Professor of International Human Resource Management, Manchester Business School
Miguel studied for a BA (Hons) in Economics and Government at the University of Essex and then a SSRC sponsored MA in Latin American Government and Politics (1979-1983). He was a researcher located in the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid's Sociology Department (1983-84) financed by A British Council/Spanish Ministry of Education Scholarship and later a Vicente Canada Blanch Foundation Fellowship (1986-87). He completed a PhD in Industrial Relations in 1998 with an ESRC Scholarship (1984-86) at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. He has lectured at Keele University, Cardiff University, University of Leeds (Senior Lectureship) and Durham (Readership). Prior to moving to Manchester in 2007, he held a Chair at Bradford University.
His research is concerned with the changing patterns of rights and regulation within employment relations and HRM. Much of this has a comparative and international perspective. His work has been funded by the Anglo-German Foundation, MSF, DTI, TUC, Unison, Leverhulme, ESRC and British Council. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, and many commissioned reports and conference proceedings. He currently sits on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Industrial Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Work, Employment and Society. He is frequently spotted in the coffee houses of Leeds!