Michael O'Donnell

Deputy Rector, ADFA

Professional Experience and Research Interests

Michael O'Donnell is Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Business. Prior to taking up this appointment in July 2009, Michael was Associate Professor in the College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University. Michael has also held appointments at the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales. Michael's research interests include human resource practices and employment relations in the public sector, executive remuneration in the private sector and international employment relations. Michael has acted as a chief investigator on large ARC funded projects exploring management strategy and employment relations in the Australian and United Kingdom public sectors and executive remuneration and corporate governance in Australian listed companies. Michael has also coauthored several monographs including Unions and Globalisation: Governments, Management, and the State at Work (Routledge) and The Chaebol and Labour in Korea: The Development of Management Strategy in Hyundai (Routledge). Michael has published widely in management and employment relations journals including the Journal of Management Studies, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and the Journal of Industrial Relations.

Books
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Kwon S; O Donnell ME, 2001, The Chaebol and Labour in Korea, First, Routledge Press, London
2001
Preprints
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Blackman DA; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn JL; West D, Can Enhanced Performance Management Support Public Sector Change?, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2689363
Blackman DA; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn JL; West D, Strengthening the Peformance Framework: Towards a High Performing Australian Public Service, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2275681
Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn JL; West D, Developing High Performance: Performance Management in the Australian Public Service, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2130232
Book Chapters
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Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2021, 'Designing performance management to be an ethical tool', in Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S (ed.), Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, pp. 294 - 307
2021
Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, 2016, 'Setting the Scene - Applied Human Resources in the 21st Century', in blackman D; o'donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Developement, USA, pp. ix - xv
2016
Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, 2016, 'Where to from here?', in blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Development, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 163 - 171
2016
Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2016, 'Performance Management as a Strategic Tool for Change', in Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Development, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 149 - 162
2016
Blackman D; Buick F; West D; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J, 2015, 'PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: CREATING HIGH PERFORMANCE, NOT HIGH ANXIETY', in Wanna J; Lee H-A; Yates S (ed.), Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure, ANU Press, Acton, Australia, pp. 79 - 102, http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ch052.pdf
2015
O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2007, 'From workplace bargaining to workplace relations: Industrial relations in the Australian Public Service under teh Coalition government', in Pittard M; Weeks P (ed.), Public Sector Employment in the twentieth century, ANU E Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 127 - 154, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000291679000007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2007
Grant D; O'Donnell M; Shields J, 2003, 'The New Performance Paradigm in the Australian Public Service: A Discursive Analysis', in Duvillier T (ed.), La Motivation Au Travail Dans Le Secteur Public, Harmattan Publishers, Paris, pp. 165 - 180
2003
O'Donnell M, 1999, 'Into the mystic: cultural change and TQM teams in the NSW public sector', in Workplace Reform and Enterprise Bargaining: issues, Trends, Cases
1999
Conference Abstracts
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Faifua DE; Blackman D; Buick F; Forsyth M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M, 2016, 'Integrated leadership sytem in the Australian Public Service: insights into leadership development', in 14th International Human Resources Management Conference, 14th International Human Resources Management Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, presented at 14th International Human Resources Management Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 21 June 2016 - 23 June 2016
2016
Faifua DE; Blackman D; Buick C; Forsyth M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M, 2016, 'Integrated leadership system in the Australian Public Service: insights on capacity and development', in International Research Society for Public Management, International Research Society for Public Management, Hong Kong, presented at International Research Society for Public Management, Hong Kong, 13 April 2016 - 15 April 2016
2016
Conference Papers
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Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Roles C, 2016, 'Agency bargaining and Industrial Action in the Australian Public Service in an era of ‘Austerity’', in Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 10 February 2016 - 12 February 2016
2016
Williamson S; Adikaram A; O'Donnell M, 2016, 'Overcoming Resistance? The role of Collective Voice in Sri Lankan Garment Factories', in Gender, Work & Organization, Gender, Work and Organization 2016, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, presented at Gender, Work and Organization 2016, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, 29 June 2016 - 01 July 2016
2016
Blackman D; Johnson S; Buick F; Faifua D; O'Donnell M; Forsythe M, 2016, 'The 70:20:10 model for learning and development: an effective model for capability development?', in Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, 05 August 2016 - 09 August 2016
2016
Williamson S; O'Donnell ; Roles C, 2015, 'Austerity in the Australian Public Service', in Austerity in the Australian Public Service, Public Sector Austerity Symposium, UNSW Canberra, presented at Public Sector Austerity Symposium, UNSW Canberra, 27 March 2015 - 27 March 2015
2015
