Professor John

Professor John Martin

Director

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Research centres

Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities

Role

Academic

Brief profile

John has a strong interest in the institutions and processes that create sustainable communities.

His initial training in ecology and natural resource management, sociology and a PhD in public policy provides a multidisciplinary view on sustainable development.

John has worked across Australia for the Federal, state and local governments and in the Asia Pacific and Africa on a range of assignments for the World Bank, the ADB, AusAID and the UNDP. His current research and consulting interests include local and regional governance, agriculture and rural change, and the impact of climate change on regional Australia.

 

Recent publications

Books/Monographs:

  • Beer A, Tually S, Kroehn M, Martin J, Gerritsen R, Taylor M, Graymore M, Law J (2013) Australia’s country towns 2050: What will a climate adapted settlement pattern look like? National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 139 pp. ISBN: 978-1-925039-73-3
  • Martin, J. and T. Budge (eds) (2011) The Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance, Resilience, Ballarat, VURRN Press.  
  • Brunet de Jailley, E. and J. Martin eds (2010) Local Government in a Global World: Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspective, Toronto, University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration Canada.  
  • Martin, J., M. Rogers and C. Winter (eds) (2009) Climate Change in Regional Australia: Social learning and adaptation, Ballarat, VURRN Press.  
  • S. Brumby, J. Martin and S. Willder (2008) Living Longer on the Land: Case studies of the Sustainable Farm Families Program in the Sugar and Cotton Industries, Canberra, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (publication No 08/049).  
  • Eversole, R, and J. Martin eds (2005) Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context, Aldershot, Ashgate.  
  • M. Gangemi, J. Martin, R. Marton, S. Phillips and M. Stewart (2003) Socio-Economic Impact of Bushfires on Rural Communities and Local Government in Gippsland and North East Victoria, RMIT University, Melbourne. http://www.informit.com.au/library/default.asp?t=coverpage&r=L_TTVFIRE
  • Martin, J. (2000) Innovation Strategies in Australian Local Government: Occasional Paper 4, Melbourne, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. http://www.ahuri.edu.au/global/docs/innov_localgov.pdf
  • Hamid N. and J. Martin eds (1999), Leadership and Change in City Management: Asian Cities in the 21st Century, Manila, Asian Development Bank.  
  • Martin, J. (1998), Reorienting a Nation, Consultants and Australian Public Policy, Aldershot, Ashgate.

Chapters in books:

