Christopher Forde

Chris Forde

Professor of Employment Studies
Member of Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change

Email:
C.J.Forde@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)113 343 2619
Fax:
+44(0)113 343 4465
Categories:
Academic, Work and Employment Relations, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC)
Location:
2.01, 31 Lyddon Terrace
Profile

Qualifications

2001: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE), University of Leeds
1998 (December): PhD University of Leeds, Temporary Employment Agency Working: Issues and Evidence
1994: MA Economics, University of Leeds
1993: BA Economics and Management Studies Joint Honours, 1st Class, University of Leeds

Prizes

2007 Winner of the Ian Beardwell Prize for best research paper at the CIPD Professional Standards Conference (with Andrew Brown, Andy Charlwood and David Spencer).

Experience

2009-present: Head, Work and Employment Relations Division
2007-present: Core Member of Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change, University of Leeds
2006-present: Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations
1998-2006: Lecturer in Industrial Relations
1994-1997: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, University of Leeds

External Roles

•2011-2013: Editor, Work, Employment and Society
•2010-present: External Examiner, MBA Programmes, Nottingham University Business School
•2009-present: Member of European Union Experts Group on Restucturing
•2008-present: External Examiner, Management Programmes, York Management School, University of York
•2005-2009: External Examiner, Trade Union Studies Programmes, Northern College, Barnsley
• Referee for the following journals: Asia Pacific Management  Review; British Journal of Industrial Relations; Construction Management and Economics, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Employee Relations, Energy Studies, Enterprise and Society, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Manpower;  Industrial Relations (Berkeley), Industrial Relations Journal; International Review of Applied Economics; International Journal of Training and Development, Labour and Industry, Local Economy, Qualitative Sociology. Tourism Management.
• Rapporteur and referee for the ESRC.
• Book reviewer for Sage and McGraw-Hill.
• Reviewer for the Resolution Foundation (on research around precarious and non-standard employment)

Research

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change PROFILE

My research is broadly concerned with the changing nature of employment and the consequences of these changes for workers.

My principal research interest is on the nature and character of temporary agency employment. I have published extensively in this area, including articles in Work, Employment and Society and the British Journal of Industrial Relations. I am currently working on a number of specific qualitative and quantitative research projects in this area (both solely and with Gary Slater of Bradford University) including: the development of the global and UK temporary agency industry over the 20th century; the characteristics of the agency workforce; the role of agencies in pay setting (funded by ACAS); and the relationship between the public employment service and private agencies. My research with Gary Slater has been utilised and cited by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills and by ACAS. A recent report conducted by Gary Slater and myself on non-standard employment in the UK has been published by the Japanese Institute for Labour Policy and Training. 

Full report available here        ACAS report here        JILPT report here

A second research interest centres on restructuring and job loss. This research interest began in the early 2000s with a joint project (with Mark Stuart, Jean Gardiner, Ian Greenwood, Robert MacKenzie (all of WERD, Leeds University) and Rob Perrett (university of Bradford) examining the Social and Economic Consequences of Redundancies in the Welsh Steel Industry. Our work from this project has been published in journals including Sociology, and Work, Employment and Society. My research with colleagues continues to explore the social and economic consequences of restructuring and has also explored the connections between restructuring and corporate social responsibility. I am part of a cross-national network of researchers who are exploring the consequences and responses of global restructuring (funded by the World Universities Network). I am currently involved in a project funded by the Agence Nationale de Recherche, co-ordinated by Professor Jonathan Winterton of Toulouse Business School, which is looking at the connections between Restructuring and Health. I am also a member of an EU Experts Forum on restructuring, which has produced documents looking at responses to restructuring.

Full report available here

A third research interest is in job quality. My research in this area is conducted with colleagues David Spencer, Andrew Brown (both of Leeds University) and Andy Charlwood (University of York). Our work is examining the nature and meaning of job quality, as well as exploring recent trends in job quality using large-scale datasets Our work has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Human Resource Management Journal. Our work has been included in a recent ESRC publication looking at well being and working life.

Full report available here

I am also involved in collaborative research into the social and economic experiences of migrant workers, asylum seekers and refugees. This research has been conducted jointly with Robert MacKenzie of CERIC, Leeds University, and recently with Zyama Ciupijus (also CERIC). Our initial research examined the Social and economic experiences of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Barnsley, funded by the Cabinet Office’s Investing in a multicultural Barnsley project. Research from this project has been published in Work, Employment and Society, and the project has been used in a recent high profile report by the British Academy on the value of social science and humanities research.

Full report available here

Our recent research on migration has explored the experiences of migrants, funded by Barnsley Council through the Migration Impact Fund. We are also exploring the connections between migration and labour market intermediaries.

A fifth strand of my research is focused on employment practices in the construction sector. This work is conducted jointly with Robert MacKenzie and Andrew Robinson (both at CERIC, LUBS). Our work has been published in the Journal of Industrial Relations, Industrial Relations Journal and the Human Resource Management Journal.   We have recently completed an original comparative survey of employment practices in construction in the UK and Sweden, with colleagues from Karlstad University, Sweden.

I have a number of emerging research interests. With Andrew Robinson, Mark Stuart (both at CERIC, LUBS) and other colleagues in LUBS, I am part of a team developing a new survey instrument to examine the State of the Yorkshire Economy. This is being developed in partnership with the Leeds Chamber of Commerce and Yorkshire Bank. This will provide timely data on issues including employment, training, markets and demand in the region. This research is funded in part through the Higher Education Impact Innovation Fund (HEIF). I am also developing a number of projects utilising archival research. These include: research on lobbying and the relationship between ‘big business’, trade unions and the state, with a focus on the tobacco industry; and research into the rhetoric and reality of official ‘company histories’, through a focus on the temporary agency industry.

