Peter Sheldon

Honorary Professor

My bachelor’s degree was in economics with honours in industrial relations (IR), my PhD in Australian IR history, my postdoctoral fellowship in sociology. I like to think that using diverse social science and historical approaches can help us better explain our world. My experiences of living and working in Italy and Israel have also encouraged me to dop international comparative research. Much of my research has been on employer associations: in Australia, Italy, South Korea, Sweden, Singapore and China. Some of that work analyses their outward-facing roles, particularly in relation to collective bargaining, policy development and lobbying. More recently, I have been investigating their internal dynamics, as voluntary organisations facing uncertain times.  

I have also published extensively on international trends in collective bargaining, on Australian IR history, and on HRM in China, particularly on how firms there respond to local skills shortages. As Director of the Industrial Relations Research Centre at UNSW, I am also actively involved in researching and public speaking on ‘Just Transition’ options for coal-energy workers and their communities. 

My main educational focus – and passion – has involved designing and teaching courses in negotiation skills: to undergraduates, coursework master students, AGSM MBA students (Hong Kong), and in company-customised executive education through the AGSM.

Research Grants:

  • 2009: Boedker, C.; Cogin, J.A.; Meagher, K.; Mouritsen, J.; Sheldon, P. & Vidgen, R., Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace relations. 'Leadership, culture and management practices for high performing workplaces in Australia', $515,000

Research Interests:

  • Employer associations in Australia, East Asia and Europe
  • Australian industrial relations: history and contemporary
  • Comparative international employment relations
  • Employment relations in Italy, China and Korea

 

Journal articles
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Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 2020, 'Employer and employer association matters in Australia in 2019', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 62, pp. 403 - 424, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185620908908
2020
Thornthwaite L; Sheldon P, 2019, 'Employer and employer association matters in Australia in 2018', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 61, pp. 382 - 401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185619834323
2019
Sheldon P; Della Torre E; Nacamulli R, 2018, 'When Territory Matters: Employer associations and changing collective goods strategies', Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 29, pp. 17 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12201
2018
Sheldon P; Sanders K, 2016, 'Contextualizing HRM in China: differences within the country', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 27, pp. 2017 - 2033, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1192323
2016
Sheldon P; Nacamulli R; Paoletti F; Morgan DE, 2016, 'Employer Association Responses to the Effects of Bargaining Decentralization in Australia and Italy: Seeking Explanations from Organizational Theory', British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 54, pp. 160 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12061
2016
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 2015, 'Employer and Employer Association Matters in Australia in 2014', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 57, pp. 383 - 400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185615571980
2015
Sheldon P; Gan B; Morgan D, 2015, 'Making Singapore's tripartism work (faster): the formation of the Singapore National Employers' Federation in 1980', Business History, vol. 57, pp. 438 - 460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2014.983484
2015
Sheldon P; Sun J; Sanders K, 2014, 'HRM in China: Differences with the Country', International Journal of HRM, vol. 25, pp. 2213 - 2217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.897508
2014
Thornthwaite L; Sheldon P, 2014, 'Employer and employer association matters in Australia in 2013', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 56, pp. 397 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185614526171
2014
Li Y; Sheldon P, 2014, 'Collaborations between foreign- invested enterprises and China’s VET schools: making the system work amid localised skill shortages', Journal of Vocational Education and Training, vol. 66, pp. 311 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2014.908939
2014
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite LF, 2013, 'Employer and Employer Association Matters in 2012', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 55, pp. 386 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185613480747
2013
Sheldon P; Li Y, 2013, 'Localized poaching and skills shortages of manufacturing employees among MNEs in China', Journal of World Business, vol. 48, pp. 186 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2012.07.003
2013
Thornthwaite LF; Sheldon P, 2012, 'Employer and employer association experiences of enterprise bargaining: Being careful what you wish for?', Labour and Industry, vol. 22, pp. 255 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2012.10669439
2012
Wilcox TP; Sheldon P; Wardrop JE, 2012, 'A capabilities approach to curriculum design for developing responsible business professionalism', International Review of Business Research Papers, vol. 8, pp. 107 - 117, http://www.irbrp.com/static/documents/March/2012/8.%20Janis.pdf