  • Brunet-Jailly, E, and J. Martin (2012) ‘Gouvernment local en pays fẻdẻral: ẻtude comparẻe des rẻformes d’ Australia et du Canada’ (Local government in federal countries: Australia and the Canadian reforms compared) in L. Fabienne, J. Brot, H. Gẻrardin (dir.) L’Ẻtat, acteur du dẻveloppment, Paris, Karthala.
  • Martin, J., T. Budge and A. Butt (2011) Introduction in J. Martin and T. Budge (eds) The Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance, Resilience, Ballarat, VURRN Press.  
  • Martin, J., T. Budge and A. Butt (2011) Introduction in J. Martin and T. Budge (eds) The Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance, Resilience, Ballarat, VURRN Press.  
  • McManus, P., J. Martin, N. Argent, S. Baum, L. Bourke, T. Sorensen, J. Walmsley (2011) ‘The Sustainability of towns, livelihoods and nature in Australia’s Rural Heartlands,’ in J. Martin and T. Budge (eds) The Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance, Resilience, Ballarat, VURRN Press.  
  • Martin J. and T. Budge (2011) Conclusion: A Social Contract and the Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns in J. Martin and T. Budge (eds) The Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance, Resilience, Ballarat, VURRN Press.
  • Martin, J. (2011) ‘Creative, Intellectual and Entrepreneurial Resources for Regional Development through the Lens of the Competing Values Framework: Four Australian Case Studies in K. Kourtit, P. Nijkamp and R. Stough (eds) Drivers of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional Dynamics, Amsterdam, Springer-Verlag.  
  • Brunet de Jailley, E. and J. Martin (2010), ‘Local Government in a Global World: Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspective’ in Brunet de Jailly, E. and J. Martin eds Local Government in a Global World: Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspective, Toronto, University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration Canada.  
  • Brunet de Jailley, E. and J. Martin (2010), ‘Conclusion’ in Brunet de Jailly, E. and J. Martin eds Local Government in a Global World: Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspective, Toronto, University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration Canada.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (2010) ‘Performance Management in Australian Local Government’ in Brunet de Jailly, E. and J. Martin eds Local Government in a Global World: Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspective, Toronto, University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration Canada.  
  • Martin, J. M. Rogers and C. Winter (2009) ‘Introduction’ in J. Martin, M. Rogers and C. Winter (eds) Climate Change in Regional Australia: Social learning and adaptation, Ballarat, VURRN Press.  
  • Martin, J, and E. Quill (2009) ‘Farmers Learning About Climate Change: Going carbon neutral at the Elmore Farm Machinery Field days’ in J. Martin, M. Rogers and C. Winter (eds) Climate Change in Regional Australia: Social learning and adaptation, Ballarat, VURRN Press.  
  • Martin, J. M. Rogers and C. Winter (2009) ‘Conclusion: Managing the Paradoxes of Climate Change in Regional Australia’ in J. Martin, M. Rogers and C. Winter (eds) Climate Change in Regional Australia: Social learning and adaptation, Ballarat, VURRN Press.  
  • Martin, J. (2009) ‘Fiscal Arrangements in Australian Local Government: Out of Step with Contemporary Needs or a Fair Approach to a Diverse System? In EROPA Local Government Center, Tokyo, Comparative Studies of Public Administration X: Local Government Under Stress: Fiscal Retrenchment and Expanding Public Demands on Government, Tokyo, EROPA Local Government Center.  
  • Brunet-Jailly, E and J Martin "Réformes municipales en Australie et au Canada: Enseignements" (2009) in Hubert Gérardin et Jean Brot, Editeurs, L'acteur Public et le Développement, Karthala Presses, Paris, France.  
  • Martin, J. with J. Henshall (2007) ‘The Study of small towns in Victoria revisited’ in Department of Sustainability and Environment, Towns in Time 2001 analysis, DSE, Melbourne, http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/DSE/dsenres.nsf/LinkView/E05D934749B13CE2CA256D3B0005539F5D8F38B915AF5AA1CA256D1A0022BDE accessed 11 October, 2007.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2007) ‘Jobs in the Bush: Global Industries and Inclusive Rural Development’ in G. C. Giarchi (ed) Challenging Welfare Issues in the Global Countryside, Oxford, Blackwell.  
  • Martin, J. (2006) ‘Local Government in the Australian Country Town: New Challenges in the 21st Century’, in M. Rogers and D. R. Jones (eds) The Changing Nature of Australia’s Country Towns, Ballarat, VURRN Press.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2005) ‘Introduction: Participation and Governance in Regional Development’ in R. Eversole and J. Martin (eds) (2005) Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context, Aldershot, Ashgate.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2005) ‘Introduction: Participation and Governance in Regional Economic Development’ in R. Eversole and J. Martin (eds) (2005) Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context, Aldershot, Ashgate.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2005) ‘Introduction: Participation and the Governance of Natural Resources’ in R. Eversole and J. Martin (eds) (2005) Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context, Aldershot, Ashgate.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2005) ‘Introduction: Twin Challenges – Diversity and Exclusion’ in R. Eversole and J. Martin (eds) (2005) Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context, Aldershot, Ashgate.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2005) ‘Introduction: From Local Issues to Responsive Policy – Bridging the Gap’ in R. Eversole and J. Martin (eds) (2005) Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context, Aldershot, Ashgate.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2005) ‘Conclusion: Participation and Governance in Regional Economic Development’ in R. Eversole and J. Martin (eds) (2005) Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context, Aldershot, Ashgate.  
  • Martin, J. (2003) ‘Decentralization in the Australian Federation: Political Power Plays or Creative Tension?’in A. Brillantes Jr, S. Ilago, E. Santiago and B. Edsen (Eds) Decentralization and Power Shift: An Imperative for Good Governance, Manila, Center for Local and Regional Governance, University of the Philippines.  
  • Martin, J. (1997), ‘Interaction Strategies in Graduate Management Education’, in G. Cho and C. McCormack (Eds), Action Learning in Practice: Lessons and Experiences, Canberra, University of Canberra  
  • Martin, J. (1996), ‘Workplace Reform’ in B Dollery and N Marshall (eds) Australian Local Government: Reform and Renewal, Macmillan, Melbourne.  
  • Martin, J. and H. Coventry, (1995), ‘Human Resource Management During Hawke's Fourth Term: From Structural Change to Managerial Challenge’, in J. Stewart (Ed) Hawke’s Fourth Term, Canberra, University of Canberra.

Research Reports:

  • Brumby, S., J. Martin and S. Willder (2013) Sustainable Farm Families: Future Directions, Canberra, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (11/169)
  • Jorgensen, B. S., Martin, J. F., Pearce, M. & Willis, E. (2011). The Drivers of Household Water Consumption: A Regional Case Study Perspective. Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities. Australian Research Council Linkage Project Report.

Refereed journal articles:

  • Winterton, R. J. Warburton, S. Clune and J. Martin (2013) ‘Building Community and Organisational Capacity to Enable Social Participation for Ageing Australian Rural Populations: A Resource-Based Perspective’ Ageing International, DOI 10.1007/s12126-013-9187-2.

