Dr Matthew Allen

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Position: Senior Lecturer In Organisation Studies
Academic unit: People, Management and Organisations


Matthew Allen joined Manchester Business School in 2007. After obtaining his PhD from the University of Birmingham, he worked at Manchester Metropolitan University (2004-2007). Matthew also holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford and a first degree from the University of East Anglia.

He has published in leading comparative and international business journals, such as Socio-Economic Review and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Human Resource Management. Matthew also help to organize the Network on Knowledge, Technology and Innovation for the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, and is the Communications Officer for the Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland Chapter).

Whilst at Alliance Manchester Business School, Matthew has been the programme director for the MSc in Chinese Business and Management. He is currently the DBA Director.

Research Interests

His research covers comparative employment relations, business systems, multinational corporations, employment relations and firm performance, and institutional theory. More speciifically, Matt's research focuses on institutional influences on firms' abilities to innovate. This often involves examining how ownership and control structures as well as human resource management poicies within firms shape innovation outcomes. Much, but not all, of his work analyses companies in renewable-energy industries.

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Doctoral Research Opportunities

I am particularly interested in doctoral research in the following areas:

Institutions and firms' innovative capabilities

Insttutions and strategic human resource management

Comparative and international human resource management

Additional Information

Matthew contributes to the Managing Internationally across Business Systems on the MBA. He runs the International Organisational Change course on the MSc in Global Business Analysis. In addition, he contributes to the undergraduate Firms and Management in Comparative Perspective unit.

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  • Allen, M., Liu, J., Allen, M. L., & Saqib, S. I. (2016). Establishments' Use of Temporary Agency Workers: The Influence of Institutions and Establishments' Employment Strategies. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1172655. Publication link: 93bc280e-16b3-41d3-8672-f3a0222796de


  • Allen, M., Allen, M. M. C., & Allen, M. L. (2015). Institutions and Investments by Emerging Economy Multinationals in Developed Economies: Solar PV Firms and the Role of Political Authorities in Germany. In The Rise of Multinationals from Emerging Economies: Achieving a New Balance. (pp. 83-98). London: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: 01b4c3ce-5a69-489a-9768-4d751c6c70ac
  • Allen, M., & Allen, M. L. (2015). Access to Finance, Co-operative Industrial Relations, and Economic Growth: A Comparative Analysis of the States of South Eastern Europe. Research in International Business and Finance, 167-177. DOI: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2014.09.006. Publication link: 3c95765f-0a90-41ea-98ac-da9fcd350df9
  • Tüselmann, H. J., Allen, M. M. C., & McDonald, F. (2015). Vive les différences? Voice in French MNCs' overseas workplaces: a comparative study of voice in French, German and US subsidiaries in the UK. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(8), 1152-1168. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2014.925949. Publication link: f44861ba-9874-4c65-bbd6-6e46a0bb128f


  • Allen, M. M. C., Wilkinson, A. (Ed.), Donaghey, J. (Ed.), Dundon, T. (Ed.), & Freeman, R. (Ed.) (2014). Hirschman and Voice. In The Handbook of Research on Employee Voice. (pp. 36-51). Cheltenham and New York: Edward Elgar Press. DOI: 10.4337/9780857939272. Publication link: 146492ae-03a7-48f4-a4ae-688224d4d2cd


  • Allen, M. M. C., & Aldred, M. L. (2013). Business regulation, inward foreign direct investment, and economic growth in the new European Union member states. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 9(3), 301-321. DOI: 10.1108/17422041311330431. Publication link: 9adb8853-690e-435b-9749-8b4e68fdcc36
  • Allen, M. M. C., Aldred, M. L., Cook, G. (Ed.), & Johns, J. (Ed.) (2013). The Impact of Institutions on Economic Growth in Central and Eastern Europe. In The Changing Geography of International Business: Strategy, Performance, and Institutional Change. (pp. 35-53). Basingstoke, U.K: Palgrave Macmillan . DOI: 10.1057/9781137277503. Publication link: 73710b6d-0737-4f0e-b31f-921a2386d843


  • Allen, M. M. C., Whitley, R., Lane, C. (Ed.), & Wood, G. T. (Ed.) (2012). Internationalization and Sectoral Diversity: The Roles of Organizational Capabilities and Dominant Institutions in Structuring Firms’ Responses to Semiglobalization. In Capitalist Diversity and Diversity Within Capitalism. (pp. 97-120). Abingdon: Routledge. . Publication link: c0e269f5-3fa7-4957-afc2-b05df911d2c5
  • Allen, M. M. C., & Aldred, M. L. (2012). Internationalization, institutions and economic growth: A fuzzy-set analysis of the new EU member states. In Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business|Hand. of Institutional Approaches to Int. Business. (pp. 382-407). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: 5003a29f-d0d0-4038-b620-a955f3361f22


  • Allen, M. M. C., Tüselmann, H. J., & Aldred, M. L. (2011). Institutional frameworks and radical innovation: An analysis of high- and medium-high-technology industries in Germany. International Journal of Public Policy, 7(4-6), 265-281. DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2011.043558. Publication link: d93a5cc3-e788-4c54-87cf-76f6848288ad


  • Tüselmann, H. J., Heise, A., McDonald, F., & Allen, M. (2010). Employment relations in German multinational companies in the UK and the future of the German model: Empirical evidence on country-of-origin effects and industry internationalisation. International Journal of Public Policy, 5(4), 390-408. DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2010.032304. Publication link: 26b69557-35ef-4ee3-ae9c-4346bd44549b


