Irena Grugulis

Irena Grugulis

Professor of Work and Skills

Email:
I.Grugulis@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)113 343 4460
Categories:
Academic, Work and Employment Relations, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC)
Location:
2.11, 18-26 Lyddon Terrace
Profile

Qualifications

1993 – 1996    University of Warwick, PhD
‘Managerial Work and the Management NVQ’ (awarded October 1997)

Scholarships:   
First Business School student to be awarded a Warwick Graduate Award 1993
ESRC Studentship 1994 - 1996

1983 – 1986    University of Bristol
BA Hons, 2.1 History and German

Scholarships:    from EEC and Bristol University
1985    University of Giessen, (West) Germany

Experience

2013 – Present: Professor of Work and Skills at Leeds University Business School
2011 – 2013: Professor of Employment Studies at Durham University
2003 – 2010: Professor of Work and Skills, Bradford University
2002 – 2003: Reader then Professor of Employment Studies, Salford University
1996 – 2002: Lecturer in Employment Studies, UMIST

Research

My principal research interests lie in the (broadly constituted) area of skills, particularly the way that organisations attempt to shape their employees and the impact and implications of this for the employees themselves.  The notion of a partial coincidence of interest between employer and employee is central to much industrial relations writing but has been largely neglected in the more prescriptive human resource development literature and I have tried to remedy this omission.

My research has been funded by the ESRC, EPSRC and EU.  Recent research projects include an ethnographic study of work and skills in the computer games industry, a study of freelancers and small independent companies in UK film and TV production and research into work and skills in supermarkets.  I have published extensively including articles in Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Industrial Relations and Work, Employment and Society.

I am an ESRC/AIM Services Fellow and an Associate Fellow of SKOPE (an ESRC research centre based at Oxford).  I have been a member of the UKCES’s Academic Advisory Panel and done government advisory work on skills, contributing to both the Leitch Review and the National Skills Task Force as well as advising the Singaporean government.

I am currently Joint Editor in Chief of Work, Employment and Society, having previous served as Editor of the journal’s Research Notes and Debates and Controversies sections.  I have organised six major international conferences, including the Critical Management Studies Conference which I co-founded and am a member of the Steering Group for the International Labour Process Conference.


Research Grants:

1.    ESRC/AIM Capacity building workshops in Yorkshire (Irena Grugulis and Kathryn Haynes) £855.  October 2009 – July 2010.
2.    ESRC/AIM Fellowship Service Work: the creative industries (Irena Grugulis) £142,040.91.  Two-year fellowship October 2008 – March 2011.  Award:  RES-331-27-0038
3.    Knowledge, skills and productivity in retailing.  Irena Grugulis, Dolores Anon Higon, Jeremy Clegg and Allan Williams.  £206,650 from the EPSRC.  September 2005 – September 2008.  Award:  EP/D01350X/1
4.    NHSU.  Scott Taylor, Irena Grugulis, Emma Bell and John Storey £7,000 from SKOPE/ESRC.  July 2004 – October 2005
5.    Critical Management Studies Seminar Series.  Irena Grugulis and Hugh Willmott.  £15,400 from the ESRC to convene and co-ordinate a series of seminars at UMIST, Warwick and Keele.  Duration:  2 years (2000 - 2002)  Award: R 45126500499
6.    Changing Organisational Forms and Organisational Performance.  Future of Work Programme. Mick Marchington, Jill Rubery, Hugh Willmott, Jill Earnshaw, Damian Grimshaw and Irena Grugulis.  Grant from the ESRC, £252,000.  Duration:  3 years (1999 - 2002)  Award L 212252038  Graded: Outstanding
7.    HRM in SMEs.  Adrian Wilkinson and Irena Grugulis.  £35,000 from the ERDF to conduct research into employment practices in SMEs in the North West.  Duration: 13 months (1997 - 1998).


PhD Supervision:

I am interested in supervising PhDs in any area of skills, particularly:
Skills and work
Skills in the creative industries
Skills and gender
Low skills/low wage work
Managerial work
Managerial skills

I am also interested in working with international applicants to secure funding for post-doctoral fellowships (such as EU Marie Curie fellowships).  Please contact me to discuss this.

