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Donella Caspersz

Dr Donella Caspersz

Lecturer
Management and Organisations (UWA Business School)

Contact details
Address
Management and Organisations (UWA Business School)
The University of Western Australia (M261)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2927
Fax
+61 8 6488 5554
Email
donella.caspersz@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BAppSc(SW) Curtin, GradDipCareerEd E.Cowan, MIR PhD W.Aust.
Biography
Donella Caspersz (Phd, University of Western Australia) is a Lecturer in Management and Organisations at the University of Western Australia. Donella researches and teaches in areas related to the disciplines of both management and employment relations. Donella is a member of the editorial boards for the Journals Family Business Review and Journal of Small Business Management.
Key research
Family Business
Service-Learning
Temporary Labour Migration
Good Faith (Bargaining)
Publications

Book Chapters

Koeberle-Schmid, A & Caspersz, D (2013), Family governance bodies: a conceptual typology in Elgar Handbook of Research in Family Business, 2nd edition (eds) S Goel, K Smyrnios & P Poutziouris, Edward-Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. p125-142.

Kavanagh, M., Caspersz, D., Levak, N & Sargent , L (2012) Business Education in the 21st Century: examining the antecedents and consequences of student team virtuality. Final Report 2012. Australian Government Office of Learning & Teaching.

White, D., Caspersz, D & Gillan, M (2012) Good faith bargaining under the Fair Work Act 2009 in Fair Work Act: Revision or Restitution ( ed) Abbott, K. McKinnon, B., Morris, L & Saville, K..Heidleberg. Heidleberg Press, pp49-75.

Gillan, M.P., Lambert, R.V., Caspersz, D.M., Biyanwila, S.J. 2006, Prospects of a Counter-Movement to Radical market Politics in Australia in WorkChoices: The New Industrial Relations Agenda, Pearson Education Australia , Sydney

Book Chapter (Commercial)

Caspersz, D., Skene, J & Wu, M (2012) Managing student teams guide. Revised version. HERDSA Guide Series. Milperra, NSW. Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia.

Gillan, M.P., Lambert, R.V., Caspersz, D.M., Biyanwila, S.J. 2006, Prospects of a Counter-Movement to Radical market Politics in Australia in WorkChoices: The New Industrial Relations Agenda, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney

Journal Articles (Scholarly Refereed)

Caspersz, D., & Olaru, D (2015) The Value of Service-Learning: The Student Perspective, Studies in Higher Education, DOI:10.1080/03075079.2015.1070818, published online 11 Sep 2015

Caspersz, D., & Thomas, J (2015) Developing positivity in family business leaders. Family Business Review. 28(1), 60-75.

Caspersz, D., & Stasinska, A (2015) Can we teach effective listening: an exploratory study. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice Vol 12, Issue 4, http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/

Caspersz, D., & Olaru, D., (2013) Why do students differ in the value they place on pro-social activities?, Journal of Sociology, Published online before print July 10, 2013, doi: 10.1177/1440783313492239

Caspersz, D (2013) Organising international migrant labour: international comparisons (editorial, guest editor) Journal of Industrial Relations, April 2013; vol. 55, 2: pp. 169-173

Caspersz, D. and Olaru, D. (2013) Developing ‘emancipatory’ interest: learning to create social change, Higher Education Research and Development (HERDSA) Journal, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2013.832166.

Caspersz, D., Olaru, D., & Smith, L. (2012) Striving for definitional clarity: What is service learning?, The Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement (AUCEA), 7(1), 1-20, available at http://www.aucea.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Autumn2012.pdf.

Caspersz, D., Gillan, M & White D, State (2012), Ideology and the Emergence of ‘Good Faith’ Collective Bargaining in Australia, Journal of Industrial Relations. 53(5). 632-646

Caspersz, D., Kavanagh, M & Whitton, D (2012) Can service-learning be institutionalized? The case study of SIFE in Australia. The Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement (AUCEA), 7(1), 39-55, available at http://www.aucea.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Autumn2012.pdf.

Gillan, M., Caspersz, D & White, D (2011). Test of Faith: Good Faith Bargaining in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol 24, 2, 95-121.

Teo, H & Caspersz, D. 2011, Dissenting Discourse: exploring alternatives to the whistleblowing/silence dichotomy. Journal of Business Ethics, vol 104, 2, 237-249.

Lou, J & Caspersz, D, 2010 The Applicability of Theory Perspectives to Understanding Governance in Small to Medium Size Family Firms International Journal of Management Case Studies. 13, 1, 56-67, www.ijmc.org

Todd, P.A., Caspersz, D. Sutherland, M.J. 2006, 'Employers' Choices in Workplace Regulation: Individual Agreements', The Journal of Industrial Relations, 48, 4, pp. 507-521.

