Dr Anita Hammer

Job: Senior Lecturer, Comparative and International HRM

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Research group(s): International HRM Contemporary Work and Employment Relations

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7208

E: ahammer@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

My research focuses on the comparative political economy of work in the Global South and the UK. The research is interdisciplinary and draws on sociology of work and political economy to examine organisations and work, especially the informal economy, skills, migration and workers' organisations. It contributes to academic and policy debates on regional development, industrial and social upgrading, firms' strategies and the nature of capitalism.

I convene a scholarly international network on ‘Labour, work and development in the Global South’, based jointly at DMU and a number of UK Universities. I collaborate with Euro-Canadian network on Globalisation and Work, CRIMT, based at University of Montreal, Canada. 

I am currently supervising six PhD students and have experience of supervison to completion and examining of doctoral students. I am the Programme Leader for MA HRM, PhD Programme Coordinator, and Module leader at PG level.

Research group affiliations

People, Organisation and Work, De Montfort University

Research collaborator with Euro-Canadian network on Globalisation and Work, CRIMT, based at University of Montreal, Canada, in partnership with 19 Universities worldwide

Co-convener of a scholarly international network on ‘Labour, work and development in the Global South’, based jointly at DMU and a number of UK Universities. Blog: https://labouranddevelopment.wordpress.com

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

Political economy of work in the Global South, especially India & the Middle East

Comparative capitalism and Emerging Economies

Sociology of work: informal economy, skills, collective organisations/organising, social reproduction

Regional development and social change

Languages: Hindi and English (fluent) Urdu, Punjabi and Gujarati (functional) German (basic)

Areas of teaching

Comparative and International HRM

Research methods

Doctoral Training Programme

Previously: International HRM and Organisational Behaviour, Distance Learning MBA programme, Royal Holloway, University of London

Qualifications

PhD, University of London

MPhil, JNU, Delhi

MSc LSE, University of London

MA SOAS, University of London

BA (Hons), St Stephens, Delhi University

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Postgraduate Certificate in Skills of Teaching, University of London

Certificate in Research Supervision, De Montfort University

Policy making, implementation and HRM Training for Senior Civil Servants, Government of India

Honours and awards

Reviewer for ESRC research grant extension proposals

Invited speaker at Research Seminar at British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)/CROWE seminar (2014) on 'Global Integration and Comparative Capitalism': A Hammer and N Hammer (University of Leicester) The Informal Economy in Emerging Economies’ Labour Market Dynamics: a comparison of India and Russia

Thomas Holloway Fellowship (2002-5) for PhD at the Royal Holloway, University of London

LSE Merit Award (2001) to pursue MSc, LSE, University of London

University Grants Commission five-year Research Fellowship for MPhil and PhD, Govt. of India

Savitri Prasad Memorial Award for ‘Highest Academic Standard’, Delhi University

Membership of external committees

External Examiner at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Membership of professional associations and societies

Regional Studies Association (RSA)

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economic (SASE)

British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)

Associate at the Centre for Workplace Research in Asian Societies (CWRAS), Royal Holloway, University of London

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Projects

EU researcher (affiliated) on SSHRC partnership project ‘Institutional Experimentation for Better Work’. A 7-year project with 19 University partners across the world and based at CRIMT, University of Montreal, Canada for 2017-2024. CAN $1.5 million.

HR strategy and practices in a fast-food Multinational firm

Current research students

Supervision to completion:

  • Ayman Adham, Political economy of work in Saudi Arabia, (July 2018, Straight pass)
  • Rochelle Haynes, MNCs and Expatriates, (November 2017)

Current supervison as First Supervisor:

  • Marco Gottero, Social movements in Greece and Argentina, Full time
  • Rene Sehi, Dynamic capabilities in start-ups, Full time
  • Johannes Brill, Startegic renewal of business models, Full time
  • Gareth Preece, FDI, manpower planning and regional development, Part-time

Second Supervisor:

  • Heather Powell, CSR in the garment sector in Leicester, Full time
  • Sylvia Delpratt, Professionalisation of the energy sector in Africa, Full time

I welcome PhD proposals that explore the nature of work, capitalism, regional development and the informal economy in the Global South and Southern Europe. Some background in disciplines of political economy, development, sociology or economic geography with an interest in labour would be useful.

Externally funded research grants information

EU researcher (affiliated) on SSHRC partnership project on 'Institutional experimentation for better work'. A 7-year research project with 19 University partners worldwide based at CRIMT, University of Montreal, Canada 2017-2024. Can $ 1.5 million

Professional esteem indicators

Referee for Journals:  Personnel Review, Industrial Relations Journal, Human Resource Managment Journal, Personnel Review

Reviewer for ESRC final grant report

Invited speaker at Research Seminar at British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)/CROWE seminar (2014) on 'Global Integration and Comparative Capitalism': A Hammer and N Hammer (University of Leicester) The Informal Economy in Emerging Economies’ Labour Market Dynamics: a comparison of India and Russia

Case studies

A strong impact case is developing from the Fast-food MNC research

Industry report was submitted to the firm in early 2018

ORCID number

0000-0002-3637-5010

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