Lisa recently defended her PhD at the University of Greenwich. Her PhD is a comparative and qualitative
assessment of the factors that impact on job quality in the Danish, German, and English offshore
wind turbine manufacturing industry. She holds a M.A. in Political Sciences from the University of Geneva, Switzerland,
and spent one Erasmus-year at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany.
German, English, French, Spanish
In 2016/2017 Lisa teaches Resourcing (MA) and Organisational Behaviour (BA).
Prior to joining Middlesex University Lisa taught undergraduate students as a tutor on the courses
Employment Relations at the Queen Mary University of London, and in International Human
Resource Management and International Employment Relations, as well as Managing Across Cultures
at the University of Greenwich. At the University of Greenwich Work and Employment Research Unit she
coordinated a reading group for PhD students.
Lisa's PhD is a comparative and qualitative assessment of the factors that impact on job quality in the Danish, German, and English offshore wind turbine manufacturing industries. In parallel to her PhD research she contributed to two research projects on Marketization in Europe:
MESEC ‘Marketization of Employment Services in European Countries’ funded
by the German Hans-Boeckler-Foundation (PI Prof. Matthias Knuth, IAQ Duisburg-Essen )
TEMS ‘The Effects of Marketization on Societies. The Case of Europe’ funded by the European Research Council
(PI Prof. Ian Greer, University of Greenwich)
Over the past years she also contributed to a Hans-Boeckler-Foundation funded research project on
European Works Councils in the Service Sector (PI Professor Hans-Wolfgang Platzer, University of Fulda)
and to the research project ‘Organization and Regulation of Employment Relations in Transnational
Production and Supply Networks. Ensuring Core Labour Standards through International Framework Agreements?’
(PI Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin).
Schulte, Lisa and Umney, Charles and Greer, Ian and Iankova, Katia and Symon, Graham (2017) Insertion as an alternative to workfare: active labour market schemes in the Parisian suburbs. Journal of European Social Policy . ISSN 0958-9287 (Accepted/In press)
Lisa was an international fellow at the Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labour Relations
in Ithaca, New York (May to August 2016), at the CARMA at the University of Aalborg
in Denmark (various periods during 2014), and at the Freie Universität Berlin (July and August 2012).
Conferences and invited talks:
Lisa Schulte. 2016. Romance or Chimaera? Job quality in the offshore wind industr. IRRU seminar, University of Warwick, 9th November
Lisa Schulte. 2016. Manufacturing at the periphery: Directly employed and agency workers in the
Danish and the German offshore wind turbine industry. Industry Studies Conference 2016,
LERA 68th Annual Meeting, 26 May.
Lisa Schulte. 2015. Building an industry for offshore wind farm equipment. Experiences in three
European countries. Complex Assessment of Climate Change Impacts- Preparing International R&D
Projects in the University of West Hungary, TÁMOP-4.2.2.D-15/1/KONV-2015-0023, Online
Conference, 28 August.
Lisa Schulte. 2015. Labour relations and training in Europe’s offshore wind sector. Three case
studies. Presentation for visiting students from Leuphana Universität, University of Greenwich, 27
Lisa Schulte. 2014. Competitive pressures, employment relations, and skill formation in the offshore
wind farm equipment production. PhD course Contemporary Challenges to Industrial Relations,
Europeanization, Capitalism(s) and the Implications for Welfare States and Employment Relations,
University of Aalborg, 29 September – 1 October.
Lisa Schulte. 2014. Employment and training systems under pressure in the European renewable
energy sector. Industry Studies Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, 27-29 May.
Lisa Schulte. 2013. The wind energy sector – skill development initiatives in different institutional
contexts. PhD Colloquium, University of Greenwich Business School. Greenwich, 27 February.
Lisa Schulte. 2012. Romance or chimaera? Job creation by off-shore wind. Industrial Relations in
Europe Conference, Lisbon, 5-7 September.
Co-authored conference papers:
Karen Breidahl, Matthias Knuth, Flemming Larsen and Lisa Schulte. 2015. The marketization of
employment services in UK, Germany and Denmark. Inherent dilemmas and trade offs. Council of
European Studies Conference, Paris, 8-10 July; XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology , Yokohama,
13-19 July 2014.
Ian Greer, Katia Iankova, Lisa Schulte and Graham Symon. 2015. ”Creaming and parking” in
marketized welfare-to-work services: Evidence from Germany, the UK and France. Council of
European Studies Conference, Paris, 8-10 July.
Ian Greer, Katia Iankova, Graham Symon and Lisa Schulte. 2013. 'Marketization and misbehavior in
welfare-to-work services. Evidence from Germany, the UK, and France. Workshop on Politics of
Markets, University of Westminster, London, 13 June.
Ian Greer, Lisa Schulte and Graham Symon. 2015. Großbritannien: Vermarktlichung – ein Vehikel zur
Privatisierung der Dienstleistungserbringung. Abschlussworkshop des Forschungsprojekts MESEC,
Die Vermarktlichung von Arbeitsdienstleistungen im Europäischen Vergleich, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung,
Düsseldorf, 23-24 April.
Matthias Knuth and Lisa Schulte. 2014. Vermarktlichung von Dienstleistungen zur "Aktivierung" von
Langzeitarbeitslosen – ein deutsch-britischer Vergleich. Initiative Social Science Service Research,
München, 27-28 March.
Graham Symon, Ian Greer, Lisa Schulte and Katia Iankova. 2015. “Creaming and parking“:
Contracting and front-line-work in Germany, the UK and France. International Labour Process
Conference, Athens, 13-15 April.