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John Buchanan

John Buchanan

BA LLB GradDipEcon ANU PhD
Professor; Chair of Discipline

Rm 4087
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 8151
Fax +61 2 9351 6409
john.buchanan@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Professor John Buchanan is Chair of the Discipline of Business Analytics at the University of Sydney Business School. Previously, between 1988 and 1991 he was part of the team that undertook the first Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey (AWIRS). In 1991, he joined the Workplace Research Centre (formerly acirrt) and served as its Director from 2005  - 2014.

Between 1988 and 1991 he was part of the team that undertook the first Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey (AWIRS). He joined the Workplace Research Centre (formerly acirrt) in 1991 and has been its Director since 2005.  Until recently his major research interest has been the demise of the classical wage earner model of employment and the role of the state in nurturing new forms of multi-employer co-ordination to promote both efficiency and fairness in the labour market.  Building on this research, he is now devoting special attention to the evolution of working life transition, the dynamics of workforce development and the connection between work, health and wellbeing. Professor Buchanan is currently Network Leader for the University of Sydney's Health and Work Research Network - a consortium involving experts from the Business School, Medical, Health Sciences and four other faculties.

He was one of the authors of Australia at work: just managing? (1999) of Fragmented Futures: New Challenges in Working Life published by Federation Press in 2003.  These texts provide an overview of the restructuring of work in Australia since the 1970s. He most recently co-edited a book called Inclusive Growth in Australia: Social policy as economic investment, published by Allen & Unwin in 2013.

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Publications

2016

2
Book Section/s

Buchanan J, Anderson P and Power G 2016 Forthcoming 'Skill Ecosystems' in The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training, ed. Chris Warhurst, Ken Mayhew, David Finegold and John Buchanan, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom

10
Report/s

Buchanan J, Raffaele C, Glozier N and Kanagaratnam A 2016 Forthcoming 'Beyond mentoring: mental health and structures of support for young Australian apprentices', NCVER

2015

4
Journal Article/s

Wise S, Fry M, Duffield C, Roche M and Buchanan J 2015 'Ratios and nurse staffing: The vexed case of emergency departments', Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, vol.18:1, pp. 49-55 Link

10
Report/s

Wheelahan L, Buchanan J and Yu S 2015 'Linking qualifications and the labour market through capabilities and vocational streams', NCVER Link

2014

2
Book Section/s

Buchanan J and Oliver D 2014 '‘Choice’ and ‘fairness’: the hollow core in industrial relations policy' in Australian Public Policy: Progressive ideas in the neoliberal ascendency, ed. Chris Miller and Lionel Orchard, Policy Press, Bristol, United Kingdom, pp. 97-112

4
Journal Article/s

Buchanan J, Oliver D and Briggs C 2014 'Solidarity reconstructed: The impact of the Accord on relations within the Australian union movement', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.56:2, pp. 288-307 Link

Buchanan J and et al 2014 'A cross-sectional exploration of the clinical characteristics of disengaged (NEET) young people in primary mental healthcare', BMJ Open, vol.4:12, pp. 1-8

5
Conference Paper/s

Buchanan J and Wright S 2014 'How does minimum wage increases impact on the incentive to bargain?', 28th AIRAANZ Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 7th February 2014

10
Report/s

Buchanan J, Jenkins S and Scott L 2014 'Student Clinical Placements in Australia: A University of Sydney Scoping Study', University of Sydney

Buchanan J, Ryan R, Bohle P, Colaguri S, Glozier N, Grunstein R, Hickie I, Raffaele C and Young S 2014 'Sustainable work: developing a framework for health and working life researchers and practitioners', Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School

Raffaele C, Buchanan J and Gleeson C 2014 'Why Is There A Workforce Shortage In NSW Emergency Departments? Challenges and Options for Action: A Discussion Paper Prepared For the NSW Emergency Care Institute', A Discussion Paper Prepared for the NSW Emergency Care Institute Link

