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Seminar : Tony Royle

[03] [Feb 2017] [ 1:30 pm] [ ]


Professor Tony Royle is Chair of the Human Resource Management Group at the University of York Management School and previously held posts as Professor at the Bradford University Management School, UK; Senior Lecturer at the University of Galway (NUIG), Ireland; and Reader at the Nottingham Business School, UK.

Tony is the author of Working for McDonald’s in Europe and co-author of Labour Relations in the Global Fast-Food Industry and has appeared on radio and television in a number of countries. His work has been reported in UK national newspapers such as the Financial Times and in national newspapers in other countries. He regularly acts as an advisor for various media including the BBC and US online media such the New York Times, Huffington Post, Bloomberg and Minyanville. He has also acted as advisor for a number of national and international bodies such as the European Parliament, the International Labour Organization and various national unions including the US Service Employees International Union and the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo). His work is widely used as a resource for teaching in many universities around the world and some of which has been published in German, Italian and Spanish.

Tony’s main research interests are in international and comparative employment relations and in particular employment relations in multinational corporations. He has particular expertise regards the national employment relations systems of a number of European countries; the regulation of multinational enterprises (international labour standards, CSR and international union organisation), social regulation and policy in the European Union; and employment relations in low-paid service sectors such as fast-food, retail hyper/supermarkets and airlines. Along with colleagues from a number of universities in Japan, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Spain, Sweden and Italy he has acquired research funding from the Hans Boeckler Stiftung, the European Commission and the Nomura Fund.

Current projects

Tony is currently working with colleagues on employment relations in multinational enterprises in the Spanish and Irish retail and with colleagues from Cornell University on a funding bid for a new international project on the regulation of employment in franchises and the fast-food industry.