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Leanne Cutcher

Leanne Cutcher

BA(Hons); UNSW PhD
Associate Professor

Rm 440
H03 - Institute Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 5472
Fax +61 2 9351 4729
leanne.cutcher@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Leanne's research explores employee and customer responses to management strategy and discourse in both the for-profit and co-operative sectors and has been published in leading management and marketing journals. In recognition of the application of her research Leanne was the winner of the Business School's Inaugural Research Engagement Award (2013).

Her current major research project, 'Managing Age in Organisations', is a three-year, Australian Research Council funded project exploring the management of older workers. The project aims to identify the negative consequences of 'mis-managing' age and develop effective employee strategies for managing age. Leanne is currently engaged in research with Siemens and IAG on this project.

Leanne has strong links with the Credit Union Foundation of Australia and is a member of CUFA's International Development Working Group.

Leanne holds a visiting Professorship at Edinburgh Napier's School of Management in the UK.

Leanne is Director of the Organisation Discourse Strategy and Change Group. This group links colleagues at the University of Sydney with leading researchers at eleven other institutions in North America, Europe and Australia.

She is Managing Editor of the Australian Review of Public Affairs and Book Editor for Organization and serve s on the Editorial Board of Organization Studies.

Leanne teaches into the School's Executive MBA program as co-convenor of the Integrated Management module. In 2014 the cohort worked with the charity Wingap helping them to improve their sustainability.

Newsroom articles

  • Joe Hockey's pension problems 14 Apr 2014

    6PR

    6PR Perth Breakfast interviews Leanne Cutcher about raising the pension eligibility age to 70.

  • Academic study uncovers ageing hedge fund traders' pursuit of 'warrior physique' 14 Jan 2014

    eFinancialCareers

    Associate Professor Cutcher, along with another researcher from Monash University, visited an unnamed London-based hedge fund and scrutinised the way in which its 20 male traders aged 30-62 were handling the process of getting older.

  • Can't pay firms to hire old workers 18 Mar 2013

    The Telegraph

    News Ltd papers have interviewed Associate Professor Leanne Cutcher about the minimal uptake of incentives to hire older workers by business

  • Older women must work harder for job 10 Mar 2013

    The Sunday Telegraph

    Dr Leanne Cutcher, University of Sydney Business School, on International Women's Day on the topic of ageism and sexism in the workplace.

  • Giving older workers a $1000 makeover to help them find work 03 May 2012

    ABC Radio Newcastle

    ABC Radio Newcastle has interviewed Dr Leanne Cutcher, senior lecturer in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding the Federal Government's proposal to offer $1,000 as a job bonus to an employer who takes on someone over 55 for a three month period.

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Publications

2015

4
Journal Article/s

Liu H, Cutcher L and Grant D 2015 Forthcoming 'Doing authenticity: The gendered construction of authentic leadership', Gender, Work & Organization

2014

2
Book Section/s

Cutcher L and Mason P 2014 'Credit Unions' in The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organization, ed. Martin Parker, George Cheney, Valérie Fournier and Chris Land, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 253-66 Link

Cutcher L and Lobiel J 2014 Forthcoming '‘Which bank?’ Competition and community service obligations in the retail banking sector' in Sold off: markets, rights and power in Australian social policy, ed. G Meagher and S Goodwin , Sydney University Press, Sydney, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Ainsworth S, Cutcher L and Thomas R 2014 'Ideas That Work: Mobilizing Australian Workers Using a Discourse of Rights', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol.25:18, pp. 2510-2528 Link

Riach K and Cutcher L 2014 'Built to Last: Ageing, Class and the Masculine Body in a UK Hedge Fund', Work, Employment and Society, vol.28:5, pp. 771-87 Link

Cutcher L 2014 'Bringing Back the Bank: Local Renewal and Agency through Community Banking', Organization Studies, vol.35:1, pp. 103-19 Link