2013

2
Book Section/s

Buchanan J, Dymski G, Froud J, Johal S, Williams K and Yu S 2013 'Changing employment portfolios and inclusive growth in Australia: Redistributing risks at work' in Inclusive Growth in Australia: Social Policy as Economic Investment, ed. Paul Smyth and John Buchanan, Allen and Unwin , Sydney, Australia, pp. 65-88

Smyth P and Buchanan J 2013 'Introduction' in Inclusive Growth in Australia: Social Policy as Economic Investment, ed. Paul Smyth and John Buchanan, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia, pp. xiii-xxv

3
Edited Book/s

Smyth P and Buchanan J 2013 'Inclusive Growth in Australia: Social Policy as Economic Investment', Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Buchanan J, Dymski G, Froud J, Johal S, Leaver A and Williams K 2013 'Unsustainable employment portfolios', Work, Employment and Society, vol.27:3, pp. 396-413 Link

10
Report/s

Yu S, Bretherton T and Buchanan J 2013 'Defining vocational streams: insights from the engineering, finance, agriculture and care sectors', National Centre for Vocational Education Research Report Link

Oliver D and Buchanan J 2013 'National Regional Workforce Planning and Development Report', Prepared for and published by the COAG Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Link

Schutz J, Bittman M, Chan S, Jakubauskas M and Buchanan J 2013 'The changing situation of electrical apprentices: submission to the Modern Award Review, Fair Work Australia', Prepared for the Electrical Industry Stakeholder Consortium

Wright S and Buchanan J 2013 'Research Report 6/2013 - Award Reliance', Fair Work Commission Link

Buchanan J, Bretherton T, Frino B, Jakubauskas M, Schutz J, Verma G and Yu S 2013 'Research Report 7/2013 - Minimum wages and their role in the process and incentives to bargain', Fair Work Commission Link

2012

10
Report/s

Wheelahan L, Moodie G and Buchanan J 2012 'Revitalising the 'vocational' in flows of learning and labour', NCVER Link

2011

2
Book Section/s

Buchanan J and Callus R 2011 'Efficiency and Equity at Work: The Need for Labour Market Regulation in Australia' in Industrial Relations - SAGE Library in Business and Management, ed. Marian Baird, Rae Cooper, Bradon Ellem & Russell D Lansbury, Sage Publications Ltd, London, United Kingdom, pp. 89-113

Buchanan J 2011 'Productivity and Labour: Four Paradoxes and their Implications for Policy' in Work and Employment Relations - An Era of Change, ed. Marian Baird, Keith Hancock and Joe Isaac, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 124-40

5
Conference Paper/s

Buchanan J, Dymski G, Froud J, Johal S and Williams K 2011 'Labour after the Great Complacence: Unsustainable employment portfolios in the USA, the UK and Australia', International Labour Process Conference, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 7th April 2011

10
Report/s

Buchanan J, Baldwin S and Wright S 2011 'Understanding and Improving Labour Mobility', National Centre for Vocational Research NCVER, Adelaide

Buchanan J, Jakubauskas M and Evesson J 2011 'Enabling workforce development: Insights from industries using e-learning', Flexible Learning Advisory Group/Department of Employment Education and Workplace Relations, Canberra

2010

2
Book Section/s

Buchanan J and Jakubauskas M 2010 'The Political Economy of Work and Skill in Australia: Insights from Recent Applied Research' in Beyond Skill: Institutions, Organisations and Human Capability, ed. Jane Bryson, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States, pp. 32-57

5
Conference Paper/s

Buchanan J, Froud J, Johal S, Williams K and Yu S 2010 'Do the UK and Australia have sustainable business models?', 28th International Labour Process ILPC Conference 2010, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States, 17th March 2010

Buchanan J, Yu S, Marginson S and Wheelahan L 2010 'Vocations and developing human capability: the role of education in economic renewal', 28th International Labour Process ILPC Conference 2010, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States, 17th March 2010

