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Dr Caleb Goods

Lecturer
Management and Organisations (UWA Business School)

Contact details
Address
Management and Organisations (UWA Business School)
The University of Western Australia (M261)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 5676
Email
caleb.goods@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
PhD Curtin
Biography
Overview

Caleb's research focuses on the concept of creating green jobs and the interlinking of greening work, the broader economy and contemporary society.

This research experience was gained via the completion of a PhD in 2013 at Curtin University. The research built a case study methodology to understand the ways in which the Australian political economic milieu affects workplace response and efforts to ‘green’ automotive manufacturing. Much of the analysis was drawn from in depth qualitative interviews with key political, industry and union leaders in Australia. The thesis also drew on international experiences to contextualise and contrast the Australian workplace response to pressing environmental issues such as climate change. This research was published in 2014 as a book 'Greening Auto Jobs: A Critical Analysis of the Green Job Solution' ISBN 978-0-7391-8980-1

In 2015, Caleb completed a one year Post-Doctorate at York University, Canada, and is currently a co-investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada research project entitled “Adapting Canadian Work and Workplace: Canada in International Perspective” and holds a research fellowship position at the University of Western Australia.

Caleb is the Chief Investigator of a University of Western Australia research project examining work and workers lived experiences in the ‘gig economy’.

Education

PhD, Curtin University (2013)
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) (Honours), Curtin University (2008)
Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology and Politics), Curtin University (2007)
Key research
Employment relations
Industrial relations
Work & environmental issues
Organisations and climate change
Publications
2017

Journal Article/s (Scholarly Refereed)

Goods, C (2017) ‘Climate Change and Employment Relations’ Journal of Industrial Relations DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022185617699651 (ABDC Ranking: A)

Todd, P., Ellem, B., Goods, C., Rainnie, A., & Smith, L (2017) ‘Labour in Global Production Networks: Workers and Unions in Mining Engineering Work’ Economic and Industrial Democracy DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X16684964 (ABDC Ranking: A)

Conference Publication/s

Veen, A., Barratt, T. and Goods, C. (2017) 'Who is in Control of ‘Gig’ Food Delivery Work in Australia? A qualitative study of worker experiences across two platform-based Apps', 2nd Annual Conference of Rutgers-Renmin Center for Global Work and Employment, Beijing, China, July 14-16, 2017

Goods, C (2017) ‘Workplace Relations & Climate Change: is there a place for the climate at work?’, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference 2017, Canberra, Australia, 10th February 2017

Ellem B, Goods C and Todd P (2017) 'Globalisation and National Regulation: the crisis in engineering unionism', Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference 2017, Canberra, Australia, 10th February 2017

Other Media

‘McKenny, L & Keep, J. (2017). ‘The food delivery cyclists risking their lives in high-speed tunnels’. SBS Australia, 16 November 2017 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/11/15/food-delivery-cyclists-risking-their-lives-high-speed-tunnels

Radio Interview with Clint Wheeldon, ‘Being exploited and breaching your visa: the limited choices of the food delivery worker’, ABC Perth 720, 21 August 2017

Goods, C., Veen, A. & Barratt, T (2017) ‘Being exploited and breaching your visa: the limited choices of the food delivery worker’, The Conversation https://theconversation.com/being-exploited-and-breaching-your-visa-the-limited-choices-of-the-food-delivery-worker-82589

Kaine, S., Veen, A., Goods, C. & Josserand, E (2017) ‘The way they manipulate people is really saddening’: study shows the trade-offs in gig work’, The Conversation https://theconversation.com/the-way-they-manipulate-people-is-really-saddening-study-shows-the-trade-offs-in-gig-work-79042

Radio Interview with Gareth Evan, ‘Gig Work’, 6PR 882, 19 June 2017.

‘The growing popularity of the concept of a “just transition”’ Workplace Express, 7 March, 2017.

Industry Research Partnership Report/s
Lambert, R., Ellem, B., Todd, P. & Goods, C (2017) ‘Engineering Service Work, Global Production Networks & Employment Relations in Australian Mining’, final report to the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union.

2016

Conference Publication/s

Goods, C (2016) ‘Industrial Relations and Climate Change: Developing a conceptual framework’ paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, WZB Social Science Centre, Berlin, Germany, 4-6 April

Todd, P., Ellem, B., Goods, C., Lambert, R., Rainnie, A., & Smith, L (2016) ‘Labour in Global Production Networks, Managing Uncertainty and Labour’, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference 2016, Darling Harbour, 10-12 February

Industry Presentation/s
Todd P and Goods, C (2016) ‘The Future of Work and IR: What can we learn from the mining engineering services industry?’, Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia State Conference 2016, Perth, Western Australia, 18 November 2016

2015

Journal Article/s (Scholarly Refereed)
Goods, C., Fitzgerald, S. & Rainnie, A. (2015) ‘Ecological modernisation, industry policy and the Australian automotive industry, 2007-13’ Australian Journal of Political Science Vol. 50 No.1 pp. 93-113

Other Media
Goods, C. & Lipsig-Mumme, C. (2015) ‘The battery revolution is exciting, but remember they pollute too’ (3 June) The Conversation. http://theconversation.com/the-battery-revolution-is-exciting-but-remember-they-pollute-too-41358

Madel, C. ‘Your green car could cause black rain in China’ interviewed for the National Observer 28 July, 2015. http://www.nationalobserver.com/2015/07/28/news/your-green-car-could-cause-black-rain-china

Goods, C. ‘To Capitalism! The Cause of…and Solution to…All Environmental Problems’ Radio Interview Indymedia RTR FM 92.1, 5 January, 2015

Goods, C. ‘Episode 81: To Capitalism! The Cause of…and Solution to…All Environmental Problems’ Podcast interview on Progressive Podcast Australia, 6 January, 2015

