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Associate Professor John Spoehr

Telephone +61 8 8313 3730
Position Executive Director
Email john.spoehr@adelaide.edu.au
Building 230 North Tce - Adelaide SA 5000
Floor/Room 2 25
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre

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Biography/ Background

John Spoehr is the Executive Director of the Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre (WISeR). His research focuses in the interaction between workforce, industry and social policy.

Research Interests

- workforce development and workplace innovation

- social inclusion, inequality and economic development

- socio-economic impact assessment

- human dimensions of change

- role of government, public finance and budgets

Publications

Selected Books

Spoehr, J. and Jain, P. (Eds) (2012) The Engaging State – South Australia and the Asia Pacific Region, Wakefield Press.

Spoehr, J. (Ed) (2009) State of South Australia - from crisis to prosperity?, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

Barnett, K. and Spoehr, J. (2008) Complex not simple: The vocational education and training pathway from welfare to work, National Council for Vocational Education and Training Research, Adelaide ISBN 978 1 9211412 06 6

Spoehr, J. (Ed) (2005) State of South Australia - trends and issues, Wakefield Press, Adelaide ISBN 1 86254 681 9

Spoehr, J. (Ed) (2003) Power Politics - privatisation and the public interest in the electricity industry, Wakefield Press, Adelaide ISBN 1 86254 606 1

Spoehr, J. (Ed) (2000) Don Dunstan - Politics and Passion, Bookends, Adelaide ISBN 1 876725 18 4

Spoehr, J. (Ed) (1999) Beyond the Contract State - ideas for social and economic renewal in South Australia , Wakefield Press, Adelaide ISBN 1 86254 465 4.

Spoehr, J. and Ray Broomhill (Eds) (1995) Altered States - the impact of free market policies on the Australian states , University of Adelaide, Centre for Labour Studies, Adelaide ISBN 0 86396 255 6.

Spoehr, J. (1990) From Lending Binge to Credit Squeeze - the failure of bank and finance sector deregulation, UTLC, Adelaide

Selected Book Chapters:

Andrew, J. and Spoehr, J. (2010) ‘Beyond the Creative Quick Fix’, in Drivers of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Dynamics, Edited by Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp and Roger Stough, Springer, Berlin

Spoehr, J. (2009) ‘State of South Australia –from crisis to prosperity’ in State of South Australia – from crisis to prosperity, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J. (2005) 'State of South Australia' in State of South Australia 2004 , Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J (2004) 'Power in private hands: the privatisation of the South Australian electricity industry, in Power Progress: An Audit of Australia's Electricity Reform Experiment, Edited by Graeme Hodge, Valerie Sands, David Hayward and David Scott, Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Spoehr, J. (2003) 'Origins of the public electricity industry' in Power Politics, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J. (2003) 'Market power - the privatisation of ETSA' in Power Politics, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J. (2003) 'Power Politics' in Power Politics , Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J. (2000) 'Introduction' in Don Dunstan - Politics and Passion, Edited by John Spoehr, Bookends, Adelaide, pp 16-18, ISBN 1 876725 18 4

First named author:

Spoehr, J. and Jain, P. (2012) ‘The Engaging State' in The Engaging State - South Australia's Engagement with the Asia Pacific Region, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J. and Barrett S. (2009) ‘Employment' in State of South Australia - from crisis to prosperity, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J. (2005) ‘Public Sector Employment' in State of South Australia 2005, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J. and Barrett, S. (2005) ‘Employment and Workforce Development' in State of South Australia 2005, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J., Denlay, J., Lawrence, J. and Mathews, D. (2003) ‘The power to change - towards a sustainable and equitable electricity industry' in Power Politics, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Spoehr, J. and Quiggin, J. (1999) ‘ETSA and the Privatisation Panacea', in Beyond the Contract State - ideas for social and economic renewal in South Australia, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp 171-190, ISBN 1 86254 465 4

Other joint author:

Burgan, B. and Spoehr, J. (2012) ‘International Education' in The Engaging State - South Australia's engagement with the Asia Pacific Region, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Burgan, B. and Spoehr, J. (2009) ‘Infrastructure' in State of South Australia - from crisis to prosperity, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Davidson, K. and Spoehr, J. (2003) ‘In the public interest - strategies for civic engagement in the electricity industry' in Power Politics, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Chapman, P. and Spoehr, J. (1999) ‘Public Debt and the South Australian Government', in Beyond the Contract State - ideas for social and economic renewal in South Australia, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide. Pp 156-170, ISBN 1 86254 465 4

Conference/Seminar Papers:


Spoehr, J. (2011) '24 Speed Economy', Politics and the Two-Speed/Patchwork Economy: Transformation, Participation and Equality, School of History and Politics Forum, The University of Adelaide, 1 December

Spoehr, J. (2011) ‘The social impact of wind power', Impacts of wind power forum, Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources, The University of Adelaide, 30 October

Spoehr, J. (2011) ‘Cost of living in South Australia', SA Council of Social Service Cost of Living Summit, The Lakes Resort Hotel, 19 October

Spoehr, J. (2011) ‘Human dimensions of climate change adaptation - primary industries', Climate Change Adaptation and Emerging Opportunities Forum, Murray Darling Natural Resource Board, Loxton Hotel, Loxton, October 14

Spoehr, J. (2011) ‘Human dimensions of climate change adaptation - tourism and and energy', Climate Change Adaptation and Emerging Opportunities Forum, Murray Darling Natural Resource Board, Unity College, Murray Bridge, October 13

Spoehr, J. (2011) ‘Social impact of Marine Parks', Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Richmond, October 4

Spoehr, J. and Barnett, K. (2009) ‘South Australia - workforce ageing and the workplace' WorkCover, SafeWork SA and Office for the Ageing Seminar on The Ageing Workforce, Sebel Playford, Adelaide, May 6

Spoehr, J. (2008) ‘The proposed relocation of metropolitan prisons - a socio economic analysis', Public Service Association of SA State Council, PSA, November 17.

Spoehr, J. (2008) ‘Achieving the target of 2% Aboriginal employment in the SA Public Sector, Presentation to South Australian Public Service Chief Executives, Australian Institute for Social Research, November 17.

Spoehr, J. (2008) ‘The social inclusion agenda -learning and earning in South Australia', Office for Youth A Team, State Library of South Australia, October 20.

Spoehr, J. and Barnett, K. (2008) 'Ageing Nation, Ageing Workforce', Aged and Community Services Australia National Conference, Convention Centre, Adelaide, September 29

Barnett, K. and Spoehr, J. (2008) ‘The role of the workplace in the return to work - the aged care sector', WorkCover SA Annual Conference, Adelaide, September 30.

Spoehr, J (2008) ‘The Workforce Development Challenge', School of Management Seminar Series, University of South Australia, City West Campus, May 14

 

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesEmployment & IR, Social Issues & Public Policy
ExpertiseLabour market and the economy; Unemployment; Employment; Government policy; Public Policy; Economic development; social capital; privatisation; electricity; economic trends; social trends; political trends; economic downturn; recession; job losses; global economic crisis;
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