The Business School are involved in a variety of projects, some of which are listed below.

Current Projects

NORFACE Globalisation, Labour Markets, and the Welfare State (GlobLabWS)


"Only by capturing nuanced interactions between the microeconomic and macroeconomic adjustments that result from globalisation shall we be able to gain a better understanding of the role of welfare state policies in countering the labour market and income inequality effects of globalisation." - Prof. C. Montagna.

Project Team


The programme is funded by the 15 NORFACE partners and the European commission. The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare (Forte) has made an additional contribution to the programme. M€19 of funding is allocated to fifteen projects that have started from late 2014 to early 2015.


Find out more at Norface

Digital Epiphanies

Digital EpiphaniesOverview

Telling people that you are doing research on the ways in which digital technologies are reshaping our work and family lives guarantees a lively conversation.

Parents talk about the ubiquity of technology in their children’s lives and how to tear them away from their iPods and Xboxes.

Mothers and fathers bemoan technology creeping into family times and spaces: the dinner table, the bedroom, the weekend and the holiday.

While some find it hard, even impossible, to imagine life without ‘being connected’, others are grappling with how to stop technology from taking over all aspects their lives. And different family members may have contrasting views with some embracing the very technological practice or device that another is resisting.

One way or another, digital technologies are pre/occupying men, women and children. They are making people think about how we work, live, play, and relate to one another; how these practices are changing; and to what effect.

  • Are children spending more of their time online than outdoors?
  • Are we doing more work in what we have been used to seeing as non-work times and spaces?
  • Are family relationships – between men and women, parents and children, nuclear and extended family - changing as a consequence of technological practices?

Does all this matter? If so, how and why? And how are the questions arising and being discussed in sites beyond the domestic: in organisations, schools, the media, academia, to name just a few?
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Project Team

University of Aberdeen

University College London:

  • Dr Anna L Cox (Principal Investigator)
  • Dr Emily Collins (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Rowanne Fleck (Collaborator)
  • Marta Cecchinato (PhD Student)

Bristol University:

Anglia Ruskin University:

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The project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). For more information, visit the EPSRC home page.


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