The Centre for People, Organisation and Work advances positive social change through the production of high quality, rigorous research.
The Centre for People, Organisation and Work (formerly the Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work - CSOW) is an inter-disciplinary social science research centre based within the College of Business at RMIT University, Australia. It was established in 2011 and changed name in 2016.
The Centre's research is focused on projects that respond directly to the changing nature of communities, workplaces, governments, labour markets and public policy by asking; Who participates? How do they participate? Who benefits and who loses?
The research works with a range of key stakeholders including policy makers, employers, and civil society organisations at local, national and international levels. Through research, the Centre seeks to contribute to an informed debate on the nature of sustainable organisations and communities in the 21st century.
Drawing from the expertise of over 50 researchers working in a comprehensive range of theoretical and methodological approaches, the Centre produces leading research in:
- Policy development
- Knowledge management
- Human resource management
- Industrial relations
- Business and labour history
- Information technology and sustainability
Director: Vanessa Cooper
Deputy Director: Peter Fairbrother
- Meagan Tyler (People)
- Michael Rafferty (Organisation)
- Fiona Macdonald (Work)
- Peter Fairbrother (Political Economy)
- Stan Karanasios (Digital Business, Work and Life)
- Cathy Brigden
- Sara Charlesworth
- Cameron Duff
- Adela McMurray
- Alem Molla
- Marta Poblett Balcell
- Aaron Smith