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  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

20122020

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Darren joined Work, Employment and Organisation in May 2020. Awarded his PhD in 2014 from Strathclyde Business School, he was previously a lecturer in Management, Work and Organisation at Stirling Management School. In this role, Darren was the chair of research ethics, an international partnership director and programme director for an MSc. He is interested in exploring work and employment with a focus on civil society, the frontline service sector, worker narratives, and how management and organisation can help us understand societal challenges such as labour exploitation. Darren's research expertise is rooted in linkages beween work, labour and management. 

Expertise & Capabilities

Has expertise and capabilities across management, organisation and work and employment:

  • Management and organisation with a focus on forced labour and labour exploitation
  • Work and employment, skills, the frontline service sector
  • Central Asia, agricultural commodities, and Uzbekistan's cotton sector
  • Capability approaches in the context of labour exploitation and human development
  • Action research, participatory and creative research methods

Alongside Dr Knut Laaser, Darren developed a new analytical framework and alternative to theory focusing on lead firm–supplier relations or global value chains when investigating violations of working conditions. They are currently working on a new approach to organisational legitimacy embedded in moral economy approaches. 

Industrial Relevance

Darren was previously a community development worker with an action research remit. Recently, he was on the board of two charities. As co-vice chair, Darren learnt a lot about the workings of charitable organisations and would be happy to discuss potential partnership opportunities with any interested parties. 

 

 

Teaching Interests

Darren is interested in challenging existing orthodoxies in business and management education.  Previously he taught Work, Employment and Society and Responsible Business. He is currently contributing to a range of modules, and is coordinating Organisational analysis and strategy and Introduction to management. 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, Doctor of Philosophy

1 Aug 201031 Jul 2014

Award Date: 31 Jul 2014

1 Sep 20101 Jul 2001

Award Date: 1 Jul 2014

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Research Output

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

A neglected pool of labour? Frontline service work and hotel recruitment in Glasgow

Bolton, S. C., Laaser, K., McGuire, D. & Duncan, A., 31 Aug 2019, In : European Management Review. 16, 3, p. 567-578 12 p.

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    'You have to pick': Cotton and state-organized forced labour in Uzbekistan

    McGuire, D. & Laaser, K., 24 Aug 2018, In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. p. 1 21 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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