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REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

‘A Lucky Country? Jobs Growth in Australia during the Global Financial Crisis’ International Working Party on Labour market Segmentation, University of Manchester, 2014 (with S. Wright and S. Whelan).

‘The loosening link between skills and professions: The case of UK physiotherapists’, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference, University of Chicago, US, 2014 (with P. Anderson).

‘Advocating, analysing and ameliorating job quality: defining the necessary research agenda’ 31th Annual International Labour Process Conference, King’s College, London, 2014 (with. S. Wright and C. Mathieu).

‘A new social construction of skill’, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference, University of Milan, Italy, 2013 (with C. Tilly and M. Gatta).

‘Social skills matter: the case of estate agents’, British Sociological Association Conference, Leeds University, UK, 2012 (with S. James, G. Gerbrand, J. Commander)

‘What we know, what we need to do and what’s not being said about skill utilisation’, 30th Annual International Labour Process Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012 (with P. Findlay).

‘Graduate skills or the skills of graduates, what matters most? An analysis from a graduatising occupation’, 30th Annual International Labour Process Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012 (with S. James, G. Gerbrand, J. Commander).

‘The Five Obstructions: Methodological and Conceptual Issues in
Better Understanding Graduate Labour and Skills’, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2011 (with S. James, G. Gerbrand, J. Commander and K. Lindsay).

‘The day the music died? New technology and the creative labour process’, 29th Annual International Labour Process Conference, Leeds University, UK, 2011 (with D. Eikhof).

‘The creative industries: You don’t have to be male, white and middle class to work here – but it helps’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Brighton, 2010 (with D. Eikhof).

‘Making Bad Jobs Better: Employment Enrichment and Hotel Room Attendants in the UK’, 28th Annual International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University, US, 2010 (with E. Dutton).

‘In Skills We Trust: But its Qualifications We Count’, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference, University of Paris, Sciences Po, 2009.

‘From education deficit to learning for life? Unions, learning and employability for football apprentices’, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference, Sciences Po, Paris, 2009 (with P. Findlay, D. Nickson and S. Hurrell).

‘What every worker wants? Evidence about worker demand for learning in Scotland’, 3rd International Conference on Training, Employability and Employment, Karlstad University, Sweden, 2009 (with J. Findlay and P. Findlay).

‘The weakest link? Product market strategies, skill and pay in the hotel industry’, 26th Annual International Labour Process Conference, Edinburgh, 2009 (with C. Lloyd and E. Dutton).

16. ‘Hotel Room Attendants and Job Quality: A Comparison of Work, Wages and Labour Market Institutions in Europe and the US’, 26th Annual International Labour Process Conference, Edinburgh, 2009 (with A. Vanselow, A. Bernhardt and L. Dresser).

‘“Employee champion” or “business partner”? The views of aspirant HR professionals’, Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development Conference, University of Manchester, 2008 (with D. Nickson, S. Hurrell, K. Newsome, D. Scholarios, J. Commander and A. Preston). (Awarded Ian Beardwell Best Research Paper Prize)

‘Swashbuckling Saviours? Graduate Recruitment in the Voluntary Sector’ Annual EGOS Colloquium, Free University of Amsterdam, 2008 (with S.A. Hurrell, D. Nickson and E. Dutton).

‘Learning to Organise: The Effect of SULF on Union Organising in Scotland’, paper to the 25th Annual International Labour Process Conference, University College Dublin, 2008 (with P. Findlay).

‘“Prisoners of love”’? Overtime work and the undervaluation of Scottish classroom assistants’, paper to the 25th Annual International Labour Process Conference, University College Dublin, 2008 (with S. Hurrell, D. Nickson, J. Commander and K. Gilbert).

‘Out of balance or just out of bounds? The relationship between work and life’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Aberdeen, 2007 (with D.R. Eikhof and A. Haunschild).

‘Low Wage Work in UK Hotels and the Institutional Policy Responses to Improving those Wages’, International Industrial Relations Association Congress, University of Manchester, 2007 (with D. Nickson, E. Dutton, J. Commander, S. James and C. Lloyd).

‘Work life-boundaries and lifestyles: A fresh look at old acquaintances’, Annual EGOS Colloquium, Vienna University of Business and Economics, 2007 (with D.R. Eikhof and A. Haunschild).

