Dr Andy Hodder

Dr Andy Hodder

Department of Management
Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations
University Director of Postgraduates (PGT)

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Business School
University House
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Andy Hodder joined Birmingham Business School in September 2012. He is the University Director of Postgraduates (PGT).

Andy is Secretary of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) – the UK’s main association for those researching the politics of work.  He is also the co-founder and co-chair (with Alex Wood) of the Midlands Labour & Employment Relations Society and co-editor of the Emerald Book Series ‘Trade Unionism: Changing Contexts and Shifting Paradigms’ with Miguel Martinez Lucio.

Andy’s research examines contemporary trade unionism in a range of contexts. He has published on: trade union identity, purpose and ideology; the relationship between young workers and trade unions; union use of social media; issues associated with union organisation, mobilisation and strike action. He is a member of the ‘Employment relations, trade unions and employee voice’ research group at Birmingham.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (University of Birmingham)
  • PhD - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (Keele University)
  • MRes - Social Science Research Methods in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (Keele University)
  • BA (Hons) - Business Administration and Human Resource Management (Keele University)

Research

  • Trade unionism (growth, purpose, renewal and structure)
  • Theory and industrial relations

Other activities

Academic Member: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Editorial Board Member: New Technology, Work and Employment; Work, Employment and Society (2017-2019)

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Member: American Sociological Association; British Sociological Association; Canadian Industrial Relations Association; Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Secretary: British Universities Industrial Relations Association

Publications

Journal articles

Hodder, A. and Houghton, D. (2020) 'Unions, social media and young workers - evidence from the UK',  New Technology, Work and Employment,  Accepted - in press. 

Nowak, P. and Hodder, A. (2019) ‘150 years of the Trades Union Congress – reflections on the past and challenges for the future’, Employee Relations, 41 (2): 270-278.

Hodder, A., Fullin, G., Kahmann, M. and Sapre, S. (2018) ‘Walking the tightrope: the imperatives of balancing control and autonomy for young worker groups’, Work & Occupations, 45 (4): 475–500.

Niforou, C. and Hodder, A. (2018) ‘Trade Union Pedagogy and Cross Border Action’, Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairshttps://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12210.

Geelan, T. and Hodder, A. (2017) ‘Enhancing Transnational Labour Solidarity: The Unfulfilled Promise of the Internet and Social Media’, Industrial Relations Journal, 48 (4): 345-364.

Hodder, A., Williams, M., Kelly, J. and McCarthy, N. (2017) ‘Does strike action stimulate trade union membership growth?’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 55 (1): 165-186.

Harvey, G., Hodder, A. and Brammer, S. (2017) ‘Trade union participation in CSR deliberation: an evaluation’, Industrial Relations Journal, 48 (1): 42-55.

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.

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

Hodder, A. (2015) ‘Young and unionised in the UK? Insights from the public sector’, Employee Relations, 37 (3): 314-328.

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

Other papers

Hodder, A. and Vandaele, K. (2019) Young workers: attitudes to work, unions and society, European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU): Belgium. Also available in FrenchSpanishSerbo-CroatianSwedishGerman and Russian.

Simms, M., Holgate, J. and Hodder, A. (2018) Organising innovation: unions, young workers and precarity, Unions 21: London, 12 pages 

Hodder, A. (2016) ‘청년 근로자와 노동조합 : 영국 사례’ (Young workers and trade unions – the case of the UK), International Labor Brief, 14 (11): 9-17 (published in Korean).

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

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

Book

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

Book contributions

French, S. and Hodder, A. (2016) ‘Plus ça change: The Coalition government and the trade unions’, in P. Scott and S. Williams (eds.) Employment Relations under Coalition Government: The UK Experience, Routledge: London, 165-184.

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 Work’ in A. Wilkinson and S. Johnstone (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, pp. 342.

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. 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.

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