2012
Quinlan M; Sheldon P, 2011, 'The enforcement of minimum labour standards in an era of neo-liberal globalisation: An overview', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 22, pp. 5 - 32, http://search.proquest.com/docview/881055516?accountid=12763
2011
Sheldon P; Quinlan M, 2011, 'Symposium Minimum Labour Standards and Their Enforcement Preface', ECONOMIC AND LABOUR RELATIONS REVIEW, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 4, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000307081100001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2011
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite LF, 2011, 'The State, Labour and the Writing of Australian Labour History', Labour History, vol. 100, pp. 83 - 104, http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=201106063;res=APAFT
2011
Sheldon P; Quinlan M, 2011, 'Minimum labour standards and their enforcement', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530461102200201
2011
Thornthwaite LF; Sheldon P, 2011, 'Fair Work Australia: Employer Association Policies, Industrial Law and the Changing Role of the Tribunal', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 53, pp. 616 - 631, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185611419611
2011
Ellem B; Sheldon P, 2011, 'Jim Hagan and apprentice historians', Labour History, vol. 98, pp. 231 - 236
2011
Li Y; Sheldon P, 2010, 'HRM lives inside and outside the firm: employers, skill shortages and the local labour market in China', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 21, pp. 2173 - 2193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2010.509623
2010
Sheldon P; Quinlan M, 2010, 'Minimum Labour Standards and Their Enforcement: Special Symposium to Be Published in Economic and Labour Relations Review 2011', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 21, pp. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530461002100202
2010
Jun DI; Sheldon P; Rhee J, 2010, 'Business groups and regulatory institutions. Korea’s chaebols, cross-company shareholding and the East Asian crisis', Asian Business and Management, vol. 9, pp. 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/abm.2010.26
2010
Sheldon P, 2009, 'Silicosis, Mechanisation and the Demise of Sydney`s Rockchopper`s Union, 1908-18', Labour History, vol. 97, pp. 13 - 35, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27740309
2009
O Leary PJ; Sheldon P, 2008, 'Strategic Choices and Unintended Consequences: Employer Militancy in Victoria`s Meat Industry, 1986-93', Labour History, vol. 95, pp. 223 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/27516319
2008
Sheldon P; O Leary P, 2008, 'Strategic choices and unintended consequences: employer militancy in Victoria`s meat industry 1986-1993', Labour History, vol. 95, pp. 223 - 242
2008
Sheldon P; Riley J, 2008, 'Remaking industrial relations in Australia', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530460801800201
2008
Sheldon P; Jun I, 2007, 'Using Resource Dependence Theory as an Explanatory Framework: A Proposal to Advance Research on Employer Association in Korea', Korean Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 38
2007
Sheldon P, 2007, 'State-Level Basic Wages in Australia During the Depression, 1929-35: Institutions and Politics Over Markets', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 47 (3), pp. 249 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8446.2007.00211.x
2007
Sheldon P, 2007, 'The Dirtiest of Jobs: Maintaining Sydney`s Sewers 1890-1910', Labour History, vol. 93, pp. 127 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/27516231
2007
Sheldon P; Kohn NL, 2007, 'AWAs and Individual Bargaining in the Era of WorkChoices: A Critical Evaluation Using Negotiation Theory', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 18, pp. 115 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10353460701800107
2007
Sheldon P; Junor A, 2006, 'Australian HRM and the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 44, pp. 153 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1038411106066392
2006
Jun I; Sheldon P, 2006, 'Looking beyond the West? The Korea Employers` Federation and the Challenges of Membership Adhesion and Cohesion', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 17, pp. 203 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530460601700108
2006
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite LF, 2005, 'Employability skills and vocational education and training policy in Australia: An analysis of employer association agendas', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 43, pp. 404 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1038411105059100
2005
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite LF, 2004, 'Business or Association? The strategic response of employer association to the decentralisation of bargaining in Australia', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 15, pp. 128 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530460401500106
2004
Thornthwaite LF; Sheldon P, 2004, 'Employee Self-Rostering for Work-family Balance: Leading examples in Austria', Employee Relations, vol. 26, pp. 238 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01425450410530637
2004
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite LF, 2003, 'Employer Matters in 2002', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 44, pp. 224 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1472-9296.00082