‘The force is now with you: the introduction of force objectives in the new performance and development review process for Scottish police staff’, Performance and Reward Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2007(with C. Lockyer, D. Nickson and S. Paton).

‘Discriminating Tastes: Aesthetic Labour, ‘Lookism’ and Employment Law’, 24th Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of Amsterdam, 2007 (with. D. van der Broek, R. Hall and D. Nickson).

‘Just like the Elves in Harry Potter: Room Attendants in UK Hotels’, 24th Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of Amsterdam, 2007 (with E. Dutton, D. Nickson, C. Lloyd and S. James).

‘Beauty and the Business: A More Critical Account of the Aesthetic Economy through the Lens of Aesthetic Labour’, 3rd Art of Management and Organisation Conference, Akademia Pedagogiczna, Krakow, 2006 (with D. Nickson).

‘Out of balance or just out of bounds? Mapping the relationships between work and life’, 23rd Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of London, 2006 (with D. Eikhof and A. Haunschild).

‘From Appeal to the Senses to Sex Appeal: Exploring the Boundary between Aesthetic and Sexualised Labour’, Gender, Work and Organisation Conference, University of Keele 2005 (with D. Nickson).

‘Rethinking Service Work and Employment: The Pandora’s Box of Aesthetic Labour Association of Industrial Relations Researchers of Australia and New Zealand Conference, 2005, University of Sydney (with D. Nickson).

‘From Conception to Consumption: Myopic Analysis of the Creative Industries’, 22nd Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of Strathclyde, 2005 (with P. Thompson).

‘The View from the Front Line: Student Employees and Aesthetic Labour in Retail and Hospitality’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Manchester, 2004 (with D. Nickson and E. Dutton).

‘Mapping Knowledge in Work: Proxies or Practices?’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Manchester, 2004 (with P. Thompson).

‘Recruiting and training the “right” attitude and appearance in tourism employment: the role of aesthetic labour in retail and hospitality’, Tourism: State of the Art Conference, University of Strathclyde, 2004 (with D. Nickson and E. Dutton).

‘“Soft” vs. “Hard”: Employers’ Skill Demands in Interactive Services, 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, George Washington University, 2004 (with D. Nickson, E. Dutton and S.F. Kline).

‘Attitude and Appearance in the Service Encounter: Survey Data from the Retail and Hospitality Industries’, 9th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management, University of Karlstad, 2004 (with D. Nickson and E. Dutton).

‘Mapping Knowledge in Work; Some Occupational Case Studies’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Manchester, 2004 (with P. Thompson).

‘The view from the front line: employees views of attitude and appearance in hospitality and retail’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Manchester, 2004 (with E. Dutton and D. Nickson).

‘Recruiting and training the ‘right’ attitude and appearance in tourism employment: the role of aesthetic labour in retail and hospitality’, Tourism State of the Art Conference, University of Strathclyde, 2004 (with D. Nickson and E. Dutton).

‘Experts at Work: A Practice Oriented Analysis of Knowledge’, 22nd Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of Amsterdam, 2004 (with A. Darr).

‘IT Jobs: Opportunities for All?’, 22nd Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of Amsterdam, 2004 (with C. Lockyer and E. Dutton).

‘Making Knowledge Work’, 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, University of Aix-en-Provence, 2003.

‘Doubt is the Key of Knowledge: Problems in Mapping and Measuring a “Knowledge-driven” Economy and Work’, 6th European Sociological Conference, University of Murcia, 2003 (with P. Thompson).

‘The New “Labour Aristocracy”? Aesthetic Labour in the Service Economy’, 3rd Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Lancaster, 2003 (with D. Nickson).

‘Work Wear: Corporate Clothing and the Employee Portrayal of Company Image’, 21st Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism, University of Cambridge, 2003 (with D. Nickson).

‘The Americanisation of International Hotels: A Swedish Example’, American Studies Association of Norway/Swedish Association of American Studies Conference, Ostfold University College in Fredrikstad, 2002 (with D. Nickson).

‘Whatever Happened to Skill?’, 20th Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of Strathclyde, 2002 (with I. Grugulis and E. Keep).

‘Bringing Labour into the Analysis of Organisation and Aesthetics in Interactive Services’, International Critical Management Studies Conference, UMIST, 2001 (with D. Nickson).

‘Towards a Progressive Work and Employment Policy’, Participation Between Markets and Organisational Democracy International Conference, Technical University of Munich, 2001.

