Professor Pauline Dibben

Management School

Professor of Employment Relations

p.dibben@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3472

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Professor Pauline Dibben
Management School
A016
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

Pauline has published widely on employment relations in the UK and emerging economies. She has also attracted funding from the ESRC, EPSRC and UK Government departments.

She is currently PI for a large interdisciplinary ESRC project examining supply chain accounting and employment practices in the rising economies.

Pauline is also Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Work, Organisation and Well-being at Griffith University, Australia, and Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

Research interests

Pauline's recent research has been focused in the area of employment security, with two sub-themes: employment security and the role of the trade unions in emerging economies, and job security for those with health conditions.


Employment Security and the role of trade unions in emerging economies:

This research programme has considered different dimensions of work and employment and includes the development and analysis of large scale surveys in South Africa and Mozambique in addition to in-depth qualitative research.


Job security for those with health conditions:

Pauline continues to explore the dynamics of sickness absence and return to work, and the policies and practices surrounding this.

Publications

Books

  • Dibben P, Klerck & Wood G (2011) Employment Relations. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Kogan Page. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dibben P, Wood G, Roper I & James P (2007) Modernising Work in Public Services. Palgrave Macmillan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dibben P, Wood G & Roper I (2004) Contesting Public Sector Reforms. Palgrave Macmillan. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Dibben PJ, Johnson P, Wood G, Cullen J, Meira J, Bonnin D, Miranda L, Crockett G & Linhares C (2019) Reconfiguration and regulation of supply chains and HRM in times of economic crisis In Collings D, Wood G & Szamosi L (Ed.), Human Resource Management: A critical approach (pp. 156-170). Abingdon: Routledge. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dibben P (2017) Social movement unionism, Trade Unions and Democracy: Strategies and Perspectives (pp. 280-302). RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2013) Effective People Management in Africa Palgrave Macmillan UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dibben PJ & Wood G (2011) Union Renewal: Objective Circumstances and Social Action, International Handbook on Labour Unions: Responses to Neo-liberalism Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dibben PJ (2007) Employment Security and Job Insecurity in Public Services: Two Sides of the Same Coin?, Modernising Work in Public Services: Redefining Roles and Relationships in Britain’s Changing Workplace (pp. 121-138). London: Palgrave. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dibben PJ & James P (2007) Introduction: Is Modern Necessarily Better, Modernising Work in Public Services: Redefining Roles and Relationships in Britain’s Changing Workplace (pp. 1-10). London: Palgrave. RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Dibben P, Williams CC & Wood G (2010) Regulation of work in emerging economies: conceptualising the institutional framework in Mozambique. British Academy of Management Conference, September 2010. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

  • Dibben P, Cullen J, Crockett G & Meira J (2020) A tool to strengthen the supply chain. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Pauline is a member of the Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre, and of the Cluster for Research on the Informal Sector and Policy, and is on the steering group for the Sheffield Institute for International Development.

Grants

Currently, a major project is the ESRC research grant entitled 'Supply chain accounting and employment practices in the rising economies: global commodity chains, cost effectiveness and competitiveness' (Grant Reference: ES/K006452/1), which Pauline is leading, together with a team of six Co-Investigators.

This research involves fieldwork within South Africa, Brazil and the UK.

Teaching activities

Pauline´s teaching is strongly research led. She currently teaches on International Human Resource Studies at postgraduate level and Industrial Relations at undergraduate level:

  • MGT670 International Human Resource Studies
  • MGT309 Industrial Relations

Through her teaching style, Pauline aims to challenge students to think critically and to consider employment practices within both advanced and emerging economies.

She encourages critical thinking through the use of case studies and student-led debates.