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Russell Lansbury AO

Russell Lansbury

MA Melbourne; DipEd Melbourne; PhD LSE; Hon DLitt Macquarie; Hon DTech Lulea; FASSA
Emeritus Professor

H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Bio

Russell has worked with British Airways in the UK and has held a number of academic positions in universities within Australia and elsewhere. He was a Senior Lecturer at Monash University before becoming an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University. He was the foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training (an ARC Key Centre) at the University of Sydney. He was Professor of industrial relations at the University of Sydney from 1987-2009 and was appointed Professor Emeritus in 2009. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has been awarded honorary doctorates by Macquarie University in Australia and Lulea University of Technology in Sweden.

He was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship at Harvard University and the Sloan School of Management at MIT, has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Swedish Centre for Worklife Research in Stockholm and was a Visiting Fellow at the International Institute for Labour Studies at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. He has also been a Shaw Foundation Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has received fellowships from the French, German, Danish, Finnish and Swedish governments in recent decades. He was made a General Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 and an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the General Division in 2018.

Russell was joint editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations from 1999-2009, and serves on the editorial boards of leading academic journals in North America, Europe and Asia. His major research contributions have been in the areas of international and comparative employment and industrial relations. His current research includes studies of the effects of management strategies of multinational enterprises on employment relations and labour practices. Recent publications include International and Comparative Employment Relations (Sage, 2010, with G.J. Bamber and N. Wailes), After Lean Production: Evolving Employment Relations in the World Auto Industry (Cornell University Press, 1997, with T.A. Kochan and J.P. MacDuffie), Changing Employment Relations in Australia (Oxford University Press, 1997), and The Global Korean Motor Industry: The Hyundai Motor Company's Global Strategy (Routledge, 2006, with C.S. Suh and S.H. Kwon).

He has served on numerous government, industry and professional bodies. He has been a consultant to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He was President of the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) which is based at the ILO in Geneva, from 2006-2009.

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2018

2
Book Section/s

Clibborn S, Lansbury R and Wright CF 2018 Forthcoming 'Who Killed the Australian Automotive Industry: The Employers, Government or Trade Unions?' in The new frontiers of the world automobile industry: Markets, technologies and employment systems in transition, Palgrave Macmillan

2017

4
Journal Article/s

Lansbury R, Wright CF and Clibborn S 2017 'Who will make our cars? Global lessons from the demise of Australia's auto industry', Perspectives on Work, vol.21, pp. 12-17

Wright CF, Wailes N, Bamber GJ and Lansbury R 2017 'Beyond National Systems, Towards a ‘Gig Economy’? A Research Agenda for International and Comparative Employment Relations', Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, vol.29:4, pp. 247-57 [Link]

2016

2
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Wailes N, Wright CF, Bamber GJ and Lansbury R 2016 'Introduction: An internationally comparative approach to employment relations' in International and Comparative Employment Relations: National Regulation, Global Changes (6th Edition), ed. Bamber GJ, Lansbury RD, Wailes N and Wright CF, Sage, London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-19 [Link]

Wright CF and Lansbury R 2016 'Employment Relations in Australia' in International and Comparative Employment Relations: National Regulation, Global Changes (6th Edition), ed. Bamber GJ, Lansbury RD, Wailes N and Wright CF, Sage, London, United Kingdom, pp. 103-25 [Link]

Wright CF, Wailes N, Lansbury R and Bamber GJ 2016 'Conclusions: Beyond Varieties of Capitalism, towards convergence and internationalisation?' in International and Comparative Employment Relations: National Regulation, Global Changes (6th Edition), ed. Bamber GJ, Lansbury RD, Wailes N and Wright CF, Sage, London, United Kingdom, pp. 341-61 [Link]

Hancock K, Lansbury R and Wright CF 2016 'Tribute to Joe Isaac AO' in Industrial Relations Reform: Looking to the Future, ed. Hancock K and Lansbury R.D., Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. xiii-xxix [Link]

