.Professor John Benson

Head of School, Business

School of Business

john.benson@monash.edu
603 5515 9622
Room 6-4-25

John Benson is Professor and Head of the School of Business at Monash University Malaysia and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management at Monash University Australia. Prior to taking up his appointment at Monash he was Professor and Head of the School of Management at the University of South Australia and prior to that the Chair of the Graduate School of International Business at the University of Tsukuba in Tokyo, Japan. Before moving to Japan, John spent over twenty years at the University of Melbourne where he had occupied a number of senior positions, including the Head of the Department of Management and Industrial Relations, and the Coordinator of the Japan Forum.

Professor Benson’s major research interests are human resource management and employment relations in Australia, Japan and China with a strong focus on workplace issues such as management-unions relations, firm and employee performance, employee voice, generations, and the impact of economic reform. He has presented his research at universities, academic conferences and business gatherings in sixteen countries, often as an invited speaker. John has published 13 books and over 120 academic journal articles and book chapters. His research has been published in five languages.

Professor Benson is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Senior Associate of St Antony's College at Oxford University. He has held numerous visiting appointments including visiting professorships at Oxford University and the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom; University College Dublin, Ireland; Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 in France; and Osaka and Hiroshima national universities in Japan. Over the past 30 years John has been a frequent consultant to government, business and trade unions in Australia, Japan and Europe.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Institution University of Melbourne
Year awarded 1988
Master of Arts (Economics)
Institution University of Melbourne
Year awarded 1981
Master of Education
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 1978
Bachelor of Economics
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 1971

Membership in Associations and International Bodies

Membership Asia Pacific Business Review, UK
Role Editorial Board
Duration 2001 - present
Membership Industrial Relations Journal, UK
Role Editorial Board
Duration 2002 - present
Membership Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Australia
Role Editorial Board
Duration 2006 - present
Membership Australian Bulletin of Labour, Australia
Role Editorial Board
Duration 2012 - present
Membership International Industrial Relations Association
Role Member
Duration 1994 - present
Membership Academy of Management
Role Member
Duration 2008 - present
Membership Academy of Social Sciences, Australia
Role Board member, Chair Panel B
Duration 2010 - present

Areas of Expertise

1Human resource management and employment relations in Australia, Japan and China
2Management-unions relations
3Trade unions
4Firm and employee performance
5Employee voice
6Generations
7Impact of economic reform in China

Teaching

Subject
Human Resource Management / employment relations
Labour economics
Research methods

Book

* Lee C., Lee, Y. Benson, J., Zhu, Y., and Jang, Y. (2018), ‘The Political Economy of New Regionalism in Northeast Asia: Dynamics and Contradictions’, Routledge, London and New York: xii + 138pp.
* Benson, J., Zhu, Y. and Gospel, H. (eds.) (2017), ‘Employers’ Associations in Asia: Employer Collective Action’, Routledge, London and New York, xiii + 251pp.
* Huang, E., Benson, J., and Zhu, Y. (2016), ‘Teacher Management in China: The Transformation of Educational Systems', Routledge, London and New York, pp. xiii + 154pp.
* Benson, J., Gospel, H. and Zhu, Y. (eds.) (2013), ‘Workforce Development and Skill Formation in Asia’, Routledge, London, xxii + 266pp.
* Benson, J. and Zhu, Y. (eds.) (2011), ‘Labour Markets in Asia’, Routledge, London, xx + 250pp.
* Zhu, Y., Webber, M. and Benson, J. (2010), ‘Everyday Impact of Economic Reform in China: Management Change, Enterprise Performance and Daily Life’, Routledge, London’, xxii + 191pp.
* Benson, J. and Zhu, Y. (eds.) (2008), ‘Trade Unions in Asia’, Routledge, London, xviii + 279pp.
* Yukongdi, V. and Benson, J. (eds.)(2006), ‘Asian Business: Women and Management’, Routledge, London, v + 156pp
* Benson, J. and Zhu, Y. (eds.) (2005), ‘Unemployment in Asia’, Routledge, London, xv + 208pp.
* Rowley, C. and Benson, J. (eds.) (2004), ‘Changes and Continuities in Asian Human Resource Management: Convergence Revisited’, Frank Cass, London, viii + 204pp.
* Rowley, C. and Benson, J. (eds.) (2000), ‘Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific’, Frank Cass, London, viii + 315.
* Benson, J. (1991), ‘Unions at the Workplace: Shop Steward Leadership and Ideology’, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, xiv + 207pp.
* Benson, J. (ed.) (1983), ‘Industrial Relations Teaching and Research in Australia and New Zealand’, AIRAANZ, Churchill, xii + 541pp.