‘Aesthetic labour, social exclusion, work and employment’, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2000 (with D. Nickson, A.M. Cullen, A. Witz and A. Watt).

‘From Globalization to Internationalisation to Americanization: The Example of “Little Americas” in the Hotel Sector’, Association of International Business, UK Chapter, University of Strathclyde, 2000 (with D. Nickson).

‘Work, Employment and Skills: The Importance of Aesthetics in the Interactive Service Labour Process’, 18th Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of Strathclyde, 2000 (with D.Nickson, A. Witz and A.M. Cullen).

‘Human Capital or Capitalising on Humanity? Knowledge, Skills and Competencies in Interactive Service Work’, Knowledge Management: Concepts and Controversies Conference, University of Warwick, 2000 (with P. Thompson and G. Callaghan).

‘All That’s Solid Melts Into Air? Virtual Organisation and Scientific Management’, 17th Annual International Labour Process Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, 1999 (with A. Burnett).

‘”Little Americas”: Hotels, Americanisation and the International Economy’, British Association of American Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, 1999 (with D. Nickson).

‘Human Hardware: Aesthetic Labour in the New Workplace’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 1998 (with A.Witz, D. Nickson and A.M. Cullen).

‘Class Debates: Issues in Self and Peer Assessment as Learning Practice and Assessment Practice’, Scottish Educational Research Association Conference, University of Dundee, UK, 1998 (with M. Walker).

‘Aesthetic Labour: A New Development in Work, Employment, Skill and Training’, International Labour Markets Conference, Robert Gordon University, UK, 1998 (with D.Nickson, A.Witz and A.M. Cullen).

‘Shadowland: The Real Story of Knowledge Work and Workers’, 16th Annual International Labour Process Conference, UMIST, UK, 1998 (with P. Thompson).

‘Divisions of Labour in the New Workplace’, VIemes Journee de Sociologie du Travail, Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 1997.

‘Between Market, State and Kibbutz: The Management and Transformation of Socialist Labour’, The Globalisation of Production and the Regulation of Labour Conference, University of Warwick, UK, 1996.

‘The Management of Socialist Industry: An Example of Agency, Organisation and Structure’, Action, Structure and Organisations Workshop, Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales , Paris, France, 1995.

‘Underneath a Big Tree Only Mushrooms Can Grow: The Management of Production and the Survival of the Kibbutz as a Distinct Mode of Production’, Communalism: Contribution and Survival, 5th International Communal Studies Association Conference, Yad Tabenkin, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1995.

‘Flawed But Not Floored: Labour Process Analysis in the 1990s’, 13th Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 1995.

‘Co-ordination and Control: The Management of Kibbutz Labour’, XIIIth World Congress of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1994.

‘It’s All Over Now: Labour and the Management of Socialist Industry’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Kent, UK, 1994.

‘Getting By With A Little Help From My Friends: Community and Work in Kibbutz Industry’, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Essex, UK, 1993.

‘The Road to Nowhere: EC Social Partnership, National Contexts and European Labour Processes’, 11th Annual International Labour Process Conference, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 1993.

‘Eat Shit and Join the High Society: Social Relations in Kibbutz Industry’, International Conference on New Trends in Organisations: International Sociological Association RC10 & RC36, Givat Haviva, Israel, 1993.

‘Holy Grails and Empty Dreams: Trade Union Participation and the European Community’, International Conference on New Trends in Organisations: International Sociological Association RC10 & RC36, University of Haifa, Israel, 1993.

‘From Party Line to Personal Responsibility? The Development of Management in Post-Communist Poland’, European Association of Development Research and Training Institute 7th General Conference, Berlin, Germany, 1993. (with P. Frimston, B. Kewell and M. Wawrzenczyk)

‘A Return to Social Partnership In British Industry?’, Studies in the New Europe Conference, University of Nottingham, UK, 1992.

‘Managing the Labour Problem: The Example of Kibbutz Industry in Israel’, Conference of the British Academy of Management, University of Bradford, UK, 1992.

‘The End of Another Utopia? The Kibbutz and its Industry in a Period of Transition’, Annual Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Baltimore, USA, 1992.

‘From Labour to Labour-Power: The Indeterminacy of Labour in Kibbutz Industry’, 9th Annual International Labour Process Conference, UMIST, UK, 1991.

