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Research Profile

Mr Steve Davies 


Selected Recent Publications

Williams, G, Davies, S and Chinguno, C (forthcoming) ‘Subcontracting and Labour Standards: Reassessing the Potential of International Framework Agreements’, British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Davies, S (2012) ‘The public library in the UK’s Big Society’, Prometheus, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 353-358.

Beynon, H, Davies, R and Davies, S (2012) Sources of variation in trade union membership across the UK: the case of Wales,’ Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 200-221.

Davies, S. (2011) ‘Outsourcing, public sector reform and the changed character of the UK state-voluntary sector relationship’, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 24, No. 7, pp. 641-649

Williams, G., Davies, S. and Chinguno, C. (2011) ‘Translating words into action: International framework agreements and subcontractors in the South African construction industry’. Juridikum, nr 3, 2011.

Davies, S., Williams, G. and Hammer, N. (2011) ‘Organizing Networks and Alliances – International Unionism between the Local and the Global’, pp. 201-217 in Papadakis, K (ed) Shaping Global Industrial Relations, ILO/Palgrave Macmillan.

Davies, S (2011) Mutual Benefit? A report for UNISON. London: UNISON.

Davies, S. Hammer, N., Williams, G., Raman, R., Ruppert, C.S. and Volynets, L. (2011) ‘Labour standards and capacity in global subcontracting chains: evidence from a construction MNC’. Industrial Relations Journal. Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 124-138.

Davies, S. (2011) ‘Outsourcing and the Voluntary Sector: a review of the evolving policy landscape’ in Cunningham and James (eds.) Voluntary organisations and public service delivery, Abingdon: Routledge.

Hammer, N, Davies, S and Williams, G (2010) ‘Construction subcontracting and international trade union co-operation: what role for European industrial relations?’ in Garibaldo and Telljohann (eds.) The Ambivalent Character of Participation. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Davies, S. (2010) ‘Book Review of Employment Relations in the Voluntary Sector, by Ian Cunningham’. British Journal of Industrial Relations. Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 641-642.

Davies, S. (2010) Government policy, recession and the voluntary sector. A report for UNISON.

Davies, S. (2010) The people’s inquiry into the library service. A report for UNISON.

Davies, S. (2009) Vulture Funds: Issues for Trade Unionists. A report for UNI Global Union, October 2009, 18pp. Geneva: UNI Global Union. 

Davies, S. (2009) Making the Connections: contract cleaning and infection control. A report for UNISON, April 2009, 46pp. London: UNISON.

Davies, S. (2008) Taking stock: the future of our public library service. A report for UNISON, September 2008, 58pp. London: UNISON.

Davies, S. (2008) Hedge Funds: Issues for Trade Unionists. A report for UNI Global Union, August 2008, 32pp. Geneva: UNI Global Union. 

Davies, S (2008) Apprenticeships: A Firm Foundation. A report for UCATT, July 2008, 68pp. London: UCATT. 

Davies, S (2008) 'Union Learning Reps in a high tech industry', Journal of Education and Work, Vol 21, No 4, pp. 297 - 315

Davies, S. (2008) ‘Contracting out Employment Services to the Third and Private Sectors: a Critique’, Critical Social Policy. Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 136-164.

UNISON Cymru/Wales Submission on the Private Finance Initiative to National Assembly for Wales Finance Committee, 30 November 2007.

Davies, S. (2007) Sovereign Wealth Funds: Issues for Trade Unionists. A report for UNI Global Union, September 2007. Geneva: UNI Global Union.

Davies, S. (2007) Third Sector Provision of Local Government and Health Services. A report for UNISON, April 2007, 36pp. London: UNISON.

Davies, S. (2007) ‘UK Municipal waste management: from a public service to a globalised industry’. Competition and Change. Vol. 11, No.1, pp. 39-57. March 2007

 

Full List of Publications

Articles for Refereed Journals

Williams, G, Davies, S and Chinguno, C (forthcoming) ‘Subcontracting and Labour Standards: Reassessing the Potential of International Framework Agreements’, British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Davies, S (2012) ‘The public library in the UK’s Big Society’, Prometheus, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 353-358.

