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Professor, Monash Business School, Department of Management, Monash University

Professor Greg Bamber is also Director, International Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School.

He has more than two hundred academic publications including many articles in such leading refereed journals as: Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources; Australian Journal of Labour Economics; British Journal of Industrial Relations; British Journal of Management; Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal; Higher Education Review; Human Relations; Human Resource Management Journal; Industrial & Labor Relations Review; Industrial Relations Journal; International Journal of Human Resource Management; International Labour Review; Journal of Industrial Relations; Journal of Management Studies; New Technology, Work & Employment; Personnel Review; Prometheus; Public Administration; Public Money & Management and Thunderbird International Business Review.

He has also published influential books (usually jointly with others) that have had considerable impact including: "Up in the Air: How Airlines Can Improve Performance by Engaging Their Employees,"; "International & Comparative Employment Relations: National Regulation, Global Changes," or; the 6 editions are the standard works in the field around the world:

Other volumes that he has co-authored/co-edited include: "Regulating Employment Relations, Work and Labour Laws: International Comparisons between Key Countries" (Kluwer) "Employment Relations in the Asia Pacific" (Allen & Unwin/Thomson), "Managing Managers" (Blackwell); "Organisational Change Strategies" (Longman); "Militant Managers?" (Gower); "New Technology" (Routledge/Allen & Unwin). His publications have been widely cited and have been translated into several languages, including: Chinese, Danish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Thai. Various international conferences have invited him to be a keynote speaker or selected his papers to be published as one of the ‘best papers’ or to be included in proceedings, conference books or special issues of journals. More than 20 refereed journals have appointed him to serve on their editorial boards.

Besides a series of Australian Research Council (ARC) discovery and linkage grants, he has won many other external grants including from the ARC; Economic & Social Research Council, UK; Bank of England; Australian Studies Centre; Foundation for Management Education, UK; British Academy; European Group for Organisational Studies; Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, USA; Ford Foundation; Institute for Safety Compensation & Recovery Research; Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute; Australia-Korea Foundation; Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia/Australian Academy of the Humanities (Australia-Japan Program) and several other institutions and universities.

He is: President, Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association; Co-Convenor, Victorian Fellows, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; and Co-Chair: International Section, US Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA). He has served as President of: Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & New Zealand; Industrial Relations Society of Victoria; Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM); and International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management.

He has been an assessor for the ARC and also for the equivalent research councils in Canada, China, UK, USA. He has been a co-chief investigator on many competitive grant-funded projects. His international research collaborations include being Co-Leader of research projects on: airlines, education, hospitals, manufacturing, telecommunications, and unions as well as a range of enterprises in Australia internationally.

He was educated in the UK at Manchester University; London School of Economics & Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He was a tenured academic at Durham University; has worked on research projects at Oxford and at Warwick universities; and at Imperial College, London. He was subsequently an academic in Australia at Queensland University; Queensland University of Technology (Director, ARC Key Centre in Strategic Management); Griffith University (Dean/Director, Graduate School of Management).

He is engaged with the world; he researches with and advises international organizations, private- and public-sector enterprises and other organizations. International agencies (e.g. the International Labour Organization/United Nations) have commissioned him to conduct projects. He has also been an adviser for governments in Australia, UK and elsewhere. He has served as a non-executive director on external boards e.g. in the fields of education, health and sport. He has served as an arbitrator for the Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service, UK.

He has been an Examiner, Guest Speaker or Reviewer for universities and enterprises in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Indo-Pacific Region. He has been a guest faculty member at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is a Visiting Professor, Hertfordshire University and Newcastle University, UK. He has been a visitor at several other universities in Australia including: Macquarie University, Melbourne University and University of New South Wales; Cardiff University, UK, and at other universities.

He helps to attract high-quality recruits, visitors, grants and donations and generally to promote the interests of organisations that he is involved with. For example, he and helped to initiated the Prescott Family Foundation lectures ( and the annual symposia that are held jointly by Monash and Melbourne universities to honour Emeritus Professor Joe Isaac (

He has served the Department of Management, Monash University variously as: Director of Research; Discipline Leader: Human Resources & Employment Relations; Director, Master of Human Resource Management. He is also in the Monash Business Digitalisation Research Network and Monash Asia Institute.

He has supervised many PhD, Masters and Honours theses.

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  • –present
    Visiting Professor, Newcastle University, UK
  • –present
    Professor, Monash Business School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, PhD, Human Resources & Industrial Relations
    University of Manchester, England, BSc Hons, Management

Research Areas

  • Business And Management (1503)
  • Human Resources Management (150305)
  • Industrial Relations (150306)
  • Hospitality Management (150402)
  • Commercial Services (1504)
  • Sport And Leisure Management (150404)
  • Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
  • International Business (150308)
  • Transportation And Freight Services (1507)
  • Air Transportation And Freight Services (150701)
  • Organisational Planning And Management (150312)


Listed in "Who’s Who in Australia". He is a Distinguished Member and Life Fellow of ANZAM; and a Fellow of other associations including: Academy of Social Sciences, UK; Academy of Social Sciences of Australia; Australian Human Resources Institute; Australian Institute of Management; British Academy of Management; Chartered Institute of Management, UK; Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK; Labor & Employment Relations Association, USA.