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Susan McGrath-Champ

Susan McGrath-Champ

BA(Hons) W.Aust.; MA Br.Col. ; PhD Macq.
Associate Professor; Research Coordinator

Rm 436
H03 - Institute Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 6437
Fax +61 2 9351 4729
susan.mcgrathchamp@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Susan McGrath-Champ is Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies in the University of Sydney Business School. Her main research interests lie in human resource management, and the spatial (geographical) aspects of work and employment. Susan's current research includes studies of gender pay equity and organisation's emergency evacuation policies for international assignees in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors. She was awarded jointly a Swedish-funded International Collaboration Grant (2014-2018) for research concerning the effects of competition and privatisation on school teachers' work and working conditions. As sole or lead chief investigator on Australian Research Council projects, she has analysed the spatial aspects of enterprise agreements and examined training, migration and global aspects of the Australian construction industry. As recipient of an Exchange from the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, she has also researched performance management aspects of international assignments within international and global firms.

Susan is the chief editor of an international Handbook of Employment and Society: Working Space (2010 with Andrew Herod and Al Rainnie) which develops understandings of the active role of geography in the world of work. Her work is widely published and she has been special issue guest editor of Economic and Industrial Democracy and Labour and Industry (with Bradon Ellem).

Teaching in strategic human resource management, international human resource management, globalisation and employment relations she has been a recipient of a Faculty Award for Teaching Innovation, is the Academic Champion for the Business School's Inspired by Business program and publishes research on teaching method and innovation.

Susan is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and on the Organising Committee of AHRIs International Human Resource Management Special Interest Group. She is a member of the Women and Work Research Group former Executive Committee Member of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, is a professional Member of the Institute of Australian Geographers (MIAG) and is on the editorial board of the International Employment Relations Review.

Newsroom articles

  • Part Time Job Numbers 18 Mar 2013

    ABC News 24

    ABC NewsRadio has interviewed Associate Professor Susan McGrath-Champ about part-time job numbers. Associate Professor McGrath-Champ says there is ongoing demand for part-time work and that is where the main growth is.

  • Immigrant workers to fill gap created by training failures 03 Jan 2013

    The University of Sydney Business School

    Australia will be forced to take more workers from abroad to meet the skills and labour needs of the resources 'boom' because of a failure in recent years to train enough tradespeople and technical professionals, writes Associate Professor Susan McGrath-Champ. Read more

  • Blue Collar Millionaires 16 Aug 2012

    The Tradie

    Associate Professor Susan McGrath-Champ has been interview by The Tradie magazine, regarding a new study which shows that skilled blue collar workers are earning more than ever.

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Publications

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Herod A, Pickren G, Rainnie A and McGrath-Champ S 2014 'Global destruction networks, labour, and waste', Journal of Economic Geography, vol.14:2, pp. 421-41 Link

2013

2
Book Section/s

McGrath-Champ S, Zou M and Taylor L 2013 'Exploring new frontiers in an internationalised classroom: Team-based learning and reflective journals as innovative learning strategies' in Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning for Home and International Students: Internationalisation of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Education, ed. Janette Ryan , Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 27-40

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S and Jefferson T 2013 'Gender and pay equity in a global knowledge organisation', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol.24:1, pp. 97-123 Link

Rainnie A, Herod A and McGrath-Champ S 2013 'Global production networks, labour and small firms', Capital and Class, vol.37:2, pp. 177-95 Link

Shin JS and McGrath-Champ S 2013 'Informal Skill Formation and the Division of Labour: The Case of Korean Tiling Workers in Sydney', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.55:1, pp. 80-99 Link

Herod A, Pickren G, Rainnie A and McGrath-Champ S 2013 'Waste, commodity fetishism and the ongoingness of economic life', Area, vol.45:3, pp. 376-82 Link

Fee A, McGrath-Champ S and Liu H 2013 'Human resources and expatriate evacuation: a conceptual model', Journal of Global Mobility: the home of expatriate management research, vol.1:3, pp. 246-263 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Rainnie A, Herod A, Pickren G and McGrath-Champ S 2013 'Wasted Labour? Global production and destruction networks', Labour, Geography and Alternatives to Crisis’, International Symposium, University of Western Australia, Australia, 22nd November 2013

McGrath-Champ S, Leung P, Kidd M and Handley K 2013 'Flexible work and the gender gap in the Australian accounting industry', 5th International Community, Work and Family Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 19th July 2013

