Emeritus Professor Malcolm Rimmer

Malcolm Rimmer

Professor Rimmer holds the position of Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, which he joined in 2005 as Head of the School of Business. From 2008 to 2012 he was also Chair of Academic Board and a member of University Council.

He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxford) and an MA in Industrial Relations (Warwick). His particular field of study is industrial relations. After graduation in Britain, he worked at Warwick University where he authored Race and Industrial Conflict and co-authored Workplace and Union.  In 1972 he took up a lectureship at the University of Sydney where he supervised several distinguished students including the current President of the Fair Work Commission, and the Vice Chancellor of Monash University. From 1983 to 1989 he worked at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales. In 1989 he moved to Monash University where he became for four years Director of the ARC funded National Key Centre in Industrial Relations. From 1995 to 2004 he was Head of the Management School at Deakin University. He has authored and co-authored many books and articles including – most recently – a popular textbook, Managing Organizational Change. He was also co-editor for seven years until 2013 of the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources.

Since retirement in 2012 he has returned to industrial relations research focusing on the exploitation of temporary migrant workers in Australian horticulture. His recent publications on this topic have appeared in the Journal of Industrial Relations, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Australian Political Economy, and Relations Industrielles.

In 1997 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.