Dr Gregory Schwartz

Dr Gregory Schwartz

Dr Gregory Schwartz
Senior Lecturer in Management

Howard House, Queen's Avenue, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 39 40535

Department of Management


My research has looked at the effects of the transformations in global political economy on the nature of work, labour relations, labour subjectivity and forms of organisation, management and organisation in Central and Eastern Europe. I am especially interested in the place of labour within European integration, the problem of 'labour regimes', the relationship between capital, the state and class, the links between labour migration and the gendered political economy of social reproduction. Based in the critical tradition of economic sociology, cultural anthropology and human geography, I pursue a research programme that is cross-disciplinary and methodologically based on qualitatitive methods, especially the extended case methodology. I welcome PhD students interested in studying any of the above themes and problems.


Kyle Geraghty, Yllka Hysaj, Gabriela Julio Medel


EFIM30037 - Global Production, Work and Employment (BSc)

EFIM20022 - People, Work & Organisations (BSc)

EFIMM0003 - International Business (MSc)


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 • Economic sociology/Sociology of work • 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. Smart, P, Holmes, S, Lettice, F, Pitts, FH, Zwiegelaar, J, Schwartz, G & Evans, S, 2019, ‘Open Science and Open Innovation in a socio-political context: knowledge production for societal impact in an age of post-truth populism’. R and D Management, vol 49., pp. 279-297
  2. Schwartz, G, 2016, ‘Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements and the Political Economy of an Uneven and Combined Europe’.
  3. Schwartz, G, 2016, ‘Labour Markets in the Wake of Ukraine’s Association with the EU: The Political Economy of a Combined and Uneven Union’.
  4. Schwartz, G, 2016, ‘Labour and Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Russia: Resistance without a Movement. Crisis without an End’.
  5. 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
  6. Schwartz, G & Morrison, C, 2013, ‘Collective Memory and the Re(dis)covery of Class in Post-Soviet Work Organisations’.
  7. Schwartz, G, 2010, ‘Labouring to Remember: Mnemonic Discourse and Affect in the Construction of Authority in Organisations’.
  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. Dinerstein, AC & Schwartz, G, 2010, ‘Mobilizing, framing, and configuring fields: institutional consequences of factory occupations in Argentina, 1997-2006’.
  10. Schwartz, G, 2009, ‘Power, resistance and hegemony: Conceptualising organizational and institutional change through the social movement work’.
  11. Schwartz, G & Dinerstein, A, 2008, ‘Occupy, Resist, Produce!: Social Movements and the Institutionalization of New Organizational Practices’.
  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 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
  14. 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
  15. Morrison, C & Schwartz, G, 2003, ‘Managing the labour collective: wage systems in the Russian industrial enterprise’. Europe-Asia Studies, vol 55., pp. 553-574
  16. 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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