Work with thought leaders and academic experts in industrial relations

Companies can benefit from working with academic researchers in the field of Industrial relations in several ways. These researchers have in-depth knowledge and expertise in understanding and managing employee relations, labor laws, and workplace dynamics. By collaborating with an Industrial relations researcher, companies can gain valuable insights into employee engagement, motivation, and productivity. They can also receive guidance on developing effective HR policies and practices, resolving conflicts, and improving workplace communication. Academic researchers can conduct surveys, interviews, and data analysis to help companies identify and address HR challenges. Additionally, researchers can provide training and workshops to enhance managers' and employees' understanding of labor laws and regulations. Overall, partnering with an Industrial relations researcher can lead to better employee relations, increased organizational effectiveness, and improved business outcomes.

Experts on NotedSource with backgrounds in industrial relations include YingFei Héliot, Karina van de Voorde, Tyler Ransom, Laura Giurge, Denise Breaux Soignet, Catherine Tucker, Roger Sparks, Dr Abiodun Alao, Kathleen Gerson, Emily Owens, Hanna Breetz, Leshui He, Marian Rizov, and Heidi Gardner.

YingFei Héliot

Guildford
Faith identity and working in the NHS
Most Relevant Research Interests
Industrial relations
Other Research Interests (15)
Education
Management of Technology and Innovation
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Strategy and Management
Applied Psychology
And 10 more
About
I am Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at University of Surrey in the UK. My research is focused on identity and its impact on wellbeing in people’s working lives; impact of multiple social identities on well-being and performance; social identity dynamics in leadership; role of identity in knowledge sharing behaviour; and evidence-based management. My wide variety of experience derived not only from academia but also from industry: voluntary work with non-governmental organisations in Africa and Europe, head of sales and marketing in Asia, business consultant in the UK and project lead in establishing University partnership between University of Surrey and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China. I am currently leading and researching a number of impactful and exciting projects, such as religious identity and working for the NHS, identity conflict and complementarity in a wide range of organisations (banking, law, education, business, and healthcare) and leadership in church organisations in the UK and the USA.
Most Relevant Publications (1+)

19 total publications

Religious accommodation in France: decoding managers' behaviour

Employee Relations: The International Journal / Sep 23, 2020

Cintas, C., Héliot, Y., & Sprimont, P.-A. (2020). Religious accommodation in France: decoding managers’ behaviour. Employee Relations: The International Journal, 43(1), 83–107. https://doi.org/10.1108/er-02-2020-0050

Karina van de Voorde

Tilburg
Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University
Most Relevant Research Interests
Industrial relations
Other Research Interests (16)
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Management of Technology and Innovation
Strategy and Management
Business and International Management
Health Policy
And 11 more
About
Karina van de Voorde's research is focused on aligning the Organizational Behavior/Occupational Health Psychology orientation towards the topic of organizational performance. Karina was the lead author of the publication "Employee Well-Being and the HRM - Organizational Performance Relationship: A Review of Quantitative Studies"
Most Relevant Publications (2+)

20 total publications

Exploring the relationships between high involvement work system practices, work demands and emotional exhaustion: a multi-level study.

The International Journal of Human Resource Management / Mar 02, 2016

Oppenauer, V., & Van De Voorde, K. (2016). Exploring the relationships between high involvement work system practices, work demands and emotional exhaustion: a multi-level study. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29(2), 311–337. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1146321

Time precedence in the relationship between organizational climate and organizational performance: a cross-lagged study at the business unit level

The International Journal of Human Resource Management / Aug 01, 2010

Van De Voorde, K., Van Veldhoven, M., & Paauwe, J. (2010). Time precedence in the relationship between organizational climate and organizational performance: a cross-lagged study at the business unit level. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(10), 1712–1732. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2010.500491

