simms, M. and Stewart, P. (2004) Trade union responses to non-standard work. In: Healy, G., Heery, E., Taylor, P. and Brown, W. (eds.) The Future of Worker Representation. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 127-150. ISBN 9781403917591

2003

Heery, E., Delbridge, R., Simms, M. , Salmon, J. and Simpson, D. (2003) Organising for renewal: a case study of the TUC's Organising Academy. In: Cornfield, D. and McCammon, H. (eds.) Labor Revitalization. Series: Research in the sociology of work. JAI Press: New York.

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2003) Bargaining or Bust: Employer Responses to Union Organising. Documentation. TUC.

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Delbridge, R., Salmon, J. and Simpson, D. (2003) Trade union recruitment policy in Britain: form and effects. In: Gall, G. (ed.) Union Organizing: Campaigning for Trade Union Recognition. Routledge: London.

Simms, M. (2003) Organising front-line service workers: evidence from four union campaigns. In: White, G., Corby, S. and Stanworth, C. (eds.) Regulation, De-regulation and Re-regulation: The Scope of Employment Relations in the 21st Century. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of IERA. University of Greenwich.

Simms, M. (2003) Union organizing in the not-for-profit sector. In: Gall, G. (ed.) Union Organizing: Campaigning for Trade Union Recognition. Routledge: London.

2002

Heery, E., Delbridge, R. and Simms, M. (2002) The Organising Academy. Documentation. TUC.

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Conley, H., Delbridge, R. and Stewart, P. (2002) Trade Unions and the Flexible Workforce: A Survey Analysis of Union Policy and Practice. Working Paper. ESRC Future of Work Programme.

2001

Heery, E., Delbridge, R., Salmon, J. and Simms, M. (2001) Global labour? The transfer of the organising model to the United Kingdom. In: Debrah, Y. and Smith, I. (eds.) Globalisation, Employment and the Workplace: Patterns of Diversity. Routledge: London.

Simms, M. , Heery, E. and Farias, C. (2001) Contingent work in the public sector: a survey of fixed-term contract workers in higher education. Management Research News, 24(10/11), pp. 54-55. (doi:10.1108/01409170110782973)

Speidel, F. and Simms, M. (2001) The implications of economic globalisation on French and German industrial relations: the examples of the German and French automotive industries. In: Debrah, Y. and Smith, I. (eds.) Globalisation, Employment and the Workplace: Patterns of Diversity. Routledge: London.

2000

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Delbridge, R., Salmon, J. and Simpson, D. (2000) The TUC's Organising Academy: an assessment. Industrial Relations Journal, 31(5), pp. 400-415. (doi:10.1111/1468-2338.00173)

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Delbridge, R., Salmon, J. and Simpson, D. (2000) Union organizing in Britain: a survey of policy and practice. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 11(5), pp. 986-1007. (doi:10.1080/095851900422384)

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Simpson, D., Delbridge, R. and Salmon, J. (2000) Organizing unionism comes to the UK. Employee Relations, 22(1), pp. 38-57. (doi:10.1108/EUM0000000005307)

Wills, J. and Simms, M. (2000) Building Reciprocal Community Unionism in the UK. Working Paper. Department of Geography, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.

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Number of items: 72.

Articles

Meardi, G., Simms, M. and Adam, D. (2019) Trade unions and precariat in Europe: Representative claims. European Journal of Industrial Relations, (doi:10.1177/0959680119863585) (Early Online Publication)

Simms, M. , Holgate, J. and Roper, C. (2019) The Trades Union Congress 150 years on: a review of the organising challenges and responses to the changing nature of work. Employee Relations, 41(2), pp. 331-343. (doi:10.1108/ER-09-2018-0242)

Grady, J. and Simms, M. (2018) Trade unions and the challenge of fostering solidarities in an era of financialisation. Economic and Industrial Democracy, (doi:10.1177/0143831x18759792) (Early Online Publication)

Simms, M. (2018) Why workers go on strike. Conversation,

Holgate, J., Simms, M. and Tapia, M. (2018) The limitations of the theory and practice of mobilization in trade union organizing. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 39(4), pp. 599-616. (doi:10.1177/0143831X18777608)

Simms, M. , Eversberg, D., Dupuy, C. and Hipp, L. (2018) Organizing young workers under precarious conditions: what hinders or facilitates union success? Work and Occupations, 45(4), pp. 420-450. (doi:10.1177/0730888418785947)

Simms, M. (2017) Understanding employer engagement in youth labour market policy in the UK. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(4), pp. 548-564. (doi:10.1111/1748-8583.12155)

Simms, M. (2017) Unions and job quality in the UK. Work and Occupations, 44(1), pp. 47-67. (doi:10.1177/0730888415618729)