Thomas R, Hardy C, Cutcher L and Ainsworth S 2014 'What’s Age Got to Do with It: On the Critical Analysis of Age and Organizations', Organization Studies, vol.35:11, pp. 1569-84 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Cutcher L and Hardy CA 2014 ''Entering the Tardis': Age Across Time and Space in a Global Engineering Firm', 11th International Conference on Organizational Discourse, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 11th July 2014

Cutcher L, Dale K and Tyler M 2014 'Uncanny resemblances: ‘Remembering as forgetting’ in organizational commemoration', 30th European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium - "Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times", Rotterdam, Netherlands, 5th July 2014

Floris M, Grant D and Cutcher L 2014 'Calculative Devices as Boundary Objects', 30th European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium - "Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times", Rotterdam, Netherlands, 5th July 2014

Foweraker B and Cutcher L 2014 'Selling Age: Older Workers in the Pharmaceutical Industry', Challenges of the Ageing Workforce in the Asia Pacific, Perth, Australia, 11th June 2014

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Floris M, Grant D and Cutcher L 2013 'Mining the Discourse: Strategizing During BHP Billiton's Attempted Acquisition of Rio Tinto', Journal of Management Studies, vol.50:7, pp. 1185-215 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Cutcher L 2013 'Money, money, money must be funny in a rich man’s world: enacting boundaries between financial services and indigenous cultures', 29th European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium EGOS 2013 - "Bridging Continents, Cultures and Worldviews", Montreal, Canada, 6th July 2013

2012

4
Journal Article/s

de Cock C, Cutcher L and Grant D 2012 'Finance capitalism's perpetually extinguished pasts: Exploring discursive shifts 2007–2011. Editorial for Special Issue: Crisis, Critique and the Construction of Normality: Exploring Finance Capitalism’s Discursive Shifts', Culture and Organization, vol.18:2, pp. 87-90

Cutcher L, Kirsch A and Lansbury R 2012 'The ‘lucky’ LME: the mediation of globalizing effects on employment relations in the Australian auto assembly and retail banking industries', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol.23:10, pp. 1999-2015 Link

Cutcher L and Dale K 2012 'Introduction: Emotion and aesthetics: organisational space, embodiment and materiality', International Journal of Work, Organisation and Emotion, vol.5:1, pp. 1-5

Murray J and Cutcher L 2012 'Gendered Futures, Constrained Choices: Undergraduate Perceptions of Work and Family', Journal of Population Research (Special Issue: Family, work and well-being over the life course), vol.29:4, pp. 315-28 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Cutcher L 2012 '‘We’re Not a White Fella Organisation’: Exploring how forms of co-operation, race, gender and space intersect to create a different form of organization', Gender, Work and Organization: 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, Keele, United Kingdom, 27th June 2012

Foweraker B and Cutcher L 2012 'Age and Other Drugs: Exploring the intersection of age and gender at Pharmco', Gender, Work and Organization: 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, Keele, United Kingdom, 27th June 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Cutcher L 2011 'The Third Sector: A Site for Criticising, not Emulating, Management Practice (Review Article)', Australian Review of Public Affairs, vol.February Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Grant D, Cutcher L and Floris M 2011 'The Role of Calculative Devices in Strategizing', 27th European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium 2011 - "Reassembling Organizations", Gothenburg, Sweden, 9th July 2011

2010

2
Book Section/s

Cutcher L 2010 'Case 2: Fortescue Metals Group: The new force in iron ore' in Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalisation, 4th Asia-Pacific Edition, ed. Dallas Hanson, Michael A. Hitt, R. Duane Ireland, Robert E. Hoskisson, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 410-15

Cutcher L and Milroy T 2010 'Misrepresenting Indigenous mothers: maternity allowances in the media' in The Good Mother: Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia, ed. S Goodwin and K Huppatz , Sydney University Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 153-173

4
Journal Article/s

Cutcher L 2010 'Local Heroes: Co-producing history, ‘community’ and the self', Consumption, Markets & Culture, vol.13:1, pp. 79-90

