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  • Title: Professor
  • Positions:
    • Head of Department - Department of Marketing and Management
    • Convenor of Cultural Diversity Research Network - Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Hons First Class), PhD (UNSW)

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Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership and Management in Higher Education
  • Research Centre Management
  • Organisational Review, Quality Audit, Policy Formulation and Strategic Planning in Higher Education and Government
  • Organisational change and restructuring
  • Leadership in Teaching and Learning
  • Selection, Recruitment and Promotion in Higher Education, the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors
  • Assessment of discrimination/ harassment/professional misconduct claims
  • Management and interpretation of cultural and material heritage assets: policy/strategy formulation and implementation

Profile

Head of Department, Marketing and Management, Macquarie University 

Professor Lucy Taksa has been Head of the Department of Marketing and Management, in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University since August 2009. Previously she worked at the University of NSW from 1992, where she was Head of the School of Organisation and Management and the first Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Commerce and Economics between 2003 and 2006. During her time at UNSW she was Deputy Director of the UNSW Industrial Relations Research Centre from 1996 until 1999 and Director from 2000-2009. Following her appointment at Macquarie University she was invited to be Chair of the UNSW Industrial Relations Research Centre Advisory Committee. In line with her research interest in equity, and gender and cultural diversity and her external involvement in the pursuit of equity outcomes, she taught Masters courses on Men and Women in Organisations and on Managing Equity Diversity and Disability, as well as more general courses on Strategic HRM, Management of Organisations, Social Analysis of Organisations, Managing People and Critical Thinking & Critical Analysis. 

She was Chair of the UNSW Vice Chancellor's Childcare Assistance Fund for Women Researchers Assessment Committee (2003-2009), a member of the UNSW Equity Strategy Committee (2004-06), Mentor in the UNSW Women in Research Program and member of the UNSW Women in Leadership Program Advisory Committee (2006), the Australian School of Business (ASB) representative on the UNSW Gender Equity Strategy Committee (2007-2009) and a member of the ASB Gender Equity Committee, which implemented a new UNSW Women's Employment Strategy and developed the ASB mentoring program for mid-career women academics. She was also a member of the UNSW AUQA report preparation team and the Across UNSW Strategic Planning Process. 

Between 1996 and 2007 she was a part-time non-judicial member of the Equal Opportunity Division of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal (and its predecessors), and of the Legal Services Division between 2003 and 2007. She was appointed Chair of the Board of State Records NSW in 2007 and reappointed for an additional a second three year term in March 2010, the maximum term allowable under the State Records Act. 

In 2010 she presented a Public lecture on 'The Social value of Diversity during Macquarie University's Diversity Week celebrations and in 2011 she organised an event for the Faculty of Business and Economics contribution to Diversity Week entitled: 'Diversity@FBE: Migration tales from the whiteboard space', which featured presentations by FBE staff on their experiences of migration, residency and multiculturalism. Also in 2011, she organized a two day symposium held 24 and 25 November 2011 on behalf of the Department of Marketing and Management and the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University in collaboration with the recruitment firm, Hudson entitled: Equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace: Assessing progress, issues and gaps. 

Also in 2010 she was invited by Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn and Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione to participate in the 3rd Community Awareness of Policing Program (CAPP3), developed by the NSW Police Force Customer Service Program to provide 'the leaders of our communities with a unique and unprecedented insight into policing in NSW '. As part of this program, in March/April 2011 Lucy attended learning activities at: the Local Area Command, the Public Order & Riot Squad, Marine Area Command, Tactical Operations Unit, Education & Training Command, State Crime Command, Forensic Services Group among others.

In 2011 she was invited by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) to be a member of the Project Reference Group for its Capitalising on culture: A survey of cultural diversity amongst Australian senior executives and their immediate pipeline and in 2012 she was invited to join the DCA Project Reference Group for its Capitalising on Culture in Australian Boards: An ASX survey industry research project endorsed by the Australian Multicultural Council and sponsored by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and PricewaterhouseCoopers, with IBM and ANZ. Since 2012 she has also been an invited member of the NSW Ministerial Roundtable on Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, Chaired by the Hon. Victor Michael Dominello MP, Member for Ryde, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs ; the Western Sydney Community Forum Advisory Reference Group for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Workers Mentoring Scheme.

Professor Taksa has been an Assessor for Australian Research Council Grants since 1998. She has been an assessor for the internationally competitive Macquarie University Research Fellowships (MQRF) Scheme, which provides support researchers within three years of the award of their PhD, the "Hertha Firnberg-Program" of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Program. During her employment at UNSW she was also a member of the Faculty of Commerce and Economics research Committee's Faculty grant Scheme Sub-committee, 1998-2001.

Research grants

  • 2014-16 Australian Research Council Discovery grant ($230,000) for project entitled: 'Affinities in Multicultural Australia': Chief Investigators: Associate Professor Ellie Vasta, Professor Lucy Taksa and Associate Professor Fei Guo
  • 2011-12  RESIMAC Ltd Grant ($30,222) and Macquarie University  Enterprise Partnerships Scheme Pilot Research Grant ($30,222) for a research project entitled: "Australia's Demographic Transition and Its Impacts on the Residential Property Markets" – Dr. Fei Guo (Lead CI), Professor Lucy Taksa (CI) and Paul Ross (PI) 
  • 2010-12  Transport Workers Union of Australia Grant ($15,000) and Macquarie University  Enterprise Partnerships Scheme Pilot Research Grant  ($15,000) for a research project entitled: 'Investigating the impact of precarious employment and contracting chains on aviation safety, security and occupational health and safety' - Professor Lucy Taksa (Lead CI), Dr Alison Barnes (CI), Dr Chris Baumann (CI), Professor Peter Anderson (PI), Julie Zetler, (PI)
  • 2008 Industry Partner Grant of $120,000 from the Transport and Logistics Centre (TALC) to enable collaboration between TALC and the UNSW Industrial Relations Research Centre (IRRC) over a two year period in research on workforce capability, pursuit of further industry partnerships and research funds and provision of administrative support for TALC in this and related matters, including student internships.
  • 2006 UNSW Faculty of Commerce and Economics Research Grant for a project entitled: 'Capability management in the Australian transport and logistics sector: Issues, strategies, prospects'. Chief Investigators: I. Hampson, A. Junor, L. Taksa, D. Hull (TALC and IRRC): $20,000
  • 2006 Transport and Logistics Centre (TALC) GRANT for a project conducted by the Industrial relations Research Centre entitled: 'Building workforce capacity and safety in new networked organisations: 'A study of 21st century rail, road, maritime, aviation and distribution transport/logistics in Australia' . Chief Investigators: A. Junor and L. Taksa: $8,905
  • 2004-2007  Donation from The Herbert Vere Evatt Foundation to UNSW Foundation to be directed to the Industrial Relations Research Centre, UNSW to support collaboration between the HV Evatt Foundation and the Centre on research projects, educational activities and publications: 2004 - $30,000, 2005 - $31,000; 2006 - $32,000, 2007 - $33,000
  • 2004 NSW Government Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government Trust Grant of $10,000 for research citizenship vis-a-vis the history of the NSW Government Eveleigh Railway Workshops, 1887-1989
  • 2004 School of Business, University of Sydney grant of $13,000 for project entitled: Mapping the Social and Cultural Capital of Greek Migrant Women: The Case of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops. Chief Investigators: Dr Dimitria Groutsis (Work & Organisational Studies, University of Sydney) & Associate Professor Lucy Taksa (UNSW)
  • 2003 NSW Government's Migration Heritage Centre grant of $20,000 for a project entitled: 'Uncovering lost histories: Finding the Greek women migrants of the New South Wales Eveleigh Railway Workshops'
  • 2000 Large ARC Grant of $112,000 for a project entitled: 'Work, family, community and place at the Eveleigh railway Workshops, 1887-1989: an investigation of mobility and cultural diversity', conducted between 2001 and 2003: Sole Chief Investigator: Lucy Taksa
  • 2000 Grant of $2,500 from the SEARCH Foundation for a project entitled: 'In Support of Aboriginal Rights: The Eveleigh Railway and Aboriginal Workers History Project': Sole Chief Investigator: Lucy Taksa.
  • 1998 ARC Strategic Partnerships with Industry Research and Training (SPIRT) Grant of $86,000 ($130,000 contribution from 14 Industry Partners) for a project entitled: A Model for Change at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops Precinct: Using Social and Industrial Heritage as Tools for Urban and Community Renewal', conducted between 1999 and 2001: Sole Chief Investigator: Lucy Taksa
  • 1997 Large Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant of $84,000 for project entitled: 'Work, technology, gender and citizenship at the Eveleigh railway workshops precinct: A historical interpretation of landscape, identity and mobilisation', conducted between 1998 and 2000: Sole Chief Investigator: Lucy Taksa
  • 1995-1997 Three Grants from the NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, NSW Heritage Assistance Programme totalling $31,000 to produce a NSW Labour Heritage Register encompassing a history of labour precincts as sites of active citizenship (with Associate Professor Terry Irving (University of Sydney)

