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Paul Gollan contributed to a Human Resources Director magazine article


Publication: Human Resources Director
Date: 22 December, 2014

Professor Paul Gollan contributed to a Human Resources Director magazine article about global industrial relations from the Department of Marketing and Management


Paul Gollan spoke with 2UE Sydney Mornings

Publication: 2UE Sydney Mornings
Topic: Qantas job losses

Prof Paul Gollan from the Department of Marketing and Management spoke with 2UE Sydney Mornings about the Qantas job losses.


Paul Gollan has contributed to The Conversation

Publication: The Conversation
Story: Qantas to slash 5000 jobs in bid to save $2bn: experts react
Date: 27 February, 2014

Prof Paul Gollan from the Department of Marketing and Management has contributed to The Conversation piece "Qantas to slash 5000 jobs in bid to save $2bn: experts react

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Paul Gollan had his comments published in The Australian

Publication: The Australian
Story: Biotech to take ex-auto workers
Date: 12 February, 2014

Prof Paul Gollan from the Department of Marketing and Management has had his comments published in The Australian, regarding the Biotech industry's uptake of ex-auto workers.

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Paul Gollan co-contributed a piece to The Conversation

Publication: The Conversation
Story: Toyota names 2017 end, Australian car making to cease; experts react
Date: 10 February, 2014

Prof Paul Gollan from the Department of Marketing and Management has co-contributed the piece "Toyota names 2017 end, Australian car making to cease; experts react" to the Conversation.

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Professor Paul Gollan speaks about consumers loyal to local cars

Professor Paul Gollan was referenced in several media pieces commenting on the remaining Australian communities who support Australian car manufacturing.

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Professor Paul Gollan was interviewed about the future of car manufacturing in Australia

Professor Paul Gollan was interviewed by Kylar Loussikian from The Conversion for the article "Productivity Commission highlights bleak future for Australian car manufacturing".

Publication: The Conversation
Title: Productivity Commission highlights bleak future for Australian car manufacturing
Date: 20 December, 2013

Excerpt:

Paul Gollan, associate Dean of Macquarie University’s faculty of business, said while labour costs are known to be high, logistics costs were also a problem.

“Less than half the components are sourced from Australia, so [car manufacturers] are subject to very long supply chains back to China and elsewhere,” he said.

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Toyota needs a new approach to avoid the road to nowhere

Publication: The Conversation
Title: Toyota needs a new approach to avoid the road to nowhere
Date: 20 December, 2013
Authors: Professor Paul Gollan and Senia Kalfa

Excerpt:

"The Productivity Commission will today release the preliminary report of its inquiry into Australian automotive manufacturing industries, ensuring the future of car manufacturing in Australia continues to dominate the news cycle."

"The car maker’s move to cease its operations in Australia after 60 years leaves Toyota the “last man standing”. The Federal Court’s decision to block Toyota from holding a ballot considering changes to its workplace agreement has led to even more speculation about the sector’s viability. (Toyota has since appealed.)"

Read the full article "Toyota needs a new approach to avoid the road to nowhere"


The challenge Qantas must win - Featured by SBS

Dr Chris Baumann and Professor Paul Gollan's article was re-published by SBS. The article was originally published in The Conversation.

Publication: SBS
Date: 21 November, 2013
Authors: Dr Chris Baumann and Professor Paul Gollan

Introductory excerpt:

This week a stoush over foreign ownership has erupted between Qantas and Virgin Australia over Virgin’s A$350 million capital raising that will see three foreign airlines - Etihad Airways, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines - substantially increase their holdings.

The raising has resulted in the shares of the three airlines rising from 63% of Virgin to 70% as the company issues new shares.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce claims the deal significantly disadvantages his airline given the foreign ownership rules on Qantas. Under the Qantas Sale Act foreign ownership of Qantas is restricted to 49%. Joyce argues the capital injection amounts to Virgin being subsidised by what are essentially government-owned airlines. Qantas even circulated an online petition claiming foreign airlines would control Virgin.

However, Virgin Australia Chairman Neil Chatfield has told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Brisbane there will be no change in control and Virgin would continue to be Australian-owned.

Read the full article "The challenge Qantas must win".