B Economics (Hons), PhD
Strategy, management and organisational behaviour

Professor David Peetz is Professor of Employment Relations at Griffith University. He previously worked at the Australian National University and in the then Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations, spending over five years in its Senior Executive Service. He has been a consultant for the International Labour Organisation in Thailand, Malaysia and China, and undertaken work for unions, employers and governments of both political persuasions.

Research Expertise

  • Collective bargaining and individual contracting
  • Public policy
  • Union membership and reform
  • Work intensification and working time
  • Gender
  • Wages policy
  • Voting and electoral behaviour
  • Collectivism and individualism
  • Coal mining and working arrangements
  • Corporate ownership
  • Climate change and finance
  • Universities and labour markets

Murray, G & Peetz, D, Women of the Coal Rushes, University of NSW Press, Sydney, 2010, xi + 343pp.

Peetz, D, Brave New Workplace: How Individual Contracts are Changing Our Jobs, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2006, x + 262pp.

Strachan, G., Troup, C., Peetz, D., Whitehouse, G., Broadbent, K., & Bailey, J. Work and Careers in Australian Universities: Report on Employee Survey. Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2012, 83pp.

Loudoun, R, Muurlink, O, Peetz, D & Murray, G, ‘Does age moderate the relationship between control at work and sleep disturbances?’, Chronobiology International. 31(10), 2014, 1190–1200.

Peetz, D, ‘Regulation distance, labour segmentation & gender gaps’, Cambridge Journal of Economics. November 2014, doi: 10.1093/cje/beu054.

Peetz, D & Murray, G & Muurlink, O, ‘Work-life interference, gender and unionism in the mining and energy industry’, Labour and Industry. 24(4), 2014, 286-301. DOI: 10.1080/10301763.2014.978968

Muurlink, O, Peetz, D & Murray, G, ‘Work and shiftwork variables and their association with marital satisfaction: a large matched-pair study’, Community, Work and Family. 2014. DOI: 10.1080/13668803.2014.933775.

Bailey, J & Peetz, D, ‘Australian Unions and Collective Bargaining in 2013’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 56(3), June 2014, 415-432.

David Peetz, Georgina Murray & Werner Nienhüser, ‘The New Structuring of Corporate Ownership’, Globalizations, 10(5), 2013, 711–730

Robyn May, David Peetz and Glenda Strachan, ‘The casual academic workforce and labour market segmentation in Australia’, Labour and Industry, 23(3), 2013, 258–275.

David Peetz and Michael Alexander, ‘A synthesis of research on training of union delegates’, Industrial Relations Journal, 44(4), 2013, 425–442.

LeQueux, S & Peetz, D, ‘Between ‘Too Big to Fail’ and ‘Too Small to Matter’: The Borderless Financial Crisis and Unions’, International Journal of Manpower, 34(3), 2013, 198-213.

Bailey, J & Peetz, D, ‘Unions and collective bargaining in 2012’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 39(3), June 2013, 403-420.

Murray, G & Peetz, D, ‘Restructuring of corporate ownership in Australia through the global financial crisis,’ Journal of Australian Political Economy, 71, Winter 2013, 76-105.

Kellner, A, Townsend, K, Wilkinson, A& Peetz, D, ‘Decaf or double shot? The strength of franchisor control over HRM in coffee franchises’, Human Resource Management Journal, 2013, 1-18.

May, Robyn; Strachan, Glenda; and Peetz, David, ‘Workforce development and renewal in Australian universities and the management of casual academic staff’, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 10(3), 2013. http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol10/iss3/3/

Peetz, D, ‘Does Industrial Relations Policy Affect Productivity?’, Australian Bulletin of Labour, 38 (4), December 2012, 268-292.

Peetz, David & Bailey, Janis, ‘Dancing Alone: The Australian Union Movement Over Three Decades’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(4), September 2012, 524-541.

Peetz, D, ‘The impacts and non-impacts on unions of enterprise bargaining’, Labour and Industry, 22(3), May 2012, 237-254.

Muurlink, Olav, Townsend, Keith; Wilkinson, Adrian; Peetz, David, ‘Managerial autism: Threat-rigidity and rigidity’s threat’, British Journal of Management, Volume 23, Issue Supplement S1, March 2012, pages S74–S87.

Peetz, D & Alexander, M, ‘Sept thèses sur la formation syndicale: Propositions à partir d’enquêtes sur les lieux de travail en Australie’, La Revue de l’IRES, N° 68, 2011/1, 173-206.

Muurlink, O, Wilkinson, A, Townsend, K & Peetz, D, ‘Company Births, Deaths and Marriages: flaws in age fields in business microdata’, Australian Economic Review, 44(3), September 2011, 338-346.

Suzanne Young, David Peetz and Magalie Marais, The Impact of Journal Ranking Fetishism on Australian Policy-related Research: A Case Study, Australian Universities Review, 53(2), September 2011, 77-87.

Peetz, D, & Murray, G, ‘“You get really old, really quick: Involuntary long hours in the mining industry’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(1), March 2011, 13–29.

Peetz, D, ‘Are individualistic attitudes killing collectivism?’, Transfer, 16(3), 2010, 383-398.

Peetz, D, ‘L’individualisme tue-t-il le collectivisme?’, La Revue de L’IRES, 65 (2), sommaire, 2010, 109-132.

Muir, K & Peetz, D, ‘Not dead yet – the Australian union movement and the defeat of a government', Social Movement Studies, 9(2), March 2010, 215-228.

Allan, C, Dungan, A & Peetz, D, ‘Anomalies’, Damned ‘Anomalies’ and Statistics: Construction Industry Productivity in Australia, Journal of Industrial Relations, 52(1), February 2010, 61-79.

Peetz, D & Pocock, B, ‘An Analysis of Workplace Representatives, Union Power and Democracy in Australia’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 47(4), December 2009, 623-652.

Peetz, D & Preston, A, ‘Individual contracting, collective bargaining and wages in Australia', Industrial Relations Journal, 40(5), September 2009, 444-461.

Peetz, D, Murray, G, and Muurlink, O. Work and hours amongst mining and energy workers. Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith Business School, November 2012, 70pp.

Peetz, D, Murray, G, and Muurlink, O. Gender and Work in Australian Mining. Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith Business School, November 2012, 13pp.

Peetz, D & Preston, A, AWAs, Collective Agreements and Earnings: Beneath the Aggregate Data, Report to Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Melbourne, June 2007, 42pp.

Peetz, D, Assessing the impact of ‘WorkChoices’ – One Year On, Report to Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Melbourne, 19 March 2007, 100pp.

Clarke, J, Pocock, B. & Peetz, D, Delegates are diamonds: Learning from union delegates' experiences in Australia, Labour Studies, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 2005, 51pp.

Peetz, D, Unions in a Contrary World: The Future of the Australian Trade Union Movement, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge & Melbourne, 1998, xi + 243pp.