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Greg Patmore

Greg Patmore

BEc(Hons); PhD
Professor of Business and Labour History

Rm 101
C37B - Burren Street Campus
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 0040
Fax +61 2 9351 4567
greg.patmore@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Greg Patmore is Professor of Business and Labour History and Director of the Business and Labour History Group and the Co-operative Research Group (CRG) in the School of Business, The University of Sydney. He also chairs the School's Ethics Committee. His main research interests are labour history, comparative labour history, Rochdale consumer co-operatives, employee representation and the impact of industrialisation and deindustrialisation on regional economies.

He is currently writing a book for the University of Liverpool Press on the history of non-union employee representation in Australia, Canada, Germany, the US and the UK in the interwar period focusing on employee representation plans, works councils, union management co-operative committees and works committees. With Nikola Balnave from Macquarie University, he is also researching the history of Rochdale consumer co-operatives in Australia. He is also researching a history of the Berkeley Co-operative in California, which was the largest consumer co-operative in North America. Under the auspices of the CRG, he is undertaking a project with colleagues at the University of Trento in Italy comparing the Australian and Italian co-operative movements and working on developing a survey of Australian co-operatives and mutuals. Greg is also editing a book with Mary Hilson from the University College of London and Silke Neunsinger from the Labour Movement Archives and Library is editing book on the Global History of consumer co-operatives. He is also co-ordinating the Australia-US Comparative Labour History Project with Professor Shelton Stromquist from the University of Iowa.

Greg was President of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH) from 1986 to 1998 was editor of its journal, Labour History, from 1999-2010. He is currently President of the Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools and serves on the editorial boards of Labour History and International Labor and Working Class History. He serves on the Steering Committee of the New Global 300 Initiative of the International Co-operative Alliance in Geneva, which is mapping the impact of co-operatives internationally. He has held visiting positions at the University of California (Berkeley), Cardiff Business School and Georgetown University. He is also a former chair of Work and Organisational Studies in the School of Business and Pro Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Publications

2014

2
Book Section/s

Patmore G 2014 'A Tale of Two Employee Representation Plans in the Steel Industry: Pueblo, Colorado, and Sydney, Nova Scotia' in Making an American Workforce: The Rockefellers and the Legacy of Ludlow, ed. Fawn-Amber Montoya, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, United States, pp. 125-52

5
Conference Paper/s

Marjanovic O, Patmore G and Rittau Y 2014 'Social Media Use in the Australian Co-ops - Insights from a Pilot Project', Australian Co-operative and Mutuals Teaching and Research Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 20th November 2014

2013

2
Book Section/s

Balnave N and Patmore G 2013 'The AMWU: Politics and Industrial Relations, 1852-2012' in Organise, Educate, Control: The AMWU in Australia 1852-2012, ed. Andrew Reeves and Andrew Dettmer, Monash University Publishing, Clayton, Australia, pp. 3-33

Patmore G 2013 'Industrial Democracy' in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, & Economic History, ed. Melvyn Dubofsky, Oxford University Press, New York, United States, pp. 363-8

Patmore G 2013 'Company Unions' in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, & Economic History, ed. Melvyn Dubofsky, Oxford University Press, New York, United States, pp. 134-5

Patmore G 2013 'Cooperatives' in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, & Economic History, ed. Melvyn Dubofsky, Oxford University Press, New York, United States, pp. 151-2

Patmore G 2013 'Cooperatives and Worker Management' in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, & Economic History, ed. Melvyn Dubofsky, Oxford University Press, New York, United States, pp. 152-4

4
Journal Article/s

Patmore G 2013 'Unionism and non-union employee representation: The interwar experience in Canada, Germany, the US and the UK', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.55:4, pp. 527-45 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Balnave N and Patmore G 2013 'Managing Consumer Co-operatives: Lessons from The Community Co-operative Store (Nuriootpa), 1944-2010', 5th Annual Conference of Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools AAHANZBS, University of Sydney, Australia, 8th November 2013