2003
Sheldon P, 2002, 'Compulsory Arbitration`s Role in Australian Union Recovery after the 1890`s Depression: The New South WalesGovernment Railways and Tramways', Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, (UK), pp. 99 - 133
2002
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite LF, 2002, 'Employer Matters in 2001', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 44, pp. 263 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1472-9296.00049
2002
Sheldon P, 2002, 'Is Convergance Coming? Employment relations in Pacific Asia', Personnel Review, vol. 31, pp. 740 - 754
2002
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 2001, 'Employer Matters in 2000', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 43, pp. 219 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1472-9296.00015
2001
Thornthwaite L; Sheldon P, 2000, 'Employer Matters in 1999', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 42, pp. 83 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218560004200106
2000
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1999, 'Employer matters in 1998', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 41, pp. 152 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569904100108
1999
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1999, 'Swedish engineering employers: The search for industrial peace in the absence of centralised collective bargaining', Industrial Relations Journal, vol. 30, pp. 514 - 532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2338.00140
1999
Sheldon P, 1998, 'Regulating employment and work in Australia: A historical re-evaluation in memory of Peter Macarthy', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 40, pp. 355 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569804000301
1998
Sheldon P, 1998, 'Compulsory arbitration and union recovery: Maritime-related unions 1900-1912', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 40, pp. 422 - 440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569804000308
1998
Sheldon P; Mayhew C, 1996, 'Teaching Comparative International Strategies in Occupational Health and Safety', Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, vol. 12, pp. 463 - 469
1996
Thornthwaite L; Sheldon P, 1996, 'The Metal Trades Industry Association, Bargaining Structures and the Accord', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 38, pp. 171 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569603800201
1996
Sheldon P, 1995, 'The Missing Nexus? Union Recovery, Growth and Behaviour during the First Decades of Arbitration: Towards a Re-evaluation', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 26, pp. 415 - 437, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10314619508595972
1995
Sheldon P, 1993, 'System and Strategy: The Changing Shape of Unionism among NSW Construction Labourers, 1910-19', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, vol. 65, pp. 115 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/27509200
1993
Sheldon P, 1993, ''Public vs Private Employers on New South Wales Public Works, 1890-1910', Australian Economic History Review: an Asia-Pacific journal of economic, business and social history, vol. 33, pp. 49 - 72
1993
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1993, 'Ex Parte Accord: The Business Council of Australia and Industrial Relations Change', International Journal of Business Studies (ECU), vol. 1, pp. 37 - 55
1993
Sheldon P, 1993, 'Arbitration and Union Growth: Building and Construction Unions in New South Wales, 1901-1912', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 35, pp. 379 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569303500302
1993
Sheldon P, 1989, 'A Middle Class Union: The Early Years of the Public Service Association of NSW', Labour and Industry, vol. 2, pp. 97 - 118
1989
Sheldon P; Rimmer M, 1989, '"'Union Control" against Management Power: Labourers' Unions in New South Wales before the Maritime Strike', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 22, pp. 274 - 292
1989
Sheldon P, 1989, 'In Division is Strength: Unionism among Sydney Labourers, 1890-1910', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, vol. 56, pp. 43 - 59
1989
Sheldon P, 1989, 'The Dimming of Illusions: Changing Attitudes of Labourers to Direct Government Employment on NSW Public Works, 1899-1916', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 48, pp. 139 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.1989.tb02208.x
1989
Sheldon P, 1988, 'Job Control for Workers' Health: The 1908 Sydney Rockchoppers' Strike', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, vol. 55, pp. 39 - 54
1988
Books
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Sheldon P; Gregson S; Irving T; Belzer M; Thornquist A; Lippel K; Thebaud-Mony A; Nossar I; Walters D; Johnstone R; Quinlan M, 2020, The Regulation and Management of Workplace Health and Safety: Historical and Emerging Trends, Sheldon P; Gregson S; Lansbury R; Sanders K, (eds.), Routledge, London, https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429265679
2020
O Leary PJ; Sheldon P, 2012, Employer Power and Weakness: How local and global factors have shaped Australia's meat industry and its industrial relations, 1, Victorian Universities Regional Research Network Press, Ballarat
2012
Sheldon P; Kim S; Li Y; Warner M, 2011, Preface, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203828892
2011
2008, Remaking Australian Industrial Relations,, Sheldon P; Riley J, (ed.)
