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Stephen Clibborn

Stephen Clibborn

Dip Law LPAB; MLLR Syd; PhD Syd
Associate Lecturer

Rm N402
H03 - Institute Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 6007
Fax +61 2 9351 4729
stephen.clibborn@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Stephen Clibborn is an Associate Lecturer in the University of Sydney Business School in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies. He is also an experienced employment lawyer.

Stephen's core research interests are the workplace rights and experiences of low-waged migrant workers, both with and without work authorisation, and international management in multinational corporations, with a particular focus on the influence of politics and power on the international transfer of practices between different institutional and market settings.

He has extensive industry experience including in Australia as a senior associate in a national commercial law firm, and in the United States as a legal manager in the headquarters of a multinational corporation in the fast moving consumer goods sector, as well as in a not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of low-waged and unemployed workers.

Stephen teaches in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the Business School and is the Work and Organisational Studies Honours Coordinator.

Newsroom articles

  • Protect those under radar 12 Mar 2015

    Queensland Times, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Daily News, Gladstone Observer, Northern Star, Toowoomba Chronicle and Gympie Times

    Dr Stephen Clibborn is quoted in an article making a submission to the Productivity Commission review of workplace relations in regards to protections for immigrant workers.

  • Stephen Clibborn on SYN FM Melbourne 12 Mar 2015

    SYN FM Melbourne

    Stephen Clibborn was interviewed on SYN FM Melbourne about his research which shows the need to improve working environments for immigrant workers.

  • Not fair, not productive: closing the gap for immigrant workers 12 Mar 2015

    The Conversation

    Dr Stephen Clibborn authors an opinion piece for the Conversation about working conditions for undocumented immigrant workers.

  • Absence of final arbitration in Act favours employers: Study 03 Mar 2014

    Workplace Express

    Dr Stephen Clibborn is mentioned in the Workplace Express article about a recent paper he co-authored on enterpise bargaining that preceeded a major agreement covering casino workers.

  • Real pain but effects will be temporary 12 Dec 2013

    Australian Financial Review

    Dr Stephen Clibborn was quoted in the Australian Financial Review about the impact of Holden's decision on the economy.

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Publications

2015

2
Book Section/s

Clibborn S 2015 Forthcoming 'Undocumented immigrant worker' in Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, ed. A Wilkinson & S Johnstone, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

4
Journal Article/s

Clibborn S 2015 Forthcoming 'Why undocumented immigrant workers should have workplace rights', The Economic and Labour Relations Review

5
Conference Paper/s

Clibborn S 2015 'Regulating for undocumented immigrant workers in the United States and Australia', 29th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 5th February 2015

10
Report/s

Clibborn S 2015 'Submission to the Senate Education and Employment References Committee Inquiry into the impact of Australia's temporary work visa programs on the Australian labour market and on the temporary work visa holders - May 2015',

Clibborn S 2015 'Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework - March 2015', Link

2014

5
Conference Paper/s

Clibborn S 2014 'The Politics of Crisis: Pay Cuts and Redundancies in General Motors', 30th European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium - "Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times", Rotterdam, Netherlands, 5th July 2014

Williamson S, Clibborn S and Kaine S 2014 'A Case study of enterprise bargaining under the Fair Work Act 2009: Beyond the legislative limits?', 28th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2014 - "Work, Employment and Human Resources: The Redistribution of Economic and Social Power?", Melbourne, Australia, 7th February 2014

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Clibborn S 2012 'Local Responses to a Global Downturn: Labour Adjustment in Two Multinational Companies', The Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.54:1, pp. 41-56 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

Auer P, Clibborn S and Lansbury R 2012 'Beyond our control: Labour adjustment by multinational auto companies in Australia in response to the global recession', 16th World Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association ILERA 2012, Philadelphia, United States, 5th July 2012

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

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

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Wright C, Lansbury R and Clibborn S 2011 'The Disappearing Car Worker in Australia: The Future Viability of the Automotive Industry', Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2011, Auckland, New Zealand, 4th February 2011

Clibborn S 2011 'Local responses to a global downturn: Labour adjustment during the automotive industry crises of 2008/9', Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2011, Auckland, New Zealand, 4th February 2011

2010

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

5
Conference Paper/s

Clibborn S 2009 'Headquarters control and subsidiary autonomy over employment relations: A comparative case study of Ford and General Motors in Australia', International Motor Vehicle Program Automotive Research Conference, Rochester, United States, 9th June 2009

Research Expertise

  • Australian and comparative employment relations
  • Labour and employment law
  • Low-waged, documented and undocumented, migrant work
  • Multinational corporation headquarters-subsidiary relations

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Videos

Dr Stephen Clibborn, Associate Lecturer, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, discusses his research into undocumented immigrant workers, and closing the gap between our immigration and employment laws.

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