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‘Labour and Value’ AIRAANZ 2023 Conference, 8-10 February 2023

The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) is pleased to announce a return to in-person conferences. The AIRAANZ 2023 Conference will be hosted by the College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University at Magnetic Island, North Queensland, Australia from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 February 2023.

The conference this year will be in-person. There will also be a workshop for higher degree research students the day before, on Tuesday 7 February, at the James Cook University campus in Townsville, just across the water from Magnetic Island.

Keynote addresses will be given by:

  • Professor Patrice Jalette, Université de Montréal
  • Gail Barry, Traditional Owner of the Great Barrier Reef as a Kuku Nyngunkal Elder of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Nation. Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services NQ, Townsville, and former Member of the Queensland Stolen Wages Reparations Taskforce.

The theme of the conference is: ‘Labour and Value’. The conference will explore key issues for employment relations research including, but not limited to, the following streams:

  • Labour and value in the ‘gig economy’
  • Theorisation and empirical insights in the platform economy
  • Gender and value
  • Gender and employment relations
  • Indigeneity and labour
  • Building society and a new social contract
  • Value in essential and care work
  • Labour, value and ecology
  • Social justice and labour
  • Labour in the creation and distribution of value
  • Worker Identity
  • Regulation, wages and value
  • The post-COVID-19 world of work
  • Immigrant labour, value and labour supply
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • New HRM challenges, for example through hybrid work
  • Labour markets and flexibility
  • Industry studies
  • New technology, value and skills
  • Asian, international and comparative analysis

We now invite submissions for the following:

  • Abstracts of papers to be presented in general conference sessions – due 15 October 2022
  • Abstracts of papers to be presented at the higher degree research student workshop – due 15 October 2022
  • Early bird registration – 6 December 2022

Abstracts of papers to be presented in general conference sessions should be a maximum of 250 words and include the author/s name, affiliations, contact details, research question, methodological approach, theoretical focus and main conclusions.

Abstracts of papers to be presented at the higher degree research student workshop should be 250 words max and include the author name, affiliations and contact details, research question, methodological approach, theoretical focus and main conclusions. Higher degree research students whose abstracts are accepted will be asked to submit a short paper (2,000 words max) by 9 January 2023. This short paper will help discussants to prepare constructive feedback.

Please submit your abstracts via the link here 

Questions regarding the conference should be sent to Greg or Caitlin of Conference Solutions at AIRAANZ@con-sol.com or Stephane Le Queux at stephane.lequeux@jcu.edu.au

Scholarships/grants for higher degree research students and early career researchers

AIRAANZ is pleased to offer funding assistance for higher degree research students and early career researchers. Applications must be received by 4 November 2022. Click here for more details

Conference organising committee: Stephane Le Queux, David Peetz, Patrice Jalette, Siggi Gudergan, Robyn May, Robin Price, Noelle Donnelly, Chris F Wright, Michael Walker, Marjorie Jerrard, Daniel Dinale, Kaylee Boccalatte.


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Full Conference NOT Including Conference Dinner

Wednesday
February 8, 2023

09:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 February 2023