2008
Sheldon PM, 1999, Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change Catalysts Or Captives?, Allen & Unwin
1999
Lee M, 1997, Workplace Relations, Sheldon P; Lee M, (ed.), Butterworths, Sydney
1997
Book Chapters
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Sheldon P; Gregson S, 2020, 'Michael Quinlan — Intellectual Journey of a Scholar, Teacher and Policy Expert', in Sheldon P; Gregson S; Lansbury R; Sanders K (ed.), The Regulation and Management of Workplace Health and Safety: Historical and Emerging Trends, Routledge, London, pp. 1 - 21, https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429265679
2020
Sheldon P; Bamber GJ; Land-Kazlauskas C; Kochan TA, 2019, 'Industrial Relations: Changing trends across theory, policy and practice', in Wilkinson A; Bacon N; Snell S; Lepak D (ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management, Second Edition, SAGE Publications Limited, Los Angeles, pp. 317 - 335
2019
Sheldon P, 2018, 'Employers, managers and employment relations', in Wilkinson A; Dundon T; Donaghey J; Colvin A (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Employment Relations, edn. 1, Routledge, London, pp. 199 - 216
2018
Jun I; Sheldon P; Lee K-S, 2018, 'The Korea Employers’ Federation and the development of Korean industrial relations', in Lee Y-M; Kaufman BE (ed.), The Evolution of Korean Industrial and Employment Relations, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 63 - 82
2018
Sheldon P; Gan B; Bamber GJ, 2014, 'Collective Bargaining: Globalizing economies and diverse outcomes', in Blanpain R (ed.), Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies, edn. 11, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, pp. 681 - 731, http://www.kluwerlaw.com/Catalogue/titleinfo.htm?ProdID=9041149872&name=Comparative-Labour-Law-and-Industrial-Relations-in-Industrialized-Market-Economies---XIth-edition-2014
2014
Wardrop JE; Wilcox TP; Sheldon P, 2011, 'Asbestos Compensation: The James Hardie group', in Collins D (ed.), Business Ethics. How to Design and Manage Ethical Organizations, edn. Original, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken NJ, pp. 548 - 554
2011
Sheldon P; Kim S; Li Y; Warner M, 2011, 'Introduction', in Sheldon P; Kim S; Li Y; Warner M (ed.), China's Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, edn. 1, Routledge, London, pp. 1 - 17
2011
Lee C-H; Sheldon P; Li Y, 2011, 'Employer Coordination and Employer Associations', in Sheldon P; Kim S; Li Y; Warner M (ed.), China's Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, Routledge, London, pp. 301 - 320, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203828892
2011
Li Y; Sheldon P; Sun J, 2011, 'Education, training and skills', in Sheldon P; Kim S; Li Y; Warner M (ed.), China's Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, Routledge, London, pp. 111 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203828892
2011
Li Y; Sheldon P; Morgan DE, 2011, 'Local Labour Markets', in Sheldon P; Kim S; Li Y; Warner M (ed.), China's Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, Routledge, London, pp. 93 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203828892
2011
Li Y; Sheldon P, 2011, 'Skills shortages: Where labour supply problems meet employee poaching', in Sheldon P; Kim S; Li Y; Warner M (ed.), China's Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, Routledge, London, pp. 129 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203828892
2011
Sheldon P; Morgan D; Gan B, 2010, 'GOVERNANCE THROUGH GOVERNMENTS: SINGAPORE'S TRANSFER OF PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT 'SOFTWARE' TO CHINA THROUGH JOINT VENTURES', in Wang Y; Ramburuth P (ed.), THIRTY YEARS OF CHINA'S ECONOMIC REFORM: INSTITUTIONS, MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT, edn. China in the 21st Century, NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS, INC, pp. 37 - 58, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000281457500003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2010
Gan KC; Sheldon P; Morgan DE, 2010, 'Governance Through Governments: Singapore's Transfer of Public Sector Management 'Software' to China through Joint-Ventures', in Wang Y; Ramburuth P (ed.), Thirty Years of China's Economic Reform: Institutions, Management Organizations and Foreign Investment, Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 37 - 58