Beck, V., Brook, P., Carter, B., Clark, I., Danford, A., Hammer, N., Kanji, S. and Simms, M. (2016) Work, employment and society sans frontières: extending and deepening our reach. Work, Employment and Society, 30(2), pp. 211-219. (doi:10.1177/0950017015613747)

Simms, M. (2015) Accounting for greenfield union organizing outcomes. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(3), pp. 397-422. (doi:10.1111/bjir.12072)

Simms, M. (2015) Rail workers union strikes a blow for collective bargaining. Conversation,

Simms, M. (2015) Britain’s battered unions have new battles round the corner. Conversation,

Simms, M. and Dean, D. (2015) Mobilising contingent workers: An analysis of two successful cases. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 36(1), pp. 173-190. (doi:10.1177/0143831X13501000)

Simms, M. , Holgate, J. and Heery, E. (2014) Evaluating union organising in the UK. Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology, 7, pp. 53-76.

Simms, M. (2013) Workplace trade union activists in UK service sector organising campaigns. Industrial Relations Journal, 44(4), pp. 373-388. (doi:10.1111/irj.12028)

Simms, M. (2012) Imagined solidarities: Where is class in union organising? Capital and Class, 36(1), pp. 97-115. (doi:10.1177/0309816811430840)

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2011) Seizing an opportunity? Union organizing campaigns in Britain, 1998–2004. Labor History, 52(1), pp. 23-47. (doi:10.1080/0023656X.2011.545201)

Simms, M. (2011) Les militants de terrain dans les campagnes d'implantation syndicale dans le secteur des services en Grande-Bretagne. La Revue de l'Ires, 68(1), pp. 75-108. (doi:10.3917/rdli.068.0075)

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2010) Employer responses to union organising: patterns and effects. Human Resource Management Journal, 20(1), pp. 3-22. (doi:10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00102.x)

Simms, M. and Holgate, J. (2010) Organising for what? Where is the debate on the politics of organising? Work, Employment and Society, 24(1), pp. 157-168. (doi:10.1177/0950017010361413)

Simms, M. and Holgate, J. (2010) TUC Organizing Academy 10 years on: what has been the impact on British unions? International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(3), pp. 355-370. (doi:10.1080/09585190903546896)

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2008) Constraints on union organising in the United Kingdom. Industrial Relations Journal, 39(1), pp. 24-42. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2007.00472.x)

Simms, M. (2007) Interest formation in greenfield union organising campaigns. Industrial Relations Journal, 38(5), pp. 439-454. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2007.00457.x)

Simms, M. (2007) Managed activism: two union organising campaigns in the not-for-profit sector. Industrial Relations Journal, 38(2), pp. 119-135. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2007.00439.x)

Wills, J. and Simms, M. (2004) Building reciprocal community unionism in the UK. Capital and Class, 28(1), pp. 59-84. (doi:10.1177/030981680408200105)

Simms, M. , Heery, E. and Farias, C. (2001) Contingent work in the public sector: a survey of fixed-term contract workers in higher education. Management Research News, 24(10/11), pp. 54-55. (doi:10.1108/01409170110782973)

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Delbridge, R., Salmon, J. and Simpson, D. (2000) The TUC's Organising Academy: an assessment. Industrial Relations Journal, 31(5), pp. 400-415. (doi:10.1111/1468-2338.00173)

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Delbridge, R., Salmon, J. and Simpson, D. (2000) Union organizing in Britain: a survey of policy and practice. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 11(5), pp. 986-1007. (doi:10.1080/095851900422384)

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Simpson, D., Delbridge, R. and Salmon, J. (2000) Organizing unionism comes to the UK. Employee Relations, 22(1), pp. 38-57. (doi:10.1108/EUM0000000005307)

Books

Simms, M. (2019) What Do We Know and What Should We Do About the Future of Work? Series: What do we know and what should we do about. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781526463463

Simms, M. , Holgate, J. and Heery, E. (2013) Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, N.Y..

Book Sections

Murphy, C. and Simms, M. (2017) Tripartite responses to young workers and precarious employment in the EU. In: Parry, E. and McCarthy, J. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work. Palgrave Macmillan UK: London, pp. 345-369. ISBN 9781137467799

Simms, M. (2017) Community unionism. In: Encyclopaedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Wiley Blackwell.