Patmore G and Balnave N 2013 'Controlling Consumption: A Comparative History of Rochdale Consumer Co-operatives in Australia and the USA', Labor and Working Class History Association LAWCHA 2013 National Conference – “Rights Solidarity and Justice: Working People Organizing, Past and Present”, New York, United States, 8th June 2013

11
Seminar Paper/s

Balnave N, Hallikainen P, Marjanovic O and Patmore G 2013 'Social Media Use in Australian Co-operatives: Current Applications and Future Opportunities, Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium, University of Sydney, Australia, 26 July 2013

2012

1
Book/s

Knowles H, Patmore G and Shields J 2012 'Citi in Australia. A Business History', Citigroup Inc, Sydney, Australia

2
Book Section/s

Patmore G 2012 'Industrial Relations' in From Carr to Keneally: Labor in Office in NSW 1995-2011, ed. D. Clune and R. Smith , Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia, pp. 170-80

4
Journal Article/s

Balnave N and Patmore G 2012 'Rochdale consumer co-operatives in Australia: Decline and survival', Business History, vol.54:6, pp. 986-1003 Link

2011

2
Book Section/s

Patmore G 2011 'Giving Employees a Voice in the Workplace: A comparative Historical Perspective' in Work and Employment Relations - An Era of Change, ed. Marian Baird, Keith Hancock and Joe Isaac, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 153-66

4
Journal Article/s

Markey R and Patmore G 2011 'Employee Participation in Health and Safety in the Australian Steel Industry, 1935–2006', British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.49:1, pp. 144-167

Balnave N and Patmore G 2011 'The Politics of Consumption and Labour History', Labour History, vol.100, pp. 145-65

5
Conference Paper/s

Patmore G 2011 'Industrial Democracy in the Interwar Period: A Comparative Historical Perspective in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK, and the US, 1914-1939', Working Class Worlds: Local and Global Perspectives on Labor History Conference, University of Iowa, United States, 9th July 2011

Balnave N and Patmore G 2011 'The Politics of Consumption and Labour History', Celebrating Labour History's 100th Issue: Reflection and Renewal Symposium, University of Sydney, Australia, 29th April 2011

11
Seminar Paper/s

Patmore G and Balnave N 2011 'Australian Consumer Co-operatives: Past, Present and Future, 2nd Symposium of Australia - Italy Co-operatives Research Group, Trento, Italy, 23 July 2011

Patmore G 2011 'The Co-operative Challenge in Australia (Keynote Address), 2nd Symposium of Australia - Italy Co-operatives Research Group, Trento, Italy, 23 July 2011

2010

2
Book Section/s

Markey R, Patmore G and Balnave N 2010 'Worker Directors and Worker Ownership/Cooperatives' in Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organisations, ed. A. Wilkinson, P.J. Gollan, M. Marchington, and D. Lewin, Oxford University Press , Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 237-57

Patmore G 2010 'Australia' in Histories of Labour:National and International Perspectives, ed. J.Allen, A.Campbell and J.McIlroy, Merlin Press, Pontypool, United Kingdom, pp. 231-61

4
Journal Article/s

Davis T and Patmore G 2010 'Mirrored histories: Consumption and work in the Asia Pacific', Consumption, Markets & Culture, vol.13:1, pp. 1-5

Balnave N and Patmore G 2010 'Marketing community and democracy: Rural Rochdale co-operatives in Australia', Consumption, Markets & Culture, vol.13:1, pp. 61-77

Knowles H, Patmore G and Shields J 2010 'A Marriage of Convenience: Citibank, Hawke-Keating Labor and Foreign Bank Entry into Australia', Labour History, vol.98, pp. 97-119

Gallop G and Patmore G 2010 'Social Democratic Governments and Business', Labour History, vol.98, pp. 1-6

