The conference theme of Dialogue Downunder invites, in the tradition of earlier AIRAANZ conferences, a diverse range of papers which explore contemporary industrial relations theory and practice, and historical trends and patterns. The theme of Dialogue Downunder underwrites all levels of industrial relations, which involve dialogue of some form. We may focus on industrial relations dialogue at the workplace level, whether formal or informal, between individual employees or unions and employers, through to formalised systems of collective bargaining, conciliation and arbitration and social partnership at industry and national multi-industry levels. We are particularly interested in how these patterns of dialogue have changed in Australia and New Zealand over the past century, and the extent to which this is a shared journey.
Papers are invited around this broad theme and associated debates. We welcome papers on any topic relevant to industrial/employment relations, human resource management and the world of work (broadly defined) and its cultural context. In particular we encourage papers relating to the broad notion of dialogue and (social)partnership in industrial relations. Of course, international and comparative perspectives are always welcome, as are more historical papers. We especially welcome papers from postgraduate students and early career researchers. The postgraduate forum will be held at 2pm on 1 February.
We welcome proposals for special streams covering specific topics. Individuals or groups should notify Ann Williamson at email@example.com of such proposals. Each special stream will need a coordinator/s responsible for organising contributions and the programme of the stream. Contributions will be subject to the normal refereeing process through the conference organisers, including the same due dates.
The following special streams have already been identified, with coordinators. Intending contributors should in the first instance contact these coordinators:
Australian and New Zealand workplace surveys - Ray Markey, (AUT) firstname.lastname@example.org
Aust-NZ comparison: policy choice v path dependency - Nigel Haworth (Auckland) email@example.com
Rights & innovations in the world of work - Jane Parker (AUT) firstname.lastname@example.org
Industrial relations, labour and management history - Lucy Taksa (Macquarie) email@example.com
Refereed papers will be published in the edited conference proceedings which it is expected will be issued with an ISBN. Also, under the terms of the Vic Taylor Memorial Bequest, the AIRAANZ Executive may determine to make an award to a refereed paper.
All papers submitted will be subject to editorial consideration by the Convenors and organising committee to ensure that they meet the appropriate standards (e.g. DEEWR) of an international or national academic conference of significance.
Each paper will be "blind" refereed by two referees, drawn from the Convenors, the AIRAANZ Executive and others selected by the conference organising committee. It is also anticipated that the authors of submitted papers may be asked to act as referees.
Final date for submission of:
§ Notification of special streams with programme details - 6 September 2010
§ Refereed papers - Monday 4 October 2010
§ Non-refereed papers - Monday 6 December 2010
§ Revised refereed papers - Monday 6 December 2010
§ Powerpoint presentations - Monday 17 January 2011
Those intending on presenting at the conference, but not submitting a full paper (refereed or non-refereed), should submit an abstract by 6 December for inclusion in the conference program.
Conference website information will follow shortly.
Please contact Ann Williamson, NZWALMI Office Manager for general conference queries.
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