Employment Relations Group

Purpose

Exploring how New Zealand can achieve a high-skill, high-wage economy

There has been a fundamental shift in employment relations in many OECD countries. Institutional employment relations have been reshaped through a decline in collective bargaining and union membership, a rise in employer prerogative favouring individualised and flexible forms of employment relations. We address the dearth of research on individual employers and their associations, their attitudes and behaviours and how these impact on employment relations issues and trends.

The Employment Relations Group (ERG) is a collaborative team of academics from Massey and other New Zealand universities. We are interested in the complex nature and context of employment relations at the workplace, organisation, industry, national and international level; particularly in the role played by employers in employment relations.

Our work includes research in the following areas:

• Collective bargaining
• Employer driven flexibility
• The effects of legislative change
• Productivity
• The nexus of employment relations and occupational health and safety

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Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84901

Barry Foster

Lecturer

School of Management

I have published in international journals and conferences on employers attitudes to employment relations and especially their attitude to collective bargaining and productivity issues.

I also teach in the area of employment relations.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 84901
    Location: 1.14, Business Studies West
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Employment relations, collective bargaining, history of the apprenticeship system, employers attitudes to employment relations, employee participation

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified (159999): Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services (159900)

Keywords

Employment Relations, Trade Union History, Employers attitudes to employment relations, Collective bargaining, Apprenticeship system

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Farr, D. (2016). The battle over employers’ demand for “more flexibility”: Attitudes of New Zealand employers. Employee Relations. 38(6), 886-906
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., Foster, AB., & Farr, D. (2016). The battle over employer-determined flexibility: attitudes amongst New Zealand employers. Employee Relations. 38(6), 886-906
[Journal article]Authored by: Farr, D.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Farr, D. (2016). Some willingness to engage: A survey of employment relations practices and employee voice opportunities in SMES in regional New Zealand. NZ Journal of Employment Relations. 41(1), 41-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.
Tootell, BL., Toulson, ., Tretiakov, ., Hunter, ., Iqbal, S., Hughes, ., . . . Stilwell, . (2015). Valuing Human Resources: Nurses in the Private Health Sector. To be confirmed - currently under preparation.
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A., Toulson, P.
Foster, B., Rasmussen, E., & Coetzee, D. (2013). Ideology verses reality: New Zealand employer attitudes to legislative change of employment relations. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 37(3), 50-64 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=431933462751210;res=IELNZC
[Journal article]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., & Foster, B. (2011). New Zealand employers attitudes and behaviour: What are the implications for lifting productivity growth?. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 36(2), 61-76 Retrieved from http://www.nzjournal.org/latest.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., Rasmussen, E., Murrie, J., & Laird, I. (2011). Supportive legislation, unsupportive employers and collective bargaining in New Zealand. Relations Industrielles. 66(2), 192-212
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I., Murrie, A.
Foster, B., Murrie, J., & Laird, I. (2009). It takes two to tango: Evidence of a decline in institutional industrial relations in New Zealand. Employee Relations. 31(5), 503-514
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I., Murrie, A.
Tootell, BL., Foster, B., & Lethwaite, K. (2007). Exploring the congruence between job perception and job reality in the cosmetic sales industry. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 32(1), 62-74 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/browseJournalTitle;res=IELBUS;issn=1176-4716
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A., Tootell, B.
Foster, B. (2006). Erling Rasmussen (ed), Employment relationships: New Zealand's employment relations act, 2004, 210 pages. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 31(3), 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B. (2005). The global and social responsible investment: opportunities for unions?. International Employment Relations Review. 11(1/2), 119-135 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=164491277480555;res=IELBUS
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A.
Springett, D., & Foster, B. (2005). Whom is sustainable development for? Deliberative democracy and the role of unions. Sustainable Development. 13(5), 271-281
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., Mackie, BL., & Barnett, N. (2004). Bullying in the health sector: A study of bullying of nursing students. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 29(2), 67-84 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=118424886340150;res=IELBUS
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B. (2003). Practical men and registration: plumbing and building apprentices in New Zealand through regulation. PRaxis: The public relations resource centre. 1, 269-291
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & McAndrew, I. (2003). Growth and innovation through good faith collective bargaining: An introduction. New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations. 28(2), 118-120 Retrieved from http://www.commerce.otago.ac.nz/mgmt/nzjir/vol28-2.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Mackie, BL. (2002). Weddels Tomoana: A retrospective study of workplace reform. New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management. 2, 1-10 Retrieved from http://www.nzjhrm.org.nz/Site/Articles/2002.aspx
[Journal article]Authored by: Foster, A., Tootell, B.

