Óscar Molina Romo

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Óscar Molina Romo

Associate professor

Oscar Molina is lecturer appointed to the Department of Sociology and researcher at the Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work (QUIT) / Institute for Labour Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

He holds a degree in Economics at Pompeu Fabra University 1998. He obtained his PhD in Social and Political Science at the European University Institute (EUI-Florence), in 2004.

His dissertation studied the changes in collective bargaining systems of Italy and Spain since the early 1980s.

After working as research assistant at the Robert Schuman Centre, he has been government of Ireland post-doctoral researcher at the Industrial Relations and Human Resources Group, University College Dublin (2005-2007) and ICREA Researcher at QUIT, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He has taught courses on globalization and industrial relations, industrial relations in Europe and sociology of work.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Departament de Sociologia
Campus UAB- Edifici B
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)

Despatx B3/187

+34 93 581 2419
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Areas of specialization

His main research interests are the study of industrial relations and collective bargaining from a comparative perspective; neo-corporatism, social pacts and concertation; political economy of southern Europe and regional employment policies.

Selected bibliography

Barranco, O., & Molina, O. (2019). Continuity and change in trade union frames: Evidence from general strikes in Spain. Economic and Industrial Democracy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X19857791

Artiles, A. M., Peña, A. L., Carrasquer, P., & Molina, Ó. (2019). Work based learning: Discontinuous pathway | Aprendizaje basado en el trabajo: Trayectorias laborales discontinuas. Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales, 37(1), 203–229. https://doi.org/10.5209/CRLA.63826

Artiles, A. M., Molina, Ó., & Carrasquer, P. (2016). Is a break with egalitarian commitment necessary to sustain Europe’s welfare state? | Ruptura del compromiso igualitario para sostener el Estado de bienestar en Europa? Revista Espanola de Investigaciones Sociologicas, 154, 45–64. https://doi.org/10.5477/cis/reis.154.45

Molina, O. (2016). Spain: Rationalization without modernization: Public service employment relations under austerity. Public Service Management and Employment Relations in Europe: Emerging from the Crisis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315724096

Molina, O., & Barranco, O. (2016). Trade union strategies to enhance strike effectiveness in Italy and Spain. Transfer, 22(3), 383–399. https://doi.org/10.1177/1024258916655741

López-Roldân, P., & Molina, O. (2015). Occupational growth and non-standard employment in the Spanish service sector: From upgrading to polarisation. Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets: An Occupational Perspective. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781781001721.00011

Molina, O. (2014). Self-regulation and the state in industrial relations in Southern Europe: Back to the future? European Journal of Industrial Relations, 20(1), 21–36. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959680113516404

Martín Artiles, A., & Molina Romo, Ó. (2014). Why do Trade union members have different Atittudes towards immigration? | ¿Por qué los afiliados sindicales tienen actitudes diferentes hacia la inmigración? Migraciones Internacionales, 7(3), 99–131.

Prat, M., & Molina, O. (2014). State corporatism and democratic industrial relations in Spain 1926-1935: a reappraisal. Labor History, 55(2), 208–227. https://doi.org/10.1080/0023656X.2013.852823

Molina, O. (2014). Beyond de-centralization: The erosion of collective bargaining in Spain during the Great Recession. Stato e Mercato, (102), 397–422. https://doi.org/10.1425/78529

Molina, O. (2013). Policy concertation, trade unions and the transformation of the Spanish welfare state. The Spanish Welfare State in European Context.

Molina, O., & Rhodes, M. (2011). Spain: From Tripartite to Bipartite Pacts. Social Pacts in Europe: Emergence, Evolution, and Institutionalization. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590742.003.0008

Molina, O. (2007). State and regulation of industrial relations in Spain: Old wine in a new governance bottle? South European Society and Politics, 12(4), 461–479. https://doi.org/10.1080/13608740701731390

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