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Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship for King's Business School's Professor Howard Gospel

Award will fund research into how financial markets and corporate governance shape labour markets


Howard Gospel, Emeritus Professor of Management at King’s Business School, has been awarded an Emeritus Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust

The two year fellowship will enable him to complete research on the financialisation of the labour market. In particular, the research will explore the increasingly pervasive influence of the financial markets on the way that rewards of corporate activities are distributed between corporate leaders, workers and shareholders, and examine how company pensions and investment in skills training are affected.

Professor Gospel explains: ‘It has long been known that labour and product markets affect employment outcomes. Even before the global financial crisis of 2007-08, it was becoming clear that financial markets and corporate governance also shape employment. This research looks at three aspects – the distribution of economic gains, investment in skills and the story of company-based pensions.’

Professor Gospel has researched and written extensively in the areas of industrial relations, human resource management and corporate governance.