External Funding and Grants

1. 'The State of the Yorkshire Economy'
Higher Education Impact Innovation Fund, £17,500
Principal Investigator with Andrew Robinson(PI), Mark Stuart, Peter Buckley, Heinrich Voss and Paul Ellwood, LUBS.
January 2011-July 2011

2. 'Migration Worker Project: The experiences of migrants in Barnsley'
Home Office Migration Impact Fund, £8,000
Co-investigator with Robert Mackenzie and Zyama Ciupijus.
December 2009-April 2010

3. 'The Role of Employment Agencies in Pay Setting'
ACAS, £12,000
Principal Investigator with Gary Slater, University of Bradford.
June 2009-September 2010

4. 'A Comparative Study of Non-Standard Employment'
Japanese Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT), £4,000
Co-investigator with Gary Slater, University of Bradford.
June 2009-March 2010

5. 'E-Skills Funding in Europe'
European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, through EU Research Associates, £12,000
Co-investigator with Mark Stuart (PI), CERIC.
April 2009-December 2009
June 2009- March 2010

6. 'Estimating the Range of Socio-Economic Benefits of Improving the Overall Quality of Working Life, and Wellbeing for Employees in the Working Age Population'
ESRC and Health and Safety Executive, £2,000
Co-investigator with Andrew Brown, Andy Charlwood and David Spencer, CERIC.
November 2008-February 2009

7. ‘Encouraging workplace dialogue over training and skills: Case studies’
Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for CBI/TUC/DIUS/BERR Joint Working Group on Training and Skills, £12,500
Co-investigator (with Mark Stuart (PI) and Jo Cutter)
September-November 2007

8. 'An Impact study on relocation, restructuring and the viability of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: The impact on employment, working conditions and regional development'
European Parliament, €39,950
Co-investigator (with Mark Stuart (PI) and Robert MacKenzie)
July 2006 – April 2007.

9. ‘Changing job quality in Great Britain, 1998-2004’.
Department of Trade and Industry, £12,500
Co-investigator (with Andrew Brown, Andy Charlwood and David Spencer)
February-October 2006.

10. ‘The social and economic experiences of asylum seekers, migrant workers, refugees and overstayers’
Home Office (through the Investing in a Multicultural Barnsley initiative), £8,000
Co-investigator (with Robert MacKenzie)
September 2005 – February 2007.

11. 'Good employment relations in the UK offshore oil industry'
International Labour Office, $4,500,
Principal Investigator (with Mark Stuart, Robert MacKenzie and Rob Perrett)
June-October 2004.

12. 'Examination of the social and economic impact of steel redundancies in Wales'
Steel Partnership Training/ ISTC Community Union, £26,805
Co-investigator (with Mark Stuart, Robert MacKenzie, Jean Gardiner, Ian Greenwood, and Rob Perrett)
December 2002 - December 2003.


Research Supervision:

My research interests are in the areas of employment studies, HRM, employment relations and labour economics. My specific research interests are around: contingent forms of employment (particularly temporary agency work); migration; labour market restructuring and layoffs; job quality; and business lobbying. 

I am involved in a number of collaborative projects with colleagues in CERIC and would be interested in supervising projects in any of the following areas:

With Professor Robert MacKenzie, Dr Gabriella Alberti and Zinovijus Ciupijus we are currently interested in supervising doctoral projects related to:

•    The management of migration: labour and migration policy regimes
•    Transnational mobility and temporary staffing agencies
•    Work experiences and regulation of migrant employment
•    The impact of migrant labour on HRM strategies

Other areas of interest for supervising PhD students involve:

•    -Temporary agency employment (any aspect) and the growth of contingent forms of work
•    -Job quality and the experience of work
•    -Restructuring and layoffs and notions of ‘socially responsible ‘ restructuring
•    -Lobbying activities of big business, and the relationship between big business and the state

My research utilizes a broad range of research methods, including qualitative and quantitative approaches, and the use of archival data.

If you would like to contact me about a proposal or application, please contact: c.j.forde@leeds.ac.uk

Students who I have successfully supervised to completion:

•   Niki Kyriakidou (1999-2004) ‘Graduate employment in the Greek labour market’ (jointly supervised with Mark Stuart.
•   Sarah Mollitt (2002-2006, LUBS scholarship) ‘The case of 'unwanted flexibility': a study of temporary agency workers in the U.K.’ (jointly supervised with Ian Kirkpatrick)
•   Neil Wolfenden (2002-2006, ESRC scholarship) ‘Non-standard employment contracts in the IT sector: The shifting boundaries of control’ (jointly supervised with Robert MacKenzie).
•   Khalid al Hoor (2004 – 2009, jointly supervised with Robert MacKenzie)‘Political contingency and the implementation of localisation policies: a case study of the oil and gas sector in Qatar
•   Antonios Panagiotakopolous (2005- 2009, jointly supervised with Mark Stuart) ‘An empirical investigation of employee training and development in Greek manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises’.
•   Hadi El-Farr (September 2007-2011), jointly supervised with Ian Kirkpatrick)  ‘Knowledge management and Human Resource Management’


Current students:

