Background and Previous Experience
Mathieu Dupuis submitted his dissertation entitled Trade Unions Against Corporate Restructuring: A Study of Union Power in French and Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers to the School of Industrial Relations, University of Montreal, Canada in March 2016. He holds a Master of Industrial Relations (Laval University, Canada) and a B.A. in Political Science (Laval University, Canada). His research is centered on the impact of globalization and international integration, financialization, and economic restructuring on local actors in the manufacturing sector. More precisely, his research has focused on trade unions and collective bargaining, comparative industrial relations, international political economy, multinational corporations in the manufacturing sector, and industrial relations theory.
During his doctoral studies, Mathieu Dupuis served as a visiting fellow in several international research institutions: the European Trade Union Institute, Brussels, Belgium (2012, 2013); the Automotive Policy Research Centre, McMaster University, Canada (2014); and the Max Weber Centre of Sociology, Université Lyon-Lumière II, France (2014). He published an article in the Canadian Labour and Employment Law journal, as well as a book chapter in Trade Unions and Social Dialogue: A Test for the Western Models (Forthcoming Spring 2016, in French, Peter Lang Editions). As a lecturer, he taught two courses at the University of Montreal's School of Industrial Relations: Comparative Trade Union Strategy (undergraduate) and Theories of Industrial Relations (graduate).
Current Research at ILR
As part of his postdoctoral studies, Mathieu Dupuis will work on his project entitled Negotiating employment in MNCs: A comparative analysis of the relationship between managers and trade unions. This project has received funding from the Québec Social Sciences and Humanities fund (FRQ-SC). It focuses on how local actors in MNCs of the auto and metal sectors negotiate investment and employment issues. This research applies a qualitative methodology and compares local plants in different countries (US, Canada, France and Germany).