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

1.    Social capital and networks in film and TV: jobs for the boys? (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Organization Studies 33 (10) pp. 1311 – 1331 October 2012 DOI: 10.1177/0170840612453525 http://oss.sagepub.com/content/33/10/1311.full.pdf+html

2.    Writing articles for Work, Employment and Society: different voices, same language (Irena Grugulis, Mark Stuart, Chris Forde, Ian Kirkpatrick, Robert MacKenzie and Jennifer Tomlinson) Work, Employment and Society 26 (1) pp. 5 – 9 February 2012 doi:10.1177/0950017011433988

3.    Skill and performance (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) British Journal of Industrial Relations 49 (3) pp. 515 – 536 September 2011 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2010.00779.x onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2010.00779.x/pdf

4.    The missing middle: communities of practice in a freelance labour market (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Work, Employment and Society 25 (2) pp. 342 – 351 June 2011 DOI: 10.1177/0950017011398891

5.    The more things change . . . towards 25 years of Work, Employment and Society (Mark Stuart, Irena Grugulis, Chris Forde, Ian Kirkpatrick, Robert MacKenzie and Jennifer Tomlinson) Work, Employment and Society 25 (2) pp. 197 – 201 June 2011 DOI: 10.1177/0950017011405121

6.    The determinants of retail productivity: A critical review of the evidence (Dolores Anon Higon, Ödül Bozkurt, Jeremy Clegg, Irena Grugulis, Sergio Salis, Nicholas Vasilakos and Allan Williams) International Journal of Management Reviews 12 (2) pp. 201 – 217 June 2010

7.    Politics and power in training and learning: the rise and fall of the NHS University (Scott Taylor, Emma Bell, Irena Grugulis, John Storey, Lee Taylor) Management Learning  41 (1) pp. 87 – 99 March 2010

8.    Whose skill is it anyway?  Soft skills and polarisation (Irena Grugulis and Steve Vincent) Work, Employment and Society 23 (4) pp 597 – 615 December 2009

9.    Employment relations, cost minimisation and inter-organisational contracting (Steve Vincent and Irena Grugulis) Industrial Relations Journal 40 (1) pp. 40 - 59 2009 ISSN 0019-8692

10.    The institution that wasn’t:  the British National Health Service University (Scott Taylor, Emma Bell, Irena Grugulis and John Storey) The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education Report December 2007 www.obhe.ac.uk

11.    Information but not consultation: exploring employee involvement in SMEs (Adrian Wilkinson, Tony Dundon, Irena Grugulis) International Journal Human Resource Management 18 (7) pp. 1279 – 1297 2007 DOI:  10.1080/09585190701393798

12.    Understanding construction employment: the need for a fresh research agenda (Andy Dainty, Irena Grugulis and David Langford) Personnel Review 36 (4) pp. 501 – 509 2007

13.    Introduction (Colette Fagan, Irena Grugulis, Mark Smith and Kevin Ward) Work, Employment and Society 20 (4) pp. 675 – 683 December 2005

14.    Panel Discussion (Irena Grugulis, Nick Bacon, Jill Rubery and Mike Terry) Human Resources and Employment Review 2 (4) pp. 235 – 237 December 2004

15.    Human Resource Management and the permeable organisation: the case of the multi-client call centre (Jill Rubery, Marilyn Carroll, Fang Lee Cooke, Irena Grugulis and Jill Earnshaw) Journal of Management Studies 41 (7) pp. 1199 – 1222 November 2004

16.    National Vocational Qualifications in the United Kingdom: a research based critique (Irena Grugulis) British Journal of Industrial Relations  41 (3) pp 457 – 476 September 2003

17.    Putting skills to work: learning and employment at the start of the century (Irena Grugulis) Human Resource Management Journal 13 (2) pp3 - 12 April 2003

18.    The rise of the ‘network organisation’ and the decline of discretion (Irena Grugulis, Steven Vincent and Gail Hebson) Human Resource Management Journal 13 (2) pp 45 - 59 April 2003

19.    New technology and work practices (Damian Grimshaw, Fang Lee Cooke, Irena Grugulis and Steven Vincent) New Technology, Work and Employment 17 (3) pp. 186 – 203 November 2002

