Future of Work Workshop: Call for Papers

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) together with the Future of Work Institute (FOWI) at Curtin University are organising a two-day research workshop on the Future of Work to be held 10 to 11 April at Curtin St Georges Terrace in Perth.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers, Professor Marian Baird (University of Sydney), Professor Jeff Borland(University of Melbourne) and Professor Robert Wood (Cognicity).


Recent years have seen dramatic changes in the organisation of work with a more diverse mix of how people work across the economy as well as within individuals’ lifetimes. Alternative forms of employment, facilitated by online platforms and other technological advances, are growing; at the same time, there is a concern that work is becoming more precarious, with contract and part-time work on the rise, accompanied by low wage growth in many sectors.


As adoption of new technologies take over some of the tasks previously performed by labour, there is also increasing concern about the future of jobs. There is need for new insights to better understand the ways in which the organisation of work is changing, the impacts of automation on future employment prospects and the welfare implications of these changes. The workshop aims to help fill this gap.

The workshop will provide researchers with a forum for presenting and discussing innovative research relevant to the theme of future of work in all areas of economics, industrial relations and organisational studies. We particularly welcome empirical contributions that can inform policy-relevant questions.


Submissions

Researchers interested in participating in the workshop should submit an extended abstract or a full paper by email to Astghik Mavisakalyan by March 17, 2019. Notifications will be sent by March 22, 2019.  Full papers are welcome and encouraged before the workshop but not essential, however, papers will be considered for a published volume following the workshop. Please send full papers to Astghik Mavisakalyan by April 1, 2019 if you would like your work to be considered for a special volume.


Practical information

The workshop is organised by Rebecca Cassells (BCEC), Alan Duncan (BCEC), Mark Griffin (FOWI), Astghik Mavisakalyan (BCEC) and John Phillimore (FOWI).

Authors who are invited to present their papers are expected to participate in the entire two day workshop. Practical information will be emailed in due course, in the meantime, inquiries related to travel to the workshop and other practical matters should be addressed to Kelly Pohatu.


CONTACTS

Astghik Mavisakalyan, Principal Research Fellow Kelly Pohatu, Events and Communications Officer


Source: Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre News page

The Future of Work Institute (FoWI) promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society.

FoWI’s researchers focus on how people contribute to and benefit from new knowledge and practices, and their mission is to support thriving people and organisations in the digital age.

The Future of Work Institute acknowledges the Wadjuk Nyungar people as the traditional owners of the land on which the Institute is situated.

Contact Us

Location: 

Future of Work Institute

Curtin Graduate School of Business 

78 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000


Telephone: +61 8 9266 4668


Email: fowi@curtin.edu.au

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