Through research at the College of Business and Economics we are identifying positive workplace practices that increase organisational productivity and enhance worker and community wellbeing.
We have a particular focus on regional and remote workplaces, including Antarctica. We investigate workplace and labour market issues, including local labour market mismatches where skills shortages and unemployment coexist, worker and workplace diversity, and precarious and insecure working conditions.
Our researchers are interested in the future of work, including changes to how and where work is done, shifts away from traditional jobs and organisational cultures, and changing employment terms and conditions.
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New research into AI reveals bias against women in leadership28 Sep 2023
New research from the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania has revealed that AI-generated content can perpetuate harmful gender biases.Through analysing AI-generated content about what makes a ‘good’ and…
AI could take your job, but it can also help you score a new one with these simple tips14 Mar 2023
It was once thought physical labour jobs would be the most at risk from the rise of artificial intelligence. But recent advances suggest we can expect disruption across a vast range of sectors, including knowledge-based industries.We certainly need…
We know sweatshop clothing is bad - and buy it anyway. Here’s how your brain makes excuses25 Nov 2022
You face a dilemma. You've found the perfect shirt, and it's an absolute bargain, but you notice it's "Made in Bangladesh". You're conscious it was probably made using cheap labour. Do you buy it, or walk away?Today Oxfam released its annual Naughty…