20.    The impact of Investors in People on Employees: a case study of a hospital trust (Irena Grugulis and Sheena Bevitt) Human Resource Management Journal 12 (3) pp. 44 – 60 July 2002

21.    ‘Nothing serious?  Candidates’ use of humour in management training’ (Irena Grugulis) Human Relations 55 (4) pp 387 – 406 April 2002

22.    (a) Managing culture at British Airways: hype, hope and reality (Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) Long Range Planning 35 (2) pp. 179 – 194 April 2002

23.    (b) Management van de bidrijfscultur bij British Airways: hype, hoop en werkelijkheid (Irena Grugulis en Adrian Wilkinson) Holland Management Review 87 pp 43 – 53 Jan – Feb 2003 (Dutch translation of 8 above)

24.    The Labour Process Debate: Twenty five years on.  Preface. (Irena Grugulis and David Knights) International Studies of Management and Organization (30) 4 pp 3 - 11 Winter 2000 - 2001

25.    ‘Best Practice’ Human Resource Management: perfect opportunity or dangerous illusion? (Mick Marchington and Irena Grugulis) International Journal of Human Resource Management (11) pp 1104 - 1124 2000

26.    Cultural control and the ‘culture manager’: employment practices in a consultancy (Irena Grugulis, Tony Dundon and Adrian Wilkinson) Work, Employment and Society 14 (1) pp 97 - 116 March 2000

27.    The Management NVQ: a critique of the myth of relevance (Irena Grugulis) Journal of Vocational Education and Training 52 (1) pp 79 - 99 2000

28.    ‘Looking out of the black hole’: non-union relations in an SME (Tony Dundon, Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) Employee Relations 21 (3) pp 251 – 266 1999

29.    Training managers: the consequences of competence (Irena Grugulis) Personnel Review Select 2 (1) pp. 14 – 22 1999

30.    ‘Real’ Managers don’t do NVQs: a review of the new management ‘standards’ (Irena Grugulis) Employee Relations 20 (4) pp 383 - 403 1998

31.    Training managers: the consequences of competence (Irena Grugulis) Personnel Review 26 (6) pp 428 - 444 1997  This article was given a Highly Commended Award by MCB University Press


Books

1.    Skills, Training and Human Resource Development: a critical text (Irena Grugulis) Palgrave Macmillan 2007 ISBN 1-4039-4802-X


Edited Work:

1.    Managing Services: Challenges and Innovations (eds. Kathryn Haynes and Irena Grugulis) Oxford University Press forthcoming

2.    Retail Work (eds.  Irena Grugulis and Ödül Bozkurt) 2011 Palgrave Macmillan  ISBN: 978-0-230-28357-2

3.    People in Construction (eds. Andy Dainty, Irena Grugulis and David Langford) Personnel Review 36 (4) 2007

4.    Conference special issue (eds. Colette Fagan, Irena Grugulis, Mark Smith and Kevin Ward) Work, Employment and Society 20 (4) 2005

5.    The Skills that Matter (eds. Chris Warhurst, Irena Grugulis and Ewart Keep) Palgrave 2004  ISBN 1-4039-0639-4

6.    Putting skills to work? Learning and employment at the start of the century (ed. Irena Grugulis) special issue Human Resource Management Journal 13 (2) April 2003

7.    Critical Management Studies (eds. Clive Gilson, Irena Grugulis, John Hassard and Hugh Willmott) special issue Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory Summer 2001

8.    Customer Service: Empowerment and Entrapment (eds. Andrew Sturdy, Irena Grugulis and Hugh Willmott) Basingstoke: Palgrave 2001 ISBN 0-333-73535-8

9.    The Labour Process Debate (eds. Irena Grugulis, Hugh Willmott and David Knights) special issue International Studies of Management and Organization 30 (4) Winter 2000 - 2001

10.    Critical Management Studies (eds. Clive Gilson, Hugh Willmott and Irena Grugulis) special issue Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory Autumn 1999


Chapters in Books:

1.    Service work and the service sector (Irena Grugulis) in Haynes, K. and Grugulis, I. eds. Managing Services: Challenges and Innovations Oxford University Press forthcoming

