Dr Gregory Schwartz

Dr Gregory Schwartz

Dr Gregory Schwartz
Lecturer in Management

3.22 (Howard House),
Howard House, Queen's Avenue, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 39 40537

Department of Management


My research lies in two key areas: 1) the political economy of the transformation of labour, management and organisation in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union;  and 2) comparative study of the political economy of precarisation (e.g. in-work poverty, insecurity, flexibilisation) of labour in Europe. I have looked at changes in work and employment in both traditional industries and the ‘new economy’, as these are influenced by the global political economy. Based in sociology, cultural anthropology, economic geography and political economy, I have pursued a research programme that is cross-disciplinary, methodologically heterodox, critical in scope.


Kyle Geraghty, Gabriela Julio Medel


EFIMM0003 - International Business (MSc)

EFIM30037 - Global Production, Work and Employment (BSc)

EFIM20022 - People, Work & Organisations (BSc)

Fields of interest

Political economy of labour in European integration • Labour regimes • Capital, state and class • Labour mobility/migration • Gendered political economy of social reproduction • Organisational/economic sociology • Comparative and historical methods • Extended case methods

Key publications

  1. Dinerstein, AC, Schwartz, G & Taylor, G, 2014, ‘Sociological Imagination as Social Critique: Interrogating the 'Global Economic Crisis'’. Sociology, vol 48., pp. 859-868
  2. Schwartz, G, Beverungen, A & Murtola, A-M, 2013, ‘The communism of capital?’. Ephemera, vol 13., pp. 483-495
  3. Schwartz, G, 2012, ‘Change in Putin's Russia: Power, Power, Money and People’. Critical Perspectives on International Business, vol 8., pp. 194-196
  4. Schwartz, G & McCann, L, 2007, ‘Overlapping effects: Path dependence and path generation in management and organization in Russia’. Human Relations, vol 60., pp. 1525-1550
  5. McCann, L & Schwartz, G, 2006, ‘Terms and conditions apply: management restructuring and the global integration of post-Socialist societies’. International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol 17., pp. 1339-1352
  6. Schwartz, G, 2003, ‘Employment restructuring in Russian industrial enterprises: confronting a ?paradox?’. Work, Employment and Society, vol 17., pp. 49-72

Latest publications

  1. Schwartz, G, 2016, ‘Labour and Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Russia: Resistance without a Movement. Crisis without an End’.
  2. Schwartz, G, 2016, ‘Labour Markets in the Wake of Ukraine’s Association with the EU: The Political Economy of a Combined and Uneven Union’.
  3. Schwartz, G, 2016, ‘Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements and the Political Economy of an Uneven and Combined Europe’.
  4. Schwartz, G, 2015, ‘Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order’. Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, vol 23., pp. 238-242
  5. Schwartz, G & Morrison, C, 2013, ‘Collective Memory and the Re(dis)covery of Class in Post-Soviet Work Organisations’.
  6. Schwartz, G, 2010, ‘Labouring to Remember: Mnemonic Discourse and Affect in the Construction of Authority in Organisations’.
  7. Dinerstein, AC & Schwartz, G, 2010, ‘Mobilizing, framing, and configuring fields: institutional consequences of factory occupations in Argentina, 1997-2006’.
  8. Schwartz, G, 2010, ‘Antecedents and micro-foundations of organisational adaptation: Eliciting the links between managerial interactions and the development of new organisational capabilities’.
  9. Schwartz, G, 2009, ‘Power, resistance and hegemony: Conceptualising organizational and institutional change through the social movement work’.
  10. Schwartz, G & Dinerstein, A, 2008, ‘Occupy, Resist, Produce!: Social Movements and the Institutionalization of New Organizational Practices’.
  11. Schwartz, G, 2004, ‘The social organisation of the Russian industrial enterprise in the period of transition: Russian Transformations’. in: L McCann (eds) Russian Transformations. Routledge, London, U. K., pp. 63-86
  12. Schwartz, G, 2004, ‘Core periphery of the 'collective': Labour segmentation in the Russian industrial enterprise’. Industrial Relations Journal, vol 35., pp. 271-285
  13. Schwartz, G, 2004, ‘The Russian labour market: Between transition and turmoil' by Vladimir Gimpelson and Douglas Lippoldt’. Industrial Relations Journal, vol 35., pp. 683-686
  14. Morrison, C & Schwartz, G, 2003, ‘Managing the labour collective: wage systems in the Russian industrial enterprise’. Europe-Asia Studies, vol 55., pp. 553-574
  15. Schwartz, G, 2003, ‘'Soviet workers and late Stalinism: Labour and the restoration of the Stalinist system after World War II' by Donald Filtzer’. Work, Employment and Society, vol 17., pp. 771-773

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