Todd, P.A., Caspersz, D.M., Sutherland, M.J. 2006, 'Employers' Choices in Workplace Regulation: Individual Agreements', The Journal of Industrial Relations, 48, 4, pp. 507-521.

Caspersz, D.M. 2006, 'The 'Talk' versus the 'Walk': High Performance Work Systems, Labour Market Flexibility and Lessons from Asian Workers', Asia-Pacific Business Review, 12, 2, pp. 149-161.

Caspersz, D.M. 2003, 'Asian Working Women and Agency: Their Voices', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14, 1, pp. 49-63.

Caspersz, D.M., Ford, M. 2003, 'Alternative Ways of Organising: Asian Labour's Response to the 'New' Globalisation', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14, 1, pp. 1-7.


Conference Publications (Full Refereed)

Casado, R & Caspersz, D, (2016) From opportunity to insecurity: the psychological contract of highly skilled immigrants in Western Australia, Building Sustainable Workforce Futures, AIRAANZ, 10-12 Feb, 2016, Sydney, Australia.

Caspersz, D., Fells, R., & Proud J (2016) Exploring the practice of good faith bargaining, Building Sustainable Workforce Futures, AIRAANZ, 10-12 Feb, 2016, Sydney, Australia.

Leung, E & Caspersz, D (2016) Exploring Worker Consciousness in China, Building Sustainable Workforce Futures, AIRAANZ, 10-12 Feb, 2016, Sydney, Australia.

Caspersz, D & Thomas, J (2015) Understanding how family business managers learn, International Family Enterprise Research Academy, Tradition and Innovations in Family Business, 2015 Annual Conference, Hamburg, Germany. 30th June – 2nd July, https://uofi.app.box.com/ifera2015-proceedings

Caspersz, D., Baillie, C., Bourgault du Cordray, C., Olaru, D., Playford, D., Stasinska, A., & Smith, L (2015) Listening and the Transformative Potential of Service Learning, Teaching and Learning Uncapped, UWA, Perth, 29-30 January, https://www.wand.edu.au/teaching-and-learning-forum-2015-abstracts

Caspersz, D. & Olaru, D. (2015), How to Develop Social Entrepreneurs in Higher Education? A Cross-Country Comparison, Teaching and Learning Uncapped, UWA, Perth, 29-30 January, https://www.wand.edu.au/teaching-and-learning-forum-2015-abstracts

Caspersz, D & Stasinska, A (2015) Using open space to promote reflective listening, Teaching and Learning Uncapped, UWA, Perth, 29-30 January, https://www.wand.edu.au/teaching-and-learning-forum-2015-abstracts

Caspersz, D., Bourgault du Cordray, C., Baillie, C., Olaru, D., Playford, D., Stasinska, A., & Smith, L (2015) Transformative Listening and Transformative Service Learning, International Society for the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, Melbourne, Australia, 27-30 October. (http://www.issotl2015.com.au/program.html)

Caspersz, D., Broons, J., Thomas, J (2015) learning to Lead: a conceptual understanding of liminality and accumulation of positivity, 29th Annual Conference, Australia New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, NZ, 2-4 December.

Caspersz, D & Thomas, J (2015) Understanding how family business managers learn, International Family Enterprise Research Academy, 2015 Annual Conference, Hamburg, Germany.

Caspersz, D & Broons, J (2015) How a family business roundtable works for a family business, Family Firm Institute, Research & Education Symposium, London.

Caspersz, D. & Olaru, D. (2015), How to Develop Social Entrepreneurs in Higher Education? A Cross-Country Comparison, Teaching and Learning Forum 2015, UWA, Perth, 29-30 January.

Caspersz, D., & Gregory, S., 2014, ‘Conceptualizing Family Influence in Family Business: Using Moral Economy’, Paper presented at 28th ANZAM Conference, 3-5 December 2014, Sydney, Australia.

Caspersz, D., & Gregory, S., 2014, A Moral Economy Interpretation of Family Influence in Family Business, Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association 2014 Conference, Challenging Identities, Institutions & Communities, 24 – 27 November, University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Caspersz, D., Graves, C., & Thomas, J (2013) Corporate Governance in Australian Family Businesses. 13th Annual IFERA World Family Business Conference, St Gallen July 2-5, 2013, http://www.ifera2013.ifera.org/images/pdfs/ifera2013-proceedings.pdf.