Book Chapters

* Benson, J. , Zhu, Y. and Gospel, H. (2017), ‘Employer Collective Action and Employers’ Associations in Asia’, in Employers’ Associations in Asia: Employer Collective Action, ed. by J .Benson, Y. Zhu and H. Gospel, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 1-12.
* Benson, J. (2017), ‘Employers’ Associations in Japan: Fragmented Conservatism’, in Employers’ Associations in Asia: Employer Collective Action, ed. by J .Benson, Y. Zhu and H. Gospel, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 38-59.
* Zhu, Y., Benson, J. and Gospel H. (2017), ‘Employers’ Associations in Asia: Membership, Structure and Governance’, in Employers’ Associations in Asia: Employer Collective Action, ed. by J .Benson, Y. Zhu and H. Gospel, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 229-241.
* Sandhu, S., Sastrowardoyo, S., Benson, J., and Scott-Young, C. (2017), 'Aging in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities in China, India, Japan and South Korea', in The Aging Workforce Handbook: Individual, Organizational and Societal Challenges, ed. by A. Antoniou, R. Burke, and C. Cooper, Bingley (UK), Emerald Publishing, pp. 513-536.
* Benson, J. (2016), ‘Labour Market Regulation in Asia: The Growing Dominance of Market-based Mechanisms?’, in The Future Regulation of Work, ed. By D.Brodie, N.Busby and R.Zahn, London, Palgrave McMillan. pp.107-124.
* Lee, Y., Benson, J. and Zhu, Y. (2015), ‘Economic Clustering in Northeast Asia: China, Japan and Korea Integration, in Dynamic Korea in a Transforming Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for South Korean Development’, ed. by A. D’Costa, Oxford, Oxford University Press. pp. 29-44.
* Sandhu, S., Benson, J., Sastrowardoyo, S., amd Scott –Young, C. (2015), ‘Complexity in Multigenerational Organisations – A Sociocultural Perspective’, in The Multigenerational Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities for Organisations, edited by R.Burke, C.Cooper, and A. Antoniou, London, Edward Elgar. pp. 138-159.
* Benson, J. (2014), ‘Conflict Resolution in Japan, in Oxford Handbook of Conflict Management in Organizations’, ed. by B. Roche, P. Teague and A. Colvin, Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 385-404.
* Zhu, Y., Benson, J. and Gospel, H. (2013), ‘Workforce Development and Skill Formation in Asia: Achieving National Development and Improving Company Performance’, in Workforce Development and Skill Formation in Asia, ed. by J. Benson, H. Gospel and Y. Zhu, Routledge, London, pp. 238-252.
* Benson, J. and Debroux, P. (2013), ‘The Changing Nature of Management and Culture in Japan’, in Managing Across Diverse Cultures in East Asia: Issues and Challenges in a Changing Globalized World, ed. by M. Warner, Routledge, London, pp. 99-121.
* Shen, J. and Benson, J. (2013), ‘Socially Responsible Human Resource Management: A Conceptual Framework’, in Sustainable Business: Theory and Practice of Business under Sustainability Principles, ed. by G. Wells, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 120-136.
* Benson, J., Gospel, H. and Zhu, Y. (2013), ‘Workforce Development in Asia: Skill Formation and Economic Growth’, in Workforce Development and Skill Formation in Asia, ed. by J. Benson, H. Gospel and Y. Zhu, Routledge, London, pp. 1-11
* Benson, J.(2013), ‘Workforce Development and Skill Formation in Japan: The Shortcomings of an Enterprise-based Approach’, in Workforce Development and Skill Formation in Asia, ed. by J. Benson, H. Gospel and Y. Zhu, Routledge, London, pp. 40-66.
* Zhu, Y., Webber, M. and Benson, J. (2011), ‘Intangible Management and Enterprise Success in the Chinese Transitional Economy’, in Chinese Management in the Harmonious Society: Managers, Markets and the Globalized Economy, edited by M. Warner and C. Rowley, Routledge, London, pp. 437-460.
* Benson, J and Zhu, Y. (2011), ‘Labour Markets in Asia: Globalization and Transition’, in Labour Markets in Asia, ed. by J. Benson and Y. Zhu, Routledge, London, pp. 1-10.
