Introduction

I am currently the DANCAP Private Equity Chair in Human Organization and Professor of Human Resource Management at Western University (January 2021 to present), prior to which I worked at the School of Management (Swansea University), Birmingham Business School (University of Birmingham), and Cardiff Business School (Cardiff University).

I am interested in the changing nature of employee and industrial relations, the role of trade unions within the high performance paradigm and employee voice in business ethics and corporate social responsibility. My research to date has been focused largely on the civil aviation industry. I have published my research in a range of journals such as Work, Employment and Society, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial Relations Journal, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Employee Relations, while my PhD thesis was published as a book, Management in the Airline Industry, by Routledge. My research has been reported by People Management magazine and Transport International magazine. I have produced several reports for the International Labour Organisation, International Transport Workers Federation, European Transport Workers Federation and British Air Line Pilots Association.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Editorial Board member of Human Relations.

I am an enthusiastic teacher and I genuinely enjoy my time at the "chalk face" as my student evaluations (see Teaching and Administrative Experience below) demonstrate. My passion for teaching was formally recognised in 2012 when I received a Distinguished Teaching Award at Swansea University, again in 2015 when I was nominated for a University of Birmingham Teaching Academy Award for Educational Enhancement and Innovation and once again in 2016 when I was nominated for the University of Birmingham and Guild of Students Outstanding Teaching Award.

Prior to my career in academia, I worked in manufacturing management and in executive recruitment (I hold a Recruitment and Employment Confederation certificate in recruitment practice). I have also gained experience as the administrator of an operating procedure project team, as a care assistant for children with severe learning disabilities and as a refuse collector.

I am a fitness enthusiast who believes that exercise is an effective means of reducing stress and anxiety, especially that which is generated by work. I am a huge fan of the Concept 2 Skierg and finished the 2017 season with the greatest distance over 60 minutes. However, I also believe that management mandated exercise for employees (inspired by research into the benefits to the firm of a fit and active workforce) are potentially problematic as elaborated in my 2019 paper "Corporate Wellness: What, Why Not and Whither?".

Contact details:
Email - gharvey2@uwo.ca; harveysaddress@hotmail.co.uk

Output

Harvey, G., Turnbull, P., and Wintersberger, D. (2021) Has Labour Paid the Price for the Liberalisation of European Aviation?, Journal of Air Transport Management, Volume 90.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2020) Ricardo Flies Ryanair: Strategic Human Resource Management and Competitive Advantage in a Single European Aviation Market (SEAM), Human Resource Management Journal, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp. 553-565

Harvey, G., Turnbull, P., and Wintersberger, D. (2020) Airlines might be struggling but they shouldn't rush to lay off their workforce, The Conversation, 21st July.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2020) 'Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations', in Budd, L.C.S., and Ison, S. (Eds.) Air Transport Management: An International Perspective (2nd edition), London: Routledge.

Harvey, G. (2020) 'Flybe: could it be time for a government-backed regional airline?', The Conversation, 6th March.

Harvey, G. (2019) 'Corporate Wellness: What, Why Not and Whither?', Employee Relations: The International Journal, 41(4), pp. 638-648.

Harvey, G., Turnbull, P., and Wintersberger, D. (2019) 'Speaking of Contradiction', Work, Employment and Society, 33(4), pp. 719-730.

Harvey, G., Finniear, J., and Greedharry, M. (2019) 'Women in Aviation: A Study of Insecurity', Research in Transportation Business Management, 31 (June).

Harvey, G., and Li, J. (2019) Fighting Fit[ness]: Self-Employed Personal Trainers, Neo-Villeiny and Resistance, Futures of Work, Issue 10, 9th December.

Harvey, G. (2019) 'Observing Neo Villeiny', in Wheatley, D. (ed) Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives, Edward Elgar.

Harvey, G., Hodder, A., and Brammer, S. (2017) 'Trade Union Participation in CSR Deliberation: An Evaluation', Industrial Relations Journal, 48(1): 42-55.

Harvey, G., Rhodes, C., Vachhani, S., and Williams, K. (2017) 'Neo-Villeiny: How firms use bogus self-employment to exploit workers', Work in Progress (public sociology blog of the American Sociological Association) 15th May

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2017) 'Human Resource Management and the Low Cost Model', in Graham, A., and Halpern, N. (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management, London: Routledge.

Harvey, G. (2017) 'International Employee Relations', in Wintersberger, D. (ed) International Human Resource Management, Kogan Page.

