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Associate Professor Denise Gengatharen

Associate Dean (Commerce)

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5255, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.471
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 5255
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.471  


Associate Professor Denise Gengatharen is the Associate Dean (Commerce) and a member of the Executive in the School of Business and Law.


Denise has been teaching at ECU since 2000, she has previously worked in the banking industry for a number of years in various management positions. Denise has published in international journals and presented papers at international and national conferences.She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) Advisory Group.

Research areas and interests

  • Knowledge Management
  • Innovation
  • Project Management

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University.


Recent Research Grants

  • Peak Performance? Project Management and the Australian Economy,  Australian Institute of Project Management,  Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $20,000.
  • Identifying Successful Knowledge Management Strategies in an Organisational Climate of Uncertainty and Change: A Higher Education Institution Perspective,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $19,500.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Suseno, Y., Standing, C., Gengatharen, D., Nguyen, D., (2020), Innovative work behaviour in the public sector: The roles of task characteristics, social support, and proactivity. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 79(1), 41-59, Australia, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12378.
  • Jie, F., Gengatharen, D., (2019), Australian Food Retail Supply Chain Analysis. Business Process Management Journal, 25(2), 271-287, Emerald Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/BPMJ-03-2017-0065.
  • Standing, C., Standing, S., Gururajan, R., Fulford, R., Gengatharen, D., (2018), Coming to Terms with Knowledge Management in Telehealth. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35(1), 102-113, West Sussex, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., DOI: 10.1002/sres.2443.
  • Suseno, Y., Gengatharen, D., (2018), The role of human capital, psychological capital, social capital and leadership capital in building an athlete’s global brand image. International Journal of Sports Management and Marketing, 18(6), 515-534, DOI: 10.1504/IJSMM.2018.095230.
  • Standing, S., Standing, C., Love, P., Gengatharen, D., (2017), The multiplicity of organizing visions. Industrial Marketing Management, 66(March 2017), 196-204, New York, USA, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2017.08.006.
  • Standing, C., Jackson, D., Larsen, A., Suseno, Y., Fulford, R., Gengatharen, D., (2016), Enhancing individual innovation in organisations: a review of the literature. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 19(1), 44-62, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2016.073288.

Conference Publications

  • Golab, A., Gengatharen, D., Jie, F., Kiani Mavi, R., Moore, C., Korecki, M., (2018), Impact of positive education psychology on the first-year student experience. STARS 2018 Proceedings, 5p..
  • Hughes, R., Gengatharen, D., (2018), Can performance audit data influence the success of small and medium sized government projects?. 2018 National Conference Academic Papers Australian Institute of Project Management, 3-14, Sydney, NSW, Australian Institute of Project Management.
  • Suseno, Y., Standing, C., Gengatharen, D., (2017), Performance management for innovative work behaviour in public sector services., 13 pages.
  • Fahrudi, A., Gengatharen, D., Suseno, Y., (2017), Managing organisational learning ambidexterity in a resource-constrained environment: An exploratory study of Australian large service organisations. Proceedings of the 2017 ISPIM Innovation Conference : Composing the Innovation Symphony, 14 pages.
  • Fahrudi, A., Gengatharen, D., Suseno, Y., (2017), Organizational learning for innovation in an Australian hospital. The proceedings of 2nd Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Conference, 14-26, Perth, School of Business & Law, Edith Cowan University.
  • Fahrudi, A., Gengatharen, D., Suseno, Y., (2016), Administrative Innovation in an Australian Public University. Proceedings of the ECU Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Colloquium, 12-20, Perth, Australia, School of Business & Law, Edith Cowan University.
  • Jackson, P., Dobson, P., Gengatharen, D., (2016), Focusing on non-adopters of broadband: A critical realist perspective. Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 10p., University of Wollongong, University of Wollongong.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Creating business value through e-marketplace trading.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Managing organizational learning ambidexterity: An exploratory study of Australian large service organizations

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Systemic problems related to multiple stakeholders in technology adoption and use in organizations: A systems thinking perspective

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Business,  An empirical evaluation of arab banks websites' popularity and banks' comparative efficiency performances.
  • Doctor of Business Administration (Information Systems),  Employing action-reflective practitioner research and blogs to manage knowledge in China: An action-reflective practitioner case study.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Collaborative commerce adoption - antecedents and inhibitors for small and medium enterprises.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exploring 'people' as the key element in enterprise architecture implementation: A critical realist perspective.
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