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Dr Matt Vidal

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Matt is Senior Lecturer in Work and Organizations. He has a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Matt's main areas of expertise are the sociology of work, organizations, labour markets, and comparative political economy. His research on American manufacturing has produced a nuanced understanding of lean production, documenting the range of diversity in forms of implementation and the many cultural and political obstacles to thorough organisational transformations. Among other projects, he is currently working on a book entitled "Lean Enough: The Political Economy of U.S. Manufacturing After Fordism."

Matt is on the editorial board of Work, Employment & Society and Editor-in-Chief of Work in Progress, the blog on work and organizations from the American Sociological Association. He was formerly Co-Editor (with Jon Hindmarsh) of the “Organisations & Work” section of Sociology Compass.

Teaching

Undergraduate
BSc Business Management

4SSMN134 Work, organisations and society

Postgraduate
MSc International Management

SSMM100 Research Methods

SSMM117 Comparative political economy

Departmental role

  • Chair, MSc International Management Exam Board

Contact details

Dr Matt Vidal
Lecturer in Work and Organisations
 
Email matt.vidal@kcl.ac.uk
Tel + 44 (0)20 7848 3884 + 44 (0)20 7848 3884

Selected publications

Matt's full CV

Books

Marco Hauptmeier and Matt Vidal (Eds). 2014. Comparative Political Economy of Work. Palgrave Macmillan. In press.

Matt Vidal and David Kusnet. 2009. Organizing Prosperity: Union Effects on Job Quality, Community Betterment, and Industry Standards. Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute.

 

Popular sociology

Matt Vidal. 2013. "inequality and bad jobs," Contexts 12, 4.

 

Journal articles

Matt Vidal. 2013. "Postfordism as a Dysfunctional Accumulation Regime: A Comparative Analysis of the US, the UK and Germany," Work, Employment & Society 27,3: 451-471.

Matt Vidal. 2013. “Low-Autonomy Work and Bad Jobs in Postfordist Capitalism,” Human Relations 66,4: 587-612.

Matt Vidal. 2012. “On the Persistence of Labor Market Insecurity and Slow Growth in the US: Reckoning with the Waltonist Growth Regime,” New Political Economy 17,5: 543-564.

Matt Vidal. 2011. Reworking Postfordism: Labor Process versus Employment Relations,” Sociology Compass 5,4: 273-286.

Matt Vidal and Leann M. Tigges. 2009. Temporary Employment and Strategic Staffing in the Manufacturing SectorIndustrial Relations 48,1.

Matt Vidal. 2007. Manufacturing Empowerment? ‘Employee Involvement’ in the Labor Process after Fordism,” Socio-Economic Review 5,2: 197-232.

Matt Vidal. 2007. Lean Production, Worker Empowerment, and Job Satisfaction: A Qualitative Analysis and Critique,” Critical Sociology 33,1-2: 247-278.

 

Book chapters

Matt Vidal. Forthcoming. “Incoherence and dysfunctionality in the institutional regulation of capitalism,” in Marco Hauptmeier and Matt Vidal (Eds.) Comparative Political Economy of Work,  Palgrave Macmillan.

Matt Vidal and Marco Hauptmeier. Forthcoming. “Comparative Political Economy and Labour Process Theory: Toward a Synthesis,” in Marco Hauptmeier and Matt Vidal (Eds.) Comparative Political Economy of Work, Palgrave Macmillan.

Matt Vidal and Jamie Peck. 2012. “Sociological Institutionalism and the Socially Constructed Economy,” in Trevor Barnes, Jamie Peck, and Eric Sheppard (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography, Wiley.

Matt Vidal. 2011. “If the Market is So Efficient, Why Do We Need Leaders? Reflections on Corporate  Mismanagement,” in Anna L. Larsen (Ed.), Political Leadership and its Significance in a Time of Troubles, Nova Science Publishers.

Matt Vidal. 2009. “Routine Inefficiency: Operational Satisficing and Real-World Markets,” pp. 89-117 in Nina Bandelj (Ed.), Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol 18, Economic Sociology of Work, JAI/Elsevier Press 

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