Professor Melanie Simms

  • Professor of Work and Employment (Management)

Biography

Melanie is Professor of Work and Employment. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, she worked at the University of Leicester, University of Warwick, University of Kent, Cardiff University and the University of Oxford.


Research interests

Her research interests include:

  • Young workers’ transitions into work
  • Employment policy to support young workers e.g. apprenticeships
  • Employer engagement with labour market policies
  • Worker voice, especially through trade unions
  • Trade union renewal in the UK and internationally

Grants

  1. Young workers and trade unions. Hans Boeckler Stiftung. 2014-ongoing.
  2. Bargaining for Social Rights in the Public Sector – BARSOP. European Commission. 2016-2018
  3. Negotiating Wage (In)Equality – NEWIN. European Commission. 2014-2018. 
  4. Precarious Pathways to Employment for Young People? ESRC. 2014-2017.
  5. Representation of the losers of the crisis. British Academy Small Grant. 2015-2016.
  6. Bargaining for social rights at sectoral level – BARSORIS. European Commission. 2014. 
  7. Employer experiences of hiring young workers. British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship. 2013-2014. 
  8. Youth unemployment policies. Unionlearn. 2012-2013.
  9. Bargaining for social rights – BARSORI. European Commission. 2011. 
  10. Young workers and precarious employment. ESRC seminar series. 2010-2012.
  11. Evaluating developments in union organiser training. Nuffield Foundation. 2006-2007.

Supervision

Lachlan Smith – graduate identities in their transitions into the labour market.

Interested in supervising PhD student around the following topics:

  • Employment relations theory
  • Collective interests especially with regard to worker voice and trade unionism
  • Trade union renewal
  • Union organising
  • Employer behaviour with regard to engaging (or not) with labour market policies to help young people and other vulnerable groups

Teaching

  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment relations
  • Comparative industrial relations

Additional information

Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Arts
Academic Fellow of Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development
Fellow of Higher Education Academy


Publications

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Number of items: 13.

2018

Simms, M. , Eversberg, D., Dupuy, C. and Hipp, L. (2018) Organising young workers under precarious conditions: what hinders or facilitates union success? Work and Occupations, (doi:10.1177/0730888418785947) (Early Online Publication)

Holgate, J.M., Simms, M. and Tapia, M. (2018) The limitations of the theory and practice of mobilization in trade union organizing. Economic and Industrial Democracy, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

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

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)

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. 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.

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. , 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)

2011

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)

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Number of items: 13.

Articles

Simms, M. , Eversberg, D., Dupuy, C. and Hipp, L. (2018) Organising young workers under precarious conditions: what hinders or facilitates union success? Work and Occupations, (doi:10.1177/0730888418785947) (Early Online Publication)

Holgate, J.M., Simms, M. and Tapia, M. (2018) The limitations of the theory and practice of mobilization in trade union organizing. Economic and Industrial Democracy, (Accepted for Publication)

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. (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. 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)

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)

Books

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

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