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Professor & Director, International Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School, Monash University. Before being seconded to the Centre, he had served his home Department, Management, Monash Business School, variously as: Director of Research; Discipline Leader: Human Resources & Employment Relations; Director, Master of Human Resource Management. He is also in: Monash Business Digitalisation Research Network and Monash Asia Institute.
He has more than two hundred academic publications including many articles in such leading refereed journals as: Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources; Australian Journal of Labour Economics; British Journal of Industrial Relations; British Journal of Management; Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal; Higher Education Review; Human Relations; Human Resource Management Journal; Industrial & Labor Relations Review; Industrial Relations Journal; International Journal of Human Resource Management; International Labour Review; Journal of Industrial Relations; Journal of Management Studies; New Technology, Work & Employment; Personnel Review; Prometheus; Public Administration; Public Money & Management; and Thunderbird International Business Review.
He has published influential books (most jointly) that have had considerable impact including: International & Comparative Employment Relations: Global Crises and Institutional Responses. Its 7 editions are standard works in its field around the world and have received excellent reviews in Australia and overseas. It has been adapted into several other languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai. The 7th edition was published in 2021. Also, he co-authored Up in the Air: How Airlines Can Improve Performance by Engaging Their Employees. It has generated much interest from the media and industry internationally.
Other volumes that he has published include: Regulating Employment Relations, Work and Labour Laws: International Comparisons between Key Countries (Kluwer) Employment Relations in the Asia Pacific (Allen & Unwin/Thomson), Managing Managers (Blackwell); Organisational Change Strategies (Longman); Militant Managers? (Gower); New Technology (Routledge). Some of his publications have had much impact, been well cited and/or have been translated into several languages, including: Chinese, Danish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Thai. Various international conferences have invited him to be a keynote speaker or selected his papers to be published as one of the ‘best papers’ or to be included in proceedings, conference books or special issues of journals. More than 20 refereed journals have appointed him to their editorial boards.
Besides the Australian Research Council (ARC) discovery and linkage grants listed here, he has won many other external grants including from the ARC; Economic & Social Research Council, UK; Bank of England; Australian Studies Centre; Foundation for Management Education, UK; British Academy; European Group for Organisational Studies; Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, USA; Ford Foundation, USA; Institute for Safety Compensation & Recovery Research; Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute; Australia-Korea Foundation; Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia/Australian Academy of the Humanities and several other institutions and universities.
He has been an assessor for the ARC and also for the equivalent research councils in Canada, China, UK, USA. He has been a co-chief investigator on many competitive grant-funded projects. His international research collaborations include being Leader or Co-Leader of many projects. His experience includes: airlines, agriculture, building, chemicals, education, electronics, engineering, finance, health, hotels, infrastructure, mining, the public sector, railways, restaurants, retailing, tourism, telecommunications, manufacturing and unions as well as a range of enterprises in Australia internationally.
He currently is: President, Australian Labour & Employment Relations Association (ALERA); Co-Convenor, Victorian Fellows, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and Co-Chair, International Section, US Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA).
He has served as President of: Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & New Zealand; Industrial Relations Society of Victoria; Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM); International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management.
He is a Distinguished Member & Life Fellow of ANZAM; and a Fellow of other associations including: ASSA; LERA; Academy of Social Sciences, UK; Australian HR Institute; Australian Institute of Management; British Academy of Management (BAM); Chartered Institute of Management, UK; Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK.
He was educated in the UK at Manchester University; London School of Economics & Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He worked on research projects in the UK at Oxford and at Warwick universities; and at Imperial College, London. He was an academic at the University of Durham, UK and was subsequently an academic in Australia at the University of Queensland; Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (Director, ARC Key Centre in Strategic Management); Griffith University (Dean/Director, Graduate School of Management).
At present, among other projects, he is conducting research on new technologies, the future of work and industrial relations, with Building 4.0, a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). This is an industry-led research initiative co-funded by the Australian Government, Monash University, Melbourne University, QUT and industry partners. He also researches with and advises international organizations, private- and public-sector enterprises and other organizations. International agencies (e.g. the International Labour Organization/United Nations) have commissioned him to conduct projects. He has also been an adviser for governments in Australia, UK and elsewhere. He has served as a non-executive director on external boards e.g. in the fields of education, health and sport. He has also served as an arbitrator for the Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service, UK.
He is a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University Business School, UK and at Nottingham Business School, UK. He has been a guest faculty member at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has been a visitor at several other universities including: Macquarie University; Melbourne University and University of New South Wales, Australia; Cardiff University, UK; Pennsylvania State University, USA and at other universities. He has been an Examiner, Guest Speaker or Reviewer for universities and enterprises in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Indo-Pacific Region.
He helps to attract high-quality recruits, visitors, grants and donations and generally to promote the interests of organisations that he is involved with. For example, he initiated the Prescott Family Foundation lectures and the annual symposia that are held jointly by Monash and Melbourne universities to honour the late the Hon. Emeritus Professor Joe Isaac.
For more details, see Who’s Who in Australia or ask: GregBamber@Gmail.Com