Associate Professor Peter Waring
B.Com (Hons), LLB(Hons) Macq GradDip Collaw, PhD Newcastle (NSW)

Singapore Principal

About me

Associate Professor Peter Waring is Murdoch’s Singapore Principal, based in Singapore where the University has significant transnational education activities. As Principal, Peter is responsible for advancing the University’s academic and strategic interests in Singapore. Peter has previously held academic positions at the University of Newcastle and the University of NSW (Asia) including the leadership positions of Acting Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at the University of Newcastle and Academic Director and Deputy CEO of Newcastle’s Singapore operations. A qualified lawyer, Peter also holds degrees in Commerce and Management. He is the co-author of four books on employment relations and has published more than sixty book chapters and articles in leading international and national journals. His research and teaching interests span the business and law fields of employment relations, human resource management, corporate governance and labour law. In 2011, Peter was a recipient of the Australian Government’s ‘Outstanding Young Alumni Award’ in Singapore. He has lived in Malaysia and Singapore for the past 11 years.

Publications

BOOKS
BRAY, M, DEERY, S, WALSH, J AND WARING, P (2005) INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH, 3RD EDITION, MCGRAW-HILL, SYDNEY.

WARING, P AND BRAY M (EDS) (2006) EVOLVING EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS: INDUSTRY STUDIES FROM AUSTRALIA, MCGRAW-HILL, SYDNEY.

BRAY, M, WARING, P AND COOPER, R (2009) EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS, MCGRAW-HILL, SYDNEY.

BRAY MARK DAVID, WARING PETER ARNOLD, COOPER RAE (2010), ADVANCES IN AUSTRALIAN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS: JULY 2008-MARCH 2009: TO ACCOMPANY EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS: THEORY AND PRACTICE, MCGRAW-HILL, NORTH RYDE.

BRAY, M, WARING, P AND COOPER, R (2011) EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS,2 E MCGRAW- HILL, SYDNEY

BOOK CHAPTERS

WARING, P, MACDONALD, D AND BURGESS, J (1999) ‘FLEXIBILISATION, GLOBALISATION & CONFRONTATION: THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN COAL INDUSTRY’, IN DEBRAH, Y AND SMITH, I (EDS) WORK AND EMPLOYMENT IN A GLOBALIZED ERA: AN ASIA PACIFIC FOCUS, FRANK CASS, LONDON. PP. 21-45.

WARING, P AND BRAY M (2003) ‘HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND THE INDIVIDUALISATION OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP’ IN WEISNER, R (ED) HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS, JACARANDA WILEY AUSTRALIA. PP.117-134.

WARING, P (2003) TEMPORAL AND NUMERICAL FLEXIBILITY IN THE AUSTRALIAN BLACK COAL MINING INDUSTRY: EVIDENCE FROM A DECADE OF ENTERPRISE BARGAINING, BURGESS, J AND MACDONALD, D (EDS) (2003) TEN YEARS OF ENTERPRISE BARGAINING, TERTIARY PRESS, MELBOURNE .

BURGESS, J AND WARING, P (2005) ‘THE PRODUCTIVITY QUESTION’, IN SHEIL, C (ED) THE STATE OF STATES 2005, EVATT FOUNDATION SYDNEY.PP.53-65.

BRAY, M AND WARING, P (2006) ‘THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS’ IN , IN WARING, P AND BRAY, M (EDS) EVOLVING EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS, MCGRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA.PP.3-16.

BRAY, M AND WARING, P (2006) ‘THE CHANGING NATIONAL SYSTEM OF EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRY-LEVEL STUDIES’ IN WARING, P AND BRAY, M (EDS) EVOLVING EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS, MCGRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA.PP.17-34.

WARING, P AND BARRY, M (2006) ‘THE AUSTRALIAN BLACK COAL MINING INDUSTRY’ IN WARING, P AND BRAY, M (EDS) EVOLVING EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS, MCGRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA.PP.37-52

WARING, P AND BRAY, M (2006) ‘CONCLUSIONS’, IN WARING, P AND BRAY, M (EDS) EVOLVING EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS, MCGRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA.PP.171-187.