2.    Managing services and the service sector: an introduction (Irena Grugulis and Kathryn Haynes) in Haynes, K. and Grugulis, I. eds. Managing Services: Challenges and Innovations Oxford University Press forthcoming

3.    Employee Training and Development (Irena Grugulis) in Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. Contemporary Human Resource Management Financial Times: Prentice Hall Fourth Edition (forthcoming)

4.    Soft Skills at Work (Irena Grugulis and Steven Vincent) in Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. Contemporary Human Resource Management Financial Times: Prentice Hall Fourth Edition (forthcoming)

5.    Skills and Training (Irena Grugulis) in Bach, S. and Edwards, M. (eds.) Managing Human Resources 5th edition (forthcoming)

6.    Learning on the job in UK TV and film production (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) in Dundon, T. and Wilkinson, A. (eds.) Case Studies in People Management, Strategy and Innovation forthcoming

7.    Tournament careers: working in UK television (Dimitrinka Stoyanova and Irena Grugulis) in Mathieu, C. (ed.) Careers in Creative Industries London: Routledge 2012 pp. 88 – 106 ISBN-10: 041580826X ISBN-13: 978-0415808262

8.    ‘No place to hide’?  The realities of leadership in UK supermarkets (Irena Grugulis, Ödül Bozkurt and Jeremy Clegg) in Grugulis, I. and Bozkurt, Ö. (eds.) Retail Work Palgrave 2011 pp. 193 – 212 ISBN: 978-0-230-28357-2

9.    Why retail work demands a closer look (Ödül Bozkurt and Irena Grugulis) in Grugulis, I. and Bozkurt, Ö. (eds.) Retail Work Palgrave 2011 pp. 1 – 21 ISBN: 978-0-230-28357-2

10.    Skill and the Labour Process: conditions and consequences of change (Irena Grugulis and Caroline Lloyd) in Thompson, P. and Smith, C. (eds.) Working Life: renewing Labour Process Analysis Palgrave Macmillan Houndsmills 2010 pp. 91 – 112 ISBN:  978-0-230-22223-6

11.    ‘I don’t know where they learn them’: skills in film and television (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) in Smith, C. and McKinlay, A. (eds.) Creative Labour: working in the creative industries Palgrave Macmillan Houndsmills 2009 pp. 135 – 155 ISBN: 978-0-230-22200-7

12.    Human Resource Development (Irena Grugulis) in Wood, D. and Collings, D. (eds.) Human Resource Management: a critical approach Routledge London and New York 2009 pp. 222 – 236 ISBN: 978–0–415–46247-1

13.    Employee Development (Irena Grugulis) in Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. Contemporary Human Resource Management Financial Times: Prentice Hall Third Edition 2008 ISBN 978-0-273-71633-4

14.    Jobs, skill and discretion (Irena Grugulis, Steven Vincent and Gail Hebson) case study in Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. Contemporary Human Resource Management Financial Times: Prentice Hall Third Edition 2008 ISBN 978-0-273-71633-4

15.    Skill Formation (Irena Grugulis) in Blyton, P., Bacon, N. Fiorito, J. and Heery, E. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Industrial Relations London:Sage 2008 ISBN: 978-1-4129-1154-2

16.    Prólogo (Irena Grugulis) in Fernández Rodríguez, C. (ed.) Vigilar y Organizar: Una introducción a los Critical Management Studies Siglo:Salamanca 2007 ISBN 978-84-323-1288-5

17.    The human side of skills and knowledge (Irena Grugulis) in Bolton, S. and Houlihan, M. Searching for the Human in Human Resource Management Palgrave Macmillan 2007 ISBN 978-0-230-01935-5

18.    Employee Development (Irena Grugulis) in Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. Contemporary Human Resource Management Financial Times: Prentice Hall Second Edition 2006 ISBN 0-273-68663-1

19.    Investing in People (Irena Grugulis and Sheena Bevitt) case study in Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. Contemporary Human Resource Management Financial Times: Prentice Hall Second Edition 2006 ISBN 0-273-68663-1

20.    Managing culture at British Airways (Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) case study in Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. Contemporary Human Resource Management Financial Times: Prentice Hall Second Edition 2006 ISBN 0-273-68663-1