Research awards

  • 2009 Australian School of Business Outstanding Teaching Innovation Award
  • 2007 History Section Prize in the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for Bobbie Oliver and Patrick Bertola, The History of the Westrail Midland Railway Workshops, University of Western Australia Press, Perth, including (including chapter: Taksa, L., 'Australian attitudes to Industrial Railway Heritage in Global Perspective').
  • 2002 Energy Australia National Trust Heritage Award for the video: Steam Power: A History of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, produced in 2001 in association with Summer Hill Media (funded by the ARC's Strategic Partnerships with Industry Research and Training Scheme)
  • 2001 UNSW Faculty of Commerce and Economics Non-Professorial Outstanding Research Achievement Award

Research areas

Management

  • History and international diffusion of management ideas and strategies
  • Management Education/Tertiary, Technical and Adult Education
  • Diversity Management
  • Public sector management (Railways)

Organisational Studies

  • Organisational culture and cultural change
  • Organisational history and memory
  • Leadership
  • Organisational and social identity
  • Workplace humour
  • Groups and teams
  • Inter-cultural relations
  • Impact of human, cultural and social capital on organisational dynamics, management and work

Employment Relations

  • Impact of migration, gender and ethnicity in the workplace
  • Equal Employment Opportunities & Affirmative Action policies/strategies
  • Inter-cultural relations in the workplace
  • Organisation and management of work
  • Technological change, skill recognition & training in the transport industry
  • History of occupational health and safety
  • Labour history
  • Employee representation

Heritage Management

  • Government Policy and strategy
  • Intangible cultural heritage, sustainable development and heritage tourism

Research Interests

Professor Taksa has extensive experience in workplace research in Australia.

She has published on:

  • the diffusion of scientific management from the USA to Australia and its impact on the public sector,
  • education and workplace culture;
  • the history of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS),
  • origins of OHS nursing and safety committees;
  • workplace and labour culture,
  • the impact of technological change on gender identity and relations;
  • multiculturalism, Diversity Management, Equal Employment Opportunities,
  • Affirmative Action,
  • migrant workers,
  • intercultural relations at work,
  • social capital,
  • memory, memorialisation and the management of industrial heritage,
  • nicknaming in the workplace, and
  • misbehaviour.

She is currently working on a number of projects including:

  • a study of the impact of contracting chains and outsourcing on occupational health and safety and security in the aviation industry in Australia;
  •  migrant employee voice;
  • humour in the workplace;
  • cultural diversity on Australian corporate boards; and
  • the reception and representation of women leaders.

Affiliations / activities

Affiliations

Professor Taksa was the secretary of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History from 1990 until 1999, Vice President from 2000 to 2006 and president from 2006 until 2009.In 2000-2001 she was Vice president of the History Council of NSW and its president in 2001-02. Between 2001-04 she was a member, Society for the History of Technology Advisory Council.

She is appointed a Life Member of the History Council of NSW, and is currently a member of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History and the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand.

She is on the Editorial Boards of Labour History, the Journal of Transport History, Problems & Perspectives in Management and Economic Labour Relations Review, Area Editor for Gender, Women and Work. She is a Corresponding Editor, International Review of Social History and was a member of the Editorial Board of Organization Studies between 2004 and 2006. She has been an Assessor for the Australian Research Council since 1998 and has refereed for the following journals and conferences:

  • Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource
  • Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal/ Revue d'etudes sur les femmes (Canada)
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference refereed proceedings
  • Australian Feminist Studies
  • Australian Historical Studies
  • Australian Journal of Management
  • Australian Journal of Politics and History
  • History Australia
  • Australian Society for the Study of Labour History refereed Conference Proceedings
  • Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
  • Economic and Labour Relations Review
  • International Journal of HRM
  • International Review of Social History (Netherlands)
  • Journal of Industrial Relations
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
  • Journal of Management and Organisation
  • Journal of Transport History (UK/Eur)
  • Labour History
  • Labour and Industry
  • Lillith
  • Melbourne Historical Journal
  • Organization Studies (Eur)
  • Problems & Perspectives in Management (UKR)
  • Public History Review

Activities

  • 2013 Appointed to the Australian Research Council College of Experts
  • 2012-13 Invited Member of the Ministerial Roundtable on Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, chaired by The Hon. Victor Michael Dominello, MP (Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, Member for Ryde and Minister for Citizenship and Communities, and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
  • 2011-13 Invited by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) to be a member of the Project Reference Group for its Capitalising on culture: A survey of cultural diversity amongst Australian senior executives and their immediate pipeline (2011-12) and DCA Project Reference Group for its Capitalising on Culture in Australian Boards: An ASX survey industry research project endorsed by the Australian Multicultural Council and sponsored by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and PricewaterhouseCoopers, with IBM and ANZ (2012-13) 
  • 2009-2012 Board Member, Labour Management Studies Foundation, Macquarie University 
  • 2007-2012 Chair, Board of State Records NSW 
  • 1999-2004 Series Editor UNSW Studies in Organisational Analysis and Innovation Industrial Relations Research Centre, UNSW 
  • 2003-2005 Member, UNSW Qualifications Committee for Promotion to Associate Professor 
  • 2004-2005 Member, UNSW Preparation Team for UNSW Australian Universities Quality Audit (AUQA) Audit 2004-2005 
  • 2003-2009 Chair, Vice Chancellor's Child-Care Assistance Fund for UNSW Women Researchers Assessment Committee 
  • 2007-2009 Member, UNSW Gender Equity Strategy Committee 
  • 2008-2009 Member, Australian School of Business Equity Strategy/Women's Employment Strategy Committee 
  • 2004-2006 Member, UNSW Equity Strategy Committee 
  • 2005-2009 Member, Management Committee of the Australian Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law, UNSW 
  • 2005-2006 Member, UNSW Working Party chaired by the President of the Academic Board to re-draft the "Service" section of the academic promotions policy 
  • 2006 Member, UNSW Women in Leadership Program Advisory Committee in 2006 
  • 2003-2007 Non-Judicial Member of the Legal Services Division of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal 
  • 1996-2007 Non-Judicial Member of the Equal Opportunity Division of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal 
  • 2003-2009 OZReader, Australian Research Council Discovery and Linkage Grant Applications 
  • 1997-2013 Corresponding Editor, International Review of Social History 
  • 1997-2013 Member, Editorial Board, Labour History 
  • 1994-2013 Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Transport History
  • 2005-2006 Member of the Editorial Board, Organization Studies 
  • 2006-2012 Member, Editorial Board, Problems & Perspectives in Management 
  • 2006 Member, Higher Education Assessment Panel engaged to assess an application from the Australian Institute of Management NSW & ACT for registration as a higher education institution and accreditation of a Graduate Diploma of Management Practice with a nested Graduate Certificate in Management Practice 
  • 2006 Invited Participant in a stakeholder interview as part of the Performance Review of the State Records Authority carried out by members of the Performance Development Division of the NSW Premiers Department for the Council on the Cost and Quality of Government 
  • 2005 Member, Macquarie University Labour-Management Studies Foundation (LMSF) External Review Committee 
  • 2006-2009 President, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • 2000-2006 Vice President, Society for the Study of Labour History 
  • 2001-2004 Member, Society for the History of Technology Advisory Council, USA 
  • 2001-2005 Member, International Congress of Historical Sciences (CISH) Australian Conference Organising Committee (held at UNSW in July 2005) 
  • 2004-2005 Chair of Opening and Closing Ceremonies sub-committee of the CISH Organising Committee
  • 2003 Vice President of the History Council of NSW
  • 2001-2002 President of the History Council of NSW

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Current PhD Students at Macquarie University

  • Sandra Hartl; 'Rethinking approaches to cross cultural conflict management strategies in transnational organisations - A triangulation of dispute resolution styles between Germany, China and the Middle East'. (Principal Supervisor Dr. Meena Chavan and Associate Supervisor, Prof. Lucy Taksa)
  • Yousef Alnamlah; 'An Examination of Muslim Religious Practices in the workplace and their implications for Management' (Principal Supervisor Prof. Lucy Taksa and Associate Supervisor, Dr. Alison Barnes)
  • Amanda Riedel; 'It is not what you know but who you know: The role of social capital in women reaching the boardroom' (Principal Supervisor Prof. Lucy Taksa and Associate Supervisor, Dr Troy Sarina)
  • Glen Powell; 'Leadership Development as a strategy for more effective Social Inclusion: a potential role of Voluntary Associations' (Principal Supervisor Prof. Lucy Taksa and Associate Supervisor Dr. Nikki Balnave)

