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Grant Michelson

Grant Michelson
  • Title: Professor
  • Position: Head of Department - Department of Marketing and Management
  • Qualifications: BCom, MCom (Canterbury), MCom (Otago), PhD (Sydney)

Contact Details

Areas of Expertise

  • Work and employment
  • New employment actors
  • Corporate social responsibility and business ethics
  • Informal communication in organisations

Publications

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Fremeaux, S., Michelson. G. & Noel-Lemaitre, C. (forthcoming 2018) 'Learning from Greek philosophers: The foundations and structural conditions of ethical training in business schools’ Journal of Business Ethics

Fremeaux, S. & Michelson, G (2017) 'Human resource management, theology, and meaningful work' International Journal of Employment Studies, 25(1), 27-43

Fremeaux, S. & Michelson. G. (2017) 'The common good of the firm and humanistic management: Conscious Capitalism and Economy of Communion' Journal of Business Ethics, 145(4), 701-709

Eng, T.-Y., Ozdemir, S. & Michelson, G. (2016) 'Brand origin and country of production congruity: Evidence from the UK and China' Journal of Business Research, 69(12), 5703-5711.

Jackson, D. & Michelson, G. (2016) 'PhD-educated employees and the development of generic skills' Australian Bulletin of Labour, 42(1), 108-134.

Michelson, G., Waring, P. & Naude, P. (2016) 'Dilemmas and challenges in corporate social responsibility' Journal of General Management, 41(3), 1-11.

Jackson, D. & Michelson, G. (2015) 'Factors influencing the employment of Australian PhD graduates' Studies in Higher Education, 40(9), 1660-1678.

Vojnovic P., Michelson, G., Jackson, D. & Bahn, S. (2014) 'Adjustment, well-being and help-seeking among Australian FIFO mining employees' Australian Bulletin of Labour, 40(2), 242-261.

Rainnie, A., Michelson, G., Goods, C. & Burgess, J. (2014) 'Introduction to the special issue on FIFO work' Australian Bulletin of Labour, 40(2), 92-97.

Miller, R. & Michelson, G. (2013) 'Fixing the game? Legitimacy, morality policy and research in gambling' Journal of Business Ethics, 116(3),  601-614.         

Fremeaux, S. & Michelson, G. (2011) 'No strings attached: Welcoming the existential gift in business' Journal of Business Ethics, 99(1), 63-75.

Michelson, G., Hurvy, R. & Grunauer, C. (2010) 'Workplace romances and HRM: A private matter or organisational concern?' International Journal of Employment Studies, 18(2), 117-149.

Barel, Y., Fremeaux, S. & Michelson, G. (2010) 'Employee attitudes towards employer-sponsored child care: Evidence from France' Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 46(2), 229-247.

Michelson, G., Van Iterson, A. & Waddington, K. (2010) 'Gossip in organizations: Contexts, consequences, and controversies' Group and Organization Management, 35(4), 371-390.

Michelson, G., Van Iterson, A. & Waddington, K. (2010) 'Guest editorial' Group and Organization Management, 35(2), 147-149.

Michelson, G., Jamieson, S. & Burgess, J. (2009) 'Filling the void: Emerging actors in Australian industrial relations' Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 13(1), 115-133.

Michelson, G. (2009) 'The dynamic evolution of urban industrial mission in Korea' Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 45(2), 163-180.

Wailes, N. & Michelson, G. (2008) 'The transfer of management ideas to a Western "periphery": The case of corporate social responsibility in Australia' International Studies of Management and Organization, 38(4), 100-118.

Michelson, G. (2006) 'The role of workplace chaplains in industrial relations: Evidence from Australia' British Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(4), 677-696.

Lansbury, R.D. & Michelson, G. (2005) 'Industrial relations as a field in Australia: The implications of a decentralized labor market' Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, 14, 301-323.

Oswick, C., Grant, D., Michelson, G. & Wailes, N. (2005) 'Looking forwards: Discursive directions in organizational change' Journal of Organizational Change Management, 18(4), 383-390.

Putnam, L., Grant, D., Michelson, G. & Cutcher, L. (2005) 'Discourse and resistance: targets, practices, and consequences' Management Communication Quarterly, 19(1), 5-18.

Grant, D., Michelson, G., Oswick, C. & Wailes, N. (2005) 'Discourse and organizational change' Journal of Organizational Change Management, 18(1), 6-15.

Frost, G., Michelson, G., Van Der Laan, S. & Wailes, N. (2004) 'Bringing ethical investment to account' Australian Accounting Review, 14(3), 3-9.

Michelson, G., Wailes, N., Van Der Laan, S. & Frost, G. (2004) 'Ethical investment processes and outcomes' Journal of Business Ethics, 52(1), 1-10.

Michelson, G. & Mouly, S. (2004) 'Do loose lips sink ships? The meaning, antecedents and consequences of rumour and gossip in organisations' Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 9(3), 189-201.

Michelson, G. & Kramar, R. (2003) 'The state of HRM in Australia: Progress and prospects' Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 41(2), 133-148.

Grant, D., Wailes, N., Michelson, G., Brewer, A. & Hall, R. (2002) 'Rethinking organizational change' Strategic Change, 11(5), 237-242.

Michelson, G. & Mouly, S. (2002) "You didn't hear it from us but…': Towards an understanding of rumour and gossip in organisations' Australian Journal of Management, (special issue on organisational behaviour) 27, 57-65.

Michelson, G. & Westcott, M. (2002) 'The eclipse of Dabscheck's general theory: A reply' Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(1), 144-148.

