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Professor Catherine Casey MA, PhD

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Professor of Organization and Society

Head of the Work and Organisation Academic Group

Organizational analysis; International HRM; comparative institutional analysis; education and training; multinational corporations; employment relations; employee participation

Catherine Casey joined the School of Business and Economics in September 2017. She holds an MA in Politics and Sociology in and a Ph.D. in Sociology and Education. She was formerly at the University of Leicester, the University of Auckland, and the University of Rochester, New York, where she gained her Ph.D.

Her research interests lie principally in areas of economic sociology including organizations and institutions; multinational corporations; labour markets; industrial and employment relations; employee voice and participation; corporate 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; and expert consultant to UNESCO, Hamburg. 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 (Routledge, 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; multinational corporations; labour markets; industrial and employment relations; employee voice and participation, education and training; management and governance; economy and society.

Professor Casey is currently the Principal Investigator of an international project funded by the Hans-Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf, in its Economies of the Future programme. Casey’s international collaboration addresses emerging transnational governance institutions in European-HQ MNCs operating in Asia-Pacific.

  • Casey, Catherine and Delaney, Helen (2021). Keeping it Quiet?: The micro-politics of employee voice in company strategic decision-making. Work, Employment and Society.

  • Casey, Catherine; Delaney, Helen; Fiedler, Antje (2021). Recalling the moral dimension: Transnational labour interests and corporate social responsibilities. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 52 (5): 389 – 405.
  • Delaney, Helen and Casey, Catherine (2021). The promise of a four-day week? A critical appraisal of a management-led initiative. Employee Relations. DOI (10.1108/ER-02-2021-0056).
  • Trusson, Diane, Trusson, Clive and Casey, Catherine (2021). Reflexive self-identity and work: Working women, biographical disruption and agency. Work, Employment and Society. Vol.35 (1): 116 – 136.
  • Fiedler, Antje, Casey, Catherine, Fath, Ben (2020). Transnational employee voice and knowledge exchange in the MNC: The European Company (SE) experience. Human Relations. DOI: 10.1177/0018726720905351
  • Casey, Catherine (2020). Industrial Democracy, in J. Donaghey, T. Wilkinson, A. Dundon, B. Freeman (eds.). Handbook of Research on Employee Voice. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp. 68 – 84.
  • Casey, Catherine and Delaney, Helen (2019). The Effort of Partnership: Capacity development and moral capital in partnership for mutual gains.  Economic & Industrial Democracy.