Beynon, H, Davies, R and Davies, S (2012) Sources of variation in trade union membership across the UK: the case of Wales,’ Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 200-221.

Davies, S. (2011) ‘Outsourcing, public sector reform and the changed character of the UK state-voluntary sector relationship’, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 24, No. 7, pp. 641-649

Williams, G., Davies, S. and Chinguno, C. (2011) ‘Translating words into action: International framework agreements and subcontractors in the South African construction industry’. Juridikum, nr 3, 2011.

Davies, S. Hammer, N., Williams, G., Raman, R., Ruppert, C.S. and Volynets, L. (2011) ‘Labour standards and capacity in global subcontracting chains: evidence from a construction MNC’. Industrial Relations Journal. Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 124-138.

Davies, S. (2010) ‘Fragmented Management, Hospital Contract Cleaning and Infection Control’. Policy and Politics. Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 445-463.

Davies, S. (2010) ‘Book Review of Employment Relations in the Voluntary Sector, by Ian Cunningham’. British Journal of Industrial Relations. Vol. 48, No. 3, PP. 641-642.

Davies, S. (2008) ‘Union Learning Reps in a high tech industry’. Journal of Education and Work. Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 297–315

Davies, S. (2008) ‘Contracting out Employment Services to the Third and Private Sectors: a Critique’, Critical Social Policy. Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 136-164.

Davies, S. (2007) ‘UK Municipal waste management: from a public service to a globalised industry’. Competition and Change. Vol. 11, No.1, pp. 39-57. March 2007.

Carter R, S. Davies and P. Fairbrother (2002) ‘The Rise and Rise of Market Relations in the British Public Sector: Implications for Industrial Relations’, Economic & Labour Relations Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, June 2002, pp 36-59.

 

Working Papers

Davies, S. (2007) ‘Politics and Markets: the case of UK Municipal Waste Management’. SOCSI Working Paper No. 95, November 2007. Cardiff: Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. 26pp. ISBN 978-1-904815-66-2.

Davies, S (2004) ‘After EU enlargement: a rough guide to the trade union movement in the European Union'. SOCSI Working Paper No. 49, May 2004. Cardiff: Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. 92pp. ISBN 1-904815-09-X.

Davies, S. (2003) Inside the Laboratory: the New Politics of Public Services in Wales. London: Catalyst. Catalyst Paper 17.

Davies, S. and Fairbother, P. (2003) Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs): Definitions and Sources, Working Paper No. 39. Cardiff: School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.30pp. ISBN 872330 90 8 (a version of this paper was also presented at the PSI international conference on Private Financing of Public Services, London, 10 November 2003).

 

Reports

Davies, S. (2011) Mutual Benefit? A report for UNISON.

Davies, S. (2010) Government policy, recession and the voluntary sector. A report for UNISON.

Davies, S. (2010) The people’s inquiry into the library service. A report for UNISON.

Davies, S. (2009) Vulture Funds : Issues for Trade Unionists. A report for UNI Global Union, October 2009, 18pp. Geneva: UNI Global Union. 

Davies, S. (2009) Making the Connections: contract cleaning and infection control. A report for UNISON, April 2009, 46pp. London: UNISON.  

Davies, S. (2009) UNISON Response to Convention Consultation. A report for UNISON Cymru. January 2009. 5pp.

Davies, S. (2008) Taking stock: the future of our public library service. A report for UNISON, September 2008, 58pp. London: UNISON. 

Davies, S. (2008) Hedge Funds: Issues for Trade Unionists. A report for UNI Global Union, August 2008, 32pp. Geneva: UNI Global Union. 

Davies, S. (2008) Apprenticeships: A Firm Foundation. A report for UCATT, July 2008, 68pp. London: UCATT. 

Davies, S. (2008) An NJC for Wales? A report for UNISON Cymru Local Government Group. November 2008. 14pp.

Davies, S. (2008) The financial crisis, bank CEO pay and profits. A background report for the UNI-Europa Finance Conference, Vienna, 6-7 November 2008. 11pp.

Davies, S. (2008) Working with Government. A report on the ‘Working with Government’ conference for the Wales TUC. June 2008. 15pp.

