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Research Profile

Mr Jonathan Payne 


Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Lloyd, C., Mason, G., Osborne, M. and Payne, J. (2008) ‘It’s just the nature of the job at the end of the day’: pay and job quality in mass market call centres’, in C. Lloyd, G. Mason and K. Mayhew (eds) Low wage work in the UK, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2007) ‘Tackling the UK Skills Problem: Can Unions Make a Difference?’, in S. Shelley and M. Calveley (eds) Learning with Trade Unions: A Contemporary Agenda in Employment Relations, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Payne, J. and Keep, E. (2005) ‘Promoting Workplace Development: Lessons for UK Policy from Nordic Approaches to Job Redesign and the Quality of Working Life’, in B, Harley, J. Hyman and P. Thompson (eds) Participation and Democracy at Work: Essays in Honour of Harvey Ramsay, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2004) ‘The political economy of skill: a theoretical approach to developing a high skills strategy in the UK’, in I. Grugulis, E. Keep and C. Warhurst (eds), The Skills That Matter, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Keep, E. and Payne, J. (2004) ‘I can’t believe it’s not skill’: the changing meaning of skill in the UK context and some implications’, in G. Hayward and S. James (eds) Balancing the Skills Equation: key issues and challenges for policy and practice, Bristol: The Policy Press.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2003) ‘The political economy of skill: a theoretical approach to developing a high skills strategy in the UK, in C. Warhurst, I. Grugulis and E. Keep (eds), The Skills That Matter, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Keep, E. and Payne, J. (2002) ‘Policy interventions for a vibrant work-based route – or when policy hits reality’s fan (again)’, in K. Evans, P. Hodkinson and L. Unwin (eds) Working to Learn: transforming learning in the workplace, London: Kogan Page.

Keep, E., Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2010) Skills policy and the displacement of industrial relations: The elephant in the corner?, in: T. Colling and M. Terry (eds.) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice, pp. 398-421, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons

 

Refereed Journal Articles

Payne, J. (forthcoming 2010) Scoring opportunity or hospital pass? The changing role of local authorities in 14-19 education and training in England, Journal of Education Policy.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2009) ‘Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing’: interrogating the new skill concepts in service work – the view from two call centres, Work, Employment and Society, 24, 4, 617-634.

Payne, J. (2009) Divergent skills policy trajectories in England and Scotland after Leitch, Policy Studies, 30, 5, 473-494.

Payne, J. (2009) Emotional labour and skill: a reappraisal, Gender, Work and Organisation, 16, 3, 348-367.

Payne, J. (2008) Sector skills councils and employer engagement: delivering the employer-led skills agenda in England, Journal of Education and Work, 21, 2, 93-113.

Payne, J. (2008) Skills in context: what can the UK learn from Australia’s experiment with skill ecosystem projects?, Policy and Politics, 36, 3, 307-323.

Keep, E. Mayhew, K. andPayne, J. (2006) ‘From skills revolution to productivity miracle – not as easy as it sounds’, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 22, 4, 539-559.

Payne, J. (2006) ‘The Norwegian competence reform and the limits of lifelong learning’, International Journal of Lifelong Education, 25, 5, 477-505.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2006) ‘The high skills project and the limits of possibility: a response to Coffield’, Journal of Education Policy, 21, 4, 471-483.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2006) ‘Goodbye to all that? A critical re-evaluation of the role of the high-performance work organization within the UK skills debate’, Work, Employment and Society, 20, 1, 151-165.

Ackers, P. and Payne, J. (2005) ‘Avant la tempête: repenser le récit militant’, Histoires et Sociétés, 14, 51-64.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2005) ‘A vision too far? Mapping the space for a high skills project in the UK’, Journal of Education and Work, 18, 2, 167-187.

Payne, J. (2004) ‘Re-Evaluating the Finnish Workplace Development Programme: Evidence from Two projects in the Municipal Sector’, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 25, 4, 485-524.

Payne, J. and Keep, E. (2003) ‘Re-visiting the Nordic Approaches to Work Re-organisation and Job Redesign: Lessons for UK skills policy’, Policy Studies, 24, 4, 205-225.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2003) ‘What is the high skills society? Some reflections on current academic and policy debates in the UK’, Policy Studies, 34, 2/3, 115-133.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2003) ‘Forget birth pains, we haven’t got past the conception stage yet: A reply to Frank Coffield’, Journal of Education Policy, 15, 5, 563-568.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2003) ‘The political economy of skill and the limits of education policy’, Journal of Education Policy, 18, 1, 85-107.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2002) ‘On the political economy of skills: assessing the possibilities for a viable high skills project in the UK’, New Political Economy, 7, 3, 367-395.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2002) ‘Developing a Political Economy of Skill’, Journal of Education and Work, 15, 4, 365-390.

Payne, J. (2002) ‘Review Essay: Literacy and the Working Class’, Labour History Review, 67, 3, 365-373.

Payne, J. (2002) Reconstructing Apprenticeship for the twenty-first century: lessons from Norway and the UK’, Research Papers in Education, 17, 3, 261-292.

Payne, J. (2002) A Tale of Two Curriculums: putting the English and Norwegian curriculum models to the test of the high skills vision’, Journal of Education and Work, 15, 2, 117-143.

Ackers, P. and Payne, J. (2002) ‘Before the storm: the experience of nationalization and the prospects for industrial relations partnership in the British coal industry, 1947-1972 – rethinking the militant narrative’, Social History, 27, 2, 184-209.

Ackers, P. and Payne, J. (2000) ‘Through a Glass Darkly’: Deciphering the Colliery Consultative Minutes of the Nationalised British Coal Industry, 1947-74, Labour History Review, 65, 1, , 59-89.

Payne, J. (2000) ‘The unbearable lightness of skill: the changing meaning of skill in UK policy discourses and some implications for education and training’, Journal of Education Policy, 15, 3, 353-369.

Ackers, P. and Payne, J. (1998) ‘British Trade Unions and Social Partnership: Rhetoric, Reality and Strategy’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 9, 3, 529-550.

 

Reports

Delbridge, R., Edwards, P., Forth, J., Miskell, P. and Payne, J. (2006) The Organisation of Productivity: Re-thinking skills and work organisation: an AIM report, London: Advanced Institute of Management.