Completed Postgraduate Research Students

  • 2012: Choon Hwa Lim; The moderating role of culture in structured behavioural interviews; Macquarie University (Associate Supervisor with Dr Meena Chavan as Principle)
  • 2012: Janis Wardrop; Thesis investigating corporate governance codes of practice and reporting, UNSW (Part-time student; joint supervision with A/Prof. Anne Junor until 2009)
  • 2011: Andrea North-Samardzic; Perverse and often baffling: The efficacy of Australia's Equal Employment Opportunity regulatory framework, UNSW (joint supervision with Dr Sarah Gregson)
  • 2011: Senia Kalfa; A critical examination of the acquisition and transferability of teamwork skills from the university classroom to the workplace: a cultural capital approach, UNSW (Sole Supervisor)
  • 2004 Rosemary Webb; Industrial women: Organising, Strategy and Community in Sydney, 1917-1940, UNSW (Principle with A/Prof. Anne Junor as Associate)
  • 2003: Sarah Gregson; Foot Soldiers for Capital: the influence of RSL racism on interwar industrial relations in Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill, UNSW (Sole Supervisor)
  • 2002: Diane Fieldes; Some are more equal than others', Australian Trade Union Campaigns for Equal Pay, 1968-1975, UNSW (Associate Supervision with Professor Philip Bohlé and Principle in 2001-02 )
  • 2000: Carol Royal; Human Resource Management and Internal Labour Markets in the Finance Sector, UNSW (Principle with Vic Taylor, AGSM as Assoicate)
  • 1998: Dimitria Groutsis; Snakes and Ladders: The Experiences of Overseas Qualified Female Nurses and Doctors in the Australian Labour Market, UNSW (Sole Supervisor)
  • 1995: Master of Commerce Honours Student, Christie Breakespear; From Juggling to Managing? The Evolution of Work and Family Policies in Three Australian Organisations, UNSW  (Sole Supervisor)
  • 1994: Master of Commerce Honours; Carol Royal; Gender and Power in Australian, Asian and European Organisations, UNSW  (Sole Supervisor)

Honours Students

  • 1995: Honours Student (School of Social Science and Policy), Amity Durham; The implementation of flexible work practices in two public sector organisations. Student obtained a First Class Honours and an Australian  Postgraduate Research Award Scholarship.
  • 1993: Honours Student, Diane Van Der Broek; Industrial and Community  Resistance: The Case of the Timber Strike of 1929. Student obtained a First Class Honours and an Australian Postgraduate Research Award Scholarship

Keynote and Invited Addresses

Keynote Address at Multiculturalism, Inclusion and Participation: Lessons from the Research, State Library of NSW, 1 October 2013 

Multiculturalism and Inclusion in the Workplace 

Speech at State Record's 50th Anniversary Function, NSW Parliament House, 31 May 2011

31 May 2011 was the official launch of the 50 Years Celebrations and the book "State Records NSW 1788-2011" by Dr Peter J Tyler. A speech was given by Professor Lucy Taksa, Chair of State Records Board, at the celebrations.

Public Lecture entitled: 'The Social Value of Diversity', presented during the Macquarie University Diversity Week celebrations, 4 August 2010

Professor Taksa considered the emergence of Diversity Management as the accepted approach for valuing human differences in the workplace. Over the past two decades diversity management has emerged as the accepted approach for valuing human differences in the workplace. A prominent feature of this approach is the construction of diversity as an asset that can be maximized for competitive business advantage. The presentation considered the implications of this orientation for the value attached to cultural diversity by assessing whether Diversity Management and the rhetoric of productive diversity has changed the way migrant workers are viewed and represented.

More Keynote and Invited Addresses

  • Taksa, L., (2013) 'Whose (Mis)behaviour? Using nicknames to explore employees' views of work and management performance' Invited Paper before the Adam Smith Business School Seminar Series, Glasgow University, 10 September
  • Taksa, L. (2013): Official Welcome at Young Queer Leaders' Summit, a Youth Leadership Event for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (GLBTQI) Community, Macquarie University Sydney, 27 July 2013.
  • Taksa, L. (2013) 'Capitalising on Culture: Investigating the cultural diversity of the Board members of Australia's leading companies', Invited paper in the Management de la Diversite, Dauphine University Paris, 25 April 2013.
  • Taksa, L. (2012) 'The interface between cultural diversity and workplace culture' Invited Keynote Address presented at the launch of the Western Sydney Community Forum (NGO) CALD Worker Mentoring Project-Share Knowledge, Build Skills event in Parramatta, 28 November 2012.
  • Taksa, L. (2012): Public Speech to mark the opening of In Living Memory Exhibition in the Fountain Court at the NSW Parliament House and the Retirement of State Records Director Alan Ventress, 12 September 2012.
  • Taksa, L. (2012) 'How civil society organisations can build a culturally & linguistically diverse workforce', Invited Address before the Sydney Alliance Western Sydney Diversity Forum - Parramatta, 22 August 2012.
  • Taksa, L. (2012): Invited Panel Member (with Kate Aitken, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; Alec Bashinsky, Partner, People & Performance, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Neil Cockroft, Head of Diversity & Culture, King & Wood Mallesons) at the Diversity Council of Australia: Cultural Diversity Unplugged Forum, 28 June 2012.
  • Taksa, L. (2011) "Workforce & Employment" Invited Paper presented before the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities 2011 Conference, Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, 12 May 2011.
  • Taksa, L. (2011) "Interpretation: Putting the 'collective' back into the cultural heritage of technology" Invited Paper presented before the ANU's Institutefor Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts (IPPHA) Seminar, 24-25 March 2011.
  • Taksa, L. (2011) "The Social Value of Diversity", Invited Lecture as part of the Avenidas Lifelong Learning Distinguished Professor Lecture Series, Avenidas Palo Alto, California, 18 January 2011.
  • Taksa, L. (2009) "Understanding and Changing Organisational Culture" in Keynote panel entitled, "The Equity Opportunist in a time of workplace transformation, Equal Opportunity Practitioners in Higher Education Association Conference: "Excellence for All: Social Inclusion in Higher Education", University of NSW, 3 December 2009
  • Taksa, L. (2009) "Do women do leadership differently?", Invited Introductory Speaker, Australian School of Business (ASB)/AGSM Lifelong Learning Series with Air Commodore Margaret Staib, Senator Kate Lundy and KPMG representative Cath Ingram (Hosted by KPMG Canberra), 20 May 2009 
  • Taksa, L. (2008) "Final Plenary Panel Invited paper and discussant, The 4Rs International Conference - Rights, Reconciliation, Respect and Responsibility" at the University of Technology Sydney, 3 October 2008, Sydney. 
  • Taksa, L. (2008) "Remembering Migrant Workers and recognizing their industrial heritage", Invited paper presented before The National Trust of Australia (NSW) - Sense of Place Conference, 22 September 2008
  • Taksa, L. (2008) "Do women do leadership differently?", Invited Introductory Speaker, Australian School of Business (ASB) Lifelong Learning Series and Panel member with Rebecca Davies (Snr Partner, Freehills) Graham Goldsmith (MD Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs JB Were) and Susan Heron (ED, Australian Institute of Management, Victoria), Melbourne, 11 August 2008. 
  • Taksa, L. (2008) "Do women do leadership differently?", Invited Introductory Speaker, ASB Lifelong Learning Series and Panel member with Rebecca Davies (Snr Partner, Freehills), Christine Bartlett (CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle Aust.) and Catherine Harris AO PSM, Sydney, 2 July 2008. 
  • Taksa, L. (2008): Invited Speaker (together with The Hon Paul Lynch, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Professor Peter Read) at the Official Launch of the State Records Travelling version of the "IN LIVING MEMORY" Aboriginal Welfare Board Records Exhibition held at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra, 23 May 2008. Groutsis, D., and 
  • Taksa, L. (2008), "The impact of cultural diversity on work and management: An Australian case-study", invited paper presented before the Hellenic Foundation for European Foreign Policy, Athens, Greece, 12 May 2008. 
  • Taksa, L. (2007): Buildings, Machines and Ghosts: finding cultural heritage and social value at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, invited Public Lecture presented at the National Trust Centre, Sydney, 13 December 2007. 
  • Taksa, L. (2007) "Nicknaming and Masculine Identity: considering processes of inclusion and exclusion", invited paper presented before a Seminar on Identity, Institute of Railway Studies and Transport History, NRM, York, UK. 
  • Taksa, L. (2007) "Acknowledging the importance of Eveleigh's intangible cultural heritage", invited public address at a forum entitled, "Adaptive re-use of Eveleigh Carriageworks" to launch the Eveleigh Performing Arts Theatre, Redfern, Sydney, 20 January 2007. 
  • Taksa, L. (2006) "Opportunities for living heritage at the Eveleigh railway workshops: lessons from overseas", invited public address at a forum on local heritage organised by REDwatch, (the Redfern Waterloo Community Association), at the Factory Community Centre, Waterloo, 4 October 2006. 
  • Taksa, L. (2006), "Oral History Methodology and the NSW Eveleigh Railway Workshops", Invited Lecture presented before the Special Study Program for HSC Extension History Course offered by Modern & Ancient History Seminars, 31 May 2006. 
  • Taksa, L. (2006) "Transforming the discriminator into the victim: The Beast of Belsen in post-war Australia", Invited Public Address before "The role of women in addressing prejudice and discrimination" Seminar, organised by B'nai B'rith Alfred Dreyfus Anti-Discrimination & Masada Units, Sydney, 7 May 2006. 
  • Taksa, L., & Groutsis, D. (2005), "Social Capital, Organisational Culture and Organisational Change: The case of migrant workers at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops", invited paper presented before Department of Statistics at the Athens University of Economics & Business, 15 December 2005. 
  • Taksa, L. (2005) "Industry and Romance" - Invited Keynote Address for launch of State Records' NSW Railway Archival Photographic Exhibition, State Records NSW, CBD Records Centre, The Rocks, Sydney, 11 August 2005. 
  • Taksa, L. (2002) "Moments in Flight" - Invited Public Address to launch Hastings Council Aviation Heritage Banner Exhibition at Port Macquarie Airport, 4 October 2002. 
  • Taksa, L. (2002) "Railways and the changing landscape of NSW": Invited Keynote Address presented at the State Records NSW History Week Seminar at the Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood, 21 September 2002. 
  • Taksa, L. (2002) "Eveleigh Workshops: from railways to information superhighway" - Invited Public Lecture presented before the Institution of Engineers, Australia, Heritage Group, Sydney, 9 September 2002. 
  • Taksa, L. (2002): Special Guest Citizenship Ceremony Speech by invitation of the Mayor of Woollahra Council, 12 June 2002. 
  • Taksa, L. (2002) "Conserving, presenting and interpreting railway heritage" - Keynote Address presented before the State Rail Heritage Strategy Forum organised on behalf of the Western Australian Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, MP, held at the Midland Railway Workshops, Western Australia, 8 June 2002. 
  • Taksa, L. (2002) "Considering heritage management and interpretation" - Invited Address and Introduction to exhibition of "STEAM POWER" video before a public forum organised by the Midland Redevelopment Authority at the Midland Railway Workshops, Western Australia, 7 June 2002 
  • Taksa, L. (2002) "Preserving Labour Heritage" - Invited Address presented before a function organised by the Perth Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History at the West Australian Parliament House, Perth, 6 June 2002. 
  • Taksa, L. (2002): Distinguished Guest Speaker Opening Address at the Organisation of Hellene and Hellene Cypriot Women of Australia (OEEGA) International Women's Day Colloquium: "Pioneering Spirit - Future Visions" and Dinner Address to mark the launch of a Collaborative Project entitled: "Recording the Industrial Experiences of Hellene Women at the NSW Eveleigh Railway Workshops", Sydney, 9 March 2002. 
  • Taksa, L. (2001): Invited Public Address at the Roads and Traffic Authority's History Week Book Launch, Museum of Sydney, 18 September 2001. 
  • Taksa, L. (2001) "Nostalgia or Nostophobia? Attitudes to Industrial Heritage in Australia", Public Lecture organised by the Research Institute for Cultural Heritage, Curtin University and the Society for the Study of Labour History, Perth Branch, with assistance from the Midland Redevelopment Authority, as part of the Westrail Workshops [Midland] History Project, held at the Midland Town Hall, 12 February 2001. 
  • Taksa, L. (1999): "History of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops", Invited Address by the Manager of the Australian Technology Park before a delegation from the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Ambassador to Australia, 25 October 1999.