Harvey, G. (2017) Martial arts training for airline staff is a new low for the budget flights industry, The Conversation, 4th April. See also, Harvey, G. (2017) Everybody was Kung Fu fighting, Birmingham Business School Blog.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2017) 'Why British Airways cabin crew are striking', The Conversation, 9th January.

Harvey, G., Rhodes, C., Vachhani, S., and Williams, K. (2016) 'Neo-Villeiny and the Service Sector: The Case of Hyper Flexible and Precarious Work in Fitness Centres', Work, Employment and Society, 31(1): 19 - 35.


Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2016) 'Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations', in Budd, L.C.S., and Ison, S. (Eds.) Air Transport Management: An International Perspective, London: Routledge.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2016) 'Employee Relations', in Wilkinson, A., Redman, T., and Dundon, T. (Eds.) Contemporary Human Resource Management, Harlow: Pearson.

Harvey, G., Rhodes, C., Vachhani, S., and Williams, K. (2016)'How business is devising new ways to rip off workers', The Conversation, 11th April.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2015) 'Can Labor arrest the Sky Pirates? International trade unionism in the European Civil Aviation Industry', Labor History, 56(3): 308-326. DOI:10.1080/0023656X.2015.1042775

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2015) 'Changing Business Strategies and the Implications for Workers in the European Civil Aviation Industry', Airneth.nl, 1st November.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P., (2015) 'Germanwings prompts pilot review but industry must also deal with workplace stress', The Conversation, 29th May.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P., (2015) 'How our obsession with cheap flights is sparking a security risk beneath our feet', The Conversation, 19th May.

Harvey, G., Vachhani, S.J., and Williams, K. (2014) 'Working Out: Aesthetic Labour, Affect and the Fitness Industry Personal Trainer', Leisure Studies, 32, pp.91-104. DOI: 10.1080/02614367.2013.770548

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2014) 'Evolution of the Labour Market in the Airline Industry due to the Development of the Low Fares Airlines (LFAs)', European Transport Workers' Federation, Brussels (August).

Harvey, G., Williams, K., and Probert, J. (2013) 'Greening the Airline Pilot: HRM and the Green Performance of Airlines in the UK', International Journal of Human Resource Management,24(1): 152-166. DOI:10.1080/09585192.2012.669783

Wintersberger, D., Harvey, G., and Turnbull P. (2013) 'Development of the Low Cost Model in India and Brazil', International Transport Workers' Federation, London.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2012) 'Power in the Skies: Pilot Commitment and Trade Union Power in the Civil Aviation Industry', Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, 20, pages 51-74. DOI:10.1108/S0742-6186

Rhodes, C., and Harvey, G. (2012) 'Agonism and the Possibilities of Ethics for HRM', Journal of Business Ethics , 111, pages 49–59. DOI 10.1007/s10551-012-1441-0.

Evans, C., Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2012) 'When Partnerships Don’t ‘Match-Up’: An Evaluation of Labour-Management Partnerships in the Automotive Components and Civil Aviation Industries', Human Resource Management Journal, 22(1), pp. 60-75.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2012) 'The Development of the Low Cost Model in the European Civil Aviation Industry', European Transport Workers' Federation, Brussels (August).

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2010) ‘On the Go: Piloting High Road Employment Practices in the Low Cost Airline Industry’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(2), pages 230-241.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2010) 'Contesting the Financial Crisis', International Transport Workers' Federation, London.

Harvey, G. (2009) ‘Employment Relations in Liberal Market Economy Airlines’, Employee Relations, 31(2), pages 168-181.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2009) 'The impact of the financial crisis on labour in the civil aviation industry', International Labour Office, Geneva. Featured in the Study Notes section of People Management (11th March 2010, page 38).

Harvey, G. (2007) Management in the Airline Industry, London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-39078-8.

Harvey, G. and Turnbull, P. (2006) ‘Employment Relations, Management Style and Flight Crew Attitudes at Low Cost Airline Subsidiaries: The Cases of British Airways/Go and bmi/bmibaby’, European Management Journal, 24(5), pp 330-337.

Harvey, G. (2006) ‘Aero Dynamics’, People Management, 28th September, pp 48-9.

Turnbull, P., Blyton, P., and Harvey, G., (2004) ‘Cleared for Take-Off: Management-Union Relationships in the European Civil Aviation Industry’, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Volume 10(3), November, pp 281-301.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P., (2003) ‘The Cuts Don’t Work’, Transport International, January, p22-4.

