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Professor Greg Bamber

Elected: 2012

Discipline: Management

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

Profile

Greg Bamber, BSc(Hons), PhD, FASSA, FAcSS, FAIM, FAHRI, FBAM, FCMI, FCIPD, FLERA, LFANZAM

Co-Director, Australian Consortium for Research in Employment & Work (ACREW),  Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School.

Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Business & Economics, Monash University.  He was formerly Director of Research and Discipline Group Leader: Human Resources & Employment Relations there. He also belongs to the Monash Asia Institute; and the Monash European and EU Centre: a joint undertaking of the European Union (EU) and Monash University.

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 those in which he researches.  His teaching includes qualitative research methods for PhD students.

He has more than two 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;
  • 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 worked on research projects based at Oxford and at Warwick universities, and at Imperial College, London. He was subsequently an academic at Durham University, UK, then at Queensland University, Queensland University of Technology (Director, ARC Key Centre in Strategic Management), and Griffith University (Dean/Director, Graduate School of Management).

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 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 the UK, the USA, Canada and China.  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 non-executive 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, Hertfordshire University and 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; Cardiff University, Wales; the University of Melbourne and the University of New South Wales; as well as at universities in other countries.

He initiated and co-convenes the annual Symposium that is held jointly by Monash and Melbourne universities in honour of Emeritus Professor Joe Isaac AO, FASSA (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1ujyWFIlYE) and the Prescott Foundation lectures (www.monash.edu/business/prescott-lecture-series). He also comments occasionally in the mass media, for example, see The Conversation (theconversation.com/profiles/greg-j-bamber-1286/news)

For more details, see: Who’s Who in Australia.

 

Appointments

  • 2008 – present:  Professor, Faculty of Business & Economics, Monash University; and
  • 2011 – 2015:  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

Awards

  • 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

Publications

Selected Publications

Bamber G.J., Pochet, P., Allan, C. Block, R., Burchill, F. Cuillerier, J., Fitzner, G., French, B., Hickox, S., Keller, B., Moore, M.L., Murhem, S., Murray, G., Nakamichi, A., Nienhauser, W. & Rasmussen, E. 2010, Regulating Employment Relations, Work and Labour Laws: International Comparisons between Key Countries, Special Issue (monograph) of the Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, Vol. 74, The Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer, 183pp.

Bamber, G.J., Gittell, J.H., Kochan, T.A. & von Nordenflytch, A.V. 2009, Up in the Air: How Airlines Can Improve Performance by Engaging their Employees, Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 213 pp.

Snape, E.J., Redman, T. & Bamber, G.J. 1994, Managing Managers: Strategies and Techniques for Human Resource Management, Oxford, Blackwell, 230 pp.

Snape, E.J. & Bamber, G.J. 1987, ‘Managerial and Professional Employees in Britain’, Employee Relations, Monograph, Bradford, 50 pp.

Bamber, G.J. 1986, Militant Managers? Aldershot, Gower, 184 pp.

Books and Monographs: Edited

Bamber, G.J., Lansbury, R.D., Wailes, N. & Wright, C. F. (eds) 2016, International and Comparative Employment Relations: National Regulation, Global Changes, 6th edn, London, Sage: https://uk.sagepub.com This and/or earlier editions have been published in other languages, including Japanese, Korean and Chinese, with different versions for China and Taiwan;  below is an example of an edition in Chinese.

常凯,李应芳,Bamber, G. J., Lansbury, R. D., Wailes, N. and Wright, C. (主编) (2016), 雇佣关系国际 比较研究:国家规制与全球变革(第六版)中国劳动社会保障出版社。http://www.class.com.cn

Bamber, G.J., Park, F., Ross, P., Lee, C. & Broadbent, K. (eds) 2000, Employment Relations in the Asia Pacific: Changing Approaches, Sydney: Allen & Unwin/ London, Thomson, 258 pp.