‘Workplace Democracy: Management and Participation in Kibbutz Industry’, Management and Work Organisation in the 1990s Workshop, University of Bradford, UK, 1991.

INVITED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

‘Developing a policy and research agenda around job quality’, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2015.

‘What’s on the current job quality agenda?’, Department of Sociology, Lund University, Sweden, 2015.

‘If it’s innovation you want, think job quality’, Harvard Business Review Summit, Leon, Mexico, 2015 (with S. Wright).

‘Skills, job quality and translating research into policy’, Legacies & Future Directions for IR Research, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney, Australia, 2014.

‘A luck country? Jobs growth in Australia during the global financial crisis’, International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation, University of Manchester, UK, 2014 (with S. Whelan and S. Wright).

‘Aesthetic labour and anti-lookism legislation in Australia’, to the workshop Lookism: the case for prohibiting appearance-based discrimination?’, School of Law, University of Glasgow, UK, 2014.

‘The Great Vanishing Act: The Body at Work’, Special Presidential Session, Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, US, 2014.

‘Fragmented Work and Differentiated Workers? A Closer Look at Professionalisation’, Department of Sociology, Lund University, Sweden, 2013.

‘Getting published in journals: processes and developments’, Kickstart to Academic Life, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden, 2013.

‘If you want to go there, I wouldn’t start from here: intervening in job quality’, International conference: Quality of work: assessing diverse approaches to a common objective, University Paris 1/Institut Universitaire de France, France, 2013.

'Beauty and the Beast: The Dark Side of Aesthetic Labour’, Thematic Session ‘Beauty and Capital: The Sociology of Appearance’, American Sociological Association Conference, New York, US, 2013 (with D. Nickson).

‘What we know, what we don’t know and what we need to know about job quality’, Job quality and mismatch: conceptual advances and international perspectives workshop, University of Hamburg, Germany, 2013.

‘It’s what you are rather than what you have that counts: Aesthetic labour and the new invisibilities of interactive service work’, Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Invisible Labor, Washington University, St. Louis, US, 2013.

‘What we know, what we don’t know and what we need to do about skills utilisation’, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 2011.

‘If we want to go there, we shouldn’t start from here: shifting policy thinking on skills utilisation’, National Institute of Labor Studies, Flinders University, Australia, 2011.

‘You don’t have to be male, white and middle class to work here – but it helps’, Working in the Creative Industries Workshop, Durham Business School, University of Durham, UK, 2011.

‘“Ain’t Misbehavin’”? The use of Lookism Legislation Amongst Employees’ Workplace (Mis)Behaviour – Cause and Response Symposium, Macquarie University, Australia (with D. van den Broek), 2011.

‘Fair Pay and the Public Sector’, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK, 2010.

‘Aesthetic Labour and Work Experience’, ‘Emotional and Aesthetic Labour: Work health and Well-being Panel Session, Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Brighton, 2010.

‘‘Ethnography, the sociology of small things and workplace research’, 5th Annual Ethnography Symposium, Queen Mary’s University, London, UK, 2010. [Keynote speech]

‘The state of economic sociology: current and future’, Economy and Society Symposium, Annual British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, 2010.

‘Getting Published in BSA Journals’, PhD workshop, Annual British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, 2010.

‘The Future of Work through the Lens of Skill’, Work, Power and Inequality panel, 80th Annual Meeting, Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, US, 2010.

‘Getting Published in International Journals’, PhD workshop, 28th Annual International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University, US, 2010.

‘Interventions and Critical Practice’, Critical Management Studies Conference symposium, University of Manchester, UK, 2009.

‘Putting worker perspectives back into workplace learning’, Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Leeds, UK, 2009.

‘Myths, Drivers and Work-Life Balance’, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney, Australia, 2009.

‘Getting Published in Top Journals: What to Know, What to Do’, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney, Australia, 2009.

‘The Good, the Bad and the Untenable: Job Quality in Services and UK Hotel Room Attendants’, Manchester Metropolitan Business School, Manchester, UK, 2008.

‘Education and Skill Formation in the Knowledge Economy: Unsettling Findings from Scotland’, Work Research Centre, University of Tampere, Finland, 2008.

‘Low wage work: the policy response’, The Future of Low Wage Work in Europe, SKOPE/ESRC Festival of Social Science Event, London, UK, 2008.

‘Putting the Materialism Back into Services’, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK, 2008.

