Kelly I Pike

School of Human Resource Management

Assistant Professor

Office: Atkinson College, 150M
Ext: 22939 Emailkpike@yorku.ca

Kelly Pike earned a PhD in Industrial and Labour Relations from Cornell University. She specializes in the role of worker voice and participation in the regulation of international labour standards, with a particular focus on the global garment industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research contributes to the literature on regulating labour in global value chains. Her doctoral dissertation analyzes workers’ perceptions of labour standards compliance in two global value chains in Lesotho’s clothing industry, demonstrating how ownership nationality and end market influence these perceptions, and what the repercussions of poor supervisor relations are for labour standards compliance. In her current research she examines the relationship between multi-stakeholder initiatives and compliance with labour standards, with particular interest in the role of industrial relations – trade unions, worker-management committees, and other forums for activating worker voice.

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Area of Specialization

Industrial Relations

Degrees

PhD, Cornell University
BSc, Cornell University


Research Interests

Employment and Labour , Globalization , Labour Standards Enforcement, Sub-Saharan Africa

Selected Publications

Pike, Kelly. (forthcoming) “Women’s Work in Kenya’s Athi River EPZ: Opportunity or Exploitation?” In B. English, M. Frederickson, and O. Sanmiguel-Valderrama (eds.), Gender and Work in the Global Economy. London and New York: Routledge.

Pike, Kelly. (2016) “Better Work Five Years Later: Worker perspectives on labour standards compliance in the final year of Better Work Lesotho.” International Labour Office.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2015) “Two Sides to Better Work: A comparative analysis of worker and management perceptions of the impact of Better Work.” International Labour Office. Geneva: ILO 2015. Better Work Discussion Paper, No.20.

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2014) Saturns and Rickshaws Revisited: What Kind of Employment Arbitration System has Developed? Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 29(1): 59-83.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2014) Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for Better Work in Lesotho’s Apparel Sector. In A. Rossi, A. Luinstra and J. Pickles (eds.), Towards Better Work: Understanding Labour in Apparel Global Value Chains. Geneva and Basingstoke: ILO and Palgrave Macmillan.

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2013) “Beyond Baby-Splitting: Arbitrator Decision-Making Patterns in Employment Cases.” Dispute Resolution Journal 68(2): 57-67.

Selected Publications

Pike, Kelly. (forthcoming) “Women’s Work in Kenya’s Athi River EPZ: Opportunity or Exploitation?” In B. English, M. Frederickson, and O. Sanmiguel-Valderrama (eds.), Gender and Work in the Global Economy. London and New York: Routledge.

Pike, Kelly. (2016) “Better Work Five Years Later: Worker perspectives on labour standards compliance in the final year of Better Work Lesotho.” International Labour Office.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2015) “Two Sides to Better Work: A comparative analysis of worker and management perceptions of the impact of Better Work.” International Labour Office. Geneva: ILO 2015. Better Work Discussion Paper, No.20.

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2014) Saturns and Rickshaws Revisited: What Kind of Employment Arbitration System has Developed? Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 29(1): 59-83.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2014) Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for Better Work in Lesotho’s Apparel Sector. In A. Rossi, A. Luinstra and J. Pickles (eds.), Towards Better Work: Understanding Labour in Apparel Global Value Chains. Geneva and Basingstoke: ILO and Palgrave Macmillan.

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2013) “Beyond Baby-Splitting: Arbitrator Decision-Making Patterns in Employment Cases.” Dispute Resolution Journal 68(2): 57-67.

All Publications

Book Chapters

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2015) Access to Justice in Employment Arbitration? In Samuel Estreicher and Joy Radice (eds.), Beyond Elite Law – Access to Justice in America. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2014) Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for Better Work in Lesotho’s Apparel Sector. In A. Rossi, A. Luinstra and J. Pickles (eds.), Towards Better Work: Understanding Labour in Apparel Global Value Chains. Geneva and Basingstoke: ILO and Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2014) Saturns and Rickshaws Revisited: What Kind of Employment Arbitration System has Developed? Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 29(1): 59-83.

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2013) “Beyond Baby-Splitting: Arbitrator Decision-Making Patterns in Employment Cases.” Dispute Resolution Journal 68(2): 57-67.

Conference Proceedings

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2012) The Impact of Case and Arbitrator Characteristics on Employment Arbitration Outcomes. Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference Proceedings, Quebec City, Quebec, May 2010.

Pike, Kelly. (2009) Depending on the Angle: Perspectives on conflict and workplace climate. 22nd Annual International Association for Conflict Management Conference Proceedings, Kyoto, Japan, June 2009.

Book Reviews

Pike, Kelly. (2017) Review of Labour Regulation and Development: Socio-Legal Perspectives. By Shelley Marshall and Colin Fenwick, in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 70(4): 1060-1062.

