Federation Business School

Dr Sijun Shao

Human Resource Management
5N 180
Phone:5122 8220


  • PhD (Monash University)
  • LLM (Monash University)
  • LLB (Beijing University)


Dr Sijun Shao has a wide range of interest and expertise in across-areas such as industrial relations and labour law, China labour issues, international labour organisations, and comparative labour studies. He has worked in various organisations including the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of China and International Labour Office in Geneva. Before joining Federation University Australia, he worked at Monash University and had contributed to the research efforts of the Department of Management involving various projects and co-authored several conference papers and journal articles in industrial relations, HRM, and China labour studies.


Dr Shao has acquired Level 1 MIGR membership and is qualified to supervisor HDR students as a main supervisor.


Shao, S. (2013) "The path of China's labour relations in the context of globalization and the union reform", Human Resources Development of China. 279(9).

Shao, S., Nyland, C. and Zhu, C. (2011) "Tripartite consultation: an emergent element of employment governance in China", Industrial Relations Journal 42(4): 358-374.

Forbes-Mewett, H., Nyland, C., and Shao, S. (2010) 'International Student Security: View from Beijing',International Studies in Sociology of Education, 20(4): 355-373.

Hutchings, K., Zhu, C.J., Cooper, B.K., Zhang, Y.M. and Shao, S. (2009) "Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Training and Development of 'Grey-collar' Workers in the People's Republic of China", Human Resource Development International, 12(3): 279-296.

Shao, S., Nielsen, I., Nyland, C., Smyth, R., Zhang, M., and Zhu, C.J. (2007) "Migrants as Homo Economicus: Explaining the Emerging Phenomenon of a Shortage of Migrant Labour in China's Coastal Provinces", China Information 21 (1): 7-41.

Shao, S. (2006) "Homo Economicus, Hear Me Roar", Monash Business Review 2(1) 26-29.

Association and memberships

  • IACMR membership
  • Reviewer for several management and IR journals