Casado, R & Caspersz D (2013) What is the deal? Using the Psychological Contract to Understand the Employment Relations of Highly Skilled Immigrants in Western Australia's Labour Market. 8th Asian Regional Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), 9-12th April, Melbourne.

Caspersz, D., Gillan, M & Smith, L (2013) Mapping Interpretations of Voice. 27th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference, 6-8th February, Perth.

Casado, R & Caspersz D (2013) What is the deal? Propositions for an exploratory investigation on skilled immigrants’ perceptions regarding their employment relationships in Australia. 27th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference, 6-8th February, Perth.

Caspersz, D & Wright, C (2013) The work and settlement of temporary labour migrants in Australia. 8th Asian Regional Congress, International Labour and Employment Relations Association. 9-12 April. Melbourne.

Caspersz, D & Wright C (2013) The Contours of Temporary Labour Migration in Australia (Visa 457) Reflections, Intersections & Aspirations, 25-28 November, 2013, Monash University Caulfield Campus.

Caspersz, D (2012) The effect of politics, ideas and discourse in policy swings regulating the employment of temporary labour migration in Australia 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference, 8-10 February, Brisbane.

Caspersz D., & Casado, R (2012) Letting go: management transition from founder CEO to external CEO. 12th Annual International Family Enterprise Research Academy Conference, June 26-29, Universite Bordeaux IV, France.

Caspersz, D., Olaru, D., & Smith, L. (2012) The Value of Service-Learning: The Student Perspective, 26th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, 5-7 December 2012, Perth.

Caspersz, D., Olaru, D., & Smith, L. (2012) Service-Learning: is it only in the hyphen?, presentation at the T&L Month UWA, 17th of May 2012.

Caspersz, D., Kavanagh, M., Sargent, L, 2011, “Virtuality in TeamWork: The UWA Case Study”, WA T & L Forum, February 2011.

Sargent, L., Kavanagh, M., Caspersz, D., Levak, N., & Chia, A, 2011, Student Team Virtuality: examining student experiences and outcomes. Paper presented to the Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, Texas, August.

Caspersz, D., Gillan, M & White, D. 2011, State, ideology and the emergence of ‘good faith’ collective bargaining in Australia. presented at Fair Work Australia and the Legacy of the Commission Colloquium, University of Sydney, 24 February, 2011.

Teo, H & Caspersz, D, 2011, Beyond Policy: Creating a Climate for Effective Internal Whistleblowing, APSACC Conference, Fremantle Western Australia.

Sargent, L., Kavanagh, M., Caspersz, D., Levak, N & Chia, A 2011, Student Team Virtuality: Lessons Learned, T & L Colloquium, University of Melbourne. August 2011.

Caspersz, D., Kavanagh, M., Sargent, L., Lee, G. 2011. Implementing Virtual Student Teams: A UWA Case Study. UWA T & L Colloquium, June 2011, UWA

Sargent, L., Kavanagh, M., Caspersz, D & Levak, N 2010 “Implementing virtual student teams: An experiential workshop on why, how and when?” 24th Annual ANZAM 2010 Conference, Adelaide from 6 – 10 December (Workshop)

Caspersz, D & Thomas, J 2010 Family Enterprise Education Through Forums. Conference Proceedings, Family Firm Institute. New Game? New Rules. Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Oct 13-16, vol 1 number 47, http://www.ffi.org/default.asp?id=309 (voted one of 3 most popular articles from the Education Symposium)

Caspersz, D & Thomas, J 2010. Evaluating Managerial Round Tables for Family Business: The Case Study of FORUM in Australia. 10th Annual IFERA World Family Business Research Conference. (Hadjieliaas, E & Bartoln , T (eds). Lancaster University Management School, pp18-20

Caspersz, D & Barratt, T, 2010, Conceptualising an Active Society: A Research Framework Illustrated with YR@W, Social Causes, Private Lives, TASA, 6-9 Dec, MacQuarie University.

Caspersz, D, 2009, Organising Temporary Migrant Workers in Australia, 15th World Congress International Industrial Relations Association, 24-27 August, 2009, Sydney.

Tracey, W., Caspersz, D & Lambert, R, 2009, Recovering an Optimism of Agency: Multi-Scalar Organising in the Triton Dispute, The Future of Sociology, TASA, Conference Solutions, Canberra, (Eds) Stewart Lockie, David Bissell, Alastair Greig, Maria Hynes, David Marsh, Larry Saha, Joanna Sikora and Dan Woodman.

