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John Shields

John Shields

BA(Hons) ANU; PhD
Deputy Dean and Associate Dean (Education);
Professor

Rm 5175
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 5425
Fax +61 2 9351 4729
john.shields@sydney.edu.au

Bio

John Shields is Deputy Dean at The University of Sydney Business School, where he oversees the work of the School’s Associate Deans in education, research and academic staffing. John is also Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Studies in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies. He is a member of the Business School’s Dean’s Executive Committee and Chair of the School’s Faculty Board. He also represents the School on the Executive Board of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education and is chair of the CEMS Academic Committee. John holds a PhD in Economic History from the University of Sydney (1990). His principal areas of research and teaching include performance management, reward management, executive remuneration and corporate governance, leadership, and business and labour history. In the field of human resource management, his publications include Managing Employee Performance and Reward, Cambridge University Press, 2e, 2016, and Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice, 9th edition, 2016 (co-authored with Alan Nankervis, Marian Baird and Jane Coffey). He is currently engaged in national and international collaborative research projects in the fields of strategic reward configuration, pay secrecy, predictors of employee pay preferences, the impact of the director human and social capital on firm financial performance, and embedding cultural intelligence in higher education contexts.



2017

Book

Nankervis A, Baird M, Coffey J, and Shields J (2017). Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice (9th Edition) , .

Book Chapters

Shields J, and Rooney J (2017). Reward Management Human Resource Management: A Global and Critical Perspective (2nd edition), 213-250 .

2016

Book

Shields J, Brown M, Kaine S, Dolle-Samuel C, North-Samardzic A, McLean P, Johns R, O'Leary P, Plimmer G, and Robinson J (2016). Managing Employee Performance and Reward: Concepts, Practices, Strategies - 2nd Edition , .

2015

Journal Article

Scott D, Brown M, Shields J, Long R, Antoni C, Beck-Krala E, Lucia-Casademunt A, and Perkins S (2015). A Global Study of Pay Preferences and Employee Characteristics Compensation and Benefits Review: the journal of total compensation strategies, 47 (2), 60-70 . [More Information]

2014

Journal Article

Capezio A, Cui L, Hu H, and Shields J (2014). What governs directors’ monitoring behavior in China? The influence of director social identification, learning goal orientation, and avoidance orientation Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 31 (4), 899-924 . [More Information]

Book

Nankervis A, Baird M, Coffey J, and Shields J (2014). Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice (8th Edition) , .

2012

Journal Article

Shields J, Scott D, Bishop J, and Goelzer P (2012). Pay Perceptions and Their Relationships with Cooperation, Commitment, and Intent to Quit: A Field Study International Studies of Management and Organisation, 42 (1), 68-86 . [More Information]

Book

Knowles H, Patmore G, and Shields J (2012). Citi in Australia. A Business History , .

Book Chapters

Shields J (2012). Reward Management Human Resource Management in a Global Context: A critical Approach, 243-284 .

2011

Journal Article

Capezio A, Shields J, and O'Donnell M (2011). Too Good to be True: Board Structural Independence as a Moderator of CEO Pay-for-Firm-Performance Journal of Management Studies, 48 (3), 487-513 . [More Information]

Book Chapters

Brown M, and Shields J (2011). Pay for Performance: Argument, Evidence, Implications Readings in HRM and Sustainability, .

Shields J (2011). Strategic Reward Management Human Resource Management: Strategies and Processes- 7th edition, 394-458 .

2010

Journal Article

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

Long R, and Shields J (2010). From Pay to Praise? Non-cash Employee Recognition in Canadian and Australian Firms International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21 (8), 1145-1172 . [More Information]

Shields J, and Grant D (2010). Psychologising the Subject: HRM, Commodification, and the Objectification of Labour Economic and Labour Relations Review, 20 (2), 61-76 . [More Information]

Shields J, and Harvey A (2010). Succumbing to the Burden of Foreignness: A Social Constructionist Analysis of Australian Print Media Representations of Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo Management Communication Quarterly, 24 (2), 288-321 . [More Information]

Shields J, and Harvey A (2010). Succumbing to the burden of foreignness: A social constructionist analysis of Australian print media representations of Telstra CEO, Sol Trujill Management Communication Quarterly, 24 (2), 288-321 .

Shields J (2010). Succumbing to the burden of foreignness: A social constructionist analysis of Australian print media representations of Telstra CEO, Sol Trujillo Management Communication Quarterly, 24 (2), 288-321 .

