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Dimitria Groutsis

Dimitria Groutsis

BEc Soc Sci (Hons) Usyd; Phd UNSW
Senior Lecturer

Rm 439
H03 - Institute Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 2485
Fax +61 2 9351 4729
dimitria.groutsis@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Dimitria Groutsis is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School.

Her research focuses on high and low skilled labour mobility and diversity management. Her work has appeared in national and international peer review journals and book chapters; and, she has presented her work at national and international forums and community events. She is currently co-writing a book on health sector migration with Di van den Broek and co-editing a text on Cross-Comparative International Human Resource Management with Mustafa Ozbilgin and William Harvey. She is collaborating with a team of international scholars on a large EU funded project examining the history of migration management and is also working on an international project which aims to develop a global diversity index.

She currently serves as the Regional Editor (Australasia) for Equality Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal and, is an Advisory board member of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.

She has served on the advisory board of the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA), consulting on their cultural diversity in leadership project; she is a former executive member of the Immigrant Women's Speakout Association (Australia) and has been working closely with the International Organisation for Migration on preserving a large migration archive. Dimitria is the Director of the Managing Global Migration Research Group (MGMRG), School of Business, University of Sydney. The MGMRG acts as a bridge between scholars researching in field of migration and diversity management, students with an interest in these areas of study, the business community, and the government and non-government sectors.

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Publications

2014

2
Book Section/s

Groutsis D, Ng ES and Ozturk MB 2014 'Cross-cultural and Diversity Management Intersections: Lessons for Attracting and Retaining International Assignees' in International Human Resources Management, ed. MF Ozbilgin, D Groutsis & WS Harvey, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 23-46 Link

Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D and Harvey WS 2014 'Introduction: A Multilevel Approach to International Human Resource Management' in International Human Resources Management, ed. MF Ozbilgin, D Groutsis & WS Harvey, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 1-5 Link

Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D and Harvey WS 2014 'Conclusion' in International Human Resources Management, ed. MF Ozbilgin, D Groutsis & WS Harvey, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 236-43 Link

3
Edited Book/s

Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D and Harvey WS 2014 'International Human Resources Management', ed. MF Ozbilgin, D Groutsis & WS Harvey, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Groutsis D and van den Broek D 2014 'Retaining Imported Skills through Diversity Management: The Case of Migrant Nurses', 26th Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics SASE, Chicago, United States, 12th July 2014

Groutsis D, O'Leary J and Russell G 2014 'Capitalising on culture? Lessons from an Australian study', 30th European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium - "Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times", Rotterdam, Netherlands, 5th July 2014

2013

2
Book Section/s

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2013 'Managing Cultural Diversity: Problems and Prospects for Ethnicity and Gender at Work' in Case Study Methods in Business Research - Volume 4 Case Study Research from the Traditions of the Post and Beyond, ed. A J Mills and G Durepos, Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 247-66

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2013 'Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Considering the Neglect of Identity' in 'For Those Who've Come Across the Seas...': Australian Multicultural Theory, Policy and Practice, ed. Andrew Jakubowicz and Christina Ho, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, Australia, pp. 183-97

5
Conference Paper/s

Venturas L, Groutsis D and Papadopoulos Y 2013 'Mapping the Steps Towards a Coordinated Migration Infrastructure: The Emergence of the ICEM', 38th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, United States, 24th November 2013

Harvey WS and Groutsis D 2013 'Reputation and talent mobility in the Asia Pacific', 13th European Academy of Management EURAM Annual Conference on Democratising Management, Istanbul, Turkey, 29th June 2013

van den Broek D, Groutsis D and Taksa L 2013 'History as conduit for understanding transculturalism and intercultural diversity: The Case of Voice and Migration', 13th European Academy of Management EURAM Annual Conference on Democratising Management, Istanbul, Turkey, 29th June 2013

Groutsis D, van den Broek D and Harvey WS 2013 'Conceptualising Migration Intermediaries: Network governance and skilled migration', 13th European Academy of Management EURAM Annual Conference on Democratising Management, Istanbul, Turkey, 29th June 2013

van den Broek D, Wright CF and Groutsis D 2013 'Employer-Sponsored Migration: Mechanism of Labour Market Efficiency or Worker Vulnerability?', 2013 Global Interdisciplinary Conference - “How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation”, Los Angeles, United States, 1st June 2013

Groutsis D, Harvey WS and van den Broek D 2013 'Lost Pieces of the Puzzle: Migration Intermediaries and skilled migration', 27th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2013 - "Work, Employment and Employment Relations in an Uneven Patchwork World", Freemantle, Australia, 8th February 2013

2012

2
Book Section/s

Al Ariss A, Vassilopoulou J, Groutsis D and Ozbilgin MF 2012 'A Multi-level Understanding of the Careers of Minority Ethnic Elites' in Global Elites: The Opaque Nature of Transnational Policy Determination, ed. Andrew Kakabadse and Nada Kakabadse, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, pp. 241-61

4
Journal Article/s

Groutsis D and Venturas L 2012 'The Cold War and the history of international ‘migration management’: The emergence of International Organisations', MNIMONA (In Greek), vol.32, pp. 203-19