Reports

  • Taksa, L. (2006) UNSW Faculty of Commerce and Economics Learning and Teaching Performance Indicator Report
  • Taksa, L. (2005): major contributor for the UNSW Australian Universities Quality Audit (AUQA) Portfolio Report
  • Junor, A. and Taksa, L. (2008) Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment and Workplace Relations Inquiry into Pay Equity and Associated Issues relating to Increasing Female Participation in the Workforce.
  • Taksa L, (2005) "Globalisation, Nostalgia & Cultural Heritage", Vital Signs: State Records NSW, Issue No. 8, August, pp. 4-7
  • Taksa L, (2004) "Uncovering lost histories: Finding the Greek women migrants of the New South Wales Eveleigh Railway Workshops" in Womenspeak: NSW Department of Women Newsletter, June (with Dimitria Groutsis)
  • Taksa L, (2002) "A History of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops", and "Eveleigh Migrant Heritage" in Sydney Learning Adventures and NSW Migration Heritage Centre, Greasing the Wheels: School Excursion Activity Pack: Educational Kit for History/Design and Technology/Society and Culture, Stages 5 and 6, Years 9-12, NSW Government, Sydney, pp. 7-23
  • Taksa L, (2001) "ATP Heritage: From Steam to Supercomputers", Australian Technology Park Precinct Management Ltd., Shaping the Future since 1887 Brochure, Sydney
  • Taksa L, (1999) 'The Eveleigh Railway Workshops', in NSW Department of Education and Training, Curriculum Support Directorate CD-ROM, Sites and Scenes, launched on 5 August and distributed to all public schools in NSW
  • Taksa L, (1996) 'Social and Oral History' (Vol. 2), Photographic Bibliography (Vol. 4), Oral History Transcripts (Vol. 5) in Godden Mackay Heritage Consultants, Eveleigh Workshops Management Plan for Moveable Items and Social History: Report Prepared for City-West Development Corporation, State Rail Authority and Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, Sydney, July 1996

