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Dr Joe Cook

Reader in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resources Management

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School

Summary

Joe has two core areas of research: responsible business and migration. Currently, her research has involved working in partnership with business and third sector organisations utilising participatory action research methods. This work has examined the changing relationships between the state, business and third sector from a critical stakeholder perspective, and the sustainability of the third sector in the face of increasing marketisation. The migration research strand of Joe's research is around migration and settlement with an interest in work and employment, community integration and migrants families, using biographical and action research methods.

Journal Article

‘I think I'm more free with them' : conflict, negotiation and change in intergenerational relations in African families living in Britain

Cook, J., & Waite, L. (2016). ‘I think I'm more free with them' : conflict, negotiation and change in intergenerational relations in African families living in Britain. Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 42(8), 1388-1402. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2015.1073578

Can 'distant water ... quench the instant thirst'" The renegotiation of familial support in rural China in the face of extensive out migration

Cook, J., & Liu, J. (2016). Can 'distant water ... quench the instant thirst'? The renegotiation of familial support in rural China in the face of extensive out migration. Journal of Aging Studies, 37, 29-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2016.02.002

Bridging the gaps in employee colunteering: Why the third sector doesn't always win

Cook, J., & Burchell, J. (2018). Bridging the gaps in employee colunteering: Why the third sector doesn't always win. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 47(1), 165-184. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764017734649

Sleeping with the enemy" : strategic transformations in business - NGO relationships through stakeholder dialogue

Burchell, J., & Cook, J. (2013). Sleeping with the enemy? : strategic transformations in business - NGO relationships through stakeholder dialogue. Journal of business ethics, 113(3), (505-518). doi:10.1007/s10551-012-1319-1. ISSN 0167-4544

CSR, co-optation and resistance: the emergence of new agnostic relations between business and civil society

Burchell, J., & Cook, J. (2013). CSR, co-optation and resistance: the emergence of new agnostic relations between business and civil society. Journal of business ethics, 115(4), 741-754. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-013-1830-z

Research interests

In terms of corporate practice Joe's research seeks to understand the impact of employee volunteering (EV) on the business and its employees in terms of skills development, personal motivations and organisational citizenship. Joe has worked with a wide range of stakeholders including the Office for Civil Society and has developed a network of over 600 business, public and third sector organisations across the UK. Her research partnerships involve collaborations wth Dr Jon Burchell (University of Sheffield), Dr Amanda Shantz (Trintiy Collage Dublin), Dr Jonathon Booth (LSE), Dr Anton Sentic (University of Greenwich), Dr Jieyu Liu (SOAS), Professor Claudine Attias-Donfut (CNAV and CNRS/EHESS, Paris), Professor Jaco Hoffman (North West University, South Africa), and Dr Tom Hoyland, Dr Diane Dean and Dr Fiona Walkley (University of Hull).

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome PhD applications in the following areas: - CSR and business/state/civil society relations. - Gender and CSR - Gender and migration - Employee volunteering - Social action - Third sector sustainability - Migration, settlement and belonging - Intergenerational relationships and migration Completed PhDs - Dr Stanford Nartey, December 2014, CSR in Gold Mining - Dr Taposh Roy, September 2015, CSR in MNCs in Bangladesh - Dr Ellen Lewis, January 2016, System Approaches to Gender and Development Current PhD supervisors - Aviv Kruglanski, Wild Yeast Economies in Hull and Barcelona - Saiful Islam, Gender and CSR in Bangladesh Ready Made Garment Sector - Asmahan Alsalma, Gender and Higher Education in Saudi Arabia - Hartness Shamashonga, CSR and Stakeholder Dialogue in the New Mutuals in the UK