Groutsis D and Arnold PC 2012 'Tracking the Career Decisions and Experience of Migrant Elites: The case of South-African trained medical professionals in the Australian labour market', Health Sociology Review, vol.21:3, pp. 332-42 Link

Harvey WS and Groutsis D 2012 'Skilled migrants in the Middle East: definitions, mobility and integration', International Journal of Business and Globalisation, vol.8:4, pp. 438-53

5
Conference Paper/s

Harvey WS, van den Broek D and Groutsis D 2012 'An introduction to intermediaries in the skilled migration labour market', 28th European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium 2012 - "Design!?", Helsinki, Finland, 7th July 2012

van den Broek D, Groutsis D and Harvey WS 2012 'Crossing Borders: Gender, Migration and the Role of Intermediaries in Career Outcomes', Gender, Work and Organization: 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, Keele, United Kingdom, 27th June 2012

2011

5
Conference Paper/s

Al-Ariss A, Groutsis D, Vassilopoulou J and Ozbilgin M 2011 'Careers of Migrant Elites', European Academy of Management 2011, Estonia, 1st January 2011-31st December 2011

van den Broek D and Groutsis D 2011 'Redefining Citizenship and Nursing Careers Across Cultural & Temporal Borders', 7th International Critical Management Studies CMS7 2011 Conference, Naples, Italy, 13th July 2011

Groutsis D and Taksa L 2011 'Considering multiple and intersecting identities in the workplace: lessons for diversity management?', 27th European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium 2011 - "Reassembling Organizations", Gothenburg, Sweden, 9th July 2011

2010

2
Book Section/s

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2010 'Managing cultural diversity: Problems and prospects for ethnicity and gender a work' in Managing Diversity in Australia: Theory and Practice, ed. G.Strachan, E. French and J.Burgess, McGraw Hill, Australia, pp. 169-87

4
Journal Article/s

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2010 'Managing Diverse Commodities: From Factory Fodder to Business Asset', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol.20:2, pp. 77-98

Varoufakis Y and Groutsis D 2010 'Symposium Introduction: The Trouble with Labour', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol.20:2, pp. 1-6

5
Conference Paper/s

Venturas L and Groutsis D 2010 'Past attempts of international ‘migration management’: The establishment of the ICEM', IMIS-Day 2010 International Conference ‘The New Politics of International Mobility'; International Workshop ‘Disciplining Global Movements. Migration Management and its Discontents’, Osnabruck, Germany, 13th November 2010

Trau R, Groutsis D and Hartel C 2010 'Composition of Intra-organizational Developmental Network, Context and Developmental Outcomes', Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2010 - "Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research", Montreal, Canada, 10th August 2010

Groutsis D and Taksa L 2010 'The relationship between Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity Management Policies: Lessons from History', Equity Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2010, Vienna, Austria, 16th July 2010

Groutsis D and Arnold P 2010 'Medical Elites: Migration, Accreditation & Integration of South African Medical Professionals in Australia', Equity Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2010, Vienna, Austria, 16th July 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Groutsis D 2009 'Recruiting Migrant Nurses to Fill the Gaps: The contribution of migrant women in the nursing care sector in Greece', Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol.10:1, pp. 49-65

5
Conference Paper/s

Groutsis D and Taksa L 2009 'Using Historical Perspective to Enhance Understanding of the Relationship Between Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity Management', Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) – Inaugural Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 15th December 2009

Groutsis D 2009 'What the labour market needs and what labour migrants want regarding essential labour migration: The case of Greece and Australia', 4th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science, University of Athens, Greece, 11th July 2009

Groutsis D and Taksa L 2009 'Considering the convergence and decoupling of multiple identities in the workplace: lessons for diversity management?', 4th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science, University of Athens, Greece, 11th July 2009

2008

2
Book Section/s

Groutsis D 2008 'Navigating Migrants into the Greek Labour Market: The Role of Migrant Associations - The Case of Eastern European Migrant Associations' in Migration, Mobility and Human Rights at the Eastern Border of the European Union - Space of Freedom and Security, ed. G Silasi & O.L Simina, Editura Universitatii de Vest, Timisoara, Romania, pp. 206-216 Link

4
Journal Article/s

Groutsis D 2008 'Space for female foreign-trained non-Greek nationals in the Greek labour market', Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, vol.8:1, pp. 1-16

5
Conference Paper/s

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2008 'The convergence and decoupling of multiple identities in the workplace: lessons for diversity management?', Gender and Diversity Workshop: ’Beyond Gender and Diversity?', Auckland , New Zealand, 1st December 2008

Groutsis D 2008 'Recruiting Migrant Nurses to Fill the Gaps: Critical insights employing the case of Greece', 13th International Metropolis Conference- Mobility, Integration and Development in a Globalised World, Bonn, Germany, 31st October 2008

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2008 'Respect or responsibility for differences? Migrant workers, inter-cultural relations and barriers to EEO and diversity-related initiatives', Rights, Reconciliation, Respect and Responsibility - Planning for a socially inclusive future for Australia - 'Be part of the future', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre (UTS), S.A.V.E Australia Inc (Specialist Assignment Volunteers Enterprise), The Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA) & The Institute for Cultural Diversity, Sydney, Australia, 3rd October 2008

