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Peter Sheldon

Peter Sheldon - Australian School of Business 

BEc(Hons), Sydney

PhD, Wollongong

Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellowship Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel

Associate Professor, Academic Director of the AGSM Graduate Certificate in Change Management

Phone:

+61 2 9385 7177 

Fax:

+61 2 9662 8531 

Room:

536 

Address:

Australian School of Business building

 

Publications

Refereed journal articles

  1. Peter Sheldon and Yiqiong Li (2013) ‘Localized poaching and skills shortages of manufacturing employees among MNEs in China’, Journal of World Business, (in press at) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2012.07.003

  2. Louise Thornthwaite and Peter Sheldon (2012), ‘Employer and employer association experiences of enterprise bargaining: Being careful what you wish for?’, Labour and Industry, 22 (3) June, 255-274. 

  3. Tracy Wilcox, Peter Sheldon and Janis Wardrop (2012), ‘A capabilities approach to curriculum design for developing responsible business professionalism’, International Review of Business Research Papers,8 (2) March, 107-17.

  4. Louise Thornthwaite and Peter Sheldon (2011), ‘Fair Work Australia:  Employer Association Policies, Industrial Law and the Changing Role of the Tribunal’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 53 (5) November, 616-631.
  5. Michael Quinlan and Peter Sheldon (2011), ‘The Enforcement of Minimum Labour Standards in an Era of Neo-Liberal Globalisation: An Overview’, Economic and Labour Relations Review, 22 (2), July, 5-31.
  6. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (2011), ‘The State, Labour, and the Writing of Australian Labour History’, Labour History, 100, May, 83-104.
  7. In Jun, Peter Sheldon and Jaehoon Rhee (2010), ‘Business Groups and Regulatory Institutions. Korea’s chaebols, cross-company shareholding and the East Asian crisis’, Asian Business and Management, 9 (4), December, 499-523.
  8. Yiqiong Li and Peter Sheldon (2010), ‘HRM Lives inside and outside the Firm: Employers, skill shortages and the local labour market in China’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21 (12) October, 2169-2189.
    Republished in M.Warner, ed. (2011), Confucian HRM in Greater China: Theory and Practice, Routledge, London.
  9. Peter Sheldon (2009), ‘Silicosis, Mechanisation and the Demise of Sydney’s Rockchoppers’ Union, 1908-18’, Labour History, 97, November, 13-35.
  10. Patrick O’Leary and Peter Sheldon (2008), ‘Strategic Choices and Unintended Consequences: Employer Militancy in Victoria's Meat Industry, 1986-1993’, Labour History, 95, November, 247-66.
  11. Peter Sheldon and Nancy Kohn (2007) ‘AWAs and Individual Bargaining in the Era of WorkChoices: A critical evaluation using negotiation theory’, Economic and Labour Relations Review, 18 (1), December, 115-42.
  12. Peter Sheldon and In Jun (2007) ‘Researching Korean Employer Associations: Using Resource Dependence Theory as an Explanatory Framework’, Korean Journal of Industrial Relations, 17 (2), December, 1-37.
  13. Peter Sheldon (2007), ‘State-level basic wages in Australia during the Depression 1929-35: Institutions and politics over markets, Australian Economic History Review, 47 (3), November, 249-77.
  14. Peter Sheldon (2007), ‘The Dirtiest of Jobs: Maintaining Sydney’s Sewers 1890-1910, Labour History, 93, November, 127-44.
  15. In Jun and Peter Sheldon (2006), ‘Looking beyond the West? The Korea Employers’ Federation and the Challenges of Membership Adhesion and Cohesion’, Economic and Labour Relations Review, 17 (1), September, 203-226.
  16. Peter Sheldon and Anne Junor (2006), ‘Australian HRM and the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005’, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 44 (2), August, 153-70.
  17. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (2005), ‘Employability Skills and Vocational Education and Training Policy in Australia:  An Analysis of Employer Association Agendas’, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 43 (3), December, 404-25.
  18. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (2004), ‘Business or Association? The strategic response of employer associations to the decentralisation of bargaining in Australia’, Economic and Labour Relations Review (15 (1), June, 128-158.
