The Centre for People, Organisation and Work (CPOW) brings together social science research expertise.
CPOW’s research focuses on the leadership and management of people in the workplace, as well as understanding the wider economic, political, technological, social and cultural environment in which organisations operate. A major goal is to formulate positive policies and programs for business, government, and community.
Researchers explore issues such as diversity, skills development, human resource management and how to achieve effective results that are related to financial, operational and organisational sustainability, employee commitment, as well as economic and employee wellbeing.
In undertaking our research, we acknowledge that economic and social divisions are defining features of the world we live in. Our research focuses on addressing economic inequalities and fragmentation, social questions around gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age and locality, to enhance working lives and advance positive social change.
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Books by Peter Fairbrother, Meagan Tyler Share This book brings together perspectives from sociology, political science, gender studies, and history to produce new ways of
The Glass Ceiling For Women: Assessing the State of Gender Equality and Career Progression in the Health Industry
The Glass Ceiling For Women: Assessing the State of Gender Equality and Career Progression in the Health Industry Exploration of gender equality between women and
Paid work in cash-for-care: Australia in comparative perspective This project is investigating the outcomes of cash-for-care reforms for care workers though a case study of
Job quality and care quality in aged care: comparative perspectives This project explores the links between job quality and care quality in the context of
Informal Care, Social Protection and Gender: Policy Implementations for Countries in the WHO Western Pacific Region
Informal Care, Social Protection and Gender: Policy Implementations for Countries in the WHO Western Pacific Region A scoping review on informal care, social protection and
Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: Comparative Perspectives The project investigates how the reorganization of care is influencing care workers’ international migration, and how