Fee A and McGrath-Champ S 2013 'Expatriate management in hazardous industries: A study of emergency evacuation policy and practice', 29th European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium EGOS 2013 - "Bridging Continents, Cultures and Worldviews", Montreal, Canada, 6th July 2013

Rainnie A, Herod A, Pickren G and McGrath-Champ S 2013 'Global destruction networks, labour and waste', International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, United States, 20th March 2013

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Fee A and McGrath-Champ S 2013 'Managing Expatriate Evacuations in Times of Crisis: A Cross-Industry Comparison', Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management – Capitalism in Question, Orlando, United States, 13th August 2013

Liu H, McGrath-Champ S and Fletcher S 2013 '"Inspired by Business": A case of mentoring among disadvantaged first year students', Proceedings of the First Year in Higher Education Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 10th July 2013 Link

Fee A and McGrath-Champ S 2013 'Linking IHRM and Crisis Management: Sectoral Contrasts in Managing Emergency Evacuation of Expatriates', Proceedings of the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting AIB 2013 – “Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice”, Istanbul, Turkey, 6th July 2013

McGrath-Champ S, Fee A and Liu H 2013 'Emergency Expatriate Evacuation: Literature and Research', Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world, Proceedings of the 27th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ, Freemantle, Australia, 8th February 2013

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Taylor L, McGrath-Champ S and Clarkeburn H 2012 'Supporting student self-study: The educational design of podcasts in a collaborative learning context', Active Learning in Higher Education, vol.13:1, pp. 77-90 Link

Ellem B and McGrath-Champ S 2012 'Labor geography and labor history: insights and outcomes from a decade of cross-disciplinary dialogue', Labor History, vol.53:3, pp. 355-72 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

McGrath-Champ S, Jefferson T and Rainnie A 2012 'The gender gap, geography & accounting in a Global Knowledge Organisation', Gender, Work and Organisation 7th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Keele University, United Kingdom, 29th June 2012

Rainnie A, Herod A and McGrath-Champ S 2012 'Global production networks and small firms', 30th International Labour Process Conference ILPC 2012, Stockholm, Sweden, 29th March 2012

McGrath-Champ S, Jefferson T and Rainnie A 2012 'Gender, geography and the pay gap in a global knowledge organisation', 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

Herod A, Rainnie A and McGrath-Champ S 2011 'Working Space: Why Incorporating the Geographical Is Central to Theorizing Work and Employment Practices' in Industrial Relations - SAGE Library in Business and Management (Volume 1: Perspectives and Approaches), ed. Marian Baird, Rae Cooper, Bradon Ellem & Russell D Lansbury, Sage Publications Ltd, London, United Kingdom, pp. 302-17

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S, Rosewarne S and Rittau Y 2011 'From one skill shortage to the next: The Australian construction industry and geographies of a global labour market', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.53:4, pp. 467-85

Fee A, McGrath-Champ S and Yang X 2011 'Expatriate performance management and firm internationalization: Australian multinationals in China', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol.49:3, pp. 365-84

Rainnie A, Herod A and McGrath-Champ S 2011 'Review and positions: global production networks and labour', Competition and Change, vol.15:2, pp. 155-69

5
Conference Paper/s

Jefferson T, McGrath-Champ S and Rainnie A 2011 'The Gender Wage Gap: Explorations for New Explanations', Women, Work and Collectivism conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 11th May 2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

McGrath-Champ S, Zou M and Taylor L 2011 'Managing diversity: Workplace and classroom connections', 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

Rainnie A, Herod A and McGrath-Champ S 2011 'Global Production Networks, Labour and Small Firms', 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

2
Book Section/s

McGrath-Champ S, Fee A and Yang X 2010 'Performance management of expatriates in China' in Strategic HRM: Contemporary Issues in the Asia Pacific Region, ed. J Connell and S Teo , Tilde University Press , Prahan, VIC , Australia, pp. 284-306

Rainnie A, McGrath-Champ S and Herod A 2010 'Making space for geography in labour process theory' in Working Life: Renewing Labour Process Analysis, ed. P Thomspon and C Smith, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndsmill, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, pp. 297-315

Herod A, McGrath-Champ S and Rainnie A 2010 'Foundations' in Handbook of Employment and Society: Working Space, ed. S McGrath-Champ, A Herod and A Rainnie , Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 1-16