Simms, M. (2016) Union organizing. In: Wilkinson, A. and Johnstone, S. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 463-464. ISBN 9781783475452

Simms, M. (2016) Young workers. In: Wilkinson, A. and Johnstone, S. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 496-497. ISBN 9781783475452

Simms, M. , Gamwell, S. and Hopkins, B. (2016) The coalition’s youth employment policies: addressing a structural challenge. In: Williams, S. and Scott, P. (eds.) Employment Relations under Coalition Government: The UK Experience, 2010-2015. Routledge: New York, pp. 49-65. ISBN 9781138887008 (doi:10.4324/9781315714431-3)

Simms, M. (2015) Union organizing as an alternative to partnership. Or what to do when employers can't keep their side of the bargain. In: Johnstone, S. and Ackers, P. (eds.) Finding a Voice at Work?: New Perspectives on Employment Relations. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 127-152. ISBN 9780199668014

Simms, M. , Holgate, J. and Heery, E. (2014) Evaluating union organising in the UK. In: Czarzasty, J. and Mrozowicki, A. (eds.) Trade Union Organising in Europe: Research and Practice. Scholar: Warszawa, pp. 17-40.

Simms, M. (2011) Appropriating the brand: union organizing in front-line service work. In: Brannan, M. J., Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (eds.) Branded Lives: The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 148-167. ISBN 9781849800921 (doi:10.4337/9780857938145.00015)

Simms, M. and Charlwood, A. (2010) Trade unions: power and influence in a changed context. In: Colling, T. and Terry, M. (eds.) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice. Wiley: London, pp. 125-148. ISBN 9781444308853

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2006) Union organising under certification law in Britain. In: Gall, G. (ed.) Union Recognition: Organising and Bargaining Outcomes. Routledge: London.

Simms, M. (2006) The transition from organizing to recognition: a case study. In: Gall, G. (ed.) Union Recognition: Organising and Bargaining Outcomes. Routledge: London.

Heery, E., Delbridge, R., Simms, M. and Stewart, P. (2004) Trade union responses to non-standard work. In: Healy, G., Heery, E., Taylor, P. and Brown, W. (eds.) The Future of Worker Representation. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 127-150. ISBN 9781403917591

Heery, E., Delbridge, R., Simms, M. , Salmon, J. and Simpson, D. (2003) Organising for renewal: a case study of the TUC's Organising Academy. In: Cornfield, D. and McCammon, H. (eds.) Labor Revitalization. Series: Research in the sociology of work. JAI Press: New York.

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Delbridge, R., Salmon, J. and Simpson, D. (2003) Trade union recruitment policy in Britain: form and effects. In: Gall, G. (ed.) Union Organizing: Campaigning for Trade Union Recognition. Routledge: London.

Simms, M. (2003) Organising front-line service workers: evidence from four union campaigns. In: White, G., Corby, S. and Stanworth, C. (eds.) Regulation, De-regulation and Re-regulation: The Scope of Employment Relations in the 21st Century. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of IERA. University of Greenwich.

Simms, M. (2003) Union organizing in the not-for-profit sector. In: Gall, G. (ed.) Union Organizing: Campaigning for Trade Union Recognition. Routledge: London.

Heery, E., Delbridge, R., Salmon, J. and Simms, M. (2001) Global labour? The transfer of the organising model to the United Kingdom. In: Debrah, Y. and Smith, I. (eds.) Globalisation, Employment and the Workplace: Patterns of Diversity. Routledge: London.

Speidel, F. and Simms, M. (2001) The implications of economic globalisation on French and German industrial relations: the examples of the German and French automotive industries. In: Debrah, Y. and Smith, I. (eds.) Globalisation, Employment and the Workplace: Patterns of Diversity. Routledge: London.

Research Reports or Papers

Simms, M. (2015) Measures to Protect Low-Paid and Unpaid Interns in the United Kingdom. Other. Korea Labour Institute.

Simms, M. , Hopkins, B. and Gamwell, S. (2013) Skills for Sustainable Employment: Strategies to Tackle Youth Unemployment. Documentation. unionlearn, London.

Simms, M. (2012) Young Workers during the Crisis: Hit Hardest and Scared Longest. Discussion Paper. Unions21, London.

Simms, M. (2011) Helping Young Workers during the Crisis: Contributions by Social Partners and Public Authorities. Documentation. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

Simms, M. (2011) Trade Union Responses to Precarious Work: UK Report. Project Report. BARSORI.

Simms, M. (2010) Trade Union Strategies to Recruit New Groups of Workers - United Kingdom. Documentation. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

Holgate, J. and Simms, M. (2008) 10 Years of the Organising Academy. Documentation. TUC.

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2007) Employer Responses to Union Organising in the United Kingdom. Working Paper. Cardiff Human Resource Management.

Heery, E. and Simms, M. (2003) Bargaining or Bust: Employer Responses to Union Organising. Documentation. TUC.

Heery, E., Delbridge, R. and Simms, M. (2002) The Organising Academy. Documentation. TUC.

Heery, E., Simms, M. , Conley, H., Delbridge, R. and Stewart, P. (2002) Trade Unions and the Flexible Workforce: A Survey Analysis of Union Policy and Practice. Working Paper. ESRC Future of Work Programme.

