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Professor Kerry Brown

Research Theme Leader (Natural and Built Environments)

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2157
Mobile: 0407 731 939
Email: k.brown@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.351  

Kerry Brown is Professor of Employment and Industry in the School of Business and Law.

Key research

  • Asset management
  • Government-business-community relations
  • Negotiation and employment relations

Biography

Kerry is the current Program Leader of Governance & Organisational Planning at the Asset Institute. Kerry Brown is former Professor of Human Resource Management at the School of Management, Director of Workplace Skills and Training Research Cluster at Curtin University. From 2009 to 2013, Kerry was Mulpha Chair in Tourism Asset Management and Director of the Research Centre for Tourism, Leisure and Work at Southern Cross University. Kerry is the former Program Leader of Sustainability and Organisational Performance, CRC Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University, 1998.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Sharafizad, J., Brown, K. (2020). Regional small businesses’ personal and inter-firm networks. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 35(12), 1957-1969. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBIM-09-2019-0432.
  • Dhakal, S., Mahmood, MN., Brown, K., Keast, R. (2020). Airport Social Responsibility and Regional Community Relations: Noisy Elephant In The Sky?. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 26(2), 107-131.
  • Lux, A., Romero Macau, F., Brown, K. (2020). Putting the entrepreneur back into entrepreneurial ecosystems. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 26(5), 1011-1041. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-01-2020-0031.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Goh, M., Kiani Mavi, N., Jie, F., Brown, K., Biermann, S., Khanfar, A. (2020). Cross-Docking: A Systematic Literature Review. Sustainability, 12(11), Article number 4789. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114789.
  • Sharafizad, F., Brown, K., Jogulu, U., Omari, M. (2020). Letting a Picture Speak a Thousand Words: Arts-based Research in a Study of the Careers of Female Academics. Sociological Methods and Research, 2020(Article in press), 1-42. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124120926206.

Conference Publications

  • Noorbakhsh, A., Howard, I., Kirk, B., Brown, K. (2020). Total Cost of Ownership for Asset Management: Challenges and Benefits for Asset-Intensive Organizations. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (200-208). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48021-9_23.

Conference Publications

  • Noorbakhsh, A., Boehl, C., Brown, K. (2019). Assessing total cost of ownership: Effective asset management along the supply chain. Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and the 13th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery (433-440). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95711-1_43.

Journal Articles

  • Ayentimi, D., Burgess, J., Brown, K. (2018). HRM practices of MNEs and domestic firms in Ghana: divergence or convergence?. Personnel Review, 47(1), 2-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-05-2016-0116.
  • Ayentimi, D., Burgess, J., Brown, K. (2018). HRM development in post-colonial societies: The challenges of advancing HRM practices in Ghana. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 18(2), 125-147. https://doi.org/10.1177/1470595818765863.
  • Parida, S., Brown, K. (2018). Investigating systematic review for multi-disciplinary research in the built environment for multi-disciplinary research in the built environment. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 8(1), 78-90. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2016-0056.
  • Ayentimi, DT., Burgess, J., Brown, K. (2018). A conceptual framework for international human resource management research in developing economies. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 56(2), 216-237. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12132.

Conference Publications

  • Sharafizad, F., Brown, K., Jogulu, U., Omari, M. (2018). Stuck in a bottleneck: The careers of female academics at Australian Universities. EURAM 18 (41). EURAM.
  • Lux, A., Romero Macau, F., Brown, K. (2018). Entrepreneurial ecosystem development: Consolidating theory into a testable model. Proceedings of the 32nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (1-19). ANZAM.

Journal Articles

  • Novak, J., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y., Shacklock, K., Brown, K. (2017). Safety outcomes for engineering asset management organizations: Old problem with new solutions?. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 160(1), 67-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2016.12.004.

Conference Publications

  • Sharafizad, F., Brown, K., Jogulu, U., Omari, M. (2017). Gender and careers: Women in academia. Creative Disruption: Managing in a Digital Age. Proceedings of the 31st Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (655-672).

Journal Articles

  • Wiewiora, A., Keast, R., Brown, K. (2016). Opportunities and Challenges in Engaging Citizens in the Co-Production of Infrastructure-Based Public Services in Australia. Public Management Review, 18(4), 483-507. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2014.999820.
  • Ayentimi, DT., Burgess, J., Brown, K. (2016). Developing effective local content regulations in sub-Sahara Africa: The need for more effective policy alignment. Multinational Business Review, 24(4), 354-374. https://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-08-2015-0040.