10
Report/s

Buchanan J, Scott L, Yu S, Schutz J and Jakubauskas M 2010 'Skills Demand and Utilisation: An International Review of Approaches to Measurement and Policy Development', OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers, 2010/4 Link

Buchanan J, Yu S, Wheelahan L, Keating J and Marginson S 2010 'Impact Analysis of the proposed strengthened Australian Qualifications Framework', Australian Qualifications Framework Council Link

2009

10
Report/s

Buchanan J, Jakubauskas M and Schutz J 2009 'From Preserving to Renovating Australian Apprenticeships: Insights from International Experiences', Report for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relation (DEEWR) Link

van Wanrooy B, Wright S, Baldwin S, Wilson S and Buchanan J 2009 'Australia at Work: In an Changing World', Workplace Research Centre

van Wanrooy B, Wright S and Buchanan J 2009 'Who Bargains', NSW Office of Industrial Relations

11
Seminar Paper/s

Buchanan J, Froud J, Johal S, Leaver A and Williams K 2009 'Undisclosed and unsustainable: Problems with the UK business model, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) Working Paper Series - Working Paper No 75, United Kingdom December 2009

2008

1
Book/s

Gordon S, Buchanan J and Bretherton T 2008 'Safety in Numbers: Nurse Patient-Ratios and the Future of Health Care', Cornell University Press, Ithaca, United States

2
Book Section/s

Buchanan J 2008 'Labour market efficiency and fairness: Agreements and the independent resolution of difference' in Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, ed. J.Riley and P.Sheldon, CCH Australia Limited, North Ryde NSW , Australia, pp. 175-88

4
Journal Article/s

Nettle R, Oliver D, Brightling P, Buchanan J and Williamson J 2008 'From “Workforce Planning” to “Collective Action”: Developments in the Australian dairy farm sector’', Employment Relations Record, vol.8:1, pp. 17-33

Buchanan J, van Wanrooy B, Oxenbridge S and Jakubauskas M 2008 'Industrial relations and labour market reform: Time to build on proven legacies', Economic Analysis & Policy, vol.38:1, pp. 9-16

Buchanan J 2008 'Labour Market Efficiency and Fairness: Agreements and the Independent Resolution of Difference', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol.18:2, pp. 85-97

Buchanan J 2008 'Values, Research and Industrial Relations Policy: Recent Controversies and Implications for the Future', Dialogue: Journal of the Social Sciences in Australia, vol.27:1, pp. 30-40

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Buchanan J and Considine G 2008 'The significance of minimum wages for the broader wage setting environment: understanding the role and reach of Australian awards', Australian Fair Pay Commission, 2008 Minimum Wages Research Forum Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, 1st January 2008-31st December 2008

10
Report/s

Bohle P, Buchanan J, Cooke T, Considine G, Jakubauskas M, Quinlan M, Rafferty M and Ryan R 2008 'The evolving work environment in New Zealand: Implications for occupational health and safety', National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee (NOHSAC) Technical Report 10, Wellington, New Zealand

Buchanan J and Wise S 2008 'The SIP Experience: Survey of post-2005 TCF SIP Recipients', WRC University of Sydney for Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

van Wanrooy B, Jakubauskas M, Buchanan J, Wilson S and Scalmer S 2008 'Australia at work. Working Lives – Statistics and Stories', University of Sydney Link

2007

10
Report/s

Wise S and Buchanan J 2007 'Survey of NSW Emergency Physicians', WRC University of Sydney for ASMOF

Buchanan J and Considine G 2007 'From labour to work: Evaluation of Victoria’s Prison Industries',

2006

2
Book Section/s

Buchanan J, Briggs C and Considine G 2006 'Unions and work intensification: Insights from the Australian metal and engineering, mining and nursing sectors' in Organisation et intesite du travail, ed. P. Askenazy, D. Cartron, F. de Coninck & M. Gollac, Octares, Toulouse, France

