1 Dr. Kirsty Newsome Dept of Human Resource Management University of Strathclyde 50, Richmond Street Glasgow G1 1XU Tel Academic Qualifications 1989 BA Hons Political Theory and Institutions, Upper Second Class, University of Liverpool 1990 MA Industrial Relations, University of Warwick Post-Graduate Diploma, Research Methods for Social Sciences, University of Middlesex 1999 PhD, University of Hertfordshire Beyond the Point of Production: JIT, Changing Buyer-Supplier Relations and Change in the Labour Process of Suppliers Examined by Dr. Tony Elger, University of Warwick, Professional Qualifications 1990 Graduate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 1994 Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Nottingham Trent University Employment Record Research Fellow, Industrial Relations Research Unit, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Research Assistant, Local Economy Research Unit, University of Hertfordshire Lecturer, Dept of Human Resource Management, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
2 Senior Lecturer, Dept of Human Resource Management, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University Present Lecturer, Dept of Human Resource Management University of Strathclyde Research 1. Research Funding i) Strengthening Social Dialogue and Trade Union Networks in the European Graphical Industry. Principal Investigator with Prof. J Gennard awarded 60,000 from European Union Commission (Spring/Summer 2000) This research was conducted by a team of researchers from the Department of Human Resource Management including, Prof. Gennard, Prof. Ramsay and Prof. Baldry University of Stirling. My particular focus within this project was concerned with exploring changes in the organisation of work and the impact of this work restructuring on trade union organisation. The evidence from this research was submitted to the European Convention examining the inclusion of a charter of fundamental rights within a revised Treaty of Rome (1957) prior to enlargement of the Union. ii) Identifying And Prioritising The Areas In Which Small And Medium Sized Voluntary Organisations Receive Human Resource Management Advice And Information (Spring 2003) Awarded 10,000 to undertake research for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). This research, undertaken with Ian Cunningham was concerned with identifying and prioritising the areas in which small and medium sized voluntary organisations receive HR/ Employment law advice and information. The NVCO are concerned that the findings of this research will inform their development activities and policy objectives. iii) Supermarkets, Supply Chains and Systematic Rationalisation: The Employment Impact (December 2004) Awarded 2,700 from the Faculty Research Fund to undertake the initial stages of this research project. The focus of this overall project is to explore changes in relations between major supermarkets and the food manufacturing supply chain. This initial investigation forms part of a collaborative research project with Prof. Paul Thompson (also University of Strathclyde) and Dr. George Gallaghan from the Open University. Our concern is to not only empirically explore employment changes in the food manufacturing supply chain but to also develop a theoretical and conceptual understanding of these developments. (Following this initial stage of the project our intention is to re-submit an application to the ESRC to fund the later stages of this research). 2. Current Areas of Research Interests Changing Inter-Firm Relationships and Work Organisation/Industrial Relations Change Within Supply Organisations. My major research interest operates within the area of changing inter-firm relations and work organisation/ industrial relations change within supply organisations. This broad arena facilitates both theoretical work and provides the opportunity to explore a variety of research sites and to undertake a number of empirical investigations. Operating within this broad research area, I have established two additional areas of particular research interest. These areas provide a focus for empirical enquiry and form the basis of subsequent publication strategy.
3 a) Developing a conceptual and theoretical contribution to understanding changing inter-firm relations and work organisation change in supply organisations. Despite a growing amount of research evidence exploring the employment impact of changing inter-firm relations there remains limited attempts to offer theoretical accounts of this restructuring. The concern of the collaborative research that I am currently undertaking is to draw on labour process theory, whose strength lies in the analysis of how the changing dynamics of capital-labour relations impact upon managerial strategies of control, labour utilisation and industrial relations, to understand this under-explored dimension of workplace change. b) The gender dynamics of changing inter-firm relations and work organisation change within suppliers. This under-researched area was highlighted during my doctoral work and resulted in my publication for Gender, Work and Organisation. The conclusions arising from this research posed additional research questions within this area. The argument here is that changing relations between organisations may have the effect of re-enforcing gender segregation within supply organisations. 