Seminar 1 - Newcastle Jan 2014

Newcastle University, 22 January 2014.

Aim: To explore regulatory asymmetries, ambiguities, similarities and contradictions in existing agendas for regulation focusing on: “What has changed in the way regulation is understood and used? What underlying assumptions are identified in the ways in which regulation of work and employment is understood and used by different stakeholders (e.g., academics, businesses, intergovernmental agencies).



ESRC Seminar Series
Regulation of work and employment:
Towards a multidisciplinary, multilevel framework

Seminar 1 - Competing approaches to regulation of work and employment
Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 9am – 5pm
Newcastle University Business School – Room 8.10
5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE

09:00 – 09:45 Registration and tea/coffee
09:45 – 10:00 Introduction
10:00 – 11:00 Employment Regulation Strategies for Modern Workplaces and the Global Economy, Thomas Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, MIT
11:00 – 11:15 Break tea/coffee
11:15 – 12:15 Rorden Wilkinson, Director of Research, Brookes Poverty Institute, Manchester University
12:15 – 13:00 Regulation and the use of Statutory Codes and Guidance: Some GB Examples, Gill Dix, Head of Strategy, ACAS
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:30 Does employment regulation burden small employers? John Kitching, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston Business School
14:30 – 15:15 UNITE - the Union, Jim Mowatt , Director of Education, Unite
15:15 – 15:30 Break tea/coffee
15:30 – 16:30 Plenary Discussion
16:30 – 17:00 Reflection and summary
Chair: Stephen Hughes, Newcastle University Business School
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Seminar 1 Organising Team
Jenny K Rodriguez, Newcastle University Business School
Stewart Johnstone, Newcastle University Business School