Dr Andy Hodder

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment
Lecturer in Employment Relations
Programme Director: MSc HRM

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Business School
University House
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Andy Hodder joined Birmingham Business School in September 2012. Andy’s research examines contemporary trade unionism in a range of contexts. He has published on the relationship between young workers and trade unions and union use of social media. His current research looks at on issues associated with union organisation, mobilisation and strike action.

Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice Distinction (University of Birmingham)

PhD in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (Keele University)

MRes in Social Science Research Methods in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Distinction (Keele University)

BA (Hons) in Business Administration and Human Resource Management 1st (Keele University)

Teaching

Modules: Change Management (M level), International Perspectives on Industrial Relations (M level).

Research

  • Trade unionism (growth, purpose, renewal and structure)
  • Young people and trade unions/work and employment
  • Theory and industrial relations
  • Public sector industrial relations

Other activities

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Executive Committee Member: British Universities Industrial Relations Association

Academic Member: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Member: British Sociological Association; Labor and Employment Relations Association; American Sociological Association. 

Publications

Refereed journal articles:

Hodder, A., Williams, M., Kelly, J. and McCarthy, N. (2016) ‘Does strike action stimulate trade union membership growth?’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12188.

Hodder, A. and Edwards, P. K. (2015) ‘The essence of trade unions – understanding identity, ideology and purpose’, Work, Employment and Society, 29 (5): 843-854.

Hodder, A. and Houghton. D. J. (2015) ‘Union use of social media: a study of the University and College Union on Twitter’, New Technology, Work and Employment, 30 (3): 173-189.

Hodder, A. (2015) ‘Employment relations in the UK civil service’, Personnel Review, 44 (6): 930-948.

Hodder, A. (2015) ‘Young and unionised in the UK? Insights from the public sector’, Employee Relations: The International Journal, 37 (3): 314-328.

Hodder, A. (2014) ‘Organising young workers in the Public and Commercial Services union’ Industrial Relations Journal, 45 (2): 153-168.

Practitioner journal articles:

Hodder, A. (2015) ‘Union initiatives towards young workers’, General Federation of Trade Unions Viewpoint Special Progressive Summit Issue: 22-23.

Hodder, A. and French, S. (2010) ‘Resisting public sector cuts: the key issue of union strategy’, Federation News, 10 (2): 6-7.

Book:

Hodder, A. and Kretsos, L. (eds.) (2015) Young Workers and Trade Unions: A Global View, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke.

Book contributions:

French, S. and Hodder, A. (2016) ‘Plus ça change: The Coalition government and the trade unions’, in P. Scott and S. Williams (eds.) Employment Relations under Coalition Government: The UK Experience, Routledge: London, 165-184.

Hodder, A. (2016) ‘Fixed term contracts’ in A. Wilkinson and S. Johnstone (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, pp.145.

Hodder, A. (2016) ‘Industrial action’ in A. Wilkinson and S. Johnstone (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, pp. 206.

Hodder, A. (2016) ‘Job security’ in A. Wilkinson and S. Johnstone (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, pp. 240.

Hodder, A. (2016) ‘Precarious employment’ in A. Wilkinson and S. Johnstone (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, pp. 342.

Hodder, A. (2015) ‘“Old Dusty Men”? Young People and Trade Unions In The UK’, in A. Hodder and L. Kretsos (eds.) Young Workers and Trade Unions: A Global View, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 142-176.

Hodder A. and Kretsos, L. (2015) ‘Young Workers and Unions: Context And Overview’ in A. Hodder and L. Kretsos (eds.) Young Workers and Trade Unions: A Global View, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 1-15.

Kretsos, L. and Hodder, A. (2015) ‘Concluding Comments’, in A. Hodder and L. Kretsos (eds.) Young Workers and Trade Unions: A Global View, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 195-200.

Published conference proceedings:

Hodder, A. (2012) ‘Organising young workers in the Public and Commercial Services union’, Paper published in the Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of the International Labour & Employment Relations Association, Philadelphia, 2nd-5th July 2012.

Book reviews:

Hodder, A. (2016) ‘Review of Corporate Social Responsibility and Trade Unions: Perspectives Across Europe’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 58 (3): 441-442.

Hodder, A. (2016) ‘Review of The Transformation of Employment Relations in Europe, Arrowsmith, J. and Pulignano, V. (eds.)’, Industrial Relations Journal, 47 (1): 98-99.

Hodder, A. (2015) ‘Review of Transnational Trade Unionism, Fairbrother, P., Levesque, C. and Hennebert, M. (eds.)', Industrial Relations Journal, 46 (1): 78-80.

Hodder, A. (2013) ‘Review of Research in International Human Resource Management (2nd Edition), Stahl, G., Bjorkman, I. and Morris, S. (eds.)’, Relations industrielles / Industrial Relations, 68 (2): 346-348.

Hodder, A. (2013) ‘Review of Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing, Simms, M., Holgate, J. and Heery, E.’, Labor History, 54 (3): 343-344.

Hodder, A. (2012) ‘Review of New Trade Union Activism: Class Consciousness or Social Identity?, Moore, S.’, Labor History, 53 (1): 149-150.