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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 2014-2015

  • MN1002 Organisations and Analysis
  • MN5421 Managing People in Global Markets
  • MN5480 Managing and Developing People

Biography

Dr Timming is Reader (U.S. = a senior level professor) in Management at the University of St Andrews. He is an expert on the role of physical appearance in employee selection. He also researches employee involvement and participation in decision-making.

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 awarded an MA in Sociology and a BA in Sociology and Latin American Studies.

Before coming to lovely St Andrews, he was 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.

He sits 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 children.

Research Specialisms

Dr Timming is an expert in the field of employee selection. He is particularly interested in how variations in physical appearance influence one's chances of employment. He employs a visual methodology, consisting of photographic stimuli, to evaluate the social psychological impact of job applicants' physical characteristics on employers' perceptions. Within this context, he draws from several literatures, including: aesthetic labour, stigma, prejudice, discrimination and diversity management.

He is mostly known for his research on the effects of body art (i.e., tattoos and piercings) on employment chances, but he is also conducting research looking at the effects of other forms of stigma, including: obesity, old (and young) age, unattractiveness, facial asymmetry, skin tone and physical deformities, among others.

His second area of research centres around employee involvement and participation in decision-making, also referred to as employee voice. He has written on the question of whether Aristotle's The Politics can shine any new light on workplace democracy. He is currently conducting research with colleagues in the United States on the extent to which employee involvement in decision-making is associated with broader political participation, including voting.

Potential PhD students in these areas are encouraged to contact him directly.

Selected Publications

The "Reach" of Employee Participation in Decision-Making: Exploring the Aristotelian Roots of Workplace Democracy
Timming, A. R. 2014 In : Human Resource Management Journal .
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

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