About invited papers
For more information about the Invited papers series, please go to the Workplace Relations Education Series page.
The benefits of joint consultative committees at the workplace
Invited paper 2/2015, by Professor Amanda Pyman
This paper, by Amanda Pyman, Professor at the Department of Management at Deakin University, explores the role and frameworks of employee involvement and participation in the workplace. It examines the benefits of joint consultative committees, how they can be integrated into workplaces, and what strategies can be employed for ensuring their effectiveness.
Labour productivity and industrial relations
Invited paper 1/2015, by Professor David Peetz
This paper by David Peetz, Professor of Employment Relations at Griffith University in the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, explains the concept of productivity and why it's important, as well as looking at the factors that increase or decrease labour productivity at both macro (economy-wide) and micro (workplace) levels.
Developing a pragmatic approach to management-union negotiations
Invited paper 3/2014, by Professor Ray Fells
This paper, by Professor Ray Fells of The University of Western Australia, explores some important aspects of why negotiations unfold the way they do in the workplace and suggests some practical steps to prepare the ground for a more constructive negotiation process.
Enduring values or radical change the shaping of labour law legislation
Invited paper 2/2014, by Dr Richard Naughton
This paper, by Dr Richard Naughton, Associate of the Centre of Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne, contends that there are four core and interrelated elements which underlie the Australian industrial relations system.
The paper discusses and addresses various legislative changes over time and the impact each change has had on these core elements.
An elusive quest: Effective communications & employee engagement in Australia
Invited paper 1/2014, by Professor Russell Lansbury
This paper, by Russell Lansbury, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Sydney Business School, examines how employee communications and engagement can be better integrated with employment relations and enterprise bargaining to achieve productive outcomes for organisations and the economy.