Join CIRHR at ILERA 2020

June 22, 2020 by Anonymous

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when ILERA 2020 starts on Wednesday, it will not be taking place in downtown Toronto as originally planned, but rather will be kicking off all around the world as more than 250 participants gather online. 

To take advantage of the technology and encourage the sharing of information and ideas, the conference will be free for general audience members – which means there has never been a better time to see what CIRHR faculty, students, alumni, and friends are working on. 

The list below gives the details of sessions where our current faculty and doctoral students can be found, but the full conference program features many more appearances by the CIRHR community. 

To attend a session: Locate the Session that you wish to attend in the program and click on the “Zoom link”. You do not need to download any software. The link will take you directly to the Session with no password required.To promote open access to information, you may share the Session links to others who you feel would be interested. More detailed instructions can be found on the conference website 

Don’t want to wait? Asynchronous content is now available on the CIRA YouTube channel, including 

Wednesday, June 24 

ILERA 2020 Graduate Student Consortium 

10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. 

Welcome & Introductions 
Qian Zhang & Jen Harmer (University of Toronto)  

10:25 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. 

Keynote and Interactive Q&A 
Dean Daphne Taras (Ryerson University) 

Moderator: Jen Harmer (University of Toronto) 

11:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. 

Circuit Breaker Trivia (Round 1) 
A chance to win prizes! 

Facilitator: Shannon Potter (University of Toronto) 

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Concurrent Panel #1: Global studies in an era of global challenges 
This Session tackles some of the issues and opportunities relating to global experiences as a student, researcher, or job seeker. 

Moderator: Sondes Turki (Université de Montréal) 

  • Prof. Rafael Gomez, Director, Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources, University of Toronto 
  • Prof. Patrice Jalette, Professor, École de relations industrielles, Université de Montréal 
  • Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, Professor, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University 

14:15 p.m. – 14:30 p.m. 

Circuit breaker trivia (Round 2) 
A chance to win prizes! 

Facilitator:  Shannon Potter (University of Toronto) 

8:30 – 9:30  

Keynote: Canada’s Response to COVID-19 and the impact on the Future of Work  

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour of Canada.  

Chair: Anil Verma (University of Toronto) Discussants: Jeffrey Sack (Lancaster House) and Brian Burkett (Fasken) 

Thursday, June 25 

8:30 – 10:00 

Session B: 2.1 Employment Relationtions Systems and HR Strategies 

Chair: Rupa Banerjee (Ryerson University)  

Technical Facilitator: Michael Muir:  

  • Role of Hitachi Corporation as a Human Resource Innovator Toshiko Suda (Aoyama Gakuin University) 
  • Psychologizing Human Resource Management Consulting: Historical Perspectives Kira Lussier (University of Toronto)  
  • Giant but young: Managing the evolution of employment systems in a new venture strategically Qian Zhang (University of Toronto)  
  • Humanity at work Lucia del Carmen Flores Gaytán (Universidad de Guadalajara)  

Session C: 5.1 Globalization and Labour Law  

Chair: Greg Distelhorst (University of Toronto)  

Technical Facilitator: Tasneem Ava  

  • Canada’s Response to the Extraterritorial Wrongs of Its Corporations: An appraisal of recent developments in transnational litigation and regulatory oversight Jeffrey Sack (Jeffrey Sack Law & University of Toronto) and Christopher Davidson (University of Toronto)  
  • Globalization: Reverse or Reform? Brian Burkett (Fasken)  
  • Changing politics of global trade: how should we take care of workers’ rights? Aneta Tyc (University of Lodz)  
  • Is employment relations towards deregulation and institutional convergence across the globe? Bojindra Prasad Tulachan (Calvin University) 

13:45 – 15:15  

Session A: 3.1 Low Wage Workers, Working Time, and the Living Wage 

Chair: Anil Verma (University of Toronto)  

Technical Facilitator: Natalia Rohraff  

  • Low wage workers in Canada: Recent evidence from a survey & implications for policy Anil Verma (University of Toronto) and Kourtney Koebel (University of Toronto)  
  • Perspectives of a living wages’ impacts: The New Zealand case Jane Parker (Massey University), Jim Arrowsmith (Massey University), Stuart Carr (Massey University) Jarrod Haar (Auckland University of Technology), Siautu Alefaio (Massey University),  
  • Paying and Promoting the Real Living Wage in British Local Government Deborah Hann (Cardiff University) and David Nash (Cardiff University)  
  • The Working Hour: A History Padraic Scanlan (University of Toronto)  

15:30 – 17:00 

Session C: Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Work & Employment  

Chair: Anil Verma (University of Toronto)  