4
Journal Article/s

Buchanan J 2006 'Beyond Voodoo Economics and Backlash Social Policy: Where Next for Working Life Research and Policy', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.32:2

Briggs C, Buchanan J and Watson I 2006 'Wages Policy in an Era of Deepening Labour Market Inequality', Academy of Social Science Occasional Paper Series, vol.Policy Paper no. 4

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Buchanan J 2006 'From 'skill shortages' to decent work - The role of better skill eco-systems', 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road: Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Adelaide, Australia, 3rd February 2006 Link

Buchanan J and Briggs C 2006 'Workchoices: The new social engineering', 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road: Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Adelaide, SA, Australia, 3rd February 2006 Link

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Briggs C and Buchanan J 2005 'Work, commerce and the law: A new Australian model?', Australian Economic Review, vol.38:2, pp. 182-191 Link

Buchanan J and e 2005 'Whatever happened to life-long learning? Lessons from recent Australian vocational education and training reforms', Growth:56 Link

Buchanan J 2005 'Recasting Australian employment law: Implications for the health sector', Australian Health Review, vol.29:3, pp. 264-269

Buchanan J and Briggs C 2005 'Unions and the restructuring of work: Contrasting experiences in the old and new heartlands', Labour and Industry, vol.16:1, pp. 5-22

5
Conference Paper/s

Buchanan J 2005 'Skills and the sustainability of a manufacturing sector in transition: Lessons from Australian metal and engineering 1980-2000', Beijing Forum (2005): The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All - Asia's Opportunities and Development in Globalization, Beijing, China, 18th November 2005

Buchanan J, Watson I, Briggs C and Campbell I 2005 'Beyond fragmented futures: Where next for working life research and policy?', Reworking Work - Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney, NSW, Australia, 11th February 2005

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Buchanan J and Considine G 2005 'Combating work intensification: Do nurse-patient ratios reduce workloads in Australian public hospitals?', 23rd International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 27th October 2005 Link

Buchanan J and Hall R 2005 'Skills in contemporary Australian services industries: From skill shortages to workforce development', 23rd International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 23rd March 2005 Link

Buchanan J, Watson I, Briggs C and Campbell I 2005 'Beyond voodoo economics and backlash social policy: Where next for working life research and policy?', Transitions and Risk: New Directions in Social Policy Conference 'Session 2 - The New Demands of the Labour Market: Responding to Critical Transitions', Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 25th February 2005 Link

2004

2
Book Section/s

Campbell I, Watson I and Buchanan J 2004 'Temporary agency work in Australia (Part I)' in International perspectives on temporary agency work, Routledge, London, United Kingdom, pp. 129-144

Buchanan J, Watson I and Meagher G 2004 'The living wage in Australia: History, recent developments, and current challenges' in Living wage movements: Global perspectives, ed. D Figart, Routledge, London, United Kingdom, pp. 122-137

Buchanan J, Watson I and Briggs C 2004 'Skill and the renewal of labour: The classical wage-earner model and left productivism in Australia' in The skills that matter, ed. C Warhurst, E Keep and I Grugulis, Palgrave, London, United Kingdom, pp. 186-206

Buchanan J 2004 'The European social model: An Australian perspective on its meaning, impact and potential evolution' in The European Social Model. On the road to a transnational welfare state, WZB Yearbook, ed. H Kaelble and G Schmid, Edition Sigma, Berlin, Germany, pp. 215-238

4
Journal Article/s

Pocock B, Campbell I and Buchanan J 2004 'Meeting the challenge of casual work in Australia: Evidence , past treatment and future policy', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.30:1, pp. 16-32

5
Conference Paper/s

Buchanan J and Briggs C 2004 'Rethinking left union strategy: Left productivism and the labour process in Australia since the end of cold-war', 22nd International Labour Process Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7th April 2004 Link

