Session Start: 9:00am
Event Concludes: 5:00pm
Digitalization, artificial intelligence and gig jobs: Implications for the future of business, employment, regulation and work, in a global economy
International Consortium for Research in Employment and Work (iCREW)
Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School, Monash University
In collaboration with
Australian HR Institute
School of Labor Relations and Human Resources, Renmin University of China
This topical one-day international symposium will focus on the impact of digitalisation, artificial intelligence (AI) and gig jobs on the future of employment, employability, industrial relations, work and labour regulation across different economic, industrial and occupational settings.
The symposium will bring together leading researchers and practitioners in employment relations, HR and labour regulation from Australia, China, the United Kingdom and other countries. They will discuss the latest developments in the application of digital technology, AI and algorithmic decision-making by employers and how these impact skills, work, employment relations and labour regulation in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and beyond, including national regulations and practices, international influences, as well as global trends, challenges and lessons.
Confirmed speakers include:
Professor Michael Brooks, Hertfordshire University, UK: 'The impact of platform work upon employment, employability and employment relations as well as its potential contribution to the community wealth building agenda'
Professor Fang Lee Cooke, Monash University, Australia: ‘Digitalisation and decent work in Pacific Island countries’
Dr Catrina Denvir, Monash University, Australia: 'From Robo-Resistance to Robo-Lawyer: The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Legal Profession'
Lyn Goodear, CEO, Australian HR Institute: ‘HR’s role in shaping future work and workplaces’
Professors Kai Liu & Weiguo Yang, Renmin University of China: ‘Effect of workers’ involvement into the sharing economy on their enrolment in social insurance programs: Evidence from China’
Tim Lyons, Research Fellow, Per Capita, Australia: 'What is the organising potential of AI for workers and unions?'
Geoff McGill, Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia: The future of work through the lens of Systems Leadership Theory
Professor Peter Turnbull, Bristol University, UK: ‘The menace of an open market in a digital age: capital and labour mobility in the European Union’
Professor Ariadne Vromen, Sydney University, Australia; Dr Joshua Healy & Dr Andreas Pekarek, both Melbourne University, Australia: ‘Consumers and work in the gig economy: Dead end or high road?’
Professor Geoffrey Wood, Essex University, UK: 'Events beyond existing experiences and the firm'
Professors Liqiu Zhao & Nanfeng Luo, Renmin University of China: ‘Work attitudes and worker performance in the digital age’
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Others invited include: Professor Chongwoo Choe, Director, Centre for Global Business. The speakers or topics may change slightly. Details may be updated in due course.
iCREW Co-Directors/Seminar co-hosts: Professors Greg J. Bamber and Fang Lee Cooke
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