•   Hugh Cook (September 2007-present, ESRC scholarship, jointly supervised with Robert MacKenzie) ‘High Performance Human Resource Management Practices and Performance: A Case study of a large supermarket retailer’
•   Zyama Ciupijus (September 2007- present, LUBS Doctoral Research Fellowship, jointly supervised with Robert Mackenzie) ‘Eastern European workers in Britain: examining the status quo and potential of EU migrants from the perspective of soft skills development'
•   Fatima Malik (October 2008 – present, University Scholarship, jointly supervised with Mark Stuart) ‘Managing training and workplace learning: policy and practice across biotech high skills ecosystems’
•   Nousheen Zakaria (October 2009-present, jointly supervised with Andrew Robinson) ‘HRM strategy and implementation in Pakistan’.
•   Rana Alyani (2012-present, joint with Mark Stuart) ‘Quality management in healthcare: a case study of Saudi Arabia’
•   Abdulraman Basuhal (2012, joint with Robert MacKenzie) ‘HRM and localisation initatives in Saudi Arabia’
•   Tanusree Ghosh (2012-present, joint with Robert MacKenzie’, ‘CSR and HRM in India’
•   Kate Morgan (2012-present, joint with Robert MacKenzie) ‘Employee silence’
•   Nuzo Ezeichi  (2010-present, joint with Steve Vincent) ‘Stress amongst offshore oil workers in Nigeria’
•   Danat Valizade (2012-present, joint with Robert MacKenzie) ‘ Trade union responses to non-standard forms of employment’.
•   Angeliki Skondra (2012-present, joint with Mark Stuart) ‘Training and development in SMEs in Greece’.
•   Anne Jones (2010-present, joint with Jane Holgate and Ian Greenwood) - ‘The Political Economy of Workplace Health and Safety’.

Teaching

Current teaching (2010-2011)

•LUBS0060 Foundations of HRM
•LUBS1585 Economic Institutions (Industry)
•LUBS2880 Management Research Practice
•LUBS3003 Business Ethics
•LUBS3855 Strategic HRM
•LUBS3310 HRM Dissertation
•LUBS5300 Research Methodology 1
•LUBS5305 Research Methodology 2
•LUBS5442 Internal Communications and Change Management
•LUBS5225 Business Ethics

I have also previously taught  LUBS2590 Labour Economics and LUBS1770 Organisation of Business in LUBS.

Doctoral supervision

I have successfully supervised 5 PhD students to completion. I am currently supervising another 5 students. I am interested in supervising research students in any of my areas of research interest identified above.

Successful completions:

Niki Kyriakidou (1999-2004) ‘Graduate employment in the Greek labour market’ (jointly supervised with Mark Stuart.

Sarah Mollitt (2002-2006, LUBS scholarship) ‘The case of 'unwanted flexibility' : a study of temporary agency workers in the U.K.’ (jointly supervised with Ian Kirkpatrick)

Neil Wolfenden (2002-2006, ESRC scholarship) ‘Non-standard employment contracts in the IT sector : The shifting boundaries of control’ (jointly supervised with Robert MacKenzie). 

Khalid al Hoor (2004 – 2009, jointly supervised with Robert MacKenzie)‘Political contingency and the implementation of localisation policies: a case study of the oil and gas sector in Qatar

Antonios Panagiotakopolous (2005- 2009, jointly supervised with Mark Stuart) ‘An empirical investigation of employee training and development in Greek manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises’.

Current PhD students

Hugh Cook (September 2007-present, ESRC scholarship, jointly supervised with Robert MacKenzie) ‘High Performance Human Resource Management Practices and Performance: A Case study of a large supermarket retailer’

Zyama Ciupijus (September 2007- present, LUBS Doctoral Research Fellowship, jointly supervised with Robert Mackenzie) ‘Eastern European workers in Britain: examining the status quo and potential of EU migrants from the perspective of soft skills development'

Hadi El-Farr (September 2007-present, jointly supervised with Ian Kirkpatrick)  ‘Knowledge management and Human Resource Management’

Fatima Malik (October 2008 – present, University Scholarship, jointly supervised with Mark Stuart) ‘Managing training and workplace learning: policy and practice across biotech high skills ecosystems’

Nousheen Zakaria (October 2009-present, jointly supervised with Andrew Robinson) ‘HRM strategy and implementation in Pakistan’.
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Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

MacKenzie, R. Forde, C. and Ciupijus, Z. (2012) ‘Networks of Support for New Migrant Communities: Institutional Goals versus Substantive Goals?’, Urban Studies. 49 (3).

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (forthcoming) ‘The Ethical Agendas of Employment Agencies towards Migrant Workers in the UK: Deciphering the codes’, Journal of Business Ethics.

Mackenzie, R., Forde, F., Robinson, A., Cook, H., Eriksson, B., Larsson, P., and Bergman, A. (2010) 'Contingent Work in the UK and Sweeden : Evidence from the Construction Industry', Industrial Relations Journal, 41(6) 603-621.

Gardiner, J., Stuart, M., MacKenzie, R., Forde, C., Greenwood, I. And Perrett, R. (2009) ‘Redundancy as a critical life event: moving on from the Welsh steel industry through career change’, Work, Employment & Society 23 (4): 727-745.

 Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Robinson, A. (2009) ‘Built on shifting sands: Changes in employers' use of contingent labour in the UK construction sector’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 51, 5, 653-667.

MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C (2009) ‘The Rhetoric of the ‘Good Worker’ versus the Realities of Employers’ Use and the Experiences of Migrant Workers’. Work, Employment and Society, 23 (1): 142-159. 

