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Ray Markey
  • Title: Professor
  • Positions:
    • Director of the Centre for Workforce Futures - Department of Marketing and Management
    • Professor of Employment Relations - Department of Marketing and Management
  • Qualifications: BA Hons., Dip.Ed. (Sydney), PhD (Wollongong)

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Areas of Expertise

  • International comparative employment relations systems
  • Employee voice and participation
  • Occupational health and safety and employee well-being
  • Work/life and work/family balance
  • Australian and international comparative labour history

Profile

Professor Ray Markey joined Macquarie University at the end of 2011 as Professor of Employment Relations in the Department of Marketing and Management and Director of the new Centre for Workforce Futures. He had previously spent almost seven years as Professor of Employment Relations at the Auckland University of Technology Business School (2005-11), and was Foundation Director of the New Zealand Work and Labour Market Institute (2006-11) as well as Associate Dean Research (2006-9). Prior to that he was Convenor of the Industrial Relations Programme at the University of Wollongong from 1979 to 2005, where he also established and led the Centre for Work and Labour Market Studies.

Originally a graduate of the University of Sydney, Professor Markey gained his doctorate in labour history from the University of Wollongong in 1984. As a consequence of his training as an historian, Professor Markey has developed a strong sense of how things change over time, and consequently of the temporary nature of most industrial and political situations. He also has a strongly developed awareness of the recycling of fashions in management that are considered new in each historical cycle.

Professor Markey has written extensively on labour parties, trade unions and other forms of employee voice, peak union bodies, workplace industrial relations, and racism and the labour market. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters, as well as 14 books authored or edited by himself or with colleagues. Half of Professor Markey's journal articles are published in prestigious A* or A ranked journals. Professor Markey's research endeavours have made him the recipient of numerous research awards in the past 10 years. He has also been the recipient of a number of grants from the International Labour Organisation, the Australian Research Council, the (then) Australian Department of Industrial Relations, the New Zealand Department of Labour, Unions NSW, the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Australia Council, the Reserve Bank of Australia, and New South Wales state government agencies.

His greatest passion in contemporary employment relations is employee voice or participation in decision-making in organisations. He has published widely in this area and conducted research projects in Australia and internationally at the level of the organisation and of national systems. He is particularly impressed by the success of European-style works councils. In addition, Professor Markey has extensive experience in workplace research in Australia and New Zealand, and has led research teams in occupational health and safety, work/life and work/family balance, and the interface between productivity and employee well-being. He also maintains a strong output in Australian, New Zealand and comparative labour history.

Since joining Macquarie University Professor Markey has led a major project on Climate Change, Work and Employment, examining the way in which employers and employees are responding to the need to reduce carbon emissions in the workplace. This project has been funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. He also led a team which produced a report for the McKell Institute on portable long service leave (The Case for a National Portable Long Service Leave Scheme in Australia), and is leading a project currently to evaluate the impact of recent changes to New South Wales workers’ compensation legislation.

International collaboration has been a hallmark of Professor Markey's work, particularly because of its international comparative focus. Professor Markey chairs the Workers' Participation Study Group of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), where he has led a number of international comparative studies resulting in books. He recently redesigned the methodology for the ILO's triennial international survey on the impact of the ILO Multinational Enterprise Declaration of 1977 on industrial relations in MNEs, and led an international team in piloting the new methodology for Argentina and Ghana as well as the oil and gas sector. In 2009 Professor Markey organised a special seminar in Auckland to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the formation of the ILO, with speakers from trade union, employer and government organisations in Australia and New Zealand as well as the ILO and academia. He has also recently led a comparative New Zealand/Denmark project on 'Productivity and Employee Wellness' with funding from the Danish Work Environment Fund, the NZ Industrial Relations Foundation and HRINZ, and led development of a mass Workplace Dynamics Survey with a consortium representing Auckland, Otago, Massey and Victoria Universities and the Department of Labour.

Connections with industry have underwritten many of Professor Markey's activities. He is a longstanding member of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales, and was Foundation President of the New Zealand Employment Relations Society. He has been a consultant to the NZ Department of Labour, Australian Department of Industrial Relations, the ILO, and firms and trade unions in Australia, Britain and the former Yugoslavia.

Professor Markey also has been a joint editor of special issues of A-ranked journals Labour History (on Trans Tasman Labour History 2008) and the Journal of Industrial Relations (employee participation for 2013). He is a member of the editorial board of Labour History, Asia Pacific Business Review, International Journal of Employment Studies, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, and Working USA.

Research grants

Grants

(AUD unless otherwise indicated)

Project $ Funded by Year
Evaluation of NSW Workers' Compensation legislation
40,000
Unions NSW & Macquarie University
2013
State of Knowledge Audit for Climate Change, Work & Employment
160,000
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research & Tertiary Education $110,000; & Macquarie University $50,000
2013
Innovation & Employee Engagement in the Workplace
30,000
Transport & Logistics Centre
2013
Long Service Leave Portability
45,000
McKell Institute $25,000; Institute of Actuaries $20,000
2013

Workplace Dynamics Survey 

NZD 9,992
NZD 3,652
NZD 35,000 

Industrial Relations Foundation
Royal Society NZ, ISAT
Consortium of AUT, Auckland, Otago, Victoria, Massey universities, Dept of Labour, Heathrose Research
2010
Enhancing Productivity through Employee
Participation, NZ, Denmark (leader of team from AUT & Aalborg University)
NZD 14,840
NZD 13,800
NZD 10,000
NZD 5,000
NZD 490,000
NZ Department of Labour
Royal Society NZ, ISAT
NZ Industrial Relations Fdn.
Human Resource Institute NZ
Danish Work Environment Fund
2011
2006-7
2007-8
2008-9
2007-9
Globalisation of Labour in the Pacific NZD 5,000 Maritime Unions of Aust. & NZ 2010
Effectiveness of Union Branches in Schools (with G. Simpkin, AUT) NZD 30,000 Post Primary Teachers' Assoc. NZ 2009-10
Impact of 1977 ILO Declaration on MNEs USD 15,000 International Labour Office 2009
90th Anniversary of ILO USD 5,000 International Labour Office 2009
Historical Patterns of Non-union Employee Representation in Australia (CI with G. Patmore, University of Sydney) 155,000 Australian Research Council Discovery 2005-7
Suncorp Metway Employee Council 7,300 SMEC 2004
2nd Illawarra Regional IR Survey 9,700 IRIS Research 2004
South Coast Labour Council History 11,600 Commerce Faculty, Wollongong 2003-4
History of PSA NSW 55,000 Public Service Association, Aust. Research Council 1996-2002
Wollongong Labour History Walk 5,000 Centenary of Federation 2000
Women, work and industrial organisation in public sector, NSW, 1899-1999 6,000 Aust. Research Council 2000
Regional Economic Devt. Strategy 37,000 NSW State & Regional Devt. 1997-9
Regional Workplace Industrial Relations Survey 60,000 NSW Govt. 1996
History of Australian Republicanism 5,000 Aust. Research Council 1995
Professional & Industrial Representation of Visual Artists 23,000 Australia Council 1994
Political Economy Aust. Labour 28,000 Aust. Research Council 1993
History of Labor Council of NSW 57,000 Labor Council of NSW 1988-91
Illawarra Labour Market Analysis 40,000 South Coast Employment Development Project 1987
Technological change in the communications industry 12,000 ATEA NSW Branch 1986-7
Port Kembla Harbour Task Force as Regional Model of Industrial Democracy 9,763 Commonwealth Department Industrial Relations 1986
Trade union response to technological change in Australia 13,146 Reserve Bank 1983-4
UK union response to technological change in Australia 1,000 Trade Union Congress & ASTMS (UK) 1981
Inflationary potential of union bargaining over new technology 3,500 Reserve Bank 1981

