Call for papers: Flexible Work Patterns Study Group

The Study Group will meet on Thursday 8th September 09:30-11:00h.
The group covers all aspects of flexible working including part-time, telework, home working, shift work, flexible
hours, compressed working week, zero hours contracts and other temporary and flexible
arrangements. The meeting brings together scholars to network and discuss work in progress
or recently completed in an informal setting. Papers from doctoral students are very welcome.
Abstracts of papers are invited on any aspects of flexible working and may be at the macro,
organisational or individual level; theoretically based, or on empirical research that is
country, region, sector, or organisation specific.
The pandemic accelerated the use of flexible working and research exploring its impact is
growing. The past three years have seen a massive experiment in the way we work and there
is much to be learnt from the experience. The extent to which this trend endures once Covid
restrictions are removed is uncertain. Nonetheless, the need to retain staff in tight labour
markets, to reduce travel in response to climate change, and positive experience of remote
working suggest that “atypical” working will become more mainstream in many advanced
economies. However, while the context is changing, many issues remain the same, including
who benefits from these arrangements, how they are regulated, what is the broader social and
economic impact, and the role of governments and organisations. It is an interesting time to
reflect on continuity and change in the field.
All conference participants are welcome to attend and present at the meeting.
Abstracts should be about 500 words and include:
· Paper title
· Name(s) of authors, institutional affiliation and contact details
· Aim
· Theoretical/Research framework
· Method
· Findings
· Discussion/Conclusion
Please send the abstract as a word file to; by July 25th 2022, at the latest.
Please get in touch if you need further information.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts.
Best wishes
Christine and Clare
Professor Christine Edwards
Professor Clare Kelliher
The Congress programme and registration details can be found at