Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
The Centre for Work, Organisation and Society aims to contribute to leading national and international debates on a range of questions regarding work, employment and organisations in society. Its researchers draw on multi-disciplinary perspectives that enable inquiry into psychological, cultural, technological, geographic, political economy and social dimensions of people at work and the organisation of production.
The Centre’s emphasis on the changing landscapes of work includes research on new forms of work and employment relationships, changing organisational structures, institutions and behaviour and international business activities.
A distinctive feature of the Centre is its attention to the broader societal context in which work and organisational life occurs. Questions of gender, ethnicity, identity, meaning-making, sustainability and power relations remain vibrant concerns.
Major themes currently being addressed in the Centre include:
- Digital technology at work, including innovation in personnel selection, changing employment and professional relationships and new career patterns
- Precarious jobs and their personal and socio-economic effects
- Employee health and wellbeing, improving gender equalities and enhancing dignity and respect
- Citizenship, responsibility, sustainability and climate change: implications for organisations, management, employment and fair labour practices
- Regulation and governance of multinational and transnational organisations
The Centre fosters a vibrant research environment that includes doctoral students alongside early career and established researchers and eminent international visitors.