5
Conference Paper/s

Ainsworth S, Cutcher L and Thomas R 2010 'Ideas that work: ‘Choice’ vs. ‘Rights’ in the 2005 Australian industrial relations advertising campaigns', 25th Cardiff Employment Research Unit ERU Annual Conference 2010 - "Ideas at Work", Cardiff University, United Kingdom, 14th September 2010

Cutcher L 2010 'Glocalized Banking: The interplay between the global and the local in community banking in Australia', 26th European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium 2010 - "Waves of Globalization: Repetition and difference in organizing over time and space", Lisbon, Portugal, 3rd July 2010

Cutcher L and Davis T 2010 'Indigenous Mothers in Australia: The Cycle of Reproduction and Production of White Nationhood', Gender Work and Organization Conference: 6th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, 23rd June 2010

Cutcher L and Ainsworth S 2010 'If 50 is the new 40 and 40 is the new 30 where does that leave me?', Gender, Work & Organization 2010: 6th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Keele, United Kingdom, 23rd June 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Cutcher L 2009 'Resisting change from within and without the organization', Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol.22:3, pp. 275-89

5
Conference Paper/s

Cutcher L and Davis T 2009 'Discursive formation of the indigenous female Australian subject: Bad mothers, cheapworkers and (white) postwar prosperity', 2nd New Zealand Discourse Conference 2009 - "Tilts and Shifts – Applying a Discourse Analysis Lens", AUT University, New Zealand, 20th November 2009

Cutcher L and Milroy T 2009 'Aboriginal Mothers as Outsiders', Australian Social Policy Conference: An Inclusive Society? Practicalities and Possibilities, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia, 10th July 2009

Cutcher L and Ainsworth S 2009 'Locally Mutual the role of place in the reinterpretation of a not for profits mission', International Centre on Discourse, Strategy and Change, Discourse and Practice Workshop, Melbourne University, Australia, 10th June 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Cutcher L 2009 'Rapporteur's Report - Track 5 New Forms of Work and Employment', 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

1
Book/s

Cutcher L 2008 'Constructing the Customer: Customer and Employee Relations in Australian Retail Banking', VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany, pp. 177

4
Journal Article/s

Ainsworth S and Cutcher L 2008 'Expectant Mothers and Absent Fathers: Paid Maternity Leave in Australia', Gender, Work and Organization, vol.15:4, pp. 375-93

Cutcher L 2008 'Creating Something: Using nostalgia to build a branch network', Journal of Consumer Culture, vol.8:3, pp. 369-87

Cutcher L 2008 'Service Sells: Exploring connections between customer service strategy and the psychological contract', Journal of Management and Organisation, vol.14:2, pp. 116-26

Cutcher L 2008 'Financing communities: the role of community banks and credit unions in re-establishing branches in Australia', Accounting, Business & Finance History, vol.18:3, pp. 323-33

Cutcher L 2008 'Strong Bonds: Maintaining a commitment to mutuality in a deregulated environment- the case of Australian Credit Unions', Journal of Co-operative Studies, vol.41:1, pp. 22-30

Cutcher L 2008 'Partnerships": Potentials and pitfalls for not-for-profits', Australian Review of Public Affairs, vol.October Link

Cutcher L, Hancock P and Tyler M 2008 'Introduction', International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, vol.2:4, pp. 321-6

Ainsworth S and Cutcher L 2008 'Staging value and older women workers: when 'something more' is too much', International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, vol.2:4, pp. 344-357

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

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

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Cutcher L and Ainsworth S 2007 'Staging Value and Older Women Workers: When 'Something More' is Too Much', Gender Work and Organization: 5th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, 29th June 2007

2006

2
Book Section/s

Cutcher L and van den Broek D 2006 'Transactions in Time: Temporal Dimensions of Customer Service Work' in Rethinking work: Time, Space and Discourse, ed. M Hearn and G Michelson, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 102-118

Cutcher L 2006 ''Back to the future': Bendigo Bank's Community Bank® model' in Case Studies in Strategy and Management, ed. L Cutcher and N Wailes, McGraw Hill Education, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 14-26

