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Dr Pattanee Susomrith

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2129, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.373
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2129
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.373  


Dr Pattanee Susomrith is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law. Pattanee is a member of the School's Centre for Innovative Practice.


By appointment.

Current teaching

  • MAN 2120 Organisational Behaviour
  • MAN 3645 Recruitment and Retention
  • MAN 6702 Attracting and Retaining People

Professional associations

  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Member
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Member

Research areas and interests

  • Staff turnover
  • Training and development barriers
  • Human resource outsourcing
  • Management in small and medium-sized businesses
  • Innovation


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2009.


Recent Research Grants

  • Ready for the Age of Digital Disruption: Challenges and Opportunities for Outer Suburban SMEs ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2018,  2018 - 2019,  $99,001.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Suseno, Y., Seet, P., Susomrith, P., (2018), 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: 10.1007/978-3-319-59282-4_1.
  • Susomrith, P., Suseno, Y., (2017), Social capital and the social context of business networks: The case of Thailand. Business networks in East Asian capitalism: Emerging trends, emerging patterns, 269-288, Oxford, UK, Chandos Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Coetzer, A., Ryan, M., Susomrith, P., Suseno, Y., (2017), Challenges in addressing professional competence expectations in human resource management courses. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 55(4), 454-475, John Wiley and Sons Inc., DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12123.
  • Susomrith, P., Brown, A., (2017), The core processes adopted for outsourcing HRM in Australia and its outcomes. Management Decision, 55(7), 1521-1535, Bingley, United Kingdom, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/MD-05-2016-0333.
  • Sanders, D., Willson, G., Susomrith, P., Dowling, R., (2016), Fly in to work; fly out to Bali: An exploration of Australian fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) workers leisure travel. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 26(1), 36-44, Australia, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2015.11.002.
  • Susomrith, P., Coetzer, A., (2015), Employees’ perceptions of barriers to participation in training and development in small engineering businesses. Journal of Workplace Learning, 27(7), 561-578, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/JWL-10-2014-0074.
  • Barrett, R., Bahn, S., Susomrith, P., Prasad, K., (2014), The flip side of fly-in fly-out: The use of 457 visas by smaller firms in the Western Australian resources sector. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 40(2), 138-158, Adelaide, S.A., National Institute of Labour Studies Inc..
  • Nik Mat, NH., Susomrith, P., (2014), Line Managers’ Involvement in HRM Activities: A Malaysian Case Study. International Review of Management and Business Research, 3(3), 1660-1670, Pakistan, Academy of IRMBR.
  • Brown, A., Susomrith, P., Sitlington, H., Scott, G., (2014), Determinants of employee turnover intentions in atypical employment:The FIFO mining industry in Western Australia. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 40(2), 116-137, South Australia, National Institute of Labour Studies.
  • Susomrith, P., Brown, A., (2013), Motivations for HR Outsourcing in Australia. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(4), 704-720, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2012.697479.

Conference Publications

  • Dolva, G., Susomrith, P., Standing, C., (2016), Greening Business Cultures. Proceedings of the ECU Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Colloquium, 95-103, Perth, Australia, Edith Cowan University.
  • Twumasi Ampofo, A., Coetzer, A., Susomrith, P., Rermlawan, S., (2016), The job embeddedness-turnover intentions relationship: Evidence from Thailand. Proceedings of the 2016 ANZAM Conference, 21p., online only, ANZAM.
  • Amankwaa, A., Susomrith, P., Brown, A., (2016), Leadership styles as antecedents of Employee Turnover Intentions and Innovative Work Behaviour: A Research Framework. Proceedings of the 2016 ANZAM Conference, 18p., online only, ANZAM.
  • 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.
  • Martdianty, F., Coetzer, A., Susomrith, P., (2016), The Job Embeddedness of Employees in Manufacturing SMES in Central Java, Indonesia. Proceedings of the ECU Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Colloquium, 86-94, Perth, Australia, Edith Cowan Universtiy.
  • Wijekuruppu, KW., Coetzer, A., Susomrith, P., (2016), An Exploratory Investigation into the Strengths-Based Approach in Small Businesses. Proceedings of the ECU Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Colloquium, 48-58, Perth, Australia, Edith Cowan University.
  • Susomrith, P., Coetzer, A., (2015), Barriers to training and development in small accounting firms: Employees’ perspectives. Proceedings of the 29th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2015, 18p., ANZAM.
  • Susomrith, P., Brown, A., Scott, G., Sitlington, H., (2013), Generational differences and Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) employee turnover. Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, 17p, Australia, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
  • Susomrith, P., Coetzer, A., (2013), Access to Training and Development in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Employee's Perspectives. Proceedings of the 27th AIRAANZ Conference: Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world, 226-234, Bundoora, VIC, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Scott, G., Sitlington, H., Susomrith, P., Brown, A., (2013), Could on-the-job embeddedness help bind FIFO workers to their jobs?. Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, 1-20, Southport QLD, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
  • Susomrith, P., Coetzer, A., (2013), An Exploratory Study of Factors Influencing the Participation in Training and Development of Engineers in Small Businesses. Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing from the Edge, 1-18, Southport, QLD, ANZAM.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Hrm Role Of Line Managers: A Malaysian Case Study.

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Business by Research,  An Exploratory Investigation Into The Strengths-based Approach In Small Businesses
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