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Behind the beer: An examination of ‘entrepreneurial’ motives for starting a craft brewery (2021)
Book Chapter
Ellis, V., & Richards, J. (2021). Behind the beer: An examination of ‘entrepreneurial’ motives for starting a craft brewery. In D. Clarke, V. Ellis, H. Patrick-Thomson, & D. Weir (Eds.), Researching Craft Beer: Understanding Production, Community and Culture in an Evolving Sector. Bingley: Emerald

Brewing has experienced a considerable revival in recent years with the number of brewers in the UK being at its highest level since the 1930s (Cask Report, 2018). After decades of mergers and takeovers saw the emergence of a small number of global b... Read More about Behind the beer: An examination of ‘entrepreneurial’ motives for starting a craft brewery.

Organising to beat the Trade Union Act 2016’s voting thresholds: a case study of organising and tactics from the University and College Union (2021)
Journal Article
Richards, J., & Ellis, V. (in press). Organising to beat the Trade Union Act 2016’s voting thresholds: a case study of organising and tactics from the University and College Union. Personnel Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-10-2020-0756

Purpose: The paper responds to calls for ‘best practice’ on how trade unions may respond to member voting threshold requirements of the Trade Union Act 2016 (the Act). A broader aim is to make a theoretical contribution related to trade union organis... Read More about Organising to beat the Trade Union Act 2016’s voting thresholds: a case study of organising and tactics from the University and College Union.

“Brilliant at everything, saying yes to even more”: The realities of overwork in academia (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Pustelnikovaite, T., Richards, J., Ellis, V., & Saxena, S. (2021, August). “Brilliant at everything, saying yes to even more”: The realities of overwork in academia. Paper presented at Work, Employment and Society, Online

Leaveism is an important yet underresearched phenomenon in contemporary work and employment. It refers to employees using allocated time off to work, such as taking work home that cannot be completed in normal working hours, working while on leave to... Read More about “Brilliant at everything, saying yes to even more”: The realities of overwork in academia.

‘Organising from home’: Beating the Trade Union Act 2016 in a global pandemic/recession (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Richards, J., & Ellis, V. (2021, July). ‘Organising from home’: Beating the Trade Union Act 2016 in a global pandemic/recession. Paper presented at British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

In 2017, the Trade Union Act 2016 (the Act) became law in the UK, an Act extending several decades of anti-union measures, but notable for the setting of a 50% threshold in statutory ballots. Further, as there is little prospect of the Act being repe... Read More about ‘Organising from home’: Beating the Trade Union Act 2016 in a global pandemic/recession.

Film Bang 1976-2020 – resilience and sustainability for freelance careers in the screen industries (2021)
Report
Scott, A., & Davidson, N. (2021). Film Bang 1976-2020 – resilience and sustainability for freelance careers in the screen industries. Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre

This Report gathers the evidence from our 2020 research project investigating freelance working in the Scottish film and television sector over the past four decades. The Industrial Strategy (UK Government, 2017) and the Bazalgette Report into the Cr... Read More about Film Bang 1976-2020 – resilience and sustainability for freelance careers in the screen industries.

Organising an industrial action ballot to protect jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic: The case of a UK university and the University and Colleges Union (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Richards, J., & Ellis, V. (2021, July). Organising an industrial action ballot to protect jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic: The case of a UK university and the University and Colleges Union. Paper presented at 7th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network, International Labor Organisation (ILO) Geneva

The paper responds to key themes of the stream: the importance/relevance of collective bargaining in protecting high-quality jobs in the UK higher education sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. The paper represents a case of good branch-level union o... Read More about Organising an industrial action ballot to protect jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic: The case of a UK university and the University and Colleges Union.

Film Bang Analysis (2021)
Digital Artefact
Scott, A., & Davidson, N. (2021). Film Bang Analysis. [Website]

A webslides presentation covering the main points emerging from analysis of the Film Bang directory 1976 - 2020. This study investigates freelance working in the Scottish film and television sector. The Industrial Strategy and the Bazalgette Repo... Read More about Film Bang Analysis.

Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries (2021)
Other
Panneels, I., Terras, M., Jones, C., Helgason, I., & Komorowski, M. (2021). Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries. https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/plugging-the-data-gap-freelance-and-self-employed-workers-in-the-creative-industries

The lack of data on the self-employed and freelance workforce is a particularly severe problem for the creative industries, which are disproportionately made up of freelancers.