Research awards

Awards

  • Top Researcher Award, Auckland University of Technology Faculty of Business & Law, 2000-2010.
  • Teamwork Research Award for Work & Labour Market Institute, team leader, Auckland University of Technology Faculty of Business & Law, 2010.
  • Research Excellence Award, Auckland University of Technology Faculty of Business & Law, 2009.
  • Teamwork Research Award for Work & Labour Market Institute, team leader, Auckland University of Technology Faculty of Business & Law, 2009.
  • Teamwork Research Award for Work & Labour Market Institute, team leader, Auckland University of Technology Faculty of Business, 2008.
  • Teamwork Research Award for Centre for Work & Labour Market Studies, team leader, Auckland University of Technology Faculty of Business, 2007.
  • Anbar Citation of Excellence, Highest Quality rating for authorship of article : 'E-mail as a weapon in an industrial dispute', New Technology, Work and Employment, 12/1, 1997.
  • In 1990 ranked 7th in Australia for publication points amongst all members of Australian University Economics Departments (G. Harris, 'Research Output in Australian University Economics Departments: An Update for 1984-8', Australian Economic Papers, Dec. 1990).
  • University of Sydney Postgraduate Scholarship – 1974
  • Commonwealth of Australia Postgraduate Scholarship - 1972-3
  • Walter Reid Scholarship, University of Sydney, 1969
  • NSW Teachers' University Scholarship - 1968-71
  • NSW Teachers' College Scholarship - 1966
  • Commonwealth of Australia Secondary Scholarship – 1965.

Publications

  1. with S. Ferris, T. Kyng, C. Lavermicocca, S. Muhidin, S. O’Neill, N. Parr, L. Thornthwaite, C. Wright, The Case for a National Portable Long Service Leave Scheme in Australia, McKell Institute, Sydney, 2013.
  1. Joint editor with K. Townsend of Journal of Industrial Relations on ‘Reassessing Contemporary Trends in Employee Involvement and Participation’, vol. 55, no. 4, September 2013, forthcoming.
  1. with H. Knudsen, ‘Employee Participation and Quality of Work Environment: Denmark and New Zealand’, International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 2013 forthcoming, accepted July 2013.
  2. with Katherine Ravenswood, Don J. Webber, and Herman Knudsen, ‘Influence at work and the desire for more influence’, Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 55, no. 4, September 2013, forthcoming, accepted December 2012.
  3. with Alison Barnes and Craig MacMillan, ‘Maintaining Union Voice in the Australian University Sector: Union Strategy and Non-Union Forms of Employee Participation’, Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 55, no. 4, September 2013, forthcoming, accepted March 2013.
  4. with Keith Townsend, ‘Contemporary Trends in Employee Involvement and Participation’, Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 55, no. 4, September 2013, forthcoming, accepted March 2013.
  5. with K. Ravenswood, C. Harris, and D. Williamson, 'Missing in Action: building a case for culturally diverse OHS committees in New Zealand hotels', Journal of Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 2013, Issue 1, pp. 45-60.
  6. ‘Tragedy or Farce? The Repetition of Australian Industrial Relations History, 1929 and 2007’, Labor History (US), forthcoming 2013, accepted December 2012: DOI:10.1080/0023656X.2013.804273 (To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0023656X.2013.80427).
  7. with H. Knudsen and G. Simpkin, ‘Work Environment and Participation: the case of Public School Teachers in Denmark and New Zealand’, Industrial Relations Journal, vol. 44, no. 1, January 2013, pp. 38-56.
  8. ‘Postscript: The Significance of the Fisher Labor Government, 1910-13’, Labour History, no. 102, May 2012, pp. 119-30.
  9. with K. Ravenswood, 'The Role of Unions in Achieving a Family-Friendly Workplace', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 53, no. 4, September 2011, pp. 486-503.
  10. 'Historical Perspectives and Trans-Tasman Currents in Industrial Relations', AIRAANZ Presidential Address, Labour and Industry, vol. 21, no. 3, April 2011, pp. 645-60.
  11. 'The Australian Place in Comparative Labour History', Labour History, no. 100, May 2011, pp. 167-87.
  12. with G. Patmore, 'Employee Participation in Health and Safety in the Australian Steel Industry: Port Kembla, 1935-2006', British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 49, no. 1, March 2011, pp. 144-67.
  13. 'Introduction: Marking 90 Years of the ILO', New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Special Issue on ILO, vol. 35, no. 3, 2011, pp. 1-5.
  14. with K. Ravenswood, 'The Impact of MNEs and FDI on Aspects of Working Conditions as Contained in the ILO 1977 Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy', New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Special Issue on ILO, vol. 35, no. 3, 2011, pp. 27-39.
  15. 'Organisational Consolidation and Unionateness in the NSW Public Service Association, 1899-1939', Labour History, no. 99, November 2010, pp. 111-28.
  16. with C. Harris, J. Lind, O. Busck and H. Knudsen, 'The Effect of Employee Participation on Work Environment in Food Processing Industry in Denmark and New Zealand', Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 45, no. 4, April 2010, pp. 622-34.
  17. with G. Patmore, 'Employee Participation and Labour Representation: ICI Works Councils in Australia, 1943-75', Labour History, no. 97, November 2009, pp. 53-73.
  18. with G. Patmore, 'The Role of the State in Diffusion of Industrial Democracy: South Australia, 1972-9', Economic & Industrial Democracy, vol. 30, no. 1, February 2009, pp. 37-66.
  19. 'An Antipodean Phenomenon? Comparing the Labo(u)r Party in New Zealand and Australia', Labour History, no. 95, November 2008, pp. 69-96.
  20. with K. Taylor, 'Trans-Tasman Labour History: Introduction, Labour History, no. 95, November 2008, pp. 1-2.
  21. with A. Hodgkinson, 'The Impact of the Workplace Relations Act on Regional Patterns of Industrial Relations: The Illawarra Region of Australia, 1996-2004' The Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 50, no. 5, November 2008, pp. 752-78.
  22. with A. Hodgkinson, 'Industrial Relations Change in the Illawarra Region of NSW: An Insight into Responses to the Workplace Relations Act', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol. 33, no. 1, 2007, pp. 32-59.
  23. with T. Mylett, 'Worker participation in OHS in New South Wales (Australia) and New Zealand: methods and implications', Employment Relations Record, vol. 7, no. 2, July 2007, pp:15-30.
  24. 'Non-Union Employee Representation in Australia: A Case Study of the Suncorp Metway Employee Council Inc. (SMEC)', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 49, no. 1, March 2007, pp. 187-210.
  25. 'The internationalisation of representative employee participation and its impact in the Asia Pacific', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 44, no. 3, December 2006, pp. 342-63.
  26. with L. James, 'Class and Labour: The British Labour Party and the Australian Labor Party Compared', Labour History, no. 90, May 2006, pp. 23-41.
  27. 'Globalisation and Participation: the Global Reach of European Works Councils', Employment Relations Record, vol. 5, no. 2, 2005, pp. 61-80.
  28. 'Stanley, Annie Creo (1865-1940)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplementary Volume, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2005, pp. 369-70; online edition at www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10447b.htm 2006.
  29. 'The State of Representative Employee Participation in Australia: Where to Next?', International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, vol. 20, no. 4, December 2004.
  30. with A. Hodgkinson, 'How Employment Status Genders Access to Employee Participation in Australian Workplaces', International Employment Relations Review, vol. 9, no. 2, July 2003, pp. 111-28.
  31. with J. Kowalczyk and S. Pomfret, 'Part-time Employment, Gender and Employee Participation in Illawarra Workplaces', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 45, no. 1, March 2003, pp. 48-66.
  32. 'Schreiber, Oscar Ferdinand Gordon (1887-1963)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 194-5.
  33. with A. Hodgkinson and J. Kowalczyk, 'Gender, part-time employment and employee participation in Australian workplaces', Employee Relations, vol. 24, no. 2, 2002, pp. 129-50.
  34. 'Explaining Union Mobilisation in the 1880s and Early 1900s', Labour History, no. 83, November 2002, pp. 19-42.
  35. 'Labour History in Asia', Labour History, no. 75, November 1998, pp. 38-40.
  36. 'Nation, race and labour in Australia, 1850-1910', Brood & Rozen (AMSAB, Gent), 1997/1, pp. 73-84.
  37. with R. Adams, 'How the State Influences Trade Union Growth: A Comparative Analysis of Developments in Europe, North America and Australasia, International Journal of Comparative Labour Law & Industrial Relations, vol. 13, issue 4, Winter 1997, pp. 285-303.
  38. 'The Industrial and Political Significance of the Labor Council of NSW', Labour and Industry, vol. 7, no. 3, April 1997, pp. 43-66.
  39. with N. Pliskin and C. Romm, 'E-mail as a weapon in an industrial dispute', New Technology, Work and Employment, vol. 12, no. 1, March 1997, pp. 3-12 (winner of Anbar Citation of Excellence, Highest Quality rating for article).
  40. 'Race and Organised Labor in Australia, 1850-1901', The Historian (US), vol. 58, no. 2, Winter, 1996, pp. 343-61.
  41. 'Marginal Workers in the Big Picture: Unionization of Visual Artists', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 38, no. 1, March 1996, pp. 22-41.
  42. with S. Svensen, 'Healy, James (1898-1961)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, pp 421-3.
  43. 'Industrial Consultation for Regional Development', Work and People, vol. 13, nos. 1&2, 1988, pp. 14-18.
  44. 'The Aristocracy of Labour and Productive Re-organisation in NSW, 1880-1900', Australian Economic History Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, March 1988, pp.43-59.
  45. 'Populism and the Formation of the NSW Labor Party', Journal of Australian Studies, no. 20, April 1987, pp.38-48.
  46. 'The 1890s as a Turning Point in Australian Labor History', International Labor and Working Class History, no. 31, (Yale) Spring 1987, pp.77-88.
  47. 'Neo-Corporatism and Technological Change in Australia', New Technology, Work and Employment, Spring 1987, pp. 142-53.
  48. 'Trade Unions, New Technology & Industrial Democracy in Australia', Prometheus, June 1987, pp.124-45.
  49. 'International Socialism and Australian Labor, 1900-39', International Labor and Working Class History, no. 30, (Yale) Fall 1986, pp.132-7.
  50. 'Trade Union Democracy and the Labor Party in NSW, 1880-1914', Historical Studies, vol. 22, no. 86, April 1986, pp.71-92.
  51. 'NSW Trade Unions and the "Co-operative Principle" in the 1890s', Labour History, no. 49, December 1985, pp.51-60.
  52. 'The Emergence of the Labour Party at the Municipal Level in NSW, 1891-1900', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 31, no. 3, 1985, pp.408-17.
  53. 'New Unionism in Australia, 1880-1900', Labour History, no. 48, May 1985, pp.15-28.
  54. 'A Comparison of Trade Union Responses to Technological Change in Scandinavia, West Germany, Britain and Australia', Work and People, August 1984, pp.29-38.
  55. 'Trade Unions and Planning for Technological Change', Australian Quarterly, April 1984, pp.53-64.
  56. 'New Technology, the Economy and the Unions in Britain', Journal of Industrial Relations, December 1982, vol. 24, no. 4, pp.557-79.
  57. 'Populist Politics', in A. Curthoys & A. Markus (eds.), Who Are Our Enemies? Racism and the Australian Working Class, Hale & Ironmonger, Sydney 1978, pp.66-79. Special Issue of Labour History.
  58. 'Revolutionaries and Reformists', Labour History, No. 31, November 1976, pp.86-96.