  • Jorgensen, B. S., Martin, J. F., Pearce, E., & Willis, E. (2013) ‘Predicting Household Water Consumption with Individual Level Variables. Environment & Behavior. DOI: 10,1177/0013916513482462.

  • Pearce, M., Willis, E., Mamerow, L., Jorgensen, B. S., & Martin, J. F. (2013). Characteristics, attitudes and behaviours of householders with high water use. The Geographical Journal.

  • Winterton, R., S. Clune, J. Warburton, J. Martin, F. McKenzie (2013) ‘Local Governance responses to social inclusion for older rural Victorians: Building resources, opportunities and capabilities’ Australasian Journal on Ageing. DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12015.

  • Willis, E., M. Pearce, L. Mamerow, B. Jorgensen, and J. Martin (2013) ‘Perceptions of Water Pricing during a Drought: A Case Study from South Australia’ Water, 5(1), pp. 197-223.

  • Jorgensen, B. S., Martin, J. F., Pearce, E., & Willis, E. (2013) ‘Difficulties and inconsistencies when using habit strength and reasoned action variables in models of metered household water conservation’ Journal of Environmental Management 115, pp, 124-135.

  • Willis, E., Pearce, M., Mamerow, L., Jorgensen, B. S. & Martin, J. F. (2013). “A healthy scepticism towards water in South Australia. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 33 No. 5&6, pp. 380-395.

  • Pearce. M., Willis, E., Mamerow, L., Jorgensen, B. S. & Martin, J. F. (2012). A rural and urban divide? Attitudinal differences toward water restrictions in South Australia. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 18, 390-417.

  • Martin, J. and Aulich, C. (2012) Political Management in Australian Local Government:  Exploring Roles and Relationships between Mayors and CEOs, Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, University of Technology, Sydney.

  • Jorgensen, B. S., Martin, J. F., Budge, T., Butt, A., Kennedy, M., & Warburton, J. (2012). Where to Invest? A regional analysis of small town development needs in an Australian state. Invited presentation, Tinbergen Institute International Workshop on Regional and Urban Growth:  

  • Martin, J., G. Paget and B. Walisser (2012) ‘Rural municipal development and reform in Canada: Policy learning through local-provincial collaboration.’ Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance (e-journal).

  • Bourke, L., J. Martin, S. Baum, N. Argent, J. Wamsley, P. McManus, B. Pritchard and A. Sorensen (forthcoming) Rural health:  Is it simply a matter of maintaining what’s there? Australian Journal of Rural Health.

  • Willis, E., M. Pearce, L. Mamerow, B. Jorgensen and J. Martin (2012) ‘Perceptions of water pricing during drought: a case study for South Australia’ in Water, 4, 1-x manuscripts; doi: 10.3390/w40x000x.

  • Willis, E., M. Pearce, L. Mamerow, B. Jorgensen and J. Martin (2012) ‘Perceptions of water pricing during drought: a case study for South Australia’ in Water, 4, 1-x manuscripts; doi: 10.3390/w40x000x.

  • McManus, P., J. Wamsley, L. Bourke, J. Martin, S.t Baum, N. Argent, B. Pritchard & A. Sorensen (2011) ‘Rural Community and Rural Resilience: What is important to farmers in keeping their country towns alive? Journal of Rural Studies, 28(1), pp, 20-29.

