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Industrial Relations And The Sociological Study Of Labour Law, Andrew D. Frazer Jan 2009

Industrial Relations And The Sociological Study Of Labour Law, Andrew D. Frazer

Faculty of Law - Papers (Archive)

This article examines the prospect for more fruitful collaborative research between labour law and industrial relations, using recent studies in labour law as a starting point. An increased and more sophisticated interest in labour law as regulation, particularly in Australia, has moved the discipline towards some of the traditional interest areas of industrial relations. However there remains a need for more empirically-based research, with the social reality of law as its primary focus. The legal studies paradigm is not well geared to social science research and an interdisciplinary approach is required. Industrial relations is the obvious candidate for such a ...


The Transmission Of Ideas In Employment Relations: Dunlop And Oxford In The Development Of Australian Industrial Relations Thought, 1960-1985, Diana J. Kelly Nov 2004

The Transmission Of Ideas In Employment Relations: Dunlop And Oxford In The Development Of Australian Industrial Relations Thought, 1960-1985, Diana J. Kelly

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The primary objective of this paper is to understand the extent to which Australian industrial relations academics took up the different heuristic frameworks from USA and UK from the 1960s to the 1980s. A second objective is to begin to understand why, and in what ways ideas are transmitted in academic disciplines drawing on a “market model” for ideas. It is shown that in the years between 1960s and 1980s a modified US (Dunlopian) model of interpreting industrial relations became more influential in Australia than that of UK scholarship, as exemplified by the British Oxford School. In part this reflects ...


A Shock To The System? The Impact Of Hrm On Academic Ir In Australia In Comparison With Usa And Uk, 1980-95 , Diana J. Kelly Jul 2003

A Shock To The System? The Impact Of Hrm On Academic Ir In Australia In Comparison With Usa And Uk, 1980-95 , Diana J. Kelly

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Taking a theme of the transmission of ideas within disciplines, this paper investigates the impact of academic human resource management on academic industrial relations, comparing the impact in Australia between 1990 and 1995 with the earlier responses in UK and USA. It is shown that while HRM had a significant effect on academic industrial relations, the extent of that impact is not wholly clear because other events, such as public policy shifts and the changing role of universities also affected academic industrial relations.