1976 …2018
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Professor, Monash Business School, Department of Management / Co-Director, International Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School. He has served the Department of Management variously as: Director of Research; Discipline Leader: Human Resources & Employment Relations; Director, Master of Human Resource Management. He is in the Monash Asia Institute; and the Monash European and EU Centre: a joint centre with the European Union.

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, www.cornellpress.cornell.edu; International & Comparative Employment Relations: National Regulation, Global Changes, www.allenandunwin.com or uk.sagepub.com; the 6 editions are the standard works in the field around the world: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cye9m7znSak

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 the Australian Research Council (ARC) discovery and linkage grants listed here, 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 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 projects on: airlines, education, hospitals, manufacturing, telecommunications, and unions as well as a range of enterprises in Australia internationally.

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); International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management. He has served also as Co-Chair: International Section, US Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA).

He is a Distinguished Member & Life Fellow of ANZAM; and a Fellow of other associations including: LERA; Academy of Social Sciences, UK; Academy of Social Sciences of Australia; Australian HR Institute; Australian Institute of Management; British Academy of Management (BAM); Chartered Institute of Management, UK; Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK.

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; Macquarie University, Australia. He has been a visitor at several other universities including: Melbourne University and University of New South Wales, Australia; 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 initiated and helps to convene the Prescott Family Foundation lectures (www.monash.edu/business/prescott-lecture-series) and the annual symposia that are held jointly by Monash and Melbourne universities to honour Emeritus Professor Joe Isaac (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1ujyWFIlYE)

For more details, see Who's Who in Australia or ask: GregBamber@Gmail.Com



Community service

Research interests

The following recent Australian Research Council (ARC) 3-year Project applications were each successful and he is developing publications from them:

1. Discovery Project: Efficiency, Justice & Voice: A Study of Effective Ways to Prevent and Settle Workplace Disputes: Prof Greg Bamber & Dr Brian Cooper, Monash University, jointly with Prof Bernadine Van Gramberg & Prof Julian Teicher. Keywords: Dispute resolution procedures, workplace justice and voice, workplace conflict, employment relations.

2. Linkage Project: Human Resource Management (HRM) Outsourcing & Shared Services: Analysing Changing Approaches to HRM: Prof Greg Bamber & Prof Fang Lee Cooke, both Monash University, jointly with Prof Ed Snape. Keywords: Human resources management, industrial relations, outsourcing, shared services. Partner Organisation: Victorian State Government.

3. Linkage Project: Work Process Change in Hospital Services: Prof Greg Bamber & Prof Amrik Sohal, both Monash University, jointly with Prof Pauline Stanton, Richard Gough, Prof Sandra Leggat, Dr Timothy K Bartram, Prof Danny Liew. Keywords: Process reengineering, quality of work, healthcare systems performance, work environment, human resources management, industrial relations. Partner Organisations: Health Services in Australia and Canada.

Many other grants have also been awarded to him, for example, by the ARC; Australian Government; British Academy; Bank of England; British Council; Economic & Social Research Council (UK); International Labour Organisation; Foundation for Management Education (UK); Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (USA); Sloan Foundation (USA); Thailand Research Fund; Durham U.; Queensland U.; QUT; Griffith U.; Monash U. and several other institutions.

For more information, please contact: GregBamber@Gmail.Com. Thanks.


Supervision interests

His interests include: employment relations; people management; organizational/technological change; high-performance work systems or 'smart workplaces'; arbitration, dispute prevention and settlement, mediation and negotiation; international comparisons and transferability of management styles and employment relations arrangements; and various industries including: aviation, education including universities, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, public sector, sport, telecommunications and transport.

He has supervised successfully more than a dozen PhD theses as well as numerous masters and honours disertations.

Monash teaching commitment






External positions

Visiting Professor, Newcastle University (UK)


  • Industrial relations
  • international
  • comparative
  • aviation
  • healthcare
  • dispute resolution
  • outsourcing
  • organisational change
  • lean management
  • hospitals
  • HRM
  • human resource management
  • shared services
  • manufacturing strategies
  • qualitative research
  • Human Resources

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Projects 2006 2018

Research Output 1976 2018

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., Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Management. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

International labour standards and decent work: a critical analysis of Thailand's experiences, with suggestions for theory, policy, practice and research

Suttawet, C. & Bamber, G. J., 1 Oct 2018, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 56, 4, p. 539-565 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

New development: 4P recommendations for implementing change, from research in hospitals

Leggat, S. G., Stanton, P., Bamber, G. J., Bartram, T., Gough, R., Ballardie, R., GermAnn, K. & Sohal, A., 2 Jan 2018, In : Public Money and Management. 38, 1, p. 45-50 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Beyond national systems, towards a ‘gig economy’? A research agenda for international and comparative employment relations

Wright, C. F., Wailes, N., Bamber, G. J. & Lansbury, R. D., 1 Dec 2017, In : Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal. 29, 4, p. 247-257 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

HRM and workplace innovations: formulating research questions

Bamber, G. J., Bartram, T. & Stanton, P., 2017, In : Personnel Review. 46, 7, p. 1216-1227 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Press / Media

Vale George Polites AC CMG MBE, 1918-2019

Greg Bamber


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

The world’s busiest flight routes revealed – and two are in Australia

Greg Bamber


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The F word - flexibility at work

Greg Bamber


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts