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Members of the Leadership Discipline Group are undertaking research involving a range of issues that impact on the health, attitudes and behaviours of employees and, in turn, the effectiveness of organisations. These issues include the levels of health and safety experienced by precariously employed workers, job stress prevention/reduction strategies, employee engagement, work-life balance, workplace trust, recruitment and selection, group dynamics, leadership development, employee relations, human resource management in multinational organisations, cross-cultural communication and negotiation, and organisational change and development.
Staff involved in the Leadership Discipline Group draw on expertise from a variety of scholarly backgrounds, in particular organisational behaviour, industrial psychology, sociology, human resource management, employment relations, organisational theory and international business management. They have also undertaken research across multiple industries (e.g., manufacturing, health care, law enforcement, agriculture) and sectors (private, public and not-for-profit), and have generated high-level knowledge regarding a range of working contexts.
Members of the group are not only concerned about the impact that work and working environments have on employees, managers and other people directly involved in the production of goods and services, but are also interested in the influence on workers' families and the broader community.
The following is a more detailed description of the research activities undertaken by members of the Leadership Discipline Group including a sample of current projects, recent research publications and external grants. The specific research activities of individual group members can be found via the hyperlinks provided.
Underhill, E. (2010-2011). Strategies for Improving Workplace Health and Safety. Department of Justice & Attorney General, Queensland Government $45,630
Noblet, A; LaMontagne, A. (2011-2014) Developing and implementing organisational-focused job stress interventions. Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Creating Healthy Workplaces Project). $300,000
Nettle, R., Zheng, C. (2010-2011) Employee Retention in the Australian Dairy Industry. Gardiner Foundation. $49,500
Ms Kalsom Ali
Implementation on leader-member exchange theory and factor of employee well being to predict employee intention to to the job
The impact of human resource management practices on farm performance: An empirical investigation of Australian dairy industry
Mr Michael Beruldsen
Changing business leadership behaviour and practices in China's developing economy
Ms Susan Blaich
The impact of work design on employee performance
Mr Kia Hadji Abootorab Kashi
Why do organisations use social media for recruitment and selection?
Ms Ruby Ma
Doing business in China: Insights from Australian Managers
Ms Shona Munro
Professional Development in Frontline Policing
Ms Ling Qi
Will Country of origin effect on the host country HRM practicies among Chinese MNCs in Australia?
Ms Lara Thynne
Work as Leisure, an Investigation into the Open Source Community