Professor Michael O'Donnell

Professor Michael O'Donnell

Deputy Rector, ADFA
UNSW Canberra
Admin - Rectors Office

Professional Experience and Research Interests

Michael O'Donnell is Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Business, UNSW Canberra. Michael has also held appointments at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. Michael's research interests include human resource practices and employment relations in the public sector and international employment relations. Michael has acted as a chief investigator on large ARC funded projects exploring management strategy and employment relations in the Australian and United Kingdom public sectors. Michael has also coauthored several monographs including Unions and Globalisation: Governments, Management, and the State at Work (Routledge) and The Chaebol and Labour in Korea: The Development of Management Strategy in Hyundai (Routledge). Michael has published widely in management and employment relations journals including the Journal of Management Studies, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and the Journal of Industrial Relations.

Phone
+61 2 5114 5005
Location
Room 215 Building 27 UNSW Canberra at ADFA
  • Books | 2003
    Kwon SH; O'Donnell M, 2003, The cheabol and labour in Korea: The development of management strategy in Hyundai, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203361108
    Books | 2001
    Kwon S; O Donnell ME, 2001, The Chaebol and Labour in Korea, Routledge Press, London
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2021, 'Designing performance management to be an ethical tool', in Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S (ed.), Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, pp. 294 - 307, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/unsw/detail.action?docID=6631155
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2016, 'Performance Management as a Strategic Tool for Change', in Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 149 - 162
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, 2016, 'Setting the Scene - Applied Human Resources in the 21st Century', in blackman D; o'donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, USA, pp. ix - xv
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, 2016, 'Where to from here?', in blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 163 - 171
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Blackman D; Buick F; West D; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J, 2015, 'PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: CREATING HIGH PERFORMANCE, NOT HIGH ANXIETY', in Wanna J; Lee H-A; Yates S (ed.), Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure, ANU Press, Acton, Australia, pp. 79 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/muadup.10.2015.05
    Book Chapters | 2007
    O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2007, 'From workplace bargaining to workplace relations: Industrial relations in the Australian Public Service under teh Coalition government', in Pittard M; Weeks P (ed.), Public Sector Employment in the twentieth century, ANU E Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 127 - 154
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Grant D; O'Donnell M; Shields J, 2003, 'The New Performance Paradigm in the Australian Public Service: A Discursive Analysis', in Duvillier T (ed.), La Motivation Au Travail Dans Le Secteur Public, Harmattan Publishers, Paris, pp. 165 - 180
    Book Chapters | 1999
    O'Donnell M, 1999, 'Into the mystic: cultural change and TQM teams in the NSW public sector', in Workplace Reform and Enterprise Bargaining: issues, Trends, Cases
  • Edited Books | 2021
    Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S, (eds.), 2021, Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-performance-management-in-the-public-sector-9781789901191.html
    Edited Books | 2016
    Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, (eds.), 2016, Human Capital Management Research, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Human-Capital-Management-Research
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Buick F; Blackman D; Glennie M; Weeratunga V; O'Donnell M, 2023, 'Different Types of Managerial Support for Flexible Working: Implications for Employee Well-being', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amproc.2023.10016abstract
    Journal articles | 2023
    Weeratunga V; Buick F; O'Donnell M; Blackman D; Glennie M, 2023, 'Well-being in the Public Service: Multi-level Analysis of Job Demands and Resources', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amproc.2023.11007abstract
    Journal articles | 2022
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; Ilahee N; O'Donnell M, 2022, 'Changing the Conversation to Create Organizational Change', The Journal of Change Management, 22, pp. 252 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14697017.2022.2040570
    Journal articles | 2022
    O'Donnell M; Williamson S; Johnson M; O'Donnell M, 2022, 'Introduction to the Themed collection: Public sector employment relations in turbulent times', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 33, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10353046211072543
    Journal articles | 2022
    Roles C; Ananth S; O’Donnell M; O'Donnell M, 2022, 'Reinforcing managerial prerogative in the Australian Public Service during the COVID-19 pandemic', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 33, pp. 18 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10353046221077715
    Journal articles | 2022