2009

Journal Article

Long R, and Shields J (2009). Do Unions Affect Pay Methods of Canadian Firms? A Longitudinal Study Relations Industrielles-Industrial Relations, 64 (3), 442-465 .

Scott D, Mcmullen T, Shields J, and Bowbin B (2009). Reward Alignment: High Hopes and Hard Facts WorldatWork Journal, 18 (4), 32-47 .

Shields J, Scott D, Sperling R, and Higgins T (2009). Rewards Communication in Australia and the United States: A Survey of Policies and Programs Compensation and Benefits Review: the journal of total compensation strategies, 41 (6), 14-26 .

Book Chapters

Capezio A, and Shields J (2009). Sensitivity & sensemaking: Rethinking CEO reward determination Contemporary Issues in: International Corporate Governance, 58-72 .

2008

Journal Article

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, 1926-77 Accounting, Business and Financial History, 18 (3), 283-302 . [More Information]

Knowles H, Patmore G, and Shields J (2008). Introduction Accounting, Business and Financial History, 18 (3), 275-281 . [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Capezio A, O'Donnell M, and Shields J (2008). Too Good to be True?: Board Structural Independence as a Moderator of CEO Cash Reward The 22nd Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference. Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future,, .

Book Chapters

Shields J (2008). Strategic reward management Human Resources Management: Strategies and Processes (Sixth edition), 382-437 .

2007

Journal Article

Johnson L, and Shields J (2007). Lessons from management-union partnership in teacher performance appraisal in the New South Wales public education system International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18 (7), 1214-1227 . [More Information]

Book

Shields J (2007). Managing Employee Performance and Reward: Concepts, Practices, Strategies , .

Conference Proceedings

Harvey A, and Shields J (2007). "Bringing US "Tall Poppies" Down-Under: A Discourse Analytic Study of Australian Telco CEO and US "Import", Sol Trujillo" 23rd EGOS Colloquium, .

Harvey A, and Shields J (2007). Bringing US "Tall Poppies" Down-Under: A Discourse Analytic Study of Australian Telco CEO and US "Import", Sol Trujillo 17th EGOS Colloquium, The Odyssey of Bureaucracy Stream, .

Ewing R, Freeman M, Bell A, Barrie S, O'Connor D, Shields J, Spicer P, and Waugh F (2007). The challenge of mentoring in academic settings: A pilot study AARE's 36th Annual International Education Research Conference - Adelaide 2006, .

2006

Conference Proceedings

Shields J, and O'Donnell M (2006). Chief executive pay in Australia 1990-2005: Rent extraction by CEOs in Australia's top 50 listed companies Integrating Global Organizations: The Role of Performance Measurement Systems, .

Book Chapters

Grant D, and Shields J (2006). Identifying the subject: Worker identity as discursively constructed terrain Rethinking Work, Time, Space and Discourse, 285-307 .

Ellem B, and Shields J (2006). The far west (1) People and Politics in Regional New South Wales Volume 1 - 1856 to the 1950s, 294-326 .

Ellem B, Kimber J, and Shields J (2006). The far west (2) People and Politics in Regional New South Wales Volume Two - the 1950s to 2006, 282-316 .

O'Donnell M, and Shields J (2006). The New Pay: Performance-Related Pay in Australia Employee Relations Management: Australia in a Global Context, 383-412 .

2005

Journal Article

Shields J (2005). Balancing Fairness and Flexibility: the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW during Bill Fisher’s Presidency, 1981-98 Australian Review of Public Affairs, .

Shields J (2005). Balancing fairness and flexibility: The NSW Industrial Relations Commission 1981-1998 Australian Review of Public Affairs, 19 September .

Long R, and Shields J (2005). Best practice or best fit? High involvement management and base pay practices in Canadian and Australian firms Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 43 (1), 52-75 . [More Information]

Long R, and Shields J (2005). Performance pay in Canadian and Australian firms: a comparative study International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16 (10), 1783-1811 . [More Information]

Shields J (2005). Setting the double standard: Chief executive pay the BCA way Journal of Australian Political Economy, 2005 (56), 299-324 .

Conference Proceedings

Shields J, and Ellem B (2005). Electoral politics and the Broken Hill labour movement, 1921-50 9th National Labour History Conference 2005, .

Shields J, Cutcher L, O'Donnell M, and O'Brien J (2005). Laughing all the way: Executive pay, company performance and corporate governance in the Australian banking industry 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2005, .

