Business and Labour History Group

The main objective of the Business and Labour History Group is to promote historical research and teaching within the University of Sydney Business School. The group organises seminars and conferences on historical themes in the areas of accounting history, business history, economic history and labour history. It also runs research projects funded by business and labour organisations on a variety of themes and welcomes industry proposals for projects relating to organisational and occupational histories.

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Upcoming Events

The more things change, the more they stay the same. An organisational history of NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)

19th May 2017 1:00pm-2:00pm, Rm 5040, Level 5, Abercrombie Building (H70)

Dr Martha Knox-Haly will present an historical examination of ICAC’s work and government response over the previous 29 years of ICAC’s operations.

9th Annual AAHANZBS Conference

9th Nov 2017 - 10th Nov 2017, University of Sydney Business School

The Business and Labour History Group (BLHG) of University of Sydney Business School, Australia, will be hosting the 9th Annual Conference of AAHANZBS.


Research Project

Non-union employee representation in the workplace: debates and practice in Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States 1914-1939 (2011-2012)

Investigator: Greg Patmore

This project uses comparative historical data to provide a clear direction for public policy in the development of frontier technology for employment relations infrastructure at the workplace level. This infrastructure would maximise workplace productivity, increase job satisfaction and provide a greater voice for employees in the workplace.

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