Dr Ian Roper
Ian is Director of HRM programmes at the Business School.He teaches and researches in the area of employment relations and critical human reource management and has research interests in employment realtions in public services, in the state regulation of work-life balance policies and most recently, of the social reporting of employment-related practices amoung multinational enterprises. Externally Ian reviews for a number of journals and is on the editorial boards of Work Employment and Society and Community, Work and Family.
BA (Hons), Government and Public Policy (CNAA)
PGCert HE (Middlesex)
- The impact of reform on public service employment
- The state regultation of work-life balance policy
- The social reporting of employment-related corporate behaviour
- Employment Relations
- Contemporary Issues in HRM
- Roper, I., Prouska, R. and Chatrakul na Ayudhya, U. (2010) 'Critical Issues in Human Resource Management' London, CIPD
- Dibben, P., Wood, G., Roper, I., and James, P. (2007) 'Modernising' Work in Public Services: Redefining Roles and Relationships in Britain's Changing Workplace. Palgrave.
- Dibben, P., Wood, G. and Roper, I. (eds) (2004) Contesting Public Sector Reforms, Critical Perspectives, International Debates. Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan.
Chapters in Edited Books:
- James, P. and Roper, I. (2010) Politics, the Regulatory Environment and HRM (in) Roper, Prouska and Chatrakul na Ayudhya (eds) Critical Issues in HRM
- Leigh, S. and Roper, I. (2010) Critical Issues in Employee Relations (1) From Employee Consent to Employee Engagement? (in) Roper, Prouska and Chatrakul na Ayudhya (eds) Critical Issues in HRM
- Martinez-Lucio, M. and Roper, I. (2010) HRM in Public Services (in) Roper, Prouska and Chatrakul na Ayudhya (eds) Critical Issues in HRM
- Grimshaw, D. and Roper, I. (2007) 'Partnership': Blurring Organisational Boundaries and the Employment Relationship in Public Service Delivery (in) Dibben et al 'Modernising' Work in Public Services.
- Wood, G. and Roper, I. (2007) 'Conclusion' (in) Dibben et al (eds) Contesting Public Sector Reforms, Critical Perspectives, International Debates.
- Harcourt, M and Roper, I. and Wood, G. (2006) The Limits of Numerical Flexibility: Continuity and Change. (in) Wood, G, and James, P. (eds) Institutions, Production and Working Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
- Roper, I. (2004) Managing Quality in Public Services: Some Distinct Implications for the Re-organisation of Work (in) Dibben, P, Wood, G. and Roper, I. (eds) Contesting Public Sector Reforms
- Dibben, P., Roper, I. and Wood, G. (2004) Public sector management and the neo-liberal hegemony: a critical and international perspective (in) Dibben et al, (ibid.).
- Wood, G. and Roper, I. (2004) Towards the revitalisation of the public? (in) Dibben et al, (ibid.).
- I. Roper (2004) Trade Unions and the Crisis of Democracy (in) Wood, G and Harcourt, M. (eds) Trade Unions and the Crisis of Democracy: Strategies and Perspectives, Manchester University Press.
- Roper, I, Higgins, P and James, P, (2007), "Shaping the Bargaining Agenda. The Audit Commission and Public Service Reform in British Local Government",The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18 (9), 1589-1607, ISSN: 0958-5192.
- Roper, I, Higgins, P and James, P, (2005), "Workplace Partnership and Public Service Provision: the Case of the 'Best Value' Performance Regime in British Local Government", Work, Employment and Society, 19 (3), 639-649, ISSN: 0950 0170.
- P. Higgins, I. Roper and P. James (2005) The Role of Competition in Best Value: how far does it differ from CCT? Local Government Studies, Vol 31, No 2, pp228-244.
- P. Higgins, P. James and I. Roper (2004) Best Value: is it Delivering? Public Money and Management, 24, 4, August, pp243-258.
- Roper, I, Wood, G, Brookes, M and Hinks, T, (2004), "Pulled Apart, Pushed Together: Diversity and Unity within the Congress of South African Trade Unions",Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 59 (4), 769-792, ISSN: 0034-379X.
- Roper, I, Cunningham, I and James, P, (2003), "Promoting Family Friendly Policies: is the Basis of the Government's Ethical Standpoint Viable?", Personnel Review, 32 (2), 211-230,ISSN: 0048-3486.
- Roper, I., Parsa, S., and Muller-Camen, M. (2011) “The Social Audit of Labour Standards: What can it tell us about Employer Motivation to Disclose?” British Journal of Industrial Relations Anniversary Conference, 12-13th December, London School of Economics
- Muller-Camen, M. Parsa, S. and Roper, I. (2010)‘The Sustainable Business and Human Resource Practices: What is the Link?’ Tagung der Kommission Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft, Kassel, September 30 – October 1.
- Muller-Camen, M. Parsa, S. And Roper, I. (2010)‘Green HRM and Socially Responsible HRM: Two sides of the same coin?’ BSA, Work, Employment and Society Conference, Brighton, September 7-9.
- Muller-Camen, M. Parsa, S. And Roper, I. (2010)‘The Sustainable Business and Human Resource Practices’, British Academy of Management Special Interest Group HRM Conference, LSE, April 22-23.
- Roper, I. And Baird, M. (2010)‘Promoting Parental Rights at Work in the UK and Australia: A Convergence of Policy Institutions or Policy Narratives?’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference, Vienna July 14-16
- Roper, I., Lewis, S. and Brookes, M. (2009)'Employer Attitudes to the State Regulation of Work-Life Balance Policies: the Mediating Effects of Employee Voice' Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Conference, SciencesPo, Paris, 16th-18th July
- Editorial board member of Work, Employment and Society
- Member of British Sociological Association (BSA)
- Member of British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)
- Member of Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics (SASE)