Rainnie A, Herod A and McGrath-Champ S 2010 'Workers in Space' in Handbook of Employment and Society: Working Space, ed. S McGrath-Champ, A Herod, and A Rainnie , Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 249-72

Rainnie A, McGrath-Champ S and Herod A 2010 'Working Spaces' in Handbook of Employment and Society: Working Space, ed. S McGrath-Champ, A Herod, and A Rainnie , Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 61-83

3
Edited Book/s

McGrath-Champ S, Herod A and Rainnie A 2010 'Handbook of Employment and Society: Working Space', Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom Link

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S, Rosewarne S and Rittau Y 2010 'Education, Skill and Unions in the Australian Construction Industry', Labour and Industry, vol.21:1, pp. 438-462

5
Conference Paper/s

Rainnie A, McGrath-Champ S and Herod A 2010 'Global Production Networks and Labour', Work Employment and Society Conference 2010 - "Managing Uncertainty: A new deal? International challenges and the changing face of work", Brighton, United Kingdom, 9th September 2010

Rainnie A, McGrath-Champ S and Herod A 2010 'Spatial Perspectives on Global Value Chains', 26th European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium 2010 - "Waves of Globalization: Repetition and difference in organizing over time and space", Lisbon, Portugal, 3rd July 2010

McGrath-Champ S and Ellem B 2010 'Labour geography and labour history: Insights from a Decade of Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue', Organization of American Historians OAH Annual Meeting 2010 - "American Culture, American Democracy", Washington DC, United States, 10th April 2010

6
Conference Proceeding/s

McGrath-Champ S, Zou M and Taylor L 2010 'Deploying Student Diversity as a Microcosm of the World: Teaching Work and Employment Issues in an Internationalised Classroom', Proceedings of the Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings - "Engagement, Collaboration and Sustainability", University of Sydney, Australia, 1st January 2010-31st December 2010

McGrath-Champ S, Rainnie A and Herod A 2010 'Progressing work: How spatial approaches change our theories of work and labour', Proceedings of the 24th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference 2010 - "Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity", Sydney, Australia, 5th February 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S and Rosewarne S 2009 'Organizational change in Australian building and construction: rethinking a unilinear 'leaning' discourse', Construction Management and Economics, vol.27:11, pp. 1111 - 28

5
Conference Paper/s

McGrath-Champ S, Zou M and Taylor L 2009 'Deploying student diversity as a microcosm of the world: Teaching work and employment issues in an internationalised classroom', Internationalising Teaching and Learning in Academic Settings Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 23rd November 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

McGrath-Champ S and Rosewarne S 2009 'The Impacts of New Organisational Forms in Construction', Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association IIRA 2009 'The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment', Sydney, Australia, 27th August 2009

Shik Shin J and McGrath-Champ S 2009 'Informal Employment and Informal wage system in the Sydney Construction Industry', Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association IIRA 2009 'The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment', Sydney, Australia, 27th August 2009

Shin JS and McGrath-Champ S 2009 'Pyramid subcontracting and OHS in the Sydney construction industry', Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Conference, Korean Studies Association of Australasia, University of Sydney, Australia, 10th July 2009

Yang X, McGrath-Champ S and Fee A 2009 'Minding the Minders: The relationship between a firm's level of internationalization and its expatriate performance management system', Academy of International Business Annual Meeting AIB 2009, San Diego, United States, 30th June 2009

McGrath-Champ S and Rosewarne S 2009 'The Australian Construction Industry: Skills Challenges and the Global Labour Market', Labour, Capital & Change: Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2009, Newcastle, Australia, 6th February 2009

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Kamvounias P, McGrath-Champ S and Yip J 2008 '“Gifts” in mentoring: mentees’ reflections on an academic development program', International Journal for Academic Development, vol.13:1, pp. 17-25 Link

McGrath-Champ S 2008 'Organizational Change and Innovation in the Australian Building and Construction Industry', Review of Management Innovation & Creativity, vol.1:2, pp. 41-51

5
Conference Paper/s

Yang X, McGrath-Champ S and Fee A 2008 'Expatriate Performance Management and Firm Internationalisation: Evidence from China and Hong Kong', ANZ-AIB Symposium on Research and Teaching in International Business, Sydney, Australia, 10th December 2008

McGrath-Champ S 2008 'Education, Skill and Unions in the Australian Construction Industry', Unions in the Twenty-First Century and Beyond: Environment, Politics, and Education Conference- ACREW, Monash University Melbourne, Australia, 18th November 2008