Pocock B, Buchanan J and Campbell I 2004 ''New' industrial relations: Meeting the challenge of casual work in Australia', Proceedings of the 18th AIRAANZ Conference: New Economies, New Industrial Relations, Noosa, QLD, Australia, 6th February 2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Buchanan J and Evesson J 2004 'Redefining skill and solidarity at work: insights from group training arrangements in Australia', 22nd International Labour Process Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7th April 2004 Link

Buchanan J, Buchanan J and Considine G 2004 'Unions and work intensification: Insights from the Australian Metal and Engineering and Nursing Sectors', Proceedings of the 18th AIRAANZ Conference: New Economies, New Industrial Relations, Noosa, QLD, Australia, 6th February 2004

2003

1
Book/s

Watson I, Buchanan J, Campbell I and Briggs C 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life', Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 236

2
Book Section/s

Buchanan J and Pocock B 2003 'Social exclusion and the Australian labour market: Reconfiguring inequality in work and care' in Social Exclusion: An Approach to the Australian Case, ed. D Weiss, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, Germany, pp. 267-298

Briggs C, Cole M and Buchanan J 2003 'Where are the non-members?' in Unions 2002: Future Strategies for the Union Movement, National Key Centre in Industrial Relations Monograph No 15, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Campbell I, Watson I and Buchanan J 2003 'Temporary agency work in Australia: Towards an analysis' in Contemporary Research on Temporary Employment: The Inside View from Six Countries, Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, pp. 62-72

4
Journal Article/s

Buchanan J 2003 'Union amalgamation as a basis for union renewal in Australia: Insights from unfinished business', Just Labour, vol.2:Spring 2003, pp. 53-62 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life', Western Australian Trades and Labour Council Organising Conference, Perth, WA, Australia, 13th November 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life', Queensland Council of Unions organising conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 30th October 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'The benefits of pattern bargaining', Australian Financial Review Conference on the Cole Royal Commission, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 22nd October 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'The Australian Nurses Federation (ANF) and the future of Australian unionism', 6th Australian Nurses Federation (ANF) Biennial National Delegates Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia, 17th October 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Determining your destiny: Achieving fair and sustainable working lives', Electrical Trades Union National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 15th September 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life', Socialist Alliance Annual National Marxism Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 6th September 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life', Workforce 2003 conference on 'Enterprise Bargaining: Fatigue, Failure or Future, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 5th September 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life', NSW Independent Education Union Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 15th August 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life', ACIRRT/ACTU/ The Australian conference on the Future of Work, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 12th June 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'What does an industry strategy look like?', Let's get real - The 2nd Australasian Organising Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 8th May 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Skills for the future', TAFE Directors Australia 2003 Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 1st May 2003

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Campbell I, Watson I and Buchanan J 2003 'Temporary agency work in Australia: A basic profile and a few questions', Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2003, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 7th February 2003 Link

11
Seminar Paper/s

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 26 November 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, Centrelink's 'Guiding Coalition (ie combined SES) Meeting, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 29 October 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Group training and the future of work, DEST Vocational Education Policy and Program administration personnel, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 29 October 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, Committee for Economic Development in Australia lunchtime forum series, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 23 October 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures, Roadshow, Sydney and Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, 18 September 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, Trade union forum of the Sydney Socialist Alliance, Parramatta, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 30 August 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Hour of work in Australia: Recent trends and challenges for policy, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health 'Work, Health and Families Forum, Australia, 18 August 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 13 June 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, Changing nature of work for the NSW TAFE Outreach Teachers Network, UTS, Sydney, Australia, 11 June 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, North Local Learning and Employment (LLEN) and Access Training and Employment Centre (ATEC), Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 21 May 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, ACTU Occupational Health and Safety Forum, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 15 May 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'The changing nature of work: Challenges for public education unionists, Australian Education Union Nation Organisers Workshops, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 01 May 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, NSW Labor Council Forum on the Future of Work, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 30 April 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Fragmented futures: New challenges in working life, ACTU Forum on the Future of Work, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 30 April 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Skills and the changing nature of work, ACTU Forum on New Directions in Skill Formation Policy, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 01 April 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'The changing nature of work: Challenges and options, Trade Union Training Australia Workshop on Union Management, Currawong, NSW, Australia, 10 March 2003

