Dr Tony Royle
BA (Hons), PhD
Room No. 302, Department of Management, J. E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, NUI Galway
+ 353 (0) 91 493106
Research interests: Labour relations in multinational corporations ; Developments in EU social policy; Global labour standards; Employee representation and employee voice; Social Partnership; Corporate Social Responsibility
Dr Tony Royle is author of Working for McDonald�s in Europe and Co-Editor of Labour Relations in the Global fast-Food Industry. He has worked and studied in the UK , Canada and Germany and undertook part of his studies at the University of Paderborn in Germany . Before taking up the post as Senior Lecturer, Dr Royle was previously Reader in International and Comparative Industrial Relations at the Nottingham Business School , Nottingham Trent University and visiting international research associate at the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC), National University of Ireland, Galway and visiting lecturer at Nottingham University Adult Education Centre. Dr Royle has had a wide range of teaching and course administration experience at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels and has acted as supervisor, external and internal examiner at PhD level. He is currently Chair of the Management Department PhD committee and the Paddy Moriarty PhD Fellowship Committee. He was appointed to the Executive of the British Industrial Relations Research Association (BUIRA) in July 2003 and has been a member of the UK �s Economic and Science Research Council (ESRC) Virtual College since November 2003. Dr Royle is external examiner at the London School of Economics and the University of Wales , Swansea and regularly acts as a referee and reviewer for a number of British and American academic journals and publishers. His international employment research on McDonald�s and the global quick food service industry has received international acclaim, resulting in interviews on television and radio in the UK and abroad and a number of reviews in the international press; his work is widely cited in international academic publications and he has also acted as advisor to the European Parliament�s Social Affairs Committee in the area of employment relations in multinational companies.
Publications, presentations etc.:
Royle, T. "Employment Practices of Multinationals in the Spanish and German Quick-Food Sectors: Low Road Convergence." European Journal of Industrial Relations, 10(1), pp. 51-71.
Royle, T. and Towers, B. Regulating Employee Interest Representation: The Case of Mcdonald's in the Europe Union. Connecticut, 2003.
Royle, T., 'Realism or Idealism? Corporate social responsibility and the employee stakeholder in the global fast-food industry' Business Ethics: A European Review, Vol 14, No. 1, 42-55, January 2005
Royle. T., 'The union recognition dispute at McDonald's Moscow food processing factory' Industrial Relations Journal, July 2005, 36, 4: 318-332
Royle, T. and Towers, B. 'Regulating employee interest representation: the case of McDonald's in the Europe Union', in Cooke, W. N. (ed.) Multinationals and the Global Human Resource Strategies, Connecticut: Quorum 2003
Royle, T. "Global Avoidance Strategies: Busting Trade Unions and Eliminating Independent Employee Representation on Three Continents," The Industrial Relations Research Association Conference. San Diego, California, USA, 1-3 January 2004.
Royle, T. "Low Road Convergence: Diversity of the Beginning of the End for National Industrial Relations Systems," The Industrial Relations Research Association Conference. San Diego, California, USA, 1-3 January 2004.
Royle, T., "The Dominance Effect": Multinational Corporation Employment Practices in the Italian Quick Food Service Sector International Conference on Multinationals. IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, 15-17 July 2004 Oral Plenary Presentation International
Royle, T., "Corporate social responsibility and the employee stakeholder in the European quick food sector". Symposium on corporate social responsibility, University of Nottingham, December 2003 Oral presentation. National conference.
Royle, T., "Workplace futures and the dominance effect of multinational corporations". EU-Canada Colloquium on the workplace of the future, Montreal, 26-28th May 2004 Oral presentation. International conference.
Royle, T., 'Changing Employment relations in the Italian Quick Food Service Sector' 23rd International Labour Process Conference , University of Strasthclyde, Glasgow, 21-23 March 2005
Royle, T., 'Customised social regimes and the dominance effect: The cross-firm transmission of employee relations practices in the French and Italian quick food service sectors' British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference 7 - 9 July 2005, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Royle, T., 'The Dominance Effect: Multinational Corporation Employment Practices in the Italian Quick Food Service Sector' Guest lecture at the Smurfitt Business School, UCD, Dublin 11th March 2005
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