Shields J, Capezio A, O'Donnell M, Frino A, and O'Brien J (2005). Ownership Concentration, CEO Reward and the Managerial Power Thesis: Evidence from Australia Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2005, .

Grant D, and Shields J (2005). Reconstituting the subject: Changing representations of the worker in managerial and anti-managerial meta-narratives of work 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2005, .

Shields J (2005). The Cashless Turn in Performance and Reward Management: Evidence from the Colonies Third Performance and Reward Conference, .

Reference Work

Shields J, and Ellem B (2005). O'Neill, Eugene Patrick (1874-1953) Australian Dictionary of Biography, 312-313 .

2004

Journal Article

Shields J (2004). W(h)ither Performance Pay Action Research e-Reports, .

Book

Ellem B, Markey R, and Shields J (2004). Peak Unions in Australia: Origin, Power, Purpose, Agency , .

Conference Proceedings

Shields J, O'Donnell M, and O'Brien J (2004). The Buck Stops Here: Executive Pay And Company Performance 18th AIRAANZ Conference: New Economies, New Industrial Relations 2004, .

Book Chapters

Ellem B, and Shields J (2004). Beyond The 'Will To Unity': Theorising Peak Union Organisation And Agency Peak Unions in Australia: Origin, Power, Purpose, Agency, 32-53 .

Ellem B, Markey R, and Shields J (2004). Introduction Peak Unions in Australia: Origin, Power, Purpose, Agency, 1-8 .

Ellem B, and Shields J (2004). The Barrier Industrial Council: A Study In Local Peak Union Origins, Purpose, Power And Decline Peak Unions in Australia: Origin, Power, Purpose, Agency, 133-151 .

Fry S, Shields J, and Ellem B (2004). The Industrial and Political Role of the Trades and Labour Council of Queensland Since 1922: A Reassessment Peak Unions in Australia: Origin, Power, Purpose, Agency, 99-115 .

2003

Book Chapters

Grant D, O'Donnell M, and Shields J (2003). The new performance paradigm in the Australian public service: a discursive analysis La Motivation Au Travail Dans Les Services Publics, 247-259 .

Shields J (2003). Walter Edmunds 1920-1926 Laying the Foundations of Industrial Justice, 103-128 .

Shields J (2003). William Kenneth Fisher 1981-1998 Laying the Foundations of Industrial Justice, 230-266 .

2002

Journal Article

Shields J (2002). Edgar Ross and Broken Hill Hummer, 13-25 .

Shields J, O'Donnell M, and O'Brien J (2002). Executive Pay and Company Performance in Australia Sri Lankan Journal of Management, 8 (1&2), 22-47 .

Grant D, and Shields J (2002). In Search of the Subject: Researching Employee Reactions to Human Resource Management Journal of Industrial Relations, 44 (3), 313-334 .

Ellem B, and Shields J (2002). Making the 'Gibraltar of Unionism': Union Organising and Peak Union Agency in Broken Hill, 1886-1930 Labour History, 83 65-88 .

O'Donnell M, and Shields J (2002). Performance Management and the Psychological Contract in the Australian Federal Public Sector Journal of Industrial Relations, 44 (3), 435-457 .

Grant D, and Shields J (2002). Preface: Employee Reactions to Human Resource Management: Debates and Perspective Journal of Industrial Relations, 309-312 .

Conference Proceedings

Shields J, and Grant D (2002). Researching 'The Subject' in HRM: A Discursive Analysis 5th International Conference on Organizational Discourse: From Micro-Utterances to Macro-Inferences, .

Book Chapters

Shields J (2002). Beyond The Hard Sell: Redesigning Performance-Related Rewards at Bidgee Bank Human Resource Management, 522-524 .

Shields J (2002). Performance Related Pay in Australia Paying for Performance: An International Comparison, 179-213 .

Shields J, and O'Donnell M (2002). The New Pay: Performance Related Pay in Australia Employee Relations Management: Australia in a Global Context, 406-434 .

2001

Journal Article

Shields J (2001). Pay-for-performance: what’s really happening Human Resources Management Bulletin, (16), 1-12 .

Ellem B, and Shields J (2001). Placing Peak Union Purpose and Power: The Origins, Dominance and Decline of the Barrier Industrial Council Economic and Labour Relations Review, 0.50069444444 61-84 .

Shields J (2001). William Sydney (‘Shorty’) O’Neil (1903-2000) Hummer, 3 (6), 30-38 .

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