Barry Wilkinson: 1956-2019

Leggett, Chris (2019) Barry Wilkinson: 1956-2019. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 30 (2). p. 336.

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Barry Wilkinson died on 2 February 2019, age 63, after a long illness. Barry was first cited by scholars in industrial sociology and related fields for his The Shopfloor Politics of New Technology, published in 1983 and based on his PhD thesis at Aston University. A contract at the National University of Singapore was not renewed in 1986 after Barry and I co-authored an analysis of 'Human and Industrial Relations in Singapore' that offended the authorities there, who labelled us 'wild' and 'bold', but he immediately began research on the Japanisation of British industry and elsewhere at the Cardiff Business School, where he was offered a professorship. After a prolific publication record on industrialisation in Asia, Barry subsequently moved to the Universities of Bath and then Exeter, where illness overtook him and ended his academic career. Barry was a dedicated and hard-working scholar who shared his enthusiasm and research with many colleagues.

Item ID: 57922
Item Type: Article (Other)
ISSN: 1838-2673
Keywords: Barry Wilkinson; Sociology; Singapore; Japanisation
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Copyright Information: (C) The Author(s) 2019
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2020 02:54
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910406 Technological and Organisational Innovation @ 100%
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