Caspersz, D, 2009, Creating an Active Society & Counter-Movement: the YR@W campaign, The Future of Sociology, TASA, Conference Solutions, Canberra, (Eds) Stewart Lockie, David Bissell, Alastair Greig, Maria Hynes, David Marsh, Larry Saha, Joanna Sikora and Dan Woodman.

Cornejo, G., Eveline, J and Caspersz, D 2008 Women in the Legal Profession: The Impact of Male Networks and Work-Family Balance on the Career Advancement of Women Lawyers to the Partnership Level in Private Law Firms¹, Engendering Leadership Conference, UWA, July 21-24.

Caspersz D & Tracy W, 2008. Community Solidarity and Trade Union Revival in Australia Using Polyani and Foucault. ISA Mid Term Conference, Barcelona.

Caspersz, D., & Winterton, J 2008 Responding to student poverty by enhancing financial literacy: Finance for Life and SIFE at the University of Western Australia, AUCEA 8th Conference, 9-11 July, University of Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast & Fraser Islands

Caspersz, D, 2007. Responding to Trade Union Decline in Australia. TASA/SAANZ Joint Conference, 4-7 December, Auckland, New Zealand. http://www.tasa.org.au/conference

Caspersz, D & Wu, M, 2007 Using human resources and business strategy to maximise family firm performance: Perceptions of family firm owners and managers in Western Australia. Family Enterprise Research Conference, April 27-29, 2007, Monterrey, Mexico.

Caspersz, D 2007.Temporary Migration into Australia: Reviewing Labour Issues. 12th International Metropolis Conference, 8-12 October, 2007. Melbourne, Australia. http://www.metropolis2007.org/wednesday1.php

Caspersz, D.M., Skene, J.A., Wu, M.T.W. 2006, 'Managing cultural diversity in student teams: A proposed conceptual framework', Critical Visions: Thinking Learning and Researching in Higher Education, Milperra, New South Wales, 29, pp. 73-80.

Gillan, M.P., Caspersz, D.M. 2005, 'The introduction of Good Faith Bargaining in Western Australia: Policy Origins and Implications for Collective Bargaining', AIRAANZ (Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand) Conference 2005: Reworking work, Sydney, Australia, 1, pp. 221-229.

Caspersz, D & Wu, M 2005 Western Australian Family Business, Strategy and Human Resource Practices. Hutchinson, P (ed). Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference: Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand, Centre for Business Research, University of New England, pp xxvi+931.

Caspersz, D.M., Skene, J., Wu, M. 2005, 'Principles and Guidelines in Managing Student Teams', Teaching and Learnng Forum 2005, Murdoch University, Western Australia, pp. N/A.

Caspersz, D.M., Skene, J., Wu, M. 2005, 'Student Teams: A Core Strategy in Business Education Programmes', Enterprise Education for the 21st Century, http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com/sydneyconference.html, 1, 2, pp. N/A.

Todd, P.A., Caspersz, D.M., Sutherland, M. 2004, '"Out with the Individual Agreements, in with the Collective Bargaining... Did Someone Forget to Tell the Employers?": Employers' Responses to the Changes in Western Australia's Regulatory Framework', 18th AIRAANZ Conference, Queensland, Australia, 2004, pp. 525-534.

Caspersz, D.M., Wu, M., Skene, J. 2003, 'Factors Influencing Effective Performance of Universtiy Student Teams', Annual International HERDSA Conference, Australia, 26, pp. N/A CD Rom.

Caspersz, D.M., Skene, J., Wu, M. 2003, 'Assessing Student Team Projects', 12th Teaching and Learning Forum, Mt Lawley, Western Australia, 2003, pp. www.ecu.edu.au/conferences/tlf/2003/pub/index.htm.

Caspersz, D.M., Lim, T.C. 2003, 'Letting the Outsider In: Non-Family Managers inWestern Australian Family Business', 17th ANZAM (Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management) 2003 Conference, Perth, Australia, 2003, pp. N/A - CD Rom.

Caspersz, D.M., Wu, M.T.W., Skene, J.A. 2002, 'The influence of gender and country-of-origin effects on student processes in team projects', HERDSA 2002, 25, pp. 98-105.

Caspersz, D.M. 2002, 'Worker Agency Within a Neo-liberal World?', AIRAANZ Conference 2002, New Zealand, 1, pp. 126-135.

Caspersz, D.M., Skene, J.A., Wu, M.T.W. 2002, ''Team Members That Bring You Down Dead': The Antecedents of Student Willingness to Participate in Team Projects', Teaching Learning Forum 2002, Mt Lawley, Western Australia, 2002, pp. 23-29.