2010
Sheldon P; Riley J, 2008, 'Remaking Australian Industrial Relations: An Introduction', in Riley J; Sheldon P (ed.), Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, edn. Original, pp. xix - xxviii
2008
Sheldon P, 2008, 'What collective bargaining future for Australia? Lessons from international experience', in Riley J; Sheldon P (ed.), Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, edn. 1, CCH Australian Industrial Relations, Sydney, pp. 235 - 248
2008
Bamber GJ; Sheldon P, 2007, 'Collective Bargaining: An International Analysis', in Blanpain R (ed.), Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies, edn. 9th, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands, pp. 585 - 631
2007
Negrelli S; Sheldon P, 2004, 'Employment Relations in Italy', in Bamber G; Lansbury R; Wailes N (ed.), International and Comparative Employment Relations. Globalisation and the Developed Market Economies, edn. 4, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 146 - 175
2004
Bamber GJ; Sheldon P, 2004, 'Collective Bargaining: Towards Decentralisation?', in Blanpain R (ed.), Comparative Labour Law & Industrial Relations in Industrialised Market Conditions, edn. 8th Revised, Kluwer Law International, The Hague (Netherlands), pp. 509 - 548
2004
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1999, 'Introduction', in Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L (ed.), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change Catalysts Or Captives?, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards NSW, pp. 1 - 24
1999
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1999, 'The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry', in Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L (ed.), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change Catalysts Or Captives?, Allen & Unwin, pp. 25 - 46
1999
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1999, 'The Business Council of Australia', in Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L (ed.), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change Catalysts Or Captives?, Allen & Unwin, pp. 47 - 69
1999
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1999, 'Australian Employer Associations Compared', in Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L (ed.), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change Catalysts Or Captives?, Allen & Unwin, pp. 177 - 196
1999
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1999, 'Australian Employers and the International Experience', in Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L (ed.), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change Catalysts Or Captives?, Allen & Unwin, pp. 197 - 224
1999
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1999, 'The Metal Trades Industry Association', in Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L (ed.), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change Catalysts Or Captives?, Allen & Unwin, pp. 70 - 93
1999
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1999, 'Introduction', in Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L (ed.), Employer Associations and Industrial Relations Change Catalysts Or Captives?, Allen & Unwin, pp. 1 - 24
1999
Sheldon P, 1997, 'Introduction', in Lee M; Sheldon P (ed.), Workplace Relations: Workplace Law and Employment Relations, pp. 1 - 8
1997
Sheldon P, 1997, 'Local Government since 1947', in Hagan J; Wells A (ed.), A History of Wollongong, pp. 115 - 127
1997
Sheldon P, 1997, 'Local Government to 1947', in Hagan J; Wells A (ed.), A History of Wollongong, pp. 101 - 114
1997
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite L, 1997, 'The Federmeccanica: Its Changing Commitment to Collectivism and the Remaking of Industrial Relations in Italy, 1980-1995', in D'Art D; Turner T (ed.), Collectivism and individualism trends and prospects, edn. Employment relationship on the eve of the twenty-first centu, Oak Tree Press, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 77 - 97
1997
Sheldon P, 1988, 'Professor Smith and the Water Question', in MacLeod R (ed.), University and Community in Nineteenth Century Sydney: Professor John Smith 1821-1885, pp. 70 - 84
1988
Reports