    Turner M; Kwon SH; O’donnell M, 2022, 'State Effectiveness and Crises in East and Southeast Asia: The Case of COVID-19', Sustainability (Switzerland), 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su14127216
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wanninayake SD; O'Donnell M; Williamson S, 2022, 'Covid-19 and job demands and resources experienced by nurses in Sri Lanka', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 33, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10353046221077509
    Journal articles | 2021
    Graves PW; Blackman D; O'Donnell M, 2021, 'Embedding Australian Public Service management reforms: The Secretary could not make it so', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 80, pp. 163 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12477
    Journal articles | 2019
    Glennie M; O’Donnell M; Benson J; Brown M, 2019, 'Work as a government ‘scientist’: Professional status security during organisational change and downsizing', Journal of Sociology, 55, pp. 252 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783318781271
    Journal articles | 2019
    O'Donnell M; Williamson S; Adikaram A; Foley M, 2019, 'Human Resource Managers as Liaisons Between Firms and Labour', Employee Relations, 41, pp. 1224 - 1237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ER-11-2017-0281
    Journal articles | 2019
    Turner M; Jang HY; Kwon SH; O'Donnell M, 2019, 'Does history repeat itself? Economic development and policy convergence in Vietnam and South Korea', Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, 33, pp. 27 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apel.12275
    Journal articles | 2018
    Benson J; Brown M; Glennie M; O'Donnell M; O'Keefe P, 2018, 'The generational “exchange” rate: How generations convert career development satisfaction into organisational commitment or neglect of work', Human Resource Management Journal, 28, pp. 524 - 539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12198
    Journal articles | 2018
    Glennie M; O'Donnell M; Brown M; Benson J, 2018, 'Referees or Sponsors? The Role of evaluators in the promotion of research scientists in a public research organization', Research Evaluation, 28, pp. 63 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvy035
    Journal articles | 2018
    Turner M; Kwon SH; O’Donnell M, 2018, 'Making integrity institutions work in South Korea: The role of people power in the impeachment of President Park in 2016', Asian Survey, 58, pp. 898 - 919, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.898
    Journal articles | 2017
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Why Performance Management Is Not Like Dieting', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 76, pp. 524 - 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12238
    Journal articles | 2017
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'flynn J; O'donnell M; West D; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Managing Expectations to Create High Performance Government', Review of Public Personnel Administration, 39, pp. 185 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734371X17701544
    Journal articles | 2017
    O'Donnell ME, 2017, 'Organisational change and success in a government enterprise: Malaysia’s Federal Land Development Agency', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 28, pp. 234 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304617706847
    Journal articles | 2017
    Turner M; Michael O; Kwon SH, 2017, 'The politics of state-owned enterprise reform in South Korea, laos, and vietnam', Asian Perspective, 41, pp. 181 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/apr.2017.0009
    Journal articles | 2017
    2017, 'Integrating individual and organizational change: Conversations for change', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.10370abstract
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nguyren MH; O'Donnell ME, 2017, 'Reforming State-owned Enterprises in Vietnam: The contrasting Cases of Vinashin and Viettel',
    Journal articles | 2016
    Buick F; Blackman D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M; West D, 2016, 'Effective Practitioner-Scholar Relationships: Lessons from a Coproduction Partnership', Public Administration Review, 76, pp. 35 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/puar.12481
    Journal articles | 2016
    Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Roles C, 2016, 'Bargaining over Australian public service cuts: Do forcing strategies work?', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 27, pp. 11 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304616629291
    Journal articles | 2015
    Buick F; Blackman DA; O'Donnell ME; O'Flynn JL; West D, 2015, 'Can enhanced performance management support public sector change?', Journal of Organizational Change Management, 28, pp. 271 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-12-2013-0249
    Journal articles | 2015
    Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Shingles J, 2015, 'Unintended Consequences: Implications of the 2014 Australian Defence Force Pay Deal', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74, pp. 354 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12149
    Journal articles | 2015
    Williamson S, 2015, 'Can Collective Enterprise Bargaining Affect the Psychological Contract? An analysis of the 2011 Australian Public Service negotiations', Australian Bulletin of Labour, 41, pp. 1 - 19, http://hdl.handle.net/2328/35441
    Journal articles | 2013