Unrefereed Journal Article

  1. Employment Relations in Election 2008', Employment Today, Sept/Oct. 2008, no. 132, pp. 28-31.

(a) Authored

  • with A. Hodgkinson, T. Mylett and S. Pomfret, Regional Employment Relations at Work. The Illawarra Regional Workplace Industrial Relations Survey, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, 2001, pp. 419.
  • with A. Hodgkinson, T. Mylett and S. Pomfret, The Illawarra at Work. A Summary of the Major Findings of the Illawarra Regional Workplace Industrial Relations Survey, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, 2001, pp. 28.
  • In Case of Oppression. The Life and Times of the Labor Council of NSW, Pluto Press, 1994, 610 pp.
  • with A. Tootell, The Professional and Industrial Representation of Visual Artists and Craftpersons, Australia Council, Sydney, 1994, pp. 181.
  • with M. Morrissey, M. Dibden & C. Mitchell, Immigration and Industry Restructuring in the Illawarra, Bureau of Immigration Research, AGPS, 1992, pp. 79.
  • The Making of the Labor Party in New South Wales, 1880-1900, NSW University Press, Sydney, 1988, pp.327.
  • Industrial Democracy at Port Kembla, AGPS, Canberra, 1988, pp.105.
  • Industrial Consultation for Regional Development. The Port Kembla Harbour Task Force, AGPS, Canberra, 1988, pp.18.
  • Employee Responses to Technological Change in State Employment. A Case Study of NSW, Centre for Work and Labour Market Studies, Riverina-Murray Institute Press, 1988, p.134.
  • The Trade Union Response to Technological Change in Australia, Industrial Relations Research Centre, University of NSW, 1983, pp.56.

(b) Edited

  • with F. Laneyrie (eds), Globalisation and Labour in the Pacific: Re-evaluating the 1890 Maritime Strike. Symposium Proceedings, NZ Work & Labour Market Institute, November 2010, pp. 83.
  • Trans Tasman Labour History: Comparative or Transnational? Proceedings of the Trans Tasman Labour History Conference, Auckland University of Technology, February 2007, pp. 1-8.
  • with B. Ellem and J. Shields, Peak Union Councils in Australia: Origins, Purpose and History, Federation Press, Sydney, 2004, pp. 274.
  • with A. Blok, K. Hitchins & B. Simonsen, Urban Radicals, Rural Allies: Social Democracy and the Agrarian Issue, 1870-1914, Peter Lang, Berne, 2002, pp. 451.
  • with P. Gollan and I. Ross, Works Councils in Australia. Future Prospects and Possibilities, Federation Press, Sydney, 2002, pp. 197.
  • with P. Gollan, A. Hodgkinson, A. Chouraqui and U. Veersma, Models of Employee Participation in a Changing Global Environment: Diversity and Interaction, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2001, pp. 343.
  • Labour and Community, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, 2001, pp. 416.
  • with R. Hood, Labour & Community. Proceedings of the 6th National Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Wollongong, 1999, pp. 269.
  • with J. Monat, Innovation and Employee Participation Through Works Councils. International Case Studies, Avebury, Aldershot, 1997, pp. 450.

