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Stephen Clibborn

Dip Law LPAB; MLLR Syd; PhD Syd
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 a 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 in the area of 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.

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Publications

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
  • International business and human resource management
  • Multinational corporation headquarters-subsidiary relations

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