MIKE RICHARDSON is an Associate Fellow in Human Resource Management at the University of the West of England, UK. His research interests include UK labour history, contemporary industrial relations, labour process and the sociology of work.
His recent co-authored publications include Partnership and the High Performance Workplace: Work and Employment Relations in the Aerospace Industry, The Reality of Partnership at Work, Flexibility at Work, Critical Developments in the International Automobile Industry, and We Sell Our Time No More: Workers' struggles against lean production in the British car industry.
PETER NICHOLLS is Head of the Human Resource Management department, and an international coordinator for overseas programmes at the University of the West of England, UK. He has taught on the MBA Programme at the University of Shenzen, China. His research interests are in business and labour history, industrial sociology, the labour process and Bolivian labour markets. Peter co-edited the 1st and 2nd editions of Employee Relations and his other publications include: 'Bolivia: Between a Rock and a Hard Place'; in Capital and Class.