Sean O'Brady

Dr. Sean O'Brady

Assistant Professor

Human Resources & Management

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BIO

Dr. Sean O’Brady’s research focuses on how labour relations, HRM practices, and institutions affect job quality in low-skilled service work. He has also developed an interest in work and technology. Sean’s research has received awards from the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Canadian Industrial Relations Association, and the Confédération des syndicats nationaux. His work can be found in the British Journal of Industrial Relations, European Journal of Industrial Relations, and elsewhere. He is a co-researcher with the Inter-University Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), and an expert researcher with the Tompkins County Living Wage Working Group. Prior to his appointment at McMaster University, Sean completed postdoctoral research at Cornell University, and a PhD from Université de Montréal.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

December 2019

Rethinking Precariousness And Its Evolution: A Four-country Study Of Work In Food Retail

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Sean O'brady

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

June 2020

Making Call Center Jobs Better: The Relationship Between Management Practices And Worker Stress

CONTRIBUTORS: Virginia Doellgast, Sean O'brady

The Z Effect: Employment Precarity, Covid-19 And Mental Health Impact On Hamilton's Generation Z

CONTRIBUTORS: , Jeffrey C Martin, Wayne Lewchuk, Sean O'brady, Elizabeth Richardson, Sharon Charters