(a) Work Practices, Industrial Democracy and Industrial Relations

  • 'Non-Union Employee Representation in Australia: A Case Study of the Suncorp Metway Employee Council Inc. (SMEC)', in M. Baird, R. Cooper, B. Ellem and R. Lansbury (eds), Industrial Relations, Sage, London, 2011, pp. 187-209. [reprint of Journal of Industrial Relations article, vol. 49, no. 1].
  • 'Introduction', in F. Laneyrie and R. Markey (eds), Globalisation and Labour in the Pacific: Re-evaluating the 1890 Maritime Strike. Symposium Proceedings, NZ Work & Labour Market Institute, November 2010, pp. 11-16.
  • with N. Balnave and G. Patmore, 'Worker Directors and Worker Ownership/ Cooperatives', in A. Wilkinson, M. Marchington, P. Gollan and D. Lewin (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010, pp. 237-57.
  • with A. Hodgkinson, T. Mylett and S. Pomfret, 'Enterprise bargaining in the Illawarra region of NSW', in J. Burgess and D. Macdonald (eds.), Developments in Enterprise Bargaining in Australia, Tertiary Press, Melbourne, 2003, pp. 97-117.
  • 'A stakeholder approach to corporate governance: employee representatives on boards of management', in P. Gollan and G. Patmore (eds.), Partnership at Work: the Challenge of Employee Democracy, Pluto Press, Sydney, 2003, pp. 122-33.
  • with H. Knudsen, 'Works Councils: Lessons From Europe for Australia', in P. Gollan, R. Markey and I. Ross (eds.), Works Councils in Australia, Federation Press, Sydney, 2002, pp. 102-28.
  • with P. Gollan and I. Ross, 'Additional Forms of Employee Representation in Australia', in P. Gollan, R. Markey and I. Ross (eds.), Works Councils in Australia, Federation Press, Sydney, 2002, pp. 2-23.
  • with A. Hodgkinson, J. Kowalczyk and S. Pomfret, 'Gendering Participation: the Impact of Part-time Employment on Employee Participation', in I. Zeytinoglu (ed.), Flexible Work Arrangements, Kluwer Law, The Hague, 2002, pp. 171-79.
  • with S. Pomfret, 'Managers' Perceptions Of Cooperation And Joint Decision-Making With Trade Unions:A Regional Case Study In The Illawarra (Australia)', in T. Mylett, C. Boas, M. Gross, F. Laneyrie and M. Zanko (eds.), Employment Relations Perspectives.: Globalisation and Regionalism, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, 2001, pp. 99-126.
  • 'Introduction: Global Patterns of Participation', in R. Markey, P. Gollan, A. Hodgkinson, A. Chouraqui and U. Veersma (eds.), Models of Employee Participation in a Changing Global Environment: Diversity and Interaction, Avebury, Aldershot, 2001, pp. 3-22.
  • with P. Gollan, 'Conclusions: Models of Diversity and Interaction', in R. Markey, P. Gollan, A. Hodgkinson, A. Chouraqui and U. Veersma (eds.), Models of Employee Participation in a Changing Global Environment: Diversity and Interaction, Avebury, Aldershot, 2001, pp. 322-42.
  • with S. Pomfret, 'Comparing Management Attitudes to Consultation in Australia and the USA', in R. Markey, P. Gollan, A. Hodgkinson, A. Chouraqui and U. Veersma (eds.), Models of Employee Participation in a Changing Global Environment: Diversity and Interaction, Avebury, Aldershot, 2001, pp. 144-60.
  • with A. Hodgkinson, M. Murray, T. Mylett, & S. Pomfret, 'Regional Employment Practices in the Small Business Sector in the Illawarra', in R. Morris, D. Mortimer & P. Leece (eds.), Workplace Reform & Enterprise Bargaining. Issues, Trends and Cases, Harcourt Brace, Sydney, 1999, pp. 119-48.
  • 'Labour Issues in the Former Centrally-Planned Economies of Eastern Europe', in A. Levy Livermore (ed.), Globalization of the World Economy, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 1998, pp. 453-80.
  • with R.Reglar, 'Consultative Committees in the Australian Steel Industry', in R. Markey & J. Monat (eds.), Innovation and Employee Participation Through Works Councils. International Case Studies, Avebury, Aldershot, 1997, pp. 358-88.
  • with J. Monat, 'Introduction', in R. Markey & J. Monat (eds.), Innovation and Employee Participation Through Works Councils. International Case Studies, Avebury, Aldershot, 1997, pp. 1-26.
  • with J. Monat, 'Conclusions', in R. Markey & J. Monat (eds.), Innovation and Employee Participation Through Works Councils. International Case Studies, Avebury, Aldershot , 1997, pp. 411-37.
  • 'Assessing the National Significance of the Labor Council of NSW, in M. Costa & M. Hearn (eds.), Reforming Australia's Unions, Federation Press, Sydney, 1997, pp. 213-21.
  • with R. Adams, 'How the State Affects Trade Union Growth: Re-evaluating New World Departures from European Models', in J. Browne (ed.), The Role of the State in Industrial Relations, Oak Tree Press, Dublin, 1997, pp. 89-112.
  • 'The Impact of Industrial Democracy at Port Kembla', in International Case Studies in Employee Participation, International Labour Organization, Bangkok, 1988, pp. 15-32.
  • 'Technological Change, the Unions and Industrial Relations', in G.W. Ford, J.M. Hearn and R. Lansbury (eds.), Australian Labour Relations: Readings, 4th ed., Macmillan, Melbourne 1987, pp.298-317.
  • 'The Trade Union Response to New Technology and Unemployment in Communications', in R. Castle and J. Mangan (eds.), Unemployment in the Eighties, Longmans, April 1984, pp.176-90.
  • with J. Hagan, 'Technology and the Unions', in R. Johnston & S. Hill (eds.), Future Tense? Technology in Australia, University of Queensland Press, April, 1983, pp.154-74. 2nd ed. 1985.

