BEc Soc Sci (Hons) Usyd; Phd UNSW
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The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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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, book chapters and she has co-edited International Human Resource Management (CUP) with Ozbilgin and Harvey; and, she has presented her work at national and international forums and community events. She is currently 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 member of the member's forum of the Ethnic Communities Council and has been working closely with the International Organisation for Migration on preserving a large migration archive. Dimitria is the co-Convenor of the Managing Global Migration Research Group (MGMRG), School of Business, University of Sydney. The MGMRG acts as a bridge between scholars researching in the 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.
The Huffington Post quoted Dr Dimitria Groutsis about racial discrimination in the job application process and the importance of cultural diversity in work environments.
Dimitria Groutsis on 2TM Tamworth 27 Jan 2016
Dr Dimitria Groutsis was interviewed on 2TM Tamworth about the asylum seeker assets bill passed in the Danish parliament which will allow authorities to seize cash and valuables from refugees entering the country.
Cultural diversity - the competitive edge 16 Nov 2015
ABC Radio National Drive
Radio National Drive interviewed Dr Dimitria Groutsis and Dr Diane Van Den Broek about their study on the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Diversity and inclusion 10 Nov 2015
Dr Dimitria Groutsis was interviewed by Radio Adelaide about a University of Sydney Business School survey on diversity and inclusion policies in Australian organisations.
SBS World News
Associate Professor Diane van den Broek and Dr Dimitria Groutsis were interviewed on SBS World News about their research that found investment in diversity and inclusion leads to a better business outcome.
Groutsis D and Venturas L 2016 'Guest Worker Schemes Yesterday and Today: Advantages and Liabilities' in Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies, ed. A. Triandafyllidou, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 110-17
Taksa L and Groutsis D 2016 Forthcoming 'Swings and Roundabouts: reconsidering Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity Management in Australia from an historical perspective' in Handbook of Diversity Management, ed. Ozbilgin, M and Chanlat, J-F, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom
Groutsis D 2015 'The Visible and Invisible Hands of "Migration Management"' in International "Migration Management" in the Early Cold War: The Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration, ed. Venturas L, University of the Peloponnese, Tripolis, Greece, pp. 335-48
Groutsis D and van den Broek D 2015 'Reporting on the gender and diversity, standing working group at the European group of organizational studies colloquium', Equality Diversity and Inclusion, vol.34:6, pp. 554-60
Harvey W, van den Broek D and Groutsis D 2015 'Exploring the Migration Industries', Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, Exeter, United Kingdom, 4th September 2015
Wright CF, Groutsis D and van den Broek D 2015 'Are employer-sponsored visa schemes inherently ‘unfair’? A comparative assessment of the effectiveness of migrant worker protections', 4th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network, Geneva, Switzerland, 10th July 2015
Harvey W, Groutsis D and van den Broek D 2015 'Exploring the impact of skilled migrant intermediaries on reputation', 31st European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium, Athens, Greece, 4th July 2015
Harvey W, van den Broek D and Groutsis D 2015 'The impact of intermediaries, reputation and social networks on skilled migration decisions', 31st European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium, Athens, Greece, 4th July 2015
Groutsis D, van den Broek D and Taksa L 2015 'Voices from the Shadows: The Case of Skilled Migrant Women in Australia', 31st European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium, Athens, Greece, 4th July 2015
Rajani N, Ng E and Groutsis D 2015 '‘Should I stay or Should I go?' An Autoethnographic Account of an International Student's Decision to Transition to a Self-Initiated Expatriate', 57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business AIB 2015, Bengaluru, India, 30th June 2015
Groutsis D 2015 'Interpreting Transitioning Discourses of Migration Management: An Historical Analysis of the Post-War Period', “Migration Management” and International Organizations in the 20th Century Conference, Athens, Greece, 25th April 2015
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
Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D and Harvey W 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
Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D and Harvey W 2014 'Conclusion' in International Human Resources Management, ed. MF Ozbilgin, D Groutsis & WS Harvey, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 236-43
Groutsis D and van den Broek D 2014 'Diversity Management Policy in the Health Sector', Emerging Health Policy Research Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 2nd October 2014
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
van den Broek D, Groutsis D, Rimmer M and Underhill E 2014 'Entrepreneurial Middle Men on the Harvest Trail: Ethics, Society and Migrant Work', The Political Economy of Work and Labor Markets: Workplace Regimes in Comparative Perspective, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference, 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
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
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
Underhill E, Groutsis D, van den Broek D and Rimmer M 2013 '‘Enterprising Middle Men on the Harvest Trail’, Migration, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Research, Policy and Practice', Managing Global Migration Research Group Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 21st November 2013
Harvey W 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 W 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 W 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
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
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
Harvey W 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
Groutsis D, van den Broek D and Harvey W 2012 'Strategic Alliances Enabling the Migration and Integration Process: Conceptualising Migration Intermediaries, Skilled Migration and Transitions and Agents', Managing Global Migration Research Group Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 22nd November 2012
Harvey W, 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 W 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Groutsis D 2006 'Geography and credentialism: assessment and accreditation of overseas-trained doctors', Health Sociology Review, vol.15:1-2, pp. 59-70
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
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
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
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
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
Taksa L and Groutsis D 2004 'Greek women at the Eveleigh railway workshops', OEGGA Quarterly Magazine
Taksa L and Groutsis D 2004 'Uncovering lost histories: Finding the Greek women migrants of NSW Eveleigh railway workshops', Womenspace, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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
Groutsis D 2003 'The feminisation of global migration: re-positioning migrant women in the labour market', International Metropolis Conference, Vienna, Austria, 19th September 2003
Taksa L and Groutsis D 2003 'Greek women at the Eveleigh railway workshops, OEGGA International Womens Day Dinner March 2003
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
- On the move: A comparative examination of policy addressing health care provider migration in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia; DINGWALL R, Flood C, Grant H, Groutsis D, LIGHT D, REIGER K, Wanner R, LOWELL B, BACH S; Canadian Institutes of Health Research/International Opportunities Program Development Grant.
- Is the Greek labour market positively managing the skill endowments of foreign trained non-Greek hum; Groutsis D; Onassis Fellowship/Onassis Fellowship for Foreigners.
- Mapping the Social and Cultural Capital of Greek Migrant Women: The Case of the Eveleigh Railway Wor; Groutsis D, Taksa L; School of Economics and Business, University of Sydney/Research Grant.
- NGOs and Immigrant women in Greece; Groutsis D, Rosewarne S; School of Economics and Business, University of Sydney/Research Grant.
- Uncovering lost histories: Finding the Greek women migrants of the New South Wales Eveleigh Railway; Taksa L, Groutsis D; Migration Heritage Council/Research Grant.
- Near Miss Grant; Groutsis D; School of Economics and Business, University of Sydney/Research Support.
- Skilled migration in the European Union - policies, legislation and practice: The case of Greece.; Groutsis D; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).
- 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
Recent Units Taught
Despite the well-established business benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, a survey of some of Australia's most diversity-aware companies highlight the need for more rigour. Video 2 of 2.