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Dr Joe Cook

Professor Joe Cook

Professor in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resources Management

Faculty and Department

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

Summary

Joe is Chair in Organizational Behaviour / Human Resource Management. Joe’s training is multidisciplinary and her research interests include CSR and cross sectoral dialogue between public, private and third sectors alongside expertise in gender, migration and ageing. She is an experienced participatory action researcher utilising these methods since 2000. She has held twelve UK and EU grants (ESRC, British Academy, EU Framework Programme, DCMS, NIHR, Local Authority and NESTA) on the areas of Social Action, CSR, employee volunteering, ageing and migration. Her current projects have been commissioned by the ESRC, NIHR and the Office for Civil Society, Department for Digital, Culture and Sport and reflect nationally recognised expertise around co-production and cross sectorial dialogue.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

'I'm not Doing It for the Company' -Examining Employee Volunteering Through Employees' Eyes

Cook, J., Burchell, J., Thiery, H., & Roy, T. (in press). 'I'm not Doing It for the Company' -Examining Employee Volunteering Through Employees' Eyes. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, https://doi.org/10.1177/08997640221114309

Playing to the audience? Multilevel interactions between stakeholders and institutions around CSR in Bangladesh

Roy, T., Burchell, J., & Cook, J. (in press). Playing to the audience? Multilevel interactions between stakeholders and institutions around CSR in Bangladesh. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-11-2019-4229

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

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

'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

Research interests

Research interests span two core areas 1) gender, migration and intergenerational relationships. and 2) stakeholder relationships and cross-sectoral dialogue between the state, business and civil society.

These are unified by participatory action research methods, co-production and biography.

The area of stakeholder relationships has involved Joe in collaboration and open policy making processes with the Office for Civil Society, local authorities and Civil society organisations across the UK.

Her intergenerational relations in migration families research has involved comparative research with teams in France, South Africa, the UK and China.

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Examining Impact of Local Area Coordination as a Preventative Intervention in Adult Social Care

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£222,348.00

Started

1 July 2021

Status

Ongoing

Project

Additional funds for a PDRA

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£50,271.00

Started

1 March 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

Identifying and Repurposing Community Based Assets and Volunteering During COVID 19

Funder

ESRC Economic & Social Research Council

Grant

£43,310.00

Started

15 May 2020

Status

Complete

Project

Cities of Service Impact

Funder

Plymouth City Council

Grant

£14,242.00

Started

1 October 2018

Status

Complete

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

- Asmahan Alsalma, Gender and Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

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