Davies, S. (2007) Post-election issues for UNISON Cymru/Wales. A discussion paper for UNISON Cymru/Wales. December 2007. 14pp.

UNISON Cymru/Wales Submission on the Private Finance Initiative to National Assembly for Wales Finance Committee, 30 November 2007.

Davies, S. (2007) Sovereign Wealth Funds: Issues for Trade Unionists. A report for UNI, September 2007. Geneva: UNI Global Union.

Davies, S. (2007) Third Sector Provision of Local Government and Health Services. A report for UNISON, April 2007, 36pp. . London: UNISON.  

Davies, S. (2007) Report of UNISON Cymru/Wales seminar on Making the Connections, March 2007. A report for UNISON Cymru/Wales, 26 April 2007.

Davies, S (2006) The Role of a Connect Union Learning Rep in BT. A report for Connect. 9 November 2006. 32pp.

Davies, S (2006) Training and Learning Provision in BT. A report for Connect. 9 November 2006. 21pp.

Davies, S (2006) Third Sector Provision of Employment-Related Services. A report for PCS. June 2006. 58pp. 

Davies, S. (2006) Third Sector Provision Of Employment Services: Selected Organisations. A report for PCS. April, 2006. 16pp.

Davies, S. (2006) Profit, Pay and Jobs In Selected Finance MNCs. A report for UNI Finance. 17 March 2006. 11pp.

Davies, S. (2006) Hospital cleaning in NHS Wales. A report for UNISON Cymru. March 2006. 34pp.

Davies, S. (2006) Trust in Business. Briefing note for UNI @ Davos. 19 January 2006. 13pp.

Davies, S (2005) School meals markets and quality. London: UNISON. 40pp. 

Davies, S (2005) Corporate greed, pay and jobs in the banking sector: a note for UNI. Nyon, Switzerland: Union Network International. 9pp.

Davies, S. (2005) Equal Pay in Local Government in Wales: Issues and Implications. A report for UNISON Cymru. October 2005. 27pp.

Davies, S. (2005) The Case for Enhancing National Pay Arrangements. A report for UNISON Cardiff and the Vale NHS Trust Branch. September 2005. 21pp.

Davies, S. (2005) Using the Freedom of Information Act: A UK Case Study. Cardiff: UNICORN. 14pp.

Davies, S. (2005) Hospital contract cleaning and infection control. London: UNISON. 40pp.

Fairbrother P., S. Davies, N. Hammer, M. Jephcote, A. Parken and D. Stroud (2004) Equal Opportunities And Diversity: Changing Employment Patterns In The European Electricity Industry. A Report for EPSU, EMCEF and Eurelectric. Vol One – Main Report. December, 2004. 107pp.

Fairbrother P., S. Davies, N. Hammer, M. Jephcote, A. Parken and D. Stroud (2004) Equal Opportunities And Diversity: Changing Employment Patterns In The European Electricity Industry. Vol Two – Annexes A Report for EPSU, EMCEF and Eurelectric. December, 2004. 340pp.

Fairbrother, P, Davies, S, Hall, D, Hammer, N, Stroud, D & Thomas, S (2003) Future Skills Needs In The European Electricity Sector. A Report for EPSU, EMCEF and Eurelectric. Brussels: Eurelectric.

Hall, D, de la Motte, R and Davies, S. (2003) Terminology of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) 8pp. Brussels: EPSU.

Davies, S (2003) European waste management: background to a discussion on EWCs. A report for the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), 24 April 2003. 23pp. Brussels: EPSU.

Fairbrother P, Hall D, Davies S, Hammer N and Lobina E (2002) The Right to Strike in the Electricity Sector in EU Countries. Commissioned by the Enérgeia Foundation. ISBN: 1-872330-71-1.

 

Book Chapters

Davies, S., Williams, G. and Hammer, N. (2011) ‘Organizing Networks and Alliances: International Unionism between the Local and the Global’ in Papadakis, K. (ed) Shaping Global Industrial Relations, ILO/Palgrave Macmillan.

