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Professor Greg Bamber

Cert in French Language, BSc(Hons) (University of Manchester), PhD (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)

Elected: 2012

Discipline: Management

Specialisation: Work, Employment & Industrial Relations, Human Resources & Management


Professor Greg Bamber (FASSA, FAcSS, FAIM, FAHRI, FBAM, FCMI, FCIPD, FLERA, LFANZAM) is Discipline Group Leader: Human Resources & Employment Relations, in the Department of Management, Faculty of Business & Economics, Monash University.  He was formerly Director of Research there.

His international research collaborations include being co-leader of research projects on such industries as aviation and transport, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, the public sector, telecommunications, education and universities. His research interests include: employment relations, people management, organisational/technological change, high-performance work systems or ‘smart workplaces’, lean management, outsourcing, shared services, arbitration, dispute prevention and settlement, mediation and negotiation; international comparisons and the international transferability of management styles and employment relations arrangements.

He enjoys supervising and working with PhD students, especially if they are focussing on any similar fields to thos in which he researches.  His teaching includes qualitative research methods for PhD students.

He has more than a hundred academic publications including articles in such refereed journals as:

  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources;
  • British Journal of Industrial Relations;
  • Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal;
  • Industrial and Labor Relations Review;
  • Industrial Relations Journal;
  • International Journal of Human Resource Management;
  • International Labour Review;
  • Journal of Industrial Relations;
  • Higher Education Review;
  • Human Relations;
  • Human Resource Management Journal;
  • Journal of Industrial Relations;
  • Journal of Management Studies;
  • Australian Journal of Labour Economics;
  • New Technology, Work and Employment;
  • Personnel Review;
  • Prometheus;
  • Public Administration; and
  • Thunderbird International Business Review.

He has published numerous book chapters and books.  His publications have been widely cited and have been translated into other languages, including Chinese, French, Japanese Korean and Spanish.

He was educated at the University of Manchester, London School of Economics, and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.  He has held academic positions at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology (Director, Australian Research Council Key Centre in Strategic Management), Griffith University (Dean and Director, Graduate School of Management) and the University of Durham, UK.

He has served as an arbitrator for the British Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), and is a former president of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian & New Zealand (AIRAANZ) and of the Industrial Relations Society Victoria (IRSV). He is a former co-chair of the International Section, US Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).

He has served on the editorial board of more than twenty refereed journals, and is an assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the equivalent research councils in Britain, the USA and Canada.  He has been a co-chief investigator on many competitive grant-funded projects.

He advises international organisations, private- and public-sector enterprises and international agencies.  He has also been an advisor for governments in Australia and the UK. also he has served as a director on boards e.g. in the fields of education, health and sport.

He has been an Examiner, Guest Speaker or Reviewer for universities and enterprises in Australia, Canada, UK, USA and other countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. He is a Visiting Professor, Newcastle University, England.  He has also been invited to be a visitor and/or associate at several other universities including: Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; University of Melbourne and the University of New South Wales, both in Australia; Cardiff University, Wales and at universities in other countries.

He comments in the media periodically.  For examples of his articles in The Conversation see his profile at The Coversation.

At Monash University he also belongs to: the Australian Consortium for Research in Employment and Work (ACREW), part of the Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School; and the Monash Asia Institute; and the Monash European and EU Centre: a joint undertaking of the European Union (EU) and Monash University.

For more details, see: “Who’s Who in Australia” or   www.gregbamber.com


  • 2008 – present:  Professor, Faculty of Business & Economics, Monash University; and
  • 2011 – present:  Discipline Leader, Human Resources & Employment Relations, Department of Management, Monash University
  • 2008 – 2010:  Director of Research, Department of Management, Monash University
  • 1996 – 2008:  Professor, Griffith University, Brisbane; and
  • 2005 – 2008:  Department of Employment Relations, Griffith Business School
  • 1996 – 2004:  Director (Dean), Graduate School of Management, Griffith University
  • 1992 – 1996:  Professor and Director, Australian Centre in Strategic Management, an Australian Research Council Key Centre of Teaching and Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • 1988 – 1992:  Reader, Graduate School of Management, University of Queensland
  • 1979 – 1988:  Lecturer (tenured, latterly at the senior level), University of Durham; and
  • 1981 – 1988:  Director of Research, University of Durham Business School, UK


  • Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences, UK
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
  • Fellow, Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Fellow, Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management; also Distinguished Life Member
  • Fellow, British Academy of Management
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management, UK
  • Fellow, Labor & Employment Relations Association, US


Examples of publications: for more, for PDFs or URL links and for updates see: www.gregbamber.com   

  • Bamber, G.J., Lansbury, R.D., Wailes, N. & Wright, C.F. (eds) (2016), International and Comparative Employment Relations: National Regulation, Global Changes* 6th edn, Allen & Unwin, Sydney: www.allenandunwin.com or Sage, London: http://studysites.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book244121*In good bookshops by November 2015. Royalties are contributing to Cancer Research.  An extended version of the 5th edn is published in Chinese by Peking University Press (2012).
  • Leggat, S.G., Bartram, T., Stanton, P., Bamber, G.J. & Sohal, A. (2015). Have process redesign methods, such as Lean, been successful in changing care delivery in hospitals? A systematic review, Public Money & Management, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 161-168.
  • Stanton, P., Gough, R., Ballardie, R., Bartram, T., Bamber, G.J. & Sohal, A. (2014), ‘Implementing lean management/Six Sigma in hospitals: Beyond empowerment or work intensification?’ International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 25, no. 21, pp. 2926-2940.
  • Bamber, G.J., Stanton, P., Bartram, T.  & Ballardie, R., (2014). Human resource management, Lean processes and outcomes for employees: Towards a research agenda, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 25, no. 21, pp. 2881- 2892.
  • Bamber, G.J., Pyman, A., North-Samardzic, A., Cockfield, S., Cooney, R. & Teicher, J. (2014), ‘Work, employment and human resources: The redistribution of economic and social power?’ Labour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 167-172.Townsend, K., Wilkinson, A., Bamber, G.J. and Allan, C. (2012) Accidental, unprepared and unsupported: Clinical nurses becoming managers. International Journal of Human Resource Management, London, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 204-220.
  • Townsend, K., Wilkinson, A., Allan, C. and Bamber, G.J. (2012), Mixed signals in HRM: The HRM role of hospital line managers, Human Resource Management Journal vol. 22, issue 3, pp. 267282.
  • Bamber G.J. and Pochet, P. et al. (2010) Regulating employment relations, work and labour laws: International comparisons between key countries, Special issue of the Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, Vol. 74, Wolters Kluwer, The Netherlands.
  • Gittell, J.H. and Bamber, G.J. (2010), High- and low-road strategies for competing on costs and their implications for employment relations: International studies in the airline industry. International Journal of Human Resource Management. London, vol. 21, no. 2, pp.165-179.
  • Bamber, G.J., Hoffer Gittell, J., Kochan, T.A. and von Nordenflytch, A. (2009). Up in the air: How airlines can improve performance by engaging their employees. New York: Cornell University Press.
  • Ross, P. and Bamber, G. J. (2009). Strategic choices in pluralist and unitarist employment relations regimes: A study of Australian telecommunications. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. New York, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 24-41.


Website: http://www.gregbamber.com
Email: gregbamber [at] gmail.com

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