Prof Philip James


NameProf Philip James
Job titleProfessor of Employment Relations
Research institute
Primary appointmentManagement, Leadership & Organisations
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1500-9468
Contact categoryResearcher (past)

Research outputs

Introducing Fair Work through ‘soft’ regulation in outsourced public service networks: Explaining unintended outcomes in the implementation of the Scottish living wage policy

Cunningham, I., James, P., Baluch, A. and Cullen, A. 2022. Introducing Fair Work through ‘soft’ regulation in outsourced public service networks: Explaining unintended outcomes in the implementation of the Scottish living wage policy. Industrial Law Journal. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwac023

The influence of 'soft' fair work regulation on union recovery: a case of re-recognition in the Scottish voluntary social care sector

Cunningham, I., James, P. and Baluch, A. 2022. The influence of 'soft' fair work regulation on union recovery: a case of re-recognition in the Scottish voluntary social care sector. Industrial Relations Journal. 53 (3), pp. 261-277. https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12362

Supply chain regulation in Scottish social care: Facilitators and barriers

James, P., Baluch, A., Cunningham, I. and Cullen, A. 2021. Supply chain regulation in Scottish social care: Facilitators and barriers. Economic and Industrial Democracy. 43 (3), pp. 1319-1339. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831x21997564

Legal sanction, international organisations and the Bangladesh Accord

Croucher, R., Houssart, M., Miles, L. and James, P. 2019. Legal sanction, international organisations and the Bangladesh Accord. Industrial Law Journal. 48 (4), pp. 549-570. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwz003

Micropolitical dynamics of interlingual translation processes in an MNC subsidiary

Ciuk, S., James, P. and Śliwa, M. 2019. Micropolitical dynamics of interlingual translation processes in an MNC subsidiary. British Journal of Management. 30 (4), pp. 926-942. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12323

Regulating factory safety in the Bangladeshi garment industry

James, P., Miles, L., Croucher, R. and Houssart, M. 2019. Regulating factory safety in the Bangladeshi garment industry. Regulation & Governance. 13 (3), pp. 431-444. https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12183

Examining public service motivation in the voluntary sector: implications for public management

Lapworth, L., James, P. and Wylie, N. 2018. Examining public service motivation in the voluntary sector: implications for public management. Public Management Review. 20 (11), pp. 1663-1682. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1417466

Outsourcing transitions and the employment relationship implications

Mitchell, I. and James, P. 2017. Outsourcing transitions and the employment relationship implications. Human Resource Management Journal. 27 (4), pp. 614-629. https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12146

Health & safety at work: time for change

James, P. and Walters, D. 2016. Health & safety at work: time for change. Liverpool Institute of Employment rights.

Analysing public service outsourcing: the value of a regulatory perspective

Cunningham, I. and James, P. 2017. Analysing public service outsourcing: the value of a regulatory perspective. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 35 (6), pp. 958-974. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263774X16671138

A contingency analysis of precarious organizational temporariness

Karmowska, J., Child, J. and James, P. 2017. A contingency analysis of precarious organizational temporariness. British Journal of Management. 28 (2), pp. 213-230. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12185

Protecting life and death under the coalition

James, P. 2016. Protecting life and death under the coalition. in: Employment Relations under Coalition Government Abingdon Routledge.

British union renewal: does salvation really lie beyond the workplace?

James, P. and Karmowska, J. 2016. British union renewal: does salvation really lie beyond the workplace? Industrial Relations Journal. 47 (2), pp. 102-116. https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12128

Employment regulation and productivity: is there a case for deregulation?

Brookes, M., James, P. and Rizov, M. 2018. Employment regulation and productivity: is there a case for deregulation? Economic and Industrial Democracy. 39 (3), pp. 381-403. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X16631029

Supply chain leverage and regulating health and safety management in shipping

Walters, D., James, P., Sampson, H., Bhattacharya, S., Xue, C. and Wadsworth, E. 2016. Supply chain leverage and regulating health and safety management in shipping. Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations. 71 (1), pp. 33-56. https://doi.org/10.7202/1035901ar

Regulating the employment dynamics of domestic supply chains

James, P., Walters, D., Sampson, H. and Wadsworth, E. 2015. Regulating the employment dynamics of domestic supply chains. Journal of Industrial Relations. 57 (4), pp. 526-543. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022185615582235

Interlingual translation and the transfer of value-infused practices: an in-depth qualitative exploration

Ciuk, S. and James, P. 2015. Interlingual translation and the transfer of value-infused practices: an in-depth qualitative exploration. Management Learning. 46 (5), pp. 565-581. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507614560304

Making headway: regulatory compliance in the shipping industry

Sampson, H., Walters, D., James, P. and Wadsworth, E. 2014. Making headway: regulatory compliance in the shipping industry. Social and Legal Studies. 23 (3), pp. 383-402. https://doi.org/10.1177/0964663914529684

Protecting workers through supply chains: lessons from two construction case studies

James, P., Walters, D., Sampson, H. and Wadsworth, E. 2015. Protecting workers through supply chains: lessons from two construction case studies. Economic and Industrial Democracy. 36 (4), pp. 727-747. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X14532296

Public services outsourcing in an era of austerity: the case of British social care

Cunningham, I. and James, P. 2014. Public services outsourcing in an era of austerity: the case of British social care. Competition and Change. 18 (1), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1179/1024529413Z.00000000045

The shift in regulatory focus from employment to work relationships: critiquing reforms to Australian and UK occupational safety and health laws

Harpur, P. and James, P. 2014. The shift in regulatory focus from employment to work relationships: critiquing reforms to Australian and UK occupational safety and health laws. Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal. 36 (1), pp. 111-130.

