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, '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; 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, '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; 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

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

Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Why Performance Management Should Not Be Like Dieting*', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 76, pp. 524 - 528, 10.1111/1467-8500.12238

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, 10.1177/0734371X17701544

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

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

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, 10.1177/1035304617706847

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, 10.1111/puar.12481

Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Roles C, 2016, 'Bargaining over Australian public service cuts: Do forcing strategies work?', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 27, pp. 46 - 63, 10.1177/1035304616629291

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, 10.1108/JOCM-12-2013-0249

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, 10.1111/1467-8500.12149

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

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, 10.1080/09585192.2013.781526

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, 10.1177/1035304613509145

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/

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, 10.1177/1035304613508870

Roles C; O'Donnell M; 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, 10.7202/1013198ar

O'Donnell M; Glennie M; O'Keefe P; Kwon SH, 2011, 'Privatisation and 'Light-Handed' regulation: Sydney airport', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 22, pp. 65 - 80, 10.1177/103530461102200104

Junor A; O'Brien J; O'Donnell M, 2009, 'Welfare wars: Public service frontline absenteeism as collective resistance', Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, vol. 6, pp. 26 - 40, 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, 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

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 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, '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'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, 10.1177/103530460101200106

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

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

O'Donnell M, 2000, 'Continuity and change: The New South Wales public sector under labor', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, vol. 59, pp. 93 - 99, 10.1111/1467-8500.00186

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

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

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

O'Donnell M, 1998, 'Creating a performance culture? Performance-based pay in the Australian public service', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, vol. 57, pp. 28 - 40, 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, 10.1177/002218569603800204

Conference Papers

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 - 12 February 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 - 01 July 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 - 27 March 2015

Buick F; Blackman D; West D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M, 2014, 'Enhancing performance in the australian public service: A case of co-production', in 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014, pp. 123 - 128, presented at , 10.5465/AMBPP.2014.181

Blackman D; Buick F; Odonnell M; Oflynn J; West D, 2013, 'Managing expectations to create high performance government', in Academy of Management 2013 Annual Meeting, AOM 2013, pp. 424 - 429, presented at , 10.5465/AMBPP.2013.11

O Donnell ME; O Brien JM; Junor A, 2005, 'Union strategy and structure in a decentralised environment: An exploratory study of the Community and Public Sector Union', in 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney,, presented at 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney,, 09 - 11 February 2005

O'Brien J; O'Donnell M, (eds.), 2003, 'The transformation of employment and industrial relations in the Australian public service', in TRADE AND LABOUR PROTECTION: CAN THE TWO BE MADE TO WORK TOGETHER?, CANADIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ASSOC, Toronto, CANADA, pp. 243 - 258, presented at 39th Annual Conference of the Canadian-Industrial-Relations-Association/Internation-Industrial-Relations-Association 4th Regional Congress of the America, Toronto, CANADA, 25 - 28 June 2002

O Donnell ME; O Brien JM, 2001, 'Performance-Based Pay in the Australian Public Service: Employee Perspectives', in AIRAANZ 2001 The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, AIRAANZ 2001 The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, Wollongong, NSW, presented at AIRAANZ 2001 The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, Wollongong, NSW, 31 January - 03 February 2000

O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2000, 'Brother won¿t you spare me a paradigm? Cultural Change in the Australian Public Service', in 14th AIRAANZ Conference, 14th AIRAANZ Conference, Newcastle, presented at 14th AIRAANZ Conference, Newcastle, 01 February 2000

Reports

Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2012, Developing High Performance: Performance Management in the Australian Public Service, Australian Public Service Commission, http://www.apsc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/26770/FINAL-Conceptual-Performance-Framework-October-2012.pdf

Conference Abstracts

Faifua DE; Blackman D; Buick C; Forsyth M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M, Integrated leadership system in the Australian Public Service: insights on capacity and development

Faifua DE; Blackman D; Buick F; Forsyth M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M, Integrated leadership sytem in the Australian Public Service: insights into leadership development

Edited Books

Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, (eds.), 2016, Human Capital Management Research, Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Development, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Human-Capital-Management-Research