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Associate Professor Denise Gengatharen

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5255, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.460
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5255
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.460  


Associate Professor Denise Gengatharen is the Associate Dean (Commerce) and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law. Denise is a member of the School of Business and Law Ethics Sub Committee.

Current teaching

  • Information Systems in business
  • Project Management


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 currently on the editorial board of Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Business.

Professional associations

  • Association for Information Systems, Member
  • Australian Institute of Project Management, Member
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Member
  • Faculty of Business and Law Ethics Sub Committee, Member

Research areas and interests

  • Knowledge Management
  • Broadband and Regional/Rural areas
  • Innovation


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University.


Recent Research Grants

  • Peak Performance? Project Management and the Australian Economy,  Australian Institute of Project Management,  Grant,  2019,  $17,000.
  • 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., 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.
  • Standing, C., Standing, S., Gururajan, R., Fulford, R., Gengatharen, D., (2017), Coming to Terms with Knowledge Management in Telehealth. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Article in press(Article in press), p.12, West Sussex, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., DOI: 10.1002/sres.2443.
  • 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.
  • Dobson, P., Jackson, P., Gengatharen, D., (2013), Explaining Broadband Adoption In Rural Australia: Modes Of Reflexivity And The Morphogenetic Approach. MIS Quarterly, 37(3), 965-992, United States, M I S Research Center.
  • Standing, S., Standing, C., Love, P., Gengatharen, D., (2013), How organizing visions influence the adoption and use of reverse auctions. Electronic Commerce Research, 13(4), 493–511, New York, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10660-013-9133-0.

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..
  • 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.
  • Fahrudi, A., Gengatharen, D., Suseno, Y., Standing, C., (2013), Contextual support for innovation in an Australian financial services firm. The Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 15, Finland, LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Creating Business Value Through E-marketplace Trading.

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

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exploring 'people' As The Key Element In Enterprise Architecture Implementation: A Critical Realist Perspective.
  • 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.
  • Master of Business,  An Empirical Evaluation Of Arab Banks Websites' Popularity And Banks' Comparative Efficiency Performances.
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