Buchanan J 2003 'Where are the non-members?, Trade Union Training Australia Workshop on Union Management, Currawong, NSW, Australia, 10 March 2003

2002

2
Book Section/s

Buchanan J and Briggs C 2002 'Works councils and inequality at work in contemporary Australia' in Works councils in Australia: future prospects and possibilities, ed. P. Gollan, R. Markey and I. Ross, Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 48-73

4
Journal Article/s

Briggs C, Cole M and Buchanan J 2002 'Where are the non-members? Challenges and opportunities in the heartlands for union organising', International Journal of Employment Studies, vol.10:2, pp. 1-22

Buchanan J and Hall R 2002 'Teams and control on the job: Insights from the Australian metal and engineering best practice case studies', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.44:3, pp. 397-417

Buchanan J and Pocock B 2002 'Responding to the inequality today: Eleven these concerning the redesign of policies and agents for reform', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.44:1, pp. 108-135

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Buchanan J, Briggs C, Considine G and Heiler K 2002 'Unions and work intensification: Insights from the Australian metal and engineering, mining and nursing sectors', Colloque du Organisation, Intensity of Work, Quality of Work, Paris, France, 22nd November 2002

10
Report/s

Hall R, Buchanan J and Considine G 2002 'You value what you pay for: Enhancing employers contributions to skill formation and use', Dusseldorf Skills Forum (A special report to the Organisation)

2001

2
Book Section/s

Watson I and Buchanan J 2001 'Beyond impoverished visions of the labour market' in Creating unequal futures, ed. R. Fincher and P. Saunders, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, NSW, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Buchanan J and Watson I 2001 'The failure of the third way in Australia: Implications for policy about work', Competition & Change, vol.5:1, pp. 1-37

5
Conference Paper/s

Buchanan J 2001 'Working hours in Queensland: The demise of standard hours and the rise of part-time and extended hours', Working Hours: Trends, issues and where to from here? Conference, Queensland, Australia, 1st January 2001-31st December 2001

11
Seminar Paper/s

Hall R, Buchanan J and Considine G 2001 '"You value what you pay for" - enhancing employers contribution to skill formation and use, Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Sydney, Australia 2001

2000

1
Book/s

Hall R, Bretherton T, Buchanan J, van Barneveld K and Pickersgill R 2000 'Making the grade? Globalisation and the training market in Australia', Australian National Training Authority/National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide, SA, Australia

2
Book Section/s

Watson I and Buchanan J 2000 'Beyond impoverished visions of the labour market' in Creating unequal futures, ed. R. Fincher and P. Saunders, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Buchanan J and Watson I 2000 'Beyond the wage-earner model' in Reshaping Australian social policy: changes in work, welfare and families, CEDA, pp. 19-32

Briggs C and Buchanan J 2000 'Labour market deregulation: A critical assessment' in Research paper No 21 1999-2000, Information and Research Services, Department of Parliamentary Library, Canberra, ACT, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Buchanan J, O'Keeffe S, Bretherton T, Frino B, Meagher G and Heiler K 2000 'Wages policy and wage determination in 1999', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.42:1, pp. 109-145

Buchanan J and Allen C 2000 'The growth of contractors in the construction industry: Implications for tax revenue', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol.11:1, pp. 46-75

Buchanan J 2000 'Casuals and the growing threat to retirement incomes', ASX Perspective, vol.2nd Quarter 2000, pp. 52-56

10
Report/s

Hall R, Bretherton T and Buchanan J 2000 '"It's not my problem": Non-standard work and Vocational Education and Training in Australia',

1999

4
Journal Article/s

Buchanan J, Callus R and Briggs C 1999 'What impact has the Howard government had on wages and hours of work?', Journal of Australian Political Economy:43, pp. 1-21

Selected grants

2015

  • Men@Work: Utilising new eHealth technologies to improve the mental health of Australian male workers; Harvey S, Christensen H, Proudfoot J, Mitchell P, Cockayne N, Santamaria J, Bryant R, Glozier N, Hickie I, Buchanan J, Ryan R, Calvo R, Bohle P, Salvador-Carulla L, Fernandez Sanchez A; Beyondblue/Research Grant.