Book Chapters

  • Farr-Wharton, B., Brown, K. (2015). Managing complexities through Flow in industry clusters: An emergent framework and case-study evidence from Australia. Managerial Flow (133-147). Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Colley, L., Brown, K. (2015). The politics of regional disadvantage: Regional differences in public sector employment. Public Administration Quarterly, 39(4), 664-696.
  • Farr-Wharton, B., Brown, K., Keast, R., Shymko, Y. (2015). Reducing creative labour precarity: Beyond network connections. Management Decision, 53(4), 857-875. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-05-2014-0269.

Conference Publications

  • Mahmood, MN., Dhakal, SP., Wiewiora, A., Keast, R., Brown, K. (2015). Towards an Integrated Maturity Model of Asset Management Capabilities. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2012) (431-441). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06966-1.
  • Dhakal, SP., Mahmood, MN., Wiewiora, A., Brown, K., Keast, R. (2015). Stakeholder engagement and asset management: a case study of the Gold Coast airport. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2012) (195-205). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06966-1_19.
  • Wiewiora, A., Brown, K., Tafur, J. (2015). Contribution of computing services to benchmarking asset management knowledge management. New information and communication technologies for knowledge management in organizations (10-26). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22204-2_2.

Book Chapters

  • Laue, M., Brown, K., Scherrer, P., Keast, R. (2014). Integrated strategic asset management: Frameworks and dimensions. Infranomics: Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance (75-87). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02493-6_6.
  • Brown, K., Laue, M., Tafur, J., Mahmood, MN., Scherrer, P., Keast, R. (2014). An integrated approach to strategic asset management. Infranomics: Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance (57-74). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02493-6_5.

Journal Articles

  • Novak, JP., Brunetto, Y., Brown, K. (2014). An Analysis of the Role of Management in Nuclear Disasters using Text Mining. International Technology Management Review, 4(2), 105-114.
  • McGeoch, M., Brunetto, Y., Brown, K. (2014). The policy delphi method: contribution to policy and strategy within energy organisations: a 2013 Malaysian case study with global implications. Quality and Quantity: international journal of methodology, 48(6), 3195-3208. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-013-9950-1.
  • Pemsel, S., Wiewiora, A., Muller, R., Aubry, M., Brown, K. (2014). A conceptualization of knowledge governance in project-based organizations. International Journal of Project Management, 32(8), 1411-1422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.01.010.
  • Wiewiora, A., Murphy, G., Trigunarsyah, B., Brown, K. (2014). Interactions between organizational culture, trustworthiness, and mechanisms for inter-project knowledge sharing. Project Management Journal, 45(2), 48-65. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmj.21407.
  • Nateque Mahmood, M., Prasad Dhakal, S., Brown, K., Keast, R., Wiewiora, A. (2014). Asset management policies and guidelines of different states in Australia: A comparative analysis. Journal of Facilities Management, 12(3), 286-302. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFM-03-2013-0017.

Book Chapters

  • Brown, K., Waterhouse, J. (2013). Managing the change process: The state of the art. Handbook of Innovation in Public Services (107-117). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781849809757.00016.
  • Brown, K., Keast, R., Waterhouse, J., Murphy, G., Mandell, M. (2013). Co-management to solve homelessness: Wicked solutions for wicked problems. New Public Governance, the Third Sector and Co-Production (211-226). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203152294.

Journal Articles

  • Dhakal, SP., Mahmood, MN., Wiewora, A., Brown, K., Keast, R. (2013). The innovation potential of Living-labs to strengthen SMEs in regional Australia. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 19(3), 457-474.
  • Townsend, K., Wilkinson, A., Burgess, J., Brown, K. (2013). Has Australia’s Road to Workplace Partnership Reached a Dead End?. International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 29(2), 239-256.
  • Pickernell, D., Keast, R., Brown, K., Yousefpour, N., Miller, C. (2013). Taking the Gamble: Local and regional policy issues of access to electronic gaming machines (EGMs): a case study of Victoria Australia. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 19(1), 274-294.
  • Pickernell, D., Keast, R., Brown, K., Yousefpour, N., Miller, C. (2013). Gambling Revenues as a Public Administration Issue: Electronic Gaming Machines in Victoria. Journal of Gambling Studies, 29(4), 689-701. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-012-9338-5.

Journal Articles

  • Brown, K., Furneaux, C., Gudmundsson, A. (2012). Infrastructure transitions towards sustainability: A complex adaptive systems perspective. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 15(1-2), 54-71. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSD.2012.044034.
  • Townsend, K., Lingard, H., Bradley, L., Brown, K. (2012). Complicated working time arrangements: Construction industry case study. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(3), 443-448. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000436.