Publications

  • Kalfa, S. And Taksa, L. (2013) 'Cultural capital in business higher education: reconsidering the graduate attributes movement and the focus on employability', Studies in Higher Education pp. 1-16, Published online: 03 Oct 2013 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03075079.2013.842210
  • Taksa, L. (2012) "Naming bodies at work:considering the gendered and emotional dimensions of nicknaming",International  Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, Vol.5, No. 1, p. 26-40
  • North-Samardzic, A. and Taksa, L. (2011) "The impact of gender culture on women's career trajectories: An Australian case study", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An international journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 196-216
  • Taksa, L. and Groutsis, D. (2010) "Managing Diverse Commodities: From Factory Fodder to Business Asset", Economic and Labour Relations Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 77-98
  • Taksa, L. (2009) "Aspects of Social Justice in Australia: Rights, Diversity, Responsibility", Economic and Labour Relations Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, December 2009, pp. pp. 7-12
  • Taksa, L. (2009) "Intended or unintended consequences? a critical reappraisal of the Safety First Movement and its non-union safety committees", Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 9-36.
  • Taksa, L. (2009) "Labor History and Public History in Australia: Allies or Uneasy Bedfellows?", International Labor and Working Class History, 76 (Fall), pp. 1-23.
  • Taksa, L. (2008) "Globalisation and the Memorialising of Railway Industrial Heritage", Historic Environment: the Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Museums and Sites) Journal Special Issue: "Thinking Rail: Lessons from the past, the way of the future", Vol. 21, No. 2, July, pp. 11-19.
  • Taksa, L., (2007) "Uniting Management and Education in Pursuit of Efficiency: F.W. Taylor's Training Reform Legacy", Economic and Labour Relations Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, April, pp. 129-56.
  • Taksa, L., (2005) "About as popular as a dose of clap: steam, diesel and masculinity at the New South Wales Eveleigh Railway Workshops", Journal of Transport History (UK), Third Series, Vol. 26, No. 2, September, pp. 79-97.
  • Taksa, L., (2005) "The Material Culture of an Industrial Artifact: Interpreting Control, Defiance and Everyday Resistance at the New South Wales Eveleigh Railway Workshops", Historical Archaeology: Journal of the American Society for Historical Archaeology (USA) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 8-27.
  • Taksa, L., (2003) '"Hauling an infinite freight of mental imagery": finding labour's heritage at the Swindon Railway Workshops' STEAM Museum', Labour History Review (UK), Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 391- 410.
  • Taksa, L., (2003) "La mobilisation et lesespaces de résistance: apropos de la politique de l'espace dans les ateliers ferroviaires d'Eveleigh (Sydney) des années 1920 aux années 1960", in Philippe Mioche and Christian Chevandier (eds), Ateliers et dépôts du matériel ferroviaire: deux siècles d'histoire, Special Issue of Revue d'histoire des chemins de fer, No. 28-29, Autumn, pp. 438-60.
  • Taksa, L., (2003) 'Machines and Ghosts: Politics,industrial heritage and the history of working life at the New South Wales Eveleigh Railway Workshops', Labour History, No. 85, November, pp 65-88.
  • Taksa, L., (2002) 'Family, Childhood andIdentities, Labour History, No. 82, May, pp. 127-134.
  • Taksa, L., (2000) 'Like a bicycle, forever teetering between individualism and collectivism: considering community in relation to labour history', Labour History, No. 78, May, pp 7-32.
  • Taksa, L., (2000)'Pumping the life-blood into Politics and Place': Labour Culture and the Eveleigh Railway Workshops ', Labour History, No. 79, November, pp. 11-34.
  • Taksa, L., (1999) 'Handmaiden of industrial welfare or armed combatant? Considering the experience of industrial nursing at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, Health and History: Journal of the Australian Society for the History of Medicine, Vol. 1, No. 4, June, pp. 298-329.
  • Taksa, L., (1999) Research Report: Technology, Work, Gender and Citizenship at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops Precinct: An Historical Interpretation of Landscape, Identity and Mobilisation, Labour History, No. 76, May 1999, pp. 153-162.
  • Taksa, L., (1998) 'All a Matter of Timing: Managerial Innovation and Workplace Culture in the New South Wales Railways and Tramways prior to 1921', Australian Historical Studies, No. 110, April, pp. 1-26.
  • Taksa, L., (1997) 'Scientific Management and the General Strike of 1917: Workplace Restructuring in the New South Wales Railways and Tramways Department', Historical Studies in Industrial Relations (UK), No. 4, September, pp.37-64.
  • Friesen G., and Taksa, L., (1996) 'Workers' Education in Australia and Canada : A Comparative Approach to Labour's Cultural History', Labour\Le Travail (Canada), Vol. 38, Fall, pp. 170-197.
  • Taksa, L., (1995) 'The Cultural Diffusion of Scientific Management: the United States and New South Wales', Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 37, No. 3, September, pp. 427-461.
  • Taksa, L., (1995) 'International and Comparative Labor History, Report of the 16th Annual North American Labour History Conference', Labour History, No. 68, May, pp. 183-84.
  • Taksa, L., (1995) 'Report: Labour Heritage Network', Labour History, No. 68, May, pp. 185-87.
  • Taksa, L., (1994) Book Review: Review Symposium: 'Industrial Relations Theory: Its Nature Scope and Pedagogy', Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 36, No. 1, March, pp. 151-56.
  • Taksa, L., (1994) 'Travail, luttes, loisirs: l'histoire orale et l'exploration de la culture ouvriere en Australie', Le Mouvement Social - Australie, Australies (France), No. 167, Avril-Juin, pp. 121-148.
  • Taksa, L., (1994) 'Work, Struggle and Repose: Oral History and Working Class Culture in Australia ', Labour History, No. 67, November, pp. 110-127.
  • Taksa, L., (1993) 'Report: The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History - International Links', Labour History, No. 64, May 1993, pp. 132-34.
  • Taksa, L., (1992) Book Review: 'Culture and the Labour Movement', Labour History, No. 63, November, pp. 190-92.
  • Lyons, M., and Taksa, L., (1992) 'If Mother Caught Us Reading! Impressions of the Australian Woman Reader, 1890-1930', Australian Cultural History, No. 11, pp. 39-50.
  • Taksa, L., (1992) 'Scientific Management: Technique or Cultural Ideology?', Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 34, No. 3, September, pp. 365-395.
  • Taksa, L., (1991) 'Defence Not Defiance': Social Protest and the NSW General Strike of 1917', Labour History, No. 60, May, pp. 16-33.
  • Barnes, A. and Taksa, L. (eds) Rethinking Misbehaviour and Resistance, Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations book series, Vol. 19 (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012)
  • Irving, T. and Taksa, L. (2002) Places, Protests and Memorabilia: The Labour Heritage Register of New South Wales, UNSW Studies in Australian Industrial Relations, Industrial Relations Research Centre Monograph No. 43, Sydney, 2002.
  • Lyons, M. and Taksa, L., (2001) Australian Readers Remember, audio format published by The Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, as part of Centenary of Federation Celebrations
  • Lyons, M. and Taksa, L (1992) Australian Readers Remember: An Oral History of Reading in NSW, 1890-1930, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
  • Taksa, L. and Groutsis, D. (forthcoming 2013) 'Managing Cultural Diversity' in Mills, A. and Durepos, G. (eds) Case Study Research from the Traditions of the Post and Beyond, Volume IV of Case Study Methods in Business Research. London: SAGE
  • Taksa, L. and Groutsis, D. (2013) 'Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Considering the neglect of identity' in Jakubowicz, A. and Ho, C. (eds) For those who've come across the seas ...': Australian Multicultural Theory, Policy and Practice, Australian Scholarly Press, Melbourne, pp. 183-197
  • Barnes, A. and Taksa, L. (2012) 'Introduction –Misbehavior in the Air', in Barnes, A. and Taksa, L. (eds) Rethinking Misbehavior and Resistance, Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations book series, Vol. 19 (Emerald Group Publishing Limited), pp. ix-xxiii
  • Taksa, L. (2012) 'Naming, Condoning, and Shaming: Interpreting Employee Assessments of Behaviour and Misbehavior in the Workplace', in Barnes, A. and Taksa, L. (eds) Rethinking Misbehavior and Resistance, Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations book series, Vol. 19 (Emerald Group Publishing Limited), pp. 57-84
  • Taksa, L. and Groutsis, D. (2010) 'Managing cultural diversity: antecedents, problems and prospects for ethnicity and gender at work', in Burgess, J., French, E., and Strachan, G. (eds) Managing Diversity in Australia: Theory and Practice, McGraw Hill pp. 169-188
  • Taksa, L. (2010) Merv Flanagan, Labour Martyr "The Mortuary Station", in Irving, T. And Cahill R. (eds) Radical Sydney: Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 136-44
  • Junor, A. and Taksa, L. (2008) "Forward to Pay and Employment Equity", in Riley, J. and Sheldon, P. (eds) Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, CCH, pp. 115-28
  • Taksa, L., (2006) "Australian attitudes to Industrial railway heritage in global perspective", in Bobbie Oliver and Patrick Bertola, The History of the Westrail Midland Railway Workshops, University of Western Australia Press, Perth, pp. 260-80.
  • Taksa, L., (2006) 'James Sinclair Taylor McGowen', in David Clune and Ken Turner (eds),The Premiers of New South Wales, volume 2, 1901-2006, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 93-116.
  • Taksa, L., (2006) 'What's in a Name? Labouring Antipodean History in Oceania', in Jan Lucassen (ed.), Global Labour History: A State of the Art, Peter Lang, Bern, pp. 335-71.
  • Taksa, L., (2005) 'Instructing: the museum and technical education', in Graeme Davison and Kimberley Webber (eds) Yesterday's Tomorrows: 125 Years of the Powerhouse Museum, Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, pp. 82-95.
  • Taksa, L., (2005) "Women at Eveleigh", in Peter O'Connor, On Wooden Rails: Celebrating 150 Years of Work on the NSW Railways, The Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Sydney, pp. 215-219.
  • Taksa, L., (2004) 'Histories of adult education',in Griff Foley (ed.), Dimensions of Adult Education Learning, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 3rd Edition, pp 121-36 (with Bob Boughton and Mike Welton).
  • Taksa, L., (2003) 'Albert Bathurst Piddington', in Greg Patmore (ed.), Laying the Foundations of Industrial Justice: The Presidents of the Industrial Relations Commission, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 155-81.
  • Taksa, L., (2003) 'George Stephenson Beeby', in Greg Patmore (ed.), Laying the Foundations of Industrial Justice: The Presidents of the Industrial Relations Commission, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 129-54.
  • Taksa, L., (2002) 'Scientific Management: Technique or Cultural Ideology?', Wood, John C. and Wood, Michael C. (eds) F. W. Taylor: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management, Routledge, London
  • Taksa, L., (2002) 'The Masked Disease: Oral History, Memory and the Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919', in Janice Giltrow (ed.), Academic Reading, 2nd Edition, Broadview Press, Ontario, pp. 127-136.
  • Taksa, L., (2001) 'Citizenship and Locomotive Manufacture at the New South Wales Eveleigh Railway Workshops', in Greg Patmore and Mark Hearn (eds), Working The Nation: Working Life and Federation 1890-1914, Pluto Press, Sydney, pp. 203-223.
  • Taksa, L., (2001) 'Workplace, Community, Mobilization and Labor Politics at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops', in Ray Markey (ed), Labour and Community: Historical Perspectives, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, pp. 51-79.
  • Taksa, L., (1998) 'Work', in Graeme Davison, JohnHirst and Stuart Macintyre (eds), Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 691-92.
  • Taksa, L., (1994) 'The Masked Disease: Oral History, Memory and the Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919', in Kate Darian-Smith and Paula Hamilton (eds), Memory and History in Twentieth Century Australia, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 77-91.
  • Taksa, L., (1994) 'What is Community: Definitions and Disjunctions', in Patrick O'Farrell & Louella McCarthy (eds), Community in Australia, Community History Program, UNSW, pp. 22-25.
  • Taksa, L., (1992) 'Spreading the Word: the Literature of Labour and Working Class Culture', in John Shields (ed.), All Our Labours: Oral Histories of Working Life in Twentieth Century Sydney, NSW University Press, Sydney, pp. 64-85.
  • Taksa, L., (1989) 'Community History: Defining the Field', in Patrick O'Farrell, John Ingleson and Louella McCarthy (eds), History in Communities, Proceedings of the History and Communities Conference, June, Community History Program, UNSW, pp. 11-39.
  • Taksa, L., (1989) 'Taking Their Words For It', in Council of the Municipality of Botany, The Heritage of Botany, M.M.A. Production, Sydney, pp. 149-158.
  • Taksa, L., (1988) 'Beneath the Foundations: Buildings In Historical Perspective', in Local History Co-ordination Project, Locating Australia's Past: A Practical Guide To Writing Local History In N.S.W., NSW University Press, pp. 59-69.
  • Taksa, L., (1988) 'Grace L. Scobie: Industrial Inspector, in G. Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1891-1939, Vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 542-543.

