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Associate Professor Peter Standen

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5283, Mobile: 0419 195 933, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.372
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5283
Mobile: 0419 195 933
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5988
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.372  


Peter Standen is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Law.

Current teaching

  • Managing
  • Leadership
  • Research Methods


Peter has a diverse background in applied and theoretical research in psychology and management. Since completing a PhD in Psychology, he has taught Management, Research Methods, Organisational Behaviour, and Leadership in the School of Business.

Research areas and interests

  • Authentic leadership: a humanistic perspective
  • Workplace bullying
  • Leadership development as personal transformation
  • Leadership and leadership development
  • Psychological well-being at work including work-life balance
  • Humanistic psychology
  • eWork, Telework and virtual work
  • Electronic outsourcing of business services
  • Time and time pressure in workplaces
  • Sustainability, climate change and management

Professional associations

  • Academy of Management, Member
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Member
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia, Member


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 1991.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours, The University of Western Australia, 1976.


Recent Research Grants

  • Effective Pathways to Resolution After Harm in Health Care,  National Mediation Conferences Limited,  Scholarship,  2008 - 2010,  $14,845.
  • Extending leadership and learning: Improving the effectiveness of new learning technology for culture change and improved regional business performance.,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (APAI),  2002 - 2006,  $117,312.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • He, L., Standen, P., Coetzer, A., (2017), The perceived personal characteristics of entrepreneurial leaders. Small enterprises research: the journal of SEAANZ, 24(2), 97-119, Melbourne, Australia, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/13215906.2017.1334225.
  • Standen, P., Paull, M., Omari, M., (2014), Workplace bullying: Propositions from Heider's balance theory. Journal of Management & Organisation, 20(6), 733-748, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/jmo.2014.57.

Conference Publications

  • Zhao, F., Barratt-Pugh, L., Standen, P., Suseno, Y., Redmond, J., (2017), Digital Entrepreneurship ? A Social Interaction Perspective. Proceedings of the Seventy-seventh Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, online, Atlanta, AOM, DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.12745.
  • He, L., Standen, P., Coetzer, A., (2014), An exploratory study of entrepreneurial leadership: The perceived characteristics of entrepreneurial leaders. Proceedings of the 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2014), 1-25, ANZAM.
  • Dawson-Howard, H., Standen, P., Omari, M., (2013), Telework: The role of social support. ANZAM 2013, 100, Hobart, Tasmania, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Implementation Of Knowledge-focused Practices In Internatinoal 5-star Hotels: A Quantitative Study Of Knowledge Sharing An Knowledge Storing.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Role Of Resilience In Individual Innovation
  • Master of Management by Research,  The Perceived Personal Characteristics Of Entrepreneurial Leaders
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Beliefs And Perceptions About Burnout Amongst Mental Health Professionals
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Towards Dignity And Respect In The Workplace: An Exploration Of The Antecedents And Consequences Of Bullying Behaviour In The Public Sector.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Effect Of Shared Leadership On Workgroup Creativity
  • Master of Management by Research,  Is Leadership The Key To Public Sector Retention In Regional Western Australia? An Exploratory Study.
  • Master of Management by Research,  The Effect Of Time Pressure On Worker Behaviour: A Socioemotional Selectivity Approach.

Associate Supervisor

  • Principal Super Can Provide
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Relationship Between Human Resource Practices And Employee Retention In Public Organisations: An Exploratory Study Conducted In The United Arab Emirates.
  • Master of Management Information Systems by Research,  An Exploratory Study Of The Benefits And Inhibitors Of Digital Libraries In Iraq
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Directing Through Dialogue: A Theatre Director's Exploration Of Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Governance Schema Of Regional And Rural Public Hospital Nurses: How Relevant Are The Dimensions Of Stewardship Governance And Trust In Management?
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