Professor Peter Gahan researches labour markets, the changing nature of jobs and how workplaces are regulated and managed, with particular focus on understanding the consequences associated with different HRM practices for workplace outcomes and individual wellbeing. An important part of Professor Gahan’s work is concerned with understanding how technological and demographic changes are transforming jobs, the way that labour markets work, jobs are designed, and how skills and tasks that are being re-bundled to transform existing jobs and create new ones.
In taking some focus away from how technology destroys jobs, this work seeks to provide a more balanced view of how technology is transforming work in the 21st Century.In other recent work Professor Gahan is exploring how stereotypes about older workers have become more prevalent in hiring, promotion and performance reviews. This work explores how age-based stereotypes that lead to discrimination against older workers in some jobs, may in fact form the basis for treating older workers more favorably than younger workers on other jobs. Over his career Professor Gahan’s work has been published in leading Australian and International journals in management and industrial relations. As Foundation Director of the Centre for Workplace Leadership, Professor Gahan has also sought to find new ways to make academic research relevant for organizations and governments. Professor Gahan’s research has been used by policy makers and organizations across Australia over the last three decades, including commissioned reports for all state and commonwealth governments in Australia.
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Work–family conflict among Australian dual-earner couples: testing the effects of role sal..
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Work–family conflict among Australian dual-earner couples: testing the effects of role salience crossover and gender
L Abeysekera, P Gahan
Journal article | 2019 | The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Drawing on identity theory, this study examined the extent to which the salience (i.e. importance) individuals in dual-earner coup..
Recessionary changes at work and employee well-being: The protective roles of national and workplace institutions
C Ogbonnaya, P Gahan, C Eib
Journal article | 2019 | European Journal of Industrial Relations
The recession following the 2008 financial crisis brought major changes to employees’ experiences at work. We investigate the adve..
When the Minority Rules: When and How Do Traditionally Underrepresented Leaders Impact Employees?
Jesse Olsen, Peter Gahan, Mladen Adamovic, Daejeong Choi, William Harley, Joshua Healy, M Theilacker
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | Academy of Management Proceedings
Scholars and practitioners have held great interest in how workforce diversity and inclusion relates to organizational outcomes. S..
Bringing the Leader Back In: Why and How Leaders Shape Workgroup Conflict
M Theilacker, M Adamovic, P Gahan, JE Olsen, W Harley, J Healy
Conference Proceedings | 2017 | Academy of Management Proceedings
In response to the diffusion of group-based forms of work organization, conflict research has examined the consequences of workgro..
When the minority rules: Cultural minority leaders and workplace outcomes
J Olsen, P Gahan, M Adamovic, D Choi, W Harley, J Healy, M Theilacker
Conference Proceedings | 2017
In the globalizing and increasingly diverse business environment, management scholars and practitioners have held great interest i..
The Evolution of Labour Law in India: An Overview and Commentary on Regulatory Objectives and Development
R Mitchell, P Mahy, P Gahan
Journal article | 2014 | Asian Journal of Law and Society
Generally speaking there has been a relative dearth of serious scholarship focusing on the evolution of Indian labour law in its e..
The Evolution of Labor Law in Three Asian Nations: An Introductory Comparative Study
S Cooney, P Mahy, R Mitchell, PG GAHAN
Journal article | 2014 | Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal
The purpose of this Article is to contribute to provide a historical account of the evolution of labor law in three countries: Ind..
Economic Globalization and Convergence in Labor Market Regulation: An Empirical Assessment
PG Gahan, R Mitchell, ST Cooney, B Cooper, A Stewart
Journal article | 2012 | American Journal of Comparative Law
A major question for the comparative analysis of industrial relations and labor market institutions has been the extent to which l..
Shareholder and creditor protection in Australia: A leximetric analysis
H Anderson, M Welsh, I Ramsay, P Gahan
Journal article | 2012 | Company and Securities Law Journal
This article utilises leximetric analysis, which involves the numerical coding of the strength of legal protections, to show chang..
The Diffusion of HR Practices in Chinese Workplaces and Organizational Outcomes
PG Gahan, M Michelotti, G Standing
Journal article | 2012 | Industrial and Labor Relations Review
How relevant are human resource (HR) practices in economies undergoing significant economic transition from a command to a market-..
The Relationship Between Individuals' Recognition of Human Rights and Responses to Socially Responsible Companies: Evidence from Russia and Bulgaria
P Puncheva-Michelotti, M Michelotti, P Gahan
Journal article | 2010 | Journal of Business Ethics
An emerging body of literature has highlighted a gap in our understanding of the extent to which the salience attached to human ri..
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Professor Of Human Resource Management
Management And Marketing
Academy of Management
International Employment and Labour Relations Association
Industrial Relations Society of Victoria
Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
CDC DIPLOMA (AUST INST OF COMPANY DIRECTORS)
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
University of New South Wales