Professor John Kelly

Professor of Industrial Relations

Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6646

Email: j.kelly@bbk.ac.uk

John’s first degree is in psychology from Sheffield University (1973). His PhD was obtained at the London School of Economics (1979).

Employment history

  • 2003: Professor of Industrial Relations
  • 1980: London School of Economics

Affiliations

  • Member: British Universities Industrial Relations Association; Executive Committee member (July 1998-July 2001).
  • Member: Labour and Employment Relations Association (USA)
  • Member: International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA)
  • Member: Socialist History Society
  • Co-Chair: IIRA Study Group ‘Industrial Relations Theory and Industrial Relations as a Field’ as from January 2002

Recent publications

Books

  • Kelly, J. and Kerstin Hamann (2011) Parties, Elections and Policy Reforms in Western Europe: Voting for Social Pacts. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. (2010) Ethical Socialism and the Trade Unions: Allan Flanders and the Reform of British Industrial Relationsons. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. and Paul Willman (eds) (2004a) Union Organization and Activity. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. and Carola Frege (2004b) Varieties of Unionism: Strategies for Union Revitalisation in a Globalising Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, J. (2002a) Union Revival: Organising Around the World. London: Trades Union Congress (pamphlet).
  • Kelly, J. (ed.) (2002b) Industrial Relations: critical perspectives on business and management. Five volumes. London: Routledge.

Book chapters

  • Kelly, J. (2011a) ‘The political economy of comparative employment relations’, in M. Barry and A. Wilkinson (eds) Handbook of Comparative Employment Relations. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Kelly, J. (2011b) ‘Theories of collective action and trade union power’, in G. Gall, R. Hurd and A. Wilkinson (eds) International Handbook on Labour Unions: Responses to Neo-Liberalism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Kelly, J. and Kerstin Hamann (2008) ‘Varieties of capitalism and industrial relations’ in E. Heery et al. (eds) Handbook of Industrial Relations. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. (2006) Labour movements and worker mobilisation, in S. Ackroyd, R. Batt, P.Thompson and P. Tolbert (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organisation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, J. (2005a) ‘Social movement theory and union revitalisation’ in Britain in S. Fernie and D. Metcalf (eds) Trade Unions: Resurgence or Demise? London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. (2005b) ‘Social partnership agreements in Britain’ in M. Stuart and M. Martinez Lucio (eds) Partnership and Modernisation in Employment Relations. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. (2005c) ‘Industrial relations approaches to the employment relationship’ in J.A. Coyle-Shapiro et al. (eds) The Employment Relationship: Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, J. (2005d) ‘Scientific management’ in N. Nicholson et al (eds) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management. Vol X1: Organisational Behaviour. Second edition. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Kelly, J. (2005e) Human relations movement’ in N. Nicholson et al. (eds) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management. Vol X1: Organisational Behaviour. Second edition. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Kelly, J. (2005f) ‘Labour movements and worker mobilisation’ in S. Ackroyd, R. Batt, P.Thompson and P. Tolbert (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organisation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, J. (2004a) ‘Industrial relations approaches to the employment relationship’ in J.A. Coyle-Shapiro et al. (eds) The Employment Relationship: Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, J. and Paul Willman (2004b) ‘Introduction’ in J. Kelly and P. Willman (eds) Union Organization and Activity. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. and Paul Willman (2004c) ‘Conclusions’ in J. Kelly and P. Willman (eds) Union Organization and Activity. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. and Vidu Badignannavar (2004d) ‘Union organizing’ in J. Kelly and P. Willman (eds) Union Organization and Activity. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. and Vidu Badignannavar (2004e) ‘Labour-management partnership in the UK public sector’ in J. Kelly and P. Willman (eds) Union Organization and Activity. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. and Carola Frege (2004f) ‘Union strategies in comparative perspective’ in C. M. Frege and J. Kelly (eds) Varieties of Unionism: Strategies of Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, J. and Carola Frege (2004g) ‘Conclusions: varieties of unionism’ in C. M. Frege and J. Kelly (eds) Varieties of Unionism: Strategies of Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, J. and Kerstin Hamann (2004h) ‘Unions as political actors: a recipe for revitalization?’ in C. M. Frege and J. Kelly (eds) Varieties of Unionism: Strategies of Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, J. (2002a) ‘General introduction’ in J. Kelly (ed.) Industrial Relations: critical perspectives on business and management, Volume 1. London: Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. (2002b) ‘Foreword’ in D. D’Art and T. Turner (eds) Irish Employment Relations in the New Economy. Dublin: Blackhall.
  • Kelly, J. (2000) ‘Social democracy and anti-communism: Allan Flanders and British industrial relations in the early postwar period’ in A. Campbell et al. (eds) British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics, Volume One: Consensus and Boom, 1945-64. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Articles in refereed journals

  • (with Kerstin Hamann and Alison Johnston) Unions against governments: general strikes in Western Europe 1980-2006, Comparative Political Studies, Sept 2013.
  • Kelly, J., Frege, C.M. & McGovern, P. (2011b) ‘Richard Hyman: Marxism, trade unionism and comparative industrial relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, in press.
  • Kelly, J. & Badigannavar, V. (2011a) ‘Partnership and organizing: an empirical assessment of two contrasting approaches to union revitalization in the UK, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 32(1): 5-27.
  • Kelly, J. and Kerstin Hamann (2007) ‘Party politics and the re-emergence of social pacts in Western Europe’, Comparative Political Studies 40(8): 971-994.
  • Kelly, J. (2006) ‘Bringing the state back in’, Labor History 47(2): 252-258.
  • Kelly, J. and Vidu Badigannavar (2005a) ‘Why are some union organising campaigns more successful than others?’ British Journal of Industrial Relations 43(3): 515-535.
  • Kelly, J. and Vidu Badigannavar (2005b) ‘Labour-management partnership in the non-union retail sector’, International Journal of Human Resource Management 16(8): 1535-550.
  • Kelly, J. (2004) ‘Social partnership agreements in Britain: labor co-operation and compliance’, Industrial Relations 43(1): 267-92.
  • Kelly, J. and Kerstin Hamann (2003a) ‘The domestic sources of differences in labour market policies’, British Journal of Industrial Relations 41(4): 639-63.
  • Kelly, J., Ed Heery and Jeremy Waddington (2003b) ‘Union revitalisation in Britain’, European Journal of Industrial Relations 9(1): 79-97.
  • Kelly, J. and Carola Frege (2003c) ‘Union revitalisation strategies in comparative perspective’, European Journal of Industrial Relations 9(1): 7-24.
  • Kelly, J. (2000) ‘Mobilisation and class struggle: a reply to Gall’, Historical Materialism 7: 167-173.

Conference papers

  • Kelly, J. and Kerstin Hamann (2003) ‘Union revitalization through political action? Evidence from five countries’ in A. Eaton (ed.) Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting. Champaign, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, pp.105-112.