(b) Labour History

  • 'The Last Decades: the New Zealand Federation of Labour 1967-87', in P. Franks and M. Nolan (eds), In Common Cause. A History of the New Zealand Federation of L,abour, 1937-87, Steele Roberts, Dunedin, 2011.
  • R. Markey and S. Nixon, 'A Community Basis for Regional Peak Unionism: The Historical Role of the South Coast Labour Council', in D. Buttigieg, S. Cockfield, R. Cooney, M. Jerrard and A. Rainnie (eds), Trade Unions in the Community: Values, Issues, Shared Interests and Alliances, Heidelberg Press, Melbourne, 2007, pp. 141-54.
  • 'The Labor Council of NSW, 1871-2001', in B. Ellem, R. Markey and J. Shields (eds), Peak Union Councils in Australia: Origins, Purpose and History, Federation Press, Sydney, 2004, pp.54-85.
  • 'Peak Unionism in the Illawarra', in B. Ellem, R. Markey and J. Shields (eds), Peak Union Councils in Australia: Origins, Purpose and History, Federation Press, Sydney, 2004, pp.152-81.
  • 'Social Democracy and the Agrarian Issue: Australia, 1870-1914', in A. Blok, K. Hitchins, R. Markey & B. Simonson (eds.), Urban Radicals, Rural Allies.Social Democracy and the Agrarian Issue, 1870-1914, Peter Lang, Bern, 2002, pp. 111-44.
  • 'Social Democracy and the Agrarian Issue, 1870-1914', in A. Blok, K. Hitchins, R. Markey & B. Simonson (eds.), Urban Radicals, Rural Allies.Social Democracy and the Agrarian Issue, 1870-1914, Peter Lang, Bern, 2002, pp. 9-22.
  • 'Introduction: Conceptualising Labour and Community', in R. Markey (ed.), Labour and Community, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, 2001, pp. 1-17.
  • 'Workplace Community and Female Industrial Organisation in the NSW Public Service', in R. Markey (ed.), Labour and Community, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, 2001, pp. 80-104.
  • 'Federation and Labour: The National, State and Local Dimensions', in M. Hearn and G. Patmore (eds.), Working the Nation. Working Life and Federation 1890-1914, Pluto Press, Sydney, 2001, pp. 98-115.
  • 'Reflecting on the History of the Labor Council of NSW: An Institution and a Movement', in D. Palmer, R. Shanahan and M. Shanahan, (eds.), Australian Labour History Reconsidered, Australian Humanities Press, Adelaide, 1999, pp. 222-28.
  • 'The Development of Collective Labour Law in Australia, 1788-1914', in R. Price and M. van der Linden (eds.), The Development of Collective Labour Law, Peter Lang, Bern, 1998.
  • 'Labour History', in M. Hearn (ed.), Reforming Australia's Unions, Federation Press, Sydney, 1997, pp. 15.
  • with A. Wells, The Labour Movement in Wollongong', in J. Hagan & A. Wells (eds.), A History of Wollongong, University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong, 1997, pp. 81-100.
  • 'Free & Unfree Labour in Australia, 1788-1900', in T. Brass & M. van der Linden (eds.), Free and Unfree Labour. The Debate Continues, Peter Lang, Bern, 1997, pp. 147-78.
  • 'The History of Mutual Benefit Societies in Australia, 1830-1991', in M. van der Linden (ed.), Social Security Mutualism. The Comparative History of Mutual Benefit Societies, Peter Lang, Bern, 1996, pp. 147-76.
  • 'Race and Organised Labour in a White Settler Society: The Australian Case, 1850-1901', in M. van der Linden and J. Lucassen (eds.), Racism and the Labour Market. Historical Studies, Peter Lang, Bern, 1995, pp.345-72.
  • 'Australie', in M. Dreyfus and B. Gibaud (eds.), Mutualites de Tous les Pays. 'Un Passe Riche d'Avenir', Mutualite Francaise, Paris, 1995, pp. 45-58.
  • 'Australia, 1870-1914', in J. Hagan and A. Wells (eds.), Industrial Relations in Australia and Japan, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1994, pp. 18-36.
  • 'The Political Role of the NSW Trades & Labor Council, 1871-1900', Bede Nairn and Labor History, Labor History Essays, vol.3, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1991, pp. 17-28.
  • Determinants of Working Class Organization in Australia, 1870-1914', in M. van der Linden and J. Rojahn (eds.), The Formation of Labour Movements, 1870-1914. An International Perspective, Brill, Leiden, 1990, pp. 579-608.
  • 'A Century of Labour and Labor, NSW, 1890-1990', in M. Easson (ed.), The Foundation of Labor, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1990, pp. 39-60.
  • 'Trade Unions, the Labor Party, and the Establishment of Compulsory State Arbitration in NSW and the Commonwealth, 1890-1910', in S. Macintyre and R. Mitchell (eds.), The Foundations of Arbitration in Australia, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 1988, pp.156-77.
  • 'The ALP and the Emergence of a National Social Policy in Australia, 1880-1910', in R. Kennedy (ed.), Critical Essays in Australian Welfare History, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1982, pp.103-37.
  • 'Women and Labour, NSW, 1880-1900', in E. Windschuttle (ed.),Women, Class and History, Collins, Sydney 1980, pp. 83-111.
  • 'Farce or Tragedy? Comparing the Federal Australian Elections of 2007 and 1929', 12th National Labour History Conference: Labour History and Its People, Australian National University, Canberra, 15-17 September 2011.
  • with K. Ravenswood & D. Webber, 'Quitting behaviour in good and (bad) workplaces', 7th International Labour & Employment Relations Association Regional Congress of the Americas: Work in the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities, Sao Pauo, Brazill, 22-25 August 2011.
  • 'Remembering the Limits of Past Recovery: The Context and Role of Industrial Relations in the Australian Election of 1929 as a Mirror for 2007', 29th Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism (SCOS), Istanbul, Turkey, 14-17 July 2011.
  • Tragedy or Farce? Comparing the Role of Industrial Relations in the Australian Federal Elections of 2007 and 1929', 48th Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) Annual Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 2-4 June 2011.
  • with Rose Ryan, 'What Do We Know About New Zealand workplaces?' Fourteenth Conference on Labour, Employment and Work (LEW 14), Victoria University Wellington, 30 November-1 December 2010.
  • with Harris, C., Ravenswood, K., Simpkin, G., & Williamson, D., 'The Impact of Employee participation on Organisational Effectiveness and Employee Well-being: Cases from New Zealand', 7th Asian Regional Congress of International Labour & Employment Relations Association: Industrial Democracy, Partnership, and Decent Work in Responding to the Global Financial Crisis, Bali, Indonesia, 20-23 September 2010.
  • with Harris, C., Ravenswood, K., Simpkin, G., Williamson, D., Busck, O., Knudsen, H. & Lind, J., 'Employee Participation and Well-being: Denmark and New Zealand', 7th Asian Regional Congress of International Labour & Employment Relations Association: Industrial Democracy, Partnership, and Decent Work in Responding to the Global Financial Crisis, Bali, Indonesia, 20-23 September 2010.
  • with Harris, C., Ravenswood, K., Simpkin, G., Williamson, D., Busck, O Knudsen, H. & Lind, J., (2010, June 16-18). The impact of representative employee Participation and employee well-being: Comparative Danish and New Zealand cases Paper presented at the meeting of the 47th Annual CIRA conference/international CRIMT conference. Employee Representation in the New World of Work: The Dynamics of Rights, Voice, Performance and Power, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.
  • with Knudsen, H., Harris, C., Ravenswood, K., Simpkin, G., Busck, O., et al. (2010, 28 June - 1 July). Employee participation and wellbeing: New Zealand and Denmark. Paper presented at the meeting of the 9th European Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA). European employment relations - crises and visions, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • with C. Harris, K. Ravenswood, & G. Simpkin, 'The Impact of Employee Participation On Organisational Effectiveness and Employee Well-Being: Cases From New Zealand', Work Matters. 28th International Labour Process Congress, Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations, March 15-17, 2010.
  • with K. Ravenswood & C. Harris, 'How effective are health and safety committees? Preliminary results from the health care sector, New Zealand', in A. Barnes, N. Balnave & G. Lafferty (eds.), Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity. Proceedings of the 24th Conference of Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 3-6 February 2010.
  • with C. Harris, K. Ravenswood, G. Simpkin & D. Williamson, 'Employee Participation and Well-being: Cases from New Zealand', in A. Barnes, N. Balnave & G. Lafferty (eds.), Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity. Proceedings of the 24th Conference of Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 3-6 February 2010.
  • with Harris, C., Lamm, F., Williamson, D., Lind, J., Busck, O., & Knudsen, H. (2009). The Impact of Representative Employee Participation on Work Environment Quality and Business Outcomes in the Hotel Industry. 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA). Sydney, August.
  • with K. Ravenswood, C. Harris & D. Williamson 'Improving Productivity in the hospitality industry through enhancing employee participation and well-being – NZ', 23rd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Labor, Capital and Change, 4-6 February 2009, Newcastle, Australia.
  • with C. Harris, M. Mullins, K. Ravenswood, & F. Laneyrie, 'Culture of Productivity: the Case of Paewai Mullins', 23rd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Labor, Capital and Change, 4-6 February 2009, Newcastle, Australia.
  • with F. Lamm, and E. Rasmussen, 'From the Market Supreme to Social Partnership: An Overview of Industrial Relations in New Zealand', Workshop on Current Trends in Industrial Relations in a Global Environment. University of Athens, Athens, December 2008.
  • with B. Shulruf, 'The Impact of Workplace Practices On Business Profitability: Evidence from New Zealand', ANZAM Conference, Auckland, December 2008.
  • with F. Lamm, C. Harris, K. Ravenswood, D. Williamson, H. Knudsen, O. Busck, T. Jorgensen, & J. Lind, 'Improving Productivity Through Enhancing Employee Wellness and Well-being', 3rd European Congress of Work and Labour Network, Rome, 24-26 September, 2008.
  • with B. Shulruf, 'Effects of Workplace Practices On Business Profitability: Evidence from New Zealand', International Industrial Relations Association Congress of the Americas, Buenos Aires, Sept. 2008.
