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Dr. Mick Rock

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

Business - Management And Organisation

Telephone:

+353 0 51845603

Room Name/ Num:

E10d 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Lectures in Employee Relations and HRM at the department of Management and Organisation. Holds an MA in Industrial Relations and HRM from Keele University (UK) and a PhD from Limerick University.

Over 15 years experience working in a variety of roles in the manufacturing sector with direct involvement with various manufacturing philosophies as World Class Manufacturing (WCM), Just in Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM) and Lean approaches to achieve competitive manufacturing operations.

The main areas of research interest are focused on developments in employment relations at workplace level and include trade union responses to new forms of work organisation, trade union organising and union membership activism, employee representation and workplace democracy.

Research

Most recent research; Shop steward representation in contemporary Irish industrial relations:  Experiences, Tasks, Responsibilities and Challenges.

Member of the joint collobrative committee between the Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Medical Devices (PCMD) sector of SIPTU and WIT School of Business to develop practioner and student access to knowledge related to emerging employee relations practices and business trends in the PCMD sector.

Teaching

Lecturing on a range of Employee Relations and HRM modules at undergratuate and postgraduate level.

Currently stream leader for the  General Management Stream option on the Bachelor of Business (Hons) programme in Waterford Institute of Technology 

Supervision of dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Guest lecturering on SIPTU shop steward courses

External examiner with Cork Institute of Technology

Publications

Rock, M., (2009), ‘Answering the redundancy question’, Construction Industry Magazine, February Issue.