Ian GreerDirector, ILR Ithaca Co-Lab
Ian Greer directs the ILR Ithaca Co-Lab and is a Senior Research Associate. He carries out engaged research and teaching in Ithaca and the surrounding region. Before he moved to Ithaca he worked for nearly 10 years based in England, first as a Research Fellow at Leeds University and then as Professor of Comparative Employment Relations and Director of the Work and Employment Research Unit at the University of Greenwich. He has had visiting positions in Aix-en-Provence, Berlin, Cologne, Chemnitz, Jena, Paris, and Sydney.
He first encountered the world of work in summer jobs as field laborer, factory worker, and call center agent in Washington State. After undergraduate study at Bard College, he spent a year in Berlin on a Fulbright grant. Before coming to academia he worked for the Seattle Musicians Association, the Service Employees International Union Local 250, and the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. He completed his PhD at the ILR School in 2005. For more information click here: https://cornell.academia.edu/IanGreer.
He uses qualitative comparative methods to examine marketization and its effects in industrial relations and welfare states. His early work explored how German and US trade unions were coping with intensified price-based competition, through international solidarity, collective bargaining, coalitions with civil society, and organizing the unorganized. Over the years he has extended this line of questioning to examine the way that managers and policymakers stage competition across Europe, in multinational automakers, welfare-to-work schemes, social work, health care, ports, and music.
Findings have been published in Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Politics & Society, Social Science & Medicine, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, the European Journal of Industrial Relations, and Work Employment & Society, among others. Funding has come from his employers, as well as the Economic and Social Research Council, the Hans Boeckler Foundation, and the European Research Council. He is working closely on these projects with colleagues at ILR, Leeds, Greenwich, Duisburg, and Aalborg.
- Ian Greer, Lisa Schulte, Graham Symon. 2018. Creaming and Parking in Marketized Employment Services: An Anglo-German comparison, Human Relations . 71(11):1427-1453. (DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726717745958)
- Ian Greer, Charles Umney, Barbara Samaluk. 2018. Toward a precarious projectariat? Project dynamics in Slovenian and French social services, Organization Studies . 40(12):1873-1895.
- Charles Umney , Ian Greer, Ozlem Onaran, Graham Symon. 2018. The state and class discipline: European labor policy after the financial crisis, Capital and Class . (DOI:10.1177/0309816817738318)
- Ian Greer, Virginia Doellgast. 2017. Marketization, inequality, and institutional change, Journal of Industrial Relations . 59(2):192-208. (DOI:10.1177/0022185616673685)
- Lisa Schulte, Charles Umney, Ian Greer, Graham Symon, Katia Iankova. . Insertion as an alternative to workfare: Active labour market schemes in the Parisian suburbs, Journal of European Social Policy . (DOI:10.1177/0958928717739237)
- Ian Greer, Marco Hauptmeier. . Management whipsawing: The staging of labor competition under globalization, Industrial and Labor Relations Review . 69(1):29-52. (DOI:10.1177/0019793915602254)
- Ian Greer. . Welfare reform, precarity and the re-commodification of labour, Work, Employment, and Society . 30(1):162-173. (DOI:10.1177/0950017015572578)
- Krachler Nick, Ian Greer. 2015. When does marketisation lead to privatisation? Profit-making in English health services after the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, Social Science and Medicine . (124):215-223. (DOI:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.045)
- Ian Greer, Breidahl Karen, Knuth Matthias, Larsen Flemming. 2017. The Marketization of Employment Services and the Dilemmas of Europe's Work-First Welfare States. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Ian Greer, Marco Hauptmeier. 2015. Social dumping as marketization: Managment whipsawing in Europe's auto industry. in Market expansion and social dumping in Europe. London: Routledge, 2015. Magdalena Bernaciak. (125-139)