Wills, J. and Simms, M. (2000) Building Reciprocal Community Unionism in the UK. Working Paper. Department of Geography, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.

Conference or Workshop Item

Simms, M. (2017) How Organisations Are Adapting to New Labour Markets and Employment. 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-8 July 2017.

Simms, M. , Tapia, M. and Holgate, J. (2017) The Limits of Theory and Practice of Mobilization in Union Organizing. BUIRA 2017: The Changing Face of Industrial Relations: New Borders, New Frontiers, Portsmouth, UK, 28-30 June 2017.

Simms, M. , Wilson, D. and Robertson, A. (2017) The Role of Employers in Young People's Labour Market Transitions. International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Sheffield, UK, 4-6 April 2017.

Simms, M. and Hopkins, B. (2016) Negotiating Wage Inequality in the UK. British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), 66th Annual Conference, Leeds, UK, 29 June- 1 July 2016.

Simms, M. (2016) One Year On: Employment Relations under the Conservative Government. Annual Shirley Lerner Memorial Lecture, Manchester Industrial Relations Society, Manchester, UK, 28 April 2016.

Simms, M. (2016) Conceptualising Interests in Industrial Relations Theory. International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Berlin, Germany, 4-6 April 2016.

Simms, M. (2016) The Future of Work: Labour Market Policy, Collective Regulation and Some Reflections on Theory. Future of Work Hub Launch Event, University of Sussex, 13 April 2016.

Simms, M. and Hopkins, B. (2016) Negotiating Wage Inequality in the UK. International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Berlin, Germany, 4-6 April 2016.

Simms, M. and Grady, J. (2015) Trade Unions and Financialisation: the Challenge to Building Solidarities in Times of Crisis. BUIRA Midlands, April 2015.

Website

Simms, M. (2014) The curriculum vitae. [Website]

Simms, M. and Holgate, J. (2008) TUC’s organising academy celebrates 10th birthday. [Website]

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Grants

  1. The effect of English-only instruction on skill formation and labour market readiness of young Malawians, SFC-GCRF. Co-Investigators: Dr Kristinn Herrmannsson and Dr Colin Reiley (£58,234, Oct 2018 to June 2019)
  2. Bargaining for Social Rights in the Public Sector (BARSOP), European Commission, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Italy, Denmark (€345,009, April 2016 to April 2018)
  3. Negotiating Wage (In)Equality (NEWIN), European Commission, Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia (€264,112, January 2015 to Dec 2016)
  4. Young workers and Trade Unions, Hans Böckler Stiftung, Cornell University (USA), Germany, Netherlands, France (€200,000, August 2014 to August 2018)
  5. Representation of the losers of the crisis, British Academy Small Grant, Warwick, Munich, Milan (£9,447, Sept 2015 to August 2016)
  6. Precarious Pathways to Employment for Young People? Economic and Social Research Council, Warwick, Open, Aston (£781,097, May 2014 to May 2017)
  7. Bargaining for social rights at sectoral level (BARSORIS), European Commission. Co-investigator: Professor Maarten Keune (PI), University of Amsterdam (€180,570, January 2014 to November 2014)
  8. Employer experiences of hiring young workers, British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, (£121,400, September 2013 – August 2014)
  9. Youth unemployment, UnionLearn. Co-Investigators: Dr Ben Hopkins (Aberystwyth) and Dr Sophie Gamwell (Warwick) (£33,330, October 2012 – March 2013)
  10. Bargaining for Social Rights (BARSORI), European Commission. Co-investigator: Professor Maarten Keune (PI), University of Amsterdam (€158,443, March – November 2011)
  11. Young workers and precarious employment, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Warwick. Co-investigator: Dr Rosario Undurraga, University of Warwick (£3,100, June – July 2011)
  12. ESRC seminar series – Young workers and precarious employment, Economic and Social Research Council. Co-investigator: Dr Lefteris Kretsos (PI) and Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio (£17,000, September 2010 to September 2012)
  13. An evaluation of recent developments in trade union organiser training, Nuffield Foundation. Co-investigator: Dr Jane Holgate, London Metropolitan University (£11,756, September 2006 to December 2007)
  14. Mobilising non-standard workers, Research Development Fund (Internal). Co-investigator: Dr Deborah Dean, Warwick Business School (£2,000, January 2006 to January 2007)

Supervision

Current supervision

Lachlan Smith, University of Leicester
Young people’s experiences understanding of education and work

Paul Quigley
Employers experiences of apprenticeship policy in Scotland. Funded by Skills Development Scotland and ESRC

Michelle Trottier
Understanding the employability impact of networked learning

James Gulcecher
Young people’s experiences of the labour market

Christopher McAdam
Organisation responses to managing staff with care responsibility for older relatives


Teaching

  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Work and Employment
  • Strategic Human Resource Management