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2009) ‘Migrant workers in low-skilled employment: assessing the implications for human resource management’, International Journal of Manpower, 30 (5); 437-452.  

Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Robinson, A. (2008) ‘Help wanted? Employers’ use of temporary agencies in the UK construction industry’, Employee Relations, 30 (6), 679-698.

Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Robinson, A. (2008) 'Firm Foundations? Contingent Labour and Employers' Provision of Training in the UK Construction Sector', Industrial Relations Journal, 39 (5), 370-391. 

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2008) ‘Changes in Human Resource Management and Job Satisfaction 1998-2004: Evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey’, Human Resource Management Journal, 18 (3), 237-256.

Forde, C. (2008) “‘You know we are not an employment agency’: Manpower, Government and the Development of the Temporary Employment Agency Industry in Britain”, Enterprise and Society.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A. Forde, C. and Spencer, D (2007) ‘Job Quality and the Economics of New Labour: a Critical Appraisal Using Subjective Survey Data’, Cambridge Journal of Economics.

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2007) ‘Getting the Mix Right: The Use of Employment Contract Alternatives in the UK Construction Industry’, Personnel Review, 36, (4), 549-563.

Gardiner, J. Stuart, M. Forde, C. Greenwood, I. MacKenzie, R. and Perrett, R. (2007) ‘Work–life balance and older workers: employees’ perspectives on retirement transitions following redundancy’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18 (3), 476–489.

Forde, C., Slater, G. and Spencer, D. (2006) ‘It’s the taking part that counts? Participation, performance and external labour market conditions’, Relations Industrielles, 61 (2), 296-320.

Forde, C., Slater, G. and Spencer, D. (2006) ‘Fearing the Worst? Threat, Participation and Workplace Productivity’, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 27 (3), 369-398.

MacKenzie, R., Stuart, M., Forde, C., Greenwood, I., Perrett, R.and Gardiner, J. (2006) ‘All that is Solid? Class, Identity and the Maintenance of a Collective Orientation amongst Redundant Steel Workers’, Sociology, 40 (5).

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2006) ‘The Nature and Experience of Agency Working In Britain: What are the Challenges for Human Resource Management?’, Personnel Review, 35 (2) 141-157.

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2005) ‘Skills Shortages and Casualisation in Construction Evidence from two UK Surveys’, Construction Information Quarterly, 7 (3), 92-96.

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2005) ‘Agency Working in Britain: Character, Consequences and Regulation’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43 (2), 249-271.

Forde, C. and Mackenzie, R. (2004) ‘Cementing Skills: Training and Labour Utilisation in the UK Construction and Civil Engineering Sector’, Human Resource Management Journal, 14 (3), 74-88.

Forde, C. (2001) ‘Temporary Arrangements: The Activities of Employment Agencies in the UK’, Work, Employment and Society, 15 (3), 631-644.

Doctoral Thesis

Forde, C. (1998) Temporary Employment Agency Working: Issues and Evidence’, University of Leeds.

Book Chapters

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2007) ‘Concrete Solutions? Recruitment Difficulties and Casualisation in the UK Construction Industry’ in Dainty, A, Green, S. and Bagilhole, B. (eds.) People and Culture in Construction: A Reader, Taylor and Francis.

MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C. (2006) 'The Myth of Decentralization and the New Labour Market', in Alonso, L. and Martinez-Lucio, M. (ed.) Change and Conflict in the New Economy, Palgrave MacMillan

Reports

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2011) The Role of Employment Agencies in Pay Setting, ACAS Research Report Series, January 2011.
Full report available here

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2010) Survey of Non  Regular Employment in Europe and the US: Report on the United Kingdom, Japanese Institute for Labour Policy and Training, June, 2010,
Full report available here
Further information available here

MacKenzie, C., Forde, C. and Ciupijus, Z. (2010) Migration Worker Research Project: Final Report for the Barnsley Migration Impact Fund Project, July, 2010.

Wadolkowska, E., Forde, C and Stuart, M. (2010) Financial and Fiscal Incentives for Eskills in Europe: Brochure prepared for the European Commission from the ‘Eskills funding in Europe’ Project, 38 pages, June 2010

Wadolkowska, E., Forde, C and Stuart, M. (2009) Financial and Fiscal Incentives for Eskills in Europe: Best Practices and Recommendations, Final report prepared for the European Commission from the ‘Eskills funding in Europe’ Project, 184 pages, November 2009

Forde, C. Stuart, M. and Wadolkowska, E. (2009) Financial and Fiscal Incentives for Eskills in Europe: State of Play  Interim Report  prepared for the European Commission from the ‘Eskills funding in Europe’ Project, 274 pages, June 2009

Brown, A. Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2009) ‘Are workers really so content?’ in Well Being and Working Life: towards an evidence-based policy agenda, Report by the ESRC and HSE, 102 Pages, September 2009

European Commission (2009) Checklist on Restructuring Processes, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, February 2009, 40 pages. (contribution as one of 27 National experts on Restructuring)

Forde, C. Slater. G. and Green, F. (2008) Agency Working in the UK, What do we Know? Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change Policy Report Number 2, May 2008. 

MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C. (2007) ‘The social and economic experiences of asylum seekers, migrant workers, refugees and overstayers: Report for the Investing in a Multicultural Barnsley Project’, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change Research Report, June 2007
Full report available here

Stuart, M., Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Wallis, E. (2007) ‘An impact study on relocation, restructuring and the viability of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: The impact on employment, working conditions and regional development’, European Parliament Research Study, Employment and Social Affairs Committee, Brussels.
Full report available here

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2006) ‘Changing job quality in Great Britain’ Employment Relations Research Series Report No 70, London: Department of Trade and Industry.
Full report available here

Forde, C. MacKenzie, R. Stuart, M. and Perrett, R.(2005) ‘Good Industrial Relations in the Oil Industry in the UK’, International Labour Organisation Sectoral Working Paper 230. Published October 2005.
Full report available here

Greenwood, I., Perrett, R., Mackenzie, R., Forde, C., Stuart, M. and Gardiner, J. (2004) ‘The Economic and Social Impact of Redundancies from Corus and Allied Steel and Wire in Wales’, Report prepared for ISTC ('Community') Union/Steel Partnership Training.
Full report available here 

Invited presentations

MacKenzie, R., Forde, C. and Ciupijus, Z. (2011) ‘Translating migration information to a local context: evidence from the Barnsley Migrant Worker Research Project’, Presentation art Leeds City Region seminar Using Migration Statistics in Service Planning, Leeds Civic Hall, 1st April.

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2010) ‘The role of agencies in pay setting’, Presentation to ACAS and BIS, Euston Tower, 24th September. 

Forde, C. And Slater, G. (2010) ‘Protected at Last? Agency temps in the UK and the European Agency Working Directive’, Making Bad jobs Better, Workshop 2, University of Oxford, 21st September.

Forde, C. And Stuart, M. (2009) ‘Human Capital Investment Tax credits: Merits and Demerits’, E-skills funding in Europe Workshop, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels, 3-4th December.

Forde, C. And MacKenzie, R. (2009) ‘Migrant Workers, Employment Agencies and the New Intermediaries’, ESRC seminar series on ‘The Impact of Migrant Workers on the Functioning of Labour Markets and Industrial Relations’. Keele University, 11th November 2009.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C., and Spencer, D. (2009) ‘Employee Well-Being in Britain: Lower than the Raw Figures Suggest?’, ESRC/HSE Public Policy Seminar 'Well - being and Working Life, London, 5th February.

MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C. (2008) ‘The experiences of new arrivals in the labour market: evidence from Barnsley’, ESRC Seminar series on ‘Ethnicity, networks and voice mechanisms in established and hard to reach BME communities: capacity building and beyond’, Workshop on ‘Local labour market dynamics and the role of networks within BME communities’, Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change, University of Leeds, 4th July.

MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C (2008) ‘The Social and Economic Experiences of New Arrivals in Barnsley’, presented at the Leeds Social Science Institute Knowledge Exchange Showcase Workshop on New Migration in the Yorkshire and Humber Region, 19th May.

Stuart, M. and Forde, C. (2008)  ‘The Value of Dialogue over training and skills for leveraging workforce talent’, presented at the MarcusEvans 3rd Annual Talent Management in Oil Gas and Petrochemicals conference, RadissionSAS Hotel, Amsterdam, 14th-15th April.

MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C. (2008) ‘The social and economic experiences of ‘new arrivals’: Evidence from Barnsley’, Presented at the ESOL Research Group, School of Education, University of Leeds, 11th March.

Slater, G. and Forde, C. (2008) ‘Much ado about nothing? Temporary agency work in Britain’, Paper presented  at Economics Division seminar, University of West of England, 6th March

Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Stuart, M. (2007) ‘Social dialogue and good employment relations: essential elements of effective recruiting and training strategies in the oil and gas industry’, Invited presentation at the Marcus Evans ‘Effective Recruiting and Training Stategies in the Oil and Gas Industry’ Conference, Barcelona, June 11th-12th.

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2007) ‘Short and sweet? Job quality in temporary work’, Department of Economics External Seminar Series, University of Sheffield, 30th May.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A. Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2007) ‘A Realist Methodology Incorporating Large Quantitative Datasets’, Presentation to the Leeds Social Science Institute Research Methods Seminar Series, University of Leeds, 24th May. Full

Brown, A. Charlwood, A. Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2007) ‘Changing job quality in Great Britain, 1998-2004’ Presentation to the Work Foundation, March 14th.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2006) ‘Changing job quality in Great Britain’, Invited Presentation at Department of Trade and Industry Annual Labour Market Research Conference, London, December 11th-12th.

MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C. (2006) ‘First Findings from the Social and Economic Experiences of Asylum Seekers, Migrant Workers, Refugees and Overstayers Project’, One Barnsley Community Cohesion Conference, Barnsley Football Club, 18th October.

Stuart, M. Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Wallis, E. (2006) ‘An impact study on relocation, restructuring and the viability of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: The impact on employment, working conditions and regional development’, Invited address to the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, European Parliament, 4th October

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2006) ‘Changing job quality in Great Britain’, Invited Presentation at the Department of Trade and Industry WERS Small Grants Fund Conference, 26th September.

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2006) ‘The Social and Economic Experiences of Asylum Seekers, Migrant Workers, Refugees and Overstayers: Research Contributing to the IMCB Project’, Second Steering Group Meeting of the IMCB Project, Barnsley, June.

MacKenzie. R. and Forde, C. (2005) ‘The Social and Economic experiences of asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and overstayers’, Report to the IMCB First Steering Group Meeting, Barnsley Town Hall, 23rd October.

Forde, C. (2005) ‘Selling Contingency: Manpower and the Development of the Temporary help industry in Britain’, Paper presented at Industrial Relations Research Unit Seminar Series, Warwick Business School, 16th October.

