John Burgess

Professor of Management, Professor of Management

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Transitional labour markets Gig working The future of work. HRM practices of multinational enterprises

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1990 …2023

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Research interests

HRM practices of multinational enterprises Technological change and the future of work Managing an ageing workforce Transitional labour markets Supporting decent work The implications of the growth in gig work. Addressing skills shortages. Past research grants have included ARC Discover, Link and International Link grants.

Research Profile

Professor, Centre for Organisational Change and Agility, Adelaide campus. Previous appointments include Professor of Employment Relations and HRM at the University of Newcastle, Curtin University, and RMIT University; and visiting Professor at the Centre for Research on Work at the University of Greenwich, UK. . Associate editor Personnel Review (2018-2020); area editor, Economic and Labour Relations Review; editorial board member, Human Resource Management Journal. Grant reviewer for the Canadian Social Research Council; Irish Research Council; and Emirates Research Council. Current activities include co-editing a book on critical skills shortages in the Asia Pacific; co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Relations on psycho-social health hazards; and addressing skill shortages across regional local councils in South Australia. He co-edited a special issue of the International Journal of Human Resource Management on working in the gig economy in 2022. Funded research include grants to examine skill development of female small business owners in Indonesia and addressing the workforce skills gaps in he Western Australian aged care sector.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, 1996, University of Newcastle, 1990-1996 Finance, MA, 1981, University of Exeter, 1980-1981 Economics, 1978, University of Sydney, 1976-1978


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