    Republished as ch. 9 in Sanjeev Kumar Singh (ed.) (2007) Collective Bargaining: An Introduction, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, 155-189.
  19. Louise Thornthwaite and Peter Sheldon (2004), ‘Employee Self-Rostering for Work-Family Balance: Leading Austrian Examples’, Employee Relations, 26 (3) June, 238-254.
  20. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (2003), 'Employer Matters in 2002', Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 (2), June, 224-523.
  21. Peter Sheldon (2002), ‘Compulsory Arbitration’s Role in Australian Union Recovery after the 1890s’ Depression: The New South Wales Government Railways and Tramways’, Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, 14, Autumn, 99-133.
  22. Louise Thornthwaite and Peter Sheldon (2002), 'Employer Matters in 2001', Journal of Industrial Relations, 44 (2), June, 263-89.
  23. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (2001), 'Employer Matters in 2000', Journal of Industrial Relations, 43 (2), June, 219-42.
  24. Louise Thornthwaite and Peter Sheldon (2000), 'Employer Matters in 1999’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 42 (I), March, 83-108.
  25. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (1999), ‘Swedish engineering employers: The search for industrial peace in the absence of centralised collective bargaining’, Industrial Relations Journal, 30 (5), December, 514-32.
    Republished in M. Baird, R. Cooper, B. Ellem and R. Lansbury eds (2011), SAGE: Major works in Industrial Relations (4 vols) (in VOLUME II: The Parties), Sage.
  26. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (1999), 'Employer Matters in 1998', Journal of Industrial Relations, 41 (I), March, 152-69.
  27. Peter Sheldon (1998), 'Compulsory Arbitration and Union Recovery: Maritime-Related Unions 1900-1912', Journal of Industrial Relations, 40 (3), September, 422-40.
  28. Peter Sheldon and Claire Mayhew (1996), ‘Teaching Comparative International Strategies in Occupational Health and Safety', Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 12 (4), August, 463-69.
  29. Louise Thornthwaite and Peter Sheldon (1996), ‘The Metal Trades Industry Association, Bargaining Structures and the Accord', Journal of Industrial Relations, 38 (2), June, 171-95.
  30. Peter Sheldon (1995), 'The Missing Nexus? Union Recovery, Growth and Behaviour during the First Decades of Arbitration: Towards a Re-evaluation', Australian Historical Studies, 104, April, 415-37.
  31. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (1993), 'Ex Parte Accord: The Business Council of Australia and Industrial Relations Change', International Journal of Business Studies, 1 (1), October, 37-55.
  32. Peter Sheldon (1993), 'System and Strategy: The Changing Shape of Unionism among NSW Construction Labourers, 1910-19', Labour History, 64, November, 115-35.
  33. Peter Sheldon (1993), 'Arbitration and Union Growth: Building and Construction Unions in New South Wales, 1901-1912', Journal of Industrial Relations, 35 (3), September, 379-97.
  34. Peter Sheldon (1993), 'Public vs Private Employers on New South Wales Public Works, 1890-1910', Australian Economic History Review, XXXVl (I), March 1993, 49-72.
  35. Peter Sheldon (1989), ‘The Dimming of Illusions: Changing Attitudes of Labourers to Direct Government Employment on NSW Public Works, 1899-1916', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 48 (2), June,139-45.
  36. Peter Sheldon (1989), ‘In Division is Strength: Unionism among Sydney Labourers, 1890-1910', Labour History, 56, May, 43-59.
  37. Malcolm Rimmer and Peter Sheldon (1989), "'Union Control" against Management Power: Labourers' Unions in New South Wales before the Maritime Strike', Australian Historical Studies, 23 (92), April, 274-92.
  38. Peter Sheldon (1989), 'A Middle Class Union: The Early Years of the Public Service Association of NSW', Labour & Industry, 2 (I), March, 97-118.
  39. Peter Sheldon (1988), 'Job Control for Workers' Health: The 1908 Sydney Rockchoppers' Strike', Labour History, 55, November, 39-54.

Books (authored)

 

  • Patrick O’Leary and Peter Sheldon (2012): Employer Power and Weakness: How the local and the global have shaped the meat industry and its industrial relations, VURRN Press, Ballarat Australia (forthcoming).