Miscellaneous

  • Taksa, L. (2009) Interview with Peter Switzer, Talking Business, Qantas Radio (9 January aired during March 2009) - Women and leadership 
  • Taksa, L. (2008) Major contribution to Sarah Hollingworth, "Gaining positive results through constructive feedback", Virgin Blue In-flight Magazine (2 February) 
  • Taksa, L. (2007) Interview with Tracy Holmes, ABC Radio on citizenship and the NSW Eveleigh railway workshops (14 November). 
  • Taksa, L. and Rabbi Ninio, J. (2007) "Being Jewish and Feminist in Australia", Women-Church: An Australian Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, No. 40, 37-42.
  • Taksa, L. (2005) Major contribution (including interview) to the ABC Radio National Hindsight Program "Remembering Eveleigh" (aired 7 December) 
  • Taksa, L., (2003) "History Council of NSW", Australian Historical Association Bulletin, No. 96, June, pp. 90-97.
  • Taksa, L. (2002) Interview with Geraldine Doogue ABC Radio - Life Matters Program on the impact of technology on time, management and working life (17 April). 
  • Taksa, L. (2001) 'Nostalgia or Nostophobia? Considering Australian Attitudes to industrial Heritage and their implications for the conservation and interpretation of railway workshops', in Bobbie Oliver (ed.), The WAGR/Westrail Midland Workshops - Papers in Labour History, no. 25, September, pp. 101-116
  • Taksa, L. (2001) Steam Power: A History of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, video funded by the Australian Research Council and produced by Lucy Taksa in association with Summer Hill Media, launched 21 April at the Australian Technology Park, with assistance from Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. 
  • Taksa, L., (2001) "Senator James Anthony Mulvihill", in The Hummer: Publication of the Sydney Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Vol. 3, No. 6, Winter, pp. 39-41.
  • Taksa, L. (2000) 'From the Steam Age to the Information Age at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops', LASIE: Library Automated Systems Information Exchange, vol. 31 no. 4, December, pp. 85-89
  • Taksa, L. (2000) "History and Heritage at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops", The State of History, History Council of NSW, Sydney, No. 2, 2000
  • Taksa, L., (2000) "Universal Machine: Computers and Connections" Exhibition at the Power House Museum, Sydney, LASIE: Library Automated Systems Information Exchange, Vol. 31 No. 4, December, pp. 90-94
  • Taksa, L. (1999) 'Guest Editorial: Industrial Heritage' and 'The Heart of the NSW Transport System - The Eveleigh Railway Workshops', Locality: Publication of the Centre for Community History, The University of NSW, No. 8, pp. 3-6, pp. 15 -22
  • Taksa, L., (1999) "Preserving the Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Cyberspace", TransnewsOfficial journal of the Australian Services Union, NSW and ACT Services Branch [Transport Division], pp. 10-13.
  • Taksa, L., (1999) "Using the information superhighway to interpret the heritage of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops", Rail and Road, Vol. 91, No.3, July, pp. 13-16.
  • Taksa, L. (1998) Interviewed for film entitled, The Railwaymen produced by Kestrel Film and Video, Victoria. Screened on SBS 9 February 2002. 
  • Taksa, L. (1996) The Eveleigh Railway Workshops: Oral History Video, produced by Lucy Taksa and Summer Hills Films, funded by the NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning 
  • Taksa, L. (1988) Interviewed for the ABC Childrens' Education T.V. Department Program, Working On The Railway, first screened on 24 August 1988. 
  • Taksa, L. (1988) Interviewed for the History of the Australian Trade Union Movement directed by Tom Zubrycki with assistance from Film Australia, the Australian Bicentennial Authority and the ACTU. 
  • Taksa, L. (1985) Historian assisting the Combined Railway Unions Cultural Exhibition Committee in the production of an Art & Working Life exhibition and a cassette entitled, Railway Voices, jointly funded by the Australia Council, the State Railway Authority and the NSW Labor Council. 
  • Taksa, L. (1983) Researcher and Oral Historian with the Australia Council funded Visual History of South Sydney Project culminating in an Exhibition entitled, Pictures For Cities: An Aboriginal and Industrial History.

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

  • 2003 'J.S.T. McGowen: A Biographical Profile', Worksite: the online magazine produced by Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney, November http://www.econ.usyd.edu.au/wos/worksite/ 
  • 2001 "Trains, travel and hard work: the umbilical connections between migration and industrial heritage", Migration Heritage Centre website August www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au 
  • 2000 "The Heart of the Transport System", Board of Studies of the NSW Department of Education and Training, Teaching Heritage Website, www.teachingheritage.nsw.edu.au 
  • 1999 "Using the information superhighway to interpret the heritage of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops", Australian Technology Park Website, www.atp.com.au

EDITING

  • 2010 Journal by Balnave, N., Brigden, C.,  Patmore, G., Taksa, L., (eds) Labour History: Journal of Labour and Social History -  Special 100th Issue
  • 2003 Monograph by Inge Reibe and Dianne Knott, Real Stories: people & cultures at work, UNSW Studies in Organisational Analysis & Innovation, No. 16, UNSW Industrial Relations Research Centre (IRRC).
  • 2000 Monograph by Ms. Juliet Bourke entitled: Corporate Women, Children, Careers and Workplace Culture: The Integration of Flexible Work Practices into the Legal and Finance Professions, UNSW Studies in Organisational Analysis & Innovation, No. 15, IRRC.
  • 1999 Industrial Heritage Special Issue, Locality: Publication of the Centre for Community History, The University of NSW, Vol. 10, No. 1.
  • 1998 Monograph by Christie Breakespeare entitled: From Juggling to Managing? The Evolution of Work and Family policies in Three Australian Organisations, UNSW Studies in Organisational Analysis & Innovation, No. 14, IRRC.
  • 1996 Monograph by Rachel Cooper, Making the NSW Union Movement? A Study of the Organising and recruitment Activities of the NSW Labor Council 1900-1910, UNSW Studies in Australian IR, No. 39, IRRC.
  • 1994-2003 12 issues of refereed journal Labour History (as Associate Editor).