    Jayawardana AKL; O'Donnell M; Jayakody JASK, 2013, 'Job involvement and performance among middle managers in Sri Lanka', International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24, pp. 4008 - 4025, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.781526
    Journal articles | 2013
    O'Donnell M; Turner M, 2013, 'Leading the world: Public sector reform and e-government in Korea', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 24, pp. 533 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304613508870
    Journal articles | 2013
    O'Donnell ME; Roles C, 2013, 'The Fair Work Act and Worker Voice in the Australian Public Service', Adelaide Law Review, 34, pp. 93 - 117, http://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/journals/law-review/
    Journal articles | 2013
    Turner M; O'Donnell M; Suh CS; Kwon SH, 2013, 'Public sector management and the changing nature of the developmental state in Korea and Malaysia', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 24, pp. 481 - 494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304613509145
    Journal articles | 2012
    Roles C; O'Donnell ME; Fairbrother P, 2012, 'The Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis and Union Strategies in the Australian Public Service', Relations Industrielles - Industrial Relations, 67, pp. 633 - 653, http://www.riir.ulaval.ca/
    Journal articles | 2011
    Kwon S; O'Donnell M; Glennie MG; O'keefe P, 2011, 'Privatisation and 'Light-Handed' Regulations: Sydney Airport', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 22, pp. 65 - 80, http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/research/publications/economiclabourrelationsreview/Pages/default.aspx
    Journal articles | 2009
    Junor A; O'Brien J; O'Donnell ME, 2009, 'Welfare wars: public service frontline absenteeism as collective resistance', Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 6, pp. 26 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/11766090910940647
    Journal articles | 2008
    O Brien JM; O'Donnell ME, 2008, 'Retrospect and Prospects for Collective Regulation in the Australian Public Service', Journal of Industrial Relations, 50, pp. 630 - 645
    Journal articles | 2004
    O'Donnell ME; Chan C; Winter R, 2004, 'Nursing Crisis: Retention Strategies for Hospital Administrators', Research and Practice in Human Resource Management
    Journal articles | 2002
    O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2002, 'Individualism, Union Organisationa and Management Prerogatives in the Australian Public Service 1983-2000', Labour and Industry, 12, pp. 103 - 122
    Journal articles | 2002
    O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2002, 'Introduction: Symposium on the New Public Management and Public Sector Employment Relations: United Kingdom, the United States of America and Australia', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 13, pp. 1 - 6
    Journal articles | 2002
    O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2002, 'Towards a New Public Unitarism: Employment and Industrial RElations in the Australian Public Service', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 13, pp. 60 - 87
    Journal articles | 2002
    Park Y-S, 2002, 'The Chaebol and Labour in Korea: The Development of Management Strategy in Hyundai. By Seung-Ho Kwon and Michael O'Donnell. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. xiv, 217 pp. $90.00 (cloth).', The Journal of Asian Studies, 61, pp. 737 - 739, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2700345
    Journal articles | 2001
    O'donnell M; Allan C; Peetz D, 2001, 'The New Public Management and Workplace Change', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 12, pp. 85 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530460101200106
    Journal articles | 2000
    O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2000, 'Creating a New Moral Order: Cultural Change in the Australian Public Service', Labour and Industry, 10, pp. 57 - 76
    Journal articles | 2000
    O Donnell ME; O Brien JM, 2000, 'Performance based pay in the Australian Public Service', Review of Public Personnel Administration, pp. 20 - 34
    Journal articles | 2000
    O Donnell ME, 2000, 'Continuity and Change: The New South Wales Public Sector under Labor', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 93 - 99
    Journal articles | 1999
    Allan C; O Donnell ME; Peetz D, 1999, 'More tasks, less secure, working harder : three dimensions of labour utilisation', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 519 - 535
    Journal articles | 1999
    Kwon S; O Donnell ME, 1999, 'Repression and struggle: The state, the chaebol and independent trade unions in South Korea', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 272 - 294
    Journal articles | 1999
    O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 1999, 'Government, Management and Unions: The Public Service under the Workplace Relations Act', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 446 - 467
    Journal articles | 1998
    O Donnell ME, 1998, 'Creating a Performance Culture? Performance-based pay in the Australian Public Service', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 28 - 40
    Journal articles | 1997
    O Donnell ME; Pragnell BJ, 1997, 'A Failed Experiment? Enterprise Bargaining under the New South Wales Industrial Relations Act 1991', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 3 - 20
    Journal articles | 1996
    O'Donnell M, 1996, 'Into the mystic: Cultural change and TQM teams in the NSW public sector', Journal of Industrial Relations, 38, pp. 241 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569603800204
