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Jim Kitay

Jim Kitay

BA(Hons) MA Well. PhD ANU GradCertEdStud
Honorary Associate Professor

Rm 204A
C37 - Burren Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 0041
Fax +61 2 9351 4729
jim.kitay@sydney.edu.au


Jim Kitay specialises in research on work and employment relations in service industries. He has a particular interest in the long term development of occupational structures and processes. He is currently engaged in a study of the history of occupational health nursing in New South Wales.

Jim has a longstanding interest in the comparative study of employment relations and human resource management. He has published widely on the retail banking industry, and was co-coordinator of major studies of the automobile manufacturing and banking industries in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. He also has undertaken extensive research into the activities, influence and careers of management consultants.

Research Expertise

  • Historical sociology of occupations
  • Work in service industries
  • Human resource development and training

Publications

2013

5
Conference Paper/s

Kitay J 2013 'Emmeline Roach and the Quest for Nursing Legitimacy', 5th Annual Conference of Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools AAHANZBS, University of Sydney, Australia, 8th November 2013

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Ginns P, Kitay J and Prosser M 2010 'Transfer of academic staff learning in a research-intensive university', Teaching in Higher Education, vol.15:3, pp. 235-46

2008

2
Book Section/s

Wailes N, Lansbury R, Kitay J and Kirsch A 2008 'Introductory Chapter: Globalization, Varieties of Capitalism and Employment Relations in the Automotive Assembly Industry' in Globalization and Employment Relations in the Auto Assembly Industry: A Study of Seven Countries, ed. Roger Blanpain, Kluwer Law International, Alphen aan den Rijin, Netherlands, pp. 1-11

Wailes N, Kitay J and Lansbury R 2008 'Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employment Relations Under Globalisation' in Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employees, ed. Shelley Marshall, Richard Mitchell and Ian Ramsay, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 19-38

Wailes N, Lansbury R and Kitay J 2008 'Varieties of capitalism and employment relations under globalization: evidence from the auto industry' in New Directions in the Study of Work and Employment: Revitalizing Industrial Relations as an Academic Enterprise, ed. Charles J. Whalen, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 173-93

3
Edited Book/s

Blanpain R, Lansbury R, Wailes N, Kitay J and Kirsch A 2008 'Globalization and Employment Relations in the Auto Assembly Industry: A Study of Seven Countries (Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations-64)', Kluwer Law International, Alphen aan den Rijin, Netherlands, pp. 152

4
Journal Article/s

Ginns P, Kitay J and Prosser M 2008 'Developing conceptions of teaching and the scholarship of teaching through a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education', International Journal for Academic Development, vol.13:3, pp. 175-185

2007

2
Book Section/s

Kitay J and Cutcher L 2007 'Connecting the Global and the Local: Changing Employment Practices in Australian Retail Banking' in Globalisation and Employment Relations in Retail Banking, ed. Roger Blanpain, Kluwer Law International, pp. 15-33

Zhao S, Zhao W, Kitay J and Zhang J 2007 'Employment Relations in Chinese Commercial Banks' in Globalization and Employment Relations in Retail Banking, ed. Roger Blanpain, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands, pp. 35-56

3
Edited Book/s

Cutcher L, Kitay J and Wailes N 2007 'Globalization and Employment Relations in Retail Banking', Kluwer Law International, Germany, pp. 153

4
Journal Article/s

Kitay J and Wright C 2007 'From Prophets to Profits: The Occupational Rhetoric of Management Consultants', Human Relations, vol.60:11, pp. 1613-1640

2006

2
Book Section/s

Kitay J and Lansbury R 2006 'Diversity and Change in Work and Employment' in Rethinking Work: Time, space and discourse, ed. H Hearn and G Michelson, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 79-101

Lansbury R, Kitay J and Wailes N 2006 'Globalisation and Working Life: A comparative Analysis of the Automobile and Banking Sectors in Australia and Korea' in Institutions, Production and Working Life, ed. G. Wood and P. James, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 83-103

5
Conference Paper/s

Wailes N, Kitay J and Lansbury R 2006 'Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employment Relations under Globalisation', Workshop on Corporate Governance and the Management of Labour, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 1st - 31st December 2006

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Lansbury R, Kitay J and Wailes N 2006 'The impact of globalisation on social dialogue: A comparative analysis of changes in employment relations in the automobile and banking sectors in Australia and Korea', Social Actors, Work Organization and New Technologies in the 21st Century - International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) 14th World Congress, Lima, Peru, 14th September 2006

2005

5
Conference Paper/s

Lansbury R, Kitay J and Wailes N 2005 'Reconceptualising the impact of globalisation on employment relations: A comparative study of the auto and banking industries in Australia and Korea', Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA) 57th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, United States, 9th January 2005

