Marketization is the introduction or intensification of price-based competition. The current integration of European markets for goods, services, capital and labor is an unprecedented experiment in marketization. This is accompanied across Europe by domestically driven forms of marketization associated with labor market and welfare reforms and the restructuring of public administration and private industry. We study the effects of this trend on the distribution of income, assets, security, rights, and power across Europe.
We are based in the Work and Employment Research Unit at the University of Greenwich in London. Our externally funded projects include:
- The effects of marketization on societies: The case of Europe (TEMS). Funded by the European Research Council, 2013-2016
- Marketization in employment services in European comparison (MESEC). Funded by the Hans Boeckler Foundation, 2013-2014
- Industrial relations in Central Public Administration (CPA). Funded by European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND), 2012-2013.
- Resource centre on privatization and outsourcing. Funded by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), 2011-
Contributors to these projects include Genevieve Coderre-Lapalme, Ian Greer, David Hall, Nick Krachler, Lefteris Kretsos, Jane Lethbridge, Maria Mantynen, Barbara Samaluk, Lisa Schulte, Graham Symon, and Charles Umney.
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