* Benson, J. (2008), ‘Trade Unions in Japan: Collective Justice or Managerial Compliance’, in Trade Unions in Asia, ed. by J. Benson and Y. Zhu, Routledge, London, pp. 24– 42.
* Zhu, Y. and Benson, J. (2008), ‘Trade Unions in Asia: A Comparative Analysis’, in Trade Unions in Asia, ed. by J. Benson and Y. Zhu, Routledge, London, pp. 256 – 266.
* Benson, J. (2006), ‘Convergence and Diversity: Emerging Patterns of Human Resource Management in Japan’, in The Changing Structure of Labour in Japan, ed. by R. Haak, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 40-57.
* Benson, J. (2006), ‘Outsourcing for a Competitive Advantage: The Human Resource Dimensions’, in Global Outsourcing Strategies: An International Reference on Effective Outsourcing Relationships’, ed. by P. Barrar and R. Gervais, Gower Publishing, London, pp. 127-137.
* Benson, J. (2005), ‘The Australian Industrial Relations System: Background and Operations’, in Handbook for Japanese Companies – Australia, ed. H. Nagai, Japanese Association of Overseas Corporations, Tokyo, pp. 1-11.
* Benson, J. and Zhu, Y. (2005), ‘Unemployment in Asia: Influences and Issues’, in Unemployment in Asia, ed. by J. Benson and Y. Zhu, Routledge, London, pp. 1-10
* Benson, J. (2005), ‘Unemployment in Japan: Globalisation, Restructuring and Social Change’, in Unemployment in Asia, ed. by J. Benson and Y. Zhu, Routledge, London, pp. 39-57.
* Zhu, Y. and Benson, J. (2005), ‘Unemployment in Asia: Implications of Globalisation, Regional Integration, and Social and Economic Transformation’, in Unemployment in Asia, ed. by J. Benson and Y. Zhu, Routledge, London, pp. 194-204.
* Benson, J., Debroux, P. and Yuasa, M. (2000), ‘The Pursuit of Flexibility: The Transformation of Labour Management in Chinese Enterprises’, in Changing Workplace Relations in the Chinese Economy, ed. M. Warner, Macmillan, London, pp. 77-99.
* Benson, J. and Debroux, P. (1998), ‘HRM in Japanese Enterprises: Trends and Challenges’, in Human Resource Management in the Asia Pacific Region, edited by C. Rowley, Cass, London, pp. 62-81.
* Benson, J. (1998), ‘Structural Change in the Japanese Employment System’, in Readings in Human Resource Management, ed. R. Stone, Jacaranda Wiley, Brisbane, pp. 387-392.
* Benson, J. (1997), ‘Management Practices and Labour Strategies: Recent Japanese Experience’ in Current Research in Industrial Relations, ed. T. Bramble, B. Hartley, R. Hall and G. Whitehouse, AIRAANZ, Brisbane: pp. 38-46.
* Benson, J. (1997), ‘Management Practices and Firm Performance: Japanese and British Manufacturing Enterprises’, in Economic and Managerial Performance in Japan and Britain, ed. K. Maekawa and M. Campbell, Hiroshima University Monograph Series, Hiroshima, pp. 155-191.
* Benson, J. and Hince, K. (1996), ‘Understanding Regional Industrial Relations Systems’, in Regional Employment Relations ed. L. Pullen, M. Fastenau and D. Mortimer, Centre for Employment Relations, University of Western Sydney, Sydney: pp. 35-48.
* Benson, J. and Underhill, E. (1993), ‘The Impact of Multiple Unionism on the Enterprise’, in Economics and Labour Relations of Australian Workplaces: Quantitative Approaches, ACIRRT, Sydney: pp. 231-263.
* Benson, J. and Worland, D. (1992), ‘Hotel International’, in Workplace Industrial Relations, ed. R. Lansbury and D. McDonald, Oxford University Press, Melbourne: pp. 96-125.
* Benson, J. and Griffin, G. (1992), ‘Gender Differences in Union Attitudes, Participation and Priorities’, in Contemporary Australian Industrial Relations, ed. B. Dabscheck,G. Griffin and J. Teicher, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, pp. 198-210*.
* Benson, J. and Worland, D. (1992), ‘Melbourne International: Developing Career Pathways and More Flexible Working Conditions’, in Workplace Reform and Award Restructuring, ed. K. Maddern, AGPS, Canberra: pp. 27-35.
* Benson, J. and Hince, K. (1986), ‘Understanding Regional Industrial Relations’, in Australian Labour Relations: Readings (4th ed.), ed. G.W. Ford, R. Lansbury and J. Hearn, Macmillan, Sydney: pp. 129-146.

