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Mark Westcott

Mark Westcott

BEc(Hons); PhD
Senior Lecturer

Rm 404
H03 - Institute 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 in Economics and Business at the University of Sydney. His research into workplace employee organisation, union and corporate governance has been published in a number of leading Australian and international journals. Mark has recently co-edited (along with Professor Andrew Pendleton) a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Relations (September 2009) on employment relations and corporate governance. He is currently working on a number of projects examining the relationships between ownership, business financing and labour management. During 2009 Mark was a visiting scholar at the York Management School at the University of York in the UK.

Mark is currently Treasurer of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), a position he has held for a number of years. He is also a member of the Australian Working Group on Financialization (AWGF) and the Business and Labour History Group (BLHG). Mark teaches in the areas of management and organisations, international and comparative employment relations and theories of work and organisation.

Publications

2014

2
Book Section/s

Westcott M and Murray J 2014 'Ambivalent Finance and Protected Labour: Alternative Investments and Labour Management in Australia' in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison, ed. Howard Gospel, Andrew Pendleton & Sigurt Vitols, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 115-47

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Westcott M and Pendleton A 2013 'Private equity and labour management in Australia: The case of Myer', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.55:5, pp. 723-742 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

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", Fremantle, Australia, 8th February 2013

2012

4
Journal Article/s

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

5
Conference Paper/s

Westcott M and Murray J 2012 'Alternative Investments and Labour Management in Australia', Society for the Advancement of Social-science in Economics SASE, Boston, United States, 30th June 2012

Westcott M 2012 'There is another store. Ownership and labour management in Australian retail', 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2012, Gold Coast, Australia, 10th February 2012

2010

5
Conference Paper/s

Westcott M 2010 'Labour Management and Firm Financing: Explaining Workplace Change in CUB's Breweries, 1991-2003', 2nd Annual Conference of the Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS), University of Sydney, Australia, 17th December 2010

Westcott M and Murray J 2010 'Corporate Management and Financial Discipline in Australia', British Academy of Management BAM Conference 2010 - "Management research in a changing climate", Sheffield, United Kingdom, 16th September 2010

Westcott M 2010 'Private Equity and Labour Management: The Case of Myer', Workshop on Private Equity, LBOs and Corporate Governance: International Evidence, University at Albany-SUNY, United States, 25th June 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Pendleton A and Westcott M 2009 'Corporate Ownership, Governance and Employment Relations', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.51:4, pp. 435-38

Westcott M 2009 'Jurisdictional Contests over the Regulation of Work: Evidence from the NSW Oil Refining Sectors, 1976-80', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.51:2, pp. 195-211

Westcott M 2009 'Private Equity in Australia', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.51:4, pp. 529-42

2008

2
Book Section/s

Westcott M 2008 'The Market for Corporate Control at Tooth and Co.' in Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employees, ed. Shelley Marshall, Richard Mitchell and Ian Ramsay, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 133-157

4
Journal Article/s

Westcott M 2008 'Markets and managerial discretion: Tooth & Co., 1970-1981', Business History, vol.50:5, pp. 602-618

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Westcott M 2008 'The Limits of Workplace Reform: The Case of Carlton United's Kent Brewery', The 22nd Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference - Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future, Melbourne, Australia, 8th February 2008

2007

5
Conference Paper/s

Westcott M 2007 'Compliance and Recalcitrance: NSW Oil Refinery Operators, State Awards and National Level Bargaining', Federal Systems of Industrial Relations Symposium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Clark S, Westcott M and Taylor L 2007 'Using short podcasts to reinforce lectures', The University of Sydney Symposium, 28th September 2007

2006

2
Book Section/s

Westcott M 2006 'Markets and the spatial organisation of work' in Rethinking work: Time, space and discourse, ed. M Hearn and G Michelson, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 187-209

4
Journal Article/s

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

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, pp. 75-94

Westcott M, Baird M and Cooper R 2006 'Reworking Work: Introduction', Labour and Industry, vol.17:1

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Westcott M 2006 'The FEDFA and worker control: A case of the primacy of property rights', 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

3
Edited Book/s

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)', University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 581

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)', University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 281

2004

5
Conference Paper/s

Westcott M 2004 'Health and work: Regulation of health and safety at universities in NSW', British Sociological Association Conference: Work, Employment and Society, Manchester, United Kingdom, 3rd September 2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Westcott M 2004 'Markets and industrial relations', Proceedings of the 18th AIRAANZ Conference: New Economies, New Industrial Relations, Noosa, QLD, Australia, 6th February 2004

2003

2
Book Section/s

Cooper R, Lansbury R and Westcott M 2003 'Labor revitalisation in Australia' in Labor Revitalisation: Global Perspectives and New Initiatives, ed. D Cornfield and H McCammon, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 183-205

4
Journal Article/s

Westcott M, Wailes N, Todd T and Bailey J 2003 'The HRM challenge and the teaching of IR at Australian universities', Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol.41:2, pp. 172-189

2002

4
Journal Article/s

Michelson G and Westcott M 2002 'The eclipse of Dabscheck's general theory: a reply', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.44:1, pp. 144-148

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Wailes N and Westcott M 2002 'After the golden age? Teaching and researching industrial relations in hard times', 16th AIRAANZ Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, 8th February 2002

2001

4
Journal Article/s

Michelson G and Westcott M 2001 'Heading into orbit? Braham Dabsheck and industrial relations theory', The Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.43:3, pp. 308-329

Jamieson S and Westcott M 2001 'Occupational health and safety Act 2000: A story of reform in New South Wales', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol.14:2, pp. 177-189

2000

2
Book Section/s

Lansbury R and Westcott M 2000 'Collective bargaining, employment and competitiveness: The case of Australia' in Worlds of employment, ed. L. Mortimer, Leogruppen, Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg, Denmark, pp. 229-58

4
Journal Article/s

Lansbury R and Westcott M 2000 'Collective bargaining, employment and competitiveness: The case of Australia', International Journal of Employment Studies, vol.8:1, pp. 95-127

5
Conference Paper/s

Michelson G and Westcott M 2000 'Heading into Orbit? Braham Dabscheck and industrial relations theory', British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 9th July 2000

1999

4
Journal Article/s

Westcott M 1999 'Employers and bargaining structure: The case of the Australian oil industry', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.41:4, pp. 575-593

1998

5
Conference Paper/s

Westcott M 1998 'Whose future secured?', Current Research in Industrial Relations - Proceedings of 12th AIRAANZ, 1st - 28th February 1998

Westcott M 1998 'Whose future secured? Employee relations and profitability at shell clyde refinery', Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand Twelfth Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 1st - 28th February 1998

1997

2
Book Section/s

Bray M, Westcott M and Jenkins L 1997 'Industrial relations' in Business in Australia, Book 2, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

3
Edited Book/s

Hayward H, Westcott M, Tibbits G, Donnan M and Collings M 1997 'Business in Australia', Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

5
Conference Paper/s

Lansbury R, Wailes N and Westcott M 1997 'Compelling but not determinate: Globalisation and the Australian industrial relations system', International Seminar on Labour-Management Relations and Labour Policy Under the Influence of the ..., Taiwan, 1st January 1997-31st December 1997

1992

4
Journal Article/s

Lansbury R and Westcott M 1992 'Researching Australian industrial relations: Dawn or twilight of a golden age?', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.34, pp. 396-419

Research Expertise

  • Corporate governance and labour management
  • Financialization and Work
  • Bargaining structures
  • Labour management strategies
  • Union workplace organisation

Recent Units Taught