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Dr Keith Abbott

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 1994
Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1991

Contact

keith.abbott@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72414

Biography

Dr Keith Abbott is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. His interests include political, sociological and philosophical issues related to workplace relations.

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Research interests

  • Ideological Cynicism
  • Critical Realism
  • Ethics

Teaching interests

  • Employment Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resource Management

Units taught

  • MMH349 - Industrial Relations
  • MMH352 - International and Comparative Human Resource Management
  • MMH709 - Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness
  • MMM262 - Understanding Organisations

Publications

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2019

A Zizekian ideological critique of managerialism

Keith Abbott, B Hearn Mackinnon

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 133-138, European management journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2015

The totalitarian dynamic behind HRM's democratic faade

K Abbott

(2015), Vol. 53, pp. 204-220, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, C1

journal

Hard times and the "fact" and "fancy" of modern labour management

K Abbott

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 53-61, Macrotheme review, Austin, Tex., C1

journal
2014

Why labour economics is inadequate for theorizing industrial relations

K Abbott

(2014), Vol. 26, pp. 61-90, Journal of interdisciplinary economics, New Delhi, India, C1

journal
2012

The contemporary evolution of federal industrial relations laws

L Morris, K Abbott

(2012), pp. 1-16, Fair Work Act : revision or restitution, Heidelberg, Vic., B1

chapter

How the Fair Work Act 2009 contravenes ILO conventions relating to trade union rights

K Abbott

(2012), pp. 17-32, Fair Work Act : revision or restitution, Heidelberg, Vic., B1

chapter

The ETUC and ORIT compared

K Abbott

(2012), Vol. 5, pp. 1-10, International journal of the arts and sciences, Cumberland, Ri., C1

journal
2011

Theorising international trade unionism

K Abbott

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 160-179, Global labour journal, Regina, Canada, C1

journal
2008

Catholic social thought and labouring ideals in Australia's new industrial context

K Abbott

(2008), Vol. 50, pp. 157-174, Journal of Industrial Relations, C1

journal

Modelling new public management in an Asian context : public sector reform in Malaysia

M Dass, K Abbott

(2008), Vol. 30, pp. 59-82, The Asia Pacific journal of public administration, Hong Kong, C1

journal
2007

The evolution of work choice legislation in Australia

K Abbott, A Devey, B Hearn Mackinnon, L Morris, K Saville, D Waddell

(2007), pp. 1-22, Work choices: evolution or revolution, Heidelberg, Vic., B1

chapter

Few choices under work choices

K Abbott

(2007), pp. 57-67, Work choices: evolution or revolution, Heidelberg, Vic., B1

chapter

Employment relations : integrating industrial relations and human resource management

K Abbott

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 61-71, Problems and perspectives in management, Sumy, Ukraine, C1

journal

A spill-over theory of international trade unionism

K Abbott

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 1-11, International review of business research papers, Melbourne, Australia, C1

journal

The application of context to theories and concepts of employment relations

K Abbott

(2007), Proceedings of seventh international business research conference [electronic resource] : 3 - 6 December, 2007, Sydney, Australia., Sydney, NSW, E1

conference
2006

The impact of management style on the employment relations of different sized organisations

K Abbott

(2006), Vol. 4, pp. 1-20, Australasian journal of business and social inquiry, Tweed Heads, N.S.W., C1

journal

Few choices under work choices

K Abbott

(2006), Vol. 2, pp. 137-149, International review of business research papers, Berwick, Vic., C1

journal

A review of employment relations theories and their application

K Abbott

(2006), Vol. 4, pp. 187-199, Problems and Perspectives in Management, C1

journal

Industrial relations and catholic social doctrine

K Abbott

(2006), pp. 7-16, 21st century work : high road or low road : proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, South Australia, E1

conference

Theorising international trade unionism

K Abbott

(2006), Proceedings of Third International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2005

Conceptualising industrial relations in the 'risk society'

K Abbott, P Kelly

(2005), Vol. 16, pp. 85-102, Labour & industry, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Work choices : a fair go gone

K Abbott

(2005), pp. 1-10, Proceedings of the Second International Business Research Conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2004

Industrial relations research : a critical realist defence of its theories and methodologies

K Abbott

(2004), pp. 39-53, Reformulating industrial relations in liberal market economies : selected papers from the XLIth [sic] Annual CIRA Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, E1

conference
2000

Why ideology dominates regional trade unionism in the Asia Pacific

K Abbott

(2000), Vol. 6, pp. 31-33, Asia Pacific business review, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
1998

The ETUC and its role in advancing the cause of European worker participation rights

K Abbott

(1998), Vol. 19, pp. 605-631, Economic and industrial democracy, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
1997

The European trade union confederation: its organization and objectives in transition

K Abbott

(1997), Vol. 35, pp. 465-481, Journal of common market studies, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

WorkChoices - Its Impact within Australian Workplaces.

Dr Keith Abbott, Dr Bruce Hearn Mackinnon, Dr Kerrie Saville, Dr Leanne Morris

  • 2012: $10,245
  • 2010: $40,311
  • 2007: $69,153

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2009

Shaun Cannon

Thesis entitled: Understanding Community and its Possibilities in Late Modernity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

2005

Dass Mohan

Thesis entitled: The New Public Management in Malaysian Public Enterprise

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

Suzanne Young

Thesis entitled: An Analysis of Outsourcing in the Victorian Public Health Sector

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

2002

Mary Sayers

Thesis entitled: The Effect of Labour Market Reform on Women in the Australian Banking Industry

Master of Commerce, School of Management and Marketing

Associate Supervisor
2007

Lindsay Reginald Dawson

Thesis entitled: Philosophy, Business and Ethics: Balancing the Rational with the Thymotic

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2003

Andrew Taylor

Thesis entitled: Prediction Politics: The Politics of Econometric Modelling in Australia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Social & International Studies