  • Bill Pritchard, Neil Argent, Scott Baum, Lisa Bourke, John Martin, Phil Mcmanus, Anthony Sorensen and Jim Walmsley (2010) Local – If Possible: How the Spatial Networking of Economic Relations amongst Farm Enterprises Aids Small Town Survival in Rural Australia Regional Studies, 1360-0591, First published on 20 September 2010.  
  • Jorgensen, B. S., Jamieson, R. D., & Martin, J. F. (2010). Income, sense of community and subjective well-being: Combining economic and psychological variables. Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol 31, pp. 612-623.  
  • Paris C, Jorgensen B, Martin J. (2009) The ownership of many homes in Northern Ireland & Australia: Issues for states and localities. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 15(1) 65-80.  
  • Brumby S A, Willder S J, Martin J. (2009) The Sustainable Farm Families Project: changing attitudes to health. Rural and Remote Health, (online) 1012. Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au
  • Martin, J. (2009) ‘Creating balanced partnerships for regional innovation and entrepreneurship: lessons from Australia’s Community Banks®’ International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Vol. 5 (1/2/3): 181-192.  
  • McKenzie, F., J. Martin and C. Paris (2008) ‘Fiscal Policy and Mobility: The Impact of Multiple Residences on the Provision of Place-Based Service Funding.’ Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 53-72.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (2007) "Public Sector Change, Organisational Culture, and Financial Information: A Study of Local Government", Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 66, No. 4, pp. 485-497.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2006) ‘Jobs in the Bush: Global Industries and Inclusive Rural Development’, Social Policy and Administration, Vol. 40, No. 6, December, pp 692-704.  
  • Martin J. (2005) ‘Revisiting the 1986-7 study of small towns in Victoria’: how theory and method in town studies have changed over the last two decades’ Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2005 289–301.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2005) Bridging the Development Gap: Community and Industry Development in Rural Australia, Sustaining Regions, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 19-25.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2005) ‘Attending “Sheepvention” Culture, Identity and Rural Events’ Rural Society, Volume 15 (2) pp. 148-164.  
  • Martin, J. (2005) ‘“If you can’t kill the guru…” Sustaining Communities in the Face of Bureaucratic Dominance’ New Community Quarterly, Volume 2, Issue 4.  
  • Phillips, S. K. R. Marton, J. Martin, M. Ganjemi and M. Stewart (2003) ‘A Baptism of Fire for ‘Participatory Governance’ Issues with Citizen--Government Partnerships in Fighting Fires in Rural Victoria’, Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, Issue Number 109, Canberra, Institute of Public Administration Australia.  
  • Martin, J. F., P. A. Rowe and M. J. Christie (2002) ‘Innovation and Institutional Strategies for Local Enterprise Development, Sustaining Regions, Vol 2, No. 2, pp 27-34.  
  • Kloot, L and J. Martin (2002) ‘Transforming Australian Local Government: Insights into leading management practices’ Accounting, Accountability and Performance, Vol 8 No 2.  
  • Martin, J. and R. Simonds (2002) ‘Managing Competing Values: Leadership Styles of Mayors and CEOs’ in Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 61, No. 3, pp 65-75, September.  
  • Martin, J. (2001) ‘Economic and Community Development through Innovative Local Government’ Sustaining Regions, Vol 1, No. 1, pp 5-17.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (2001) ‘Accountability in Local Government: Explaining Differences’ Accounting, Accountability and Performance, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp 51-72.  
  • Martin, J. and T. Kehren (2001) ‘The Getting of wisdom in Local Governance: Reflections on the Queensland Case.’ The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp 59-65.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (2000) ‘Strategic performance management: A balanced approach to performance management issues in local government’, Management Accounting Research, Vol. 11, No. 2 pp231 - 251.  