4
Journal Article/s

Clibborn S, Lansbury R and Wright CF 2016 'Who Killed the Australian Automotive Industry: The Employers, Government or Trade Unions?', Economic Papers, vol.35:1, pp. 2-15 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Wright CF, Wailes N, Bamber G and Lansbury R 2016 'Beyond national systems: Towards a multi-scalar theoretical framework of internationally comparative employment relations', 28th Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics SASE, Berkeley, United States, 26th June 2016

2015

5
Conference Paper/s

Lansbury R, Ellem B, Johansson J and Verma A 2015 'Technological Changes, Employment Relations and Mining Communities:  Comparisons of Australia, Canada and Sweden', 29th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 5th February 2015

2014

2
Book Section/s

Wright CF, Brown W and Lansbury R 2014 'The Institutional Influence of Trade Unions during Periods of Economic Transition: Lessons from Australia and Britain' in Research on the Impact of Global Economic Integration and Information Networking on Sustainable Corporate Development, ed. Shuming Zhao, Stephen Nicholas, Hong Liu & Chunlin Liu, Nanjing University Press, Nanjing University, China, pp. 303-13

4
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Wright CF and Lansbury R 2014 'Trade unions and economic reform in Australia, 1983-2013', Singapore Economic Review, vol.59:4, pp. 1-22 [Link]

2012

4
Journal Article/s

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]

Auer P, Clibborn S and Lansbury R 2012 'Beyond Our Control: Labour Adjustment in Response to the Global Recession by Multinational Auto Companies in Australia (Invited Article)', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.38:2, pp. 142-57 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Clibborn S, Lansbury R and Thompson L 2012 'Beyond our control: Labour adjustment by multinational auto companies in Australia in response to the global recession', 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2012, Gold Coast, Australia, 10th February 2012

2011

2
Book Section/s

Wailes N, Bamber GJ and Lansbury R 2011 'International and comparative employment relations: An introduction' in International and Comparative Employment Relations: Globalisation and Change (5th edition), ed. Greg J. Bamber, Russell D. Lansbury and Nick Wailes, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-35

Wailes N, Ramia G and Lansbury R 2011 'Interests, Institutions and Industrial Relations' 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. 137-57

3
Edited Book/s

Baird M, Cooper R, Ellem B and Lansbury R 2011 'Industrial Relations - SAGE Library in Business and Management', Sage Publications Ltd, London, United Kingdom

4
Journal Article/s

Wright CF, Clibborn S and Lansbury R 2011 'Becoming an endangered species? The future viability of Australian automotive manufacturing', International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, vol.11:2, pp. 172-88

2010

2
Book Section/s

Wailes N and Lansbury R 2010 'International and Comparative Perspectives on Employee Participation' in Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations, ed. A. Wilkinson, P.J. Gollan, M. Marchington, and D. Lewin, Oxford University Press , Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 570-89

4
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Oxenbridge S, Wallace J, White L, Tierney S and Lansbury R 2010 'A comparative analysis of restructuring employment relationships in Qantas and Aer Lingus: different routes, similar destinations', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol.21:2, pp. 180-96

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Clibborn S and Lansbury R 2010 'Headquarters control over subsidiary employment relations: The General Motors Company in Australia', Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2010,, Sydney, Australia, 5th February 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Wailes N, Lansbury R and Kirsch A 2009 'Globalisation and Varieties of Employment Relations: An International Study of the Automotive Assembly Industry', Labour and Industry, vol.20:1, pp. 89-106

2008

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Bamber G, Lansbury R, Wailes N, Zhao S and Zhang J 2008 'International and Comparative Employment Relations: Globalisation and the Developed Market Economies (Modern Chinese Edition)', Nanjing University Press, Nanjing, China

