Dr Michel Goyer

Dr Michel Goyer

Department of Management
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Michel Goyer joined BBS in June 2013 from Warwick Business School where he was a member of the Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour group. He was also a committee member in the Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU) at Warwick. Previous appointments include visiting research fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum (Berlin), post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne), visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and visiting assistant professor at Boston University.



  • BA, Political Science, McGill University
  • BS, Economics, Université de Montréal
  • PhD, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



  • Capitalism, Business Cycles, and Financial Crises (Global Banking and Finance MBA)
  • Employment Relations (UG)
  • International Business Environment (Executive MBA)
  • Researching Work, Employment and Employee Relations (MSc HRM)


  • Comparative Political Economy of Advanced Political Economies
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Political Economy and the European Sovereign Debt Crisis



  • Contingent Capital: Short-term Investors and the Evolution of Corporate Governance in France and Germany, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2011)

Book Chapters

  • Globalization and Labour Market Governance (with Juliane Reinecke and Jimmy Donaghey), in Adrian Wilkinson, Geoffrey Wood, and Richard Deeg (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2014)
  • Is there a Global Financial System? The Locational Antecedents and Institutionally Bounded Consequences of the Financial Crisis (with Glenn Morgan), in Glenn Morgan and Richard Whitley (eds.), Capitalisms and Capitalism in the 21st Century, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2012)
  • Corporate Governance, in Colin Crouch, Colin, John Campbell, Glenn Morgan, Peer Hull Kristensen, and Richard Whitley (eds.), Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2010).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Jung, D. K., Aguilera, R. and Goyer, M. (2015) Institutions and Preferences in Settings of Complex Causation: Foreign Institutional Investors and Corporate Restructuring Practices in France. International Journal of Human Resource Management.
  • Protection of Domestic Bank Ownership in France and Germany: The Functional Equivalency in Takeovers (with Rocio Valdivielso). Review of International Political Economy. 21 (4): 790-819 (2014).
  • Contextualized Capital: Policy Reforms and Inward Flows in Germany, German Politics, 24 (2): 161-183 (April 2012).
  • Liberalization Models in the Electricity Sector: The Impact of the Market for Corporate Control in Britain and Spain (with Rocio Valdivielso). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 14 (2): 71-100 (January 2012).
  • Diversity of Institutional Investors and Foreign Blockholdings in France: The Evolution of an Institutionally Hybrid Economy (with Dong Kwan Jung). Corporate Governance: An International Review, 19 (6): 562-584 (November 2011).

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