Roger Seifert

Professor Roger Seifert

Roger worked as Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at Keele University from 1992-2008, and has been Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management with the University of Wolverhampton Business School (2008-2018)

Roger has acted as an adviser and consultant to large private and public sector companies, trade unions, and government departments. He was President of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) 2000-2004; acted as an academic adviser to ACAS and the Commonwealth Universities Association and remains a visiting professor in Zimbabwe, Malawi and China.

He was elected onto the council of the World Association of Political Economy (WAPE) in 2008 and became a standing member of the Council in 2010, and onto the editorial board of the World Review of Political Economy. He was appointed onto Personnel Today’s panel of experts.

His teaching, research and publications focus on the employment relationship, state regulation and control of the labour markets, pay determination, the role of trade unions, employers’ strategies, collective bargaining, strikes and the public sector.


Examples of completed PhD dissertations supervised at Keele:

  1. Howard Stevenson: ‘Shifting frontiers: trade union responses to changes in the labour process of teaching – a case-study of Leicestershire NUT.’
  2. Viv Tegg: ‘New public management through a glass darkly : a case study examining the impact of new public management on middle management development in the UK and Irish civil service.
  3. Kim Mather: ‘Labouring to lecture : a study of the changes in the labour management and labour process of further education lecturers.’
  4. Whyeda Gill: ‘Towards a political economy of local government industrial relations : a study of union and management resistance to compulsory competitive tendering 1979-2000.
  5. In Kon Kim: ‘Employee participation and company performance in the ceramics industry : a comparative case study between the UK and Korea.’
  6. Tom Sibley: ‘Anti-communism : studies of its impact on the UK labour movement in the early years (1945-1950) of the Cold War’.

And at Wolverhampton

  1. Abdulaziz Alfalih: ‘Labour flexibility : an analysis of the future trajectory of the employment of female graduates in Saudi Arabia’
  2. Abdullah Alfalih: ‘Religion, culture and management : a comparative study of the impact of Islam and Saudi culture on HRM practices of indigenous and foreign owned and managed corporations in Saudi Arabia’
  3. Janet Firth: ‘Organisational development in a transitional economy: the role of the change agent in the process of knowledge transfer’
  4. Abdulsalam Aljumah: ‘The effect of the Performance Related Pay system on the performance of the employees in Saudi national firms : three case studies’
  5. Feffei Feng: ‘Chinese public sector nurses’ attitudes towards their work’

Current students at Wolverhampton:

  1. Mohammed Alrashdi: The impact of performance-related pay on employees’ performance: Three case studies of Omani organisation
  2. Christiana Adegbesan: The effects of pyschological contract on employee commitment, motivation and organisational behaviour.
  3. Alsheri: to be notified
  4. Kevin Croker: Culture permeation within an organisation.

At State Midlands, Zimbabwe:

  1. Tatenda Nyanhete: A labour broking model for maintaining labour market efficiency. A case of selected labour brokers in Harare Zimbabwe.





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