Technical Facilitator: Emmel Murray  

  • Who Profits from Industry 4.0? Theory and Evidence from the Automotive Industry Susan Helper (Case Western Reserve University)  
  • Shaping new technologies in health care before implementation Tom Kochan (MIT) and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (Brandeis University)  
  • Disruptive Technologies, Jobs and Policy Responses: The Canadian Case Anil Verma (University of Toronto) and Jonathan Barr (OECD)  

Friday, June 26 

8:30 – 10:00 

Session B: 2.2 Perspectives on Employee Development 

Chair: Shannon Potter (University of Toronto)  

Technical Facilitator: Tasneem Ava  

  • Testing the Goodness of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB) Measures in Banking Sector: Development of a Scale in Indian Context Sudhir Chandra Das (Banaras Hindu University)  
  • The Effect of Task-interdependence and Job autonomy on Job Crafting Jihae Kim (Korea University), Johngseok Bae (Korea University)  
  • Aerospace multinationals as institutional entrepreneurs? A cross national analysis of UK and Australian engineering skill development Cassandra Bowkett (HEC Montréal)  
  • A Shortage of Talent, or a Shortage of Commitment to Workers? Types of Staffing Strategies Among Small Canadian Employers Kelly MacDonald (University of Guelph), James Chowhan (York University), Gordon B. Cooke (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Sara Mann (University of Guelph)  

12:00 – 13:30 

Session C: Comparative Perspectives on Work and Worker Organizing in Global Supply Chains in the Americas 

Chair: Mark Anner (Penn State University)  

Technical Facilitator: Emmel Murray  

  • Evolving Systems of Labor Control and Patterns of Worker Resistance in Agricultural Global Supply Chains: A Case Study of the Banana Sector in Guatemala Mark Anner  
  • Integrating Smallholders in Cocoa Sustainable Global- Local Value Chain: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Analysis Between Brazil and African Countries João Paulo C. Veiga  
  • Collective Action Confronting Precarious Employment: Comparative Labor Regimes in Contemporary Agribusiness Matthew Fischer-Daly  
  • Global Corporation, National Institutions: Walmart in Latin America Katiuscia Galhera  
  • Labor Movement in the Era of Change: The Struggle of Maquiladora Workers in Matamoros Cirila Quintero Ramírez  

Discussant: Anil Verma (University of Toronto)  

13:45 – 15:15 

Session B: 4.3 Professional Paths 

Chair: Shelagh Campbell (University of Regina)  

Technical Facilitator: Yichen Feng  

  • Navigating counter-institutions: Lawyers’ professional identity in the online gig economy Yao Yao (University of Toronto)  
  • Exploring the Experiences of South Asian Women Immigrant Teachers in Toronto Rozalina Omar (OISE/University of Toronto) 
  • Minority Job Search in Software Engineering Santiago Campero (University of Toronto)  
  • Health Care Practitioners without Borders? The Impact of Licensing Requirements on the Career Paths of Skilled Immigrants Tingting Zhang (Merrimack College)  

Saturday, June 27 

8:30 – 10:00 

Session C: 10.3 Indigeneity and Work: Experiences of Indigenous Workers 

Chair: Danielle Lamb (Ryerson University)  

Technical Facilitator: Rana Semaani 

  • Indigenous employee voice in the Vietnamese workplace: Challenges and solutions  Pauline Stanton (RMIT University), Tho Alang (Da Nang University- Kontum Campus) and Mark Rose (RMIT University) 
  • Non-Standard Employment and Indigenous Earnings Inequality in Canada  Danielle Lamb (Ryerson University) and Anil Verma (University of Toronto)  
  • Leadership in Aboriginal Australian Enterprises  Mark Jones (RMIT University), Mark Rose (RMIT University) and Pauline Stanton (RMIT University)  
  • The challenge of attracting Indigenous workers in the Quebec forest industry: Expectations, perceptions and barriers Marie-Eve Dufour (Université Laval) and Jean-Michel Beaudoin (Université Laval)  

10:15 – 11:45 

Session B: 6.2 Conflict at Work 

Chair: Robert Hebdon (McGill University)  

Technical Facilitator: Bénédicte Poirier 

  • Balloons, icebergs, or escalators? Towards a comprehensive theory of labour conflict Muhammad Umar Boodoo (University of Warwick), Lorenzo Frangi (ESQ-UQAM), Rafael Gomez (University of Toronto), Robert Hebdon (McGill University)  
  • The moderating role of job insecurity and power distance in the relationship between supervisory justice and customerdirected sabotage Young Ho Song (University of Windsor), Lorenzo Frangi (ESG-UQAM) 
  •  Conflicts about union busting in Germany. Employee responses to management opposition Markus Hertwig (Chemnitz Technical University)  
  • Effect of Industrial Dispute on Labour Turnover in the Nigerian Tertiary Institution. A Study of Federal College of Education, Oyo State, Nigeria Adeyemi Akinkunmi Modupe Dawodu (Daam & Associates (Nigeria) Ltd.), Olajide Odusanya