2
Book Section/s

Wailes N, Lansbury R, Kitay J and Kirsch A 2008 'Introductory Chapter: Globalization, Varieties of Capitalism and Employment Relations in the Automotive Assembly Industry' in Globalization and Employment Relations in the Auto Assembly Industry: A Study of Seven Countries, ed. Roger Blanpain, Kluwer Law International, Alphen aan den Rijin, Netherlands, pp. 1-11

Wailes N, Kitay J and Lansbury R 2008 'Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employment Relations Under Globalisation' in Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employees, ed. Shelley Marshall, Richard Mitchell and Ian Ramsay, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 19-38

Wailes N, Lansbury R and Kitay J 2008 'Varieties of capitalism and employment relations under globalization: evidence from the auto industry' in New Directions in the Study of Work and Employment: Revitalizing Industrial Relations as an Academic Enterprise, ed. Charles J. Whalen, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 173-93

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M and Lansbury R 2007 'Reworking or Restoring the American Dream', Labor History, vol.48:3, pp. 347-354

Wailes N and Lansbury R 2007 'Social Partnership in Korean Industrial Relations', Korean Prospect, vol.4, pp. 90-104

5
Conference Paper/s

Cooper R and Lansbury R 2007 'Recent Developments in Union Recognition in Australia', LERA Conference, Chicago, United States, 4th January 2007

2006

2
Book Section/s

Kitay J and Lansbury R 2006 'Diversity and Change in Work and Employment' in Rethinking Work: Time, space and discourse, ed. H Hearn and G Michelson, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 79-101

Hall R, Lansbury R, Saulwick J and Wailes N 2006 'Labour Market Governance' in Labour and Social Trends in Asia and the Pacific 2006: Progress Towards Decent Work, International Labour Office, Bangkok, Thailand

4
Journal Article/s

Hall R and Lansbury R 2006 'Skills in Australia: Towards Workforce Development and Sustainable Skill Ecosystems', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.48:5

5
Conference Paper/s

Wailes N, Kitay J and Lansbury R 2006 'Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employment Relations under Globalisation', Workshop on Corporate Governance and the Management of Labour, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 1st - 31st December 2006

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Report/s

Hall R, Lansbury R, Saulwick J and Wailes N 2006 'Labour Market Governance in Asia and the Pacific', Report for the International Labour Office

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Ellem B, Baird M, Cooper R and Lansbury R 2005 ''WorkChoices': Myth-making at work', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.56, pp. 13-31

2004

2
Book Section/s

Baird M and Lansbury R 2004 'The changing structure of collective bargaining in Australia' in The new structure of labor relations: Tripartism and decentralization, ed. H Katz, W Lee and J Lee, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, United States, pp. 166-191

2003

2
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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

Wailes N, Ramia G and Lansbury R 2003 'Interests, Institutions and Industrial Relations', British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.41:4, pp. 617-37

2002

5
Conference Paper/s

Wailes N, Ramia G and Lansbury R 2002 'Integrating interests and institutions: The case of industrial relations reform in Australia and New Zealand', British Journal of Industrial Relations, 17th September 2002

1999

4
Journal Article/s

Wailes N and Lansbury R 1999 'Introduction to symposium: Doing comparative research in industrial relations', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol.10:6, pp. 967-970

1997

2
Book Section/s

Kitay J and Lansbury R 1997 'Workplace Australia in an international context: Future challenges for workplace development' in Workplace innovations: competitiveness, welfare and employment, ed. T. Alasoini, M. Kyllonen and A. Kasvio, Finnish Ministry of Labour, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 120-140

Kitay J and Lansbury R 1997 'Towards new employment relations: Continuity, change and diversity' in Changing employment relations in Australia, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 218-246

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baird M and Lansbury R 1997 'Emerging production systems and industrial relations: Confusion, diffusion and exclusion?', Current Research in Industrial Relations - Proceedings of the 11th AIRAANZ Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 1st January 1997-31st December 1997

Selected grants

2017-2018

Research Expertise

  • Globalisation and employment relations
  • International and comparative industrial relations
  • Organisational and technological change
  • Work reform and industrial democracy
  • Airline and automotive industry studies

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