Buick F; Blackman D; West D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M, 2014, 'Enhancing performance in the australian public service: A case of co-production', in 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014, pp. 123 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2014.181
2014
Blackman D; Buick F; Odonnell M; Oflynn J; West D, 2013, 'Managing expectations to create high performance government', in Academy of Management 2013 Annual Meeting, AOM 2013, pp. 424 - 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2013.11
2013
O Donnell ME; O Brien JM; Junor A, 2005, 'Union strategy and structure in a decentralised environment: An exploratory study of the Community and Public Sector Union', in 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney,, presented at 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney,, 09 February 2005 - 11 February 2005
2005
O'Brien J; O'Donnell M, 2002, 'The transformation of employment and industrial relations in the Australian public service', in Reid F; Verma A; Montreuil S; Bentham K; Harrisson D; Kervin J (eds.), TRADE AND LABOUR PROTECTION: CAN THE TWO BE MADE TO WORK TOGETHER?, CANADIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ASSOC, Toronto, CANADA, pp. 243 - 258, presented at 39th Annual Conference of the Canadian-Industrial-Relations-Association/Internation-Industrial-Relations-Association 4th Regional Congress of the America, Toronto, CANADA, 25 June 2002 - 28 June 2002, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000226162600015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2002
O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2000, 'Brother won¿t you spare me a paradigm? Cultural Change in the Australian Public Service', in 14th AIRAANZ Conference, 14th AIRAANZ Conference, Newcastle, presented at 14th AIRAANZ Conference, Newcastle
2000
O Donnell ME; O Brien JM, 2000, 'Performance-Based Pay in the Australian Public Service: Employee Perspectives', in AIRAANZ 2001 The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, AIRAANZ 2001 The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, Wollongong, NSW, presented at AIRAANZ 2001 The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, Wollongong, NSW, 31 January 2000 - 03 February 2000
2000
Edited Books
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Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S, (eds.), 2021, Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-performance-management-in-the-public-sector-9781789901191.html
2021
Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, (eds.), 2016, Human Capital Management Research, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Human-Capital-Management-Research
2016
Journal articles
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Graves PW; Blackman D; O'Donnell M, 2021, 'Embedding Australian Public Service management reforms: The Secretary could not make it so', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 80, pp. 163 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12477
2021
Glennie M; O’Donnell M; Benson J; Brown M, 2019, 'Work as a government ‘scientist’: Professional status security during organisational change and downsizing', Journal of Sociology, vol. 55, pp. 252 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783318781271
2019
O'Donnell M; Williamson S; Adikaram A; Foley M, 2019, 'Human Resource Managers as Liaisons Between Firms and Labour', Employee Relations, vol. 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ER-11-2017-0281
2019
Turner M; Jang HY; Kwon SH; O'Donnell M, 2019, 'Does history repeat itself? Economic development and policy convergence in Vietnam and South Korea', Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, vol. 33, pp. 27 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apel.12275
2019
Glennie M; O'Donnell M; Brown M; Benson J, 2018, 'Referees or Sponsors? The Role of evaluators in the promotion of research scientists in a public research organization', Research Evaluation, vol. 28, pp. 63 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvy035
2018
Benson J; Brown M; Glennie M; O'Donnell M; O'Keefe P, 2018, 'The generational “exchange” rate: How generations convert career development satisfaction into organisational commitment or neglect of work', Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 28, pp. 524 - 539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12198
2018
Turner M; Kwon SH; O’Donnell M, 2018, 'Making integrity institutions work in South Korea: The role of people power in the impeachment of President Park in 2016', Asian Survey, vol. 58, pp. 898 - 919, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.898
2018
O'Donnell ME, 2017, 'Organisational change and success in a government enterprise: Malaysia’s Federal Land Development Agency', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 28, pp. 234 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304617706847
2017
Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Integrating individual and organizational change: Conversations for change', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2017, pp. 10370 - 10370, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.10370abstract
2017
Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Why Performance Management Is Not Like Dieting', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 76, pp. 524 - 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12238
2017
Nguyren MH; O'Donnell ME, 2017, 'Reforming State-owned Enterprises in Vietnam: The contrasting Cases of Vinashin and Viettel', Asian Perspective -Seoul-, vol. 41, pp. 215 - 237
2017
Turner M; Michael O; Kwon SH, 2017, 'The politics of state-owned enterprise reform in South Korea, laos, and vietnam', Asian Perspective, vol. 41, pp. 181 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/apr.2017.0009
2017
Blackman D; Buick F; O'flynn J; O'donnell M; West D, 2017, 'Managing Expectations to Create High Performance Government', Review of Public Personnel Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734371X17701544
2017
Buick F; Blackman D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M; West D, 2016, 'Effective Practitioner-Scholar Relationships: Lessons from a Coproduction Partnership', Public Administration Review, vol. 76, pp. 35 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/puar.12481
2016
Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Roles C, 2016, 'Bargaining over Australian public service cuts: Do forcing strategies work?', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 27, pp. 11 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304616629291
2016
Buick F; Blackman DA; O'Donnell ME; O'Flynn JL; West D, 2015, 'Can enhanced performance management support public sector change?', Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 28, pp. 271 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-12-2013-0249