Tyler Ransom

Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America
Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Oklahoma
Most Relevant Research Interests
Industrial relations
Other Research Interests (16)
Economics
Labor Economics
Economics of Education
Urban Economics
Applied Microeconomics
And 11 more
About
Tyler Ransom is an associate professor of economics at the University of Oklahoma. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Duke University in 2015. His research interests include labor economics, economics of education, urban economics, and machine learning applications. He has published papers in leading journals such as the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, and the Journal of Econometrics. He is also an associate editor of the Annals of Economics and Statistics and a research affiliate of IZA and GLO. He has taught courses on econometrics, data science, and economics of education at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He has received several awards and fellowships for his research and teaching, such as the OU Dodge Family College of Arts & Sciences Irene Rothbaum Outstanding Assistant Professor Award in 2022. He is proficient in various coding languages such as Matlab, Stata, R, Julia, Bash, Git, and LaTeX. He also has advanced language skills in Japanese.
Most Relevant Publications (2+)

15 total publications

Legacy and Athlete Preferences at Harvard

Journal of Labor Economics / Jan 01, 2022

Arcidiacono, P., Kinsler, J., & Ransom, T. (2022). Legacy and Athlete Preferences at Harvard. Journal of Labor Economics, 40(1), 133–156. https://doi.org/10.1086/713744

Changes across Cohorts in Wage Returns to Schooling and Early Work Experiences

Journal of Labor Economics / Oct 01, 2021

Ashworth, J., Hotz, V. J., Maurel, A., & Ransom, T. (2021). Changes across Cohorts in Wage Returns to Schooling and Early Work Experiences. Journal of Labor Economics, 39(4), 931–964. https://doi.org/10.1086/711851

Laura Giurge

London
Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and Researcher at the Wellness Research Centre
Most Relevant Research Interests
Industrial relations
Other Research Interests (13)
Behavioral Neuroscience
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Applied Psychology
And 8 more
About
Laura Giurge is an organizational scholar and behavioral scientist. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She earned a Ph.D. in Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam and two cum laude master’s degrees in economics and business and in human resources management from the University of Groningen. Prior to joining LSE, Dr. Giurge was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Cornell University and at London Business School, as well as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. Her research seeks to make work better and enable all individuals to thrive and achieve their potential. <br> Giurge’s research has been published in top journals such as Organizational Behavioral and Human Decision Processes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Human Behavior, and The Leadership Quarterly. She also publishes popular press articles in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2020, one of her papers received the Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management. At LSE, Dr. Giurge is part of the teaching team for the Executive MSc in Behavioral Science. At LBS, she connects with MBA and Executive MBAs in teaching elective courses on negotiations, well-being, productivity, and the future of work. Dr. Giurge regularly engages in corporate consulting and executive coaching and serve as an academic partner and advisor. Occasionally, she leads interactive and science-backed workshops, lectures, and keynote talks aligned with her expertise. Her most recent talk has been at the University of Cambridge. As a side hobby, Dr. Giurge enjoys creating powerful images that connect us to our planet and inner happiness.
Most Relevant Publications (1+)

12 total publications

Does alignment matter? The performance implications of HR roles connected to organizational strategy

The International Journal of Human Resource Management / Mar 04, 2016

Kuipers, B. S., & Giurge, L. M. (2016). Does alignment matter? The performance implications of HR roles connected to organizational strategy. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(22), 3179–3201. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1155162

Denise Breaux Soignet

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America
I am an experienced researcher, teacher, author, management consultant, and center director. My work centers on helping current and future business leaders learn to tackle some of the most pressing interpersonal challenges—and some of the most exciting human opportunities—in today’s workplace.
Most Relevant Research Interests
Industrial relations
Other Research Interests (17)
DE&I
Religious diversity
Organizational politics
Interpersonal interactions
Work stress
And 12 more
About
I've spent over a decade researching, writing, consulting, and teaching about interpersonal relationships, human interactions, and people-problems in organizations. My early academic work centered on work stress, organizational politics, and dysfunctional leadership, and through the years I've broadened my focus to explore a wider range of human issues in the workplace. My passion for understanding and repairing interpersonal issues led to my current role as Director of the Tyson Center for Faith-Friendly Workplaces, a center dedicated to increasing religious tolerance, interfaith understanding, and acceptance of religious diversity in the workplace.
Most Relevant Publications (1+)