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Markey R and Patmore G 2009 'The Role of the State in the Diffusion of Industrial Democracy: South Australia, 1972-9', Economic and Industrial Democracy, vol.30:1, pp. 37-66

Patmore G 2009 'Federal Systems of Industrial Relations', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.51:2, pp. 147-50

Patmore G 2009 'The Origins of Federal Industrial Relations Systems: Australia, Canada and the USA', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.51:2, pp. 151-72

Cooper R and Patmore G 2009 'Private Detectives, Blacklists and Company Unions: Anti-Union Employer Strategy & Australian Labour History', Labour History, vol.97:November 2009, pp. 1-11

Markey R and Patmore G 2009 'Employee Participation and Labour Representation: ICI Works Councils in Australia, 1942-75', Labour History, vol.97:November 2009, pp. 53-73

5
Conference Paper/s

Balnave N and Patmore G 2009 'Competition in Retailing: Lessons from the History of Rochdale Consumer Co-operatives in Australia', Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) – Inaugural Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 15th December 2009

Knowles H, Patmore G and Shields J 2009 'Courting the Foreign “Money Power”: Labor and Citibank', Social Democratic Parties and Business: An Historical Analysis Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 28th September 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Patmore G 2009 'Employee Representation Plans and Union-Management Cooperative Committees: Worker Voice in the United States and Canada, 1914-1939', Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association IIRA 2009 'The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment', Sydney, Australia, 27th August 2009

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Knowles H, Patmore G and Shields J 2008 'From Hire Purchase to Property Development: The Rise and Demise of the Industrial Acceptance Corporation in Australia, 1926-1977', Accounting, Business & Financial History, vol.18:3, pp. 283-302

Knowles H, Patmore G and Shields J 2008 'Introduction', Accounting, Business & Financial History, vol.18:3, pp. 275-281

Balnave N and Patmore G 2008 'Rochdale Consumer Co-operatives in Australia: A case of Rural Survival', Journal of Co-operative Studies, vol.41:1, pp. 11-21

Patmore G and Rees J 2008 'Employee Publications and Employee Representation Plans: The Case of Colorado Fuel and Iron, 1915-1942', Management and Organizational History, vol.3:3-4, pp. 257-272

Balnave N and Patmore G 2008 ''Practical Utopians': Rochdale Consumer Co-operatives in Australia and New Zealand', Labour History, vol.95:November, pp. 97-110

5
Conference Paper/s

Knowles H, Patmore G and Shields J 2008 'Backdoor Bankers: The Origins of Citigroup’s Australian Operations 1916-1986', American Business History Conference, Sacremento CA, United States, 1st January 2008-31st December 2008

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Patmore G 2007 'Employee Representation Plans at the Minnequa Works, Pueblo, Colorado, 1915-1942', Business History, vol.49:6, pp. 788-811

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Markey R and Patmore G 2007 'Employee Participation in Health and Safety in the Australian Steel Industry: BHP at Port Kembla, 1935-2006', The Conference of the International Employment Relations Association (IERA 2007), Canterbury, United Kingdom, 11th July 2007

2006

2
Book Section/s

Patmore G 2006 'Time and work' in Rethinking work: Time, space, discourse, ed. M Hearn and G Michelson, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 21-38

Patmore G 2006 'Industry, labour and community, 1869-1932' in Furnace, Fire and Forge: Lithgow's Iron and Steel Industry 1874-1932, ed. B McKillop, Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc. (LRRSA), Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 251-264

4
Journal Article/s

Patmore G 2006 'Book Review: Sparrows Point and the Rise and Ruin of American Industrial Might by M Reutter', Labour History, vol.90, pp. 245-246

Patmore G 2006 'Employee representation plans in the United States, Canada, and Australia: An employer response to workplace democracy', Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, vol.3:2, pp. 41-65

Patmore G 2006 'A voice for whom? Employee representation and labour legislation in Australia', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol.29:1, pp. 8-21