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2008 'The Need for Union Engagement with Migrant Workers and Diversity Management', Industrial Relations for the 21st Century, Sydney, Australia, 24th June 2008

11
Seminar Paper/s

Groutsis D and Taksa L 2008 'The impact of cultural diversity on work and management: An Australian case-study, Foundation for European and Foreign Policy Research (ELIAMEP), Athens, Greece 2008

Groutsis D and Taksa L 2008 'A Review of Australian IR: Transforming Rules of the Game, Athens IR Workshop: Organised by the University of Athens Doctoral Program, Athens, Greece, 12 December 2008

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2008 'The convergence and decoupling of multiple identities in the workplace: lessons for diversity management?, 'Beyond Gender and Diversity?': Gender and Diversity Workshop, running adjacent to the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2 December 2008

Groutsis D and Taksa L 2008 'Managing Diverse Commodities: From Factory Fodder to Business Asset, Workshop: Is Labour a Commodity?, University of Sydney, Australia, 19 September 2008

2007

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2007 'The Struggle to Manage Workforce Diversity in the NSW Railways: The Impact of Social Capital on Equal Employment Opportunity Initiatives in Historical Perspective', Intellectual and Social Capital:21st Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) 2007 Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 7th December 2007

11
Seminar Paper/s

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2007 'Bridging or bonding social capital? Interpreting migrant responses to EEO initiatives in NSW Railways during the early 1980s, Seminar Series for the Labour-Management Studies Foundation, Sydney, Australia 2007

2006

2
Book Section/s

Groutsis D 2006 'Globalisation and labour mobility: Migrants making spaces, migrants changing spaces' in Rethinking Work: Time, space and discourse, ed. M Hearn and G Michelson, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 144-164

4
Journal Article/s

Groutsis D 2006 'Geography and credentialism: assessment and accreditation of overseas-trained doctors', Health Sociology Review, vol.15:1-2, pp. 59-70

5
Conference Paper/s

Groutsis D 2006 'Navigating Migrants into the Greek Labour Market: The Role of Migrant Associations – Preliminary Findings of Qualitative Research on East-West Migration', Migration and Mobility: Assets and Challenges for the Enlargement of the European Union- School of High European Comparative Studies (SISEC) 2005 International Colloquium, Timisoara, Romania, 1st January 2006-31st December 2006

Groutsis D and Rosewarne S 2006 'Challenges to the integrity of a European program: Greece as the recalcitrant state', Challenges of Immigration and Integration in the European Union and Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 20th February 2006

Groutsis D 2006 'The management of skilled foreign trained immigrant women in the Greek labour market', Expanding your horizons, personal and professional - TOWER (Thessaloniki Organisation for Women’s Employment and Resources) Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 28th January 2006

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Groutsis D 2005 'Book reviews: Women, gender and transnational lives: Italian workers of the world by D Gabaccia and F Iacovetta & Sisters or strangers? Immigrant, ethnic and racialised women in Canadian history by M Epp and F Iacovetta', Labour History:88, pp. 275-278

5
Conference Paper/s

Groutsis D 2005 'Migrant networks binding and dividing labour market spaces: Migrant women at the Eveleigh railway workshops in Sydney, Australia', 10th International Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Canada, 21st October 2005

11
Seminar Paper/s

Groutsis D and Taksa L 2005 'Social capital, organisational culture and organisational change: The case of migrant workers at the Eveleigh railway workshops, invited seminar presentation at Department of Statistics at the Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece, 15 December 2005

2004

5
Conference Paper/s

Groutsis D 2004 'It's not what you know, it's how well you play the system: The case of NGSs representing skilled migrant women', 9th International Metropolis Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 1st October 2004

8
Magazine Article/s

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2004 'Greek women at the Eveleigh railway workshops', OEGGA Quarterly Magazine

12
Newspaper Article/s

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2004 'Uncovering lost histories: Finding the Greek women migrants of NSW Eveleigh railway workshops', Womenspace, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2003

4
Journal Article/s

Groutsis D 2003 'The state, immigration policy and labour market practices: The case of overseas trained doctors', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.45:1, pp. 67-86

5
Conference Paper/s

Groutsis D 2003 'The feminisation of global migration: re-positioning migrant women in the labour market', International Metropolis Conference, Vienna, Austria, 19th September 2003

11
Seminar Paper/s

Taksa L and Groutsis D 2003 'Greek women at the Eveleigh railway workshops, OEGGA International Womens Day Dinner March 2003

2002

2
Book Section/s

Groutsis D 2002 'Snakes and ladders: The experiences of overseas qualified nurses and doctors in the Australian labour market' in Global trends and local issues, ed. R Tipples and H Shrewsbury, Applied Management and Computing division, Lincoln University in conjunction with the International Employment Relations Association

Research Expertise

  • High skilled/ low skilled migration of men and women
  • Migrant elites
  • Migration intermediaries
  • Health sector labour mobility
  • Diversity management
  • Migrant labour settlement needs and integration
  • Gender and Career identities

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