Workshop: "Work organization, employment and regulation in the retail industry"
prior to the 28th EGOS Colloquium in Helsinki, Finland
Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 9:0015:00
Michael Wortmann, University of Surrey, UK,
Mike Geppert, University of Surrey, UK,
Mika Skippari, Aalto University, Finland,
Retail industry has gained increasingly in importance as a central service sector in both developed and developing economies. Also, the world of retail is rapidly evolving from local to global. Internationalization is evident both in supply chain and retail operations, as large multinational retailers utilizing various business models expand to new markets. This internationalization process not only significantly affects consumer behaviour and business practices, but also shapes the employment relations and working conditions in the retail sector. In addition, retail firms are exposed to various forms and levels of national and supranational regulation, and there is some evidence that national differences in the regulation of work and employment still matter.
In this workshop, we intend to bring together an international group of scholars interested in the study of work organization, employment relations and regulation in the retail sector. We are especially interested in paper submissions that present new and ongoing empirical research results and/or conceptual ideas which will help us to better understand:
We plan 2 or 3 sessions with 34 paper presentations + 1 discussant per session. This means that we can accept a maximum of 12 paper presentations and 20 participants for the workshop.