21.    Changing boundaries, shaping skills: the fragmented organisational form and employee skills (Irena Grugulis and Steven Vincent) in Marchington, M., Grimshaw, D., Rubery, J. and Willmott, H. (eds.) Fragmenting Work: blurring organisational boundaries and disordering hierarchies Oxford University Press: Oxford 2005 ISBN 0-19-926224-1

22.    Gender and new organisational forms (Gail Hebson and Irena Grugulis) book chapter in Marchington, M., Grimshaw, D., Rubery, J. and Willmott, H. (eds.) Fragmenting Work: blurring organisational boundaries and disordering hierarchies Oxford University Press: Oxford 2005 ISBN 0-19-926224-1

23.    Strategy, Contracts and Control in Government IT Work (Steven Vincent and Irena Grugulis) in Paul Stewart (ed.) Employment, Trade Union Renewal and the Future of Work Oxford University Press:Oxford 2005 ISBN 1-4039-1227-0

24.    Whatever happened to skill? (Irena Grugulis, Ewart Keep and Chris Warhurst) book chapter for The Skills that Matter Chris Warhurst, Irena Grugulis and Ewart Keep (eds.) Palgrave 2004 ISBN 1-4039-0639-4

25.    Best practice human resource management: perfect opportunity or dangerous illusion? (Mick Marchington and Irena Grugulis) in The John Lovett Lectures: a decade of developments in Human Resource Management Patrick Gunnigle, Michael Morley and Michael McDonnell (eds.) The Liffey Press: Dublin 2002 ISBN 1-904148-08-5

26.    New Management Techniques in SMEs (Tony Dundon, Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) in Contemporary Human Resource Management Adrian Wilkinson and Tom Redman (eds.) Financial Times/Prentice Hall 2001 ISBN 0-201-59613 X

27.    BeverageCo (Tony Dundon, Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) a case study in Contemporary Human Resource Management Adrian Wilkinson and Tom Redman (eds.) Financial Times/Prentice Hall 2001 ISBN 0-201-59613 X

28.    Employee Involvement in SMEs (Tony Dundon, Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) a case study in Contemporary Human Resource Management Adrian Wilkinson and Tom Redman (eds.) Financial Times/Prentice Hall 2001 ISBN 0-201-59613 X

29.    ConsultancyCo: managing culture (Tony Dundon, Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) a case study in Contemporary Human Resource Management Adrian Wilkinson and Tom Redman (eds.) Financial Times/Prentice Hall 2001 ISBN 0-201-59613 X


Policy Papers:

1.    UK TV: skills in a fragmented industry (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) UKCES Issues Paper 2010

2.    Response from AIM Service Fellows Cohort on “Strengthening EU Services” by Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform  (Kathryn Haynes, Kate Blackmon, Guilliana Batista, Irena Grugulis, Irene Ng and Martin Spring) AIM Advisory Paper for BERR, 2009

3.    Skill and performance (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) UKCES Issues Paper 2009

4.    Learning skills in the TV sector (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Skillset internal policy paper 2008


Refereed Working Papers:

1.    ‘No place to hide’?  The realities of leadership in UK supermarkets (Irena Grugulis, Ödül Bozkurt and Jeremy Clegg) SKOPE Research Paper No. 91 May 2010, Universities of Oxford and Cardiff

2.    Skill and performance (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Bradford University School of Management Working Paper 2007

3.    Skill and performance (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) SKOPE Issues Paper 9, Universities of Oxford and Warwick 2006

4.    Skill and qualifications: the contribution of NVQs to raising skill levels (Irena Grugulis) ESRC Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Performance (SKOPE) Working Paper 36, Universities of Oxford and Warwick, 2002 ISSN 1466-1535

5.    The future of professional work?  The rise of the ‘network for’ and the decline of discretion (Irena Grugulis, Steven Vincent and Gail Hebson) Future of Work Working Paper No. 24 2002 ISSN 1469-1531

6.    Emotions and aesthetics for work and labour: the pleasures and pains of the changing nature of work (Irena Grugulis) School of Management, Salford University Working Paper No. 2 2002 ISSN 1472-314 X

