Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

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Dr Peter Scott

  • Qualifications: PhD (Bath) MSc (Manchester) BA(Hons) (CNAA)
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844246
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  • Department: Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


I have lectured at the University of Portsmouth since 1999 and at the University of Bath and Manchester Metropolitan University before that, as well as having spent many years as a contract researcher. I am a member of Higher Education Academy and the British Universities' Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA).  I have been active in BUIRA's Public Sector Study Group.  I was a member of the editorial board of the British Sociological Association journal Work, Employment and Society between 2001-3. At Portsmouth I currently chair the Business School’s Ethics Committee and have been the ethics representative for my Subject Group since 2013. In the past I have also acted in a number of library liaison roles.

Teaching Responsibilities

My teaching activities have been mainly in the fields of employee relations; organisational behaviour; international and comparative human resource management (HRM) and employment relations; and work, technology and organisation.  I have contributed to chapters in popular undergraduate textbooks on the subjects of international HRM and technology and organisations.


My research interests are varied and have included the following areas: the state and industrial relations, especially public sector employment relations and the impact of privatisation marketisation; the employment and industrial relations policies of political parties; regional devolution in the UK and employment relations, especially in relation to pay and conditions in agriculture, and the impact of the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board in England; trade unions in the UK and Europe, especially in relation to the European social model and European single currency; technology and the changing nature of work; internships; and disabled workers in the workplace.  My publications have focused on these areas, in journals such a New Technology, Work and Employment, Industrial Relations Journal, Parliamentary Affairs, Economic and Industrial Democracy and Personnel Review. I am also a co-editor, with Steve Williams, of Employment Relations under Coalition Government: The UK Experience, 2010-2015 (Routledge, 2016).


Research profile

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