Scholarly Journals

*Guo, Y., Rammal, H., Benson, J., Zhu, Y. and Dowling, P. (2018), ‘Interpersonal Relations in China: Expatriates’ Perspective on the Development and Use of Guanxi’, International Business Review 27 (2), pp. 455-464.
*Kang, H., Shen, J., and Benson, J. (2017), 'Not all Expatriates are the Same: Non-traditional Expatriation Management in South Korean MNEs', International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(13), pp.1842-1865.
*Shen, J. and Benson, J. (2016), 'When CSR Is a Social Norm: How Socially Responsible Human Resource Management Affects Employee Work Behavior', Journal of Management, 42 (6), pp.1723-1746.
*Shen, J., Benson, J. and Huang, B. (2014), ‘High Performance Work Systems and Teachers’ Work Performance: The Mediating Role of Quality of Working Life’, Human Resource Management, 53 (5), pp: 817-833.
*Benson, J. (2012), ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution in Japan: The Rise of Individualism’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23 (3), pp: 511-527.
*Benson, J. and Brown, M. (2011), ‘Generational Differences at Work: Do They Matter?’ International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(9), pp: 1843 - 1865.
*Zhu, Y., Webber, M. and Benson, J. (2010), ‘Intangible Management and Enterprise Success in the Chinese Transitional Economy’, Asian Pacific Business Review, 16 (3), pp: 437-460.
*Brown, M., Hyatt, D. and Benson, J. (2010), ‘Consequences of the Performance Appraisal Experience’, Personnel Review, 39 (3), pp: 375-396.
*Benson, J. and Brown, M. (2010), ‘Employee Voice: Does Union Membership Matter?’, Human Resource Management Journal, 20 (1), pp: 80-99.
*Benson, J. (2008), ‘The Development and Structure of Japanese Enterprise Unions’, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 45 (November), pp: 1-8 [electronc journal].
*Shen, J. and Benson, J. (2008), ‘Labour Tripartism: A First Step towards a Collective Bargaining System in China’, International Labour Review 147 (2-3), pp: 231-248.
*Benson, J. and Gospel, H. (2008), ‘The Emergent Enterprise Union: A Conceptual and Comparative Analysis’, International Journal of Human Resource Management 19 (7), pp: 1367 – 1384.
*Zhu, Y., Collins, N., Webber, M. and Benson, J. (2008), ‘New Forms of Ownership and Human Resource Practices in Vietnam’, Human Resource Management 47 (1), pp: 157-175.
*Kavanagh, P., Benson, J. and Brown, M. (2007), ‘Understanding Performance Appraisal Fairness: An Employee Perspective’, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 45 (2), pp: 132-150.
*Benson, J., Yuasa, M. and Debroux, P. (2007), ‘The Prospect for Gender Diversity in Japanese Employment and Human Resource Management’, International Journal of Human Resource Management 18 (5), pp: 890-907.
*Benson, J. and Brown, M. (2007), ‘Knowledge Workers: What Keeps them Committed; What Turns them Away’, Work, Employment and Society 21 (1), pp: 121-141.
*Benson, J. (2006), ‘Japanese Management, Enterprise Unions and Company Performance’, Industrial Relations Journal, 37 (3), pp: 242-258.
*Benson, J. (2005), ‘Employment and Human Resource Management Developments in Japan’, The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 4 (1), pp: 55-76.
*Benson, J. and Yukongdi, V. (2005), ‘Asian Women Managers: Participation, Barriers and Future Prospects’, Asia Pacific Business Review, 11 (2), pp: 283-291.
*Yukongdi, V. and Benson, J. (2005), ‘Women in Asian Management: Cracking the Glass Ceiling?’ Asia Pacific Business Review, 11 (2), pp. 139-148.
*Brown, M. and Benson, J. (2005), ‘Managing to Overload? Work Overload and Performance Appraisal Processes’, Group and Organization Management, 30 (1), pp: 99-124
*Benson, J. and Debroux, P. (2004), ‘The Changing Nature of Japanese HRM: The Impact of the Recession and the Asian Financial Crisis’, International Studies of Management and Organization, 34 (1), pp: 32-51.