McGrath-Champ S 2008 'Space and labour: Insights from Australia', University of Georgia Colloquium, Athens, United States, 20th October 2008

McGrath-Champ S 2008 'Skills shortages, human resources and sourcing strategies for construction workers in Australia', Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conference, Atlanta, United States, 11th October 2008

McGrath-Champ S, Rittau Y and Rosewarne S 2008 'Corporate Approaches to Skills in the New Millennium: Opportunities and Uncertainties Down-Under', Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 6th June 2008

Rainnie A, McGrath-Champ S and Herod A 2008 'Making space in labour process theory', International Labour Process Conference: Work Matters, University College Dublin, Ireland, 20th March 2008

McGrath-Champ S and Yang X 2008 'Expatriate Performance Management and Internationalisation in China and Hong Kong', 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

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Kamvounias P, McGrath-Champ S and Yip J 2008 'Mentoring in academic settings: The views of mentees.', Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference AARE 2007, Fremantle, Australia, 1st January 2008-31st December 2008

McGrath-Champ S and Rosewarne S 2008 'Labour force challenges in the Australian building and construction industry: reorganisation, subcontracting and change', Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future, La Trobe University Melbourne VIC, Australia, 8th February 2008

Kamvounias P, McGrath-Champ S and Yip J 2008 'Reflections on a formal mentoring program', Sixth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Hawaii, United States, 8th January 2008 Link

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Herod A, Rainnie A and McGrath-Champ S 2007 'Working space: Why incorporating the geographical is central to theorising work and employment practices', Work, Employment and Society, vol.21:2, pp. 247-264

McGrath-Champ S, Rainnie A and Herod A 2007 'Spatialising industrial relations', Industrial Relations Journal, vol.38:2, pp. 102-118

5
Conference Paper/s

Freeman M and McGrath-Champ S 2007 'To adopt or not adopt TBL: a diffusion of innovations perspective', Team Based Learning Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 1st June 2007

Rainnie A, McGrath-Champ S and Herod A 2007 'Working Space', International Labour Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 4th April 2007

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Kamvounias P, McGrath-Champ S and Yip J 2007 'Mentoring in Academic Settings: The Views of Mentees', Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference AARE 2007, Fremantle, Australia, 29th November 2007 Link

2006

2
Book Section/s

McGrath-Champ S 2006 'A Spatial Perspective on International Work and Management: Illustrations from China' in Rethinking work: Time, space and discourse, ed. M Hearn and G Michelson, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 165-186

McGrath-Champ S and Yang X 2006 'The performance management-training interface in Australian firms in China' in Managerial Issues in International Business, ed. FM Fai and EJ Morgan, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, New York, United Kingdom, pp. 141-160

5
Conference Paper/s

McGrath-Champ S, Herod A and Rainnie A 2006 'Industrial relations and space: new global frontiers', Paper presented at the International Industrial Relations Association 14th World Congress: Special Seminar 8: Spatial dimension of globalised industrial relations, Lima, Peru, 1st January 2006-31st December 2006

McGrath-Champ S, Rainnie A and Herod A 2006 'Here come the space cadets: Industrial relations and space', International Sociological Association, World Congress, Research Committee 44: Labour Movements, Durban, South Africa, 29th July 2006

Rosewarne S, Shin JS, McGrath-Champ S and Toner P 2006 'The globalisation of the construction work force: the impact on the Australian building and construction industry', Asia-Pacific Building Unions Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, 12th March 2006 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Freeman M, McGrath-Champ S, Clarke S and Taylor L 2006 'The case for assessable in-class team based learning', Uniserve Science 2006-Assessment in Science Teaching and Learning Symposium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 28th September 2006

McGrath-Champ S, Rosewarne S and Toner P 2006 'Skills infrastructure and structural transformation of the building and construction industry', Social Actors, Work Organization and New Technologies in the 21st Century - International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) 14th World Congress, Lima, Peru, 14th September 2006 Link

11
Seminar Paper/s

McGrath-Champ S, Rosewarne S and Toner P 2006 'The globalisation of the construction work force: the impact on the Australian building and construction industry, Asia-Pacific Building Unions Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, 12 March 2006