Books

  • Waterhouse, J., Keast, R., Brown, K. (2011). Negotiating the Business Environment: Theory and Practice for all Governance Styles. Tilde University Press.

Journal Articles

  • Townsend, K., Lingard, H., Bradley, L., Brown, K. (2011). Working time alterations within the Australian construction industry. Personnel Review, 40(1), 70-86. https://doi.org/10.1108/00483481111095528.
  • McCabe, A., Parker, R., Brown, K. (2011). Social outcomes in the construction industry: The case of the Western Australian 'percent for art' policy. Construction Management and Economics, 29(9), 929-941. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2011.605794.
  • Gallery, N., Gallery, G., Brown, K., Furneaux, C., Palm, C. (2011). Financial literacy and pension investment decisions. Financial Accountability and Management, 27(3), 286-307. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0408.2011.00526.x.
  • Brown, K., Bradley, L., Lingard, H., Townsend, K., Ling, S. (2011). Labouring for leisure? Achieving work-life balance through compressed working weeks. Annals of Leisure Research, 14(1), 43-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2011.575046.

Research Projects

  • Competency Development and Skills Recognition for Life Cycle Asset Management of Royal Australian Navy Ships and Submarines, BMT Defence & Security Australia Pty Ltd, Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects, 2018 ‑ 2023, $17,500.
  • Wellbeing Evaluation Tender Proposal: Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management, Tasmanian Government, Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management Tasmania, Tender, 2019 ‑ 2022, $200,867.
  • Business continuity and resilience: capacity building and upskilling post COVID-19, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Covid-19 Research Fund, 2020 ‑ 2022, $100,000.
  • Optimising regional SME resilience and employment workflow by customer-led (DIY) re-engineering of financial planning and advisory services supply chains. , Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Engagement Grant, 2019 ‑ 2022, $56,526.
  • Ready For Response Evaluation Quotation, Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management Tasmania, Tender, 2021, $35,443.
  • Managing transport system investment risk: enhancing patronage predictions and adapting strategic asset management and appraisal processes to account for emerging trends and uncertainty, iMOVE Australia Limited, iMOVE CRC, 2019 ‑ 2021, $94,008.
  • Examining residents waste source behaviour: an indication of the effectiveness of the three-bin rollout campaign by Joondalup City council, City of Joondalup, Grant, 2020, $10,000.
  • Short Stay Accommodation in Regions: Case Study of Margaret River Region, Edith Cowan University, SBL 2019 Industry Linkage Research Grant, 2019 ‑ 2020, $10,000.
  • Preparation and Delivery of Research Reports on Current Rail Topics: a) Social Licence for Freight Rail b) Diesel Locomotive Energy Optimisation and CO2 reduction, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation, Grant, 2019, $10,000.
  • Metro South Hospital and Health Service ISO55001 Gap Assessment, Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Grant, 2017 ‑ 2018, $3,500.
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council: Strategic Asset Management: Asset Management Maturity Assessment, Asset Institute, Grant, 2017 ‑ 2018, $12,500.
  • Strategic Asset Management Plan, Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd, Grant, 2017 ‑ 2018, $55,090.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Social and economic impact of short-stay accommodation: The case of the shire of Augusta-Margaret River
  • Doctor of Philosophy, PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION PERFORMANCE IN THE AUSTRALIAN ICT INDUSTRY
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Forecasting Project Success in Construction Industry Using Multi-Criteria Decision Making tools and Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, How start-up accelerators facilitate successful commercialisation
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Using program theory and stakeholder theory to analyse sustainable project management practices in Australian public projects

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Careers of Female Academics in Australia: Inhibitors, Bottlenecks, Drivers and Family outcomes
  • Doctor of Philosophy: The Role of Infrastructure for Economic Development in an Airport Metropolis’ Region
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Variations on a routine: how selection-adaptation-retention dynamics create variety in organisational routines.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Improving Labour Outcomes in the Creative Industries: The Role of Creative Workers Social Network Structure on Organisational Business Acumen

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Crisis and disaster non-structural mitigation management practices in critical infrastructure and engineering organization

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Workplace bullying: An exploratory study in Australian academia
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Multinationals’ HRM policies and practices do national institutions in less developed countries really matter?
  • Doctor of Philosophy: The governance of inter-organisational decision-making: understanding the impacts of informal networks on formal decision-making regimes in the Brisbane Airport region.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Applying Stewardship Theory to Produce Better Stewardship of Privatised Water Infrastructure
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Stakeholder engagement by governance networks: a study of stakeholder engagement by road delivery network in Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Multi-dimensional stakeholder analysis: a methodology applied to Australian capital city airports
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