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Professor Catherine Casey MA., Ph.D.

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Professor of Organization and Society

Catherine Casey joined the School of Business and Economics in September 2017. She was formerly at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to that she researched and taught at the University of Rochester, New York, United States of America, where she gained her Ph.D.

Her research interests lie principally in areas of economic sociology including organizations and institutions; multinational corporations; labour markets; work; industrial and employment relations; education and training; management and governance; economy and society.

She has held Visiting Fellowships including at the School of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy; at the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Sydney. She has served as Expert Scientist for the European Commission Directorate-General Research, and D-G Education and Culture; as advisor to the Tertiary Education Commission of the New Zealand Government. In 2014 she joined a UNESCO advisory and policy project on Adult Learning and Education. Catherine Casey is formerly a Senior Editor of Organization Studies (Sage) and currently Vice-President of the International Sociological Association’s Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management committee, and Board Member of the European Sociological Association’s Work, Employment and Industrial Relations network, and member of the Editorial Board of Organization (Sage).  Her publications include: Work, Self and Society: After Industrialism (Routlege, 1995); Critical Analysis of Organizations: Theory, Practice, Revitalization (Sage, 2002), and Economy, Work and Education: Critical Connections (Routledge, 2011) and edited with colleagues, Workers, Citizens, Governance: Socio-Cultural Innovation at Work, (Peter Lang, 2012).

Research interests lie principally in areas of economic sociology including organizations and institutions; labour markets; work; industrial and employment relations; education and training; management and governance; economy and society

Casey, Catherine, (2016). Labour’s Interest in Corporate Governance in the UK: Are Workers on the Board back on the Agenda? Industrial Relations Journal, 47(1): 46–61.

Casey, Catherine; Fiedler, Antje; Fath, Ben, (2016). The European Company (SE): Power and Participation in the Multinational Corporation. European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.22 (1): 73–90. DOI: 10.1177/0959680115593653

Casey, Catherine and Asamoah, Lily. (2016). Education and sustainability: Reinvigorating adult education’s role in transformation, justice and development. International Journal of Lifelong Education. Vol. 35. DOI: 10.1080/02601370.2016.1217281.

Casey, Catherine, (2014). We, the People at Work: Propositions for Revitalizing Industrial Democracy through the Use of Étienne Balibar's Concepts. Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 28 (3): 469–480. DOI: 10.1177/0950017013500118

Casey, Catherine, 2013, “Learning Organizations, Learning Workers: Toward Enhanced Employment Relations” International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 5 (2): 121-137.