Mark Smith

United Kingdom France

Professor to department People, Organizations and Society
Doctorate of Philosophy, Manchester School of Management

Areas of expertise

  • Working conditions
  • Gender equality
  • Management of Working Time


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Mark Smith is Professor Human Resource Management at the Grenoble Ecole de Management. He is an active researcher and established the “Work Life Careers” research team while also holding positions of head of the department and director of the Doctoral School. Prior to working in France he worked at Manchester Business School, UK. He has carried out research work for a number of European and National institutions. He is a member of the coordinating team for the European Network of Experts on Gender Equality (ENEGE), a similar role he undertook for the European Commission's Expert Group on Gender and Employment (2008-2011). His interests focus on labour market policy and outcomes for women and men including working conditions, working-time, and work-life integration. He has authored or co-authored over forty books, book chapters and journal articles. His most recent books include Business Ethics - A critical approach: integrating ethics across the business world (with Patrick O'Sullivan and Mark Esposito, published by Routledge in 2012) and Gender and the European Labour Market (with Francesca Bettio and Janneke Plantenga, also published by Routledge in 2013).