McGrath-Champ S, Rosewarne S and Shin J 2006 'Migration and Migrants in the Australian Construction Industry: Issues Facing Tiling Workers in the Sydney Metropolitan Area, Asia-Pacific Building Unions Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, 12 March 2006 Link

2005

2
Book Section/s

McGrath-Champ S 2005 'The new regionalism and employment relations in Australia' in New regionalism in Australia, ed. A Rainnie and M Grobbelaar, Ashgate Publishing Company, United Kingdom, pp. 199-216

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S and Baird M 2005 'The mercurial nature of Australian human resource management under enterprise bargaining', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol.43:1, pp. 155-173 Link

McGrath-Champ S 2005 'Globalization's challenge to labour: Rescaling work and employment', Economic & Industrial Democracy, vol.26:3, pp. 323-334 Link

McGrath-Champ S 2005 'Enterprise bargaining and regional prospects: The effects of rescaling wage regulation in Australia', Economic & Industrial Democracy, vol.26:3, pp. 413-442 Link

McGrath-Champ S and Searle G 2005 'Regional policies over the last decade: Imprinting working nation', Journal of Economic and Social Policy, vol.9:2, pp. 89-110

5
Conference Paper/s

McGrath-Champ S 2005 'Developing international management: The performance management-training interface in Australian firms in China', 32nd Annual Conference UK Chapter Academy of International Business, Bath, United Kingdom, 9th April 2005

McGrath-Champ S, Yang X and Kang R 2005 'The effects of performance management and cross-cultural training on outcomes of international assignments: Preliminary Australia-China findings', 19th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 11th February 2005 Link

2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

McGrath-Champ S, Yang X and Kang R 2004 'Performance management and cross-cultural training in Australian firms in China', Australia-New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA), Canberra, ACT, Australia, 6th November 2004

McGrath-Champ S 2004 'Wages and enterprise agreements: What factors influence pay outcomes', Regionalism and Globalisation – The Challenge for Employment Relations - Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association Conference, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, 8th July 2004

McGrath-Champ S 2004 'The impact of Korean-speaking immigrant workers on construction subcontracting: A case study of union policies in the Sydney (Australia) tiling sector', 5th Asian Regional Congress of International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA), Seoul, Korea, (South) Republic of, 26th June 2004 Link

Shik Shin J, McGrath-Champ S and Rosewarne S 2004 'The impact of Korean-speaking migrant workers on the skill formation and the labour market in the Australian construction industry', 5th Asian Regional Congress of International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA), Seoul, Korea, (South) Republic of, 26th June 2004

McGrath-Champ S 2004 'Enterprise bargaining and Australia's new regional economies: The effects of rescaling wage regulation', Proceedings of the 18th AIRAANZ Conference: New Economies, New Industrial Relations, Noosa, QLD, Australia, 6th February 2004

2003

2
Book Section/s

McGrath-Champ S and Baird M 2003 'Human resource management in the era of enterprise bargaining' in Developments in Enterprise Bargaining in Australia, ed. J Burgess and D Macdonald, Tertiary Press, Croydon, VIC, Australia, pp. 197-215

McGrath-Champ S 2003 'Employment benefits in enterprise agreements: An overview of recent provisions' in , ed. M Baird and J Burgess, Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, pp. 26-34

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S 2003 'Employment benefits in enterprise agreements: An overview', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.29:1, pp. 46-61

5
Conference Paper/s

McGrath-Champ S and Baird M 2003 'Enterprise bargaining, the network economy and the changing nature of human resource management: An Australian perspective', International Industrial Relations Association World Congress, Berlin, Germany, 12th September 2003

McGrath-Champ S 2003 'Enterprise bargaining and regional prospects in Australia: The effects of rescaling wage regulation', Annual International RGS-IBG (British Geography) Conference, London, United Kingdom, 5th September 2003 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

McGrath-Champ S 2003 'Employment benefits in enterprise agreements: An overview of recent provisions', Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2003, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 7th February 2003 Link

2002

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S 2002 'Back to the map? Enterprising agreements in rural, regional and urban Australia', Labour & Industry, vol.13:2, pp. 118-145

McGrath-Champ S 2002 'Regional employment relations at work: The Illawarra regional workplace industrial relations survey, book review of regional employment relations at work: the Illawarra regional workplace industrial relations survey, by R. Markey, A. Hodgkinson, T. Mylett and S. Pomfret with M. Murrat and M. Zanko', International Journal of Employment Studies, vol.10:1, pp. 158-151

