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Damian Grimshaw


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Damian Grimshaw teaches two undergraduate courses - Globalisation and Employment (second year) and Globalisation and National Employment Systems (final year) - and two postgraduate courses - Multinationals and Comparative Employment Systems and Employment Policy and Practice. He is curently rewriting a textbook with colleagues (first published in 2003 as 'The Organisation of Employment: an International Perspective', Palgrave.


Damian Grimshaw is Professor of Employment studies at Manchester Business School and Director of EWERC (European Work and Employment Research Centre). His research on pay and employment in the UK and comparisons with other European countries and the United States has been funded by several international bodies (eg. OECD, ILO, European Commission, Russell Sage Foundation). Recent publications inclue: an edited book with Routledge Minimum Wages, Pay Equity and Comparative Industrial Relations (2013, Routledge); an article in Cambridge Journal of Economics 'The end of the UK's liberal collectivist social model? The implications of the coalition government's policies during the austerity crisis' (with Jill Rubery, 2012); and a book chapter 'Women's changing job structure in Europe: Patterns of job concentration, low pay and welfare state employment' (with Hugo Figueiredo, 2012), in E. Macias-Fernaqndez and J. Hurley (eds.) Transformations of the Employment Structure in the EU and US, Routledge.

Research interests

Damian's current and recently completed research includes:

  • a project for the International Labour Organisation on changes in the European social model;
  • public sectort pay cuts, employment resatructuring and outsourcing under austerity - a European perspective
  • analysis of the linkages between low pay, minimum wages and collective bargaining;

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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