  • Martin, J. (2000) ‘Policy Consulting and Public Policy’ Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp 24-35.  
  • Martin, J. (1999) ‘Leadership in Local Government Reform: Strategic Direction versus Administrative Reform’ Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp 24-37.  
  • Atkinson, C., L. Hort and J. Martin (1991), ‘The Effectiveness of Work and Study Combinations for Individuals and Organisations: A Review of a Youth Training Scheme in Australian Local Government’, Asia Pacific HRM, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp 131-137.  
  • Martin, J. (1980) ‘A Framework for Selecting Educational Methods in Work Organisations’ in A. H. Miller (ed), Research and Development in Higher Education. Vol. 3 - Freedom and Control in Higher Education, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Sydney.

Non-refereed reports, papers and journal articles:

  • Brumby, S., S. Willder and J. Martin (2010) By the way, has a changing climate impacted on your health, wellbeing or farm business decisions? Poster presentation 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Geneva 11-15 July  
  • Martin, J. (2009) ‘Regional Australia looks to a smart energy future’ in Ecogeneration, Issue 55 November/December, p. 69.  
  • Martin, J. (2009) ‘Final Comment: Creating our energy future’ in Local Government Manager, Vol 43, No. 3, p. 34.  
  • Martin, J. (2009) ‘Smart power works best when used by bright sparks’ The Age, Tuesday October 6.  
  • Bourke, L., Pritchard, B., Argent, N., Baum, S., Sorenson, A., Martin, J., McManus, P. Walmsley, J. (2008) Australia’s Rural Heartlands, Summary Report of Findings from the Wimmera Region (unpublished research report). Shepparton: School of Rural Health University of Melbourne.  
  • Baddeley, S. and J. Martin (2008) ‘Negotiating the Overlap’ Local Government Manager, Vol 42, No. 2, pp. 18-19.  
  • Martin, J., R. McCaig, J. McLean, T. Miles (2006) ‘Building on Bendigo’s Cycling Bookends: The Madison and the Herald Sun Tour’ paper presented at the Thinking on Two Wheels Conference, Adelaide, January.  
  • Martin, J. (2003) ‘Can I afford not to participate in CPD?’ in Local Government Manager, Melbourne, LGMA.  
  • Martin, J. (2001) ‘We can work it out’ in Local Government Managers Australia Yearbook 2001, Melbourne, LGMA .
  • Martin, J. and R. Simons (2000) ‘Effective Working Relationships Between Mayors and CEOs’ in The Public Interest, December/January.  
  • Martin, J. (2000) ‘No more esoteric discussions’ in Local Government Management, Vol. 34, No. 2, p. 35.  
  • Martin, J. (2000), ‘Local Government and Information Technology: A comparison of US and Australian use’ Local Government Management, Melbourne, Institute of Municipal Management.  
  • Martin, J. (2000), ‘The International Local Government Manager’ IMM Yearbook, Melbourne, Institute of Municipal Management.  
  • Martin, J. (1999) ‘Leadership: Local Government’s Challenge for the 21st Century’ Local Government Management, Melbourne, Institute of Municipal Management.  
  • Martin, J. (1998) ‘The Lessons of Institutional Capacity Building’, Local Government Management, Melbourne, Institute of Municipal Management.  
  • Martin, J. (1993) Review of ‘A Framework for Human Resource Management in the Australian Public Service’ in Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol.. 52, No. 1, March, pp. 128 - 129.  
  • Martin, J. (1991) ‘Workplace Reform in Local Government’, Local Government Management, Vol. 24, No. 5.  
  • Martin, J. (1990) A Review of the Report of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts into the ‘Engagement of External Consultants by Commonwealth Departments’ in Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 49, No 1.  
  • Martin, J. (1989) ‘In Training’, in Local Government Management, Vol.. 22, No. 6.  
  • Martin, J. (1989) ‘Award Restructuring’, in Local Government Management, Vol.. 22, No. 7.  
  • Martin, J. (1989) Review of ‘Applications in Personnel/Human Resource Management’ by Nkomo et al in Asia Pacific Human Resource Management, Vol. 27, No. 4.  
  • Martin, J. (1987) ‘Management Development Revisited’, AITD (ACT) Newsletter, Canberra, April.  

