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”

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.

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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