Dimitria Groutsis

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BEc Soc Sci (Hons) Usyd; Phd UNSW
Associate Professor

Rm 4173
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Bio

Dr Dimitria Groutsis is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School.

Dimitria is a leading scholar in the field of migration, labour mobility and cultural diversity in the business context. Her work has appeared in leading national and international peer review journals, book chapters and she has co-edited and co-authored several books. Her consulting role sees her working with the Diversity Council Australia, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, large corporate sector partners and key stakeholders in the government and non-government sectors. Dr Groutsis has received a number of competitive external research grants, with total funding in excess of 1.5 million dollars. Along with Professors Collins and Reid, she is the recipient of an ARC Linkage grant, examining Syrian-Conflict refugees: settlement, employment and education outcomes. Most recently Dimitria has been awarded the University of Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) (2019 - 2020).

She is on the research advisory board of the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) and has also worked closely with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on preserving a large migration archive. In addition to serving on various journals as Associate Editor she serves as the co-Chair of the Gender, Diversity and Indigeneity stream for the Australia and NZ Academy of Management.

Dimitria is the Convenor of the Migrants@Work Research Group at the University of Sydney Business School. Established in 2011, the Research Group provides an important platform for researchers and policy makers to present, discuss and debate research on migration and diversity management in the business context, bringing together a broad audience including: academics, the business community, and representatives from government. Dimitria has a broad teaching portfolio encompassing undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA courses. She also supervises Honours, Masters and PhD students.

Research Interests

Dimitria’s research Interests incorporate and intersect 3 key areas in the sphere of international mobility in the business context, including: (i)  high skilled and low skilled labour mobility,  governance and the experience of internationally mobile workers; (ii) cultural diversity with a particular focus on culturally diverse leaders; and (iii) refugee employment, education and settlement strategies and outcomes.

The projects Dr Groutsis is currently working on include:

  1. Culturally diverse leaders, specifically:
    1. The experience of culturally diverse women (aspiring) leaders, in collaboration with the Diversity Council Australia
    2. Cultural Diversity and non-executive directors of the ASX 100 in partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Human Rights Commission (with Cooper and Whitwell)
    3. Devising strategies and interventions to address the critical drop off of culturally diverse aspiring leaders in the pathway to leadership, in partnership with Deloitte (with Di van den Broek)
  2. Refugee Employment, Education and Settlement Strategies and Outcomes (with Jock Collins and Carol Reid: ARC funded project)

Dr Groutsis has a sustained program of research focusing on internationally mobile workers, the experience of culturally diverse workers and the diversity and inclusion, laws, policies, strategies and initiatives implemented to benefit all workers.

Her expertise includes:

  • The experience of high skilled and low-skilled migrant workers
  • Governance of internationally mobile workers
  • The experience of culturally diverse men and women leaders
  • Diversity and Inclusion laws, policies, strategies and initiatives
  • Refugee employment, education and settlement strategies and outcomes

Selected publications

2019

Book

Van Den Broek D, and Groutsis D (2019) Women, Work and Migration; Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom.

2018

Journal Articles

Groutsis D, O'Leary J, and Russell G (2018) Capitalizing on the cultural and linguistic diversity of mobile talent: lessons from an Australian study International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29 (15), 2231-2252. [More Information]

Harvey W, Groutsis D, and Van Den Broek D (2018) Intermediaries and destination country reputation: Explaining flows of skilled migration Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44 (4), 644-662. [More Information]

Rajani N, Ng E, and Groutsis D (2018) From India to Canada: An Autoethnographic Account of an International Student's Decision to Settle as a Self-Initiated Expatriate Canadian Ethnic Studies, 50 (1), 129-148. [More Information]

Underhill E, Groutsis D, Van Den Broek D, and Rimmer M (2018) Migration Intermediaries and Codes of Conduct: Temporary Migrant Workers in Australian Horticulture Journal of Business Ethics, 153 (3), 675-689. [More Information]