Balnave N and Patmore G 2006 'The politics of consumption and cooperation: An overview', Labour History:91, pp. 1-12

Balnave N and Patmore G 2006 'Localism and Rochdale Co-operation: The Junee District Co-operative Society', Labour History:91, pp. 47-68

Patmore G 2006 'Editorial', Labour History:90, pp. v-vi

Patmore G 2006 'Editorial', Labour History:91, pp. v-vi

Patmore G 2006 'Iron and Steel Unionism in Canada and Australia, 1900-1914: The Impact of the State, Ethicity, Management and Locality', Labour/Le Travail, vol.58:Fall

5
Conference Paper/s

Patmore G, Knowles H and Shields J 2006 'Hire Purchase in Australia; The Rise and Demise of Industrial Acceptance Corporation', History of Finance and Financial Institutions in the Asia-Pacific Rim’ Symposium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1st - 31st December 2006

Cowell N, Knowles H, Patmore G and Shields J 2006 'The Citibank Project', Business and Management History Symposium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1st - 28th February 2006

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Berger S and Patmore G 2005 'Comparative labour history in Britain and Australia', Labour History:88, pp. 9-24

Patmore G and Coates D 2005 'Labour parties and the state in Australia and the UK', Labour History:88, pp. 121-141

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Patmore G 2005 'Setting the pace: The NSW jurisdiction before 1981', The State Systems of Industrial Relations: Past, Present and Future, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 26th August 2005 Link

Balnave N and Patmore G 2005 'Rochdale consumer co-operatives and Australian labour history', 9th National Labour History Conference "The Past is Before Us", University of Sydney, Australia, 2nd July 2005

Patmore G 2005 'Time and work', 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney, NSW, Australia, 11th February 2005

2004

4
Journal Article/s

Patmore G 2004 'Union birth, growth and death: The impact of the state, management and community at the Lithgow Ironworks', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.46:1, pp. 21-38 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Patmore G 2004 'JD Rockfeller Jnr. and employee representation plans: The Minneque Steelworks, Pueblo, Colorado 1915-1942', Taking care of business: Historical perspectives of management practice in the 20th Century conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 5th November 2004

2003

2
Book Section/s

Patmore G 2003 'An employer response to workplace democracy: A North American perspective' in Partnership at Work: The challenge of employee democracy, ed. P Gollan and Glenn Patmore, Pluto Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 178-186

Patmore G 2003 'Industrial conciliation and arbitration in New South Wales before 1998' in Laying the Foundations of Industrial Justice: the Presidents of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW 1902-1998, ed. G Patmore, Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 5-66

Patmore G 2003 'Conclusion' in Laying the Foundations of Industrial Justice: the Presidents of the Industrial Relations Commission 1902-1998, Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 267-271

Patmore G 2003 'Introduction' in Laying the Foundations of Industrial Justice: the Presidents of the Industrial Relations Commission 1902-1998, Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 1-4

Patmore G 2003 'Joseph Alexander Browne 1932-1942' in Laying the Foundations of Industrial Justice: the Presidents of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW 1902-1998, ed. G Patmore, Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 182-194

3
Edited Book/s

Patmore G 2003 'Laying the Foundations of Industrial Justice: The Presidents of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW 1902-1998', The Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Patmore G 2003 'Legislating for benefits - NSW 1941-1958', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.29:1, pp. 14-30

2002

2
Book Section/s

Patmore G 2002 'Changes in the nature of work and employment relations: An historical perpective' in Working futures: the changing nature of work and employment relations in Australia, ed. R. Callus and R. D. Lansbury, The Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 27-38

Patmore G 2002 'Walker, Clifton Reginald Walker (Richard Dixon) (1905-1976)' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, ed. J. Ritchie and D. Langmore, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 464-465

4
Journal Article/s

Cooper R and Patmore G 2002 'Trade union organising and labour history', Labour History:83, pp. 3-19