Cutcher L 2006 ''Not for profit, not for charity, but for service' - Credit unions: Not-for-profits in the financial services sector' in Case Studies in Strategy and Management, ed. L Cutcher and N Wailes, McGraw Hill Education, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 57-69

Cutcher L and Wailes N 2006 'Introduction - Using cases to study strategic management' in Cases in Strategy and Management, ed. L Cutcher and N Wailes, McGraw Hill Education, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 2-12

3
Edited Book/s

Cutcher L and Wailes N 2006 'Cases in Strategy and Management', McGraw Hill Education, Sydney, NSW, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Cutcher L 2006 'Profits before people: Shifting customer and employee relations in Australian credit unions', International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, vol.6:2, 3 & 4, pp. 248-262

Cutcher L and Kerr M 2006 'The shifting meaning of mutuality and co-operativeness in the credit union movement from 1959 to 1989', Labour History:91, pp. 31-46

5
Conference Paper/s

Cutcher L 2006 'Self-help in financial services', Business and Labour History Group Symposium, Women’s College, University of Sydney, Australia, 1st - 31st December 2006

Cutcher L and Kerr M 2006 'The shifting meaning of mutuality and co-operativeness in the credit union movement from 1958 to 1990', Business and Labour History Group Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 17th March 2006

Cutcher L 2006 'Not for Profit, Not for Charity, but for Service: Co-operativeness in the face of increasing competition in the Australian Credit Union Movement', Business and Labour History Group Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 17th March 2006

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Ainsworth S and Cutcher L 2006 'Representations of working mothers in the media: paid maternity leave in Australia', Apros Colloquium (11th), Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 1st January 2006-31st December 2006

Ainsworth S, Baird M and Cutcher L 2006 'WorkChoices and word choices', Our Work . . . Our Lives: National Conference on Women and Industrial Relations - Proceedings of the 1st Biennial Conference of the National Network of Working Women's Centres, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 14th July 2006 Link

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Putnam L, Grant D, Michelson G and Cutcher L 2005 'Discourse and resistance: Targets, practices and consequences', Management Communication Quarterly, vol.19:1, pp. 5-18

Baird M and Cutcher L 2005 'One for the father, one for the mother and one for the country: An examination of the construction of motherhood through the prism of paid maternity leave', Hecate, vol.31:2, pp. 103-113

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Cutcher L 2005 'Nostalgic innovation: Service work and consumer culture stream', 4th Critical Management Studies Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 6th July 2005

Cutcher L 2005 'How sustainable is mutuality? The case of two Australian credit unions', The Past is Before Us - Ninth National Labour History Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 2nd July 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 Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 11th February 2005

Cutcher L and van den Broek D 2005 'Serving time: The temporal dimensions of front-line service work', 19th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 11th February 2005 Link

2004

4
Journal Article/s

Cutcher L 2004 'The customer as ally: The role of the customer in the finance sector union's campaigning', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.46:3, pp. 323-336 Link

Cutcher L 2004 'Book review: 'The work life collision' by Barbara Pocock', Worksite Link

11
Seminar Paper/s

Cutcher L 2004 'Mutuality is it all in the mind? Discourse, worker identity and resistance in credit unions, International centre for research on organizational discourse, strategy and change's workshop, Sydney, NSW, Australia February 2004

2003

4
Journal Article/s

Cutcher L 2003 'Crowded lives by Linday Tanner', Worksite

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Cutcher L 2003 'Organising the customer', Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2003, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 7th February 2003 Link

2002

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M, Brennan D and Cutcher L 2002 'A pregnant pause: Paid maternity leave in Australia', Labour & Industry, vol.13:1, pp. 1-19

Research Grants

2012-2014

Managing age in organisational context: a comparative study of the meaning of age among managers

Australians are currently being encouraged to work longer to maximise their contribution to the economy but they often report there are organisational barriers to doing so. This study offers a new approach to understanding age focusing on managers and offers a framework of effective strategies for employers in managing age.

ARC Discovery Project

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Research Expertise

  • Retail banking
  • Financial inclusion of indigenous people
  • Older workers

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