Background and Previous Experience
Noëlle Payton is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) at the University of Amsterdam. Although her background is predominantly in industrial relations and labor sociology, her PhD project, supervised by prof. Maarten Keune, has taken the direction of organizational behavior studies as she tries to understand what meaning employers ascribe to labor in their organizations. Her research compares the narrative construction of labor by general managers heading companies or business units in IT and logistic services in the US, the Netherlands, and Japan. Besides her PhD research, she has collaborated with her supervisor in several European multi-level and cross-country comparative research projects on labour and social policy, welfare provision by social partners, job quality and innovation, and outsourcing. She also served as Dutch national correspondent to Eurofound, the European Union’s agency on living and working conditions, from 2015 to 2018.
Current Research at ILR
During her time at ILR, Noëlle will process and analyze her first round of interviews conducted in the Netherlands, and she hopes to do the interviews for her US data collection. She will also participate in the industrial relations doctoral workshop hosted by Cornell this year, followed by participation in the LERA conference.