Dr Andy Hodder

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment
Lecturer in Employment Relations

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

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

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

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

Teaching

Modules: Change Management (M level), Contemporary Issues in Work, Employment and People Management (M level), International Perspectives on Industrial Relations (M level).

Research

  • Trade union renewal
  • Theories of industrial relations
  • Union government, growth, purpose and structure
  • Public sector industrial relations
  • Young people and work

Grants:

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Urgency Fund bid (£1,605) – Awarded January 2015.

Other activities

Andy is a member of the British Academy of Management, the British Sociological Association and the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.

Andy is also on the Executive Committee of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association.

Publications

Refereed journal articles:

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

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

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.

Practitioner journal articles:

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

Hodder, A. (2015) ‘Union initiatives towards young workers’, GFTU Viewpoint Special Progressive Summit Issue: 22-23.

Book:

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

Book contributions:

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

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

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.