Michelson, G. & Westcott, M. (2001) 'Heading into orbit? Braham Dabscheck and industrial relations theory' Journal of Industrial Relations, 43(3), 308-329.

Michelson, G. (2000) 'Labour history and culture – an overview' Labour History, 79, 1-10.

Michelson, G. & Mouly, S. (2000) 'Rumour and gossip in organisations: A conceptual study' Management Decision, 38(5), 339-346.

Michelson, G. (2000) 'Trade union mergers: A survey of the literature' Australian Bulletin of Labour, 26(2), 107-127.

Michelson, G. (1999) 'Breakaway unions: A study of the Australian entertainment industry' Economic and Labour Relations Review, 10(1), 126-148.                      

Campling, J.T. & Michelson, G. (1998) 'A strategic choice-resource dependence analysis of union mergers in the British and Australian broadcasting and film industries' Journal of Management Studies, 35(5), 579-600.

Michelson, G. (1997) 'Out of tune? Union amalgamations and the Musicians Union of Australia'  Journal of Industrial Relations, 39(3), 303-331.

Campling, J.T. & Michelson, G. (1997) 'Trade union mergers in British and Australian television broadcasting' British Journal of Industrial Relations, 35(2), 215-242.

Michelson, G. (1995) 'The job of the full-time trade union official' New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 20(3), 313-322.

Michelson, G. & Baird, M. (1995) 'Case-study research in industrial relations' Labour and Industry, 6(3), 127-133.

Michelson, G. (1994) 'The effect of career stage on the work attitudes of union officials' International Journal of Employment Studies, 2(2), 289-304.

Michelson, G. (1994) 'Use of colons in titles and journal status in industrial relations journals' Psychological Reports, 74, 657-658.

Michelson, G. (1993) 'New Zealand under the Employment Contracts Act 1991: Career attitudes' Labour and Industry, 5(3), 137-155.

Michelson, G. (1993) 'The backgrounds and careers of South Island union officials' New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 18(2), 250-259.

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Michelson, G., Pule, P., Fitzgerald, S., Ditchburn, G & Brook, L. (eds) (forthcoming 2017) Fly-In, Fly-Out (FIFO) Employment: Issues and Challenges, Sydney: Federation Press.

Michelson, G. & Ryan, S. (2014) Just Work: Narratives of Employment in the 21st Century, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Michelson, G., Jamieson, S. & Burgess, J. (eds) (2008) New Employment Actors: Developments from Australia, Bern: Peter Lang AG.

Hearn, M. & Michelson, G. (eds) (2006) Rethinking Work: Time, Space and Discourse, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Van Iterson, A., Waddington, K. & Michelson, G. (2011) 'Breaking the silence: The role of gossip in organizational culture' The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate (2nd ed.), N.M. Ashkanasy, C. Wilderom and M.F. Peterson (eds), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 375-392.

Michelson, G. (2008) 'New actors in Australian employment relations', New Employment Actors: Developments from Australia, G. Michelson, S. Jamieson and J. Burgess (eds), Bern: Peter Lang AG, 19-39.

Hearn, M. & Michelson, G. (2006) 'Going to a new place: Rethinking work in the 21st century', Rethinking Work: Time, Space and Discourse, M. Hearn and G. Michelson (eds), Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1-15.

Michelson, G. & Wailes, N. (2006) 'Shareholder value and corporate social responsibility in work organisations', Rethinking Work: Time, Space and Discourse, M. Hearn and G. Michelson (eds), Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 239-262.

Lansbury, R.D. & Michelson G. (2005) 'Redefining the field: Work and employment relations in an era of deregulation', Labour Market Deregulation: Rewriting the Rules, J. Isaac and R.D. Lansbury (eds), Sydney: Federation Press, 128-143.

Lansbury, R.D. & Michelson, G. (2003) 'Industrial relations in Australia', Understanding Work and Employment: Industrial Relations in Transition, P. Ackers and A. Wilkinson (eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 227-241.

Michelson, G. (1998) 'The job of the full-time trade union official', Readings in Human Resource Management (volume 3), R.J. Stone (ed.), Brisbane: Wiley, 274-280.

Campling, J.T. & Michelson, G. (1996) 'A strategic choice-resource dependency analysis of union mergers in the Australian broadcasting and film industries' Contemporary Research on Unions: Theory, Membership, Organisation and Non-Standard Employment, G. Griffin (ed.), Melbourne: National Key Centre in Industrial Relations, Monograph No.8, 379-392.

Grant Michelson is Head/Chair of the Department of Marketing and Management at Macquarie University. He has previously served as Associate Dean of Research and Higher Degrees in the Faculty of Business and Law at ECU in Perth and had strategic oversight of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 submission which saw significant improvement in key areas such as marketing, tourism, and business and management. He worked in Perth for over three years. Prior to this he was Associate Professor, then Professor and Director of Research at Audencia Business School in France from 2008 until mid-2012, and among different activities managed numerous national and international accreditations. Prior to moving to France he worked for 12 years in the Business School at the University of Sydney. While there, he helped to establish the Business and Professional Ethics Group (BPEG) and was its founding convenor. Grant has held a range of visiting positions including those at Texas A&M University and Copenhagen Business School and he currently serves on the research advisory board at EADA Business School in Barcelona. He has also been an adjunct lecturer for the University of Southampton teaching corporate social responsibility in Singapore. Prior to gaining his educational qualifications, he began his working life in the meat export industry in New Zealand (clerical, audit and procurement related functions) before shifting to local government. He has an academic background in work and employment relations, business ethics and organisational behaviour.