Pike, Kelly. (2012) Review of From Servants to Workers: South African Domestic Workers and the Democratic State by Shireen Ally, in Journal of Comparative Labor Law and Policy, 34(2): 557-561.

Policy Papers

Pike, Kelly. (2016) “Better Work Five Years Later: Worker perspectives on labour standards compliance in the final year of Better Work Lesotho.” International Labour Office.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2015) “Two Sides to Better Work: A comparative analysis of worker and management perceptions of the impact of Better Work.” International Labour Office. Geneva: ILO 2015. Better Work Discussion Paper, No.20.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2015) Worker and Management Perceptions of the Impact of Better Work Lesotho. ILO-IFC. Better Work Research Brief.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2012) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Worker Stakeholder. International Labour Office. Geneva: ILO 2012. Better Work Discussion Paper; No.7.

Pike, Kelly. (2012) Better Work Lesotho: Garment Industry Baseline Report: Worker Perspectives from the Factory and Beyond. International Labour Office. Geneva: ILO 2012

Forthcoming

Pike, Kelly. (forthcoming) “Women’s Work in Kenya’s Athi River EPZ: Opportunity or Exploitation?” In B. English, M. Frederickson, and O. Sanmiguel-Valderrama (eds.), Gender and Work in the Global Economy. London and New York: Routledge.


Kelly Pike earned a PhD in Industrial and Labour Relations from Cornell University. She specializes in the role of worker voice and participation in the regulation of international labour standards, with a particular focus on the global garment industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research contributes to the literature on regulating labour in global value chains. Her doctoral dissertation analyzes workers’ perceptions of labour standards compliance in two global value chains in Lesotho’s clothing industry, demonstrating how ownership nationality and end market influence these perceptions, and what the repercussions of poor supervisor relations are for labour standards compliance. In her current research she examines the relationship between multi-stakeholder initiatives and compliance with labour standards, with particular interest in the role of industrial relations – trade unions, worker-management committees, and other forums for activating worker voice.

Area of Specialization

Industrial Relations

Degrees

PhD, Cornell University
BSc, Cornell University

Research Interests:

Employment and Labour , Globalization , Labour Standards Enforcement, Sub-Saharan Africa

All Publications

Book Chapters

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2015) Access to Justice in Employment Arbitration? In Samuel Estreicher and Joy Radice (eds.), Beyond Elite Law – Access to Justice in America. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2014) Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for Better Work in Lesotho’s Apparel Sector. In A. Rossi, A. Luinstra and J. Pickles (eds.), Towards Better Work: Understanding Labour in Apparel Global Value Chains. Geneva and Basingstoke: ILO and Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2014) Saturns and Rickshaws Revisited: What Kind of Employment Arbitration System has Developed? Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 29(1): 59-83.

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2013) “Beyond Baby-Splitting: Arbitrator Decision-Making Patterns in Employment Cases.” Dispute Resolution Journal 68(2): 57-67.

Conference Proceedings

Colvin, Alexander J.S. and Kelly Pike. (2012) The Impact of Case and Arbitrator Characteristics on Employment Arbitration Outcomes. Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference Proceedings, Quebec City, Quebec, May 2010.

Pike, Kelly. (2009) Depending on the Angle: Perspectives on conflict and workplace climate. 22nd Annual International Association for Conflict Management Conference Proceedings, Kyoto, Japan, June 2009.

Book Reviews

Pike, Kelly. (2017) Review of Labour Regulation and Development: Socio-Legal Perspectives. By Shelley Marshall and Colin Fenwick, in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 70(4): 1060-1062.

Pike, Kelly. (2012) Review of From Servants to Workers: South African Domestic Workers and the Democratic State by Shireen Ally, in Journal of Comparative Labor Law and Policy, 34(2): 557-561.

Policy Papers

Pike, Kelly. (2016) “Better Work Five Years Later: Worker perspectives on labour standards compliance in the final year of Better Work Lesotho.” International Labour Office.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2015) “Two Sides to Better Work: A comparative analysis of worker and management perceptions of the impact of Better Work.” International Labour Office. Geneva: ILO 2015. Better Work Discussion Paper, No.20.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2015) Worker and Management Perceptions of the Impact of Better Work Lesotho. ILO-IFC. Better Work Research Brief.

Pike, Kelly and Shane Godfrey. (2012) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Worker Stakeholder. International Labour Office. Geneva: ILO 2012. Better Work Discussion Paper; No.7.

Pike, Kelly. (2012) Better Work Lesotho: Garment Industry Baseline Report: Worker Perspectives from the Factory and Beyond. International Labour Office. Geneva: ILO 2012

Forthcoming

Pike, Kelly. (forthcoming) “Women’s Work in Kenya’s Athi River EPZ: Opportunity or Exploitation?” In B. English, M. Frederickson, and O. Sanmiguel-Valderrama (eds.), Gender and Work in the Global Economy. London and New York: Routledge.