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Dr Andrew R Timming

Dr Andrew R Timming

BA (summa cum laude), MA, PhD

Reader in Management

Examinations Officer

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462798
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462812

Teaching 2013/2014

  • MN5421 Managing People in Global Markets
  • MN5480 Managing and Developing People
  • MN5498/MN5499 Dissertation

Biography

Dr Timming is Reader (US = a senior level professor) in Management at the University of St Andrews.

He was recently elected into the 2013 cohort of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland.

He has a PhD in Economic Sociology from the University of Cambridge (Clare Hall). Prior to that, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln he was also awarded an MA in Sociology and a BA in Sociology and Latin American Studies.

Before coming to lovely St Andrews, he was previously Lecturer in International and Comparative HRM at Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. He also taught management at the AFL-CIO's National Labor College and lectured in quantitative methods in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He has been a visiting scholar at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Dr Timming has two years of industry experience, having served as an HR and strategy consultant for trade unions in the United States. He has a strong commitment to advancing the interests of organised labour and fostering positive sum union-management partnerships.

In 2013, he held (with Dr David Erdal and Dr Juliette Summers) a Scottish Universities Insight Institute grant entitled, 'Strengthening Democracy and Work and in our Communities'. As part of the grant, a series of workshops were organised around the themes of employee ownership, employee voice and community engagement. The grant culminated with a knowledge transfer event at the Scottish Parliament.

Dr Timming was trained in sociometrics and specialises in latent variable analysis / structural equation modelling. Don’t be surprised if he asks you to fill out a questionnaire!

He is on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment & Society.

He enjoys fishing immensely, but certainly not as much as reading books every night with his beautiful son.

Research Specialisms

Dr Timming's primary research interests lie in the twin areas of employee voice (involvement / participation) and employee silence. Most recently, he has written a paper that explains employee silence as a correlate of the F-Scale from Adorno et al's The Authoritarian Personality.

He has a secondary interest in the body art industry (though he admits wryly that he's much too squeamish to get a tattoo himself).

He is interested in supervising PhD students with similar interests.

Selected Publications

Employee Silence and the Authoritarian Personality: A Political Psychology of Workplace Democracy
Timming, A. R. & Johnstone, S. 2014 In : International Journal of Organizational Analysis .
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Visible Tattoos in the Service Sector: A New Challenge to Recruitment and Selection
Timming, A. R. 2014 In : Work, Employment and Society .
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

The Promise of European Works Councils: 20 Years of Statutory Employee Voice
Timming, A. R. & Whittall, M. 2014 Finding a Voice: Employee Representation in the New Workplace. Ackers, P. & Johnstone, S. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

Tracing the effects of employee involvement and participation on trust in managers: an analysis of covariance structures
Timming, A. R. 2012 In : International Journal of Human Resource Management . 23 , 15 , p. 3243-3257
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2011.637058
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

What Do Tattoo Artists Know About HRM? Recruitment and Selection in the Body Art Sector
Timming, A. R. 2011 In : Employee Relations . 33 , 5 , p. 570-584
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Dissonant cognitions in European works councils: A ‘comparative ethnomethodological’ approach
Timming, A. R. Nov 2010 In : Economic and Industrial Democracy . 31 , 4 , p. 521-535
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143831X10365928
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Participation Across Organizational Boundaries
Marchington, M. & Timming, A. R. 2010 The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations. Wilkinson, A., Gollan, P., Marchington, M. & Lewin, D. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

Employment Relations in Britain
Marchington, M., Waddington, J. & Timming, A. R. 2010 International and Comparative Employment Relations, Fifth Edition. Bamber, G. J., Lansbury, R. & Wailes, N. (eds.). London: SAGE
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

Cross-National Variation in the Determinants of Job Satisfaction: How Far Do Our Results "Travel?"
Timming, A. R. 2010 In : International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior . 13 , 4 , p. 526-545
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

WERS the validity?: a critique of the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey of employees
Timming, A. R. Sep 2009 In : Work, Employment and Society . 23 , 3 , p. 561-570
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017009337070
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Trust in Cross-National Labour Relations: A Case Study of an Anglo-Dutch European Works Council
Timming, A. R. 2009 In : European Sociological Review . 25 , 4 , p. 505-516
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcn065
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Living Apart Together? A Chorus of Multiple Identities
Timming, A. R. & Veersma, U. 2007 Towards a European Labour Identity: The Case of the European Works Council. Whittall, M., Knudsen, H. & Huijgen, F. (eds.). London: Routledge
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

European Works Councils and the Dark Side of Managing Worker Voice
Timming, A. R. 2007 In : Human Resource Management Journal . 17 , 3 , p. 248-264
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

The Problem of Identity and Trust in European Works Councils
Timming, A. R. 2006 In : Employee Relations . 28 , 1 , p. 9-25
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Florence Kelley: A Recognition of Her Contributions to Sociology
Timming, A. R. 2004 In : Journal of Classical Sociology . 4 , 3 , p. 289-309
Research output : Contribution to journal Article