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Industrial Relations Research Unit

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A leading European centre for research and analysis on the employment relationship

Our work combines long-term fundamental research and short-term commissioned projects. In both we maintain the independence and integrity of approach which have been the hallmark of IRRU since its establishment in 1970. The Director of IRRU is Professor Guglielmo Meardi.

We aim to advance understanding of the rapidly changing world of employment through in-depth, critical and theoretically-informed empirical research. In so doing, we also seek to improve the quality of data and analysis available for policy-making by government, employers and trade unions.

IRRU's current research clusters around three themes:

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Research Co-ordinator
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

irruoffice at wbs dot ac dot uk
t: +44 (0)24 7652 4268

IRRU provides major research resources for the academic and practitioner communities, including:

 Further details about IRRU’s current research are available in our most recent Annual Update

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