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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
- 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, human development and refugee integration
- 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. Darren is also working with Dr Suzanne Mawson and Dr Laila Kasem on developing a capability approach to social and economic integration.
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.
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.
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):
Unknown, Doctor of Philosophy
1 Aug 2010 → 31 Jul 2014
Award Date: 31 Jul 2014
1 Sep 2010 → 1 Jul 2001
Award Date: 1 Jul 2014
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Bolton, S. C., Laaser, K., McGuire, D. & Duncan, A., 31 Aug 2019, In: European Management Review. 16, 3, p. 567-578 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
McGuire, D. & Laaser, K., 24 Aug 2018, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Economic and Industrial Democracy. p. 1 21 p.
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Strengthening the dialogue on slave like work, environmental degradation and globalised commodity chains
Bianca Vasquez Pistorio (Organiser), Brian Garvey (Organiser), Pratima Sambajee (Organiser), Darren McGuire (Organiser), Emmanuel Oguri (Invited speaker), Carla Leal (Invited speaker), Valter Zanin (Invited speaker), Umida Niyazova (Invited speaker), Marcela Vecchione (Invited speaker), Reeaz Chuttoo (Invited speaker), Jane Ragoo (Invited speaker), Cormac McAleer (Invited speaker) & John Loughrey (Invited speaker)20 Jun 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of special symposia
26 Feb 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course