Other Noteworthy Publications

Caspersz, D (2015) Podcast with Family Business Review, Developing Positivity to Manage, Family Business Review

Caspersz, D (2015) Learning to Lead A Family Business, UWA Business School Blog, https://blog.biz.uwa.edu.au/learning-to-lead-a-family-business/

Caspersz, D (2015) Family Business: what do we know about them? Skilled Migrant Professionals, Winter, https://www.joomag.com/magazine/skilled-migrant-professionals-winter-2015/0930100001437209757?page=8

D Caspersz & S Prott, 2007. Enhancing Managerial Effectiveness in Family Business Using FORUM, paper presented to Small Business Development Conference, 28-31st October, 2007, Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth WA.

D Caspersz, 2007.Temporary Migration into Australia: Reviewing Labour Issues. 12th International Metropolis Conference, 8-12 October, 2007. Melbourne, Australia. http://www.metropolis2007.org/wednesday1.php.

D Caspersz & Kailis. G. 2005. No Family is an Island – what about your other employees? Family Business – The Competitive Edge. FBA One Day Event. Royal Perth Yacht Club. Perth.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Member, UWA Ethics Committee
Convenor, Annual Family Business Lecture, UWA
Co-convenor, Annual WA Migration Update
External Relations Director, International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA)
Western Region Coordinator, Enactus Australia
Future research
Positivity and Family Business Leadership
Belongingness in Temporary Labour Migrants
Listening in Service Learning
Funding received
UWA Educational Priorities, "Listening and the Transformative Capacity of Service-Learning" (2014, CI Caspersz) $5 000

UWA Teaching Fellowship, “Service-Learning in the UWA Business School” (2011, CIs Caspersz & Olaru) $ 20.053

Australian Learning & Teaching Council “Business Education in the 21st Century : Examining the antecedents and consequences of student team virtuality”. (2008, CIs Kavanagh, M., Caspersz, D (Deputy Project leader)., Sargeant, L, Australian Learning & Teaching Council, $ 145 000

School of Economics and Commerce Research Grant Scheme “Employer Choices in Workplace Coverage”, (2003, CIs, Todd & Caspersz). $ 6000

School of Economics and Commerce Research Grant Scheme “ Evaluating The Role Of ‘Good Faith Bargaining’ On Bargaining Processes And Outcomes: The West Australian Case.” (2004, CIs Gillan & Caspersz) , $ 5, 000

UWA Inclusive Curriculum Grant, “Integrating Cultural Diversity into Managing Student Teams” (2002, CIs Caspersz, Skene & Wu). Funds $ 13 000

UWA Research Grants Scheme, 'Human Resource Practices in Family Business: A Western Australian Study', (2002, CIs Caspersz & Wu) $11,273.00.

CATL Grant for Flexible Teaching and Learning “The Antecedents of Student Readiness to Work in Teams” (2001. CIs Caspersz, Skene & Wu) $9 156.60
Memberships
International Sociological Association
Australian Sociological Association
International Family Enterprise Research Academy
*Family Business Australia
*International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)
Honours and awards
Nomination, Best Practice Paper, IFERA, 2014
Nomination, Best Reviewer Award, FBR, 2013
Henemann Award for Best PhD Thesis in Industrial Relations
Previous positions
Donella has worked in the non government and government sector prior to joining UWA.
Teaching
MGMT2341 International Management
EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations
SVLG 1001 Fundamentals of Service-Learning
Current external positions
Academic Advisor, Family Business Australia (WA)
Sub-Committee Member, Family Business Australia National Education Committee.
Chair, Business Management and Enterprise Course Advisory Council, School Curriculum and Standards Authority
Area Co-ordinator, Jane M Klausman Award for Women in Business Education programmes, ZONTA International, Area 3 (Perth)
Current projects
Research
Socioemotional wealth in family business: an international comparison (CIs Caspersz, Lopez Vegara, Sullivan)

Satisfaction amongst non family employees (CIs Mustafa, Ramos, Caspersz)

Maintaining positivity in family business leaders (CIs Caspersz, Broons & Thomas)

Governance in Family Business (CIs Caspersz, Thomas, Graves)

Listening and Service Learning Experience (CIs Caspersz & Smith)

Resiliency and Bus Operators (CIs Caspersz & Thomas)

PhD Projects

Casado, "From Opportunity to Insecurity. The Psychological Contract of Highly Skilled Immigrants in WA"

Leung, "Exploring Worker Consciousness in China"

Martain, ""The Future of Aged Care and the Organization of Care Work"

Hathaway, "The Role of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) & the International Transport Federation (ITF) in evolving a New Labour Internationalism (NLI)."
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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