Book

Foster, B., Laird, I., & Farr, D.(2014). The inter-relationship of ER practices and OHS outcomes in SMEs.
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Foster, A.
Toulson, P., & Foster, B. (2013). How did we get here? The relevance of the historical context of HRM and ER. In J. Parker (Ed.) The Big Issues in Employment.
[Chapter]Authored by: Foster, A.
Lamm, F., Greenwood, G., Lamare, R., & Foster, B. (2010). Bargaining, negotiation and the resolution of conflict. In . Helen Eastwood (Ed.) Employment Relations in New Zealand. (pp. 383 - 422). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson NZ Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Rasmussen, E. (2010). Employer attitudes to collective bargaining. In . Erling Rasmussen (Ed.) Employment relationships. Workers, unions and employers in New Zealand. (pp. 116 - 132). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Foster, A.

Conference

Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., Farr, D., & Shirtcliffe, P.Where have all the Research on Employers Gone?. : International Labour and Employment Relations Association 11th European Congress Future of Representation
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Farr, D., & Foster, AB.Defining a healthy and safe work environment in SEs in New Zealand: A study of the 'good employer'.. http://www.useconference.com/images/custom/online_proceedings_use_2015_lr_2.pdf. : Understanding Small Enterprises: A Healthy Working Life in a Health Business
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Farr, D. (2015). The interrelationship between employment relations and occupational health and safety practices in SMEs: Testing a theoretical perspective. Understanding small enterprises conference 2015 - proceedings ' A healthy working life in a healthy business. (pp. 250 - 280). : Understanding Small Enterprises Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Farr, D.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., Farr, D., & Laird, I. (2015, October). The inter-relationship between Employment Relations and Occupational Health and Safety Practices in SMEs: Testing a theoretical perspective. Presented at Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I.
Foster, B., Farr, D., & Laird, I. (2015). The inter-relationship between Employment Relations Practices and Occupational Health and Safety Practices in SMEs: Testing a theoretical perspective.. http://www.useconference.com/images/custom/online_proceedings_use_2015_lr_2.pdf. (pp. 250 - 267). : Understanding Small Enterprises 'A Healthy Working Life in a Healthy Business
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I.
Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Coetzee, D. (2014). Employment Relations: Employer Attitudes and their ability to facilitate a high skill high wage economy. : Association of Industrial Relations Academics Australia & NZ Conference. Work Employment & HR: The redistribution of economic & Social Power?
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Coetzee, D. (2013). Transforming New Zealand employment relations: The role played by employer strategies, behaviours and attitudes. International Labour and Employment Relations Association 8th Asian Regional Conference:Work and Employment in the Asian Century. : International Labour and Employment Relations Association 8th Asian Regional Conference: Work and Employment in the Asian Century
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Farr, D.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., Foste, B., & Coetzee, D. (2013). Transforming New Zealand employment relations: The role played by employer strategies behaviours and attitudes. ?. : International Labour and Employment Relations Association 8th Asian regional conference: Work and employment in the Asian Century
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
foster, B., rasmussen, E., & coetzee, D. (2013, April). Transforming New Zealand employment relations: The role played by employer strategies, behaviours and attitudes. Presented at International Labour and Employment Relations Association 8th Asian regional conference work and employment in the Asain Century
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Murrie, J. (2012, July). The decline in collectivism and employer attitudes and behaviours: facilitating a high-skill, knowledge economy. Presented at 16th World Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) 2012,. Philadelphia, United States,,.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Murrie, AJ. (2012). The decline in collectivism and employer attitudes and behaviours: Facilitating a high-skill, knowledge economy?. Proceedings of the 16th ILERA World Congress. (pp. 1 - 21). : 16th International Labour and Employment Relations Association World Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Murrie, A.
