British Universities Industrial Relations Association joins Academy

July 31, 2017

The British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) – one of the largest academic associations in the United Kingdom aimed at promoting the study of employment relations across relevant academic disciplines – has joined the Academy of Social Sciences.

BUIRA becomes the 43rd Learned Society in membership of the Academy. These 43 societies work together to help tackle major issues facing society today.

Speaking about the new Academy member, Chair of the Academy’s Council, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, said:

“BUIRA brings together scholars of industrial relations to provide a scholarly informed overview of the dynamics of the relationship between employees and their employers, including the factors that influence this such as the broader social, political and economic circumstances.  It is the Academy’s role to bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public and promote dialogue, so that the evidence from right across the full range of the social sciences can be better understood and acted upon. The Academy will be able to do this even more effectively with the benefit of BUIRA in membership.”

Commenting on their membership, Jo McBride, President of BUIRA, said:

“As members of the Academy, we see huge potential in developing closer links with other social scientists and the professional knowledge of 42 other learned societies. Many of these include elements of the social sciences that could benefit/value BUIRA members and vice versa and not least, the discipline of employment relations as a whole.”

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