2004

4
Journal Article/s

Wright C and Kitay J 2004 'Spreading the word: Gurus, consultants and the diffusion of the employee relations paradigm in Australia', Management Learning, vol.35:3, pp. 271-286

Kitay J and Wright C 2004 'Take the money and run? Organisational boundaries and consultants' roles', Service Industries Journal, vol.24:1, pp. 1-18

5
Conference Paper/s

Comerton-Forde C, Kitay J, Nicholas S and Yip J 2004 'Managing group work in public policy programmes', Launching Conference of the Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th December 2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Lansbury R, Kitay J and Wailes N 2004 'The impact of globalisation on industrial relations: A conceptual framework', 7th International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) European Regional Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 11th September 2004

Comerton-Forde C, Kitay J, Nicholas S and Yip J 2004 'Enhancing learning outcomes through group work', Global conference on excellence in education and training: Educational excellence through creativity, innovation and enterprise, Singapore, 22nd May 2004

2003

4
Journal Article/s

Lansbury R, Kitay J and Wailes N 2003 'The impact of globalisation on employment relations: Some research propositions', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol.41:1, pp. 62-74

Kitay J and Wright C 2003 'Expertise and organisational boundaries: The varying roles of Australian management consultants', Asia Pacific Business Review, vol.9:3, pp. 21-40

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Kitay J and Yip J 2003 'The effects of group formation on groupwork in business education', Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, United States, 1st January 2003-31st December 2003 Link

Kitay J 2003 'Industrial relations and human resource management practices in Australian retail banks', 13th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, Berlin, Germany, 12th September 2003 Link

2002

4
Journal Article/s

Lee C and Kitay J 2002 'Changing employment relations in the banking sector: The case of Korea', Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, vol.45, pp. 119-134

Kitay J 2002 'Continuity and change: Employment practices in Australian retail banking', Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, vol.45:135-151

Wright C and Kitay J 2002 '"But does it work?"Perceptions of the impact of management consulting', Strategic Change, vol.11:5, pp. 271-278

2001

4
Journal Article/s

Kitay J 2001 'Historical debate: The Mudginberri abattoir dispute of 1985', Labour History, vol.80, pp. 191-196

1999

2
Book Section/s

Kitay J, Regalia I and Baethge M 1999 'Managerial strategies human resource practices and labor relations in banks' in From tellers to sellers, ed. M. Regini, J. Kitay and M. Baethge, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, United States, pp. 3-30

Kitay J 1999 'Change in tandem: Employment relations in Australian banks' in From tellers to sellers, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, United States, pp. 63-93

3
Edited Book/s

Regini M, Kitay J and Baethge M 1999 'From tellers to sellers: Changing employment relations in banks', MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, United States

4
Journal Article/s

Kitay J and Wright C 1999 'An unexplained relationship: Australian management of human resources', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol.37:1-17

1998

2
Book Section/s

Kitay J and Callus R 1998 'The role and challenge of case study design in industrial relations research' in Researching the world of work : strategies and methods in studying industrial relations, Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, ILR Press, United States, pp. 101-112

1997

1
Book/s

Lansbury R and Kitay J 1997 'Changing employment relations in Australia', Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 250

2
Book Section/s

Kitay J 1997 'Human resource management strategies - how should unions respond?' in Reforming Australia's unions, Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Kitay J and Rimmer M 1997 'Australian retail banking: Negotiating employment relations change' in Changing employment relations in Australia, ed. J. Kitay and R.D. Lansbury, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 102-130

Kitay J 1997 'Changing patterns of employment relations' in Changing employment relations in Australia, ed. G. B. Kitay and R.D. Lansbury, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 1-43

Kitay J and Lansbury R 1997 'Workplace Australia in an international context: Future challenges for workplace development' in Workplace innovations: competitiveness, welfare and employment, ed. T. Alasoini, M. Kyllonen and A. Kasvio, Finnish Ministry of Labour, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 120-140

Kitay J and Lansbury R 1997 'Towards new employment relations: Continuity, change and diversity' in Changing employment relations in Australia, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 218-246

4
Journal Article/s

Kitay J 1997 'The labour process: Still stuck? Still a perspective? Still useful?', Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory

1995

2
Book Section/s

Lansbury R and Kitay J 1995 'Human resource management and industrial relations in an era of global markets: Australian and international trends' in Human resource management and workplace change, Economic Planning and Advisory Commission, Canberra, Australia, pp. 17-72

Lansbury R and Kitay J 1995 'The implications of globalisation for human resource management, industrial relations and labour market policies: Australia in an international context' in Globalisation: issues for Australia (Commission Paper No 5, Economic Planning Advisory Commission), AGPS, Canberra, Australia, pp. 167-82