3. Research Outputs i) Books and Research Monographs Institute of Personnel Management (1991) Minimum Wage: An Analysis of the Issues Research based publication for Institute of Personnel Management with Paul Edwards, Keith Sissons, Jackie Sinclair, Jeremy Waddington ii) Articles in Referred Journals Newsome K (2000) Exploring Changes in the Organisation of Work within the Graphical sector: Threats to Union Organisation Employee Relations Vol 22 no 5 p (Awarded 2001 Award for Excellence, Outstanding Paper) Newsome K and Gennard J (2001) European Co-ordination of Collective Bargaining: The case of Uni-Europa Graphical Employee Relations Vol 26 No 6 K Newsome (2003) The Women Will Fill in the Gaps: New Production Concepts, Gender and Suppliers Gender, Work and Organisation Vol 10, Issue 3 Newsome K and Gennard J (2005) Barriers to Social Dialogue within the Graphical Sector Industrial Relations Journal, Vol 36, Issue 1 iii) Published Book Chapters Newsome K, Leopold JW and Watson TJ (1999) Conflict and Co-operation in the Employment Relationship chp in Leopold J, Harris L and Watson TJ (eds) Strategic Human Resourcing: Principles, Perspectives and Practises FT/Pitman Management, London. Newsome K, Warhurst C and Darr A (2003) Towards a Better Understanding of the Crossborder Transfer and Diffusion of Soft Technology chp in Mako C, Warhurst C and Gennard J (eds) Emerging Human Resource Practices: Developments and Debates in the New Europe Hungary
4 Academy of Sciences, Budapest. Newsome K, Gennard J, and Baldry C (2003) The Barriers to Social Dialogue: The case of the Graphical Industry Mako C, Warhurst C and Gennard J (eds) Emerging Human Resource Practices: Developments and Debates in the New Europe. Hungary Academy of Sciences, Budapest. Newsome K and Thompson P (2004) Labour Process Theory, Work and The Employment Relation Chapter in. Kaufman B. (ed) Theoretical Perspectives on Work and the Employment Relationship Industrial Relations Research Association, USA. iv) Articles Submitted Newsome K and Cunningham I Eroding Informality : Small Firms in the Voluntary Sector for Work, Employment and Society v) Articles in Progress Newsome K and Cunningham I Beyond a Wing and a Prayer: HRM in Small And Medium Sized Voluntary Organisations for Human Resource Management Journal vi) Papers published in other Journals and Communications/Reports Newsome K (1996) 'Suppliers and Flexibility' Croners: Flexible Working Brief, Issue no 7, November. Newsome K, Gennard J, Ramsay H, Baldry C, (2000) Strengthening Social Dialogue and Crossborder Trade Union Networks in the Graphical Sector Report to the European Union Commission, Agreement Number VS/1999/0387, Centre for European Employment Research, Dept of HRM, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Newsome K, Gennard J, Ramsay H, Baldry C, (2000) Barriers to Cross-Border Co-operation for Graphical Workers in the European Union evidence to EU convention exploring Charter of Fundamental Rights, Centre for European Employment Research, Dept of HRM, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Newsome K, Gennard J, Ramsay H, Baldry C, (2000) Strengthening Social Dialogue and Cross-border Trade Union Networks in the Graphical Sector Report to EGF Sector Annual General Meeting Brussels, September, Centre for European Employment Research, Dept of HRM, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Newsome K and Cunningham I (2003) More than just a Wing and a Prayer: Identifying Human Resource Capacity among Small and Medium sized organisations in the Voluntary sector Report for the NCVO, London vii) Conference Papers Newsome K (1992) 'The Implementation of Just-In-Time: A Case Study', Paper delivered to the British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference University of Warwick, July. Newsome K (1992) 'JIT, New Buyer-Supplier Relations and Change in Work Organisation' Paper delivered
5 to the 'Challenge of Change' Conference, The Employment Research Unit, University of Wales, Cardiff. Newsome K (1995) 'Controlling Dependency and Accessing Productivities: JIT and change in the Work Organisation of Suppliers' Paper delivered to the 2nd Annual strategic Human Resource Management Conference, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. Newsome K (1996) 'Beyond the confines: JIT, New Buyer-Supplier Relations and Change in the Labour Process of Suppliers' Paper delivered to the 14th Annual Labour Process Conference, University of Aston. Newsome K (1997) 'Beyond Interdependencies: New Production Concepts, Changing Buyer-Supplier Relations and the Labour Implications for Suppliers' Management at a Cross-roads New Interdependencies, Between Organisation, Labour and Society Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands. Newsome K (1999) The Women Will Fill in the Gaps : New Production Concepts, Gender and Resistance Paper delivered to the annual BUIRA conference, De Montfort University, Leicester, July. Newsome K (2000) Social Dialogue in the Graphical Sector: Exploring Changes in the Organisation of Work and Flexibility Paper delivered to a conference entitled, Strengthening Social dialogue and Cross Border Trade Union Networks in the Graphical Industry, Organised by the Union Network International Graphical Sector at Quorn Grange, Leicestershire Newsome K, Gennard J, Baldry C (2000) The Organisational Structure of the Graphical Industries: Trends and Patterns Paper delivered to a conference entitled, Strengthening Social dialogue and Cross Border Trade Union Networks in the Graphical Industry, Organised by the Union Network International Graphical Sector at Quorn Grange, Leicestershire Newsome K and Cunningham I (2003) More than just a wing and a prayer: Identifying Human Resource Capacity among Small and Medium sized organisations in the Voluntary sector Presentation at NCVO Conference, London Newsome K, Thompson P and Callaghan G (2005 forthcoming) Exploring the Game of Poker; Supermarkets, Supply Chains and Systemic Rationalisation Paper for the International Labour Process Conference, University of Strathclyde, March. viii) Research Seminars Newsome K (1993) 'JIT: The Implications for Labour' Paper delivered to the joint University of Hertfordshire/ University of Vaxjo Research Workshop, University of Hertfordshire Business School. Newsome K (1993) 'Just-in-Time: Issues of Work Organisation' Paper delivered to the Dept of Human Resource Management Research Conference, Nottingham. Newsome K (1999) New Production Concepts, Gender and Small Firms paper delivered to the BUIRA study group Industrial Relations in Small Firms, Manchester Metropolitan University, December
