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Dr Andrew Smith

Senior Lecturer/ Reader in HRM

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emaila.smith14@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 234350

Biography

Andrew joined the School in 2011 from the University of East London, where he was Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM). Prior to entering academia, he worked for many years in the civil service and was an elected trade union representative of the CPSA and PCS unions. As a mature student, Andrew successfully completed a honours degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Policy Studies at the University of Sunderland. It was here that he developed a strong interest in the Sociology of Work, Employment Relations and HRM. He was then awarded a PhD studentship at Durham University and his doctoral research investigated organisational culture change in the largest Public-Private Partnership in the civil service. In 2006 he relocated to Glasgow Caledonian University to take up the post of Research Assistant on a major ESRC-funded project, which critically examines work-life balance and care relations. He is part of a team of academics investigating the application of lean working methods in the civil service. Andrew is currently working with Dr Jo McBride (Newcastle University) on a new research project entitled ‘The Forgotten Workers’, which focuses on low-paid workers in multiple employment. Andrew joined the School in 2011 from the University of East London, where he was Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM). Prior to entering academia, he worked for many years in the civil service and was an elected trade union representative of the CPSA and PCS unions. As a mature student, Andrew successfully completed a honours degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Policy Studies at the University of Sunderland. It was here that he developed a strong interest in the Sociology of Work, Employment Relations and HRM. He was then awarded a PhD studentship at Durham University and his doctoral research investigated organisational culture change in the largest Public-Private Partnership in the civil service. In 2006 he relocated to Glasgow Caledonian University to take up the post of Research Assistant on a major ESRC-funded project, which critically examines work-life balance and care relations. He is part of a team of academics investigating the application of lean working methods in the civil service. Andrew is currently working with Dr Jo McBride (Newcastle University) on a new research project entitled ‘The Forgotten Workers’, which focuses on low-paid workers in multiple employment.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
Title‘You end up with nothing’: the experience of being a statistic of ‘in-work poverty’ in the UK (2018)
AuthorsMcBride, Jo; Smith, Andrew J.; Mbala, M.
 
TitleUncomfortable truths–teamworking under lean in the UK (2017)
AuthorsCarter B.;Danford A.;Howcroft D.;Richardson H.;Smith A.;Taylor P.
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
DOI10.1080/09585192.2015.1111251
 
Title'The Magnificent 7[am]?' Work-life articulation beyond the 9[am] to 5[pm] 'norm' (2016)
AuthorsSmith, Andrew J.
 
Title'They can't be the buffer any longer': Front-line managers and class relations under white-collar lean production (2014)
AuthorsCarter B.;Danford A.;Howcroft D.;Richardson H.;Smith A.;Taylor P.
JournalCapital and Class
DOI10.1177/0309816814532409
 
Title'Stressed out of my box': employee experience of lean working and occupational ill-health in clerical work in the UK public sector (2013)
AuthorsCarter, B.; Danford, A.; Howcroft, D.; Richardson, H.; Smith, Andrew J.; Taylor, P.
 
TitleTaxing times: lean working and the creation of (in)efficiencies in HM Revenue and Customs (2013)
AuthorsCarter, B.; Danford, A.; Howcroft, D.; Richardson, H.; Smith, Andrew J.; Taylor, P.
 
TitleThe demands and challenges of being a retail store manager: 'Handcuffed to the front doors' (2012)
AuthorsSmith, Andrew J.; Elliott, F.
 
Title'Monday will never be the same again': the transformation of employment and work in a public-private partnership (2012)
AuthorsSmith, Andrew J.
 
Title'All they lack is a chain': Lean and the new performance management in the British civil service (2011)
AuthorsCarter B.;Danford A.;Howcroft D.;Richardson H.;Smith A.;Taylor P.
JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
DOI10.1111/j.1468-005X.2011.00261.x
 
TitleLean and mean in the civil service: The case of processing in HMRC (2011)
AuthorsCarter B.;Danford A.;Howcroft D.;Richardson H.;Smith A.;Taylor P.
JournalPublic Money and Management
DOI10.1080/09540962.2011.560708
 
Book Chapter
TitleAccessing ‘Hard to Reach Groups’ and Emotions in the Research Process: ‘Work an Honest Day and Get the Usual Raw Deal’ (2019)
AuthorsAndrew Smith and Jo McBride
JournalHandbook of research methods on the quality of working lives
PublisherEdward Elgar