Patmore G 2002 'Australia', Labour/Le Travail, vol.50, pp. 255-260

5
Conference Paper/s

Patmore G 2002 'Legislating for benefits - NSW 1941-1958', Conference on Employment Entitlements: History, Diversity, Access and Protection, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1st - 30th November 2002

Patmore G 2002 'Regulating industrial relations: Australia, Canada and the United States, 1890-1948', Cycles of Labour Regulation Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 28th June 2002

Patmore G 2002 'Labour history in Australia, writing Canadian labour', Critical Perspectives Conference, Canadian Committee on Labour History, Peterborough, Canada, 1st June 2002

2001

2
Book Section/s

Hearn M and Patmore G 2001 'Freedom or fetteration? Working life and federation, 1890-1914' in Working the nation, working life and federation, Pluto Press/King St. Press, Sydney/London, Australia, pp. 3-10 Link

Patmore G 2001 'The Birmingham of Australia and Federation: Lithgow, 1890-1914' in Working the nation, working life and federation, Pluto Press/King St. Press, Sydney/London, Australia, pp. 185-202 Link

3
Edited Book/s

Hearn M and Patmore G 2001 'Working the nation: Working life and federation, 1890-1914', Pluto Press/King Street Press, Sydney/London, Australia

5
Conference Paper/s

Patmore G 2001 'Employee representation plans in North America and Australia, 1915-1935: An employer response to workplace democracy', Workplace Democracy Conference, Labour Council of NSW/Work and Organisational Studies, School of Business, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1st June 2001

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Patmore G 2001 'Union birth, growth and death: The Lithgow ironworks, 1900-1914', Seventh national labour history conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 21st April 2001

2000

4
Journal Article/s

Patmore G 2000 'Capital moves: RCA's 70 year quest for cheap labor, book review of Capital moves: RCA's 70-year quest for cheap labor by J. Cowie', The Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.42:1, pp. 150-152

Patmore G 2000 'For working class culture in Canada: A selection of Colin McKay's writings on sociological and political economy, 1897-1939, book review of For working class culture in Canada: a selection of Colin McKay's writings on sociological and political economy, 1897-1939, I. McKay (ed)', Labour History, vol.78, pp. 228

Patmore G 2000 'Localism and labour: Lithgow 1869-1932', Labour History, vol.78, pp. 53-70

Patmore G 2000 'Working lives in regional Australia: Labour history and local history', Labour History, vol.78, pp. 1-6

1999

2
Book Section/s

Patmore G 1999 'Labour' in The centenary companion to Australian federation, ed. H. Irving, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 390-391

4
Journal Article/s

Patmore G 1999 'Localism and industrial conflict: The 1911-12 Lithgow ironworks strike revisited', Labour & Industry, vol.10, pp. 57-78

1998

2
Book Section/s

Patmore G 1998 'Digging up the past: Historical methods in industrial relations research' in Researching the world of work: strategies and methods in studying industrial relations and critical views, ed. G. Strauss and K. Whitfield, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, United States, pp. 213-226

5
Conference Paper/s

Patmore G 1998 'Localism, capital and labour: Lithgow 1869-1932', Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Twelfth Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 1st - 28th February 1998

1997

4
Journal Article/s

Patmore G 1997 'Labour-community coalitions and state enterprise: The Lithgow Small Arms Factory 1881-1932', The Journal of Industrial Relations

1996

4
Journal Article/s

Patmore G 1996 'Australian Labor Historiography: The Influence of the USA', Labor History, vol.37:4, pp. 520-534

Research Grants

2011-2012

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

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.

ARC Discovery Project

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Research Expertise

  • Co-operatives
  • Impact of industrialisation and deindustrialisation
  • Labour history
  • Locality and community
  • Steel industry in the early decades of the 20th Century
  • Trade union growth

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2012 is the UN Year of the Co-operative. Professor Greg Patmore discusses the importance of co-ops in the developing world.

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