WORKING PAPERS

  • Hampson, I., Junor, A., Taksa, L. (2008) Capability Management in the Transport and Logistics Sector: Background Working Paper, UNSW Industrial Relations Research Centre (IRRC)
  • Taksa, L., 11 November 2009 "Industrial language making and gender: considering the history of nicknaming in the NSW railways", Business and Labour History Group, Sydney University 
  • Taksa, L. and Kalfa, S., 11 June 2009: "Meeting the Challenges of embedding Graduate Attributes", Australian School of Business, UNSW Learning and Teaching Workshop and Seminar Program 
  • Taksa, L. and Groutsis, D., 9 November 2007, 'Managing Diversity in a multi-cultural workplace: the impact of human, cultural and social capital on accommodation and resistance to EEO initiatives', presented before the Labour Management Studies Foundation Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
  • Taksa, L., 22 September 2005: "Taming the Iron Horse - the shift from steam to diesel at the NSW Eveleigh Railway Workshops", paper presented before 2005 History Week event organised by State Records NSW and the Sydney Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, held at the CBD Records Centre, The Rocks, Sydney. 
  • Taksa, L., 13 July 2004: 'Under the noses of the enemy': interpreting enacted spatial visions at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, 1920s to 1960s', paper presented before the Geography Group Seminar Series, Faculty of the Built Environment, UNSW. 
  • Taksa, L., 26 October 2004: member of an advisory panel and a mentor as part of the "Preparing for Promotion" workshop for women interested in applying for promotion to Associate Professor, organised by the Staff Development Unit and the Equity and Diversity Unit. 
  • Taksa, L., 24 March, 2005, member of a Staff Seminar Panel "Quality in practice at UNSW" - The 2005 AUQA Process: Optimising Benefits for UNSW, held at UNSW. 
  • Taksa, L., 27 October 2003: 'From Railways to Information Superhighways at Sydney's Eveleigh Railway Workshops: linking history, heritage and business partnerships through time and space', presented before the Industrial Relations Research Centre and School of Organisation and Management Seminar Series, University of NSW. 
  • Taksa, L., 23 October 2003: Member of an advisory panel and a mentor as part of the "Preparing for Promotion" workshop for women interested in applying for promotion to Associate Professor, organised by the Staff Development Unit and the Equity and Diversity Unit. 
  • Taksa, L., 8 May 2003: Research Career Development presented before the 'Developing a Research Career' Workshop offered by the UNSW Staff Development Unit for new staff. 
  • Taksa, L., 13 June 2001: "The Lone Wolf of the Profession: considering the relationship between industrial nursing, industrial medicine and industrial welfarism", presented before the Department of Politics and History Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
  • Taksa, L., 5 May 2000: "Obtaining Large ARC Grants", presented before a seminar organised by the School of Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney. 
  • Taksa, L., 13 February 2001: "From steam trains to information superhighways: Interpreting the Heritage of the Eveleigh Workshops", paper presented before the Research Institute for Cultural Heritage, Curtin University of Technology, Perth. 
  • Taksa, L., 30 March 2001: "From Ground for Struggle to Struggle over Ground: considering the relationship between spatial practices and mobilisation", presented before the Work, Organisation and Society School Seminar, University of Sydney. 
  • Taksa, L., 19 July 1999: "The Shift From Steam to Diesel and the Impact on Masculinity at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops", paper presented before the Sydney Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History Seminar in Sydney. 
  • Taksa, L., 11 October 1999: "Talking to the Experts: The Eveleigh Railway Workshops Oral History Project", paper presented before the Industry in Botany Bay Seminar organized by the City of Botany, Botany Historical Trust. 
  • Taksa, L., 26 November 1999: "The importance of Family for the History of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops", paper presented before the Australian Society of Genealogists Seminar, Sydney.
  • Van Den Broek, D., Groutsis, D., and Taksa, L. (2013) 'History as conduit for understanding transculturalism and intercultural diversity: The Case of Voice and Migration', presented at the 13th European Academy of Management Conference – 'Democratising Management', 26-29 June, Galatasaray University Istanbul in Track: Transculturalism, diversity and the future of management, 27 June.
  • Chavan, M. and Taksa, L. (2013) 'Human Capital or Social Capital – A Shift in the Indian Immigrant Entrepreneurship Scene in Australia, presented in the Track Hosted by the International Small Business Journal at the 2013 International Network of Business and Management Journals Conference, Lisbon, Portugal 17 June 2013
  • Guo, F. And Taksa, L. (2012) 'Emerging Population Trends in the Metropolitan Areas of Australia's Capital Cities: A local government level analysis', presented before the Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century: Immigration Issues and Futures in Auckland, New Zealand , 24 - 26 October 2012
  • Kalfa, S. And Taksa, L. (2012) 'Employability, managerialism, and performativity in higher education: a relational perspective', Paper presented at 28th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) International Colloquium July 5th – 7th, 2012, Aalto University & Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland in Track "Performativity by Design, Session VI – Performativity as Managerialization and Ideology, 7 July 2012
  • Taksa, L. and Groutsis, D. (2011) "Considering multiple and intersecting identities in the workplace: lessons for diversity management?", Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium: Assessing Progress, Issues and Gaps, 24 November, Macquarie University
  • Van den Broek, D., Groutsis, D., Taksa, L. (2011) The lost employee voice: making skilled migrant women's participation visible", Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium: Assessing Progress, Issues and Gaps, 24 November, Macquarie University
  • Cogin, J. And Taksa, L. (2011) "The challenge to become a strategic HR business partner: A case study from the Asia Pacific region", 71st Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 16 August 2011.
  • Groutsis, D. and Taksa, L. (2011) 'Considering multiple and intersecting identities in the workplace: lessons for diversity management?, 27th European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium 2011 - "Reassembling Organizations", Gothenburg, Sweden, in Track IV 'Practices of Intersectionality in Organizations', 9 July 2011
  • Groutsis, D., Taksa, L., and van den Broek, D.(2011) "Giving skilled migrant women a voice ", presented at the "Women, Work and Collectivism" Symposium, University of Sydney,11 May 2011
  • Taksa, L. (2011) Invited paper: "Struggles for fairness at work in historical perspective", presented on 31 March before Academy of Social Sciences Workshop - Australian work and employment relations in a global context: pressures past & present, University of Sydney, 31 March & 1 April 2011
  • Groutsis, D. and Taksa, L. (2009) "Using historical perspective to enhance understanding of the relationship between Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity Management", paper presented before the Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) Inaugural Conference, University of Sydney, 14 December 2009
  • North-Samardzic, A. and Taksa, L. (2009)"Equity, women managers and gender culture in Australia's finance sector", paper presented before the Equal Opportunity International Conference, University of the Bospherous, Istanbul, Turkey, 16 July 2009
  • Taksa, L. (2009) "New frontiers to a post-industrial future: shrines to the technology of the industrial past or simply twilight zones? Finding work and workers among the industrial relics", presented before the 11th National Labour History Conference: Labour History in the New Century, Perth, 9 July 2009.
  • Taksa, L., and Groutsis, D. (2009) "The convergence and decoupling of multiple identities in the workplace: lessons for diversity management?" presented before the 4th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of Athens, Greece, 8-11 July 2009
  • Kalfa, S. and Taksa, L. (2009) 'Cultural Capital in Business and Higher Education', presented before the 9th EURAM (European Academy of Management) Conference, 11-14th May 2009, Liverpool University.
  • Groutsis, D., Taksa, L., and Junor, A. (2008) "A Review of Australian Industrial Relations: Transforming Rules of the Game", invited paper presented at the Workshop on International Trends in Industrial Relations, 11th and 12th December, as part of a joint project with the Greek Council of Trades Unions and the Doctoral Program in Economics, University of Athens, Greece
  • Taksa, L. (2008) "What happened to diversity and equal opportunity on the road to social inclusion?" paper presented before the Seventh Australian Society of Heterodox Economist Conference, Sydney, 9 December 2008.
  • Taksa, L., and Groutsis, D., (2008) "The convergence and decoupling of multiple identities in the workplace", paper presentation before the "Beyond Gender and Diversity?", Gender and Diversity Workshop (running adjacent to the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference), 1 December 2008, School of Business, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Taksa, L. and Groutsis, D., (2008): "Respect or responsibility for differences? Migrant workers, inter-cultural relations and barriers to EEO and diversity-related initiatives" presented before The 4Rs International Conference University of Technology Sydney, 30 September 2008.
  • Taksa, L. and Groutsis, D. (2008) "Managing Diverse Commodities: From Factory Fodder to Business Asset", invited paper presented before the cross-disciplinary round table forum: 'Is Labour a Commodity?', held Work & Organisational Studies, School of Business, University of Sydney, 19 September 2008.
  • Taksa, L. and Groutsis, D. (2008): "The need for engagement with migrant workers and diversity", invited paper presented before the Unions NSW Symposium: An Industrial Relations System for the 21st Century, Sydney, 24 June 2008.
  • Taksa, L. (2007) "Intended or unintended consequences? : a critical reappraisal of the Safety First Movement and its joint management and worker safety committees", presented before the Symposium on Non-Union Forms of Employee Representation in the Asia-Pacific Rim, Work and Organisational Studies/Business and Labour History Group, The University of Sydney, 7 December.
  • Taksa, L. (2007) "Nostalgia or Nostophobia?:Trends in the interpretation of Australia's railway industrial heritage", presented before the Building Blocks - Interpretation Australia Association Annual Conference, 6-9 November 2007, Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Sydney, 8 November.
  • Taksa, L. (2007) "Industrialization and De-Industrialization, Nostalgia and Nostophobia: The Janus Face of Railway Industrial Heritage Management in Australia", presented before the National [American] Council on Public History Annual Conference, 13 April 2007, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • Kalfa, S., Spies, M., Taksa, L., 11 April 2006: "Networking,Gender & Academic Progression in the Faculty of Commerce and Economics, UNSW", presented before the 2006 Australian Technology Network Women's Executive Development Conference - Change in Climate? Prospects for gender equity in universities, Adelaide, South Australia 11-13 April 2006.
  • Groutsis D., and Taksa, L., 20 October 2005,"Migrant Networks Binding and Dividing Labour Market Spaces: The Case of Migrant Women at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Sydney, Australia", presented before the 10th International Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • Taksa, L., 30 September 2005: 'Globalization,memory, railway industrial heritage and sustainable development', presented before the National Railway Heritage Conference - "Thinking rail: lessons from the past, the way of the future", convened by the University of New England Heritage Futures Research Centre, held 28 - 30 September 2005 in Tamworth, NSW.
  • Taksa, L., 7 July 2005: "Handling Ethics and Ethics Committees", in the "Oral History Panel", before the Inclusive Histories: Australian Historical Association Conference and as part of the 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences, held 6-7 July at the University of NSW.
  • Taksa, L., McIntyre, P., and Wardrop J., 6 July 2005: "Finding the holes and digging tunnels under the Procrustean bed: mapping the workforce of the NSW Eveleigh Railway Workshops", presented before the Inclusive Histories: Australian Historical Association Conference and as part of the 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences, held 6-7 July at the University of NSW.
  • Taksa, L., 2 July 2005: paper presented as part of the "Finding Employment Panel" for postgraduate students at The Past is Before Us: The Ninth National Labour History Conference, held at the University of Sydney.
  • Taksa, L., 24 June 2004, 'Globalization, memory and industrial heritage: remembering and forgetting the noise, fumes, jobs, skills, conflicts and camaraderie of a bygone era', Paper presented before the XIII International Oral History Conference - Globalisation and Memory, held in Rome, Italy.
  • Taksa, L., 12 February 2004: 'Jill Roe, Labour Historians and the City', Invited Presentation presented before Professor Jill Roe Festschrift: New Directions in Australian Womens' History Conference, held 12-13 February 2004, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Taksa, L., 24 May 2003: 'Eveleigh Railway Workshops and its association with Indigenous History', presented before the Indigenous Issues: Records Relating to Aboriginal Railway Workers Conference, Archives Records Management Week hosted by State Records NSW, Sydney Records Centre, The Rocks.
  • Taksa, L., 4 July 2002: "About as popular as a dose of clap: diesel technology and masculinity at the NSW Eveleigh Railway Workshops" presented before the Australian Historical Association Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • Taksa, L., 26 April 2002: "Mobilisation and spatial resistance: considering the Politics of Location at Sydney's Eveleigh Railway Workshops between the 1920s and the 1960" presented before the "La naissance d'une societe multiforme: la Compagnie industrielle de materiel de transport - 10th Conference of the Association pour l'histoire des chemins de fer en France, en collaboration avec l'université de Provence et l'association MIP Provence Mémoire Industrie Patrimoine en Provence, held at Centre Universitaire, Espace Van Gogh, Arles, France.
  • Taksa, L., 14 November 2001: "Interpreting enacted spatial visions at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops" presented before the "Towards an Enlivened Political Economy of Work: Industrial Relations Meets Geography" Conference, The University of Sydney.
  • Taksa, L., 23 November 2000:"Australasia" presented before the "Global History in the Twenty-First Century: A Conference Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the International Institute of Social History", Amsterdam.
  • Taksa, L., 21 September 2000: "Handmaiden of industrial welfare or armed combatant? Considering the nature of industrial nursing from the 1920s", presented before the Labour Studies Seminar, University of Manchester, UK.
  • Taksa, L., 16 September 2000: "Caught between management and labour: Considering representations and memories of industrial nursing at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Sydney", presented before the Women's History Network, Ninth Annual Conference, University of Bath, England.
  • Taksa, L., 1 September, 2000: Discussant for "The Wired City" Session at the "European Cities: Networks and Crossroads' Fifth International Conference on Urban History", Technical University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Taksa, L., 17 August, 2000: Discussant for "Decision-making within System Technologies: Comparative Perspectives on Railway Traction in the 20th Century" Session at the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Conference, Munich, Germany.
  • Taksa, L., 4 December, 1999: "Caught between individual interest and collective action: the importance of community, place and identity for the study of labour history", paper presented before the "Labour History Since 1975: A Retrospective and a Look Forward" Conference, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Taksa, L., 9 July, 1999: "Handmaiden of Industrial Welfare or Armed Combat? Conflicting Perspectives of Industrial Nursing at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops after World War Two", paper presented before the 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine Inc. - Individuals and Institutions in the History of Medicine, held by the Faculty of Nursing, University of Sydney.
  • Taksa, L., 4 July, 1999: "Masculinity and Material Culture: considering gendered representations of work and workers at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops", paper presented before the Fifth Women in Archaeology Conference - Engendering Material Culture, held at the University of NSW, Sydney.
  • Taksa, L., 2 May, 1999: "Commissioning Bodiesand Policy-Makers as Public History Audiences: Considering the Conservation of the NSW Eveleigh Railway Workshops precinct", presented before the 21st National Council on Public History Conference - History in the Public Sense: Historians and Their Publics, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  • Junor, A., Hammond, S., and Taksa, L. (2009) "Forward with (Gender Pay) Fairness?", In Lewer, J., Ryan, S. and Macnell, J. (2009) Proceedings of the 23rd Conference Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference: Labour, Capital and Change, Vol. 1, Refereed Papers (conference CD: ISBN: 978-0-9806085-1-9)
  • Taksa, L. & Groutsis, D. (2007) "The Struggle to Manage Workforce Diversity in the NSW Railways: The Impact of Social Capital on Equal Employment Opportunity Initiatives in Historical Perspective", in Chapman, R. (ed.) Managing Our Intellectual and Social Capital: Refereed Proceedings of the 21st Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) 2007 Conference, CD, ANZAM, Sydney.
  • Taksa, L., (2005) "Challenging The Belief That Scrupulous Attention To Detail Will Bring The Dead to Life: Concrete Artifacts Versus Intangible Cultural Heritage at the New South Wales Eveleigh Railway Workshops", in Edmund Wittbrodt and Waldemar Affelt (eds), Proceedings of the International Conference Heritage of Technology Gdansk Outlook 4, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, pp. 303-310.
  • Taksa, L., (2003) '"Education from the working-class viewpoint" versus "instruction in civic efficiency": The Workers' Education Association, the Australian Quest for National Efficiency and Struggles over Citizenship', in Bradley Bowden and John Kellett (eds), Transforming Labour: Work, Workers, Struggle and Change, Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Brisbane Labour History Association, Brisbane, pp. 303-311.
  • Taksa, L., (2001) 'Spatial Practices and struggles over ground at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops', in Phil Griffiths and Rosemary Webb (eds) work, organization, struggle: Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 231-237.
  • Taksa, L., and Wills, S., (2000) 'Eveleigh Railyards: Building Web-based Databases for the Community and Students', (Co-authored with Sandra Wills) in Rod Sims, Meg O'Reilly and Sue Sawkins (eds), Learning to Choose - Choosing to Learn: Short Papers and Works in Progress presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), Southern Cross University, pp. 135-37.
  • Taksa, L., (1999) 'Rethinking Community: Social Capital and Citizenship at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops', in Robert Hood and Ray Markey (eds), Labour and Community: Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, pp. 183-190.
  • Taksa, L., (1993) 'Gender, Class and Reading Habits - Representations of the Australian Woman Reader', in Gabriella Hauch (ed.), Geschlecht - Klasse - Ethnizitat (Europaverlag, Wien/Zurich) pp. 129-134.