  • Conference Papers | 2016
    Blackman D; Johnson S; Buick F; Faifua D; O'Donnell M; Forsythe M, 2016, 'The 70:20:10 model for learning and development: an effective model for capability development?', in Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, USA, presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, 05 August 2016 - 09 August 2016
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Faifua DE; Blackman D; Buick C; Forsyth M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M, 2016, 'Integrated leadership system in the Australian Public Service: insights on capacity and development', in International Research Society for Public Management, Hong Kong, presented at International Research Society for Public Management, Hong Kong, 13 April 2016 - 15 April 2016
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Faifua DE; Blackman D; Buick F; Forsyth M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M, 2016, 'Integrated leadership sytem in the Australian Public Service: insights into leadership development', in 14th International Human Resources Management Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, presented at 14th International Human Resources Management Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 21 June 2016 - 23 June 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Williamson S; Adikaram A; O'Donnell M, 2016, 'Overcoming Resistance? The role of Collective Voice in Sri Lankan Garment Factories', in Gender, Work & Organization, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, presented at Gender, Work and Organization 2016, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, 29 June 2016 - 01 July 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Roles C, 2016, 'Agency bargaining and Industrial Action in the Australian Public Service in an era of ‘Austerity’', in Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 10 February 2016 - 12 February 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Williamson S; O'Donnell ; Roles C, 2015, 'Austerity in the Australian Public Service', UNSW Canberra, presented at Public Sector Austerity Symposium, UNSW Canberra, 27 March 2015 - 27 March 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Buick F; Blackman D; West D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M, 2014, 'Enhancing performance in the australian public service: A case of co-production', in 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014, pp. 123 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2014.181
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Blackman D; Buick F; Odonnell M; Oflynn J; West D, 2013, 'Managing expectations to create high performance government', in Academy of Management 2013 Annual Meeting, AOM 2013, pp. 424 - 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2013.11
    Reports | 2012
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2012, Developing High Performance: Performance Management in the Australian Public Service, http://www.apsc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/26770/FINAL-Conceptual-Performance-Framework-October-2012.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2005
    O Donnell ME; O Brien JM; Junor A, 2005, 'Union strategy and structure in a decentralised environment: An exploratory study of the Community and Public Sector Union', in 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney,, presented at 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney,, 09 February 2005 - 11 February 2005
    Conference Papers | 2002
    O'Brien J; O'Donnell M, 2002, 'The transformation of employment and industrial relations in the Australian public service', in Reid F; Verma A; Montreuil S; Bentham K; Harrisson D; Kervin J (eds.), TRADE AND LABOUR PROTECTION: CAN THE TWO BE MADE TO WORK TOGETHER?, CANADIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ASSOC, CANADA, Toronto, pp. 243 - 258, presented at 39th Annual Conference of the Canadian-Industrial-Relations-Association/Internation-Industrial-Relations-Association 4th Regional Congress of the America, CANADA, Toronto, 25 June 2002 - 28 June 2002, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000226162600015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2000
    O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2000, 'Brother won¿t you spare me a paradigm? Cultural Change in the Australian Public Service', in 14th AIRAANZ Conference, Newcastle, presented at 14th AIRAANZ Conference, Newcastle
    Conference Papers | 2000
    O Donnell ME; O Brien JM, 2000, 'Performance-Based Pay in the Australian Public Service: Employee Perspectives', in AIRAANZ 2001 The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, Wollongong, NSW, presented at AIRAANZ 2001 The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, Wollongong, NSW, 31 January 2000 - 03 February 2000
    Preprints |
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn JL; West D, Developing High Performance: Performance Management in the Australian Public Service, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2130232
    Preprints |
    Blackman DA; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn JL; West D, Can Enhanced Performance Management Support Public Sector Change?, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2689363
    Preprints |
    Blackman DA; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn JL; West D, Strengthening the Peformance Framework: Towards a High Performing Australian Public Service, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2275681

My Teaching

ZBUS8310  Commercial Skills in the Public Sector