WARING, P AND BURGESSS, J (2008) ‘THE MYSTERIOUS PRODUCTIVITY QUESTION’, IN SHEIL, C (ED) THE STATE OF THE STATES 2008, EVATT FOUNDATION SYDNEY, PP. 29-40.

WARING, P, DE RUYTER, A AND BURGESS, J (2008) ‘THE AUSTRALIAN FAIR PAY COMMISSION: A NEW ACTOR PERFORMING AN OLD FUNCTION’, IN MICHELSON, G, JAMIESON, S AND BURGESS, J, (EDS) (2008) NEW EMPLOYMENT ACTORS: DEVELOPMENTS FROM AUSTRALIA, PETER LANG AG INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, SWITZERLAND.

LEWER, J, BURGESS J AND WARING, P (2008) ‘THE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MOVEMENT: A NEW ACTOR IN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS’ IN MICHELSON, G, JAMIESON, S AND BURGESS, J, (EDS) (2008) NEW EMPLOYMENT ACTORS: DEVELOPMENTS FROM AUSTRALIA, PETER LANG AG INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, SWITZERLAND.

LEWER, J, BURGESS J AND WARING, P (2008) ‘DOES SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT INFLUENCE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS?’ IN MARSHALL, S MITCHELL, R AND RAMSAY, I (EDS) VARIETIES OF CAPITALISM, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND EMPLOYEES, MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CARLTON VICTORIA.

WARING, P (2009) ‘THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CEO AND THE BOARD’ IN YOUNG, S (ED) CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, TILDE PRESS, MELBOURNE. pp.27-42.

WARING, P (2010) DEVELOPMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC’ IN TEO, S AND CONNELL, J, (EDS) STRATEGIC HRM: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION, TILDE PRESS, MELBOURNE.PP.45-58.

WARING, P AND BRAY, M (2010) ‘EMPLOYME NT RELATIONS’ IN KRAMAR, R, BARTRAM, T, DE CIERI, H AND NOE, R , HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIA 4E, MCGRAW-HILL.

WARING, P AND BRAY, M (2012) ‘EMPLOYME NT RELATIONS’ IN KRAMAR, R, BARTRAM, T, DE CIERI, H AND NOE, R , HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIA 5E, MCGRAW-HILL FORTHCOMING

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
BRAY, M AND WARING, P (1998) ‘THE RHETORIC AND REALITY OF BARGAINING STRUCTURES UNDER THE HOWARD GOVERNMENT’, LABOUR & INDUSTRY VOL. 9, NO. 2, DECEMBER, PP. 61-79.

WARING, P AND DE RUYTER, A (1999) ‘DISMISSING THE UNFAIR DISMISSAL MYTH’, AUSTRALIAN BULLETIN OF LABOUR, VOL. 25, NO.3, SEPTEMBER, PP. 251-274.

WARING, P (1999) ‘THE RISE OF INDIVIDUALISM IN AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS’, NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, VOL 24 NO. 3, OCTOBER, PP.291-318.

BARRY, M AND WARING, P (1999) “SHAFTED”: LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND AUSTRALIAN COAL MINERS, JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY, NO. 44, DECEMBER, PP. 89-112.

WARING, P AND MACDONALD DUNCAN KIMPTON, BURGESS J, ’GLOBALIZATION AND CONFRONTATION: THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN COAL INDUSTRY’, ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS REVIEW, 7,1 21-45

WARING, P (2001) ‘A GREENFIELD IN BLACK COAL: THE CASE OF THE BENGALLA OPEN CUT MINE’, PERSONNEL REVIEW, VOL. 30 NO. 3, PP. 280-296.

CONNELL, J, LYNCH, C AND WARING, P (2001) ‘COMPARING RESEARCH METHODS: THREE WAYS OF UNDERTAKING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH’, THE QUALITATIVE REPORT VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4 DECEMBER, (HTTP://WWW.NOVA.EDU/SSSS/QR/QR6-4/CONNELL.HTML).

WARING, P AND LEWER, J (2001) ‘THE NO DISADVANTAGE TEST: FAILING WORKERS’ LABOUR AND INDUSTRY, AUGUST, VOL. 11, NO. 4,.PP.65-86.

