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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). He is also leading the establishment of the Stretton Centre, a focal point for integrated economic, industry and urban research and practice. His research focuses on the interactions between economic, industry and social policies.

Research Interests

- economic and industry development

- workforce development and workplace innovation

- socio-economic impact assessment

- human dimensions of change

- role of government, public finance and budgets

Publications

 

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

1.       Spoehr, J. (2013) ‘Turbulent Times’ in State of South Australia – turbulent times, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

2.       Burgan, B. and Spoehr, J. (2013) ‘Finance’ in State of South Australia – turbulent times, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

3.       Jain, P. and Spoehr, J. (2013) ‘International Engagement’ in State of South Australia – turbulent times, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

4.       Spoehr, J. and Ranasinghe, R. (2013) ‘Employment and Workforce Development’ in State of South Australia – turbulent times, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

5.       Andrew, J. and Spoehr, J. (2013) ‘Manufacturing, Creativity and Innovation’ in State of South Australia – turbulent times, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

6.       Burgan, B and Spoehr, J. (2013) ‘Infrastructure’ in State of South Australia – turbulent times, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

7.       Wilson, L., Spoehr, J. and Chiveralls, C. (2013) ‘Community Wellbeing’ in State of South Australia – turbulent times, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

8.       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.

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

10.   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.

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

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

13.   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.

14.   Spoehr, J. (2005) ‘Preface’ in State of South Australia, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

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

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

17.   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.

18.   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.

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

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

21.   Spoehr, J. (2003) ‘Market power – the privatisation of ETSA’ in Power Politics, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.

22.   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.

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

24.   Spoehr, J. (1999) ‘Tackling the Jobs Crisis’ in Beyond the Contract State – ideas for social and economic renewal in South Australia, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp 206-222, ISBN 1 86254 465 4.

25.   Spoehr, J. (1999) ‘Beyond the Contract State’ in Beyond the Contract State – ideas for social and economic renewal in South Australia, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp 1-18, ISBN 1 86254 465 4.

26.   Spoehr, J. (1999) ‘A Labour Market in Crisis?’ in Beyond the Contract State – ideas for social and economic renewal in South Australia, Edited by John Spoehr, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp 92-106, ISBN 1 86254 465 4.

27.   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.

28.   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.

29.   Spoehr, J (1995). ‘Privatisation - an international perspective’ in Spoehr, John and Ray Broomhill Eds Altered States: The Regional Impact of Free Market Policies on the Australian States, Adelaide: Centre for Labour Studies, University of Adelaide & the Social Justice Research Foundation, pp 213-226, ISBN 0 86396 255 6.

30.   Spoehr, J. (1991) ‘Financial Deregulation and the Decade of Greed’ in Australia Can Work – An Alternative to Recession, Edited by Terry Flew, Left Book Club, Sydney, pp 10-14. ISBN 1 875285 08 3.

31.   Broomhill, R., Genoff, R., Juniper, J. & Spoehr J (1995). ‘The debt made us do it! The South Australian neoliberal agenda’ in Spoehr, John and Ray Broomhill Eds Altered States: The Regional Impact of Free Market Policies on the Australian States, Adelaide: Centre for Labour Studies, University of Adelaide & the Social Justice Research Foundation, pp 213-226, ISBN 0 86396 255 6.

32.   Broomhill, R & Spoehr, J (1995). ‘Altered state governments and vampire economics’ in Spoehr. John and Broomhill. Ray Eds Altered States: The Regional Impact of Free Market Policies on the Australian States, Adelaide: Centre for Labour Studies, University of Adelaide & the Social Justice Research Foundation, pp 13-25, ISBN 0 86396 255 6.

33.   Genoff, R. and John Spoehr (1993) ‘A Union View’ in Green, Roy and Rodin Genoff Eds. Making the Future Work: Crisis and Change in the South Australian Economy, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp 135-157, ISBN 1 86373 526 7.

 

REFEREED ARTICLES

  1. Raymond, C. and Spoehr J. (2012) ‘The acceptability of climate change in agricultural communities: comparing responses across variability and change’, Journal of Environmental Management.
  2. Wilson, L. and Spoehr, J. (2009) ‘Labour Relations and the Transfer of Knowledge in Industrial Clusters: Why do Skilled Workers Share Knowledge with Colleagues in Other Firms?’, Geographical Research, 48 (1): 42-51
  3. Wilson, L. and Spoehr, J. (2009) ‘The geography of civic participation in Northern Adelaide’, Australian Journal on Volunteering, Vol 14, Number 3, pp 1-7
  4. Barrett, S. and Spoehr, J. (2008) ‘South Australian labour market dynamics: implications for workforce development in South Australia’, 8th Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference, Ballarat, Victoria, 19 November
  5. Spoehr, J, Carson, E and Windsor, L (2007) ‘Workforce Planning in Australia: Concepts, Principles and Current Practice’, Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference, Caloundra, Queensland, 14 November
  6. Andrew, J and Spoehr, J (2007) ‘Thinking Strategically - Acting Creatively – conceptualising creativity in Adelaide’, State of Australian Cities Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, November
  7. Barrett, S and Spoehr, J (2007) ‘Towards a workforce planning process for the South Australian Public Sector’, Pacific Employment Relations Conference Proceedings, Caloundra, Queensland, 14 November
  8. Peng, X and Spoehr, J (2007) ‘Demographic change and population ageing: implications for labour supply and economic growth in a city State – South Australia’, State of Australian Cities Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, November
  9. Wilson, L and Spoehr J. (2007) ‘Labour relations and the transfer of knowledge in industrial clusters: why do skilled workers share knowledge with colleagues in other firms?’, State of Australian Cities Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, November
  10. Spoehr, J. (2006) ‘Ageing owners and the significance of family business closures’, Monash Business Review, Vol. 2, Issue 2
  11. Wilson, L., Spoehr, J. and Martin, S. (2006),  'A spatially sensitive approach to understanding the impact of public expenditure on social exclusion', accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Social Change in the 21st Century Conference, Queensland University of Technology, October 2006.
  12. Sharp, R, Broomhill, R and Spoehr, J. (2006) ‘Gender Indicators Online: A Resource of the South Australian Government’, Development Bulletin, No. 71, September.
  13. Wilson, L. and Spoehr, J. and McClean, R. (2005) ‘Volunteering in not-for-profit organisations and the accumulation of social capital in South Australia’, Australian Journal of Volunteering, Vol 10, No 1, ISSN 1325-8362
  14. Spoehr, J. (2001) ‘Power struggles – privatisation and electricity in South Australia’, Australian Options, No 24, ISSN 1324-0749

48.   Spoehr, J. (2000) ‘Corporate gravy trains and bidding wars - a tale of industry assistance and political opportunism’, Australian Options, No. 22, pp 6-10, ISSN 1324-0749

49.   Spoehr, J. (2000) ‘Power Struggles – privatisation and the electricity industry’, Australian Options, No. 20, pp 15-21, ISSN 1324-0749

50.   Spoehr, J. (1998) ‘Confronting Globalisation and Social Exclusion’ in Australian Options, No. 14, pp 26-28, ISSN 1324-0749

51.   Spoehr, J. (1997) ‘Beyond Despair - reflections on youth employment policy’, Australian Options, No. 9, ISSN 1324-0749

52.   Spoehr, J. (1996) ‘Fightback Reincarnate - Blackholes and Audit Commissions’, Australian Options, Vol 1, No. 5, ISSN 1324-0749

53.   Spoehr, J. (1991, August) ‘Working blind - Student participation in the workforce’ in Youth Studies, Vol. 10 No. 3

 

 

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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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