 

Government Report

 

  • Christine Boedker, Julie Cogin, Peter Langford, Kieron Meagher, Jan Mouritsen, Mark Runnalls, Peter Sheldon, Shaun, Simmons., and Richard Vidgen (2011), Leadership, Culture and Management Practices of High Performing Workplaces in Australia: Literature Review and Firm Diagnostics, Society for Knowledge Economics, Sydney (for DEEWR) . ISBN: 978-0-9775436-2-5

 
Books (edited)

  1. Peter Sheldon, Sunghoon Kim, Yiqiong Li and Malcolm Warner (eds) (2011), China’s Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, Routledge, London.
  2. Joellen Riley  and Peter Sheldon (eds) (2008), Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, CCH, Sydney.
  3. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (eds) (1999), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change: Catalysts or Captives? Allen & Unwin, Sydney.
  4. Margaret Lee and Peter Sheldon (eds) (1997), Workplace Relations, Butterworths, Sydney.

Book chapters

  1. Janis Wardrop, Tracy Wilcox and Peter Sheldon (2011), ‘Business Ethics Case: The James Hardie Group and Asbestos Compensation in Australia’, in Denis Collins, Business Ethics: How to design and manage ethical organizations, John Wiley, New York, 551-54.
  2. Peter Sheldon, Sunghoon Kim, Yiqiong Li and Malcolm Warner (2011), ‘China’s Changing Workplace beyond the Transition: An introduction’, in P. Sheldon, S. Kim, Y. Li and M. Warner (eds), China’s Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, 1- 17.
  3. Yiqiong Li, Peter Sheldon and David Morgan (2011), ‘Local Labour Markets’, ch. 5 in P. Sheldon, S. Kim, Y. Li and M. Warner (eds), China’s Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, 93-109.
  4. Yiqiong Li, Peter Sheldon and James Sun (2011), ‘Education, Training and Skills’, ch. 6 in P. Sheldon, S. Kim, Y. Li and M. Warner (eds), China’s Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, 111-127.
  5. Yiqiong Li and Peter Sheldon (2011),’Skills Shortages: where labour supply problems meet employee poaching’, ch. 7 in P. Sheldon, S. Kim, Y. Li and M. Warner (eds), China’s Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, 129--142
  6. Chang-Hee Lee, Peter Sheldon and Yiqiong Li (2011), ‘Employer Associations’, ch. 16 in P. Sheldon, S. Kim, Y. Li and M. Warner (eds), China’s Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, 301-319.
  7. G. J. Bamber, P. Sheldon and B. Gan (2010), ‘Collective Bargaining: International Developments and Challenges’, ch. 20 in R, Blanpain (ed.), Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies, 10th edn, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 609-657.
  8. Peter Sheldon, David Morgan and Bernard Gan (2010), ‘Governance through Governments: Singapore’s transfer of public sector management ‘software’ to China through joint ventures’, ch. 3 in Y. Wang and P. Ramburuth (eds), Thirty Years of China’s Economic Reform: Institutions, Management, Organizations and Foreign Investment, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge NY, 44-64.
  9. Peter Sheldon (2008), ’What Collective Bargaining Future for Australia?  Lessons from International Experience’, ch. 22 in Joellen Riley and Peter Sheldon (eds), Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, CCH, Sydney, 235-248.
  10. Peter Sheldon and Joellen Riley (2008);’Remaking Australian Industrial Relations: An Introduction’, in Joellen Riley and Peter Sheldon (eds) Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, CCH, Sydney xix-xxviii.