coetzee, D., foster, B., & laird, I. (2013). A 'Good Employer' perceptions and practice in small enterprises. In . Blunfeld (Ed.) Labour, Employment and Work in New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 11). : 15th Labour Employment and Work (LEWS)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Murrie, J. (2012). The decline in collectivism and employer attitudes and behaviours: Facilitating a high-skill knowledge economy. Proceedings of the 16th International Labour and Employment Relation Association World Congress. (pp. 1 - 21). Philadelphia, United States of America: 16th International Labour and Employment Relation Association World Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Coetzee, D., Foster, B., & Laird, I.(2012, November). A good Employer: Perceptions and practice in small enterprises. . Retreived from http://www.victoria.ac.nz/som/industrial-relations-centre/publications/LEW15-Circular-3.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., Wright, V., & Foster, B.Practitioner relevance of academic research. : Australian New Zealand Academy of Management
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
foster, B., & rasmussen, E. (2011, December). Practical men and registration: Regulation of plumbing and building apprentices in New Zealand. Presented at AAHANZBS 2011: Change and Control: Perspectives from Business and Labour History. Auckland University of Techonolgy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
rasmussen, E., & foster b, . (2011). Practical men and registration: Regulation of plumbing and building apprentices in New Zealand. (pp. 10 - 10). , The Third Annual Conference of Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS):Change and control: Perspectives from business and labour history
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Haworth, N.Collective bargaining and unionism in New Zealand: The rise of individualism. In R. Markey (Ed.) (pp. 1 - 9). Auckland, New Zealand: 25th AIRAANZ Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Rasmussen, E. (2010, November). Productivity Implications of Changing Employer Attitudes and Strategies. Please note that this paper is different from the list in the conference proceeding under M10. Presented at 14th Labour Employment and Work Conference. Wellington New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Rasmussen, E. (2010). Productivity implications of changing employers attitudes and strategies. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DIFFERENT TITLE THAN THE ONE IN THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS UNDER M10. (pp. NA). wellington New zealand: 14th Labour Employment and Work Coference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Rasmussen, E. (2010, November). The role of employer attitudes and strategies in the rise of individualism and the associated wider economic and social implications. Presented at Human Resources Institute of New Zealand Research Forum. University of Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Rasmussen, E. (2010). The role of employer attitudes and strategies in the rise of individualism and the associated wider economic and social implication. Proceedings of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand Research Forum. (pp. 164 - 177). : Human Resources Institute of New Zealand Research Forum
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., & Foster, A. (2010, June). The role of employer attitudes and strategies in the rise of individualism and the associated wider economic and social implications. Presented at 9th European Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association. Copenhagen, Denmark.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
Rasmussen, E., & Foster, B. (2010). The role of employer attitudes and strategies in the rise of individualism and the associated wider economic and social implications. 9th European Congress of the IIRA - European Employment Relations - Crises and Vision. (pp. 1 - 12).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., Rasmussen, E., Murrie, J., & Laird, I. (2009). Employers Attitudes towards collective bargaining: Surveys of employers role and attitudes in New Zealand. In J. Shields (Ed.) (pp. 1 - 10). : 15th Tri-Annual IIRA World Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., Rasmussen, E., Murrie, A., & Laird, I. (2009, August). Employer attitudes toward collective bargaining: Surveys of employers role and attitudes in New Zealand. Presented at IIRA World Congress. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I., Murrie, A.
Foster, B., Laird, I., Murrie, A., & Rasmussen, E. (2009). Employer attitudes toward collective bargaining: Surveys of employers role and attitudes in New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 2). : IIRA World Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I., Murrie, A.
Foster, AB.(2008). Blind refeered paper work-life issues in Australia. . Melbourne, VIC
[Conference Other]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, AB.(2008). Refereed conference paper strategy and structure in pay system. . Melbourne, VIC
[Conference Other]Authored by: Foster, A.
Harris, L., & Foster, AB. (2008). The drivers of work life balance: A critical review. In . Pauline, . Stanton, & S. Young (Eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 207 - 217).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Murrie, AJ., Jeffrey, GB., & Foster, AB. (2007, February). Key opinion leaders and the formation of new unions under the employment relations act 2000. Presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference. University of Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A., Jeffrey, G., Murrie, A.
