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Mrs Florence Kode

Research project: Union Responses to the Surge of Precarious Work in Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry

Abstract

The doctoral thesis investigates trade union responses to the surge of precarious employment in multinationals (MNCs), the contributing factors to the surge and its effects on employment and the employment relationship. Specifically, the research will look into the influence of globalisation and neoliberalism on work and employment. ILO's 'decent work agenda' and trade unions' drive in curbing precarious work in MNCs are the units of primary concern for this research.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Union Responses to the Surge of Precarious Work in Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry
  • Other research supervisor: Dr J. Miguel Imas

Biography

I am a full-time doctoral candidate at Kingston University, London where I completed a Master of Research in Business and Management in 2016. Prior to joining Kingston, I completed a Master of Arts in International Human Resource Management at the University of Greenwich, London where I was awarded best postgraduate project in 2012. I also hold a Master of Science in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts and Education (Hons) from UNIBEN and DELSU respectively, both in Nigeria.

In addition to being a doctoral researcher, I am currently an Hourly Paid Lecturer at Kingston Business School, Kingston University, London. I have worked in various capacity at the industry level in multinationals in Saudi Arabia as well as Nigeria.  I have over 25 years work experience and have previously worked as a credit control executive, training coordinator, development officer, office administrator and a banker in multinationals in Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.

Areas of research interest

  • Work and employment
  • Precarious work
  • Employee relations
  • Multinationals and strategic planning
  • Industrial relations
  • Globalisation
  • International labour organisation
  • Qualitative research

Qualifications

  • MRes in Business and Management, Kingston University, London
  • MA in International Human Resource Management, University of Greenwich, London
  • MSc in International Relations, University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • BA(ed) Hons in English, Delta State University (DELSU)
  • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Funding or awards received

  • Awarded Best Postgraduate Project 2012 - The Business School of Greenwich University, London
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