‘What Work? What Life? What Balance? Moving Beyond the Work-Life Balance Debate’, Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation, University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany, 2007.

‘Third Place Working: The Case of Coffee Shops’, joint Hungarian Academy of Sciences/Public Employment Service New Forms of Work workshop, Budapest, Hungary, 2007.

‘Beauty and the Beast: The Aesthetic Economy and Employment Discrimination’, Faculty of Business and Economics, University if Sydney, Australia, 2006.

‘On Being Aesthetic: The Employee Experience’, School of Management, University of Western Sydney, Australia, 2006.

‘Making Knowledge Work in Routine Jobs’, ESRC seminar series, Institute for Advanced Social and Management Studies, University of Lancaster, UK, 2006.

‘Sex at Work: Doing it Better’, School of Management, University of Western Sydney, Australia, 2006.

‘Professionalising the Voluntary Sector’, Non-Profit Organisation Centre, Vienna University of Economic and Business Administration, Austria, 2005 (with D. Nickson).

‘The Creative Economy: Evidence Based Policy or Policy in Need of Evidence?’, Department of Sociology, Emek Yizreel College, Israel, 2005.

‘Cultural Industries, Knowledge Workers and Regional Development’, Knowledge Economy and the Regions, DTI/RSA Conference, Durham, UK, 2004.

‘Skills and Qualifications at Work; Conflation and Confusion of Labour Market and Labour Process Issues’, Management and Organisation Committee, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2004.

‘Creativity, Work and Employment in the “New Economy”’, Department of Economics, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 2004.

‘Management, Knowledge, Work and Employment’, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, US, 2004.

‘The Education and Training Implications of Aesthetic Labour’, Employment Research Institute, Napier University, UK, 2004 (with D. Nickson).

‘Assumptions and Evidence: Work and Organisation in the UK Creative Industries’, International Workshop of the Grenzen der Entgrenzung von Arbeit Research Group, Free University of Berlin, Germany, 2004 (with P. Thompson).

‘Soft Power: The Force Behind the Cavalry of the New American Frontier?’, Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Studies Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2003.

‘Attitude and Appearance in Service Work: Survey Evidence from the Retail and Hospitality Industries’, ESRC Seminar: The Regulation of Service Work, Loughborough University, UK, 2003 (with D. Nickson and E. Dutton).

‘Policy, Reliability and the Measuring of the “Knowledge Economy”’, International Doctoral School (ISWL), Uddavalle University College, Sweden, 2003.

‘Upskilling, Deskilling and Back (Again) to the Future’, Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2003.

‘ITC Jobs: Opportunities for All?’, Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2003 (with E. Dutton).

‘What Skills Do Services Employers Want? New Survey Data from Glasgow’, Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003.

‘Making Knowledge Work’, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2003.

‘Making Knowledge Work’, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, 2003.

‘Upskilling, Deskilling and Back (Again) to the Future’, Department of Management, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2003.

‘Aesthetic Labour: Genesis and Developments’, Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2003.

‘From Knowledge Work to Body Work: Job Trends in the “New” Economy’, Arbetslivsinstitut (National Institute for Working Life), Stockholm, Sweden, 2003.

‘Untangling Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers’, Department of Business Administration, University of Umeå, Sweden, 2003.

‘Aesthetic Labour in Retail and Hospitality: New Survey Evidence’, Department of Working Life Science, University of Karlstad, Sweden, 2003 (with D. Nickson).

‘Globalisation, Americanisation and the Management and Organisation of Service’, Department of English, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2003 (with D. Nickson).

‘America in the Age of Globalisation’, 1st ASPS Seminar at Skeria, Universities of Umeå and Luleå, Skellefteå Campus, Sweden, 2002. Keynote Speech.

‘Rethinking Aesthetics, Organisation and Labour’, ESRC Seminar: New Organisational Thinking, UMIST, UK, 2001 (with D. Nickson).

‘Teaching Critically in Management/Marketing Or Getting Students to Think Outside the Box’, Teaching and Learning Symposium, University of Glasgow, UK, 2001 (with Gavin Jack).

‘Work, Skills and the New Economy’’, ESRC Seminar: The Changing Nature of Skills and Knowledge, UMIST, UK, 2001 (with P. Thompson).

‘Developments in UK Industrial Relations and Scottish Electronics Firms’, Denki Rengo Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, 2000.

‘Aesthetic Labour and the Style Labour Market: Developments and Issues’, Aesthetic Cities Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2000.