  11. G.J. Bamber, and P. Sheldon (2007), ‘Collective Bargaining: An International Analysis’, ch. 20 in R, Blanpain (ed.), Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies, 9th edn, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 585-631.
  12. G.J. Bamber, and P. Sheldon (2004), ‘Collective Bargaining: Towards Decentralization?’, ch. 20 in R, Blanpain (ed.), Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies, 8th edn, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 509-48.
  13. Serafino Negrelli and Peter Sheldon (2004), ’Employment Relations in Italy’, in G. Bamber, R. Lansbury and N. Wailes (eds), International and Comparative Employment Relations: Globalisation and the developed market economies, 4th edn, Allen & Unwin, Sydney/Sage, London and Thousand Oaks, 146-175. (Book translated into Korean and Chinese – modern and  traditional)
  14. G. Bamber, and P. Sheldon (2001), ‘Collective Bargaining’, ch. 22 in R. Blanpain and C. Engels (eds), Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies 7th edn, Kluwer, The Hague, 549 -84.
  15. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (1999), 'Introduction', ch. I in P. Sheldon and L. Thornthwaite (eds). Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change, 1-24.
  16. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (1999), 'The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry', ch. 2 in P. Sheldon and L. Thornthwaite (eds), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change, 25-46.
  17. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (1999), ‘The Business Council of Australia’, ch. 3 in P. Sheldon and L. Thornthwaite (eds), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change, 47-69.
  18. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (1999), ‘The Metal Trades Industry Association’, ch. 4 in P. Sheldon and L. Thornthwaite (eds), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change, 70-93.
  19. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (1999), ‘Australian employer associations compared’, ch. 9 in P. Sheldon and L. Thornthwaite (eds), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change, 177-196.
  20. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (1999), ‘Australian employer associations and the international experience’, ch. 10 in P. Sheldon and L. Thornthwaite (eds), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change, 197-224.
  21. G. Bamber, E. Cordova and P. Sheldon (1998), ‘Collective Bargaining’, ch. 17 in R. Blanpain and C. Engels (eds), Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies 6th edn, Kluwer, The Hague, 405-36.
  22. P. Sheldon, L. Thornthwaite and T. Ferrero-Regis (1997), ‘The Federmeccanica: Its Changing Commitment to Collectivism and the Remaking of Industrial Relations in Italy, 1980-1995’, in D. D’Art and T. Turner (eds), Collectivism and Individualism: Trends and Prospects, (Proceedings of the Fifth IIRA European Industrial Relations Congress) Oak Tree Press, Dublin, 77-99.
  23. Peter Sheldon (1997), ‘Local Government to 1947’, ch. 7 in Jim Hagan and Andrew Wells (eds), A History of Wollongong, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, 101-114.
  24. Peter Sheldon (1997), ‘Local Government since 1947’, ch. 8 in Jim Hagan and Andrew Wells (eds), A History of Wollongong, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, 115-127.
  25. Peter Sheldon (1997), ‘Introduction’ in Margaret Lee and Peter Sheldon, Workplace Relations, Butterworths, Sydney, 1-8.
  26. Peter Sheldon (1988), ‘Professor Smith and the Water Question’, ch. 6 in Roy MacLeod (ed.), University and Community in Nineteenth Century Sydney: Professor John Smith 1821-1885, University of Sydney, Sydney, 70-84.