Murrie, AJ., Jeffrey, GB., & Foster, AB. (2007). Key opinion leaders and the formation of new unions under the employment realtions act 2000. Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 8).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Jeffrey, G., Murrie, A.
Mackie, B., Foster, AB., & Lethwaite, K. (2007). Exploring the congruence between job perception and job reality in the cosmetic sales industry. Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 11).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., Murrie, AJ., Laird, IS., & McAndrew, I. (2006, September). Employer attiudes as a factor in union stagnation in New Zealand.. Presented at 14th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association. Lima, Peru:.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., McAndrew, I., Murrie, AJ., & Laird, IS. (2006). Employer attitudes to collective bargaining in regional New Zealand. Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) 2006. Vol. 1 (pp. 179 - 190). : 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Murrie, AJ., Foster, AB., & Jeffery, G. (2006, November). We are independent: The role of employers in the formation of new unions under the Employment Relations Act 2000. Presented at 12th Conference on Labour, Employment and Work. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A., Murrie, A.
Murrie, AJ., Foster, AB., & Jeffery, G. (2006). We are independent: The role of employers in the formation of new unions under the Employment Relations Act 2000. 12th Conference on Labour, Employment and Work. (pp. 237 - 243).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Murrie, A.
Foster, B., McAndrew, I., Murrie, AJ., & Laird, IS. (2006). Employer attitudes to collective bargaining in regional New Zealand. In B. Pocock, C. Provis, & E. Willis (Eds.) Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 179 - 190).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I., Murrie, A.
Foster, AB., Laird, IS., McAndrew, I., & Murrie, AJ. (2005). Employer attitudes as a factor in union stagnation in New Zealand. International Employment Relations Association 13th Annual Conference. (pp. 1 - 15).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I., Murrie, A.
Foster, B., Murrie, AJ., Laird, IS., & McAndrew, I. (2006). Employer attitudes as a factor in union stagnation in New Zealand. 14th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association. (pp. 1 - 5).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I., Murrie, A.
Hunt, LM., Foster, BB., & Rowland, L. (2005). Changing attitudes and beliefs by changing policies: A case study on parental leave. The 13th Annual International Employment Relations Association Conference. (pp. unpaged). Aalborg, Denmark
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Jeffrey, L.
Jeffrey, G., & Foster, BB. (2005). Government curbs on union influence and activity in New Zealand: has anything changed in the last twenty years?. The 13th annual International Employment Relations Association Conference. (pp. unpaged). Sydney, NSW
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, BB., Laird, IS., McAndrew, I., & Murrie, JJ. (2005). Employer attitudes as a factor in union stagnation in New Zealand. The 13th annual International Employment Relations Association Conference. (pp. 1 - 16). Sydney, NSW
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I.
foster, B. (2004, July). Practical men and registration: Plumbing and building apprentices in New Zealand through regulation. Presented at 11th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association. University of Greenwich, London, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, BB. (2003). Practical men and registration: Plumbing and building apprentices in New Zealand through regulation. In G. White, DS. Corby, & DCS. Eds (Eds.) The 11th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association. Vol. 1 (pp. 269 - 291). London, UK
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Mackie, BL., & Foster, BB. (2003, June). Icing on the cake?: A study in work-family conflict. Presented at 48th International Council for Small Business World Conference. Belfast, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A., Tootell, B.
Springett, DV., & Foster, B. (2003). Whom is sustainable development for? Deliberative democracy and the role of unions. The 2003 Business Strategy and the Environment Conference: Conference proceedings. (pp. 341 - 351). Shipley, UK
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, AB., & Mackie, BL. (2002). Icing on the cake - but where's the cake? Experiences of working parents in micro and small organisations in provincial New Zealand. In I. McAndrew, & AG. Eds (Eds.) 16th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference. Vol. 1 (pp. 159 - 166). Dunedin, NZ: 16th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Foster, A., Tootell, B.

