BA LLB GradDipEcon ANU PhD
Professor and Director
H10 - Storie Dixson Wing
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Before his appointment at ACIRRT, John held the position of Director of Policy Research in the Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations. He has conducted research in the areas of micro-economic reform, local employment initiatives, performance pay, executive remuneration and the industrial relations system.
John has also worked for the trade union movement as a researcher, examining the nature of operation of performance pay systems. He was part of the project team that undertook the first Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey (AWIRS). His primary research interest is in how organisations respond to changes in the external economic and policy environment.
In recent years John's research interests have focused on changes associated with the demise of the classical wage earner model of employment. He is especially interested in new approaches to integrating industrial relations, social and economic policies to achieve simultaneous improvements in productivity and fairness.
Who will protect our IR protections? 10 May 2013
The Drum Opinion
ABC's The Drum online has published an op-ed by Professor John Buchanan and Dr Damian Oliver, from Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, on the Coalition's IR policy.
A multiple-choice answer 09 Mar 2013
The Saturday Age has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, re portfolio careers.
ABC News 24 The Business has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre at Business School, regarding a wage base for apprentices which has put the union and employers on a collision course.
ABC Radio Australia
ABC Radio National's AM program has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre, on his findings that electrical apprentices are getting older and poorer, and award wages for some apprentices effectively require them to live below the poverty line.
Nearly 500,000 people looking for full time work 21 Feb 2013
ABC Radio Australia
ABC Radio National has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, on the Australian Bureau of Statistics underemployment figures showing close to half a million part-time workers want full-time work.
- Casualisation of work
- Demise of the classical wage earner model of employment
- Industry relations system
- Microeconomic reform
- Performance pay
- Reforming working time
- The changing nature of work
- The future of work
- Work/life balance issues
John Buchanan from the Workplace Research Centre at the Business School highlights the challenges facing Qantas following the recent industrial action.