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2004) ’Getting the Mix Right: The Use of Employment Contract Alternatives in the UK Construction Industry’, Invited Paper Presented at ESRC Transdisciplinary Research Seminar Series on 'Disconnected Agendas: Collaborative Working and Workforce Casualisation in the UK Construction Industry, University of Reading, 22nd September.

Stuart, M., Greenwood, I., Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2003) ‘The Impact of Redundancies from Corus and ASW in Wales’, Presentation to Steel Partnership Training (SPT), Cardiff, July.

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2002) ‘Just a Temporary Phenomenon? The Rise and Fall of Temporary Work in the UK’, Inivited Paper Presented at Workshop on Under-utilisation of Europe's Labour Resources, organized by the Centre of Full Employment and Equity-Europe, Maastricht, 4th –5th October.

Forde, C., Sawyer, M., Slater, G. and Spencer, D. (2002) ‘Exploring the Workplace Requirements for Sustainable Employment’, Invited Paper Presented at Workshop on Under-utilisation of Europe's Labour Resources, organized by the Centre of Full Employment and Equity-Europe, Maastricht, 4th – 5th October.

Forde C. and Slater G. (2001) ‘A Temporary Solution to Unemployment?’ Paper presented at EURESCO Labour Market Change, Unemployment and Citizenship in Europe Workshop, Helsinki, 20th –25th April

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2001) ‘Just a temporary phenomenom? The rise and fall of temporary work in the UK’, Paper presented the EWERC Seminar Series, UMIST. Manchester

Conference Papers

Ciupijus, Z., MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C.  (2011) ‘Being newcomers in hinterland or how migrants build social networks in urban space, which does not have a tradition of inward mobility from abroad. The case study of emerging migrant households and communities in a Northern English town’ Annual British Sociological Association Conference, London School of Economics, April 2011

Plonka, P., Ciupijus, Z. MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C. (2011) ‘Networks of Support for New Migrant Communities: Institutional Goals versus Substantive Goals?’, Critical Labour Studies Conference, University of Manchester, February 2011

Forde, C. and Winterton, J. (2010) ‘Restructurations: Quel Modele?’, presented at Workshop on Restructurations, Sante, Travail: Ou en est la Recherche? Comment Agissent les Institutions?, Toulouse Business School, 25th-26th November. 

Forde, C. (2010) ‘Securing Insecurity?: A Case study of Manpower and the Development of the Global Temporary Agency Industry’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, Brighton, 7th – 9th September, University of Brighton.

Stuart, M., Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2010) ‘Restructuring, Redundancy and the European Globalisation Adjustment fund’, World Universities Network Workshop, University of Milan, July 2010.

Stuart, M, Forde, C., MacKe nzie, R. And Greer, I. (2009) ‘Restructuring, Redundancy and Trade-related Adjustment in Europe and Beyond’, World Universities Network Workshop on ‘Restructuring, redundancy and sustainable employment: the challenges of the contemporary economic crisis’, Leeds, UK, 6th-7th November.

MacKenzie, R., Forde, C., Robinson, A., Cook, H , Larsson, P. Eriksson, B. Bergman, A.,  ‘Contingent Work in Construction: Results from a Two Country Survey', International Industrial Relations Association World Congress, Sydney, Australia, 24th-27th August.

Forde, C. Stuart, M. And MacKenzie, R. (2009) ‘An Early Analysis of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund’, International Industrial Relations Association World Congress, Sydney, Australia, 24th-27th August.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D (2009) ‘Is Job Satisfaction U-shaped in Wages?’, ILO Regulating for Decent Work Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 6th-9th July.

Larsson, P. Eriksson, B. Bergman, A. MacKenzie, R., Forde, C., Robinson, A. and Cook, H  (2009) ‘Training in the Construction Sector:  A Comparative Study of Sweden and the UK’, Third International Conference on Training, Employability and Employment. Karlstad, Sweden 16th-17th June.

MacKenzie, R. And Forde, C. (2009), ‘Migrant Workers, Labour Market Intermediaries and Ethical Agendas: Business Case, Penalty Avoidance or Social Justice?’, Labour and Employment Relations Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, 3rd-5th January.

Forde, C. and Greenwood, I. (2008) ‘Employer-Employee Relations and  the Ethics of Organisational Change’, Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Business Ethics Teaching and Practice National Conference, University of Leeds, 11th September.

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2008) 'Migrant workers, agencies and the new intermediaries', British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Symposium on ‘New Developments in Agency Working', Harrogate, 8th-10th September.

Forde, C. And Slater, G. (2008) ‘Job quality amongst agency workers in Britain: evidence from 2 large-scale surveys’,   British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Symposium on ‘New Developments in Agency Working', Harrogate, 8th-10th September.

Gardiner, J. Stuart, M. Forde, C., Greenwood, I., MacKenzie, R. and Perrett, R (2008) 'Moving on from redundancy in the Welsh steel industry: fateful moments and worker biographies', American Sociological Association Annual Conference, Boston, 1st-4th August.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2008) ‘Are tighter labour markets associated with better quality jobs? An analysis using subjective survey data', Work, Pensions and Labour Economics Study Group Conference, University of Sheffield, July 14th-16th.

