Call for Papers

The conference booklet including the abstracts for papers can be downloaded here.

The theme of the 2018 Conference on Labour, Employment and Work, ‘Work and Wellbeing’, encourages submissions on the following examples of themes:

  • workplace health, safety and wellbeing;
  • employee engagement and representation;
  • the regulatory environment for work and employment;
  • migration and work;
  • management practice for healthy workplaces;
  • labour market trends and impact on wellbeing;
  • women in the workplace;
  • work and caring;
  • developing people and capability;
  • impact of technology on worker wellbeing and future work;
  • pay equity; and
  • job quality/good work.

Papers are invited from academics in all relevant disciplines, researchers in public or private organisations, and independent researchers.

The contribution of research students is strongly encouraged. Submissions should reflect current or recently completed research with relevance  to labour, employment and/or work in New Zealand. Papers for the conference will be selected in relation to their general interest both in topic and approach.

A post-graduate symposium will be held on 28 November, the day preceding the conference to provide an opportunity for post-graduate research students in the area of labour, employment and work to network, share research in workshops and gain insights from experienced scholars into a range of issues faced by post-graduate students.

We also invite other research centres, institutes and independent researchers to submit proposals for streams or workshops around their current or recently completed research on work and wellbeing.

Requirements

The requirements for workshop proposals are as follows:

  • A brief description of the workshop (max. 250 words) for evaluation purposes only and contact details of the organisers.
  • 1 chair minimum, with up to 2 chairs. 1-4 speakers per workshop. The chair and co-chair may be chosen from the speakers.
  • The proposal submitter should receive the acceptance of every speaker in their session prior to submission.
  • Workshops are 60 or 90 minutes in length.

The requirements for streams proposals are as follows:

  • A brief description of the stream (max. 250 words) for evaluation purposes only and contact details of the organisers.
  • The proposal submitter should receive the acceptance of every speaker in their session(s) prior to submission.
  • Sessions are 90 minutes in length with 3 presentations/papers per session.
  • Suggested presentation title for each suggested speaker.
  • 1 chair minimum, with up to 2 chairs per session
  • The chair and co-chair may be chosen from the speakers.

Deadlines

The following deadlines apply:

Labour & Industry Journal

Authors are invited to submit full papers to the Labour & Industry journal.

For submission guidelines to the journal, please see http://www.edmgr.com/rlab/default.aspx.

For general enquiries, please contact or speak at the conference to Dr. Noelle Donnelly Noelle.donnelly@vuw.ac.nz and/or Dr. Stephen Blumenfeld stephen.blumenfeld@vuw.ac.nz