  • 'The Paradox of Organisational Consolidation and Demobilisation: From the NZ Federation of Labour to the NZ Council of Trade Unions, 1967-87', in P. Stanton and S. Young (ed), Workers, Corporations, and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future. Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), La Trobe University, Melbourne, February 2008, vol. 2, pp. 235-44.
  • with G. Patmore, 'Employee Participation in Health and Safety in the Australian Steel Industry: BHP at Port Kembla, 1935-2006', in J. Druker (ed.), Working Lives, Working Choices. Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Employment Relations Association Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, July 2007, p. 37.
  • 'Variations on an Antipodean Theme? The Labo(u)r Party in Australia and New Zealand Compared', in J. Kimber, P. Love, and P. Deery (eds), Labour Traditions. Proceedings of the 10th National Labour History Conference, University of Melbourne, July 2007, p. 210.
  • with G. Patmore, 'Historical Patterns of Participation and Safety: BHP at Port Kembla, 1935-1996', in J. Kimber, P. Love, and P. Deery (eds), Labour Traditions. Proceedings of the 10th National Labour History Conference, University of Melbourne, July 2007, p. 211.
  • with G. Patmore, 'Participation and Safety: BHP at Port Kembla, 1935-96', in E. Rasmussen (ed.), Diverging employment relations patterns in Australia and New Zealand?Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Auckland, February 2007, p. 37.
  • 'An Antipodean Phenomenon? Comparing the Labo(u)r Party in New Zealand and Australia', in R. Markey (ed.), Trans Tasman Labour History: Comparative or Transnational? Proceedings of the Trans Tasman Labour History Conference, AUT, Auckland, February 2007, pp. 104-5.
  • with Terri Mylett, 'Worker Participation in OHS in New South Wales (Australia) and New Zealand: Methods and Implications', in G. White (ed.), Family-friendly Employment Policies and Practices: An East-West Perspective on Work-life Balance. Proceedings of the 14th International Employment Relations Association Conference, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, July 2006, vol. 2, pp. 59-71.
  • with A. Hodgkinson, 'Assessing the Impact of the Workplace Relations Act 1996-2004: Increasing Flexibility or Decreasing Collectivism', in B. Pocock, C. Provis and E. Willis (eds), 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road?. Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Adelaide, February 2006, vol. 2, pp. 37-49.
  • with A. Hodgkinson 'The Impact of a New Regulatory Environment on Regional Patterns of Industrial Relations: Industrial Relations Change in the Illawarra Region of Australia, 1996-2004', in J. Lind (ed.), The Varieties of Employment Relations. Proceedings of the 13th International Employment Relations Association Conference, Aalborg University, Denmark (26-29 June, 2005) 2006, pp. 49-72.
  • 'White Collar Radicals: the NSW Public Service Association, 1899-1939', in G. Patmore, J. Shields and N. Balnave (eds), The Past Is Before Us. Proceedings of the 9th National Labour History Conference, University of Sydney, July 2005, pp. 401-11.
  • with A. Hodgkinson, 'Interaction Between National Regulatory Change and Regional Industrial Relations Culture: the Illawarra Region of Australia, 1996-2004', Special Seminar: 'Spatial Dimensions of Globalised Industrial Relations, 14th World Congress, International Industrial Relations Association, Lima, September 2006.
  • (2004) 'Globalisation and Participation: the Global Reach of European Works Councils', Keynote Address for International Employment Relations Association Conference, Aalborg University, 26-29 June.
  • 'Analysing Regional Peak Unionism in the Illawarra', 12th Annual Conference of International Employment Relations Association, Rockhampton, July 2004.
  • 'A Case Study of Non-union Employee Participation: The Suncorp Metway Employee Council', 12th Annual Conference of International Employment Relations Association, Rockhampton, July 2004.
  • 'The State of Participation in Asia', 5th Asian Regional Congress of International Industrial Relations Association, Seoul, June 2004.
  • 'What Is to Be Done About Employee Participation In Australia?, in New Economies: New Industrial Relations, Proceedings of the 18th AIRAANZ Conference, Noosa Qld, February 2004, vol. 1.
  • 'Explaining Peak Unionism in the Illawarra', in B. Bowden and J. Kellett (eds), Transforming Labour. Work, Workers, Struggle and Change, Proceedings of the Eighth National Labour History Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, October 2003, pp. 216-24.
  • 'The State of Participation in Australia: Where To Next?', World Congress of International Industrial Relations Association, Berlin, September 2003.
  • 'The Australian Labor Party and Class', UK-Australia Comparative Labour History Conference, University of Manchester, 16-18 July 2003.
  • with A. Hodgkinson, 'Gendered Access to Employee Participation Participation: The Impact of Part-time Employment in Australian Workplaces', in G. White, S. Corby and C. Stanworth (eds), Regulation, De-Regulation and Re-Regulation: The Scope of Employment Relations in the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association, University of Greenwich, 7-9 July 2003, vol. 2, pp. 487-99.
  • 'A Century of Labor in Australia', Conference on A Century of Labor in the Asia Pacific, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines, Manila, November 2002.
  • with J. Kowalczyk and A. Hodgkinson, 'Gender, Part-Time Employment and Employee Participation in the Workplace: Comparing Australia and The EU', European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), 17th Colloquium, July 5-7, 2001, Lyon, France.
  • with J. Kowalczyk and A. Hodgkinson, 'Gender, Casualisation and Employee Participation in The Workplace: Comparing Australia and the EU', 6th Europrean Congress of International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA), Oslo, June 25-29, 2001.
  • with A. Hodgkinson, T. Mylett, & S. Pomfret, 'Regional Influences in Small Business Practices: An Illawarra Case Study', in C. Harvie and B. Lee (eds.), SMEs in a Global Economy Conference. SMEs in East Asia in the Aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis - Proceedings, June 2000, Wollongong, pp. 414-427.
  • 'Female Industrial Organisation in the NSW Public Service Association (PSA), 1899-1999' in R. Markey and R. Hood, Labour & Community. Proceedings of the 6th National Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Wollongong, 1999, pp. 125-32.
  • with Pomfret, S., 'Management Attitudes to Consultation in Australia and the USA', in Developing Competitiveness and Social Justice: The Interplay Between Institutions and Social Partners, Congress Proceedings, 11th World Congress of International Industrial Association, Bologna, 22-26 September 1998, vol. 3, pp. 429-37.
  • with Pomfret, S., 'Management Perceptions of Cooperation with Trade Unions in Australia and the USA', in M. Gross, F. Laneyrie, M. Murray, T. Mylett, G. Palmer, and M. Zanko (eds),Globalisation and Regionalism: Employment Relations Issues in the Asia-Pacific, Proceedings of the Sixth Annual International Employment Relations Association Conference, 15 - 17 July 1998, Wollongong.
  • The Historical Determination of Collective Labour Institutions in the Former Centrally-Planned Economies in Eastern Europe', in P. Bertola & J. Bailey (eds.), Frontiers of Labour. Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Perth, 2-4 October 1997, pp. 147-60.
  • 'Consultative Committees in the Australian Steel Industry', 10th World Congress of International Industrial Relations Association, Washington DC, May 1995 (session leader and paper contributor).
  • 'Free and Unfree Labour in Australia, 1850-1901', International Conference on Free and Unfree Labour, International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam, January 1995.
  • 'Comparative Teamwork in Labour History', North American Labour History Conference, Detroit, October 1994.
  • 'Labor and the Agrarian Issue in Australia, 1880-1920', International Conference on Social Democracy and the Peasantry, 1880-1920, International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam, September 1994.
  • 'Employee Participation in Australia', European Regional Congress of International Industrial Relations Association, Helsinki, August 1994 (session leader and paper contributor).
  • 'The History of Mutual Benefit Societies in Australia', International Conference on the History of Mutual Benefit Societies, Paris, December 1992.
  • 'Race, Ethnicity and the Labour Movement', Conference on Race, Ethnicity and Labour, Centre for the Study of Urban Inequality, University of Chicago, July 1992.
  • 'Race and Organized Labour in a White Settler Society: The Australian Case, 1850-1900', Conference on Historical Racism and the Labour Market, Leiden, The Netherlands, September 1991.
  • 'The Relationship Between Working Class Political & Industrial Organization: A Comparative Study', Comparative Labour History Seminar, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 1990.
  • 'Australian Trade Unions and Workers' Participation in Technological Change' International Round Table on Workers' Participation and Trade Unions in Conditions of Contemporary Technological Change, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 1988.
  • 'A Suitable Case for Corporatism? - Industrial Relations and Technological Change in Australia', Conference on Trade Unions in the Coming Decade, European Centre for Work & Society, Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 1985.
  • 'The Transfer of Technology & Institutional Forms Between Different Cultures', Dialogue Congress on Western Europe and the Pacific, Austrian College, Alpbach, Austria, July 1985.
  • 'New Unionism in Britain and Australia, 1880-1900', Commonwealth Labour History Conference, University of Warwick, September 1981.
  • 'The Return of Frankenstein's Monster: The Political De-mobilization of the Australian Working Class in the Late Nineteenth Century', Second Class Analysis Conference, Sydney, August 1976.
  • 'Trade Unionists and the Language of 'Class' in the Nineteenth Century', First Class Analysis Conference, Sydney, August 1975.

