Strengthening Australia's Science Workforce: A Job Embeddedness Perspective

  • Kiazad, Kohyar (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Restubog, Simon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Capezio, Alessandra (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hom, Peter (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Holtom, Brooks (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Lee, Thomas (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Australia's science & innovation performance is deficient: patents have declined; research outputs lag behind other OECD countries; & leading OECD countries have three times more research & development personnel in industry. The Australian Government invests heavily in building the supply of science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM) graduates. Yet STEM workers often leave STEM occupations. There is a strong economic imperative to retain STEM employees. Using a job embeddedness perspective, this project clarifies why these employees stay or leave. Beyond advancing theory, project outputs will include an evidence-based toolkit, online masterclass, & an online community of practice, to contribute to the broader STEM community.
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/23


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$172,685.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$12,000.00
  • Monash University: A$23,500.00
  • Australian National University (ANU): A$16,381.00
  • Georgetown University: A$9,000.00
  • University of Arizona: A$9,000.00
  • University of Washington: A$9,000.00