Seminar 5 - Newcastle June 2015

ESRC Seminar 5: Regulation and the firm

Friday 5th of June 2015

Newcastle University Business School, Partners’ Room, 8th Floor

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) seminar will explore the impact of regulation on firms; the similarities and differences between MNCs and SMEs, the impact of employment protection regulations on firms’ hiring and firing decisions, and the possibility to harmonise firms’ need for labour market dynamism with workers’ needs for decent, secure jobs.

Confirmed speakers include:

Carol Atkinson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Greg Bamber (Monash University)

Mark Beatson (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)

Tony Dobbins (Bangor University)

Beth Farhat (Northern TUC)

Sarah Glendinning (CBI North East)

Geraldine Healy (Queen Mary University of London)

Stewart Johnstone (Newcastle University)

Aristea Koukiadaki (University of Manchester)

Paul Richter (Newcastle University)

Steve Vincent (Newcastle University)

Michael Whittall (Technische Universität München)

Registration - Attendance to this event is FREE. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. All attendees must register in order to allow us to plan catering numbers. To register, please go to:

Travel and accommodation - Participants (or their institutions) are responsible for their own costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence. For information about travel to the venue, accommodation and tourist information, see: Newcastle University Business School is located at 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE (Building No. 81 on the following campus map

For enquiries about the seminar’s academic program, please go to: or contact the Organising Team at:

The Organising Team are:  Dr Stewart Johnstone (Newcastle University Business School, England) Dr Jenny Rodriguez (Newcastle University Business School, England).