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),
and Ethical Regulation Research Network (ERRN)
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.
9:00-9:15am: Registration (tea/coffee available)
Co-Chairs: Professors Greg J. Bamber and Fang Lee Cooke, Monash Business School
9:15-9:45am: Introductory Remarks
Lyn Goodear, CEO, Australian HR Institute
Professor Greg Bamber, Monash Business School
Professor Weiguo Yang, Dean, School of Labor Relations and Human Resources, Renmin University, China
Chair Professor Jimmy Donaghey, Monash Business School
9:45-10:15am: Presenter: Professor Michael Brooks, Hertfordshire Business School, UK
Title: The impact of platform work upon employment, employability and employment relations as well as its potential contribution to the community wealth building agenda.
10:15-10:45am: Presenters: Professor Ariadne Vromen, University of Sydney; Dr Joshua Healy and Dr Andreas Pekarek, both University of Melbourne
Title: Consumers and work in the gig economy: Dead end or High Road?
10:45-11.05am: Tea/coffee Break
Chair: Professor Michelle Welsh, Coordinator, Ethical Regulation Research Group, Centre for Global Business
11:05-11:35am: Presenter: Adjunct Professor Geoff McGill, Monash Business School
Title: The future of work through the lens of systems leadership theory
11:35-12:05pm: Presenter: Dr Catrina Denvir, Monash University, Australia
Title: From robo-resistance to robo-lawyer: The impact of digital transformation on the legal profession
12:05-12:35pm: Presenter: Associate Professor Kai Liu and Professor Weiguo Yang, Renmin University, China
Title: Effect of workers’ involvement into the sharing economy on their enrollment in social insurance programs: Evidence from China
Chair: Professor Chongwoo Choe, Monash Business School
1:30-2:00pm: Presenter: Associate Professors Liqiu Zhao, Nanfeng Luo, Weiguo Yang, Qingjun Wu Renmin University, China
Title: Are there returns to experience for gig workers: Evidence from food delivery riders in China
2:00-2:30pm: Presenter: Professor Geoffrey Wood, University of Sussex, UK
Title: Events beyond existing experiences and the firm
2:30-3:00pm: Presenter: Professor Peter Turnbull, University of Bristol, UK
Title: The menace of an open market in a digital age: capital and labour mobility in the European Union
3:00-3:20pm: Coffee/tea break
Chair: Dr Marjorie Jerrard, Monash Business School
3:20-3:50pm: Presenter: Tim Lyons, Research Fellow, Per Capita, Australia
Title: What is the organising potential of AI for workers and unions?
3:50-4:20pm: Presenter: Professor Fang Lee Cooke, Monash Business School, Australia
Title: Digitalisation and decent work
4:20-4:50pm: Presenter: Professor Simon Wilkie, Dean, Monash Business School
Title: Digital transformation and global markets
4:50-5:10pm: Concluding discussion and reflections by participants.
5:10-5:20pm: Closing remarks: Professors Weiguo Yang and Greg J. Bamber
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iCREW Co-Directors/Seminar co-hosts: Professors Greg J. Bamber and Fang Lee Cooke
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