  • Professor Markey welcomes supervision opportunities with higher degree and honours students generally in the area of employment relations and human resource management, and particularly in the specific areas mentioned under research interests above.
  • Recent PhD students and their topics have included:
  • Balakrishnan Parasuraman, 'Employee Participation in Malaysia', University of Wollongong (now at University of Malaysia Sabah),
  • Des Davies, 'The Rise and Fall of Regional Theatre in Australia', University of Wollongong,
  • Katherine Ravenswood, 'Productivity, Participation and Employee Well-being in the New Zealand Nursing Home Sector', Auckland University of Technology,
  • Julie Douglas, 'The Social Construction of Skill: Clinical Coders in New Zealand', Auckland University of Technology,
  • Pita Pura, 'Diversity and Inclusion in the Asia Pacific Division of a MNC', Auckland University of Technology.

Media Mentions

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  • Publication: WME Business Environment Network
    Title: Industrial relations can help cut carbon: study
    Date: 28 February, 2014

    Prof Ray Markey from the Department of Marketing and Management received further coverage around new research results which reveal Australian workplaces have more work to do to reduce carbon emissions. Coverage appeared in 2MCE Radio Orange, 08:00 National News, 12:00 National News, 13:00 National News, and 17:00 National News, 5AA Adelaide, Evenings, and the Business Environment News.

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    Topic: Workers and bosses together could help reduce emissions: report
    Date: 27 February, 2014

    Prof Ray Markey from the Department of Marketing and Management received further coverage around new research results which reveal Australian workplaces have more work to do to reduce carbon emissions. Coverage appeared in the Canberra Times, ABC Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 07:30 News, 612 ABC Brisbane, 07:45pm, 666 ABC Canberra, Breakfast, and Yahoo! News.

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    Topic: Australian workplaces have more work to do to reduce carbon emissions

    Prof Ray Markey from the Department of Marketing and Management spoke with ABC Radio to discuss new research results which reveal Australian workplaces have more work to do to reduce carbon emissions. Coverage appeared in 702 ABC Sydney, 05:30 News, 702 ABC Sydney, 06:30 News, 666 ABC Canberra, 07:00 News, 702 ABC Sydney, 07:00 News, 774 ABC Melbourne, 07:00 News, 666 ABC Canberra, 07:45 News, 702 ABC Sydney, 07:45 News, and 774 ABC Melbourne, 07:45 News.

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  • Publication: Weekend Australian
    Title: Managers, staff must unite if we're to rise to the carbon challenge

    Prof Ray Markey from the Department of Marketing and Management had his piece "Managers, staff must unite if we're to rise to the carbon challenge," published in the Weekend Australian.

    He was also referenced in a second piece listing that the Centre for Workplace Futures will be hosting a symposium on resource efficiency and sustainability in the workforce.

     

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  • Publication: Workforce Daily
    Title: IR needs to combat climate change
    Date: 17 February, 2014

    Prof Ray Markey from the Department of Marketing and Management was referenced in the Workforce Daily piece "IR needs to combat climate change", attached. It refers to new research indicating that workplaces are one of the largest sources of carbon emissions, yet Australia has failed to harness the workplace relations system to combat climate change.

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  • Publication: Courier Mail
    Title: History shows Tony Abbott shouldn’t lightly dismiss the benefits of Labor’s Accords
    Date: 18 February, 2014
    Author: Paul Williams

    Prof Ray Markey from the Department of Marketing and Management was referenced in a Courier Mail piece about the Australian government learning from its own, and other governments', pasts. It says last year Ray said the Accord's gentle moderation prevented Australia from taking the bitter economic cure of British Thatcherism.

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    Prof Ray Markey from the Department of Marketing and Management appeared on ABC News to discuss a new report into shifting compensation laws and the changing role of insurance companies.

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  • Publication: ABC News 24
    Date: December, 2013

    Prof Raymond Markey from the Department of Marketing and Management appeared on ABC News 24 to discuss the Abbott government's announcement that they intend to establish a royal commission into union slush funds in the new year.

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  • Professor Ray Markey speaks to News.com about the concept of "portable long service leave."

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    Topic: Unions to push for portable long service leave as Aussies work harder than ever
    Date: 14 June, 2013
    Author: Jessica Irvine

    Excerpt: The executive director of the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University, Professor Ray Markey, said the cost to employers of an expanded long service leave scheme would be offset by higher productivity among workers.

    "Rested workers are more productive, are less likely to have accidents and less likely to take time off. It's likely that much of the costs, which are small anyway, could be offset by higher productivity," he said.

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  • Professor Ray Markey spoke to ABC's RN National about the Labour Accord, marking it's 30th Anniversary.

    "On the 30th anniversary of the historic IR agreement the Prices and Incomes Accord, a leading workforce academic says we should be grateful for the deal, which allowed Australia to restructure its economy without tearing apart its sense of community and creating class divisions for years to come."


    Publication: Radio National, ABC and 720 ABC Perth, ABC Darwin, 702 ABC Sydney and ABC News 24
    Date: 31 May, 2013
    Topic: The Accord and "The Accord saved us from Thatcherism"

    Excerpt: "Thirty years on, Professor Markey believes that the ‘underlying principles’ of the Accord, which he described as ‘compromise, consultation and consensus’ between labour and employers, are still relevant today.

    We have a lot more [consensus] than people realise, for example the ACTU and the Australian Confederation of Industry (ACI) have a joint statement of skills in Australia,’ he said. The media ignores these contemporary agreements because they are ‘not about conflict,’ he added."

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    Topic: Economics: The Productivity Debate
    Date: 28 November 2012

    Professor Ray Markey, Director of the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University talks about workplace productivity.

    "The decline in Australia’s rate of productivity growth has prompted a national debate over how to improve productivity at the workplace.

    But one researcher says there is too much focus on labour productivity and not enough on issues such as training, cooperative workplace relationships and the quality of the work environment."

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    Title: The productivity puzzle: Why skills and innovation are the missing pieces
    Date: 28 November 2012

    Excerpt: "We know productivity is largely determined in the workplace, but the traditional economic understanding of productivity works best at the national level of the whole economy. Once we drill down to organisations it is not always so clear."

    "Many businesses do not have effective performance measurement systems in place, especially in the service sector. An important starting point to address the issue of productivity would be to encourage small and family businesses to adopt effective performance measurement. This issue goes to the requirement for upgrading management skills mentioned in the McKell Report."

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    Title: Changing work practices alone will not boost productivity
    Date: 28 November 2012

    Excerpt: "Australia in the Asian Century highlights “five pillars of productivity”: skills and education, innovation, infrastructure, tax reform and regulatory reform. The McKell Institute’s report focuses on the importance of management skills and innovation. The Ernst & Young survey found that the three main contributors to individual productivity according to employee respondents were people management, organisation structure and design, and innovation."