  • Allen, M. M., Tüselmann, H-J., McDonald, F., Golesorkhi, S., Filiou, D., Ibeh, K. (Ed.), & Davies, S. (Ed.) (2009). Cross-Border Transfer of Employment Relations Approaches: Country-of-Origin Effects and the Level and Type of Industry Internationalization. In Contemporary Challenges to International Business. London: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: 32486943-ff20-479a-b2c0-f2d3f31d91b0
  • Heise, A., Tueselmann, H-J., McDonald, F., & Allen, M. M. C. (2009). Arbeitsbezihungsmodelle im Vergleich: Deutsche und amerikanische Tochterunternehmen in Großbritannien. Arbeit Zeitschrift für Arbeitsforschung, Arbeitsgestaltung und Arbeitspolitik, 18(2), 123-136. . Publication link: 63f43546-b5e4-4f83-82bf-0b554553a981
  • Allen, M. M. C. (2009). Germany’s National Innovation System. In Encyclopaedia of Technology and Innovation. (pp. 375-389). Oxford: Blackwell. . Publication link: 7ad057b3-7de2-4263-a229-8d2e9c6e421f
  • Allen, M. M. C., & Aldred, M. L. (2009). Varieties of Capitalism, Varieties of Innovation? A Comparison of Old and New EU Member States. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 5(4), 581. . Publication link: fdf50d98-39c0-42f3-8aa0-bdb206606fce
  • Allen, M. M., Tüselmann, H-J., & Aldred, M. L. (2009). Business Systems and the Open Method of Co-ordination: The EU and Employee Share Ownership in Germany and the UK. Arbeit Zeitschrift für Arbeitsforschung, Arbeitsgestaltung und Arbeitspolitik, 18(1), 33-45. . Publication link: fe51c4a0-c611-4cfc-a7c2-0d08f94eae66


  • Allen, M. M., Kunze, C. (Ed.), & Lenk, T. (Ed.) (2008). Migration and the Free Movement of Labour within the EU: The UK Model. In Die Arbeitsmärkte in der erweiterten Europäischen Union: Transformation (Labour Markets in the Enlarged EU: Transformation). Leipzig: Leipziger Beiträge zu Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. . Publication link: 5233d879-fb3b-4019-9a3e-29e7c361e23c
  • Tuselmann, H. J., Allen, M. M. C., Barrett, S., & McDonald, F. (2008). Varieties and variability of employee relations approaches in US subsidiaries: Country-of-origin effects and the level and type of industry internationalisation. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(9), 1622-1635. DOI: 10.1080/09585190802295041. Publication link: 033b8e9b-3b5a-439c-82df-9bc6a38d14b6


  • Allen, M. M., Funk, L., Kloes, H-P., Schaefer, H., Egbert, H. (Ed.), & Esser, C. (Ed.) (2007). The Impact of the International Movement of Labour: The Case of Western Europe with Special Reference to Germany. In Migration and Labour Markets in the Social Sciences, INFER Research Perspectives Vol. 2. Lit Verlag. . Publication link: a6dbaf08-ab7f-423e-898f-31eeb1a09946
  • Allen, M. M., Kidger, P., Lucas, R. (Ed.), Lupton, B. (Ed.), & Mathieson, H. (Ed.) (2007). Employment in a Global Context. In Human Resource Management in an International Context. Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. . Publication link: 8b1e3f63-8ac4-4ec3-bd56-2b182a5a5e73
  • Allen, M. M., Tueselmann, H-J., McDonald, F., Heise, A., & Voronkova, S. (2007). Employee Relations in Foreign-Owned Subsidiaries: German Multinational Companies in the UK. Palgrave Macmillan .. Publication link: 32307fe6-e7f0-4e3d-a155-92ce76f417e7



  • Tüselmann, H. P., McDonald, F., Heise, A., Allen, M. M. C., & Voronkova, S. (2005). Employee Relations and Firm Performance in the UK-Based Subsidiaries of German MNCs. Trades Union Congress.. Publication link: f8e85b92-3a4d-418b-9529-26b6b1a25101
  • Allen, M. (2005). Which Variety of Measure and Test are Best to Assess the ‘Varieties of Capitalism’ Framework?Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 125(2), 315-322. . Publication link: c52a2ddf-e388-4e2a-bfd8-59fb8944ee6b
  • Heise, A., Tueselmann, H-J., McDonald, F., Allen, M. M., & Voronkova, S. (2005). Unternehmerische Performanz deutscher Tochterunternehmen in Großbritannien. WSI-Mitteilungen, 7. . Publication link: 970d5c87-0f45-46f4-88d2-97d63badbcd2
  • Tüselmann, H. P., McDonald, F., Heise, A., Allen, M. M. C., & Voronkova, S. (2005). German Multinational Companies in the United Kingdom: Employee Relations and Firm Performance. Hans Böckler Foundation.. Publication link: 96f77a6a-54c6-4aca-af43-b3823a37ba63


  • Allen, M. M. (2004). Do Institutions Matter? Works Councils, Collective Agreements and Firms’ Perceptions of Personnel Issues. German Review of Social Policy, 4. . Publication link: fc94f3c9-8640-47b0-8438-a9ff91fe677a


  • Allen, M. M., Funk, L. (Ed.), & Green, S. (Ed.) (2002). Works Councils and Collective Agreements: Necessary Evils? In New Challenges to Active Labour Market Policy. Berlin: VWF. . Publication link: 2d01df5d-00c9-4f2f-afea-e6b35e8a8248