Jill Rubery is a Professor of Comparative Employment Systems at the University of Manchester. She joined the Manchester School of Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1989, having previously worked at the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge University, where she had been a fellow of New Hall and Director of Studies in Economics. She was appointed to a Chair at UMIST in 1995. From 1991 to 1996 and again from 1998 to 2007 she acted as co-ordinator of the European Commission’s group of experts on gender and employment. She has also worked as the UK member of this group of experts. Professor Rubery is a member of the ACAS Board of Arbitrators. She has been Head of the People, Management and Organizations Division at the Manchester Business School since 2004 and in 2007 she appointed  Deputy Director for Human Resources. In 2006 she was elected a fellow of the British Academy and an emeritus fellow of New Hall, University of Cambridge.

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John W. Budd is a Professor of Work and Organizations in the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where he holds the Industrial Relations Land Grant Chair and is the Director of the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies. He is a graduate of Colgate University and earned a Ph.D. degree in economics from Princeton University. Professor Budd is the author of Employment with a Human Face: Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice (Cornell University Press), Invisible Hands, Invisible Objectives: Bringing Workplace Law and Public Policy into Focus (with Stephen Befort, Stanford University Press), The Thought of Work (Cornell University Press), and numerous journal articles. Professor Budd has also been Director of Graduate Studies for the University of Minnesota’s graduate programs in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, is the author of a leading textbook Labor Relations: Striking a Balance (McGraw-Hill/Irwin), and has created a MOOC “Preparing to Manage Human Resources” and a blog “Whither Work?”

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Gill Kirton is Professor of Employment Relations and HRM in the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London. Her research interests lie in the area of gender, equality and diversity in employment, careers and the workplace. Gill’s most recent research has explored: (i) women’s participation and representation in unions/unions’ gender equality strategies; (ii) gender and union effects of outsourcing of public services; (iii) gender and diversity in the IT sector. Gill’s work is published in journals such as British Journal of Industrial Relations, Gender, Work and Organization, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Work, Employment and Society. Gill is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and Gender, Work and Organization and she sits on the editorial boards of Work, Employment and Society and Equality Diversity and Inclusion.

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