The challenges facing freelancers in Scottish Film and TV: an analysis of 45 years of data from the Film Bang directory 1976-2020 (2021)
Report
Scott, A., & Davidson, N. (2021). The challenges facing freelancers in Scottish Film and TV: an analysis of 45 years of data from the Film Bang directory 1976-2020. London: Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre

This Discussion Paper investigates freelance working in the Scottish film and television sector. The Industrial Strategy and the Bazalgette Report into the Creative Industries (2017) have identified the need to support the development of creative clu... Read More about The challenges facing freelancers in Scottish Film and TV: an analysis of 45 years of data from the Film Bang directory 1976-2020.

Researching Craft Beer: Understanding Production, Community and Culture in an Evolving Sector (2021)
Book
Clarke, D., Ellis, V., Patrick-Thomson, H., & Weir, D. (Eds.). (2021). Researching Craft Beer: Understanding Production, Community and Culture in an Evolving Sector. Bingley: Emerald

Decades of stagnating demand for beer and the emergence of global brewing conglomerates had seen many of Britain’s longstanding breweries disappear and a decline in the diversity of beer styles on offer. However, following similar developments in the... Read More about Researching Craft Beer: Understanding Production, Community and Culture in an Evolving Sector.

Developing the concept of leaveism: From a form of presenteeism/absence to an emergent and expanding domain of work (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Richards, J., Canduela, J., Pustelnikovaite, T., Ellis, V., & Saxena, S. (2021, April). Developing the concept of leaveism: From a form of presenteeism/absence to an emergent and expanding domain of work. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, University of Greenwich

The purpose of the paper is to develop the emergent notion of leaveism by drawing on concepts related to work intensification (WI) and ideal worker (IW) norms. The argument driving the paper is leaveism can be developed from being associated with pre... Read More about Developing the concept of leaveism: From a form of presenteeism/absence to an emergent and expanding domain of work.

Debt should not be ignored (2021)
Digital Artefact
Robertson, P. (2021). Debt should not be ignored. [Blog]

This short article highlights the neglect of debt in the career development literature, and its importance as a factor shaping career decisions and career pathways.

Public policy for career guidance: Imagining a more ambitious agenda (2020)
Digital Artefact
Robertson, P. (2020). Public policy for career guidance: Imagining a more ambitious agenda. [Blog]

This short article argues that career development services are relevant to a wider range of public policy objectives than have previously been considered.

Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers (2020)
Book Chapter
McFadden, C. (2020). Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers. In Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (1-14). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_35-1

Discrimination against transgender employees and jobseekers is widely reported in multiple contexts. However, there is relative lack of literature on the experiences, extent, scope, and magnitude of anti-transgender discrimination. This chapter bring... Read More about Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers.

The normalisation of overwork: A scoping study of Leavism (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Richards, J., Pustelnikovaite, T., Ellis, V., & Canduela, J. (2020, April). The normalisation of overwork: A scoping study of Leavism. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Newcastle

The proposed paper focuses on Leaveism, understood as employees using allocated time off to work (CIPD, 2018). Leaveism involves using allocated time off when actually unwell, taking work home that cannot be completed in normal working hours, and, wo... Read More about The normalisation of overwork: A scoping study of Leavism.

Training and Organizational Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Temporal, Institutional and Organizational Context Moderators (2020)
Journal Article
Garavan, T., McCarthy, A., Lai, Y., Murphy, K., Sheehan, M., & Carbery, R. (2021). Training and Organizational Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Temporal, Institutional and Organizational Context Moderators. Human Resource Management Journal, 31(1), 93-119. https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12284

Drawing on systems theory, we conducted a moderated meta-analysis of the training and organizational performance relationship using 119 primary studies. We examined the moderating effects of quality versus quantity of training, time, institutional,... Read More about Training and Organizational Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Temporal, Institutional and Organizational Context Moderators.

Leaveism: A scoping study and recommendations for HRM practice (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Richards, J., Pustelnikovaite, T., & Ellis, V. (2020, January). Leaveism: A scoping study and recommendations for HRM practice. Paper presented at CIPD Applied Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland

Richards, J., Pustelnikovaite, T., & Ellis, V. (2020, January). Leaveism: A scoping study and recommendations for HRM practice. Paper presented at CIPD Applied Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia? (2019)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., Cook, M., Stavert, J., Ritchie, L., Tolson, D., & Danson, M. (2021). Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia?. Aging & mental health, 25(1), 134-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1667299

Objectives As working lives extend and there is better recognition of early-onset dementias, employers need to consider dementia as a workplace concern. With suitable support, people living with dementia can continue employment – although this is no... Read More about Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia?.