Refereed conference papers:

  • J. Martin, N. Jans, and J. Frazer-Jans (2010) ‘Effective Local Governance and Industry Skills Shortages: Knowing when you are an employer of choice’ paper presented at the 14th IRSPM Conference Berne, Switzerland/7-9 April.  
  • Martin, J., G. Paget and B. Walisser (2010) ‘Governance of Rural Regions and Municipalities in Canada: Seeking common purpose, collaboration and capacity building’ paper presented at the 14th IRSPM Conference Berne, Switzerland/7-9 April.  
  • Ejersbo, N. and J. Martin (2010) Local Government Reform and Service Delivery Options: A Comparative Study of Australian and Danish Local Government’ paper presented at the 14th IRSPM Conference Berne, Switzerland/7-9 April.  
  • Jorgensen, B. S., Jamieson, R. D., & Martin, J. F. (2009). Income and well-being combining economic and psychological approaches. In Behavioural Economics, Economic Psychology: Theory and Policy. Proceedings of the International Association of Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP) / Society for the Advancement of Behavioural Economics (SABE) join conference, Halifax, Canada, July 7-11.  
  • Jorgensen, B. S. & Martin, J. F. (2009). Interactions between social, economic and regulatory aspects of household water consumption. In Behavioural Economics, Economic Psychology: Theory and Policy. Proceedings of the International Association of Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP) / Society for the Advancement of Behavioural Economics (SABE) joint conference, Halifax, Canada, July 7-11.  
  • Jobling, E., J. Martin, E. Quill (2009) ‘Running Regional Events in a Dry Climate: Getting the Practicalities Right for Sustainable Outcomes’ A paper presented at the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organisation, 19th - 22nd July.  
  • Martin, J. and E. Quill (2009) ‘”CO2 and You” – La Trobe University Engagement at the Elmore and District Farm Machinery Field Days’ paper presented at AUCEA National Conference, 8-10 July, Whyalla, South Australia.  
  • Martin, J. (2009) ‘Local to Regional Governance: How the Queensland State Government Tackled its Local Government Challenge’ paper presented in the panel track: New forms of territorial governance, International Research Symposium on Public Management annual conference, Copenhagen, 6-8 April.  
  • Paris, C. B. Jorgensen and J. Martin (2008) ‘The ownership of many homes in Northern Ireland & Australia: Issues for states and localities’ paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Australasian Regional Sciences Conference, Adelaide, Dec 3.  
  • Martin, J. (2008) ‘Measuring Intra-regional Endogenous Growth: Lessons from two Victorian rural case studies’ International Workshop on Regional Endogenous Development: Measurement, Models and Empirical Investigation, University of Queensland, February 18.  
  • McKenzie, F., J. Martin, C. Paris and J. Reynolds (2007) ‘Mobility and multiple residential dynamics in contemporary city regions,’ paper presented at the State of Australian Cities Conference, Adelaide, 27-29 November.  
  • Brunet-Jailly, E. and J. Martin (2007) ‘Local Government in a Global World: Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspective’, paper presented at the ATM Conference, FUCam, Mons, Belgium, 14-15 May and Saskatoon (Saskatchewan, Canada) CPSA Conference 30 May to 2 June.  
  • Martin, J. and E. Jackson (2007) ‘New Public Management and Sustainable Development: Water Security in South Eastern Australia’ paper presented at IRSPM XI 2-5 April 2007 Potsdam University, Germany.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (2006) ‘Public Sector Change, Organisational Culture and Financial Information’ presented at the 2006 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference, Wellington 2-4 July.  
  • Martin, J. (2006) Creating Balanced Partnerships for Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Lessons from Australia’s Community Banks®, paper presented at the Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, May 30.  
  • Brumby, S., J. Martin and S. Willder (2006) ‘The Sustainable Farm Families Project: Changing Farmer Attitudes to Health’ presented at the APEN Conference, “Practice Change for Sustainable Communities: Exploring Footprints, Pathways and Possibilities” Beechworth, 6-8 March.  
  • Martin, John (2005) “Revisiting the 1987 'Study of Small Towns in Victoria': how theory and method in town studies have changed over the last two decades.” In P. Dalziel (Ed) Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International, Manukau City 27-30 September. CD- ROM published by AERU, Lincoln University, ISBN 0-909042-66-7, pp. 329-340.  
  • Martin, J. (2005) ‘Rates, Taxes, Fees and Charges: Innovative Revenue Raising and Investment Strategies in Australian Local Government Which Encourage Participation and Community Sustainability’ International Conference on Engaging Communities, 14-17 August 2005, Brisbane.  
  • Martin, J. (2005) ‘Local Government in the Australian Country Town: New Challenges in the 21st Century’, presented at the 2nd Country Towns Conference, Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, Latrobe University Bendigo, 11-13 July.  
  • Courvisanos, J. and J. Martin (2005) ‘Developing Policy for Australia’s Small Towns: from Anthropology to Sustainability” presented at the 2nd Country Towns Conference, Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, Latrobe University Bendigo, 11-13 July.  