Reports

Collins J, Reid C, Groutsis D, Watson K, and Ozkul D (2018) Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Settlement in Australia. [More Information]

Groutsis D, Cooper R, and Whitwell G (2018) Beyond the Pale: Cultural Diversity on ASX100 Boards. [More Information]

Van Den Broek D, and Groutsis D (2018) Benchmarking diversity and inclusion practices in Australia. [More Information]

2017

Journal Articles

Van Den Broek D, and Groutsis D (2017) Global nursing and the lived experience of migration intermediaries Work, Employment and Society, 31 (5), 851-860. [More Information]

Wright C, Groutsis D, and Van Den Broek D (2017) Employer-sponsored temporary labour migration schemes in Australia, Canada and Sweden: enhancing efficiency, compromising fairness? Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43 (11), 1854-1872. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Taksa L, and Groutsis D (2017) Swings and Roundabouts: reconsidering Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity Management in Australia from an historical perspective Management and Diversity: Thematic Approaches: International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, 255-282. [More Information]

Reports

O'Leary J, Groutsis D, and D'Almada-Remedios R (2017) Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling: (Synopsis Report) Future Proofing Your Business in the 21st Century; Diversity Council Australia, Sydney, 6-23.

O'Leary J, Groutsis D, and D'Almada-Remedios R (2017) Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling: Future Proofing Your Business in the 21st Century.

2016

Journal Article

Van Den Broek D, Harvey W, and Groutsis D (2016) Commercial migration intermediaries and the segmentation of skilled migrant employment Work, Employment and Society, 30 (3), 523-534. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Groutsis D, and Venturas L (2016) Guest worker Schemes Yesterday and Today: Advantages and liabilities Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies; Routledge, Abingdon, 110-117. [More Information]

2015

Journal Articles

Groutsis D, and Van Den Broek D (2015) Reporting on the gender and diversity, standing working group at the European group of organizational studies colloquium Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 34 (6), 554-560. [More Information]

Groutsis D, Van Den Broek D, and Harvey W (2015) Transformations in Network Governance: The Case of Migration Intermediaries Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41 (10), 1558-1576. [More Information]

Harvey W, and Groutsis D (2015) Reputation and talent mobility in the Asia Pacific Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53 (1), 22-40. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Groutsis D (2015) Epilogue: The Visible and Invisible Hands of "Migration Management" International "Migration Management" in the Early Cold War: The Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration; Faculty of Social and Educational Policy, University of the Peloponnese, Corinth, 335-348.

2014

Book

Ozbilgin M, Groutsis D, and Harvey W (2014) International Human Resources Management; Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Book Chapters

Groutsis D, Ng E, and Ozturk M (2014) Cross-cultural and Diversity Management Intersections: Lessons for Attracting and Retaining International Assignees International Human Resources Management; Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 23-46.

Ozbilgin M, Groutsis D, and Harvey W (2014) Conclusion International Human Resources Management; Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 236-243.

Ozbilgin M, Groutsis D, and Harvey W (2014) Introduction: A Multilevel Approach to International Human Resource Management International Human Resources Management; Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 1-5.

2013

Conference Proceeding

Van Den Broek D, Groutsis D, and Wright C (2013) Employer-sponsored migration: Mechanism of labour market efficiency or worker vulnerability? ADAPT/UCLA-IRLE: How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation.

Book Chapters

Taksa L, and Groutsis D (2013) Managing Cultural Diversity: Problems and Prospects for Ethnicity and Gender at Work Case Study Methods in Business Research; Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, 247-266.

Taksa L, and Groutsis D (2013) Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Considering the Neglect of Identity For those who've come across the seas... Australian Multicultural Theory, Policy and Practice; Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 183-197.

2012

Journal Articles

Groutsis D, and Arnold P (2012) Tracking the Career Decisions and Experience of Migrant Elites: The case of South-African trained medical professionals in the Australian labour market Health Sociology Review, 21 (3), 332-342. [More Information]

Groutsis D, and Venturas L (2012) The Cold War and the history of international ‘migration management’: The emergence of International Organisations Mnimona, 32, 203-19.