7.    British Airways: Culture and Structure (Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) Loughborough University Working Paper 2001 ISBN 1 85901-172-1

8.    Audit tools for managing human resources in small to medium sized enterprises (Tony Dundon, Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) UMIST Working Paper 1998

9.    Order, Method and Madness: evidencing managerial work (Irena Grugulis) UMIST Working Paper 1997 ISBN 1-86115-040-7

10.    The Management NVQ: a critique of the myth of relevance (Irena Grugulis) UMIST Working Paper 1996 ISBN 1-86115-036-9


Plenary Papers:

1.    ‘25 years of the Labour Process Conference’ (Plenary panel:  Paul Edwards, Paul Thompson, Hugh Willmott and Irena Grugulis) 25th International Labour Process Conference, Amsterdam 2nd – 4th April 2007

2.    ‘Best Practice’ Human Resource Management: perfect opportunity or dangerous illusion? (Mick Marchington and Irena Grugulis) Paper presened at the Seventh Annual John Lovett Memorial Lecture at the University of Limerick, 25th March 1999

3.    Human Resource Management in Theory and Practice (Irena Grugulis and Mick Marchington) Plenary session presented at the BUIRA HRM Study Group Conference, Cardiff Business School 6th - 7th January 1999


Refereed Conference Papers:

1.    Social capital and networks in film and TV: jobs for the boys? (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Art of Organising Conference, York University 4th – 7th September 2012

2.    Social capital and networks in film and TV: jobs for the boys? (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) British Sociological Association Conference, Leeds 2012

3.    Symposium on the Creative Industries (Doris Eikhof, Keith Randle, Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) 29th International Labour Process Conference, Leeds University 5th – 7th April 2011

4.    Assessing soft skills (Irena Grugulis, Jeremy Clegg and Ödül Bozkurt) Paper presented at the 29th International Labour Process Conference, Leeds University 5th – 7th April 2011

5.    Jobs for the boys: social capital in UK film and TV (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Paper presented at Conference on Working in the Creative Industries, Durham Business School 23rd – 24th February 2011

6.    AIM Symposium (Nic Beech, Kathryn Haynes, David Denyer, Katy Mason, Jennifer Whyte, Guiliana Battisti, Irena Grugulis and Martin Spring) Symposium at the British Academy of Management Conference, Sheffield 14th – 16th September 2010

7.    Doing Ethnography (Paul Thompson, Paul Edwards and Irena Grugulis) Symposium at the Work, Employment and Society Conference, Brighton 7th – 9th September 2010

8.    The missing middle: communities of practice in a freelance labour market (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Paper presented at 60th British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, Manchester 1st – 3rd July 2010

9.    Latent entry to the labour market: in or out of work? (Dimitrinka Stoyanova and Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the 28th International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University NJ, USA 15th – 17th March 2010

10.    No place to hide.  The realities of leadership in UK supermarkets.  (Irena Grugulis, Ödül Bozkurt and Jeremy Clegg) Paper presented at the 27th International Labour Process Conference, Edinburgh 6th – 8th April 2009

11.    Periphery centre-stage: small regional independents and skills (Dimitrinka Stoyanova and Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the 27th International Labour Process Conference, Edinburgh 6th – 8th April 2009

12.    Not what you know: professionalism, being nice and social capital in film and TV (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Paper presented at the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference National Media Museum/University of Bradford, Bradford 14th – 16th January 2009

13.    Not what you know: professionalism, being nice and social capital in film and TV (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Paper presented at the 26th International Labour Process Conference, Dublin 18th – 20th March 2008

14.    Skill and the Labour Process (Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the 26th International Labour Process Conference, Dublin 18th – 20th March 2008

15.    Fragmented (working) lives (Dimitrinka Stoyanova and Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the 25th International Labour Process Conference, Amsterdam 2nd – 4th April 2007

16.    The “Zero Skills” Business? Soft Skills and Polarized Skills Demands in Employment by UK Supermarkets (Ödül Bozkurt, Irena Grugulis and Jeremy Clegg) Paper presented at the 25th International Labour Process Conference, Amsterdam 2nd – 4th April 2007

