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Florence Kode
Doctoral Topic:
Union Responses to the Surge of Precarious Employment in Nigeria's Oil and Gas Industry
Area of Interest:
Work and Employment; Precarious Work; Employee Relations and Industrial Relations; Multinationals and Strategic Planning; Globalisation and ILO


Florence is a full-time doctoral candidate at Kingston University, London where she completed a Master of Research in Business and Management in 2016. Prior to joining Kingston, Florence completed a Master of Arts in International Human Resource Management at Greenwich University, London where she was awarded best postgraduate project award, 2012. She also holds a Master of Science in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts from UNIBEN and DELSU respectively, both in Nigeria, her home country. Florence has worked in various capacity at the industry level in multinationals in Saudi Arabia as well as Nigeria.

Doctoral Thesis

Year of Study:
Doctoral Title:
Union Responses to the Surge of Precarious Employment in Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry
Dr Enda Hannon and Dr Miguel Imas

Doctoral Details

The doctoral thesis investigates trade union responses to the surge of precarious employment in MNCs, the contributing factors the surge and its effects on employment and the employment relationship. Specifically, the research will look into the influence of globalisation and neoliberalism on work and employment. ILO's 'decent work agenda' and trade unions' drive in curbing precarious work in MNCs is the unit of primary concern for this research.

Education and Work History

MRes in Business and Management (Kingston University, London), MA in IHRM (University of Greenwich, London), MSc in International Relations (University of Benin), BA (DELSU)
Other Qualifications:
Member: The British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)

Work Experience

In addition to being a doctoral researcher, Florence is currently an Hourly Paid Lecturer at Kingston Business School, Kingston University, London. She has over 25 years work experience and has previously worked as a credit control executive, training coordinator, development officer, office administrator and a banker in multinationals for Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.

Publications and Academic Achievements

Awarded Best Postgraduate Project 2012 - The Business School of Greenwich University, London

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