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Sheldon P; Junankar R; De Rosa Pontello A, 2018, The Ruhr or Appalachia? Deciding the future of Australia’s coal power workers and communities,, Industrial Relations Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, http://apo.org.au/node/199916
2018
Boedker C; Cogin J; Langford PH; Meagher K; Sheldon P; Simmons S; Vidgen R; Mouritsen J; Runnalls M, 2011, Culture and Management Practices of High Performing Workplaces in Australia: the High Performing Workplace Index. Funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Society for Knowledge Economics, Australia, Leadership, Culture and Management Practices of High Performing Workplaces in Australia: the High Performing Workplace Index. Funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
2011
Boedker C; Cogin J; Meagher K; Mouritsen J; Runnalls M; Sheldon P; Simmons S; Vidgen R, 2010, Leadership, Culture and Management Practices for High Performing Workplaces in Australia: Literature Review and Firm Diagnostics, Australia, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
2010
Conference Papers
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Della Torre E; Nacamulli RCD; Sheldon P, 2017, 'Meta-organizations and upper echelons: Exploring strategic and organizational change in employer associations', in Meta-organizations and upper echelons: Exploring strategic and organizational change in employer associations, EURAM 2017: Making Knowledge Work, Glasgow, Scotland, presented at EURAM 2017: Making Knowledge Work, Glasgow, Scotland, 21 June 2017 - 24 June 2017, http://2017.euramfullpaper.org/program/papers.asp
2017
Weng C; Morgan D; Sheldon P; Flores R, 2017, 'Support or Escape: How home-country subnational institutions shape Chinese firms’ outward FDI', in Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business "The Contribution of MNEs to Builiding Sustainable Societies" Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 2-7, 2017, Academy of International Business, Dubai, pp. 233 - 234, presented at Academy of International Business Dubai Conference, Dubai, 02 July 2017 - 05 July 2017, http://documents.aib.msu.edu/events/2017/AIB2017_Proceedings.pdf
2017
Sheldon P; Della Torre E; Nacamulli R, 2016, 'Employer association strategies and collective goods: an “inside-out” organizational perspective', in Employer association strategies and collective goods: an “inside-out” organizational perspective, Employers’ Organizations and Employer Collective Action Conference, Cardiff Business School, Wales, UK, presented at Employers’ Organizations and Employer Collective Action Conference, Cardiff Business School, Wales, UK, 15 September 2016 - 16 September 2016, https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/421371-30th-employment-research-unit-conference-examines-employer-collective-action
2016
Della Torre E; Nacamulli RCD; Sheldon P, 2016, 'Business model change in meta-organizations: The case of an employer association', in Business model change in meta-organizations: The case of an employer association, 32nd EGOS Colloquiam: Organizing in the Shadow of Power, Naples 2016, Naples, Italy, presented at 32nd EGOS Colloquiam: Organizing in the Shadow of Power, Naples 2016, Naples, Italy, 07 July 2016 - 09 July 2016
2016
Weng C; Morgan D; Sheldon P; Flores R, 2016, 'Zooming In: Untangling Home Country Sub-national Institutional Effects on Chinese Firms’ Outward FDI', in Zooming In: Untangling Home Country Sub-national Institutional Effects on Chinese Firms’ Outward FDI, International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) 7th Biennial Conference, Hangzhou, China, presented at International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) 7th Biennial Conference, Hangzhou, China, 15 June 2016 - 19 February 2016
2016
Gan B; Sheldon P; Morgan DE, 2015, 'Employer Association at Work: Competitive Tripartism and the Singapore National Employers' Federation (SNEF) 1980-2000', in Employer Association at Work: Competitive Tripartism and the Singapore National Employers' Federation (SNEF) 1980-2000, 27th SASE Annual Meeting: Inequality in the 21st Century, London School of Economics, UK, presented at 27th SASE Annual Meeting: Inequality in the 21st Century, London School of Economics, UK, 02 July 2015 - 04 July 2015, http://sase.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-SASE-Program.pdf
