Professor Michael O'Donnell

Head of School
School of Business
+61 2 6268 8417
+61 2 6268 8450

LOCATION

Room 215
Building 27
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

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Professor Michael O'Donnell is the Head of the School of Business at UNSW Canberra.

Professional Experience and Research Interests

Michael O'Donnell is Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Business. Prior to taking up this appointment in July 2009, Michael was Associate Professor in the College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University. Michael has also held appointments at the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales. Michael's research interests include human resource practices and employment relations in the public sector, executive remuneration in the private sector and international employment relations. Michael has acted as a chief investigator on large ARC funded projects exploring management strategy and employment relations in the Australian and United Kingdom public sectors and executive remuneration and corporate governance in Australian listed companies. Michael has also coauthored several monographs including Unions and Globalisation: Governments, Management, and the State at Work (Routledge) and The Chaebol and Labour in Korea: The Development of Management Strategy in Hyundai (Routledge). Michael has published widely in management and employment relations journals including the Journal of Management Studies, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and the Journal of Industrial Relations.

Books

Kwon S; O Donnell ME, 2001, The Chaebol and Labour in Korea, First, Routledge Press, London

Book Chapters

Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, 2016, 'Where to from here?', in blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Development, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 163 - 171

Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2016, 'Performance Management as a Strategic Tool for Change', in Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Development, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 149 - 162

Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, 2016, 'Setting the Scene - Applied Human Resources in the 21st Century', in blackman D; o'donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Developement, USA, pp. ix - xv

Blackman D; Buick F; West D; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J, 2015, 'PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: CREATING HIGH PERFORMANCE, NOT HIGH ANXIETY', in Wanna J; Lee H-A; Yates S (ed.), Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure, ANU Press, Acton, Australia, pp. 79 - 102, http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ch052.pdf

O'Brien J; O'Donnell M, 2007, 'From Workplace Bargaining to Workplace Relations: Industrial Relations in the Australian Public Service under the Coalition Government', in Pittard M; Weeks P (ed.), PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, pp. 127 - 154, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000291679000007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Grant D; O'Donnell M; Shields J, 2003, 'The New Performance Paradigm in the Australian Public Service: A Discursive Analysis', in Duvillier T (ed.), La Motivation Au Travail Dans Le Secteur Public, Harmattan Publishers, Paris, pp. 165 - 180

O'Donnell M, 1999, 'Into the mystic: cultural change and TQM teams in the NSW public sector', in Workplace Reform and Enterprise Bargaining: issues, Trends, Cases

Journal articles

O'Donnell M; Williamson S; Adikaram A; Foley M, 2019, 'Human Resource Managers as Liaisons Between Firms and Labour', Employee Relations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ER-11-2017-0281

Glennie M; O’Donnell M; Benson J; Brown M, 2019, 'Work as a government ‘scientist’: Professional status security during organisational change and downsizing', Journal of Sociology, vol. 55, pp. 252 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783318781271

Turner M; Kwon SH; O’Donnell M, 2018, 'Making integrity institutions work in South Korea: The role of people power in the impeachment of President Park in 2016', Asian Survey, vol. 58, pp. 898 - 919, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.898

Glennie M; O'Donnell M; Brown M; Benson J, 2018, 'Referees or Sponsors? The Role of evaluators in the promotion of research scientists in a public research organization', Research Evaluation, vol. 28, pp. 63 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvy035

Benson J; Brown M; Glennie M; O'Donnell M; O'Keefe P, 2018, 'The generational “exchange” rate: How generations convert career development satisfaction into organisational commitment or neglect of work', Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 28, pp. 524 - 539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12198

O'Donnell M; Mansor NB; Yogeesvaran K; Rashid A, 2017, 'Organisational change and success in a government enterprise: Malaysia's Federal Land Development Agency', ECONOMIC AND LABOUR RELATIONS REVIEW, vol. 28, pp. 234 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304617706847

Nguyren MH; O'Donnell ME, 2017, 'Reforming State-owned Enterprises in Vietnam: The contrasting Cases of Vinashin and Viettel', Asian Perspective -Seoul-, vol. 41, pp. 215 - 237

Turner M; Michael O; Kwon SH, 2017, 'The politics of state-owned enterprise reform in South Korea, laos, and vietnam', Asian Perspective, vol. 41, pp. 181 - 184

Blackman D; Buick F; O'flynn J; O'donnell M; West D, 2017, 'Managing Expectations to Create High Performance Government', Review of Public Personnel Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734371X17701544

Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Why Performance Management Is Not Like Dieting', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 76, pp. 524 - 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12238

Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Roles C, 2016, 'Bargaining over Australian public service cuts: Do forcing strategies work?', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 27, pp. 11 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304616629291

Buick F; Blackman D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M; West D, 2016, 'Effective Practitioner-Scholar Relationships: Lessons from a Coproduction Partnership', Public Administration Review, vol. 76, pp. 35 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/puar.12481

Williamson S, 2015, 'Can Collective Enterprise Bargaining Affect the Psychological Contract? An analysis of the 2011 Australian Public Service negotiations', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol. 41, pp. 1 - 19, http://hdl.handle.net/2328/35441

Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Shingles J, 2015, 'Unintended Consequences: Implications of the 2014 Australian Defence Force Pay Deal', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, pp. 354 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12149

Buick F; Blackman DA; O'Donnell ME; O'Flynn JL; West D, 2015, 'Can enhanced performance management support public sector change?', Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 28, pp. 271 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-12-2013-0249

O'Donnell M; Turner M, 2013, 'Leading the world: Public sector reform and e-government in Korea', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 24, pp. 533 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304613508870

O'Donnell ME; Roles C, 2013, 'The Fair Work Act and Worker Voice in the Australian Public Service', Adelaide Law Review, vol. 34, pp. 93 - 117, http://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/journals/law-review/

Turner M; O'Donnell M; Suh CS; Kwon SH, 2013, 'Public sector management and the changing nature of the developmental state in Korea and Malaysia', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 24, pp. 481 - 494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304613509145

Jayawardana AKL; O'Donnell M; Jayakody JASK, 2013, 'Job involvement and performance among middle managers in Sri Lanka', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 24, pp. 4008 - 4025, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.781526

Roles C; O'Donnell ME; Fairbrother P, 2012, 'The Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis and Union Strategies in the Australian Public Service', Relations Industrielles - Industrial Relations, vol. 67, pp. 633 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.7202/1013198ar

Kwon S; O'Donnell M; Glennie MG; O'keefe P, 2011, 'Privatisation and 'Light-Handed' Regulations: Sydney Airport', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 22, pp. 65 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530461102200104

Junor A; O'Brien J; O'Donnell ME, 2009, 'Welfare wars: public service frontline absenteeism as collective resistance', Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, vol. 6, pp. 26 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/11766090910940647

O'Brien J; O'Donnell M, 2008, 'Retrospect and prospects for collective regulation in the Australian public service', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 50, pp. 630 - 645, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185608094114

O'Donnell ME; Chan C; Winter R, 2004, 'Nursing Crisis: Retention Strategies for Hospital Administrators', Research and Practice in Human Resource Management

Park Y-S, 2002, 'The Chaebol and Labour in Korea: The Development of Management Strategy in Hyundai. By Seung-Ho Kwon and Michael O'Donnell. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. xiv, 217 pp. $90.00 (cloth).', The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 61, pp. 737 - 739, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2700345

O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2002, 'Introduction: Symposium on the New Public Management and Public Sector Employment Relations: United Kingdom, the United States of America and Australia', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 6

O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2002, 'Towards a New Public Unitarism: Employment and Industrial RElations in the Australian Public Service', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 13, pp. 60 - 87

O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2002, 'Individualism, Union Organisationa and Management Prerogatives in the Australian Public Service 1983-2000', Labour and Industry, vol. 12, pp. 103 - 122

O'Donnell M; Allan C; Peetz D, 2001, 'The New Public Management and Workplace Change', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 12, pp. 85 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530460101200106

O Donnell ME, 2000, 'Continuity and Change: The New South Wales Public Sector under Labor', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 59, pp. 93 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.00186

O Donnell ME; O Brien JM, 2000, 'Performance based pay in the Australian Public Service', Review of Public Personnel Administration, pp. 20 - 34

O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2000, 'Creating a New Moral Order: Cultural Change in the Australian Public Service', Labour and Industry, vol. 10, pp. 57 - 76

Kwon S; O Donnell ME, 1999, 'Repression and struggle: The state, the chaebol and independent trade unions in South Korea', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 41, pp. 272 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569904100204

Allan C; O Donnell ME; Peetz D, 1999, 'More tasks, less secure, working harder : three dimensions of labour utilisation', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 519 - 535

O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 1999, 'Government, Management and Unions: The Public Service under the Workplace Relations Act', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 446 - 467

O Donnell ME, 1998, 'Creating a Performance Culture? Performance-based pay in the Australian Public Service', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 57, pp. 28 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.1998.tb01279.x

O Donnell ME; Pragnell BJ, 1997, 'A Failed Experiment? Enterprise Bargaining under the New South Wales Industrial Relations Act 1991', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 3 - 20

O'Donnell M, 1996, 'Into the Mystic: Cultural Change and TQM Teams in the NSW Public Sector', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 38, pp. 241 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569603800204

Conference Papers

Blackman D; Johnson S; Buick F; Faifua D; O'Donnell M; Forsythe M, 2016, 'The 70:20:10 model for learning and development: an effective model for capability development?', in Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, 05 August 2016 - 09 August 2016

Williamson S; Adikaram A; O'Donnell M, 2016, 'Overcoming Resistance? The role of Collective Voice in Sri Lankan Garment Factories', in Gender, Work & Organization, Gender, Work and Organization 2016, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, presented at Gender, Work and Organization 2016, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, 29 June 2016 - 01 July 2016

Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Roles C, 2016, 'Agency bargaining and Industrial Action in the Australian Public Service in an era of ‘Austerity’', in Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 10 February 2016 - 12 February 2016

Williamson S; O'Donnell ; Roles C, 2015, 'Austerity in the Australian Public Service', in Austerity in the Australian Public Service, Public Sector Austerity Symposium, UNSW Canberra, presented at Public Sector Austerity Symposium, UNSW Canberra, 27 March 2015 - 27 March 2015