People

Director

Professor Karin Sanders

Professor OB and HRMPhD, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, BA, MA, Psychology and Research methods, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Research interests

  • The effects of employees' perceptions of Human Resource Management on the attitudes and behaviours, in terms of cooperative behaviour, commitment, knowledge sharing, team learning and (short term) absenteeism of employees
  • The effects of alignment between line managers and HRM managers on the organizational climate, defined as shared perception of the organization of employees within a team, and on employees' attitudes and behaviours
  • Multi actor, multi level and multi method research designs

Entrepreneurship researchers

Dr Martin Bliemel, Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

He joined the School of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the UNSW Australia Business School from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Research interests: His research focuses on the use and development of entrepreneurial networks. Before completing his PhD he worked as a mechanical engineer in one of Canada's 50 Best Managed companies and completed his MBA at Queen's University. He also founded a business consulting company to help entrepreneurs with market research, financial modelling, business plans and raising capital. He was also a mentor with New Ventures Business Competition and a presentation room manager at the Angel Forum.

Jenny Buchan, Associate Professor, Taxation and Business Law

Research interests: Franchising law and policy, insolvency as it affects franchise networks, property law, stakeholder participation in regulatory reform.

J Peter Murman, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Research interests: Strategic management, technical change, evolutionary theories in management and economics, sociology of organizations, business history, technology management, iternational business.

Salih Zeki Ozdemir, Senior Lecturer of Strategic Management

Research interests: Social network analysis, evolution of networks, social exchange theory, organizational ecology.

Jerry Parwada, Professor of Finance, Acting Head of the School of Banking and Finance

Research interests: Funds management, international financial markets, investor behaviour.

Gavin Schwarz, Senior Lecturer of Organisation and Management

Research interests: Organisational change, organisational decline and failure, organisation design and effective organisation structures for change.

Jo-Ann Suchard, Associate Professor of Banking and Finance

Research interests: Initial public offerings, seasoned offerings, venture capital, corporate governance.