McGrath-Champ S and Ellem B 2002 'Industrial relations meets human geography: Spatialising the social relations of work', Labour & Industry, vol.13:2, pp. 1-4

5
Conference Paper/s

McGrath-Champ S 2002 'The new regionalism, regional development policy and employment relations in Australia', New Regionalism in Australia, Gippsland, VIC, Australia, 26th November 2002

McGrath-Champ S 2002 'Cross cultural training, expatriate quality of (work?) life and venture performance', Employment Relations Unit annual conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 8th October 2002

McGrath-Champ S and Baird M 2002 'The changing role and practice of Australian human resource management in the era of enterprise bargaining', Ten years of enterprise bargaining Conference, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 1st - 31st May 2002

6
Conference Proceeding/s

McGrath-Champ S 2002 'Regional patterns of wage outcomes in Australian enterprise agreements', 10th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 9th July 2002

McGrath-Champ S 2002 'Expatriate management, venture performance and the "New Economy": Insights from exploratory Australia-China research', 4th Conference on multinational business economy, Nanjing, China, 21st May 2002

McGrath-Champ S 2002 'Space, scale and industrial relations: Enterprise agreements in rural, regional and urban Australia', The 16th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Queenstown, New Zealand, 8th February 2002

McGrath-Champ S 2002 'What place for pace? Issues and analysis in industrial relations and labour geography', 2001, Geography - A Spatial Odyssey: Proceedings of the Third Joint Conference of the New Zealand Geographical Society and the Institute of Australian Geographers, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2nd February 2002

2001

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S and Carter S 2001 'The art of selling corporate culture: Management and human resources in Australian construction companies operating in Malaysia', International Journal of Manpower, vol.22:4, pp. 349-365

6
Conference Proceeding/s

McGrath-Champ S 2001 'What place for space? Issues and analysis in industrial relations and labour geography', Crossing Borders: Employment, Works, Markets and Social Justice Across Time, Discipline and Place, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 1st January 2001-31st December 2001

2000

2
Book Section/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 2000 'Industrial relations developments' in Human resource management in Australia, Longman, Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia, pp. 31

1999

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S 1999 'Strategy and industrial restructuring', Progress in Human Geography, vol.23:2, pp. 236-252

1998

1
Book/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 1998 'Human resource management in Australia: teaching manual', Addison Wesley Longman, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 112

2
Book Section/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 1998 'Industrial relations update' in Human resource management in Australia, ed. R. Schuler, R. Kramar and P. McGraw, Addison Wesley Longman, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 1-23

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 1998 'Adversarialism and commitment: Coexisting or competing models?', 11th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, Bologna, Italy, 26th September 1998

6
Conference Proceeding/s

McGrath-Champ S, Tan A, Kelleher J and Crawford L 1998 'Women and ethnic workers: Issues in the Australian construction industry', Current Research in Industrial Relations Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, 1st January 1998-31st December 1998

1997

4
Journal Article/s

McGrath-Champ S and Thompson M 1997 'Industrial reform in Australian building and construction', Labour & Industry, vol.8:1, pp. 97-115

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 1997 'Adversarialism and commitment: Coexisting or competing models?', Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 1st - 28th February 1997

Research Grants

2014 - 2018

Teachers' working conditions in times of competition, choice, and privatisation: A Swedish-Australian comparison

The governance of welfare-service professionals has changed during recent decades, which has brought changes for the professionals' working conditions. In the education arena, major changes include intensifying competition pressures and the imperative of 'school choice'. Terms such as competition, choice, privatization, marketization, individualization and accountability today permeate what used to be a largely public sector domain, the education arena.

This project will focus on teachers' working conditions in relation to the organisation of work, employment conditions and the working environment, all in the wake of the current choice and competition agendas. These recent trends are in no way only national, but very international and global. To understand the consequences of the current choice and competition agendas, this project focuses on Sweden and Australia as two key, exemplifying cases. The project takes departure in joint theoretical foundations: the sociology of professions and the labour process. Practical implications of the study can be used to inform further reform work and policy development.

This project mainly focuses on a research component, but also encompasses a component of internationalization of higher education, as well as sharing with the wider community via the involvement of teacher unions.

Institutional Grant

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Research Expertise

  • Geographical aspects of work and employment
  • Gender and ethnicity
  • Pay equity
  • Human resource and management strategy
  • International human resource management
  • Employment relations in mining and construction

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