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Mark Smith

Dean of Faculty & Professor of Human Resource Management, Grenoble École de Management (GEM)

Mark Smith is a Professor Human Resource Management and Dean of Faculty at the Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. He was Director of the Doctoral School and Associate Dean between 2013 and 2016 when he managed one of the largest doctoral schools for management sciences in Europe. He previously worked at Manchester Business School and has carried out research work for a number of European and National institutions.

He is an active researcher and established the “Work Life Careers” research team in Grenoble Ecole de Management. He has worked on a large number of European and national projects with a particular focus on gender equality, labour market policy and working conditions. He has carried out funded research work for a wide range of institutions, including; European Commission, the European Parliament, the International Labour Office, the British Council, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, European Social Fund, the Anglo-German Foundation, and Centre d'études et de Recherches sur les Qualifications. He has also been invited to speak to policy makers, commission officials and researchers on gender equality issues on many occasions including at a number of European Union Presidency events. He has authored or co-authored over fifity books, book chapters and journal articles. His most recent books include Business Ethics - A critical approach: integrating ethics across the business world (with Patrick O'Sullivan and Mark Esposito, published by Routledge in 2012) and Gender and the European Labour Market (with Francesca Bettio and Janneke Plantenga, also published by Routledge in 2013).

Work in the ‘gig economy’: one-night stand or a meaningful relationship?

Feb 06, 2019 23:38 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

In Europe and around the world, many people are delivering fast food on bicycles or acting as taxi drivers in their own cars, not quite employees and not quite self-employed. Following recent legal judgements in France,...

Can pay reporting help reduce the gender pay gap?

Nov 26, 2018 17:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

From the first week of November, women in the United States, Ireland, UK, and around the world are effectively working for free as the gender gap in average pay earnings accounts for remaining two months salary of the...

Money for nothing: has the time come for universal basic income?

Jan 24, 2017 15:35 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Money for nothing is not just a song from 1985 by Dire Straits but also, it seems, a new wave of policies supporting the government providing an income for citizens, regardless of their economic activity. Across the...

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Economy

Australian bonds surge ahead of RBA Governor Lowe’s speech

Australian government bonds surged during Asian session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Australian bonds jump in silent trading ahead of RBA Assistant Governor Kent’s speech

Australian government bonds jumped during Asian session of the first trading day of the week Monday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. Commerce announces duties on Chinese steel racks to counter malpractice

In a continuation of the toughened stance against both Allies and adversaries, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed duties on steel racks and parts from China. The United States, in 2017, imported $200 million worth of the...

Australian bonds remain range-bound in muted trading session; RBA’s Lowe, Kent speeches eyed

Australian government bonds traded range bound during Asian session Friday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias Phillip Lowe and...

South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial Revolution a new era involving the application of digitisation and...

Politics

Can protecting land promote employment? In New England, the answer is yes

Protecting land from development provides numerous ecological and social benefits, but many people debate whether it hurts or helps local economies. Some worry that land protection will inhibit economic growth by...

US Dem presidential primaries: Biden leading, followed by Sanders, Warren, Harris; and will Trump be beaten?

The next US presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020. Incumbent president Donald Trump will almost certainly be the Republican nominee, but there is a contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. The...

Archive documents reveal the US and UK's role in the dying days of apartheid

It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But its easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent the birth of full democracy really was. This was particularly true in KwaZulu-Natal, where...

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Science

HIV vaccine enters phase 2 of clinical trials in China

An HIV vaccine being developed by Chinese scientists is slated to enter phase 2 of clinical trials with over 100 participants. This follows a landmark victory reported recently in the United States where researchers killed...

Better treatment for ovarian cancer could be available soon

A group of researchers recently reported identifying a specific enzyme that they found to be speeding up the spread of a certain deadly type of ovarian cancer cells. By targeting it, they came up with a way to reverse that...

How big is the Moon? Let me compare ...

Even though we can see the Moon shining brightly in the night sky and sometimes in daylight its hard to put into perspective just how large, and just how distant, our nearest neighbour actually is. So just how big is...

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Technology

‘Black Ops 4’ partners with a vet artist to launch

Black Ops 4 released its Call of Duty Endowment package that is aimed at helping vets getting jobs after their service ended and eased that transition back to civilian life. The pack will cost $2.99, and all proceeds will...

‘GTA 6’ to have its first female lead?

The anticipation for GTA 6 still hasnt died down despite Rockstar and Take-Two maintaining their silence about the games development. Part of the reason why the excitement is persisting is due to the various rumors that...

‘Fornite’ to host World Cup tournament with $30M prize pool

Its only two days away before Fortnite celebrates its second birthday and players cant wait to see what sort of surprise Epic has come up with this time. But while the games player base is anticipating something positive,...

‘Diablo 3’ Season 18 could be the Season of Worship

Diablo 3 Season 18 is still a few months away, and the games player base is expecting a lot from the upcoming expansion. While Blizzard has yet to announce a theme for it, many have already suggested their own versions of...

‘Final Fantasy 8 Remaster’ speculated to drop in the fourth quarter of 2019

Final Fantasy 8: Remastered has finally received its ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) rating, which hints that the game may be released soon. The title has been tagged as rated T for teens, the same label that...
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