Harvey, G. (2003) 'Industrial and Human Relations in the UK Civil Aviation Industry', British Air Line Pilots' Association, London.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P., (2002) Contesting the Crisis: Aviation Industrial Relations and Trade Union Strategies After 11 September, International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), London. ISBN 0-901969-83-4.

Turnbull, P., and Harvey, G., (2001) The Impact of 11 September on the Civil Aviation Industry: Social and Labour Effects, International Labour Office Working Paper No. 182, Geneva, December. ISBN 92-2-112937-3.

Impact and Engagement

I conduct research that has demonstrable "real world" impact. Consequently, I have submitted an Impact Case Study for REF2014 based on research into employment relations in the civil aviation industry and for REF 2021 based on research into working conditions in the fitness industry (respectively). Findings of a 2009 report I co-authored with Peter Turnbull into the impact of the financial crisis on civil aviation form the basis of recommendations made by the International Labour Organisation for responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

I have written numerous reports for national organisations such as the British Air Line Pilots Association (2003) and international organisations such as the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) (2012 and 2014), International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) (2002, 2010 and 2013) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) (2001 and 2009). I have been a member of the Global Airline Industry Programme (based at MIT) and the International Consortium of Airline Research in Organisation Studies. My research has been submitted to the UK government's Department for Transport and Work and Pensions Committee. I have presented my research at a variety of practitioner conferences and national/international government bodies such as European Commission Civil Aviation Sector Social Dialogue committee meeting in June 2012, the European Parliament in April 2014 and the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in October 2015. I was employment relations expert panel member of the closing debate at the European Aviation Conference in Dublin (November 2017).

Harvey, G. (2015) 'Airline Business Strategies in the Single European Market (SEAM)', AirNeth Workshop, Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, October 6th.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2014) 'Sky Pirates: the Real Cost of Low Fares Airlines', European Parliament, Brussels 10th April.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2012)'The development of the low cost model in the European civil aviation industry', European Commission Civil Aviation Sector Social Dialogue Committee, June.

Research Income

2014
The Evolution of the Labour Market in the Airline Industry due to the Development of the Low Fares Airlines (LFAs)
European Transport Workers' Federation, Brussels - €25,000

2012
Low Fares Airlines in BRICS
International Transport Workers' Federation, London - £15,000

2004
The Management of Pilots
ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiff University (Award PTA-026-27-0270)

2000
The Management of Pilots
ESRC funded doctorate, Cardiff University

External Activity


External assessor for the University of London overseas BSc Business Management degree.
External examiner for University of Leicester

Selected Media Appearances:
Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4)
Good Morning Wales (BBC Radio Wales)
BBC News Channel
BBC Wales Today (BBC 1 Wales)
Jeremy Vine Show (BBC Radio 2)
Gabby Logan Show (Radio Five)

Awards

2012
Best Developmental Paper Award (HRM stream)
British Academy of Management Conference, September (Cardiff)

2012
Distinguished Teaching Award, Swansea University

2006
The Professor Ian Beardwell Memorial Prize for best research paper
Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development Professional Standards Conference, June (Keele University).

2004
ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (PTA-026-27-0270)

2000
ESRC Doctoral Sponsorship(R42200034178)



I have also been nominated for a variety of teaching awards, namely: an Educational Innovation and Enhancement Award (2015), a Fantastic Teaching Award (2015) and an Outstanding Teaching Award (2016) while at the University of Birmingham.

Qualifications

PhD ‘The Management of Pilots: Assessing the impact of HR practices and HR philosophy on the attitudes of flight crew in the UK civil aviation industry’
(ESRC funded: award number R42200034178)
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (examined June 2004)

Diploma in Social Science Research Methods
School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University: October 2000 – June 2001

MSc Human Resource Management
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University: October 1999 – September 2000

BA (upper second class honours) Philosophy/History of Ideas
Cardiff University: October 1994 – July 1997

Previous Posts

Professor of People and Organisation
School of Management, Swansea University, September 2018-January 2021

Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations and HRM
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham: April 2013 – September 2018

Senior Lecturer in HRM
School of Business, Swansea University: January 2005 – April 2013


ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow (Award PTA-026-27-0270)
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University: May 2004 – January 2005

Tutor in Organisational Behaviour (p/t)
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University: September 2000 – May 2004

Tutor in Management (p/t)
Department of Finance, Economics and Management, University of Bristol: September 2003 – July 2004

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour (p/t)
School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University: September 2003 – January 2004