Professor of Comparative Industrial Relations & International Human Resource Management, Work & Equalities Institute: Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester
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 University of London Vicente Cañada 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. He focuses on the changing role of the state and the transformation of worker representation. Much of this has a comparative and international perspective. His work has been funded by the Anglo-German Foundation, MSF, DTI/BIS, CIPD, TUC, British Council, Unison, Leverhulme, EU, ESRC and British Council. He has published a range of articles and books (edited and monographs), and many commissioned reports and conference proceedings. He currently sits on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Industrial Relations, New Technology Work and Employment, Critical Perspectives in International Business, and others.
He has a strong connection with research in CERIC and organisations in the City of Leeds.