*Rowley, C., Benson, J. and Warner, M. (2004), ‘Toward an Asian Model of Human Resource Management? A Comparative Analysis of Japan, Korea and China’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 15 (4/5), pp: 917-933
*Benson, J. and Rowley, C. (2003), ‘Changes in Asian HRM: Implications for Theory and Practice’, Asia Pacific Business Review, 9 (4), pp: 186-195.
*Rowley, C. and Benson, J. (2003), ‘Changes and Continuities in Asian HRM’, Asia Pacific Business Review, 9 (4), pp: 1-14.
*Deng, J., Menguc, B. and Benson, J. (2003), ‘The Impact of Human Resource Management on Export Performance: An Investigation of Chinese Enterprises from Four Special Economic Zones’, Thunderbird International Business Review, 45 (4), pp: 408-429.
*Brown, M. and Benson, J. (2003), ‘ Rated to Exhaustion? Reactions of Unionists and Non-unionists to Performance Appraisal’, Industrial Relations Journal, 34 (1), pp: 65-79.
*Benson, J. and Zhu, Y. (2002), ‘The Emerging External Labor Market and the Impact on Enterprise’s Human Resource Development in China’, Human Resource Development Quarterly, 13 (4), pp: 449-466.
*Dalton, N. and Benson, J. (2002), ‘Innovation and Change in Japanese Human Resource Management’, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 40 (3), pp: 345-362.
*Benson, J. and Littler, C. (2002), ‘Outsourcing and Workforce Reductions: An Empirical Study of Australian Organisations’, Asia Pacific Business Review, 8 (3), pp: 16-30.
*Rowley, C. and Benson, J. (2002), ‘Convergence and Divergence in Asian Human Resource Management’, California Management Review, 44 (2), pp: 90-109.
*Benson, J. and Brown, M. (2000), ‘Individual Performance Related Pay and Enterprise Outcomes in Australia and Japan’, International Journal of Employment Studies, 8 (2), pp: 1- 26.
*Rowley, C. and Benson, J. (2000), ‘Globalization, Labour and Prospects’, Asia Pacific Business Review, 6 (3/4), pp: 300-308.
*Rowley, C. and Benson, J. (2000), ‘Global Labour? Issues and Themes’, Asia Pacific Business Review, 6 (3/4), pp: 1-14.
*Benson, J. and Debroux, P. (2000), ‘Japanese Trade Unions at the Crossroads: Dilemma’s and Opportunities Created by Globalization’, Asia Pacific Business Review, 6 (3/4), pp: 114-132.
*Benson, J. (2000), ‘Employee Voice in Union and Non-union Australian Workplaces’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 38 (3), pp: 453-459.
*Benson, J., Debroux, P, Yuasa, M. and Zhu, Y. (2000), ‘Flexibility and Labour Management: Chinese Manufacturing Enterprises in the 1990s’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 11 (2), pp. 183-196.
*Benson, J. and Zhu, Y. (1999), ‘Market, Firms and Workers: The Transformation of Human Resource Management in Chinese State-owned Enterprises’, Human Resource Management Journal, 9 (4), pp: 58-74.
*Benson, J. (1999), ‘Outsourcing, Organisational Performance and Employee Commitment’, The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 10 (1), pp: 1-21.
*Benson, J., Debroux, P. and Yuasa, M. (1998), ‘Labour Management in Chinese-based Enterprises: The Challenge of Flexibility’, Business and the Contemporary World, 10 (4), pp: 633-661.
*Benson, J. (1998), ‘Labour Management During Recessions: Japanese Manufacturing Enterprises in the 1990s’, Industrial Relations Journal, 29 (3), pp: 207-221.
*Benson, J. (1998), ‘Dual Commitment: Contract Workers in Australian Manufacturing Enterprises’, Journal of Management Studies, 35 (3), pp: 355-375
*Benson, J. and Debroux, P. (1997), ‘HRM in Japanese Enterprises: Trends and Challenges’, Asia Pacific Business Review, 3 (4), pp: 62-81.
*Benson, J. (1996), ‘A Typology of Japanese Enterprise Unions’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 34 (3), pp: 371-386.
*Benson, J.(1996), ‘Change and Continuity: Contemporary Employment Practices in Japan’, International Employment Relations Review, 2 (1), pp: 21-31.
*Benson, J. and Ieronimo, N. (1996), ‘Outsourcing Decisions: Evidence from Australian-based Enterprises. International Labour Review, 135 (1), pp: 59-73 (also in French and Spanish).
