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Stephen Frenkel is Professor of Organization and Employment Relations at the UNSW School of Business at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Born in South Africa, and having worked in Swaziland the UK and Australia, Stephen retains a strong interest in comparative sociology, particularly in relation to work and management. He has authored over 60 journal articles and edited or authored 10 books. In addition, he has undertaken research for the International Labour Organization. Stephen is an editorial board member (or equivalent) of several leading journals including Industrial & Labor Relations Review, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and Work, Employment & Society. His current research interests are labour and environmental standards in global supply chains and work and management in China.  

E-Mail: s.frenkel@unsw.edu.au

Dr. Chris F. Wright is a University Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2011. His research covers various issues relating to the intersection of employment, globalisation and public and private regulation, with a particular interest in comparative employment relations, immigration and supply chains. He has as received research grants from the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Commonwealth Department of Industry and has written commissioned research reports for the International Labour Organization, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the UK Trades Union Congress and the UK Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service. He is co-editor of International and Comparative Employment Relations (6th edition, Sage/Allen & Unwin), an Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations and the author of 35 scholarly book chapters and articles in leading business, political science and economics journals. In 2015 the International Labour and Employment Relations Association awarded Chris the Luis Aparicio Prize for best emerging scholar.

E-Mail: chris.f.wright@sydney.edu.au