Other research publications (abridged list)

  1. Tracy Wilcox, Janis Wardrop and Peter Sheldon (2011) ‘Tearing down the silos: legitimating business ethics education’, Australasian Business Ethics Network ABEN 2011 Conference, Auckland, 2-3 December. (E2)
  2. Tracy Wilcox, Peter Sheldon and Janis Wardrop (2011), ‘Developing Responsible Business Professionalism: A Capabilities Approach’, Refereed Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Business Research Conference, World Business Institute, Melbourne.
  3. Francesco Paoletti, Peter Sheldon and Raoul Nacamulli (2011), ‘Membership, Identity and Internal Organization in an Employers’ Association’, 27th EGOS Colloquium in Gothenburg, Sweden, July 7–9, 2011.
  4. Yiqiong Li and Peter Sheldon (2010), ‘Poaching of Employees in China: Employers' Experiences and Responses’, Refereed Roundtable Stream, Fourth Conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Shanghai 16-20 June.
  5. Bradon Ellem and Peter Sheldon (2010), ‘Jim Hagan and Apprentice Historians’, Labour History, 98, May, pp. 231-236.
  6. Bernard Gan, David Morgan and Peter Sheldon (2010),’For Whose Sake: The Formation of the Singapore National Employers’ Federation’, Refereed Proceedings of  the 24th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), 3-5 February, Sydney.
  7. In Jun and Peter Sheldon (2010), ‘Chaebol Entrepeneurial Culture and the Formation of the Korea Employers’ Federation’, Refereed Proceedings of  the 24th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), 3-5 February, Sydney.
  8. Peter Sheldon, Francesco Paoletti and Raoul Nacamulli (2009), ‘Clients or Members?  Organisational Strategies of employer associations in Australia and Italy in response to industrial relations decentralisation’, Refereed Proceedings of  the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA), Sydney 24-27 August, Sydney.
  9. Patrick O’Leary and Peter Sheldon (2009), ‘Multi-plant Capacity, Employer Strategy  and Industrial Conflict in Meat Processing: Hormel, USA (1985-86) and Portland, Australia (1988-89), Refereed Proceedings of  the 23rd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), 4-6 February, Newcastle NSW.
  10. Joellen Riley and Peter Sheldon (2008), ‘Remaking industrial relations in Australia’ Economic and Labour Relations Review, 18 (2), May, 1-6.
  11. Yiqiong Li and Peter Sheldon (2008), ‘Skills shortages and employers’ experiences with China’s vocational education and training system: FIEs in Suzhou Industrial Park’,  Refereed Proceedings of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management 9th World Congress: The Fusion and Development of East and West Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, July 26-28 (CD).
  12. Yiqiong Li and Peter Sheldon (2008), ‘Employers’ Experiences of Shortages of Skilled Workers in Suzhou Industrial Park, China’, Refereed Stream, Third Conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Guangzhou, China, 19-22June.
  13. Peter Sheldon (2005), ‘Anti-Semitism and the libertarian left’ Antisemitism in the Contemporary World: An International Conference to probe and challenge anti-Semitism, Refereed Paper, Monash University, Melbourne, 6-7 February, (CD Publication).  View conference programme.
  14. Peter Sheldon and Wenzhong Ruan (2004), ‘Employer Association Behaviour among Subsidiaries of Overseas Multinational Corporations in China: Structuring Local Labour Markets in Response to Skill Shortages ‘, Refereed Proceedings of 5th Asian Regional Congress, International Industrial Relations Association, Seoul, South Korea, 23-26 June (CD publication).
  15. Peter Sheldon (2002), ‘Is Convergence Coming? Employment Relations in Pacific Asia’, Personnel Review, 31 (6), 740-754. (extended review article).
  16. Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite (2001), ‘Members or Clients? Employer associations, the decentralisation of bargaining and the re-orientation of service provision: Evidence from Europe and Australia’, Refereed Proceedings of the Business History Conference Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, April.
  17. Louise Thornthwaite and Peter Sheldon (1997), 'Employer Associations, Dual Membership and the Problem of Conflicting Policies', in T. Bramble et al. (eds), Current Research in Industrial Relations, Proceedings of the 11th AIRAANZ Conference January, Brisbane.
  18. Peter Sheldon (1990), ‘Edward Sutherland Stokes’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 12. 

Major teaching awards at UNSW

 

  • 2009 Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2008 Australian School of Business Bill Birkett Award for Sustained Teaching Excellence
  • 2007 Australian School of Business Teaching Excellence Award: 'Outstanding Performance in Team Teaching'

 

Journal editorship

  1. Guest editor (with Michael Quinlan), special issue (‘Minimum Labour Standards’) Economic and Labour Relations Review, 18 (2), July 2011.
  2. Guest editor (with Joellen Riley), special issue (‘Beyond WorkChoices: Remaking Industrial Relations in Australia ) Economic and Labour Relations Review, 18 (2), May 2008.
  3. Guest editor, special issue ('Regulating Employment and Work: A Historical Re-evaluation'), Journal of Industrial Relations, 40 (3), September 1998.

Academic Journal Positions

 

  • Member, Editorial Board, Eurasian Business Review, January 2010 - present
    Associate Editor, Labour History, November 2009 - present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Economic and Labour Relations Review, February 2008 - present
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, International Journal of Business Studies, 1993 - present

Research interests

  • Employer associations in Australia, East Asia and Europe
  • Australian industrial relations: history and contemporary
  • Comparative international employment relations
  • Employment relations in Italy, China and Korea

Research grants

  • 2009: Boedker, C.; Cogin, J.A.; Meagher, K.; Mouritsen, J.; Sheldon, P. & Vidgen, R., Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace relations. 'Leadership, culture and management practices for high performing workplaces in Australia', $515,000

 Courses taught

  • MGMT3721 Negotiation Skills
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