2013

  • Healthy workers initiative: industry profiles ; Buchanan J, Ryan R; Health Administration Corporation/Research Support.

2013

  • Literature review: supporting young people with mental illness in their transition from education to the workplace ; Buchanan J, Raffaele C; Mental Health Council of Australia/Research Support.

2012

  • Flexible Career Pathways and the development of a 'New Aboriginal Workforce' in the health sector: Sub Program (Activity 3: Qualitative comparative analysis of the Aboriginal Health Worker job role); Bretherton T, Buchanan J; Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health/Research Support.

2012

  • Deed of Standing Offer for the provision of social policy research, evaluation, data investment and professional development services; Buchanan J; Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs/Social Policy Research Services Agreements.

2012

  • tba; Buchanan J; Fair Work Australia/Research Support.

2012

  • The changing situation of electrical apprenticeships; Buchanan J; Electrical Trades Union (ETU)/Research Support.

2012

  • Reserve Bank Survey of Inflationary and Wage Expectations; Buchanan J, Raffaele C; Reserve Bank of Australia/Research Support.

2012

  • From Competencies to capabilities project; Buchanan J; New South Wales Department of Education and Communities/Research Support.

2012

  • Innovation work: Cotton workforce development for sustained competitive advantage; Buchanan J; Cotton Research and Development Corporation/Research and Development Projects.

2012

  • EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WORKFORCE - LITERATURE REVIEW; Buchanan J, Raffaele C; Emergency Care Institute NSW/Research Support.

2012

  • Incentives to Bargain Research; Buchanan J, Bretherton T, Verma G, Schutz J; Fair Work Australia/Research Support.

2012

  • Identify award reliance for employees; Buchanan J, Wright S; Fair Work Australia/Research Support.

2012

  • Health and Work Research Network; Buchanan J, Bohle P, Schofield D, Colagiuri S, Hickie I, Glozier N, Shaw T, Leeder S, Grunstein R, Riley J, Johnstone R, Quinlan M, Schofield T, Jones M, Matthews L, Grant A, West S, Chen T, Nyberg D, Shrestha R, Fattore T, Scott L, Knox-Haly M, McNamara M, Callander E; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2011

  • DEVELOPMENT OF CONTENT AND RELATED RESOURCES FOR A NATIONAL HEALTHY WORKERS PORTAL; Colagiuri S, Buchanan J, Shaw T, Bauman A, Caterson I, Gill T, Rissel C; Department of Health and Ageing (Federal)/Targeted Prevention Programs.

2007

  • Police@Work: A longitudinal Study of police workers in Australia; Buchanan J, Burgess M; Police Federation of Australia/Research Grant.

2007

  • Workchoices and the Evolution of Australian Working Life: Understanding the Changing Role of the Labour Contract; Van Wanrooy B, Considine G, Robertson J, Wright S, Chan S, Buchanan J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2004

  • Trust and the changing nature of work; ; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Fellowship (Sesqui).

2001

  • The Changing Role of Not-for-Profit Organisations School to Adult Life Transition Through Work and Study.; Watson I, Zappala G, Buchanan J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training (SPIRT).

2000

  • Workplace agreements: what difference do they really make?; Buchanan J, Golden J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training (SPIRT).

2000

  • The impact of the changing nature of share ownership in work in Australia.; Buchanan J, Watson I; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Research Expertise

  • 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

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John Buchanan from the Workplace Research Centre at the Business School highlights the challenges facing Qantas following the recent industrial action.

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