Patrickson, M.G., Bamber, V.M. & Bamber, G.J. (eds) 1995, Organisational Change Strategies: Case Studies of Human Resource and Industrial Relations Issues, Melbourne, Longman, 315 pp.

Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. (eds) 1989, New Technology: International Perspectives on Human Resources and Industrial Relations, London, Routledge / Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 284 pp. (repr. 1989, 1990, 1991; republished as a Routledge Revival in 2013, 2014).

Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. (eds) 1983, ‘Technological Change and Industrial Relations: An International Symposium’, A Special Issue of the Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, The Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer, vol. 12, 224 pp.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Leggat, S.G., Stanton, P., Bamber, G.J. Bartram, T., Gough, R., Ballardie, R., GermAnn, K. & Sohal, A., 2018. ‘4P recommendations for implementing change, from research in hospitals’, Public Money & Management, 38 (1) pp. 45-50. (J. of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2017.1389534.  [Open Access]

Bamber, G.J. Bartram, T., & Stanton, P., 2017, HRM and workplace innovations: Formulating research questions, Personnel Review, vol. 46, no. 7. pp. 1216-1227.  [Open Access]

Bamber, G.J. Bartram, T., & Stanton, P., 2017, A special issue: human resources and workplace innovations: practices, perspectives and paradigms, Personnel Review, vol. 46, no. 6. pp. 1214-1215.  [Open Access]

Wright, C.F., Wailes, N., Bamber, G.J., Lansbury, R. D.. 2017. ‘Beyond National Systems, Towards a ‘Gig Economy’? A Research Agenda for International and Comparative Employment Relations’, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, vol. 29. No. 4: 247-57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10672-017-9308-2  [Open Access]

Leggat S. G., Gough, R., Bartram, T., Stanton, P., Bamber, G.J., Ballardie, R. & Sohal, A., 2016 ‘Process redesign for time-based emergency admission targets: Staff perceptions of the impact on quality of care’, Journal of Health, Organisation and Management, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 939-949: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-08-2015-0114.

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: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540962.2015.1007714#.VMhxD8aYnnc.

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: www.tandfonline.com/toc/rijh20/25/21#.VMh1h97zGA1.

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: www.tandfonline.com/toc/rijh20/25/21#.VMh1h97zGA1.

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: www.tandfonline.com/toc/rlab20/current#.VFr-nN67aA0.

Townsend, K., Wilkinson, A., Bamber, G.J. & Allan, C. 2012, ‘Accidental, Unprepared and Unsupported: Clinical Nurses Becoming Managers’. International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 204-220: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09585192.2011.610963.

Townsend, K., Wilkinson, A., Allan, C. & Bamber, G.J., 2012, ‘Mixed signals in HRM: The HRM Role of Hospital Line Managers’ Human Resource Management Journal vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 267-282: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2011.00166.x/full.

Townsend, K., Allan, C., Wilkinson, A. & Bamber, G.J. 2011, ‘All We Need is a Miracle: Using a Solution- Based Approach to HRM in Australian Hospitals’ Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 165-179: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1177/1038411111400163/pdf.

Gittell, J.H. & 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, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 165-179: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09585190903509464.

Bamber, G.J., Gittell, J.H, Kochan, T.A. & von Nordenflytch, A. 2009, ‘Contrasting Management and Employment-Relations Strategies in European Airlines’ Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 51 no. 5 pp. 635-652 http://jir.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/51/5/635.

Ross, P. & Bamber, G.J. 2009. ‘Strategic Choices in Pluralist and Unitarist Employment Relations Regimes: A Study of Australian Telecommunications’. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 24-41: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview.

Bamber, G.J., 2008, ‘Strategic Choices about Employment Relations in the Airline Industry’, Monash Business Review, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 36-37.

Bamber, G.J. & Sappey, J. 2007, ‘Unintended Consequences of Human Research Ethics Committees: Au Revoir Workplace Studies?’ Monash Bioethics Review, vol.26, no.3, pp. 26-36.

Allan, C., Bamber, G.J. & Timo, N. 2006, ‘Fast-food Work: Are “McJobs” Satisfying?’, Employee Relations, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 402-420.