*Benson, J. (1996), ‘Management Strategy and Labour Flexibility in Japanese Manufacturing Enterprises’, Human Resource Management Journal, 6 (2), pp: 44-57.
*Benson, J. (1995), ‘Future Employment and the Internal Labour Market’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 33 (4), pp: 603-610.
*Benson, J. (1995), ‘Firm Performance: Unions and Management in Japanese Manufacturing Enterprises’, Hiroshima Journal of International Studies, 1, pp: 117-132.
*Benson, J. (1995), ‘Wage Dispersion in the Australian Power Industry’, Labour Economics and Productivity, 7 (1), pp: 83-94.
*Benson, J. (1995), ‘Japanese Unions: Managerial Partner or Worker Challenge?’, Labour and Industry, 6 (2), pp: 87-102.
*Benson, J. (1994), ‘The Economic Effects of Unionism on Japanese Manufacturing Enterprises’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 32 (1), pp: 1-21.
*Benson, J. (1993), ‘Strategic Labour Relations: Management Practices in Japanese and Australian Manufacturing Enterprises’, Japanese Studies, 13 (1), pp: 6-23.
*Benson, J. (1992), ‘Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration in Australia: A System in Transition’, Comparative Law Review, 26 (1), pp: 69-80.
*Benson, J., Griffin, G. and Smith, G. (1992), ‘The Public Interest and the Industrial Relations Act 1988 (Cth). Public Law Review, 3 (2), pp: 113-126.
*Benson, J. (1991), ‘Strikes in Australia: An Analysis of Recent Trends’, The Otemon Bulletin of Australian Studies, 17, pp: 221-238.
*Benson, J. (1990), ‘Labour Relations at the Enterprise in Australia’, The Otemon Bulletin for Australian Studies, 16, pp: 31-52.
*Benson, J., Griffin, G. and Soares, K. (1989), ‘ The Impact of Unfair Dismissal Legislation in the Victorian Jurisdiction’, Australian Journal of Labour Law, 2 (2), pp: 141-15.
*Griffin, G. and Benson, J. (1989), ‘Barriers to Female Membership Participation in Trade Union Activities. Labour and Industry, 2 (1), pp: 85-96.
*Benson, J. (1988), ‘Workplace Union Organisation in Australia’, Labour and Industry, 1 (3), pp: 407-430
*Benson, J. and Griffin, G. (1988), ‘Gender Differences in Union Attitudes, Participation and Priorities’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 30 (2), pp: 203-214.
*Griffin, G. and Benson, J. (1987), ‘Factors Related to Membership Participation in Public Sector Trade Union Activities’, Australian Journal of Management, 12 (2), pp: 11-23.
*Baltutis, M. and Benson, J. (1986), ‘Repetition Strain Injury and Career Development’, Human Resource Management, 24 (3), pp: 30-37 (Now the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources).
*Benson, J. and Griffin, G. (1985), ‘Women at Work: A Case Study of the Insurance Industry’, Industrial Relations Journal, 16 (4), pp: 75-84.
*Griffin, G. and Benson, J. (1984), ‘Women and Trade Unions: An Attitudinal Survey’, New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 9 (1), pp: 23-32.
*Benson, J.(1983), ‘The Bureaucratic Nature of Schools and Teacher Job Satisfaction’, Journal of Educational Administration, 21 (2), pp: 137-148.
*Benson, J. (1982), ‘Worker Involvement: An Analysis of the SECV Working Parties - A Reply’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 24 (4), pp: 583-588.
*Benson, J. (1982), ‘Trade Union Attitudes to Job Sharing in Australia and some Implications for the U.K’, Industrial Relations Journal, 13 (3), pp: 13-19.
*Benson, J. (1982), ‘Worker Involvement: An Analysis of the SECV Working Parties’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 24 (1), pp: 41-52.
*Benson, J. (1981), ‘Union Involvement in Health Issues: The 1977-1978 VICRAIL Asbestos Dispute’, New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 6 (2), pp: 57-65.
*Benson, J. (1980), ‘National Wage Determination and the Maintenance of Real Disposable Income: A Comment’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 22 (4), pp: 476-477.
*Benson, J. and Goff, D. (1979), ‘The 1977 Latrobe Valley SECV Maintenance Workers' Strike’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 21 (2), pp: 217-228.