2015
Li Y; Sheldon P, 2014, 'Does locality matter? Foreign-invested enterprises, HRM and the re-making of vocational education and training in China', in Does locality matter? Foreign-invested enterprises, HRM and the re-making of vocational education and training in China, First International Conference of the HR Division of the Academy of Management, Beijing, China, presented at First International Conference of the HR Division of the Academy of Management, Beijing, China, 15 June 2014 - 16 June 2014
2014
Sheldon P; Wardrop JE; Ehrlich J, 2012, 'Enhancing student learning in negotiation skills: using authentic and in-authentic assessment tasks', in European Business Research Conference Proceedings, European Centre for Business and Economic Research, SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2130994, pp. 1 - 20, presented at European Business Research Conference, Rome, 27 August 2012 - 28 August 2012
2012
Li Y; Sheldon P, 2012, 'WORKPLACE TRAINING for SKILLED PROCESS WORKERS amid SKILLS SHORTAGES in CHINA: HRM and LOCAL LABOR MARKETS', in Proceedings of the 16th ILERA World Congress Refereed Papers in Alphabetical Order By Author's Last Name, ILERA, Philadelphia, pp. 1 - 21, presented at International Labour and Employment Relations Association World Congress, Philadelphia USA, 02 July 2012, http://ilera2012.wharton.upenn.edu/RefereedPapers/YiqioongLi%20PeterSheldon.pdf
2012
Wilcox TP; Wardrop JE; Sheldon P, 2011, 'Tearing down the silos: legitimating business ethics education', in Tearing down the silos: legitimating business ethics education, Australasian Business Ethics Network ABEN 2011 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at Australasian Business Ethics Network ABEN 2011 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 02 December 2011 - 03 December 2011
2011
Wilcox TP; Sheldon P; Wardrop JE, 2011, 'Developing Responsible Business Professionalism: A Capabilities Approach', in Proceedings of Annual Hawaii International Business Research Conference, World Business Institute, Melbourne, VIC, presented at Annual Hawaii International Business Research Conference, Hawaii, 24 October 2011 - 25 October 2011, http://www.wbiconpro.com/414-Janis.pdf
2011
Sheldon P; Jun I, 2010, 'Chaebol Entrepreneurial Culture and the Formation of the Korea Employers' Federation', in Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity: Proceedings of the 24th AIRAANZ Conference, College of Business, UWS/AIRAANZ, Sydney, presented at 24TH AIRAANZ Conference, Sydney, Australia, 03 February 2010 - 05 February 2010
2010
Sheldon P; Paoletti F; Nacamulli R, 2009, 'Clients or members? Organisational strategies of employer associations in Australia and Italy in response to industrial relations decentralisation.', in Clients or members? Organisational strategies of employer associations in Australia and Italy in response to industrial relations decentralisation., 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, Sydney, Australia., presented at 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, Sydney, Australia., 24 August 2009 - 28 August 2009
2009
Sheldon P; O Leary P, 2009, 'Multi-plant capacity, employer strategy and conflict in meat: Hormel, USA (1985-86) and Portland, Australia (1988-89)', in Labour, Capital and Change, Newcastle School of Business, Newcastle, presented at Proceeding of the 23rd AIRAANZ conference, Volume I, Newcastle, Australia, 04 February 2009 - 06 February 2009
2009
Sheldon P; Li Y, 2008, 'Skills shortages and employers` experiences with China`s vocational education and training system: FIE in Suzhou Industrial Park', in 2008 IFSAM (International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management) 9th World Congress: The Fusion and Development of East and West Management (CD), IFSAM (International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management) 9th World Congress: The Fusion and Development of East and West Management 2008, Fudan University, Shanghai, presented at IFSAM (International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management) 9th World Congress: The Fusion and Development of East and West Management 2008, Fudan University, Shanghai, 26 July 2008 - 28 July 2008
2008