WARING, P AND BARRY, M (2001) ‘THE CHANGING FRONTIER OF CONTROL IN COAL: EVIDENCE FROM A DECADE OF ENTERPRISE BARGAINING IN THE AUSTRALIAN BLACK COAL MINING INDUSTRY’, AUSTRALIAN BULLETIN OF LABOUR, VOL 27, NO 3 SEPTEMBER, PP.216-237.

BRAY, M, WARING, P, MACDONALD, D, LE QUEUX, S (2001) ‘THE REPRESENTATION GAP IN AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACES’, LABOUR AND INDUSTRY, DECEMBER, VOL. 12, NO. 2, PP1-31.

WARING, P, LEWER, J, OSTENFELD, S AND BURGESS, J (2001) ‘THE THIRD WAY AND THE REGULATION OF LABOUR IN AUSTRALIA, ECONOMIC AND LABOUR RELATIONS REVIEW, DECEMBER, VOL 12, NO.2, PP 174-192.

VAN BARNEVELD, K AND WARING, P (2002) ‘AWAS: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND DEBATES’, AUSTRALIAN BULLETIN OF LABOUR, AUGUST, VOL. 28, NO. 2, PP.104-119.

CONNELL, J AND WARING, P (2002) ‘THE BOHICA SYNDROME: A SYMPTOM OF CYNICISM TOWARDS CHANGE INITIATIVES?’, THE JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC CHANGE, NO. 11, JUNE-JULY, PP.1-10.

WARING, P (2003) TEMPORARY AND CONTRACT LABOUR IN THE AUSTRALIAN COAL MINING INDUSTRY, LABOUR AND INDUSTRY, VOL. 14, NO. 2, PP.83-96.

WARING, P AND LEWER, J (2004) ‘THE IMPACT OF SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT ON HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK’, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, VOL. 52, NO. 1 PP.99-108.

WARING, P (2004) ‘SOME EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS CONSEQUENCES OF THE MERGER AND ACQUISITION MOVEMENT IN THE AUSTRALIAN BLACK COAL MINING INDUSTRY, 1997-2003’, AUSTRALIAN BULLETIN OF LABOUR, VOL NO. PP.25-36.

DE RUYTER, A AND WARING P (2004) PROPAGATING THE UNFAIR DISMISSAL MYTH: COMPARATIVE EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION LAW DEVELOPMENTS IN AUSTRALIA, ITALY, SOUTH KOREA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS REVIEW, VOL. 10 NO.2 DECEMBER.

BRAY, M AND WARING, P (2005) ‘COMPLEXITY’ AND ‘CONGRUENCE’ IN AUSTRALIAN LABOUR REGULATION, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, VOL. 47, NO. 1, PP.1-15.

SPIESS, L AND WARING, P (2005) ‘EMOTIONAL AND AESTHETIC LABOUR, COST MINIMISATION AND THE LABOUR PROCESS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC AIRLINE INDUSTRY’, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, VOL 27, NO. 2, PP. 193-207.

WARING, P, (2005) ‘LABOUR MARKET PROGRAMS VERSUS INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS REFORM? THE RHETORIC AND REALITY OF WORKING NATION’, JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICY, VOL.9, NO. 2. PP.55-72.

LEWER, J AND WARING, P (2005) ‘CURIOUS AND CURIOUSER: THE FEDERAL REMUNERATION TRIBUNAL’, THE JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY, NO. 56, PP.325-341.

WARING, P AND DE RUYTER, A AND BURGESS, J (2005) ‘ADVANCING AUSTRALIA FAIR: THE AUSTRALIAN FAIR PAY AND CONDITIONS STANDARD’, THE JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY, NO. 56, PP.105-125.

WARING, P (2005) ‘THE GLOBAL COMPACT AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT: OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNIONS?’, INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS REVIEW, VOL. 11, NO.1, PP.119-135.

BURGESS, J, LEWER, J AND WARING P (2006) ‘PROTECTING EMPLOYEE ENTITLEMENTS: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY IN AUSTRALIA’, AUSTRALIAN BULLETIN OF LABOUR, VOL. 32, NO.4.