Bamber, G.J. 2005, ‘How is the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum Developing? Comparative Comments on APEC and Employment Relations’, Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 423-444.

Bamber G.J. 2005, ‘The Geometry of Comparative Industrial Relations: Efficiency, Equity and Voice’, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 119-122.

Allan, C., Bamber, G.J. & Timo, N. 2005, ‘“McJobs”, Student Attitudes to Work and Employment Relations in the Fast-food Industry’, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 1-11.

Bamber, G.J., Lansbury, R.D. & Wailes, N. 2004 ‘Globalization and Changing Patterns of Employment Relations: International and Comparative Frameworks’, Quarterly Journal of Labor Policy, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 45-67.

Bamber, G.J., Ryan, S. & Wailes, N. 2004, ‘Globalisation, Employment Relations and Human Resource Indicators in Ten Developed Market Economies: International Data Sets’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 1481-1516.

Bamber, G.J. & Leggett, C.J. 2001, ‘Changing Employment Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region’, International Journal of Manpower, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 300-317 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005569.

Allan, C., Bamber, G.J. & Timo N. 2000, ‘“McDonaldization” and Employment Relations: A Study of MNE Fast Food Operators in Australia’, International Human Resource Issues, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 28- 45.

Ross, P.K. & Bamber, G.J. 2000, ‘Deregulation, Downsizing and Outsourcing at Telecom New Zealand and Telstra: Towards an Explanation of Employment Relations Strategies in terms of Transaction Costs Economics’, Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 93-109.

Bamber, G.J., Ross, P.K. & Whitehouse, G. 1998, ‘Employment Relations and Labour Market Indicators in Ten Industrialized Market Economies: Comparative Statistics’ International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 401-435.

Bamber, G.J. & Peschanski, V.V. 1996, ‘Transforming Industrial Relations in Russia: A Case of Convergence with Industrialised Market Economies?’, Industrial Relations Journal, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 74-88: DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2338.1996.tb00759.x

Leggett, C.J. & Bamber, G.J. (eds) 1996, ‘Asia-Pacific Tiers of Change’, Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 5-17.

Shadur, M.A., Rodwell, J.J. & Bamber, G.J. 1995, ‘Factors Predicting Employees’ Acceptance of Lean Production’, Human Relations, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 1403-1425.

Shadur, M.A., Rodwell, J.J. & Bamber, G.J. 1995, ‘The Adoption of International Best Practices in a Western Culture: East Meets West’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 6, no.3, pp. 735-757.

Bamber, G.J. 1994, ‘Workplace Change Strategies: An International Symposium’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 547-550.

Shadur, M.A. & Bamber, G.J. 1994, ‘Toward Lean Management? International Transferability of Japanese Management Strategies to Australia’, Thunderbird International Business Review, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 343- 364.

Shadur, M.A., Rodwell, J.J., Simmons, D.E. & Bamber, G.J. 1994, , ‘International Best Practice, Quality Management and High Performance: Inferences from the Australian Automotive Sector’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 613-636.

Bamber, G.J. & Snape, E.J. 1993, ‘British Labour Markets in Transition: Some Implications for Would-be Reformers of Australian Industrial Relations’, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 18-44.

Lansbury, R.D. & Bamber, G.J. 1993, ‘Australian Industrial Relations in Transition’, International Labour Review, vol.132, no. 4, pp. 451-452 (Journal of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Also published in French and Spanish).

Bamber, G.J., Shadur, M.A. & Howell, F. 1992, ‘The International Transferability of Japanese Management Strategies: an Australian Perspective’, Employee Relations, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 3-19.

Bamber, G.J. & Whitehouse, G. 1992, ‘International Data on Economic, Employment & Human Resource Issues’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 345-68.

Lansbury, R.D. & Bamber, G.J. 1991, ‘Managers’ Employment Issues: Some International Comparisons’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 285-316.