Sheldon P; Kohn NL, 2008, 'AWAs and individual bargaining: The Howard government's tips for novice negotiators', in AWAs and individual bargaining: The Howard government's tips for novice negotiators, AIRAANZ Conference 2008, Melbourne, presented at AIRAANZ Conference 2008, Melbourne, 06 February 2008 - 08 February 2008
2008
Sheldon P; Li Y, 2008, 'Employers` Experiences of Shortages of Skilled Workers in Suzhou Industrial Park, China', in The Olympic Spirit in Chinese Management Research: Third Conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research, 3rd IACMR Biennial Conference, Guangzhou, China, presented at 3rd IACMR Biennial Conference, Guangzhou, China, 19 June 2008 - 22 June 2008
2008
Wardrop JE; Wilcox TP; Sheldon P, 2007, 'The James Hardie Group and Asbestos Compensation', in International Association for Business and Society, International Association for Business and Society, Florence, Italy, presented at International Association for Business and Society, Florence, Italy, 02 June 2007
2007
Jun I; Sheldon P; Rhee J, 2005, 'Cross-company shareholding within Korean Chaebols: Did the 1997 Crisis engender its decline?', in Conference Proceedings of the British Academy of Management, Conference British Academy of Management, Said nBusiness School, Oxford, UK, presented at Conference British Academy of Management, Said nBusiness School, Oxford, UK, 13 September 2005 - 15 September 2005
2005
Sheldon P, 2005, 'AntiSemitism and the liberatarian left', in Markus A (ed.), 1st International Conference on Antisemitism in the Contemporary World, 1st International Conference on Antisemitism in the Contemporary World, Monash University, Melbourne, pp. 1 - 11, presented at 1st International Conference on Antisemitism in the Contemporary World, Monash University, Melbourne, 06 February 2005 - 07 February 2005
2005
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite LF, 2005, 'Member or clients? Employer associations, the decentralisation of bargaining, and the reorientation of service provision: Evidence from Europe and Australia', in Hausman WJ (ed.), 2005 Annual Meeting Program: Reinvention and Renewal, Annual Meeting Program: Reinvention and Renewal 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesita, USA, pp. 1 - 21, presented at Annual Meeting Program: Reinvention and Renewal 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesita, USA, 19 May 2005 - 21 May 2005
2005
Sheldon P; Ruan E, 2004, 'Employer Combination among Overseas Multinational Organizations in the PRC: Structuring Local Labour Markets in Response to Skill Shortages', in Lee HS (ed.), IIRA 5th Asian Regional Congress, IIRA 5th Asian Regional Congress, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 1 - 31, presented at IIRA 5th Asian Regional Congress, Seoul, South Korea, 23 June 2004 - 26 June 2004
2004
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite LF, 2003, 'Employers, Employability Skills and Vocational Education and Training Policy in Australia', in Surfing the waves: management challenges, management solutions, Surfing the waves: management challenges, management solutions, Fremantle, WA, presented at Surfing the waves: management challenges, management solutions, Fremantle, WA, 02 December 2003 - 05 December 2003
2003
Sheldon P; Thornthwaite LF, 2002, 'Business or Association? The Strategic Response of Employer Associations to the Decentralisation of Bargaining In Australia', in ANZAM/IFSAM VIth World Congress, ANZAM/IFSAM VIth World Congress, Gold Coast, Qld, presented at ANZAM/IFSAM VIth World Congress, Gold Coast, Qld, 10 July 2002 - 13 July 2002
2002
Conference Presentations
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Della Torre E; Nacamulli R; Sheldon P, 2016, 'Business model change in meta-organizations: The case of an employer association', presented at 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Naples, Italy,, 07 July 2016 - 09 July 2016
2016
Edited Books
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Sheldon P; Kim S; Li Y; Warner M, (eds.), 2011, China's Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203828892
2011

Industrial relations; Employer associations in Australia, East Asia and Europe; Australian industrial relations: history and contemporary developments; Comparative international employment relations; Employment relations in Italy, China and Korea.

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