Work

Work is central to social and economic wellbeing

Our research challenges the socioeconomic, cultural and gendered inequalities of work. We focus on the lived experiences of paid, unpaid and unwaged work in private, public and digital contexts.

Research in this theme centres on:

Just workplaces

Contemporary dimensions of work

 

This research aligns with the UN’s 8th Sustainable Development Goal: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

 

Current Projects:

Recent Publications:

Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline

Thompson, Paul, McDonald, Paula, O'Connor, Peter (2020) Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline Human Relations, 73 (5), pp.631-652.
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Predictors of retention and professional wellbeing

Thorpe K, Irvine S, McDonald P, Jansen E & V Sullivan (2020) Identifying predictors of retention and professional wellbeing of the early childhood education workforce in a time of change. Journal of Educational Change.

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Just benefits? Employee benefits and organisational justice

Laundon, Melinda, Cathcart, Abby, McDonald, Paula (2019) Just benefits? Employee benefits and organisational justice Employee Relations, 41 (4), pp.708-723.
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Fairness in the workplace

Laundon, Melinda, McDonald, Paula, Cathcart, Abby, Dundon, T (2019) Fairness in the workplace: organizational justice and the employment relationship Elgar introduction to theories of human resources and employment relations (Elgar Introductions to Management and Organization Theory), Elgar Introductions to Management and Organization Theory, pp.295-310.
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