Redman, T., Snape, E.J. & Bamber, G.J. 1990/91, ‘Does Union Activity Damage Career Prospects?’ Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 1-16.

Bamber, G.J. 1990, ‘Flexible Work Organisation: Inferences from Britain and Australia’, Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 28-44, abstracts published (in French and Spanish) by ILO 1992.

Bamber, G.J. 1990, ‘Information Technologies: To Automate or to Informate?’, Prometheus, vol. 8, no. 2. pp. 345-355.

Snape, E.J. & Bamber, G.J. 1989, ‘Managerial and Professional Employees: Conceptualising Union Strategies and Structures’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 93-111. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.1989.tb00210.x

Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. 1988, ‘Management Strategy and New Technology in Retail Distribution’, Journal of Management Studies, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 197-216.

Bamber, G.J. 1987, ‘Conciliation, Arbitration and Human Resource Management’, Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 18-32.

Bamber, G.J. 1987, ‘Feature – International Industrial Relations Association, Seventh World Congress: Hamburg, West Germany, September 1986’ New Technology, Work and Employment, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 66-74.

Bamber, G.J. 1987, ‘Manufacturing Technologies and Human Resource Management’, Prometheus, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 409-418.

Bamber, G.J. 1986, ‘New Technology – the Challenge to Unions: A Comparative View’, Labor Law Journal, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 502-508.

Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. 1986, ‘Co-Determination & Technological Change in the West German Automobile Industry’, New Technology, Work and Employment, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 160-71

Bamber, G.J. 1985, ‘Le syndicalisme chez les cadres et les travailleurs intellectuels’, Travail et Société (ILO), vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 63-84 (also published in English, Spanish and German).

Bamber, G.J. 1984, ‘Relations between British Steel and Its Employees, Especially Its Managerial Employees’, Employee Relations, vol. 6, no. 1. pp. 3-11.

Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. 1983, ‘Labour-management Relations and Technological Change: Some International Comparisons between Australia and Britain’, Labor Law Journal, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 510- 523.

Bamber, G.J. 1980, ‘Microchips and Industrial Relations’, Industrial Relations Journal, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 7- 19. A

Bamber, G.J. 1976, ‘Trade Unions for Managers?’, Personnel Review, vol. 5, no. 4, pp.36-41. Bamber, G.J. & Leggett, C.J. 1976, ‘Industrial Relations Training at the Civil Service College’, Public Administration, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 211-222.

Bamber, G.J. & Glendon, A.I. 1975, ‘Restructuring the Academic Research Worker’s Role’, Higher Education Review, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 33-43.

Journals guest edited

Vincent, S., Bamber, G.J., Delbridge, R., Doellgast, V., Grady, J., Grugulis, I. (eds) forthcoming, 2018, ‘Situating Human Resource Management Practices in their Political and Economic Context’, Special Issue of Human Resource Management Journal.

Bamber, G.J., Bartram, T., Stanton, P., (eds) forthcoming, 2017, ‘Human Resources & Workplace Innovations: Practices, Perspectives & Paradigms’, Special Issue of Personnel Review.

Bamber, G.J., Bartram, T., Stanton, P. & Ballardie, R., (eds) 2014, ‘ “Lean Management”, Human Resource Management and Outcomes for Employees: International Perspectives’, Special Issue of International Journal of Human Resource Management vol. 25, no. 21,

Bamber, G.J. & Hoffer Gittell, J. (eds) 2010, ‘International Perspectives on Approaches to Managing People in the Changing Airline Industry’, A Symposium: Special Issue of International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 21, no. 2.

Bamber, G.J. & Leggett, C.J. (eds) 1996, ‘HRM in the Asia-Pacific Region’, A Special Issue of Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 6, no.2, 100 pp.

Bamber, G.J. (ed.) 1994, ‘Workplace Change Strategies: An International Symposium’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 543-662.

Contact

Website: https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/greg-bamber
Email: greg_bamber [at] yahoo.com.au
Twitter: @GregBamber
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregjbamber

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