Professor Paul Thompson

Professor Paul Thompson

Professor of Employment Studies

paul.thompson@stir.ac.uk +44 (0) 1786 467419


Management Work and Organisation 3A34 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

Before Paul's arrival at Stirling I was Professor of Organisational Analysis, Department of Human Resource Management, Univesity of Strathclyde (1999-2015, including Head of department 2005-8); Vice Dean Research of Strathclyde Business School (2002-5; 2010-13); Professor of Management and Head of Department of Business Studies, University of Edinburgh 1995-9. Professor and Principal Lecturer, Department of Organisation Studies, University of Central Lancashire 1984-1995.

He is co-editor of the Palgrave Series - Management, Work and Organization; and serves on the Boards of the Journal of Management Studies and New Technology, Work and Employment.

Paul is an internationally known theorist of the labour poricess and of changes in work, employment and organization. Amongst his single or co-authored books are The Nature of Work, Workplaces of the Future, New Technology@Work, Work Organisations, and Organization Misbehaviour. He has over 60 articles in leading journals. His work has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Hungarian and Swedish. He isConvenor of the Steering group for the Interntional Labour Process Conference.

Paul has led or been part of teams researching the commercial vehicle, hotel, call centre, spirits and supermarket sectors. With various colleagues, research grants have been secured from the ESRC (Management Innovation Programme, studentships and Seminar Programme), private companies (e.g. United Distillers and Allied Distiller Ltd), the Trades Union Congress, the Carnegie Trust and the Australian Research Council.

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