Harvey W, and Groutsis D (2012) Skilled migrants in the Middle East: definitions, mobility and integration International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 8 (4), 438-453. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Al Ariss A, Vassilopoulou J, Groutsis D, and Ozbilgin M (2012) A Multi-level Understanding of the Careers of Minority Ethnic Elites Global Elites: The Opaque Nature of Transnational Policy Determination; Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, 241-261. [More Information]

2010

Journal Articles

Taksa L, and Groutsis D (2010) Managing Diverse Commodities? From Factory Fodder to Business Asset Economic and Labour Relations Review, 20 (2), 77-97. [More Information]

Varoufakis Y, and Groutsis D (2010) Symposium Introduction: The Trouble with Labour Economic and Labour Relations Review, 20 (2), 1-6. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Trau R, Hartel C, and Groutsis D (2010) Invisible Stigmatized Identity But the Same Irony: Composition of Intra-organizational Developmental Network, Context and Developmental Outcomes of Individuals with an Invisible Stigma Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting AOM 2010; Academy of Management, Canada.

Book Chapter

Taksa L, and Groutsis D (2010) Managing cultural diversity: Problems and prospects for ethnicity and gender a work Managing Diversity in Australia: Theory and Practice; McGraw Hill, Sydney, Australia, 169-187.

2009

Journal Article

Groutsis D (2009) Recruiting Migrant Nurses to Fill the Gaps: The contribution of migrant women in the nursing care sector in Greece Journal of International Migration and Integration, 10 (1), 49-65. [More Information]

2008

Journal Article

Groutsis D (2008) Space for female foreign-trained non-Greek nationals in the Greek labour market Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 8 (1), 1-16. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Groutsis D (2008) Navigating Migrants into the Greek Labour Market: The Role of Migrant Associations - The Case of Eastern European Migrant Associations Migration, Mobility and Human Rights at the Eastern Border of the European Union - Space of Freedom and Security; Editura Universitatii de Vest, Timisoara, Romania, 206-216.

2007

Conference Proceeding

Taksa L, and Groutsis D (2007) The Struggle To Manage Workforce Diversity In The Nsw Railways: The Impact Of Social Capital On Equal Employment Opportunity Initiatives In Historical Perspective 21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference ANZAM 2007; Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Australia.

2006

Journal Article

Groutsis D (2006) Geography and credentialism: The assessment and accreditation of overseas-trained doctors Health Sociology Review, 15 (1), 59-70.

Conference Proceeding

Groutsis D (2006) The management of skilled foreign trained immigrant women in the Greek labour market Expanding your horizons, personal and professional - TOWER (Thessaloniki Organisation for Women?s Employment and Resources) Conference; TOWER, Greece.

Book Chapter

Groutsis D (2006) Globalisation and labour mobility: Migrants making spaces, migrants changing spaces Rethinking Work, Time, Space and Discourse; Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia, 144-164.

Seminar Paper

Groutsis D (2006) Navigating Migrants into the Greek Labour Market: The role of migrant associations, preliminary findings of qualitative research on East-West migration 2005 International Colloquium.

2005

Journal Article

Groutsis D (2005) Book reviews: Women, gender and transnational lives: Italian workers of the world by D Gabaccia and F Iacovetta & Sisters or strangers? Immigrant, ethnic and racialised women in Canadian history by M Epp and F Iacovetta Labour History, 88, 275-278.

2003

Journal Article

Groutsis D (2003) The state, immigration policy and labour market practices: the case of overseas-trained doctors Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 (1), 67-86.

Conference Proceeding

Rosewarne S, and Groutsis D (2003) Challenges to the integrity of a European migration program: Greece as the recalcitrant state The Challenges of Immigration and Integration in the European Union and Australia, The University of Sydney.

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