Health and safety regulatory reform in Australia : challenges and issues for smaller ethnic firms

Barrett, Rowena, Mayson, Susan, & Bahn, Susanne (2012) Health and safety regulatory reform in Australia : challenges and issues for smaller ethnic firms. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 37(3), pp. 1-12.

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In recent times significant change has occurred to the Australian health and safety regulatory context. In this paper we consider the potential response of smaller firms in general, and ethnic owned and/or operated smaller firms in particular. We draw on literature examining smaller firms' responses to regulation and apply this to what little we know about smaller ethnic firms in Australia in the context of the regulatory change. We highlight the challenges to owner managers and what could be done to engage and support smaller ethnic firms to realise the opportunities resulting from this regulatory change.

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ID Code: 75414
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Health and Safety, Regulatory Reform, Australia, Smaller Ethnic Firms
ISSN: 1179-2965
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2014 22:42
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 03:22

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