Our examination of employment relations focuses on the institutions, processes and economic and social contexts that influence the relationships between workers and businesses, and the consequent outcomes.
Many of the key contemporary policy challenges in Australia and across the world are directly connected to employment relations. For instance, COVID-19 has created significant disruptions in the economy and workplaces, which has prompted governments, businesses and unions to adopt measures aimed at preventing business closures and job losses.
SERRG provides a bridge between employment relations researchers in the University of Sydney and industry stakeholders to strengthen employment relations research, policy and practice. Our members collaborate with an international community of leading researchers and institutions to promote employment relations as a field of research.
Clibborn, S. (2020). Australian industrial relations in 2019: The year wage theft went mainstream. Journal of Industrial Relations.
Ellem, B., Goods, C., Todd, P. (2020). Rethinking Power, Strategy and Renewal: Members and Unions in Crisis. British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Ellem, B., Sandstrom, J., Persson, C. (2020). Neoliberal Trajectories in Mining: Comparing Malmfalten and the Pilbara.
Foley, M., Oxenbridge, S., Cooper, R., Baird, M. (2020). "I'll never be one of the boys": Gender harassment of women working as pilots and automotive tradespeople. Gender, Work and Organization.
Lansbury, R., Johnson, A., Van Den Broek, D. (2020). Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations: Actors and Institutions. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
Nankervis, A., Baird, M., Coffey, J., Shields, J. (2020). Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice (10th Edition). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning Australia.
Patmore, G., Westcott, M. (2020). Special issue: interdisciplinary historical studies. Accounting History Review, 30(1), 1-6.
Todd, P., Ellem, B., Goods, C., Rainnie, A., Smith, L. (2020). Labour in global production networks: Workers and unions in mining engineering work. Economic and Industrial Democracy.
Van Den Broek, D., Groutsis, D. (2020). Women, Work and Migration. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
Van Den Broek, D., Wright, C., Howe, J., Reilly, A. (2020). Pro-market governance, migration status and worker vulnerability: The case of Australian horticulture. Economic and Industrial Democracy.
Veen, A., Barratt, T., Goods, C. (2020). Platform-Capital's 'App-etite' for control: A labour process analysis of food-delivery work in Australia. Work, Employment and Society.
Wright, C., Clibborn, S. (2020). A guest-worker state? The declining power and agency of migrant labour in Australia. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 31(1), 34-58.
Wright, C., Constantin, V. (2020). Why recruit temporary sponsored skilled migrants? A human capital theory analysis of employer motivations in Australia. Australian Journal of Management.
Wright, C., Knox, A., Constantin, V. (2020). Using or abusing? Scrutinising employer demand for temporary sponsored skilled migrants in the Australian hospitality industry. Economic and Industrial Democracy.
Baird, M. (2019). Will Gender Trump Trump in the Workplace? Negotiation Journal, 35(1), 191-193.
Baird, M., Ellem, B., Clibborn, S., Cooper, R., Wright, C., Veen, A. (2019). Editorial: The Journal of Industrial Relations: Sixty Years on. Journal of Industrial Relations, 61(1), 4-10.
Baird, M., Hill, E., Gulesserian, L. (2019). Expanding paternity leave in Southeast Asia. East Asia Forum: Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific.
Barratt, T., Ellem, B. (2019). Temporality and the evolution of GPNs: remaking BHP's Pilbara iron ore network. Regional Studies, 53(11), 1555-1564.
Clibborn, S. (2019). Australian Industrial Relations in 2018: Inequality, policy stagnation and a brewing storm. Journal of Industrial Relations, 61(3), 318-325.
Clibborn, S. (2019). It takes a village: Civil society regulation of employment standards for temporary migrant workers in Australian horticulture. UNSW Law Journal, 42(1), 242-267.
Cooke, F., Wood, G., Wang, M., Veen, A. (2019). How far has international HRM travelled? A systematic review of literature on multinational corporations (2000-2014). Human Resource Management Review, 29(1), 59-75.
Fee, A., McGrath-Champ, S., Berti, M. (2019). Protecting expatriates in hostile environments: institutional forces influencing the safety and security practices of internationally active organisations. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(11), 1709-1736.
Fitzgerald, S., McGrath-Champ, S., Stacey, M., Wilson, R., Gavin, M. (2019). Intensification of teachers' work under devolution: A "tsunami" of paperwork. Journal of Industrial Relations, 61(5), 613-636.
Goods, C., Veen, A., Barratt, T. (2019). "Is your gig any good?" Analysing job quality in the Australian platform-based food-delivery sector. Journal of Industrial Relations, 61(4), 502-527.
Hill, E., Baird, M., Ford, M. (2019). Investing in care key to boosting economic growth. East Asia Forum Quarterly, 11(1), 8-9.
Hill, E., Baird, M., Vromen, A., Cooper, R., Meers, Z., Probyn, E. (2019). Young women and men: Imagined futures of work and family formation in Australia. Journal of Sociology, 55(4), 778-798.
Howe, J., Reilly, A., Wright, C., Van Den Broek, D., Clibborn, S. (2019). A Critical Examination of the Relationship between Labour Hire Intermediaries and Growers in the Australian Horticulture Industry. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 32(1), 83-102.
McGrath-Champ, S., Stacey, M., Wilson, R., Fitzgerald, S., Rainnie, A., Parding, K. (2019). Principals' support for teachers' working conditions in devolved school settings: Insights from two Australian States. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 47(4), 590-605.
Markey, R., McIvor, J., O'Brien, M., Wright, C. (2019). Reducing carbon emissions through employee participation: evidence from Australia. Industrial Relations Journal, 50(1), 57-83. [More Information]
Schuessler, E., Frenkel, S., Wright, C. (2019). Governance of Labor Standards in Australian and German Garment Supply Chains: The Impact of Rana Plaza. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 72(3), 552-579.
Temple, J., Dow, B., Baird, M. (2019). Special working arrangements to allow for care responsibilities in Australia: availability, usage and barriers. Australian Population Studies, 3(1), 13-29.
Wright, C., Clibborn, S. (2019). Migrant labour and low-quality work: A persistent relationship. Journal of Industrial Relations, 61(2), 157-175.
Wright, C., Wood, A., Trevor, J., McLaughlin, C., Huang, W., Harney, B., Geelan, T., Colfer, B., Chang, C., Brown, W. (2019). Towards a new web of rules: An international review of institutional experimentation to strengthen employment protections. Employee Relations: the international journal, 41(2), 313-330.