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    • Date: 1 June 2012

Selected Publications

Total Publications Summary:

  • Books/monographs authored: 10 (4 jointly)
  • Books/monographs edited: 9 (7 jointly)
  • Refereed journal articles: 50 [5 A*s, 26 As, 8 Bs, 6 Cs in ranking of Australian Business 
    • Deans’ Council &/or Australian Research Council ERA].
  • Book chapters: 47
  • Refereed conference papers: 61

Reports and Submissions

  • with A. Hodgkinson, M. Murray, T. Mylett, S. Pomfret & M. Zanko, Work in the Illawarra: Employee Perspectives, Report of Labour Market & Regional Studies Centre, University of Wollongong, June 1998, pp 40.
  • with A. Hodgkinson, M. Murray, T. Mylett & S. Pomfret, Employment Practices in the Small Business Sector in the Illawarra, Report of Labour Market & Regional Studies Centre, University of Wollongong, December 1997, pp 25.
  • with A. Tootell, Summary Report on the Professional and Industrial Representation of Visual Artists and Craftpersons, Australia Council, Sydney, 1995, pp. 65.
  • 'Report on the International Round Table on Workers' Participation & Trade Unions in Conditions of the Contemporary Technological Change', for International Industrial Relations Association, Study Group 2, Technological Change & Industrial Relations Newsletter, June 1989, pp.6.
  • Submission to Steel Industry Authority for a Review of the Steel Industry Plan, December 1987, pp.51.
  • Preliminary Report on Employee Attitudes to Technological Change in the NSW Public Service Association, University of Wollongong, 1986, pp.102.
  • With R. Badham, Sigma Engineering. Feasibility and Implementation of CAD/CAM: Social Aspects Report, University of Wollongong, June 1985, pp.193.
  • Trade Unions and Technological Change in Australia, Report for Reserve Bank, May 1985, pp.310.
  • The Trade Union Response to New Technology in Australia, Report for Reserve Bank, October 1982, pp.98

Working Papers

  • with N. Pliskin & C. Romm, Group Transformation With E-Mail, Harvard Business School Division of Research Working Paper, 97-037.
  • with R. Adams, The Role of the State in Trade Union Growth: The Cases of North America and Australia, Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 1997, WP 97-4.
  • The Relevance of Labour History to Contemporary Labour Relations in Australia, Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 1996, WP 96-11.
  • Colonial Forms of Labour Organisation in Nineteenth Century Australia, Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 1996, WP 96-7.
  • with N. Pliskin & C. Romm, Computed-Mediated Networking in a Dispute: A Secret Weapon?, 5-95, Department of Management, University of Wollongong.

Research Interests

  • International comparative employment relations systems
  • Employee voice and participation
  • Work health and safety and employee well-being
  • Work/life and work/family balance
  • Australian and international comparative labour history
  • Politics of industrial relations

Research

Professor Markey has written extensively on labour parties, trade unions and other forms of employee voice, peak union bodies, workplace industrial relations, and racism and the labour market. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters, as well as 14 books authored or edited by himself or with colleagues. Half of Professor Markey’s journal articles are published in prestigious A* or A ranked journals.

Professor Markey’s research endeavours have made him the recipient of numerous research awards in the past 10 years. He has also been the recipient of a number of grants from the International Labour Organisation, the Australian Research Council, the (then) Australian Department of Industrial Relations, the New Zealand Department of Labour, Unions NSW, the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Australia Council, the Reserve Bank of Australia, and New South Wales state government agencies.

His greatest passion in contemporary employment relations is employee voice or participation in decision-making in organisations. He has published widely in this area and conducted research projects in Australia and internationally at the level of the organisation and of national systems. He is particularly impressed by the success of European-style works councils. In addition, Professor Markey has extensive experience in workplace research in Australia and New Zealand, and has led research teams in work health and safety, work/life and work/family balance, and the interface between productivity and employee well-being. He also maintains a strong output in Australian, New Zealand and comparative labour history.

Professor Markey recently redesigned the methodology for the ILO's triennial international survey on the impact of the ILO Multinational Enterprise Declaration of 1977 on industrial relations in MNEs, and led an international team in piloting the new methodology for Argentina and Ghana as well as the oil and gas sector. He has also recently led a comparative New Zealand/Denmark project on ‘Productivity, Participation and Employee Wellness’ with funding from the Danish Work Environment Fund, the NZ Industrial Relations Foundation and HRINZ.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & New Zealand (AIRAANZ):

  • President, 2010,
  • Executive Member 1987-8, 2009, 2011.
New Zealand Employment Relations Society, Foundation Chair, 2009-11.

Australian Society for the Study of Labour History:

  • National Executive Member, 1995-2005,
  • Foundation President, Illawarra Branch, 1995-2002,
  • Committee Member Illawarra Branch, 2003-5.

Industrial Relations Society of NSW:

  • Executive Member, 1987-91, 1995-2001,
  • Illawarra Branch Foundation Chairperson, 1987-90,
  • Illawarra Branch Executive Committee Member, 1991-4,
  • Illawarra Branch Chairperson, 1995-2001.
  • International Labour & Employment Relations Association (ILERA): Chair, Workers’ Participation Study Group, 1992-,
  • History Council of NSW, Management Committee Member, 1996-2001,
  • International Employment Relations Association (IERA), Executive Member, 1998-2007.
  • Auckland Labour History Group, Foundation Chair, 2007-11.

Professional Activities

Journal editorships:

  • Joint editor, International Employment Relations Review, 2002-7,
  • Joint editor Labour History, Trans Tasman Labour History Thematic, no. 95, November 2008,
  • Editor, Illawarra Unity, journal of Illawarra Branch, Labour History Society, 1996-2005,
  • Joint editor, Journal of Industrial Relations, special issue on employee participation, 2013.

Membership of editorial boards of peer reviewed journals:

  • Labour History, (A ranked), 1995-, 
  • International Journal of Employment Studies, (C ranked), 1998-
  • Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management (B ranked), 2005-
  • Working USA, (C ranked), 2004-,
  • Asia-Pacific Business Review, (C ranked), 2011-;

Membership of Boards/Committees:

  • Employment Relations Research Reference Group, NZ Department of Labour, 2007-10,
  • Leadership Group for Skills and Regional Labour Market of Metro Auckland project of Department of Labour and Auckland Regional Council, 2007-11,
  • NZ representative at APEC Workshop on High Performance Workplace Practices, Wellington, 28-9 August 2007,
  • Chair NZ Business Deans of Research Committee, 2006-10,
  • Board Member, IRIS Research, 2003-.
  • Board Member, Theatre South, 2002-2003,
  • Member NSW Arts Advisory Council, 1999-2001,
  • Member Literature and History Committee of NSW Arts Advisory Council, 1999-2001,
  • Member, Lloyd Ross Forum (Research Committee of Labor Council of NSW) 1995-99,

Other:

  • Convenor, National Labour History Conference, Wollongong, 1999,
  • Convenor Trans Tasman Labour History Conference, Auckland 2007.
  • Convenor Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Auckland, 2011,
  • Judge, NSW Premier’s History Awards, 1998,
  • Regular reviewer, Labour & Industry, Labour History, Journal of Industrial Relations, International Review of Social History, Economic & Industrial Democracy, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Overview of Academic Employment 

  • Tutor in Politics, Macquarie University, 1976-June 1979.
  • Lecturer in Politics (part-time), NSW Institute of Technology (now University of Technology Sydney), 1977-June 1979.
  • Lecturer/Snr Lecturer/Associate Professor in Industrial Relations, University of Wollongong, July 1979-2005.
  • Director, Centre for Work and Labour Market Studies, University of Wollongong, 1987-2004.
  • Professor of Employment Relations, Auckland University of Technology.
  • Associate Dean Research, Auckland University of Technology, 2006-9.
  • Foundation Director, New Zealand Work & Labour market Institute, Auckland University of technology, 2007-11.