6 4. PhD Supervision I am currently supervising three PhD s. 5. Other Research Related Activity I am currently assistant editor of Employee Relations: The International Journal I have acted as a referee for a number of academic journals and publishers including; Employee Relations, Industrial Relations Journal, New Technology, Work, Employment and Society, CIPD and Palgrave Publishers. Teaching 1. Teaching Experience I have a reputation as an excellent teacher and I have considerable amount of teaching experience across a broad range of HRM subjects, at under-graduate and post-graduate level. My main teaching areas are British Employment Relations, Restructuring of Work/Contemporary Changes in Work Organisation and Research Methodology. The range of teaching I have been recently engaged in includes:- Undergraduate At Nottingham Trent:- Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Final Year, Industrial Relations Final Year, Understanding the Nature of Work Second Year, Restructuring the Workplace Second Year, Behaviour at Work First Year, Researching Business Second Year. At Strathclyde University:- Understanding Work and the Employment Relationship Third year core class, Employee Relations Third year, Industry and Democracy Final year. Post-Graduate At Nottingham Trent University :- MA Human Resource Management, Employee Relations Certificate in Management / Employee Relations At Strathclyde University :- PGDip/MSc Human Resource Management - Employee Relations, Methods of Professional Enquiry - Research Methods. Certificate in Employee Relations and Employment Law (for ACAS in conjunction with the CIPD) - Employee Relations, Research Skills Dissertation Supervision Dissertation supervision across range of programmes at under-graduate and post-graduate level including, MA/MSc/ PGDip HRM, MBA.
7 2. Teaching Leadership I have demonstrated leadership in course management at both Nottingham Business School and at the University of Strathclyde. Recent examples of course management are listed below:- Course Leadership Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University Course leader for the proposed MSc Employment Relations, University of Strathclyde - Director of the Full-Time Post-Graduate MSc Programmes responsible for strategic development and the management of the programme Module Leadership For the following modules at Nottingham Trent University:- MA HRM, Employment Relationship MSc Employment Relations, Restructuring the Workplace BA Business Studies, Understanding the Nature of Work/ Transitions in Work BA Business Studies, Researching Business At the University of Strathclyde I am currently co-ordinating the third year core HRM module. This is a compulsory module for students wishing to undertake single of joint honours HRM degree programmes. I am also responsible for co-ordinating the Employee Relations and Research Method modules on a range of post-graduate programmes. 3. Course and Curriculum Development and Innovation I have also demonstrated leadership in course development and have a wide range of experience, involvement and interest in curriculum and course development at both under-graduate and postgraduate level. More recent examples of programme development would include:- Post-Graduate Member of steering group engaged in reviewing masters provision within the Nottingham Business School. Appointed course leader for proposed MSc in Employment Relations, Chair of the course development team, Lead role in the process of course validation. At Strathclyde University, I am Director of full-time post-graduate programmes and have instigated and led a major programme of restructuring, re-branding and expansion of the Full-Time programme. The concern has been to create a high quality masters programme based upon research based teaching excellence. I have also been involved in the piloting and delivery of a Certificate in Employee Relations and Employment Law for ACAS in conjunction with the CIPD. Undergraduate Member of Departmental Refinements Group, which reviewed HR/ER undergraduate teaching and learning provision across all degree, programmes within the Nottingham Business School - Specific responsibility for the development of new second year industrial sociology modules. At the University of Strathclyde I recently developed a new third class with combines the traditions
8 of Industrial Sociology with HRM. I was also co-ordinator of the undergraduate core classes in HRM and was responsible for ensuring student retention throughout the HRM degree programme. 4. Additional Teaching Management Responsibilities I was appointed acting Director of Teaching (2003) within the department to cover a period of sabbatical leave. This is a senior management role within the department whereby the Director of Teaching is responsible for the overall allocation and provision of teaching and is a member of the departments Senior Management Group. The Director of Teaching also represents departmental interests on the Faculty s Academic Committee. Currently, in my capacity as Director of the Full-Time post-graduate programmes I am also a member of the department s Teaching Management Group. Within this group I have played an influential role in developing more innovative approaches to teaching and learning within the department.
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