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Launch of Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance MBS

(6 October 2017)

The new Work and Equalities Institute (WEI) at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) was launched recently. 

The WEI will develop new interdisciplinary approaches to addressing core policy and intellectual challenges, and will identify and promote conditions for more inclusive and fair work and employment arrangements. 

Institute Director Professor Jill Rubery explains: “Most of the inequalities that one observes, from health and education to poverty and exclusion, are influenced by labour market factors, but employment conditions are themselves shaped by patterns of inequality. The new Institute will therefore consider equality issues as integral and central to understanding work and employment arrangements.” 

The Institute brings together two internationally-recognised Alliance Manchester Business School research centres – the European Work and Employment Research Centre and the Fairness at Work Research Centre. Both have established international expertise across human resource management, industrial relations, labour economics, organisational psychology, employment law, technology, organisation studies, sociology and social statistics.