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 (University of Birmingham)
  • PhD - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (Keele University)
  • MRes - Social Science Research Methods in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (Keele University)
  • BA (Hons) - Business Administration and Human Resource Management (Keele University)

Teaching

Modules: Employee Relations (final year UG), 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

Awarded ‘College of Social Sciences Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize’, University of Birmingham – 2017

Awarded ‘Birmingham Business School Dean’s Research Prize’, University of Birmingham –2016

Academic Member: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Editorial Board Member: Work, Employment and Society

Executive Committee Member: British Universities Industrial Relations Association

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

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

Publications

Journal articles:

Geelan, T. and Hodder, A. (2017) ‘Enhancing Transnational Labour Solidarity: The Unfulfilled Promise of the Internet and Social Media’, Industrial Relations Journal – accepted August 2017.

Hodder, A., Williams, M., Kelly, J. and McCarthy, N. (2017) ‘Does strike action stimulate trade union membership growth?’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 55 (1): 165-186.

Harvey, G., Hodder, A. and Brammer, S. (2017) ‘Trade union participation in CSR deliberation: an evaluation’, Industrial Relations Journal, 48 (1): 42-55.

Hodder, A. (2016) ‘청년 근로자와 노동조합 : 영국 사례’ (Young workers and trade unions – the case of the UK), International Labor Brief, 14 (11): 9-17 (published in Korean).

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) ‘Union initiatives towards young workers’, GFTU Viewpoint Special Progressive Summit Issue: 22-23.

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.

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 Work’ 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.