BRAY, M AND WARING, P (2006) ‘THE RISE OF MANAGERIAL PREROGATIVE UNDER THE HOWARD GOVERNMENT’, AUSTRALIAN BULLETIN OF LABOUR, VOL. 32, NO. 1, PP.45-61.

WARING P, CONNELL J, BURGESS J, (2006) ’VARIETIES OF EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS – STATES, MARKETS, INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS: AN INTRODUCTION’, INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS REVIEW, 12 PP. 1-6.

WARING, P (2006) ‘INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS AND CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: PROSPECTS FOR ENHANCED PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEE INTERESTS IN LIBERAL MARKET ECONOMIES’, INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS REVIEW, VOL. 12, NO. 1.

WARING, P, DE RUYTER, A AND BURGESS, J (2006) ‘THE AUSTRALIAN FAIR PAY COMMISSION: RATIONALE, OPERATION, ANTECEDENTS AND IMPLICATIONS’’, EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR RELATIONS REVIEW, VOL. 16 NO. 2, PP. 127-146.

WARING, P AND BURGESS, J (2006) ‘WORKCHOICES: THE PRIVILEGING OF INDIVIDUALISM IN AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS’, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMPLOYMENT STUDIES, VOL. 14, NO. 1, PP.61-79.

DE RUYTER, A., WARING, P. AND BURGESS, J. (2006), THE AUSTRALIAN FAIR PAY COMMISSION AND WORK AND FAMILY BALANCE. INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS REVIEW, VOL 12, 2, PP. 58- 66.

WARING, P AND BURGESS, J (2006) ‘DEVELOPMENTS IN ELECTRONIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS’, THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMPLOYMENT STUDIES, VOL 14, NO. 2, PP.83-102.

O’BRIEN, M, VALADKHANI, A, WARING, P AND DENNIS, R (2007) THE AUSTRALIAN LABOUR MARKET IN 2006’ JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, VOL. 49, PP.311-326.

WARING, P (2008) RETHINKING DIRECTORS’ DUTIES IN CHANGING GLOBAL MARKETS, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY, VOL. 8, ISSUE 2, PP. 153-164.

WARING, P AND EDWARDS, T (2008) ‘SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT: EXPLAINING ITS UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT CONSEQUENCES’, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, VOL 16, ISSUE 3, PP. 135-145.

BRAY, M AND WARING, P (2009) ‘THE (CONTINUING) IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRY STUDIES IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, THE JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS VOL. 51, NO. 5 PP.617-633.

WARING, P AND SHUK-CHING, T (2010) ‘THE LOWEST OF THE LOW-COST CARRIERS: THE CASE OF AIR ASIA’, THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, VOL 21, ISSUE 2, PP. 197- 213.

WARING, P (2010) ‘KEEPING UP APPEARANCES: AESTHETIC LABOUR AND DISCRIMINATION LAW’, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, VOL. 53, NO. 2, PP. 193-207.

LE QUEUX, S AND WARING, P (2010) ‘AUSTRALIE ET SINGAPOUR: DES EXEMPLES DE RÉSILIENCE À LA CRISE FINANCIÈRE’, CHRONIQUE INTERNATIONALE DE L’IRES (INTERNATIONAL CHRONICAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH PARIS), NOVEMBER.

WARING, P AND LEWER, J AND BURGESS, J (2011) ‘DRAWING BACK FROM NEO-LIBERAL INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CHANGE: THE EXPERIENCE OF BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND’, TRAVAIL ET EMPLOY. (LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT REVIEW) OCTOBER-DECEMBER, NO. 124.

WARING, P AND BURGESS, J (2011) ‘CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN THE AUSTRALIAN MINIMUM WAGE SETTING SYSTEM: THE LEGACY OF THE COMMISSION’, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, VOL. 53. NO. 5 NOVEMBER.

WARING, P AND LEWER J (2013) ‘THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS, EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS AND THE LABOUR MARKET IN SINGAPORE AND AUSTRALIA’, ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS REVIEW, Vol. 19. No. 2 April. pp. 217-229.

WARING, P (2013) ‘SINGAPORE’S GLOBAL SCHOOLHOUSE STRATEGY: RETREAT OR RECALIBRATION?’, STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, PP. 1-11.