Forde, C., Stuart, M., MacKenzie, R. and Panagiotakopolous, A. (2008) ‘Anticipating Change and the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: an Analysis of the EU Response to Restructuring Due to Globalisation’ British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual conference, University of West of England, Bristol, June 26th-28th.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A.  Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2008) ‘Job quality and the economics of New Labour: a critical appraisal using subjective survey data’, Conference on Developing Quantitative Marxism, University of the West of England, Bristol, 3rd-5th April 2008

Brown, A. Spencer, D. Forde, C. and Charlwood, A. (2008) ‘A Realist and Dialectical Approach to Econometrics’, Conference on Developing Quantitative Marxism, University of the West of England, Bristol, 3rd-5th April 2008.

Charlwood, A., Brown, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2008) ‘Do tighter labour markets produce better employee evaluations of work experience’, Paper presented at the 26th International Labour Process Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland, 18th-20th March.

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2007) ‘Uncomfortable Bedfellows? Temporary Employment Agencies and the State’, paper presented at the Work Employment and Society Conference, University of Aberdeen, 12th-14th September

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2007) ‘The Rhetoric of the Resource Based View of the Firm and the Reality of Disadvantaged Migrant Workers: Evidence from Barnsley’, paper presented at the Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Aberdeen, 12th-14th September.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2007) ‘Is Job satisfaction U shaped in earnings?’, paper presented at the Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Aberdeen, 12th-14th September.

Forde, C., Stuart, M., MacKenzie, R. And Wallis, E. (2007) ‘The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund and the regulation of redundancy in Europe’, Paper presented at the International Industrial Relations Association European Congress, University of Manchester, 3rd-6th September.

Charlwood, A. and Forde, C. (2007) ‘Is there still power in a union?’, Paper presented at the International Industrial Relations Association European Congress, University of Manchester, 3rd-6th September.
 
Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2007) ‘Job quality and the economics of new labour: A critical appraisal’, Paper presented at the Association for Heterodox Economists Annual Conference, University of the West of England, 13th-15th July.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2007) ‘Changes in Human Resource Management and Job Satisfaction 1998-2004: Evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey’, CIPD Professional Standards Conference, Keele University, 26th-28th June.

Charlwood, A. and Forde, C. (2006) ‘Did union decline cause the growth in male wage inequality in Britain during the 1990s? New estimates based on collective bargaining coverage’, European Association of Labour Economists Conference, Prague 21st-23rd September.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2006) ‘Changing job quality in Great Britain 1998-2004: Evidence from WERS’, Employment Research Unit Annual Conference, Cardiff Business School.

MacKenzie, R. Forde, C. and Robinson, A. (2006) 'Changes in employers' use of contingent labour'. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association. Universidad de Lima, Perú. September 11-14 2006.

MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C (2006) 'The 'good worker': The rhetoric of diversity and the reality of disadvantaged migrant workers.' Paper presented at the Industrial Relations in Europe Conference, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 31st August - 2nd September 2006

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2006) ‘Temporary Jobs: What are they worth now?’, Work and Pensions Economics Group Annual Conference, University of Kent, July 10th-12th.

Charlwood, A. and Forde, C. (2006) ‘Did union decline cause the growth in male wage inequality in Britain during the 1990s? New estimates based on collective bargaining coverage’, Work and Pensions Economics Group Annual Conference, University of Kent, July 10th-12th.

Forde, C. Stuart, Gardiner, J. Greenwood, I. MacKenzie, R. and Perrett, R. (2006) 'Still mismanaging redundancy: Restructuring and corporate social responsibility in the Welsh Steel Industry'. Paper presented at the 56th BUIRA Annual Conference, 28th-30th June National University of Ireland, Galway.

MacKenzie, R. and Forde, C (2006) 'The Rhetoric of Diversity and the Realities of Disadvantaged Workers: A Case Study of Migrant Workers in the UK'. Paper presented for the workshop: 'The Unprotected Migrant: Mobility, Social Policy and Labour Rights in Europe', University of Tampere, Finland, May 16-17th, 2006

MacKenzie, R., Stuart, M., Forde, C., Greenwood, I., Perrett, R. and Gardiner, J. (2006) 'Class, Identity and the Maintenance of a Collective Orientation amongst Redundant Steel Workers.' Paper presented at the 24th Annual International Labour Process Conference, 10-12 April 2006. London.

Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Robinson, A. (2005) 'Firm Foundations? Contingent Labour and Employers' Provision of Training in the UK Construction Sector', Plenary paper given at the Second International Conference on Training, Employability & Employment, Monash University, Prato, 21st-23rd September

Gardiner, J., Stuart, M., Forde, C., MacKenzie, R., Greenwood, I. and Perrett, R. (2005) 'Perceptions of De-skilling and Up-skilling in the Restructuring of Employment: the Welsh Steel Industry Redundancies', Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Training, Employability & Employment, Monash University, Prato, 21st-23rd September.

MacKenzie, R., Stuart, M., Forde, C., Greenwood, I., Perrett, R. and Gardiner, J. (2005) ‘All that is Solid? Class, Identity and the Maintenance of a Collective Orientation amongst Redundant Steel Workers’, Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 100th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 13th-16th August.

Forde, C. MacKenzie, R. and Robinson, A. (2005) 'Help Wanted?': Employer Attitudes to Employment Agencies in the Construction Sector', Paper Presented at the 55th British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, University of Northumbria, 7th-9th July.

Forde, C. (2005) ‘From Competitors to Partners: The Relationship between Private Employment Agencies and the Public Employment Service in Britain over the Twentieth Century’, Paper presented at the 13th International Employment Relations Association Conference, Aalborg University, Denmark, 26th-29th June.