Teaching Interests

In line with her research interest in gender and cultural diversity and her external involvement in the pursuit of equity outcomes, Professor Taksa has taught Masters courses on Men and Women in Organisations and on Managing Equity Diversity and Disability. During her academic career she has also taught courses on

  • Australian Industrial Relations
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • History of Human Resource Management (Hons)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Labour History
  • Management and Organisations
  • Managing Equity, Diversity and Disability
  • Managing People
  • Management, Work and Organisations
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Social and Organisational Analysis
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Lecturing and Tutoring

2009 Lecturer-in-Charge & Lecturer

  • Managing People (Undergraduate)

2008 Lecturer-in-Charge & Lecturer:

  • Organisational Behaviour (Postgraduate)
  • Managing People (Undergraduate)
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis (Undergraduate)

1992-2005 Lecturer-in-Charge & Lecturer: Postgraduate Courses

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing Equity, Diversity and Disability
  • Management, Work and Organisations
  • Social and Organisational Analysis
  • Men and Women in Organisations
  • Human Resource Studies Special Topic A MCom (Hons)
  • Human Resource Studies Special Topic B, MCom (Hons)

1992-2001 Lecturer-in-Charge & Lecturer: Undergraduate Courses

  • Management of Organisations (core first year)
  • Australian Industrial Relations (core first year)
  • Human Resource Management(core second year)
  • Strategic Human Resources (core third year)
  • History of Human Resource Management (Hons)
  • Labour History (elective)
  • Management and Employment (elective)
  • Human Inequality (General Studies elective)

Guest Lectures

  • Taksa, L., 18 March 2013: ''Using Unobtrusive Methods: Archival Data: Nature and Uses'', Guest lecture for FOBE 720: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches in Business and Economics 1. 
  • Taksa, L., 22 October 2009: "Local transformations: historical research and heritage activism", Guest lecture for the 'Local Transformations' Course, Social Inquiry Major in the UTS BA Communications, UTS. 
  • Taksa, L., 22 October 2009: "Local Transformations: history and heritage advocacy", presented for the 'Local Transformations' in the Social Inquiry Major in the UTS BA Communications.

Overview of Academic Employment

  • 2009 Appointed Chair and Head, Department of Business, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University.
  • 2006 Appointed Associate Dean (Education), UNSW Faculty of Commerce and Economics
  • 2004 Appointed Head, UNSW School of Organisation and Management
  • 2003 Appointed Head, UNSW School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour
  • 2002 Promoted to Associate Professor.
  • 2000 Appointed Director, UNSW Industrial Relations Research Centre
  • 1992 Appointed Full-time Lecturer, School of Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour, UNSW
  • 1990 Appointed Full-time Lecturer, School of Management, University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Lucy in the Media

  • Prof Taksa contributes to an article on workplaces and cultural backgrounds
    Professor Lucy Taksa contributes to an article 'Workers silent on race related issues' in HC Online 

    Publication: HC Online
    Title: Workers silent on race related issues
    Date: 18 December, 2013
    Author: Cameron Edmond

    Excerpt:

    “There are fundamental complexities around cultural identities and they play out in a workplace because that is where people spend most of their time interacting,” ...

    Taksa explained that racial vilification continues to persist in the workplace because people are fearful of speaking up about it. Most prominently are issues surrounding communication, which differ from culture to culture. 

    Read the full article "Workers silent on race related issues".

  • Dr Lucy Taksa spoke with 702 ABC Drive

    Prof Lucy Taksa from the Department of Marketing and Management spoke with 702 ABC Drive about the role of Redfern in the industrial and union history of Australia (page 5).

    Media: 702 ABC Drive
    Story: Role of Redfern in the industrial and union history of Australia
    Date: October 30, 2013