Associate Fellow
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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International Consortium for Research in Employment & Work (iCREW); Monash Business Digitalisation Research Network, Monash Business School; Monash Data Futures Institute, Monash University, Melbourne University.


Professor & Director, iCREW.

200+ publications; 20+ editorial boards.

Researches with private- and public-sector enterprises, unions and other organizations. International agencies (e.g. International Labour Organisation/United Nations) commission him to conduct projects.

Many grants, including from research councils. Employment-Relations projects include research on airlines, agriculture, building, chemicals, education, electronics, engineering, finance, health, hotels, infrastructure, mining, public sector, railways, restaurants, retailing, tourism, telecommunications and manufacturing.

Fellow of academies (e.g. Social Sciences Academies in Australia and in UK; Industrial/Employment Relations Associations in UK and USA). Visitor at leading universities (e.g. in the UK and USA).

See Who’s Who in Australia and LinkedIn .

Research Interests
  • Industrial/Employment relations and human resources
  • International and comparative research
  • Organisational and technological change
  • Industry 4.0, data futures and digitalisation
  • Implications of AI, digital and other technologies for the future of work for managers and workers
  • Workplace dispute resolution
Journal articles

Does Modernizing Union Administrative Practice Promote or Hinder Union Revitalization? A Comparative Study of US, UK and Australian Unions

Clark, P. F., Bamber, G.J., Whitehead, P.V., Gray, L.S., Cockfield, S. & Gilbert, K. 2021.

Situating human resource management in the political economy: Multilevel theorising and opportunities for kaleidoscopic imagination’ Vincent, S., Bamber, G.J., Delbridge, R., Doellgast, V., Grady, J. & Grugulis, I., 2020.

Employee Voice, Intention to Quit, and Conflict Resolution: Evidence from Australia Van Gramberg, B., Teicher, J., Bamber, G.J., & Cooper, B., 2020.

Engaging professionals in sustainable workplace innovation: Medical doctors and institutional work Bartram, T., Stanton, P., Bamber, G.J., Leggat, S.G., Ballardie, R. & Gough, R. 2020.

HRM and workplace innovations: Formulating research questions Bamber, G.J., Bartram, T., & Stanton, P., 2017. ,

Have process redesign methods, such as Lean, been successful in changing care delivery in hospitals? A systematic review Leggat, S.G., Bartram, T., Stanton, P., Bamber, G.J. & Sohal, A. 2015.

Implementing lean management/Six Sigma in hospitals: Beyond empowerment or work intensification? Stanton, P., Gough, R., Ballardie, R., Bartram, T., Bamber, G.J. & Sohal, A. 2014.

High- and Low-Road Strategies for Competing on Costs and their Implications for Employment Relations: International Studies in the Airline Industry Gittell, J.H. & Bamber, G.J. 2010.

Strategic Choices in Pluralist and Unitarist Employment Relations Regimes: A Study of Australian Telecommunications Ross, P. & Bamber, G.J. 2009.

Factors Predicting Employees’ Approval of Lean Production Shadur, M.A., Rodwell, J.J. & Bamber, G.J. 1995.

Information Technologies: To Automate or to Informate? Bamber, G.J. 1990.

Management Strategy and New Technology in Retail Distribution Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. 1988.

Co-Determination & Technological Change in the West German Automobile Industry Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. 1986.

Microchips and Industrial Relations Bamber, G.J. 1980.


Bamber, G. J., Cooke, F.L., Doellgast, V & Wright, C.F. (eds) 2021, .  (Sage Publishing).

Bamber, G.J., Gittell, J.H., Kochan, T.A. & von Nordenflytch, A.V. 2009, Up in the Air: How Airlines Can Improve Performance by Engaging their Employees. (Ithaca, NY, Cornell U. Press).

Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. (eds) 1989, New Technology: International Perspectives on Human Resources & Industrial Relations (re-published as a Routledge Revival, 2015). 

Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. (eds) 1983, Technological Change and Industrial Relations: An International Symposium, A Special Issue of the Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations. (The Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer, vol. 12, 224 pp.)

Book chapters

Sheldon, P., Bamber, G. J., Land-Kazlauskas, C. & Kochan, T. A., 2019. Industrial Relations: Changing Trends Across Theory, Policy and Practice, in The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource ManagementA. Wilkinson, N. Bacon, D. Lepak & S. Snell (eds.). 2nd ed. (London & Los Angeles: SAGE, pp. 317-335).

Martin, R. & Bamber, G.J. 2004, International Comparative Employment Relations Theory: Developing the Political Economy Perspective, in Theoretical Perspectives on Work and the Employment Relationship, B.E. Kaufman (ed.), Annual Research Volume, Industrial Relations Research Association. (Ithaca, Cornell U. Press, pp 293-320).

Bamber, G.J. & Lansbury, R.D. 1992, Organisational and Technological Change in Retail Distribution: FoodCo – Background and Problems, in Case Studies in Information Technology, People and Organisations, K. Legge, C. Clegg & N. Kemp (eds). (Oxford, Blackwell, pp. 211-218).

Bamber, G.J. 1988, Technological Change and Unions, in New Technology and Industrial Relations: International Experience, R. Hyman & W. Streeck (eds), Warwick Studies in Industrial Relations Series. (Oxford, Blackwell, pp. 204-219).

Bamber, G.J. 1985, Some “Knowns” and “Unknowns” about Management, Industrial Relations and Technical Change, in Knowns and Unknowns in Technical Change, Sir B. Williams & J.A. Bryan-Brown (eds). (London, Technical Change Centre, pp. 131-151).

Snape, E.J. & Bamber, G.J. 1985, Analysing the Employment Relationship of Managers and Professional Staff, in Current Research in Management, V. Hammond (ed.). (London, Frances Pinter, pp. 144-162).

Bamber, G.J. & Willman, P. 1983, Technological Change and Industrial Relations in Britain, in Technological Change and Industrial Relations: An International Symposium, A Special Issue of the Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations. (The Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer, vol. 12, pp. 101-120).

Policy publications

Various Activities and Press / Media publications including articles in The Conversation.

Bamber, G.J. & Lazes, P.M. 2014, Innovation and Change in Health Care: International Perspectives, Perspectives on Work (Periodical of the Labor & Employment Relations Association). (Illinois, vol. 18, no.1-2: pp. 72-75; 120-121).

Kochan, T., Hoffer Gittell, J., Bamber, G.J. & von Nordenflycht, A. 2008, Work and Employment in Airlines: What is at Stake?, Perspectives on Work (Periodical of the Labor & Employment Relations Association). (Illinois, vol. 11, no.2, pp. 40-41).