Forde, C. (2004) ‘The Use of Mind Maps as a Teaching and Learning Tool’, Paper presented at the Second Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Leeds, 17th December.

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2004) ‘The Use of Contract Alternatives in the UK Construction Industry’. Paper presented at the 7th International Industrial Relations Association European Congress, Estoril, Portugal, 7th –11th September.

Forde, C (2004) ‘Employment Agencies, the TUC, and Regulation of the Temporary Help Industry in the UK, 1950-1973’, Paper presented at the 7th IIRA European Congress, Estoril, Portugal, 7th –11th September,2004,

Forde, C., Slater, G. and Spencer, D. (2004) ‘The Limits to Worker Participation: Issues and Evidence’, Paper presented at the Work, Employment and Society conference, UMIST, 1st –3rd September.

Forde, C., Slater, G. and Spencer, D. (2004) ‘The Nature and Limits of Workplace Participation’, Paper presented at the 12th Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Participation, St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 7th-9th July.

Forde, C., Sawyer, M., Slater, G. and Spencer, D. (2003) ‘The Workplace Requirements for Sustainable Full Employment’, Paper presented at the Economics for the Future Conference, University of Cambridge, 17th -19th September.

Forde, C. (2003) ‘Shaping the UK Employment Agency Industry: The Activities of Manpower Ltd. 1966-71’, Paper presented at the 51st British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, University of Leeds, 3rd - 5th July.

Forde, C. and Slater, G (2003) ‘A Temporary Solution to Unemployment?’, Paper presented at the Eastern Economics Association Conference, New York, 21st –23rd February.

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2003) ‘Cementing Skills: Policy and Skills Reproduction in the UK Construction and Civil Engineering Sector’, Paper presented at the Eastern Economics Association Conference, Manhattan, New York, 21st –23rd February.

Forde, C. and Slater, G. (2002) ‘A Temporary Solution to Unemployment?’, Paper presented at the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, New South Wales, Australia, 9th –10th December.

Forde C. and Slater G. (2001) ‘Just a Temporary Phenomenon? The Rise and Fall of Temporary Work in the UK’, Paper presented at the Eastern Economic Association Conference, Manhattan, New York, 23rd –25th February.

Forde C (2001) ‘Getting the Measure of Employment Agency Workforce’, Paper presented at the Eastern Economic Association Conference, Manhattan, New York, 23rd -25th February.

Forde C. (2000) ‘Temps Rising: The Nature and Experience of Agency Work in the UK’, Paper presented at the 18th International Labour Process Conference, University of Strathclyde.

Forde, C. (1997) ‘Temporary Employment Agency Working: Issues and Evidence’, Paper presented at the 15th International Labour Process Conference, University of Edinburgh, 25th –27th March.

Short Reports and Knowledge Transfer Activities

British Academy (2010) ‘The Multi-Cultural Barnsley Project’, in Past Present and future: The Public Value of the Humanities and Social Sciences’, This draws on Mackenzie and Forde's research on new arrivals into Barnsley. British Academy, June, 2010.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2010) ‘Quality jobs and well-being at work are in all of our interests’, Yorkshire Post, 30th March 2010.

Brown, A. Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2009) Are workers really so content?, Well Being and Working Life: towards an evidence-based policy agenda, Report by the ESRC and HSE, 102 Pages, September 2009

MacKenzie, R. And Forde, C. (2008) ‘Social and economic experiences of asylum seekers, migrant workers, refugees and overstayers in Barnsley’, Yorkshire and Humber Regional Review, 18, 2.

Forde, C., Slater, G. And Green, F. (2008) ‘Agency working’, People Management, Study Notes section, 10th July.

MacKenzie, R. And Forde, C. (2008) ‘Supporting a Multicultural workforce’, Impact Magazine, Issue 3, Summer 2008, 34-35.

MacKenzie, R. And Forde, C. (2008) ‘Case Study: Investing in a Multicultural Barnsley’, Leeds University Business and Enterprise.

Forde, C. And Slater, G. (2008) ‘Case study: Agency working in Britain’, Leeds University Business and Enterprise.

Mackenzie, R. and Forde, C. (2008) 'Survey Reveals Social and Economic Experiences of New Arrivals in Barnsley', Asylum Newsletter No 39, April/May 2008.

Brown, A., Charlwood, A., Forde, C. and Spencer, D. (2007) ‘HRM Practices may only have a Limited Effect on Employees’ Job Satisfaction’, Research Forum Column, People Management, 6th September.

Forde, C. and MacKenzie, R. (2007) ‘The Social and Economic Experiences of Asylum Seekers, Migrant Workers, Refugees and Overstayers: Key Findings on Qualifications, Learning and Work’, Report for the Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Migration Partnership, August 2007.

Audit Commission (2007) ‘Barnsley Borough Council: Investing in a Multi-Cultural Barnsley’. January, 2007.

Forde, C. MacKenzie, R. and Robinson, A. (2006) ‘Changes in Employers’ Use of Contingent Labour: Evidence from the Construction Sector’, Bolletino Adapt, Marco Biagi Institute, October 2006.

Forde, C. (2002) ‘Agency working in the UK’, Eclectic, The Banking and Finance Faculty Magazine, Issue 9, 10-13.

Forde C (1999) ‘Out of Time? Agency Workers and the Working Time Regulations’, Centre for Industrial Policy and Performance Bulletin No13, pp 1-3, Spring

Forde C (1996) ‘Regulating Temporary Employment Agencies’, Centre for Industrial Policy and Performance Bulletin No10, pp7-9, Spring

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