Dr Andy Hodder

 

Lecturer in Employment Relations

Department of Management

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Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University House
Birmingham
B15 2TT

About

Dr Andy Hodder joined Birmingham Business School in September 2012 after completing a PhD at Keele University. Andy’s PhD looked at trade union organising within the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS). This research reviewed the extent to which the PCS has adopted the organising agenda and evaluated its impact on membership and levels of activism, during a period of civil service modernisation.

Andy has also conducted research into the relationship between young workers and trade unions in the UK and is currently working with Professor John Kelly (Birkbeck), Dr Nick McCarthy (PCS) and Dr Mark Williams (Surrey) on issues associated with union mobilisation and strike action. With Dr Geraint Harvey (University of Birmingham), Andy is also looking at trade union involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility. 

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).

Administration: Pathway Lead and Admissions Tutor - MA in Social Research Methods (Business)

Research

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

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

Publications:

Journal Articles:

Hodder, A. (forthcoming) ‘Young and unionised in the UK? Insights from the public sector’, Employee Relations, Accepted – July 2014.

Hodder, A. (forthcoming) ‘Industrial relations in the UK civil service’, Personnel Review, Accepted – August 2014.

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): Autumn 2010 Edition.

Book reviews:

Hodder, A. (2012) ‘Review of New Trade Union Activism: Class Consciousness or Social Identity? By Sian Moore’, 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.

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.

Conference Papers:

French, S., Daniels, G., Hodder, A. and McIntosh, S. (2009) ‘Public Sector Restructuring and Workload Intensification: Civil Servants’ Workload and Work-Life Balance', Paper presented at 59th Annual British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, Cardiff University, 2nd-4th July 2009.

Harvey, G. and Hodder, A. (2013) ‘What Do Unions Do…To Ensure Corporate Social Responsibility? Saving Capitalism By Making It Good’, Paper presented at Department of Management Seminar Series, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, 14th June 2013.

Harvey, G. and Hodder, A. (2013) 'United in Effective Deliberative Democracy?' Paper presented at Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Warwick, 3rd-5th September 2013.

Hodder, A. (2012) ‘Young workers and trade unions in the UK’, Paper presented at ESRC Seminar on Young Workers and Trade Unions, University of Manchester, 16th March 2012.

Hodder, A. (2012) ‘Building for the future – young members in the Public and Commercial Services union’, Paper presented at 24th Annual Meeting of Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 28th-30th June 2012.

Hodder, A. (2013) ‘Organising for what? A case study of the Public and Commercial Services union’, Paper presented at British Academy of Management Special Interest Group Workshop, Managing in Crisis/Crisis in Managing, Newcastle University, 9th-10thApril 2013.

Hodder, A. (2013) ‘What do reps do? Preliminary results of a survey on union facilities time’, Paper presented at Public and Commercial Services Annual Delegate Conference, Brighton, 22nd May 2013.

Hodder, A. (2013) 'What's the point of union organising?', Paper presented at Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Warwick, 3rd-5th September 2013.

Hodder, A. (2013) ‘Varieties of unionism – a historical and theoretical consideration of union purpose’, Paper presented at 63rd Annual British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, Glasgow, 27th-29th June 2013.

Hodder, A. (2013) 'Joining up the dots - a consideration of union organising and purpose'. Paper presented at Newcastle University Business School Seminar Series, 28th November 2013.

Hodder, A., Bensassi, S., McCarthy, N., Hawkins, P. and Mason, A. (2013) ‘Workin' 9 to 5: union representatives and pressures on facilities time’, Paper presented at The UK Coalition Government and Employment Relations: a one-day conference, University of Portsmouth, 16th December 2013.

Hodder, A. and French, S. (2009) ‘Union organising in a UK University’, Paper presented at Developing Theoretical Approaches in Labour Geography, University of Liverpool 11th-12th June 2009.

Hodder, A. and French, S. (2010) ‘Organising in a UK University: Academics as trade unionists, or trade unionists as academics?’ Paper presented at 60th Annual British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, Manchester University, 1s-3rdJuly 2010.

Hodder, A., Kelly, J., McCarthy, N. and Williams, M. ‘Union mobilisation and membership: a consideration of strike activity in the public sector’, Paper presented at 26th Annual Meeting of Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Northwestern University and University of Chicago, 10th-12th July 2014.

Hodder, A. and McCarthy, N. (2013) ‘Who joins trade unions and why? Evidence from the Public Sector’, Paper presented at 63rd Annual British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, Glasgow, 27th-29th June 2013.

Hodder, A. and Niforou, C. (2014) ‘Transnational Union Action in the Context of Global Labour Governance’, Paper presented at 64th Annual British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, Westminster, 25th-27th June 2014.

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