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Mark Westcott

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BEc(Hons); PhD
Senior Lecturer

Rm 4182
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 4191
Fax +61 2 9351 4729
mark.westcott@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Mark Westcott is a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School. His research into workplace industrial relations and corporate governance has been published in a number of leading Australian and international journals. Mark is developing a research program examining the issues of financialisation and inequality, particularly examining the evolution of financial markets and institutions in Australia and their impact on employment and labour management. He has published articles and book chapter examining the effect of alternative investment funds on labour management practices in Australia. Along with Professor Greg Patmore he has recently completed writing a history of an Australian mutual health fund and together they are editing a thematic issue of Labour History on the Labour Movement, Mutuals and Cooperatives which will be published in 2017.

Mark is currently Treasurer of the Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business School (AAHANZBS). He is Co-Director of the Business and Labour History Group (BLHG) and an Associate Editor for Labour History. Mark teaches in the areas of management and organisations, sociology of work and theories of work and organisation.

Selected publications

2018

Book Chapter

Baird M, Westcott M, and Constantin V (2018) Changing Terrain: Defining the Contemporary Workplace and Workforce in Australia The Big Issues in Employment, HR management and Employment Relations in Australasia (2nd edition); Wolters Kluwer, Auckland, New Zealand, 23-50.

2017

Journal Articles

Knowles H, Patmore G, and Westcott M (2017) Mutualism and Labourism in the Experience of Westfund Labour History, 112, 61-79. [More Information]

Patmore G, and Westcott M (2017) The Labour Movement, Mutuals and Co-operatives: Introduction Labour History, 112, 1-5. [More Information]

Westcott M, and Murray J (2017) Financialisation and inequality in Australia Economic and Labour Relations Review, 28 (4), 519-537. [More Information]

2016

Book

Knowles H, Patmore G, and Westcott M (2016) Health Insurance in Regional Australia: The History of Westfund; Federation Press, Sydney.

2014

Book Chapter

Westcott M, and Murray J (2014) Ambivalent Finance and Protected Labour: Alternative Investments and Labour Management in Australia Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison; Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 115-147. [More Information]

2013

Journal Article

Westcott M, and Pendleton A (2013) Private equity and labour management in Australia: The case of Myer Journal of Industrial Relations, 55 (5), 723-742. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Westcott M (2013) Creative Destruction and Transmission of Business: A Preliminary Analysis 27th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2013 - Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Freemantle.

2012

Journal Article

Westcott M (2012) 'Worker Control' in the Australian Oil Industry Labour and Industry, 22 (4), 399-414.

2009

Journal Articles

Pendleton A, and Westcott M (2009) Corporate Ownership, Governance and Employment Relations Journal of Industrial Relations, 51 (4), 435-38.

Westcott M (2009) Private Equity in Australia Journal of Industrial Relations, 51 (4), 529-542. [More Information]

Westcott M (2009) Jurisdictional Contests over the Regulation of Work: Evidence from the NSW Oil Refining Sectors, 1976-80 Journal of Industrial Relations, 51 (2), 195-211. [More Information]

2008

Journal Article

Westcott M (2008) Markets and managerial discretion: Tooth & Co., 1970-1981 Business History, 50 (5), 602-618. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Westcott M (2008) The Market for Corporate Control at Tooth and Co. Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employees; Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 133-157.

2007

Conference Proceeding

Clark S, Taylor L, and Westcott M (2007) Using short podcasts to reinforce lectures UniServe Science 2007; Uniserve Science, Sydney, Australia.

2006

Journal Articles

Westcott M (2006) One of the Boys or the Common Good?: Workplace Activism in the NSW Branch of the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemens Association Labour History, 91, 75-94.

Westcott M, Baird M, and Cooper R (2006) Re-working Work: Dependency and Choice in the Employment Relationship Labour and Industry, 17 (1), 5-17.

Westcott M, Baird M, and Cooper R (2006) Editorial: Introduction. (indutrial relations) Labour and Industry, 17 (1), 1-3.

Book

Baird M, Cooper R, and Westcott M (2006) Reworking Work AIRAANZ 05: Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney, Australia.

Book Chapter

Westcott M (2006) Markets and the spatial organisation of work Rethinking Work, Time, Space and Discourse; Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia, 187-209.

2005

Books

Baird M, Cooper R, and Westcott M (2005) Reworking work: Proceedings of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand - Non-refereed papers (19th AIRAANZ Conference: The past is before us); Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney.

Baird M, Cooper R, and Westcott M (2005) Reworking work: Proceedings of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand - Refereed papers (19th AIRAANZ Conference: The past is before us); Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney.

Conference Proceeding

Clark S, Freeman M, Yench E, and Westcott M (2005) Developing students' understanding in academic honesty to improve learning Higher Education Research & Development (HERDSA); Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Australia.

2003

Journal Article

Westcott M, Wailes N, Todd P, and Bailey J (2003) The HRM Challenge and the teaching of IR at Australian Universities Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 41 (2), 172-189.

Book Chapter

Cooper R, Westcott M, and Lansbury R (2003) Labor revitalization? The case of Australia Labor revitalization : global perspectives and new initiatives; JAI Press, The Netherlands, 183-205.

Selected grants

2014

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS4803 Work and Organisational Studies Honours B

  • WORK2201 Foundations of Management

  • WORK2225 Work and Social Change

  • WORK5003 Management and Organisations