9 total publications

The family and HRM in North America: how demographic and social changes are shifting the way work–family issues are managed by organizations and employees

The International Journal of Human Resource Management / Aug 01, 2008

Meurs, J. A., Breaux, D. M., & Perrewé, P. L. (2008). The family and HRM in North America: how demographic and social changes are shifting the way work–family issues are managed by organizations and employees. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(8), 1455–1471. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585190802200215

Roger Sparks

Professor of Economics, Mills College at Northeastern University
Most Relevant Research Interests
Industrial relations
Other Research Interests (16)
applied microeconomics
strategy
environment
finance
Pharmacology (medical)
And 11 more
About
Roger Sparks is a Professor of Economics at Mills College, Oakland, CA. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis and has been at Mills College since 1989. Professor Sparks is currently director of the Master of Applied Economics program at Mills and chair of the Economics Department. He has more than 20 research papers published in economics journals, has refereed many paper submissions to professional journals, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation. Professor Sparks’ research applies game theory and the economics of information to a variety of topics, including the theory of unemployment, efficiency wages, employee stock offerings, cyclical changes in labor productivity, the determination of mortgage rates, mortgage securitization, environmental policy, utility regulation, psychiatric decision-making, the energy paradox, and the price impacts of low-carbon fuel standards. This research agenda has allowed him to incorporate into his teaching first-hand knowledge about a variety of topics and techniques of analysis, which in turn has enhanced his students’ curiosity and learning.
Most Relevant Publications (2+)

20 total publications

A Model of Involuntary Unemployment and Wage Rigidity: Worker Incentives and the Threat of Dismissal

Journal of Labor Economics / Oct 01, 1986

Sparks, R. (1986). A Model of Involuntary Unemployment and Wage Rigidity: Worker Incentives and the Threat of Dismissal. Journal of Labor Economics, 4(4), 560–581. https://doi.org/10.1086/298110

Back Matter

Journal of Labor Economics / Jan 01, 1984

Back Matter. (1984). Journal of Labor Economics, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.1086/jole.2.1.2535021

Marian Rizov

Professor of Business Economics
Most Relevant Research Interests
Industrial relations
Other Research Interests (42)
Microeconomics
Labour
IO
Agriculture
Development
And 37 more
Most Relevant Publications (2+)

84 total publications

The antecedents of direct management communication to employees in Mauritius

The International Journal of Human Resource Management / Jan 23, 2014

Croucher, R., Rizov, M., & Goolaup, R. (2014). The antecedents of direct management communication to employees in Mauritius. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(17), 2420–2437. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.880153

MNEs and flexible working practices in Mauritius

The International Journal of Human Resource Management / Jul 22, 2014

Croucher, R., & Rizov, M. (2014). MNEs and flexible working practices in Mauritius. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(21), 2701–2717. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.934898

Example industrial relations projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on industrial relations?

Employee Engagement Survey

An Industrial relations researcher can design and conduct an employee engagement survey to assess the level of employee satisfaction, commitment, and motivation. The researcher can analyze the survey data and provide recommendations to improve employee engagement and productivity.

Conflict Resolution Training

Companies facing frequent conflicts and disputes can collaborate with an Industrial relations researcher to develop and deliver conflict resolution training programs. These programs can help managers and employees learn effective communication and negotiation skills to resolve conflicts in a constructive manner.

Labor Law Compliance Audit

An Industrial relations researcher can assist companies in conducting a comprehensive audit of their labor law compliance. The researcher can review HR policies, practices, and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant labor laws and regulations, minimizing the risk of legal disputes and penalties.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Assessment

Companies striving to create a diverse and inclusive workplace can collaborate with an Industrial relations researcher to assess their current diversity and inclusion practices. The researcher can provide recommendations for improving diversity recruitment, retention, and creating an inclusive work environment.

Union Avoidance Strategy

Companies seeking to prevent unionization can work with an Industrial relations researcher to develop a union avoidance strategy. The researcher can analyze the company's labor relations history, assess employee sentiment, and provide guidance on effective communication, employee engagement, and fair labor practices.