‘Bringing the Excluded into the New Economy’, Bradford Management Centre, University of Bradford, UK, 2000.

‘Towards a Better Understanding of the Cross-border Transfer and Diffusion of “Soft Technology”’, The Diffusion and Transfer of Managerial Knowledge and Skill International Workshop, St. Stephen University, Budapest, Hungary, 2000 (with A. Darr).

‘Whatever Happened to Japanisation? Analytical Developments and Perspectives’, The Diffusion and Transfer of Managerial Knowledge and Skill International Workshop, Hungarian Academy of Sciences/St. Stephen University, Budapest, Hungary, 2000.

‘What’s Happening to Globalisation?’, Association of International Business, UK Chapter, University of Strathclyde, 2000. Keynote Speech.

‘Aesthetic Labour: Conceptual, Practice and Policy Issues’, ESRC Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance, University of Warwick, UK, 2000 (with D.Nickson and A. Witz).

‘Policies and Prospects for a Modern Scotland’, Department of Economics Annual Post-Graduate Programme, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, 2000 (with G. Hassan).

‘Looking Good, Sounding Right: Aesthetic Labour Skills in Services’, Labour Studies Seminar Series, Department of Sociology, University of Manchester, UK, 1999.

‘Able and Willing? Students’ Experience of Peer Assessment’, Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Glasgow, UK, 1999.

‘FDI and the Transfer and Diffusion of “Soft Technologies” through MNCs: Conceptual Issues and the Scottish Experience’, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel, 1999.

‘Globalisation Under Question: Political, Economic and Cultural Considerations’, Globalisation, Managerial Competence and Organisational Learning Workshop, Hungarian Academy of Sciences/Budapest University for Economic Sciences, Hungary, 1998.

‘The Future of Work’, Department of Management, College of Finance and Accountancy, Zalaegerzeg campus, Hungary, 1998.

‘Management and Organisational Control: Theoretical Approaches’, faculty seminar, College of Finance and Accountancy, Zalaegerzeg campus, Hungary, 1998.

‘Knowledge and Knowledgeability in Routine Work’, Department of Management, Janus Pannonius University, Pecs, Hungary, 1998.

‘The Organisational and Control of a Socialist Labour Process’, Department of Management and Organisation, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary, 1998.

‘Globalisation or Internationalisation: Convergence and Divergence’, Department of Management, College of Finance and Accountancy, Budapest campus, Hungary, 1998.

‘Continuities and Changes in British Industrial Relations’, Denki Rengo Meeting, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain, 1998.

‘More Than Just a Smile: Aesthetics, Service and Organisation’, Department of Organisation Studies, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 1998 (with D. Nickson).

‘Hybridity in Kibbutz Economic Organisation’, INFORMS International Meeting, University of Tel Aviv, Israel, 1998.

‘Knowledge Workers and Knowledge in Work’, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa, Israel, 1998.

‘Class Debates and Peer Assessment’, Quality in Teaching and Learning Seminar Series, Department of Law, University of Strathclyde, UK, 1998.

‘The New Workplace: The Service Sector’, Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde, UK, 1998.

‘The Study of Managers Past and Present’, Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde, UK, 1997.

‘Management and Labour in Transforming Economies’, West Coast Seminars, Universities of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Paisley and Strathclyde, UK, 1997.

‘Socialist Labour Transformed: Lessons from the Kibbutz on its Causes and Effects’, A New Dialogue Between Central Europe and Japan Conference, Institute for Social Conflict Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1996.

‘Management and Organisation in the International Economy’, Institute of Management Education, University of Godollo, Hungary, 1996.

‘Market, State and the Management of Trade Union Enterprise: The Case of the Israeli Commercial Vehicle Sector’, ESRC Labour Studies Seminar, University of Warwick, UK (with T. Wallace and A. Darr), 1996.

‘Integration and Transformation: The Kibbutz within the Global Economy’, Department of Sociology, Roehampton Institute, UK, 1995.

‘The Economic and Management Realities of Post-Communist Poland’, Association of Management Education and Development Seminar, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 1994.

‘The Gulf Crisis and The Israeli Dilemma’, Liverpool Local Education Authority Modern Jewish History Group, UK, 1990.

‘Israel and the Intifada’, Liverpool Local Education Authority Modern Jewish History Group, UK, 1989.