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Professor Pi-Shen Seet


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2486, Mobile: 0863042486, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.356
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2486
Mobile: 0863042486
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.356  


Pi-Shen is the Director of Accreditation in the School of Business and Law. He is currently conducting research and supervising research students in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, international business and human resource management.


Pi-Shen joined the School of Business and Law in July2016.

He has previously held positions at Flinders University andthe University of Adelaide. As Associate Professor at Flinders Business School,Flinders University, he was Program Director of the Bachelor of Business degreeand also Research Higher Degrees and Honours coordinator.  He was on the Venture Dorm advisory committeeand the Flinders University-Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) committee.  He began his academic career in Australia asa Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at University of Adelaide's Business School andtaught MBA/MCommerce courses on Entrepreneurship, Organisation Behaviour andLeadership.

A PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics) graduate fromOxford University, he completed his PhD at Judge Business School, University ofCambridge where he taught on undergraduates and postgraduate courses. He isvisiting scholar at the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, Nanyang TechnologicalUniversity (NTU), Singapore and is part of Adelaide University based FamilyBusiness Education and Research Group.

Before academia, Pi-Shen served more than 13 years as anArmy officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, he was lead Project Officer in theNTU Business Process Review and consulted on UK HEIF projects and is stillactive in his family's business.

Awards and recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2012 - Academy of Management Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings
  • 2012 - Best Paper Prize at the International Conference on Management, Hospitality & Tourism, and Accounting, Jakarta, Indonesia 18-19 May 2012
  • 2010/2011 - Australian Private Equity And Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) Private Equity Research Prize
  • 2010 - The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), Annual Conference Best Research Paper Award
  • 2007 - Best Paper Award for Scholarship and Rigour, 7th International Entrepreneurship Forum, Fudan University, Shanghai

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2014 - Flinders University Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Teaching and Learning Excellence Award
  • 2013 - Flinders University Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • 2008/2009 - The Scott Henderson Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Business School, University of Adelaide

National and International Research Positions

  • 2012 - Now - Visiting scholar, Sino-Foreign Family Business Research Centre, School of Management & Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • 2011 - Visiting scholar, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS)


  • 2010 - 2011 - Flinders University Representative on the South Australian Government’s Manufacturing Thinker in Residence Program
  • 2011 - Chinese Academy of Social Science-Flinders University exchange scholar
  • 2008 - Kauffman Foundation - American Marketing Academy (AMA) Scholarship
  • 2007 - Member, South Australian Government Office of Youth ‘A Team’ on the Adelaide Thinker in Residence Program
  • 2006 - Qantas Researcher Travel Support Award for Early Career Researchers
  • 2003 - Team Leader of winning team, A.T. Kearney / Judge Business School's Business Plan Competition
  • 2003 - Merit Award, SAF Chief of Defence Force (CDF) Paper Competition
  • 2002 - Best Paper, SAF Chief of Army Paper Competition
  • 2002 - Merit Award, SAF CDF Paper Competition
  • 2001 - Best Paper, SAF CDF Paper Competition
  • 2000 - Best Paper, SAF CDF Paper Competition

Research areas and interests

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Culture
  • International business and business in Asia
  • Organisation behaviour and human resource management
  • Managerialdecision-making


  • Doctor of Philosophy, England, 2007.


Recent Research Grants

  • Transforming Underemployed Women Professionals to Mumpreneurs: Exploring Opportunities to Overcome Labour Market Failure and Unlocking Human Capital through Disruptive Innovation,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2017 - 2019,  $101,312.
  • Safety outcomes and employee wellbeing in the workplace,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.
  • The Impact of Industry 4.0 and Disruptive Innovation on Future Skills Development: International and Local Perspectives,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $7,390.
  • The fourth industrial revolution - technological disruption implications for Australian VET,  National Centre for Vocational Education Research,  National Vocational Education and Training Research (NVETR) Program,  2016 - 2017,  $35,715.
  • Understanding the Impact of Re-Entry and Re-adjustment Experiences on Returnees in Emerging Economies,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU School of Business & Law 2017 Strategic Research Grant,  2017,  $19,978.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Suseno, Y., Seet, P., Susomrith, P., (2017), Entrepreneurial Competencies and Firm Performance in Emerging Economies: A Study of Women Entrepreneurs in Malaysia. Knowledge, Learning and Innovation: Research Insights on Cross-Sector Collaborations, 5-26, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-59282-4_1.
  • Graves, C., Seet, P., (2017), Internationalization through investor, advisory Board, and Accountant Networks: An exploratory study of Australian SMEs. Internationalization and managing networks in the Asia Pacific, 143-168, Cambridge, United States, Chandos Publishing, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100813-3.00008-0.
  • Xia, Z., Lindsay, N., Seet, P., Goodman, S., (2016), The Faster Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The influence of cultural norms, customs and traditions on venture capital in China. China?s Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future, 93-109, Milton Park, UK, Routledge.
  • Situ, H., Tilt, C., Seet, P., (2016), Changing Economies for a More Sustainable Future: The influence of stakeholders and environmental reporting developments in transforming Chinese corporate practices. China?s Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future, 174-196, Milton Park, UK, Routledge.
  • Seet, P., Graves, C., Tan, W., (2016), Inter-generational Transitions of Family Businesses using Private Equity ? Lessons for China and Australia from Chinese Family-Owned Enterprises in Singapore. China?s Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future, 110-135, Milton Park, UK, Routledge.
  • De Zubielqui, GC., O'Connor, A., Seet, P., (2015), Intellectual Capital System Perspective: A Case Study of Government Intervention in Digital Media Industries. Integrating Innovation: South Australian Entrepreneurship Systems and Strategies, 277-302, Adelaide, University of Adelaide Press.
  • Seet, P., Graves, C., (2013), Inter-generational transitions of Small-to-Medium-Sized Family-owned ?Enterprises (SMFEs) using Private Equity - What China can learn from the Australian experience. The Political Economy of Sino-Australian Trade, 87-112, Adelaide, South Australia, Flinders University.

Journal Articles

  • Ho, NT., Seet, P., Jones, J., (2016), Understanding re-expatriation intentions among overseas returnees ? an emerging economy perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(17), 1938?1966 , Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1088884.
  • Seet, P., Janice, J., Acker, T., Whittle, M., (2015), Shocks among managers of indigenous art centres in remote Australia. Management Decision, 53(4), 763-785, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/MD-06-2014-0386.
  • De Zubielqui, GC., Jones, J., Seet, P., Lindsay, N., (2015), Knowledge transfer between actors in the innovation system: a study of higher education institutions (HEIs) and SMEs. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 30(3/4), 436-458, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1108/JBIM-07-2013-0152.
  • Tharenou, P., Seet, P., (2014), China?s Reverse Brain Drain: Regaining and Retaining Talent. International Studies of Management & Organization, 44(2), 55-74, M.E. Sharpe Inc., DOI: 10.2753/IMO0020-8825440203.

Conference Publications

  • Amankwaa, A., Susomrith, P., Seet, P., (2016), Leadership Styles and Perceived Organisational Support as Antecedents of Employee Turnover Intentions: The Role of Job Embeddedness. Proceedings of the ECU Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Colloquium, 21-30, Perth, Australia, Edith Cowan University.
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