  • Martin, J. (2005) ‘Best Value in Victorian Local Government: Inappropriate Measures or a Mexican Stand off? paper presented at the The Ninth International Research Symposium on Public Management (IRSPM IX), Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 6 – 8 April 2005.  
  • Brumby, S., J. Martin and S. Willder (2005) ‘The Sustainable Farming Families Project’ Australian Health Promotion Association 15th National Rural Health Conference, Alice Springs.  
  • Martin, J. (2005) ‘“If you can’t kill the guru…” Sustaining Communities in the Face of Bureaucratic Dominance’ Western Decision Sciences Institute 34th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (2004) ‘The impact of organizational culture on outcomes oriented financial management and control systems in local government’ European Accounting Association annual Meeting, Prague.  
  • Faris, R. and J. Martin (2004) ‘The Likelihood of Learning Communities: A Canadian Australian Perspective’ 2004 ACSANZ Conference, Sydney 23-26 September.  
  • Martin, J. (2004) ‘”Learning Towns” and Local Government: Kindred Spirits or Conspirators in State-sponsored Community Development?’ 28th Australia and New Zealand Regional Sciences Association Inc. Annual Conference, Wollongong, 28 September – 1 October.  
  • Martin, J. (2004) ‘The Complementary Role of Central and Local Government in Community Engagement and Capacity Building’ 19th EAROPH World Planning and Housing Congress and National Housing Conference, Melbourne, September.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2004) ‘Jobs in the Bush: Global Industries and Inclusive Rural Development, paper presented at the XI World Congress of Rural Sociology, Trondheim, Norway, 25 – 30 July.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (2004) "The Impact of Organisational Culture on Outcomes Oriented Financial Management and Control Systems in Local Government" 27th annual congress of the EAA, Prague, April 2004.  
  • Martin, J. (2004) ‘Intergovernmental Revenue Sharing, Subsidiarity and Regionalisation: Lessons from a Centenarian’, International Research Symposium on Public Management VIII, Budapest Hungary, March-April.  
  • Eversole, R. and J. Martin (2004) ‘Showcasing Regional Culture: The “Sheepvention” Research Report’, Western Decision Sciences Institute 33rd Annual Meeting, Manzanillo Mexico, April.  
  • Martin, J. (2003) ‘The Commonwealth Inquiry into Local Government and Cost Shifting: The New Institutional Theory and Challenges to Australian Intergovernmental Relations’ The IPAA National Conference Vision 2020 – Academic Day.  
  • Rowe, P. A., M. Christie, and J. F. Martin (2003) ‘Leadership Support: A Necessary Condition to Open the “Black Box” of Sharing Tacit Knowledge” Academy of Management Meeting , Seattle, 1-6 August.  
  • Martin, J. (2003) ‘Developing performance management strategies that matter: Local governments’ response to the politicisation of intergovernmental revenue sharing,’ Western Decision Sciences 32 Annual Meeting, Kauai, 15 – 20 April.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (2003) ‘Developing strategic financial management control systems in local government,’ European Accounting Association, Seville, Spain, April.  
  • Martin, J. (2002) ‘Operationalising the Triple Bottom Line: Catchment Management Authority Responses to the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality,’ Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2002 Conference, UTS Sydney 2 - 4 December.  
  • Gudmundsson, A., J. Martin, G Southey, and M Kimber, (2002) ‘Co-ordinating and Managing Flexible Delivery,’ 3rd Conference on Innovative Teaching in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, November 8 -9.  
  • Martin, J., P. Rowe and M. Christie (2002) ‘Striking a Balance Between Structure and Innovation for Local Economic Development’ Western Decision Sciences Institute 31st Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 2 – 6 April.  
  • Rowe, P. M. Christie and J. Martin (2001) ‘The Pursuit of Entrepreneurial Economic Development by Local Government CEOs’: Sensemaking in the New Millenium’ Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management annual meeting, Queensland.  
  • Martin, J. (2001) ‘Public Sector Reform in Local Government: The Case of Queensland, Australia’, Fifth International Research Symposium on Public Management, Building publicprivate partnerships: theoretical and empirical developments, Barcelona, 9 - 11 April.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (2001) ‘Management Practices in Australian Local Government’ Western Decision Sciences Institute 30th conference, Vancouver, April.  
  • Martin, J., Jimmieson, N., and Southey, G.N. (1999). Queensland local government management competencies for the 21st century. Paper presented at the 49th Institute of Municipal Management state conference. Longreach, Queensland, October, 19th - 22nd .  
  • Jimmieson, N., Martin, J., & Southey, G.N. (1999) Queensland local government management competencies: Successful strategies for the new millennium. [Refereed abstract/poster paper] presented at ANZAM'99. Hobart, Tasmania, December 1st-4th.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (1999) ‘Accountability in Local Government: explaining differences across state systems’ (Presented by invitation at Curtin University Perth September, and at EAA congress, Munich, March 2000 and Western Decision Sciences Institute 29th conference, Hawaii, April 2000.  
  • Kloot, L. and J. Martin (1999) ‘Strategic Performance Management: A balanced approach to performance management issues in Australian local government’ presented to European Accounting Conference, Bordeaux, France, May.

