Management Seminar - Professor Peter Boxall

Seminar Room 10.039 the Spot, Level 10, 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton 3010

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Dr Andi Pekarek

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PRESENTER: Professor Peter Boxall (University of Auckland Business School)      
TOPIC: “Production systems and the quality of work”

Abstract:
We cannot understand the quality of work if we start from theory about HR practices or from the AMO model of performance. A better place to start is with understanding jobs as embedded in production systems. Theory on how production systems and jobs are affected by economic and socio-political factors will be discussed in this seminar, as will the relative merits of the job demands-resources model as a framework for studying employee well-being. The empirical assessment of job quality will be illustrated with case studies in lean manufacturing.

Bio:
Peter Boxall (PhD Monash, CFHRINZ) is Professor in Human Resource Management at the University of Auckland Business School. His research is concerned with strategic HRM and with worker well-being. His work is published in a variety of journals and he is the co-author with John Purcell of Strategy and Human Resource Management (Palgrave Macmillan), now in its fourth edition. He is also the co-editor with John Purcell and Patrick Wright of the Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management (Oxford University Press) and the co-editor with Richard Freeman and Peter Haynes of What Workers Say: Employee Voice in the Anglo-American Workplace (Cornell University Press).

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