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AHRI/Monash University One-Day International Symposium

Date: Thursday 11 Apr 2019
Time 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Venue: AHRI
Level 4
575 Bourke Street
Price: AHRI Members - 40.00
Non Members - 50.00
CPD: 7.00
Enquiries: Phone: 03 9918 9243

AHRI/Monash University One-Day International Symposium

Registration: 8:45am
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’

Registration Fees:

$50 non-members
$40 AHRI / Monash Uni Members
$20 full time students, unwaged or retirees*

*to register at the discounted $20 rate, you must provide official documentary evidence that qualify for this rate. If you're eligible for the discounted $20 rate, email the evidence to: to register.

If you have any dietary requirements please email the AHRI CPD Events team:

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,

Symposium logistics:

*CPD - Continuing Professional Development


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    Registration closes Thursday 4 April 2019

    Enquiries: email the AHRI CPD Events Team or phone 03 9918 9243

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    11/04/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    AHRI Level 4 575 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC 3000


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