AIRAANZ 2022 Conference: Call for Proposals and Abstracts

The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) is pleased to announce that the AIRAANZ 2022 Conference will be hosted by the Sydney Employment Relations Research Group (SERRG) and the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies (WOS) at the University of Sydney Business School from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 February 2022.

The format of the conference is still yet to be determined due to the ongoing uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions. We are hoping that at least some sessions will be held in-person at the University of Sydney Business School, with online participation available for all sessions.

The conference will involve a workshop for higher degree research students on Wednesday 9 February, with most other activities taking place on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 February.

The theme of the conference is: 'Work Not As Usual'. This theme allows us to explore key issues for employment relations research including, but not limited to, the following:

  • The work-related impacts and implications of COVID-19
  • The challenges presented by low-paid and insecure forms of work and widening inequalities
  • Existing and emerging challenges relating to gender, work and family
  • The impacts of digitisation and technological change on work
  • The responses by employment relations actors and institutions (governments, employers, workers and their representatives) to rapid changes at work and in labour markets
  • The implications of changes in work for employment relations theory

We now invite submissions for the following:

  • Conference session proposals – due 15 August 2021
  • Abstracts of papers to be presented in general conference sessions – due 15 September 2021
  • Abstracts of papers to be presented at the higher degree research student workshop – due 15 September 2021

Questions regarding the conference should be sent to: airaanz.conference2022@sydney.edu.au

Members of the conference organising committee: Marian Baird, Stephen Clibborn, Rae Cooper, Bradon Ellem, Frances Flanagan, Meraiah Foley, Dimitria Groutsis, Sunghoon Kim, Angela Knox, Susan McGrath-Champ, Alex Veen, Mark Westcott, Chris F Wright

Posted on Jul 19, 2021.