Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (past 5 years only)
Dobbins, T., Hughes, E. and Dundon, T. (2021), ‘‘Zones of contention’ in industrial relations: framing pluralism as praxis’, Journal of Industrial Relations.
Hughes, E. and Dobbins, T. (2021), ‘Frontier of control struggles in British and Irish public transport’, European Journal of Industrial Relations.
Dobbins, T., Cullinane, N. and Sheehan, B. (2020), ‘Ireland’s conundrum on union bargaining rights: assessing the Industrial Relations Amendment Act 2015’, Industrial Relations Journal, 51(1-2): 75-91.
Hickland, E., Cullinane, N., Dobbins, T., Dundon, T. and Donaghey, J. (2020), ‘Employer Silencing in a Context of Voice Regulations: Case Studies of Non-Compliance’, Human Resource Management Journal.
Hughes, E., Dobbins, T. and Merkl-Davies, D. (2020), ‘Moral economy, solidarity and labour process struggle in Irish public transport’, Economic and Industrial Democracy.
Hughes, E., Dobbins, T. and Murphy, S. (2019), ‘Going Underground’: a tube worker’s experience of struggles over the frontier of control’, Work Employment and Society, 33(1), 174–183.
Dobbins, T. and Plows, A. (2017) ‘Labour Market Intermediaries: a corrective to the human capital paradigm (mis)matching skills and jobs?’, Journal of Education and Work, 30(6): 571-584.
Dobbins, T. and Dundon, T. (2017) ‘The chimera of sustainable labour-management partnership’, British Journal of Management, 28(3): 519-533.
Dobbins, T., Dundon, T., Cullinane, N., Hickland, E. and Donaghey, J. (2017) ‘Employment regulation, game theory, and the lacuna in employee participation in liberal economies’, International Labour Review, 156(3-4), 395-422.
Cullinane, N., Hickland, E., Dundon, T., Dobbins, T. and Donaghey, J. (2017) ‘Triggering Employee Voice under the European Information and Consultation Directive: A non-union case study’, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 38 (4): 629-655.
Dundon, T. and Dobbins, T. (2015) ‘Militant partnership: a radical pluralist analysis of workforce dialectics’, Work Employment and Society, 29 (6): 912-931.
Dundon, T., Cullinane, N., Donaghey, J., Dobbins, T., Wilkinson, A., & Hickland, E. (2015) 'Double Breasting voice systems: an assessment of motives, arrangements and durability', Human Relations, 68 (3):489-513.
Dobbins, T., Plows, A. and Lloyd-Williams, H. (2014) ‘‘Make do and mend’ after redundancy at Anglesey Aluminium: critiquing human capital approaches’, Work Employment and Society, 28(4): 515-532.
Cullinane, N. and Dobbins, T. (2014), ‘Considering the Impact of the ‘Right to Bargain’ Legislation in Ireland': A Review, Industrial Law Journal, 43(1): 52-83.
Dundon, T., Dobbins, T., Hickland, E., Cullinane, N. and Donaghey, J. (2014), ‘Employer occupation of regulatory space for the Employee Information and Consultation (I&C) Directive in Liberal Market Economies’, Work Employment and Society, 28(1):21-39.
Recent Book Chapters (past 5 years)
Dobbins, T. and Wilkinson, A. (2021). Downsizing. In A. Wilkinson, T. Dundon, and T. Redman. Contemporary HRM: Texts and Cases (6th edition). Sage.
Johnstone, S. and Dobbins, T. (2020). Employment Relations in the United Kingdom. In Bamber, G.J,. Lansbury, R. Waile, N. and Wright, C.F. (2020) International and Comparative Employment Relations: Globalisation, Regulation and Change (7th edition). Sage.
Prowse, P., Dobbins, T., and Fells, R. (2020), ‘A case study of the Living Wage’. In T. Dundon and A. Wilkinson (eds), Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar.
Cullinane, N., Dundon, T., Donaghey, J., Hickland, E., Dobbins, T. (2020), ‘Employee voice and transnational regulation: Double-breasting at BritCo’. In T. Dundon and A. Wilkinson (eds), Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar.
Dobbins, T. and Dundon, T. (2020), ‘Employee Representation in Non-union Voice Regimes’. In A. Wilkinson, J. Donaghey, T. Dundon and R. Freeman (eds), Edward Elgar Handbook of Employee Voice, (2nd edition). Edward Elgar.
Donaghey, J., Dundon, T., Cullinane, N., Dobbins, T. and Hickland, E. (2019), ‘Managerial silencing of employee voice’. In P. Holland and J. Teicher (eds), Employee Voice @ Work. Springer.
Cullinane, N., Hickland, E., Dundon, T., Dobbins, T. and Donaghey, J. (2018), ‘Accessing the Law to Enforce Employment Rights: A Case Study of Worker Activism in a Non-Union Workplace’, Sage Research Methods Cases Business and Management. Sage Publishing.
Wilkinson, A., Dobbins, T. and Redman, T. (2016), ‘Downsizing’, Chapter 14. In A. Wilkinson, T. Redman and T. Dundon. Contemporary HRM: Texts and Cases (5th edition). Pearson.
Dobbins, T. and Dundon, T. (2016), ‘Workplace partnership in Ireland: irreconcilable tensions between an ‘Irish third way’ of voluntary mutuality and neo-liberalism’. In S. Johnstone and A. Wilkinson (eds), Developing Positive Employment Relations. Palgrave Macmillan.
Dobbins, T. and Dundon, T. (2016), ‘Ireland case study: workplace cooperation at Aughinish Alumina’. In S. Johnstone and A. Wilkinson (eds), Developing Positive Employment Relations. Palgrave Macmillan.
Dobbins, T. and Dundon, T. (2015), ‘The EU Information & Consultation Directive in voluntarist economies’. In S. Johnstone and P. Ackers (eds), Finding a Voice? Employee Representation in the New Workplace. Oxford University Press.
Recent Media Outputs
Friday May 29th 2020. Live interview about workers' rights, working conditions, Job Retention Scheme, job losses, alternatives to redundancies. https://mediaview.aljazeera.com/video/vrrDJr3QIN
- Briefing on bogus self-employment for BBC Radio 5 Live, October 2016.
RTE (Ireland’s national state broadcaster):
RTE Brainstorm - Will Brexit see a rollback of workers' rights in Northern Ireland and Britain
November 2018, We Might Have A New 'Living Wage', But Low Pay Is Entrenched In UK
July 2018, Why A Job Guarantee Should Be A Basic Human Right
May 2018, Why We Badly Need ‘Trickle-Up Economics’ To Boost Workers' Pay
Futures of Work
The Globe and Mail (Canada):
Why the most effective employee benefits don’t have to cost you anything, August 22, 2019
Quoted in E. Howlett (2019) Two decades on, has the minimum wage worked? September 28, 2019.
University of Birmingham blogs
COVID illuminates global inequalities in workers' rights and working conditions. June 24th 2020.
Furlough vital for mitigating redundancy and health & safety crises. May 20th 2020.
Why a future politics of work is paramount after Covid-19. April 24th 2020.
Education on Workers’ Rights and Working Class History Vital for Democracy. November 13th, 2019.
The National Living Wage: Is this a ‘Real Living Wage’? March 29th, 2019.
Sunday Business Post (Ireland)
Precarious conditions in university sector put all of society at risk. June 14th 2020.
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