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Research interests

Stephen Mustchin is a member of the Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. His research interests are in the political economy and sociology of work, with a particular focus on industrial relations, trade unions and HRM. He has conducted research on regulation and state enforcement of labour standards, changing union strategies including international worker representation, union involvement in learning, skills and employment in the NHS, industrial relations in postal services, union responses to vulnerable work in the construction industry, and historical research on industrial conflict and industrial relations reform. Current research includes projects on public procurement and employment conditions, and employment in the context of regional devolution in Greater Manchester.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Work and Equalities Institute


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