Davies, S. (2011) ‘Outsourcing and the Voluntary Sector: a review of the evolving policy landscape’ in Cunningham and James (eds) Voluntary organisations and public service delivery, Abingdon: Routledge.

Hammer, N, Davies, S and Williams, G (2010) ‘Construction subcontracting and international trade union co-operation: what role for European industrial relations?’ in Garibaldo and Telljohann (eds.) The Ambivalent Character of Participation. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Davies, S (2003) ‘The new politics of public services in Wales’ in Second term challenge: can the Welsh Assembly Government Hold its Course? John Osmond (ed) Cardiff and London: Institute of Welsh Affairs and the Constitution Unit. November 2003 ISBN 1 871 726 16 6.

 

Journalism

Beynon, H and Davies, S (2012) ‘Bring on your wrecking ball.’ Red Pepper, Issue 185, August/September 2012.

Davies, S (2011) ‘How should the unions respond to the CSR’. The Heckler, Spring 2011, Issue 2.

Davies, S (2010) How should the unions respond to the CSR. Union Ideas Network

Davies, S. (2006) ‘Workers of the world united?’ Tribune, 3 November 2006, p. 13.

Davies, S. (2006) ‘Castro remedies are not bad medicine’, Tribune, 8 September 2006, p.15.

Davies, S. (2006) ‘Organisation can end exploitation’, Tribune, 17 March 2006, pp 14-15.

Davies, S. (2005) ‘Lost in translation'. Public Finance 11-17 November 2005, pp 20-23.

Davies, S. (2005) ‘American Dream or American Nightmare’, Tribune, 9 September 2005, ISSN 0041-2821

Davies, S. (2005) ‘Good Public Services Civilise our Society’, Tribune, 8 April 2005, ISSN 0041-2821

Davies, S. (2004) ‘The great divide'. Public Finance. 12 November 2004.

Davies, S. (2004) ‘Fireworks in the Civil Service’, Tribune, 5 November 2004, pp.16-17.

Davies, S. (2004) ‘Time to squash superbug’, Tribune, 17 September 2004, pp.14-15.

Davies, S. (2004) ‘US uses water to punish Palestinians’, Tribune, 11 June 2004, p.8-9.

Davies, S. (2004) ‘Poverty and the fat of two lands’, Tribune, 26 March 2004, pp. 16-17.

Davies, S. (2004) Democracy’s time has come, Tribune, 20 February 2004, p. 17.

Davies, S. (2003) 'Devolution stirs policy evolution' Health Matters Issue 54, Winter 2003/04.

Davies, S. (2003) ‘An entire nation is ripe for pillage’, Tribune, 10 October 2003, pp. 6-7.

Davies, S. (2003) ‘It’s been nixed by a cash nexus’, Tribune, 1 August 2003, pp.8-9.

Davies, S. (2003) ‘We have landed at Airstrip One’, Tribune, 20 June 2003, p. 16.

Davies, S. (2003) ‘Across the clear red water’, Public Finance 23-29 May, 2003.

Davies, S. (2003) ‘Clear red water splashes West Lothian coast’, Tribune, 23 May 2003, pp. 12-13.

Davies, S. (2003) ‘Where is the Welsh Tommy Sheridan?’ Planet, February/March 2003, pp.6-11.

Davies, S. (2002) ‘Under cover of the fright’, Red Pepper, December 2002, pp.24-25.

Davies, S. (2002) ‘All change?’ Public Finance, 11-17 October 2002, pp.24-25

Davies, S. (2002) ‘When workers run, workers win’, New Statesman, 9 September 2002, TUC Supplement, p. v

Davies, S. (2002) ‘Is there a Welsh way as Rhodri Morgan claims?’ Precis Cymru, 12 June 2002.

Davies, S. (2003) ‘Unions fight back and win disputes’, Unions Today, May 2002, p.25.

Davies, S. (2002) Through the looking Glas – Glas Cymru and Railtrack, Planet, April/May 2002, pp.6-10.

Davies, S. (2002) ‘The power of Enron to fuel politics’, Red Pepper, February 2002, p.11

Davies, S. (2002) ‘Rebuilding union town’, Unions Today, January 2002, p.14.