Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Bryn Jones

Senior Teaching Fellow


Email: b.jones@bath.ac.uk

 

Recent publication

Sixties Radicalism and Social Movement Activism (book cover)

Sixties Radicalism and Social Movement Activism: Retreat or Resurgence?

Edited by Bryn Jones and Mike O'Donnell

Profile

A graduate of London School of Economics and University of Liverpool (PhD), Bryn Jones is Senior Fellow, and Admissions Tutor, Business & Community programme, for which he was Director of Studies until 2008.

He has researched socio-economic change in Britain, the United States, Japan, Italy and Vietnam and been Visiting Researcher/Fellow at MIT (1983), Danish National Institute of Social Research (2002), and the Universities of: Wisconsin (1983), Bologna (1984), Cosenza (1996).

Other positions and appointments include:

  • Associate editor: Work, Employment and Society (journal of the British Sociological Association) (1988-1991)
  • Scientific Adviser, Centre for Development of Vocational Training and Education (CEDEFOP) (1987-1993)
  • Consultant to Open University course development: Work re-organisation and new technology (1990)
  • Scientific Contributor to the European Union, Complex Urban Investment Tools programme (2006)
  • Overseas board member: Sociologia di Lavoro (1986 to date)


Research grants and awards have been received from:

  • Social Science Research Council (1977, 1983 and 1985)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (1988 and 2004)
  • CEDEFDOP (1990)
  • Joint Economic and Social Research Council/Science and Engineering Research Council (1991)
  • Departmet of Continuing Education, University of Bath (1994)
  • UK, Department of Education and Employment (2001)
  • British Council (2001)

His 36 journal/book articles and five books cover topics ranging through: social theory, employment and technological change, trade union initiatives, labour market transitions, redundancies, urban regeneration, corporate social responsibility, civil society: organisations and governance, and the development of social movements. He is currently completing a book on Corporate Power and Responsible Capitalism, Edward Elgar (forthcoming).

Extra-mural activities involve a range of voluntary organisations and groups; helping to found or run: residents' forums and transport and campaign groups. He was co-founder and vice-chairman of West Bromwich Albion's supporter-shareholder association and manages to combine a life-long pre-occupation with his home-town football club, and chairing the Bath, community-sustainability organisation Transition Larkhall.

Research interests

  • Corporate power
  • Economic and business patronage
  • Social movements
  • Civil society governance
  • Comparative sociology of economic and micro-political change (UK, USA, Europe and East Asia)

Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Publications

Book/s

Jones, B., 2015. Corporate Power and Responsible Capitalism?:Towards Social Accountability. Edward Elgar.

Book Sections

Jones, B., 2007. Participation in the Socio-Political Foundations of the Management of Urban Redevelopment. In: Dalla Longa, E., ed. Complex Urban Investment Tools: Which Model for their Management? Milan: Bocconi/European Commission.

Articles

Hoang, D. and Jones, B., 2012. Why do corporate codes of conduct fail? Women workers and clothing supply chains in Vietnam. Global Social Policy, 12 (1), pp. 67-85.

Jones, B. and Nisbet, P., 2011. Shareholder value versus stakeholder values: CSR and financialization in global food firms. Socio-Economic Review, 9 (2), pp. 287-314.

Cento Bull, A. and Jones, B., 2006. Governance and social capital in urban regeneration:A comparison between Bristol and Naples. Urban Studies, 43 (4), pp. 767-786.

Jones, B. and Cento Bull, A., 2006. Governance through civil society? An Anglo-Italian comparison of democratic renewal and local regeneration. Journal of Civil Society, 2 (2), pp. 89-110.

Jones, B., 2003. Quanti tipi di flessibilita? Itinerari d'impresa, 3, 15--30.

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