2015
Williamson S, 2015, 'Can Collective Enterprise Bargaining Affect the Psychological Contract? An analysis of the 2011 Australian Public Service negotiations', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol. 41, pp. 1 - 19, http://hdl.handle.net/2328/35441
2015
Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Shingles J, 2015, 'Unintended Consequences: Implications of the 2014 Australian Defence Force Pay Deal', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, pp. 354 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12149
2015
O'Donnell M; Turner M, 2013, 'Leading the world: Public sector reform and e-government in Korea', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 24, pp. 533 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304613508870
2013
Turner M; O'Donnell M; Suh CS; Kwon SH, 2013, 'Public sector management and the changing nature of the developmental state in Korea and Malaysia', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 24, pp. 481 - 494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304613509145
2013
Jayawardana AKL; O'Donnell M; Jayakody JASK, 2013, 'Job involvement and performance among middle managers in Sri Lanka', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 24, pp. 4008 - 4025, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.781526
2013
O'Donnell ME; Roles C, 2013, 'The Fair Work Act and Worker Voice in the Australian Public Service', Adelaide Law Review, vol. 34, pp. 93 - 117, http://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/journals/law-review/
2013
Roles C; O'Donnell ME; Fairbrother P, 2012, 'The Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis and Union Strategies in the Australian Public Service', Relations Industrielles - Industrial Relations, vol. 67, pp. 633 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.7202/1013198ar
2012
Kwon S; O'Donnell M; Glennie MG; O'keefe P, 2011, 'Privatisation and 'Light-Handed' Regulations: Sydney Airport', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 22, pp. 65 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530461102200104
2011
Junor A; O'Brien J; O'Donnell ME, 2009, 'Welfare wars: public service frontline absenteeism as collective resistance', Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, vol. 6, pp. 26 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/11766090910940647
2009
O Brien JM; O'Donnell ME, 2008, 'Retrospect and Prospects for Collective Regulation in the Australian Public Service', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 50, pp. 630 - 645, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185608094114
2008
O'Donnell ME; Chan C; Winter R, 2004, 'Nursing Crisis: Retention Strategies for Hospital Administrators', Research and Practice in Human Resource Management
2004
O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2002, 'Towards a New Public Unitarism: Employment and Industrial RElations in the Australian Public Service', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 13, pp. 60 - 87
2002
Park Y-S, 2002, 'The Chaebol and Labour in Korea: The Development of Management Strategy in Hyundai. By Seung-Ho Kwon and Michael O'Donnell. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. xiv, 217 pp. $90.00 (cloth).', The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 61, pp. 737 - 739, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2700345
2002
O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2002, 'Individualism, Union Organisationa and Management Prerogatives in the Australian Public Service 1983-2000', Labour and Industry, vol. 12, pp. 103 - 122
2002
O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2002, 'Introduction: Symposium on the New Public Management and Public Sector Employment Relations: United Kingdom, the United States of America and Australia', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 6
2002
O'donnell M; Allan C; Peetz D, 2001, 'The New Public Management and Workplace Change', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 12, pp. 85 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530460101200106
2001
O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 2000, 'Creating a New Moral Order: Cultural Change in the Australian Public Service', Labour and Industry, vol. 10, pp. 57 - 76
2000
O Donnell ME; O Brien JM, 2000, 'Performance based pay in the Australian Public Service', Review of Public Personnel Administration, pp. 20 - 34
2000
O Donnell ME, 2000, 'Continuity and Change: The New South Wales Public Sector under Labor', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 59, pp. 93 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.00186
2000
Kwon S; O Donnell ME, 1999, 'Repression and struggle: The state, the chaebol and independent trade unions in South Korea', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 41, pp. 272 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569904100204
1999
O Brien JM; O Donnell ME, 1999, 'Government, Management and Unions: The Public Service under the Workplace Relations Act', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 446 - 467
1999
Allan C; O Donnell ME; Peetz D, 1999, 'More tasks, less secure, working harder : three dimensions of labour utilisation', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 519 - 535
1999
O Donnell ME, 1998, 'Creating a Performance Culture? Performance-based pay in the Australian Public Service', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 57, pp. 28 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.1998.tb01279.x
1998
O Donnell ME; Pragnell BJ, 1997, 'A Failed Experiment? Enterprise Bargaining under the New South Wales Industrial Relations Act 1991', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 3 - 20
1997
O'Donnell M, 1996, 'Into the mystic: Cultural change and TQM teams in the NSW public sector', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 38, pp. 241 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002218569603800204
1996
Reports
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Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2012, Developing High Performance: Performance Management in the Australian Public Service, Australian Public Service Commission, http://www.apsc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/26770/FINAL-Conceptual-Performance-Framework-October-2012.pdf
2012

Human resource practices and employment relations in the public sector, executive remuneration in the private sector and international employment relations

Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
lensPublic Service Research Group
lensRector's Office
Sub Theme
lensPublic Service Management
lensKorean Research Initiatives
lensIndustrial Relations