Other

Farr, D., & Foster, AB. (2016, August). Employee Voice as determined by the employer: A peak at the data from a regional survey of SMEs. In AUT NZ Work Research Institute (Emploment Relations Section).
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., Rasmussen, E., & Coetzee, D. (2013, August). Ideology versus reality:employer attitudes to legislative change of Employment Relations.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, AB., Rasmussen, E., Laird, IS., Murrie, AJ., & Cawte, T. (2008). Employer attitudes toward collective bargaining survey of employers role and attitudes in New Zealand. Presented at Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A., Laird, I., Murrie, A.
Foster, AB. (2006). Collaborative conversations: Research on employment relations. Presented at Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Foster, A.
Foster, B. (2002). Employment Relations Act 2000: A progress report by key participants. In Working Paper Series 2002/1(pp. 1 - 7). : Department of Human Resource Management, Massey University
[Working Paper]Authored by: Foster, A.

Media and Links

Media

  • 25 Jul 2014 - Magazine
    The inter-relationship of ER practices and OHS out
    The Employment Relations Act 2000 and the current Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 place a duty on employers to provide a safe work environment. Thus, OHS is an inextricable part of employment

External Members

The group also includes a number of Massey Postgraduate (Master & PhD) students.

Publications & Projects

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

  • Rasmussen, E.  Foster, B. Farr D (forthcoming) ‘_The battle over employers’ demands for ‘more flexibility’: attitudes of New Zealand employers.  Employee Relations
    http://www.useconference.com/online_programme_use2015_conference.pd_____

  • Foster, B., Rasmussen, E., & Coetzee, D. (2014). Employment Relations: Employer attitudes and their ability to facilitate a high skill, high wage economy. In A. Pyman, & A. North (Eds.), 28th AIRAANZ Work Employment and Human Resources. Melbourne, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.airaanzconference2014.com/AIRAANZHandbook2014-FINAL-low%20res.pdf

  • Coetzee, D., Foster, B., & laird, I. (2013). A 'Good Employer' perceptions and practice in small enterprises. In Blunfeld (Ed.), Labour, Employment and Work in New Zealand (pp. 1-11). Wellington. Retrieved from http://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/LEW/article/view/1987/1809

  • Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Coetzee, D. (2013). Transforming New Zealand employment relations: The role played by employer strategies, behaviours and attitudes. In International Labour and Employment Relations Association 8th Asian regional conference:  Work and employment in the Asian Century. Melbourne.

  • Foster, B., Rasmussen, E. & Coetzee, D. (2012) ’Ideology versus reality: New Zealand employer attitudes to legislative change of employment relations.’ New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 37(3): 50-64.

  • Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Murrie, J. (2012). The decline in collectivisim and employer attitudes and behaviours:  Facilitating a high-skill, knowledge economy?. In 16th International Labour and Employment Relations Association World Congress (pp. 1-21). Philadelphia United States.

  • Foster, B., Rasmussen, E. Murrie, J. & Laird, (2011) Supportive legislation, unsupportive employers and collective bargaining in New Zealand. Relations Industrielles 66(2): 192-212.

  • Rasmussen, E. & Foster, B. (2011). Productivity Implications of Changing Employer Attitudes and Strategies. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations 36(2): 61-76.

  • Foster, B., Murrie, J. & Laird, I. (2009) ‘It takes two to tango: evidence of a decline in institutional industrial relations in New Zealand’. Employee Relations 31(5): 503-514.

  • Foster, B., Laird, I.,  McAndrews, I and Murrie, I. (2006) Employers attitudes as a factor in union stagnation in New Zealand.  Research presentation proceedings of the International Industrial Research Association 14th World Congress 11-14 September 2006 Lima, Peru.

  • Farr, D, & Foster,  B. (2015). Defining a healthy and safe work environment in SEs in New Zealand:  A study of the 'good employer'.. In Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference. Groningen The Netherlands. Retrieved from http://www.useconference.com/images/custom/online_proceedings_use_2015_lr_2.pdf

  • Foster, B., Farr, D., & Laird, I. (2015). The inter-relationship between Employment Relations Practices and Occupational Health and Safety Practices in SMEs: Testing a theoretical perspective.. In Understanding Small Enterprises 'A Healthy Working Life in a Healthy Business (pp. 250-267). Groningen  Hanze UAS Netherlands.

  • HRINZ magazine (2014). The inter-relationship of ER practices and OHS outcomes in SMEs Barry Foster,  Ian Laird and Deirdre Farr

FUNDING

  • Dept of Labour (NZ Industrial Relations Foundation)
  • MURF
  • AUT - Bargaining Attitudes of Employers
  • School of Management
  • AUT - Employers attitudes to legislative changes
  • NZ Industrial Relations Foundation_(MBIE) Utilising employment relations practices to enhance occupational health and safety outcomes in small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) in the Central North Island. 2014 

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

  • HRINZ- 2012
  • Massey - 2010
  • AUT -2009 
  • AUT - 2016
  • MBIE - 2015 report

Contact

Enquiries related to the group can be directed to the group coordinator, Mr. Barry Foster.

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