2014

Journal Article/s (Scholarly Refereed)
Fitzgerald, S., Goods, C., Rainnie, A. & L. Morris (2014) ‘The Restructuring of WA Human Services and its Implications for the Not-For-Profit Sector’, Australian Journal of Social Issues Vol. 49 No. 4 pp. 509-528

Rainnie, A., Fitzgerald, S., Ellem, B. & Goods, C. (2014) ‘FIFO and Global Production Networks: Exploring the Issues’, Australian Bulletin of Labour, Volume 40, No. 2 pp. 98-115

Rainnie, A., Michelson, G., Goods, C. & Burgess, J. (2014) ‘Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue on FIFO Work’, Australian Bulletin of Labour, Volume 40, No. 2 pp. 92-97

Book/s
Goods, C. (2014) Greening Auto Jobs: A Critical Analysis of the Green Job Solution. ISBN 978-0-7391-8980-1 Lexington Books: Lanham, Maryland.

Conference Publication/s
Rainnie A, Goods C, Fitzgerald S, Morris L (2014) “Organizational Change in the Not-for-Profit Care Sector: Divergent Trajectories?” Paper presented at AIRAANZ, Melbourne

guest editor
Al Rainnie, Grant Michelson, John Burgess and Caleb Goods (2014) guest editors of Australian Bulletin of Labour special issue of Fly-In-Fly-Out workforce in the Australian resource sector

2013

Journal Article/s (Scholarly Refereed)
Goods, C (2013) “A Just Transition to a Green Economy: evaluating the response of Australian unions” Australian Bulletin of Labour (39) 2 pp. 13-33

Rainnie, A, C Goods, S Bahn and J Burgess (2013) “The Challenges of Working in Australian Academia: An Introduction” Labour and Industry (23) 3

Conference Publication/s
Goods, C (2013) “A Study of Green Jobs in the Australian Auto Industry: the Case for a Green Job Bullsh*t Detector” Paper presented at AIRAANZ, Fremantle, WA

Goods, C (2013) “Where have all the Green Jobs Gone? A study of the ‘green’ experiment in the Australian Auto Industry” Paper presented at Work in a Warming World: Labour, Climate Change, and Social Struggle, 29 November – 1 December, University of Toronto, Canada

Rainnie A, Goods C, Fitzgerald S, Gilchrist D, Morris L (2013) “The Changing Face of Care Work in WA” Paper presented at AIRAANZ, Fremantle, WA

Ackermann, F and C, Goods (2013) “Assessing the health of strategy making in the mental health arena: some observations from the field” Paper presented at AZNAM Conference, Dec 4-6, Hobart, Tasmania

Other Media
Goods, C (2013) ‘Can Kevin Rudd Revive the Green Manufacturing Dream’ (5 August). The Conversation. http://theconversation.com/can-kevin-rudd-revive-the-green-manufacturing-dream-16300

2012

Conference Publication/s
Goods, C (2012) “Labour Unions & Green Jobs: Conflicting Visions” Paper presented at AIRAANZ, Surfers Paradise, QLD

Goods, C (2012) “Can the world of work and the environment be friends?” Paper presented at International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology, 1-4 August, Buenos Aires

Goods, C (2012) “The Australian Trade Union Movements Engagement with Just Transition and the Green Economy: Talk’s Cheap: talking big, but acting small” Paper presented at International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology,1-4 August, Buenos Aires

2011

Journal Article/s (Scholarly Refereed)
Goods, C. (2011) “Labour Unions, the Environment and Green Jobs” Journal of Australian Political Economy 67 (June): 47-67

Goods, C (2011) “Green Jobs and Unions: A Blurred Vision” Paper presented at TASA Conference, Nov 29, Newcastle, NSW

2010

Conference Publication/s
Goods, C. (2010) “Fusing Labour and the Environment: the ‘Green Jobs’ Solution” Paper presented at International Sociological Association World Congress, 16 July, Gothenburg, Sweden

2009

Conference Publication/s
Goods, C. (2009) “Working our way out of a crisis: the 'Green Jobs' solution” Paper presented at Humanities Graduate Research Conference, Nov 5, Perth, WA
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Climate Change and Work
Just Transition and Green Jobs
Gig Work & Gig Economy
Future research
Climate Change and Industrial Relations
Funding received
Chief Investigator with Brett Smith, Tom Barratt and Craig Standing on a UWA Business School and BHP Billiton Research Award funded project Are Consumers Willing to Pay for Minimum Conditions for Workers in the Gig Economy? $9,920 funded. 2018.

Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Partnership Grants program. 2014-2021. CAD$2.5 million.
Memberships
WA IR Society
Honours and awards
2015: Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, York University, Canada
2009: Awarded a three year Australian Postgraduate Award and a Curtin Research Scholarship ($90,000 over three years), awarded to students of exceptional research potential
Previous positions
2015 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Co-Investigator - Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada
2013-2014 Research Associate/Tutor, Management and Organisations discipline group, Business School, University of Western Australia
2012-2014 Research Assistant, Graduate School of Business, Curtin University
2013 Research Assistant, Sessional Lecturer/Tutor, School of Management, Curtin University
2013 Research Assistant, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University
2009-2014 Sessional Lecturer/Tutor, School of Social Sciences, Curtin University
Teaching
2017 University of Western Australia, MGMT5507 Introduction to Management and Organisations
2017 University of Western Australia, MGMT1136 Introduction to Management and Organisations
Current external positions
Co-Investigator - Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada
Current projects
Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change

Climate Change, Workplaces and Organisations

Work in the Gig Economy

Engineering Service Work, Global Production Networks & Employment Relations in Australian Mining
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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