Symposium: 2018 Joe Isaac industrial relations

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Event Details

16 April 2018 at 6:00 pm – 16 April 2018 at 7:30 pm
University House at the Woodward, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton
Alumni; Business and Economics; Public lectures; Seminars & Workshops



This symposium was developed jointly by the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne, and Monash Business School, Monash University, to recognise and highlight the outstanding contribution to industrial relations by Professor Emeritus Joe Isaac AO, FASSA. He has long been one of Australia’s most distinguished scholars and practitioners in the broad field of workplace relations.

The quality of jobs: theoretical reflections and a practical proposal

The quality of jobs has become a major interest in policy as well as academic debates. Much is now known about its characteristics, patterns, and determinants. But two issues now require attention. The first is the relationship between job quality and deeper sets of interests. Just what elements of a job do people value and why, and to what extent is a good job for one person a cost for another?

Guest speaker

Paul Edwards is Professor of Employment Relations at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he has been since 2011. He was for many years at Warwick University where he was Director of the Industrial Relations Research Unit.

Events and External Engagement, Monash Business School