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Professor Geoffrey Wood

Professor of International Business

Research Interests

Geoff’s research interests centre on the relationship between national institutional setting, corporate governance, firm finance, and firm level work and employment relations. Whilst much of the contemporary comparative institutional literature draws distinctions between national contexts based on stylized ideal types, macro-economic trends and/or limited panels of case studies, his work brings to bear systematic comparative firm level evidence. At a broader theoretical level, his work encompasses explorations of the bounded nature of internal diversity within national capitalist archetypes, and, more recently, institutional crisis and change. In his recent work, he has linked broader systemic crises with energy transitions, and the extent to which the latter favours owners of more fungible assets.

Geoffrey Wood regularly presents keynote speeches and seminars at academic conferences and leading universities worldwide. A podcast of a recent talk can be downloaded at:
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/bbs/research/research-centres/ceibiem/news-and-events/news/ne_131504
He was the winner of the ECGI 2012 prize (with Marc Goergen and Noel O'Sullivan) for the best working paper in finance.

Strategy & International Business

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 24502

Biography

Geoffrey Wood is Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. Previously, he was Professor in the School of Management at the University of Sheffield, and Associate Dean of the School, and before that Professor and Director of Research at Middlesex University Business School, and previously taught at Rhodes University, South Africa (where he attained the rank of Associate Professor). He has also held visiting fellowships at Cranfield University, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and the American University in Cairo, Cornell University and Rhodes University. He currently is Honorary Professor of the University of the Witwatersrand, and Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University, both in South Africa, and Adjunct Professor at Griffith University, Australia. Geoffrey Wood has served as Commissioned Researcher for the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He has authored/co-authored/edited seven books, and over one hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals (including journals such as Work and Occupations, Work Employment and Society, Organization Studies, Human Relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management (US), etc.). He has had numerous research grants from funding councils (e.g. ESRC), government departments (e.g. US Department of Labour), charities (e.g. Nuffield Foundation) and the labour movement (e.g. the ITF).

Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management

Editor of the European Academic Journal Guide (ABS List)

Recent Publications [all...]

Journal Articles

  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood Prof Chris Brewster and Prof Marc Goergen. "Institutions, Unionization and Voice"
    Economic and Industrial Democracy doi 10.1177/0143831X13501004, early online at http://eid.sagepub.com/content/early/recent (2014)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood,Prof Marc Goergen and Prof Noel O'Sullivan. "The Consequences of Private Equity Acquisitions for Employees: New Evidence on the Impact on Wages, Employment and Productivity"
    Human Resource Management Journal DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12032, early online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1748-8583.12032/abstract (2014)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Dr Ali Ataulla, Prof Ian Davidson and Dr Hang Le. "Corporate Diversification, Information Assymetry and Insider Trading"
    British Journal of Management early access at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-8551/earlyview (2014)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Pauline Dibben, Prof Stuart Ogden. "Comparative Capitalism without Capitalism, and Production without Workers: The Limits and Possibilities of Contemporary Institutional Analysis"
    International Journal of Management Reviews DOI: 10.1111/ijmr.12025, early online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijmr.12025/abstract (2014)
  • Wood, G., Dibben, P. and Klerck, G... "The Limits of Transnational Solidarity: The Congress of South African Trade Unions and the Swaziland and Zimbabwe Crises"
    Labor History 54 (2013): 529-539.
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Profs Marc Goergen, Chris Brewster and Salim Chahine. "Trust, Owner Rights, Employees and Firm Performance"
    Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 40 (2013): 589-619.
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Chris Brewster, Prof Mehmet Demirbag, Dr Hang Le. "Management Compensation in MNCs: Cross-National Empirical Evidence"
    Management International Review 53 (2013): 741-762.
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Chris Brewster, Dr Mick Brookes and Prof Phil Johnson. "Direct involvement, partnership and setting: a study in bounded diversity"
    International Journal Of Human Resource Management 19 (2013): 2004-2023.
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Marc Goergen and Prof Chris Brewster. "The Effects of National Setting on Employment Practice: The Case of Downsizing"
    International Business Review 22 (2013): 1051-1067.
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Adrian Wilkinson. "Institutions and Industrial Relations: The State of the Art"
    Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 51 (2012): 373-388.
  • Profs Geoffrey T Wood. Chris Brewster, Marc Goergen, Adrian Wilkinson. "Varieties of Capitalism and Investments in Human Capital"
    Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 51 (2012): 501-527.

Books

  • Richard Deeg, Adrian Wilkinson, and Geoffrey Wood. "Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems."
    Oxford (2014)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Christel Lane. "Capitalist Diversity and Diversity within Capitalism."
    London (2012)

Book Chapters

  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Chris Brewster, Prof Marc Goergen. "Ownership Rights and Employment Relations"
    Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems (2014)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Adrian Wilkinson. "Institutions and Employment Relations"
    Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems. (2014)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Christel Lane. "Capitalist Diversity: Work and Employment Relations"
    Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems. (2014)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Fang Lee Cooke. "New Actors in Employment Relations"
    Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems. (2014)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Pauline Dibben. "Privatisation and Employment Relations in Africa: the case of Mozambique"
    Newenham-Kahindi, A., Kamoche, K., Chizema, A. and Mellahi, K. (eds.), Effective Management of People in Africa. (2013)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood. "Comparative Capitalism Theory"
    Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science (2013)
  • Prof Geoffrey T Wood, Prof Mike Wright. "An Age of Corporate Governance Failure?: Financialization and its Limits"
    Wright, M., Siegel, D., Keasey, K. and Filatotchev, I. (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance. (2013)

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