Research Fellow
Leeds University Business School
 
Background

Simon came to academic research recently, after 25 years in the newspaper printing industry. Simon received his PhD in Human Resources Management in 2016 from the University of Hertfordshire. He came to the University of Leeds as a research fellow in January 2017. He has conducted research on platform work and the gig economy, both at Leeds and previously at Hertfordshire.

Research Interests

Simon’s research interest centres on processes of change in employment relations: how shifts in state policy, political and economic conditions, employer strategy and management systems affect the everyday experience of work, and how, in turn, responses to those changes from the people affected by them generate resistances to, and reshaping of, management approaches. He is currently researching platform work and the gig economy.

Research Articles

Joyce, S. (2020) (forthcoming), ‘Rediscovering the cash nexus, again: subsumption and the labour–capital relation in platform work’, Capital and Class.

Joyce, S., Stuart, M., Forde, C. and Valizade, D. (2019), ‘Work and social protection in the platform economy in Europe’, Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, Volume 25, 153-184.

Moore, P.V. & Joyce, S. (2019), ‘Black Box or Hidden Abode? The Expansion and Exposure of Platform Work Managerialism’, Review of International Political Economy. Published online: 07 August, 2019.

Joyce, S. (2013), ‘The Engineering Employers’ Federation and the crisis of 1989: a case study in the decline of multi-employer bargaining’, Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, (34), 141-171.

Policy Publications

Forde, C., Stuart, M., Joyce, S., Alberti, G., Hardy, K., Oliver, L., Trappmann, V., Umney, C., Valizade, D., Carson, C. (2017), The Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy, European Parliament, Brussels.

Forde, C., Stuart, M., Joyce, S., Alberti, G., Hardy, K., Oliver, L., Trappmann, V., Umney, C., Valizade, D., Carson, C. (2017), The Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy: Annex, European Parliament, Brussels.

Huws, U., Spencer, N.H. and Joyce, S. (2016), Crowd Work in Europe: Preliminary results from a survey in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and UNI-Europa, Brussels.