INNOVATION AND ORGANIZATION
Seminar : Changes in analysis of Global value chains, organisations and ‘industrial’ work
Paul Stewart is Professor of the Sociology of Work and Employment at the University of Strathclyde. He is co-ordinator of the Marie Curie programme "Changing Employment", a 4 million Euro FP7 ITN programme (2012-2016) with eight partner European universities and range of European social partners. He has been researching the impact of lean production on auto workers for over two decades, working with assembly workers and UNITE at national and plant level. With the support of the NI Community Relations Council and the Carnegie Trust he is also currently working on projects assessing the impact of sectarianism on Polish and Lithuanian migrant workers living in the north of Ireland and Scotland and the consequences of (dis)placement for community participation and engagement in political life. He is a member of UNITE and the Independent Workers' Union in Ireland and a non-executive director of CAIRDE Teo, an Irish language community association in Armagh City delivering community development and social and welfare rights advice in the medium of the Irish language.