Call for Expressions of Interest
PhD students (and their supervisors if available) are invited to participate in the 2011 Annual Joe Isaac Workshop for Research Students This Workshop provides an opportunity for students researching topics in the areas of employment relations, human resources management, industrial relations, and related fields to discuss their work with like-minded students and experienced researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Melbourne and Monash and elsewhere.
Submitting an expression of interest
To participate in the morning workshop please send an expression of interest to, as soon as possible and no later than 10 March 2011 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions of interest should be no more than 1 page of A4, 12point, 1.5 line space and should included a proposed thesis title, a 100-150 word draft thesis abstract, the names and email addresses of the PhD student and supervisor(s).
This workshop will be held at Monash University, 900 Dandenong Rd., Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria 3145. Monash University has several parking options around the campus. The University is located next to Caulfield Train Station, and is served by frequent trains, busses and trams. For maps, more transport and parking information, please see: www.monash.edu.au/campuses/caulfield.html
PhD students and their supervisors are warmly invited to stay for the whole day. There will also be a lunch-time seminar, and an afternoon symposium. The latter will address the topic: 'How shall we protect the wages of the weak?' The keynote speaker then will be: Professor William Brown, Cambridge University. Willy Brown was previously Director of the world-renowned Industrial Relations Research Unit at Warwick University. His research is internationally influential in such fields as: collective bargaining, pay determination, incomes policy, payment systems, arbitration, minimum wages, and the impact of legislative change.
Other speakers at the afternoon symposium will include:
Anna Lee Cribb, Commissioner, Fair Work Australia; Vice President, Industrial Relations Society; formerly a Human Resources Manager with ICI Australia and Orica Pty Ltd.
Bill Kelty, Director, Linfox Pty Ltd; Director, Bank of Queensland; formerly Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions and Director, Reserve Bank of Australia.
Justice Giudice, President, Fair Work Australia.
Emeritus Professor Joe Isaac, University of Melbourne and Monash University.
For more information please visit www.buseco.monash.edu.au/events/isaac/index.html or www.chrm.unimelb.edu.au
These are free events sponsored jointly by Monash University (Faculty of Business and Economics) and the University of Melbourne (Centre for Human Resource Management) in honour of Emeritus Professor Joe Isaac AO. They are held in alternate years at Monash University and the University of Melbourne.
We will provide lunch and a late afternoon reception. PhD students and their supervisors or their own universities would be responsible for any other costs that they might incur e.g. travel/subsistence etc.