Law and Business

Important information

Download the Symposium Program PDF 6.73MB

Below is a list of important information regarding the International Research Symposium.

Open all

The International Journal of Manpower (IJM) is a double-blind reviewed journal and provides guidance for those involved at all levels in human resource planning and labour economics.

The journal publishes research papers, the results and analysis of which will have implications or relevance to policy makers and practitioners in relevant fields. IJM gives priority to strongly empirical/analytical research papers.

The field of human resource planning and labour economics is a complex one, influenced by the many social, technological and economic changes evident in the world today. The journal is an invaluable support to academics and researchers in the field, and to all those charged with setting policies and strategies relating to workforce issues.

IJM is Scopus indexed, SSCI (ISI Thomson Reuters) listed and an Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) ‘A’ rated journal.

Selected papers presented at the ACU Research Symposium will be considered for publication in a themed Special Issue of the IJM. Publication of the Special Issue is envisaged by the end of 2017.


Registration and submission of extended abstracts (up to 800 words) opens

15/07/16 Abstract submission deadline
5/08/16 Peer review decision, notification of paper acceptance
14/10/16 Authors who wish to have their paper(s) considered for publication in the special issue of the IJM are requested to submit a full paper by 14/10/16.
01/10/16 Registrations close
3/11/2016 - 4/11/2016 The Symposium will be held at the Peter Cosgrove Centre, North Sydney

Full conference registration fee | 3-4 November 2016 | $700 AUD

Full registration fee for a PhD student | 3-4 November 2016 | $500 AUD

Full conference registration entitles delegates to: entry to all sessions, name badge, satchel, USB with all abstracts, program book, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, welcome reception – dinner with drinks, happy hour farewell drinks.

Single day conference registration fee | 3 or 4 November 2016 | $450 AUD

Single day registration entitles delegates to: entry to all sessions on the day registered, name badge for the day registered, satchel, program book, USB, morning and afternoon tea on the day registered, lunch on the day registered.

Welcome Reception Dinner | 3 November 2016 | $175 AUD

Tickets for the welcome reception dinner are available for purchase, subject to ticket availability.
Please note: the Full conference registration fee includes the welcome reception dinner..

Professor Richard CroucherProfessor Richard Croucher is an internationally acknowledged expert in Comparative Employment Relations. A member of the Senior Common Room, Kellogg College Oxford, he earned his PhD from the University of Warwick. In 2011-12, he was Research Fellow at the University of Mauritius, a position awarded to one researcher annually by international competition. His recent works have explored pay-for-performance systems, employers’ age management practices, and calculative human resource management and featured in the Journal of Management, Human Relations, British Journal of Management, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review, amongst many others.

The Peter Cosgrove Centre
Level 22, Tenison Woods House
8-20 Napier Street
ACU MacKillop Campus
North Sydney

The venue offers harbour views, business centre facilities and is very accessible by public transport – train, bus and taxi. Within walking distance to nearby accommodation – Harbour View North Sydney and Rydges Hotel North Sydney.

See map


  1. From the City, take the Sydney Trains T1 North Shore & Northern Line to North Sydney.
  2. Walk through Greenwood Plaza Shopping Complex and take the escalator up until you come out at the Miller Street and Pacific Highway intersection.
  3. Continue North along Pacific Highway and turn left on to Napier Street.
  4. Follow the road around until you reach ACU Tenison Woods House building on the left, 8-20 Napier Street.


Many bus services to North Sydney stop at Blue Street; adjacent to the train station, or on Pacific Highway.

ACU North Sydney Campus map