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Dr. Jonathan Lavelle

Biography

Jonathan Lavelle is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Work and Employment Studies, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. He completed his B.A. (Public Administration) in 2003, M.B.S. in Human Resource Management in 2004, and his PhD in 2009. He is a former IRCHSS Post-doctoral fellow, IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar and Marie Curie Scholar and has previously held the University of Limerick Alumni Scholarship and the Kemmy Business School Registrar's Scholarship.

Research Interests

My main research interests are international and comparative employment relations, with a particular interest in trade union recognition and avoidance and employee representative issues within multinational companies. I am currently involved in a number of national and international collaborative research projects, including the 'Survey of Human Resource (HR) Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland', 'Multinational corporations, sub-national governance and human resources' and the recently Irish Government commissioned report on Zero hour and Low hour contracts in Ireland.

Teaching Interests

Employment Relations
International and Comparative Employment Relations
International Human Resource Management

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2009 - Best Paper, 'Swimming against the tide: Outward staffing flows from multinational subsidiaries'
  • 2009 - Best Paper, 'Subtle but deadly? Union avoidance through ‘double-breasting' among multinational companies'

Association

  • Collaborator, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Collaborator, Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union

Committee

  • Bachelor of Business Studies Review,
  • Assurance of Learning Committee for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB),
  • Knockaderry GAA, Member of the Executive Committee of Knockaderry GAA
  • Rathkeale and District Credit Union, Director of the Rathkeale and District Credit Union

Employment

  • Grenoble Ecole De Management - Visiting Lecturer

Publications

Book Chapter

2014

Multinational corporations, Sub-national governance and Human Resources: A Cross-national comparison for Western Europe
Almond, P., Ferner, A., Gonzalez Menendez, M., Lavelle, J., Balbona Luque, D. & Monaghan, S.
Strategies of Multinational Corporations and Social Regulations: European and Asian Perspectives

2013

International Human Resource Management
Lavelle, Jonathan
Human Resource Management. A Concise Introduction

2009

Methodology. Providing a Representative Picture of MNCs in Ireland
Lavelle, J; McDonnell, A; Gunnigle, P
Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland : A Contemporary Analysis

2009

Employee Representation and Consultation
Lavelle, J; McDonnell, A; Gunnigle, P
Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland: A Contemporary Analysis

2009

The HR Function
Gunnigle, P; Collings, D; McDonnell, A; Lavelle, J
Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies in Ireland: A Contemporary Analysis, Dubin:

2008

Unions on the edge? Industrial relations in multinational companies'
Lavelle, J; Gunnigle, P; McDonnell, A
The State of Our Unions

Conference Contribution

2014

Irish Academy of Management
Lavelle, Jonathan

2012
2006

Conference Publication

2012

Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC)
Turner, T., Lavelle, J. and D'Art, D.

2011

Academy of Management
Susaeta, L. and Lavelle, J.

2010

ILLR School Cornell University
Marginson, P., Lavelle, J., Quintanilla, J., & Mangas, R.S.

2009

International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) World Congress
Marginson, P., Lavelle, J., Quintanilla, J., & Mangas, R.S.

Peer Reviewed Journal

2017

The local in the global: regions, employment systems and multinationals
Almond, P,Gonzalez, MC,Lavelle, J,Murray, G
Industrial Relations Journal DOI: 10.1111/irj.12150

2016

Beyond managerial talent: 'key group' identification and differential compensation practices in multinational companies
McDonnell, A,Gunnigle, P,Lavelle, J,Lamare, R
International Journal Of Human Resource Management DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1075571

2016

Global standardization or national differentiation of HRM practices in multinational companies? A comparison of multinationals in five countries
Edwards, T, Sanchez-Mangas, R., Jalette, P., Lavelle, J. & Minbaeva, D.
Journal Of International Business Studies

2013

VARIATION IN APPROACHES TO EUROPEAN WORKS COUNCILS IN MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES
Marginson, P,Lavelle, J,Quintanilla, J,Adam, D,Sanchez-Mangas, R
Ilr Review

2011

The role of MNEs
Collings, DG,Lavelle, J,Gunnigle, P,Barry, M,Wilkinson, A
Research Handbook Of Comparative Employment Relations

2010

Learning transfer in multinational companies: Explaining inter-organisation variation
McDonnell A., Gunnigle P., Lavelle J.
Human Resource Management Journal DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00104.x

2009

Subtle but deadly? Union avoidance through 'double breasting' among multinational companies
Gunnigle, P; Lavelle, J; McDonnell, A
Advances In Industrial And Labor Relations