Dr Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme

Dr Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme

Department of Management
Lecturer in Employment Relations

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham, United Kingdom
B15 2TY

Dr Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme is a Lecturer in Employment Relations. She joined Birmingham Business School in January 2019 and is based in the Department of Management where she is a member of the Organisation, Work and Employment (OWE) research group. Genevieve’s research interests are in comparative employment and industrial relations.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour, University of Greenwich, 2019
  • MSc in Industrial Relations, University of Montreal, 2014
  • BA in Psychology, University of Montreal, 2003

Biography

Dr Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme is a Lecturer in Employment Relations. She joined Birmingham Business School in January 2019 and is a member of the Organisation, Work and Employment (OWE) research group. Her research so far has focused on comparative industrial relations, in particular trade union strategies towards restructuring. She is also developing research around employment, stratification and disability.

Genevieve holds a BA in Psychology and an MSc in Industrial Relations, both from the University of Montreal in Canada. Before starting her doctoral studies, she worked as a manager in the finance sector. In 2013, she was awarded a scholarship by the University of Greenwich to undertake her PhD at the Business School. She was a member of the 'Work and Employment Research Unit' (WERU) and involved in the European Commission funded research project 'The Effects of Marketization on Societies in Europe' (TEMS). Her doctoral research focused on trade union responses in the context of public healthcare privatisation in France and in England, looking at the national and local factors that influence union strategy.

She has presented at several international conferences and exchanged with other research units as a visiting research fellow, including the LEST in Aix-en-Provence in France, the ILR School at Cornell University in the US, and the CRIMT in Montreal, Canada.

Teaching

  • Human Resource Management (BSc Business Management)
  • International Human Resource Management (BSc Business Management)

Research

Research interests

  • Comparative industrial relations
  • Trade union identity and strategy
  • Meaning of work and social identity
  • Disability, employment and the welfare state

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Charles Umney and Genevieve Coderre‐LaPalme (2017). Blocked and New Frontiers for Trade Unions: Contesting 'the Meaning of Work' in the Creative and Caring Sectors. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 55 (4), pp.859-878.

Book Chapters

Geneviève Coderre-LaPalme and Ian Greer (2018) 'Dependence on a hostile state: UK trade unions before and after Brexit’ in 'Rough waters: European trade unions in a time of crises’, pp.245-270, ETUI Brussels.