Non-union Employee Representation in the Asia-Pacific Rim

CFP: a symposium in Sydney, Dec 2007
Symposium on Non-union Forms of Employee Representation in the Asia-Pacific Rim

7 December 2007

The University of Sydney

Work and Organisational Studies/Business and Labour History Group

This symposium will focus on non-union forms of employee representation in the Asia-Pacific Rim. There is a resurgence of interest in these approaches with the decline of trade unionism in countries such as Australia and the US. Papers can be both historical and/or contemporary in focus and cover schemes such as employee representation plans, occupational health and safety committees and works councils.

Papers submitted to the symposium may then be considered for blind refereeing for a special issue of Economic and Industrial Democracy (no. 1, 2009).

Intending participants should electronically submit an abstract (1,000 words) to the conference convenor by the 31 July 2007 for consideration. If an invitation is issued to present a paper then full papers (5,000 -10,000 words) will be due on 1 November 2007. The date for submission of the final paper for the consideration of the special issue of Economic and Industrial Democracy will be Friday 4 January 2008.

A limited amount of financial assistance will be available for overseas participants.

Greg Patmore (Conference Convenor/Special Issue Editor), [mailto]g.patmore@econ.usyd.edu.au[/mailto]