Conference Proceedings

*Benson, J., Brown, M., Glennie, M., O’Donnell, M. and O’Keefe, P. (2016) The Generational “Exchange” Rate: How Generations Convert Career Development Satisfaction into Organizational Commitment or Neglect of Work. HR Division (Academy of Management) International Conference, Sydney, February 2016..
*Sandhu, S., Benson, J., Sastrowardoyo, S. and Scott-Young, C. (2015) Complexity in Multigenerational Organizations: A Socio-Political Perspective. Academy of Management Conference (US), Vancouver, August 2015.
*Huang, E., Benson, J., Zhu, Y. and Sardeshmukh, S. (2014) ‘High Performance Work Systems, Teachers’ Job Performance and Students’ Quality of School Life’ Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA, August 2014.
*Guo, Y., Rammal, H.G., Benson, J. and Zhu, Y. (2014) ‘Western Expatriate Perspective on Building and Utilizing Guanxi in China’, Academy of International Business Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2014.
*Benson, J., Sadhu, S., Sastrowardoyo, S. and Scott-Young, C. (2013) ‘Age Diversity in the Workplace: Shedding Light on the Generation Construct’, Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, USA, August 2013.
*Benson, J., Brown, M., Glennie, M., O’Donnell, M. and O’Keefe, P (2013), ‘Generational Differences: Impact on the Relationship between Career Development and Organisational Commitment’, International Labour and Employment Relations Association Conference, Melbourne, April 2013
*Lee, Y., Benson, J and Zhu, Y. (2013) ‘Economic Clustering in Northeast Asia: A Korean Perspective, Dynamic Korea in Transforming Asia Conference, Asia Research Institute and Academy of Korean Studies, Copenhagen Business School, April 2013.
*Shen J. and Benson, J., (2011) ‘Employee-oriented Socially Responsible (SR) HRM and Employee’s Support for External SR-HRM’, Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, USA, August 2011.
*Benson, J., (2010) ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution in Japan: The Rise of Individualism’, Work, Employment and Society Conference, Brighton, United Kingdom, September 2010.
*Benson, J and Brown, M., (2009) ‘Generational Differences at Work: Do They Matter?’, 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, Sydney, Australia, August 2009.

Local Grants

TitleThe Reality of China’s Socialist Market Economy: The Emergence of Labour Segmentation and Inequit
InvestigatorsProfessor Ying Zhu & Professor Michael Weber
Funding Period Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
Funding Body/OrganisationAustralian Research Council Discovery Grant
TitleImplications of Emerging Forms of Labour Management in Transitional Economies for Household Livelihood Strategies: China and Vietnam
InvestigatorsDr Ying Zhu and Professor Michael Weber
Funding Period2002-2005
Funding Body/OrganisationAustralian Research Council Discovery Grant

Completed Supervision

StudentYing Guo
TitleDeveloping Effective Networks by Embedding the Local Social and Cultural Norms: A Study of Western Expatriates’ Relationship Building in China
Awarding UniversityUniversity of South Australia
Student Haiying Kang
Title International Human Resource Management of South Korean MNEs in China
Awarding University University of South Australia
Student Binhua Huang
Title The Trasformation of HRM in the Chinese School System: Impacts on Teachers and Students
Awarding University University of South Australia
Student Ngan Collins
Title Economic Reform and the Transformation of Human Resource Management: The Case of Vietnamese Manufacturing Enterprises
Awarding University University of Melbourne
Student Bruce Hearn McKinnon
Title Strategic Management and Employee Relations: CRA/Rio Tinto’s De-unionisation Campaign
Awarding University University of Melbourne
StudentMarc Staelens
TitleEnvironmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy of Japanese MNEs
Awarding UniversityUniversity of Melbourne
StudentJanine O’Flynn
TitleCompetition and Contracts: Implementing Compulsory Competitive Tendering in the Victorian Local Government Sector
Awarding UniversityUniversity of Melbourne
StudentShoba Nair
TitleThe Impact of Human Resource Management Practices on Organisational Commitment: A Study of the Information Technology Industry in Australia
Awarding UniversityUniversity of Melbourne

International Award

Award NameAdjunct Appointment
Awarding BodyMonash University Australia
Year of award2015 - 2019
Project Title NA