Non-refereed conference papers:

  • Martin, J. (2009) ‘Small Local Governments in Australia and Canada: How Central Governments Partner with Rural Councils for Effective Local Governance’ paper presented at International Research Symposium on Public Management annual conference, Copenhagen, 6-8 April.  
  • McManus, P and Martin J, (2008) Environmental and Social Engagement in Rural Heartlands, presented to the Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart, 29 June - 3 July 2008.  
  • Martin, J. (2006) ‘Local Partnerships: Lessons from the Community Banks’ paper presented at the Governments and Communities Partnerships: From Theory to Practice, University of Melbourne Centre for Public Policy, Melbourne 25 September.  
  • Martin, J. (2005) ‘Rates, Taxes, Fees and Charges: Innovative Revenue Raising and Investment Strategies in Australian Local Government Which Encourage Participation and Community Sustainability’, Workshop Session 3: Engaging Communities/Civil Society Organisations in Social Auditing, Public Finance Reforms and Generating Financial Resources: Best and Good Practices. International Conference On Engaging Communities, 14-17 August, Brisbane.  
  • Martin, J. (2005) ‘Creating Capability: the role of participation and governance in regional development’ paper presented at the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australian conference Rockhampton, 5-7 September.  
  • Faris, R. and J. Martin (2004) ‘The Likelihood of Learning Communities: A Canadian Australian Perspective’ paper presented at the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand, Sydney.  
  • Martin, J. (2004) ‘Doing Research on and with Regional Communities: Striking a Balance Between Regional Development Policy from the Centre and the Periphery’ paper presented at the Department of Transport and Regional Services Inaugural National Regional Research Colloquium, Olim’s Hotel Canberra, 19 February.  
  • Martin, J. (2004) ‘Local Government Performance Management and Equitable Intergovernmental Revenue Sharing: The Duopoly of Sustainable Decentralization’ paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Decentralization, Manila, Philippines, 7-9 October.  
  • Martin, J. (2003) ‘Decentralization in the Australian Federation: Political Power Play or Creative Tension? paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Decentralization, Manila, Philippines, 25-27 July.  
  • Martin, J. (2001), ‘Choose your Management Reform’ to the 2001 Local Government Managers Australia National Congress, Brisbane, 15 May.  
  • Martin J. (2001) ‘Corporate Governance in Developing Nations’ IPAA (Qld) Annual Conference: Corporate Governance: Building Trust and Credibility, Friday 24 August.  
  • Martin, J. (2000) ‘The role of local government in planning for economic development,’ to the Royal Australian Planning Institute, Brisbane 14 April.  
  • Martin, J. (1999) ‘Australian local government into the new millennium,’ Keynote Address to the WA IMM State Conference, Scarborough, 27 October.  
  • Martin, J. (1999) ‘Performance Management in Australian Local Government: The Cornerstone of Managerial and Organisational Performance’ to International Congress on Local Government Engineering and Public Works, Sydney, 25 August.  
  • Martin, J. (1999) ‘A Model for Best Practice Bargaining; or the “Prisoners’ Dilemma: in a Nutshell’, to the Local Government Association of Queensland Best Practice Bargaining For Year 2000 and Beyond Seminar, Carlton Crest Hotel, 7 May.  
  • Martin, J. (1998) ‘Taking Leadership into the 21st Century’ the annual Arthur Forno Oration delivered as the Keynote Address to the Qld IMM State Conference, Cairns, October.  
  • Martin, J. (1997) ‘The Victorian Experience: Political and Managerial Choice in Local Government Reform’ Keynote Address at NSW IMM Best Practice Seminar, Sydney, September.  
  • Martin, J. (1997), ‘Negotiation Skills and Organisational Change’, paper presented at AHRI Human Resources Week, 25-3- August.  
  • Martin, J. (1997), ‘Strategic Choice in Public Sector Reform: The Performance Imperative’, paper presented at AHRI Human Resources Week, 25-3- August.  
  • Martin, J. (1997), ‘Local Government Reform: Where are we now?’ paper presented to the 9th National Local Government Engineering Conference, Melbourne, August.  
  • Martin, J. (1997) ‘Strategic Performance Measurement: CCT and Local Governance’ paper presented to the 1997 Competitive Tendering Conference, Future Performance of Local Government, Melbourne, August.  
  • Martin, J. (1996) ‘Labour Market Trends and HRM in Australia’, to the International Conference: Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice, Alma-Ata Management School, Almaty, Kazakstan, 26 April.  
  • Martin, J. (1994)’From Operations to Strategy - Environmental Health in the New Local Government’, paper presented to the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, Melbourne.  
  • Martin, J. and M. Reynolds, (1994) ‘Opportunities Don’t Come Twice’, paper presented to the Municipal Association of Tasmania 1994 Annual Conference, Hobart, 2 June.  
  • Martin, J. (1988) ‘The Managerial Role in Meeting the Human Resource Challenge’, Conference Proceedings from the National Conference The Human Resource Challenge for Local Government, Canberra, 16 - 17 February, Local Government Training Council, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. and C. Paris (1987) ‘Personnel Management in Local Public Services’, paper presented at EROPA Conference, Tokyo, April.  
  • Martin, J. (1985) ‘The Training of H.R.D. Practitioners: The Role of Tertiary Education and the IPMA’, paper presented at the N.S.W. IPMA Divisional Conference, Canberra, 27-29 September.  
  • Martin, J. (1984) ‘Changes in Educational Administration Necessary to Cope with Technological Change’, paper presented to the Eleventh National Conference of the Australian Council for Educational Administration, Canberra, 26-31 August.

Other publications:

  • Martin, J. (2008) ‘What makes regional communities sustainable? How local government can play a role’ in Council Leader, June/ July, p. 35.  
  • Martin, J. (1995) Strategic Management: Policy Development and Resource Allocation, a training manual for the NSW Local Government and Shires Association.  
  • Martin, J., L. Cutts, M. Hones and M. Regnis (eds) (1990) Workplace Reform: Local Government - Pacesetter or Follower? Conference Proceedings and Overview, Canberra, National Local Government Training Council.  
  • Martin, J. (editor) (1990) Jobs in the Future Canberra: An Employment Strategy for the ACT, ACT Government, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. (1990) Human Resource Management in Local Government, Australian Centre for Local Government Studies, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. (1990) What's Your Investment in Training? National Local Government Training Council, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. and J. Barker (Eds) (1989) Career Planning and Development in Australian Local Government: The Manager's Perspective, Local Government Training Council, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. (1986) ‘New Zealand Local Government in the 1990s’, mimeograph, Australian Centre for Local Government Studies, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. (editor) (1986) Innovations and Opportunity in Local Government, Local Government Issues Program No. 5, September, Australian Centre for Local Government Studies, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. (editor) (1985) Public Participation as Market Research, Australian Centre for Local Government Studies, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. (editor) (1985) Managing the Smaller Authority, Local Government Issues Program No. 3, June, Australian Centre for Local Government Studies, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. and M. Lynch (1984) Management Report to Glenorchy City Council, Australian Centre for Local Government Studies, Canberra.  
  • Martin, J. (1984) Public Participation in Local Government - A Set of Readings, Australian Centre for Local Government Studies, Canberra.

 

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