Led by Associate Professor Simon Mowatt, the group highlights the contribution of historical business and labour studies to critical scholarship, contemporary policy and teaching and learning, linking the international, Pacific and Auckland communities.
Simon Mowatt (group leader)
The group focuses on the following main approaches to business and labour history:
- Historical case studies of organisational development and innovation, including studies of technological and industrial change
- Labour history concerning employment relations, working class culture, trade unions, non-union employee representation, political parties of labour and international comparative studies in all of these areas
- Historical analysis of public policy development in employment relations, labour law, occupational health and safety, gender and diversity
- Historical research in economics, employment relations, labour law, occupational health and safety, marketing, management, accountancy, finance and other business-based disciplines.
- The development of historical perspectives of long term trends in business practices and ideology, including patterns of work and organisation and labour relations, as a contribution to understanding where we are today, and why.