ARC Linkage Grant
Australian Research Council
Engineering service work, global production networks and employment relations in Australian mining
Prof Robert V Lambert; Prof Alistair F Rainnie; Dr Patricia A Todd; Prof Bradon L Ellem; Prof Andrew J Herod; Mr Glenn Thompson
Work and Organisational Studies
Leading segments of Australian mining have embraced automated mining. This project will focus on the world's two leading engineering companies - Komatsu and Caterpillar - which are providing and maintaining this equipment. This restructuring is grounded in global production network theory and labour skill issues at the centre of this technological transition.