A comparative examination of the use of academic sabbaticals

Spencer, M., Clay, H., Hearne, G. and James, P. 2012. A comparative examination of the use of academic sabbaticals. International journal of management education. 10 (3), pp. 147-154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2012.06.003

What motivates employers to establish preventive arrangements? An examination of the case of supply chains

Walters, D. and James, P. 2011. What motivates employers to establish preventive arrangements? An examination of the case of supply chains. Safety Science. 49 (7), pp. 988-994. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2010.12.004

Transferring Western HRM practices to developing countries: the case of a privatised utility in Jordan

Baddar Al-Husan, F., Brennan, R. and James, P. 2009. Transferring Western HRM practices to developing countries: the case of a privatised utility in Jordan. Personnel Review. 38 (2), pp. 104-123. https://doi.org/10.1108/00483480910931299

Influences on small firm compliance-related behaviour: the case of workplace health and safety.

Owen, R., James, P., Smallbone, D. and Vickers, I. 2006. Influences on small firm compliance-related behaviour: the case of workplace health and safety. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 24 (6), pp. 827-846. https://doi.org/10.1068/c0564

Shaping the bargaining agenda. The Audit Commission and public service reform in British local government

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), pp. 1589-1607. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585190701570650

Regulating supply chains to improve health and safety.

James, P., Johnstone, R., Quinlan, M. and Walters, D. 2007. Regulating supply chains to improve health and safety. Industrial Law Journal. 36 (2), pp. 163-187. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwm002

Conclusion: the logic of work and employment reforms in the public services: a comparative reflection

Wood, G. and Roper, I. 2007. Conclusion: the logic of work and employment reforms in the public services: a comparative reflection. in: Dibben, P., James, P., Roper, I. and Wood, G. (ed.) Modernising work in public services: redefining roles and relationships in Britain's changing workplace. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 180-189

Partnership: transforming the employment relationship in public service delivery

Roper, I. and Grimshaw, D. 2007. Partnership: transforming the employment relationship in public service delivery. in: Dibben, P., James, P., Roper, I. and Wood, G. (ed.) Modernising work in public services: redefining roles and relationships in Britain's changing workplace. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 165-179

Modernising work in public services: redefining roles and relationships in Britain's changing workplace

Dibben, P., Wood, G., Roper, I. and James, P. 2007. Modernising work in public services: redefining roles and relationships in Britain's changing workplace. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

Financial change and European employment relations

Grahl, J. 2006. Financial change and European employment relations. in: Wood, G. and James, P. (ed.) Institutions, production, and working life Oxford Oxford U. P..

The limits of numerical flexibility: continuity and change

Harcourt, M., Roper, I. and Wood, G. 2006. The limits of numerical flexibility: continuity and change. in: Wood, G. and James, P. (ed.) Institutions, Production, and Working Life Oxford, UK Oxford University Press (OUP).

Workplace partnership and public service provision: the case of the 'Best Value' performance regime in British local government

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), pp. 639-649. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017005055677

Understanding small firm responses to regulation: the case of workplace health and safety

Vickers, I., Smallbone, D., James, P. and Owen, R. 2005. Understanding small firm responses to regulation: the case of workplace health and safety. Policy Studies. 26 (2), pp. 149-169. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442870500127626

The role of competition in best value: how far does it differ to CCT?

Higgins, P., Roper, I. and James, P. 2005. The role of competition in best value: how far does it differ to CCT? Local Government Studies. 31 (2), pp. 219-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930500032148

An investigation into the compatibility of consultation and performance comparison in the UK's policy of best value

Higgins, P., Roper, I. and James, P. 2005. An investigation into the compatibility of consultation and performance comparison in the UK's policy of best value. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 29 (2) (2), pp. 148-158. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1470-6431.2004.00423.x

Regulating health and safety in small firms.

Smallbone, D., Vickers, I., James, P. and Owen, R. 2005. Regulating health and safety in small firms. in: Gray, C. and Bannock, G. (ed.) Government regulation and the small firm Milton Keynes, UK Open University Business School.

Best value: is it delivering?

Higgins, P., James, P. and Roper, I. 2004. Best value: is it delivering? Public Money & Management. 24 (4), pp. 251-258. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9302.2004.00427.x

Involving the socially excluded in transport decision making

Dibben, P., James, P. and Roper, I. 2004. Involving the socially excluded in transport decision making. Local governance. 30 (1), pp. 32-41.

Compulsory or not compulsory: the use of competition in British local government.

Higgins, P., James, P. and Roper, I. 2004. Compulsory or not compulsory: the use of competition in British local government. Asia pacific journal of public administration. 26 (2), pp. 95-114.

Promoting family friendly policies: is the basis of the Government's ethical standpoint viable?

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), pp. 211-230. https://doi.org/10.1108/00483480310460225

Cultural influences on health and safety attitudes and behaviour in small firms.

Vickers, I., Owen, R., Smallbone, D., James, P., Ekanem, I., Bertotti, M. and CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) 2003. Cultural influences on health and safety attitudes and behaviour in small firms. London Health & Safety Executive Research Report, HSE Books.
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