17.    Making knowledge work?  Strategy and network structures in a knowledge based organisation (Steven Vincent and Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the 25th International Labour Process Conference, Amsterdam 2nd – 4th April 2007

18.    Careers in film and television (Dimitrinka Stoyanova and Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the 22nd EGOS Conference, Oslo July 2006

19.    Information but not consultation: exploring employee involvement in SMEs (Adrian Wilkinson, Tony Dundon, Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the 56th British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway 28th – 30th June 2006

20.    ‘I don’t know where they learn them’: skills in film and television (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Paper presented at the 24th International Labour Process Conference, London, 10th – 12th April 2006

21.    Skill and performance (Irena Grugulis and Dimi Stoyanova) Paper presented at CTEE Conference, Italy 21st – 23rd September 2005

22.    Peripheral Vision (Steven Vincent and Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, Newcastle 7th – 9th July 2005

23.    Skill and performance (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Paper presented at Human Resource Development Conference, Leeds 25th – 27th May 2005

24.    Skill and performance (Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova) Paper presented at 23rd International Labour Process Conference, Strathclyde 21st – 23rd March 2005

25.    Whose skill is it anyway? (Irena Grugulis and Steven Vincent) Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, August 2004

26.    Whose skill is it anyway? (Irena Grugulis and Steven Vincent) Paper presented at the 22nd International Labour Process Conference, AIAS Amsterdam 5th – 7th April 2004

27.    The future of professional work?  The rise of the ‘network form’ and the decline of discretion (Irena Grugulis, Steven Vincent and Gail Hebson) Paper presented at Conference on Training, Employability and Employment, London 11th – 12th July 2002

28.    The future of professional work?  The rise of the ‘network form’ and the decline of discretion (Irena Grugulis, Steven Vincent and Gail Hebson) Paper presented at British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, University of Stirling 4th – 6th July 2002

29.    Whatever happened to skill? (Irena Grugulis, Ewart Keep and Chris Warhurst) Paper presented at the 20th Annual Labour Process Conference, University of Strathclyde 2nd – 4th April 2002

30.    Re-forming skills: a study of IT workers on the public-private boundary (Steven Vincent and Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the 20th Annual Labour Process Conference, University of Strathclyde 2nd – 4th April 2002

31.    Analysing diversity in the management of human resources in call centres (Marilyn Carroll, Fang Lee Cooke, Irena Grugulis and Jill Rubery) paper presented at Human Resource Management Journal Conference Call Centres and Beyond: the HRM Implications, Kings College London, 6th November 2001

32.    Organisational structure and employee skills (Irena Grugulis and Steven Vincent) paper presented at the Work, Employment and Society Conference, Nottingham September 2001

33.    Nothing serious?  Candidate's use of humour in management training: expressing and containing resistance (Irena Grugulis) paper presented at the Second International Critical Management Studies Conference 11th - 13th July 2001 UMIST Manchester

34.    Employment Relations in SMEs (Tony Dundon, Irena Grugulis and Adrian Wilkinson) paper presented at the International Employee Relations Association Conference 2000

35.    Film in Teaching (Joe Champoux, John Hassard and Irena Grugulis) Professional Development Workshop run at the American Academy of Management, Toronto August 2000

36.    When organisations learn (Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the First International Critical Management Studies Conference, UMIST 14th – 16th July 1999

37.    The Learning Organisation Re-visited (Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the 17th Annual Labour Process Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, 29th – 31st March 1999

38.    Exploring Employee Involvement in SMEs (Adrian Wilkinson, Tony Dundon and Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the BUIRA HRM Study Group Conference, Cardiff Business School 6th - 7th January 1999

39.    Cultural Control and the ‘Culture Manager’: manipulating meaning in an SME (Irena Grugulis, Tony Dundon and Adrian Wilkinson) Paper presented at BUIRA Annual Conference Keele July 3rd - 5th 1998

40.    Order, Method and Madness: evidencing managerial work (Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at the Nottingham Trent University HRM Conference: The Context of Practice: the Lives and Thoughts of HRM People December 1996

41.     In Search of the Professional Manager (Irena Grugulis) Paper presented at Warwick University’s Centre for Education, Development and Research Annual Conference March 1996

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