Prof Retha Wiesner


Prof Retha Wiesner
NameProf Retha Wiesner
Email Addressretha.wiesner@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleProfessor (Human Resources Management)
QualificationsBCom Pretoria, BCom(Hons) Pretoria, MCom Pretoria, PhD Pretoria
DepartmentSchool of Business
AffiliationsInstitute for Resilient Regions
Rural Economies Centre of Excellence
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2849-2337
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Biography

Retha is a Professor in Management and Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research Program Leader of the Women in Rural, Regional and Remote Enterprises (WiRE) Program. She has extensive experience in leading large entrepreneurship capacity-building projects and project teams in the national and international arena. For example, in the last five years, she has led research and capacity-building projects of over $5m (with significant industry engagement) in the entrepreneurship and small business domain. Retha has published over 80 research articles and co-authored 11 books on management and behaviour. Retha supervises more than 10 doctoral students in the small business and entrepreneurship arena.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Professor in ManagementUniversity of Southrn Queensland19952023

Expertise

Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Small Business Management, Organisational change, Human Resource Management

Teaching

Managing Organisational Behaviour

Leading Teams to Success

Leveraging Your Leader Identity

Leading Organisational Change

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity

Fields of Research

  • 350704. Entrepreneurship
  • 350710. Organisational behaviour
  • 350716. Small business organisation and management
  • 350799. Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified
BCom
Pretoria
2009
BCom(Hons)
Pretoria
1986
MCom
Pretoria
1989
PhD
Pretoria
1992

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
An examination of digital identity and its impact on the digitalisation of regional Australian SMEsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
An examination of the nature of Australian business leaders' sustainable entrepreneurial leadership and its antecedentsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Factors that impact acquisition of social and entrepreneurial capital for regional female-founders in AustraliaPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Antecedents of the entrepreneurial mindset of young rural, regional and remote (RRR) women and their intention to engage in entrepreneurial behaviourPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Women in STEM and the labyrinth of leadership: Exploring entrepreneurial leadership of Australian women in STEM and strategies to advance their careersPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Examining the motivations of employees in the vegetation Management Industry to engage in casual employment: A Case studyAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020
Exploring Success in Technology Leadership and Pathways to Catalyse Participation of Women in LeadershipPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2019
The influence of technology innovation adopter preferences on organisational career development and personal career management when facing technological changeAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2018

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
An examination of the impact of entrepreneurial leadership factors on the venture growth intentions of women in rural, regional and remote enterprises.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2023
An examination of the factors impacting on the farm bargaining intentions of smallholder women farmers in the Eastern Gangetic PlainsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Exploring relations between selected human resource management (HRM) practices in employees¿ creativity behaviours in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Atlantico region of ColombiaAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
The role of innovation hubs in building community resiliencePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Project titleDetailsYear
Achieving Business Development: The Scenic Rim Entrepreneurial HubFunded by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, supported by Australian and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Fund: $30,000 The Scenic Rim Entrepreneurial Hub Online Program assisted and facilitated the start-up and business growth of entrepreneurs and businesses through: • enhancing individual and organisational entrepreneurial awareness, • entrepreneurship and business participation, • entrepreneurship skills, • entrepreneurship competencies and capacity, • building support networks, • sharing knowledge, • growing resilient communities, and • creating positive change in the Scenic Rim region through delivering a proven entrepreneurial Hub Program.2022
Women in Rural, Regional and Remote Enterprises (WiRE) Playing Big in BusinessFunded by Advance Queensland through the Advancing Women in Business Initiative: $40,000 The aim of this project is to advance women in Rural, Regional and Remote Enterprises (WiRE) during and post-COVID-19 by helping them to reset and re-imagine their ventures.2021
Start-up, scale up and going global: advancing Queensland women entrepreneursFunded by Advance Queensland through the Advancing Women in Business Initiative: $40,000 This project aims to advance women in rural, regional and remote enterprises in Queensland who have a great idea but don’t know how to take it to the next level to start a venture; who already have a venture and want to grow and scale up their venture; and those with global business aspirations.2019
Advancing women in rural, regional and remote enterprises through EntrepreneurshipFunded by Advance Queensland through the Advancing Women in Business Initiative: $40,000. This program entailed tailormade entrepreneurship boot camps for women in rural, regional and remote Queensland. 2018
Advancing women in rural, regional and remote enterprises (WiRE) through EntrepreneurshipFunded by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government. The aim of the WiRE program is to promote and cultivate women entrepreneurship in rural, regional and remote (RRR) Queensland. See www.wireprogram.com2018
Migrant and Refugee Women’s Startup ResilienceFunded by Advance Queensland: 16,050 This project increased the capability and capacity of migrant and refugee women’s start-up activity through digital inclusion. Key outcomes achieved include: • Identification of the entrepreneurial experience and digital skills prevalent among migrant and refugee women • Increased know-how among migrant and refugee women in: - Business Planning  through the use of the Business Model Canvas - Inclusive business models  through the IGNITE Model and lessons from Australian refugee-led businesses - Digital Skills for Business. Topics covered are listed below:  Setting up Gmail account inclusing using calendar, hangouts and drive functions Setting up a free website including assessing basic metrics/analytics Setting up an online store including online payments Setting up a Facebook/LinkedIN for business including business pages and events account Leveraging community support through use of Volunteering Sites, Crowdfunding and Social Media2017
Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri-LankaFunded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government:$231,781 The program was designed to empower women, promote business participation and digital inclusion, enhance gender equality in a business context and improve the success of women entrepreneurs across different industries in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The program brought together individuals who have an impact on women entrepreneurial development to foster a global community of innovative entrepreneurial leaders. The aim was to build participants’ own knowledge and skills in practice and policy as well as their capacity to more effectively foster women's entrepreneurship and innovation in their countries. Building on the learnings of similar recent successful fellowship programs delivered by the USQ project team and consultation with partner organisations, a three-week intensive program provided Fellows with a ‘toolkit’ of Australian best practices, policies, research and advancement initiatives. Underpinned by the values of women empowerment, capacity building, knowledge sharing and digital inclusion, the program covered topics including best practices of successful women entrepreneurs, digital business innovation for competitive advantage and sustainable business practices. Post-program sustainability of initiatives were supported through the development of action plans and project frameworks. These were implemented through ongoing collaboration and mentorship via digital collaboration and follow-up activities in partner countries.2017
Big Data for Small BusinessFunded by Advance Queensland:$20,000 The project promoted the use of BigData technology for enhanced decision-making in start-ups.2016
Empowering women entrepreneurs through entrepreneurship, innovation and business sustainability in Nepal and BangladeshFunded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government: $245,448.5 The program was designed to enhance gender equality in a business context, empower women through entrepreneurship and improve the success of women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh and Nepal. 2015
Accelerating SMEs and regional enterprises through entrepreneurial leadershipFunded by University of Southern Queensland: $888,424 The main aims of this research program were to develop research capacity in the Institute for Resilient Regions, USQ through building on the project team’s substantial existing track records; utilising existing partnerships to leverage industry funding; actively pursuing new research funding opportunities; maximising scholastic, industry and community impact.2014
The CCIQ ecoBiz Program: A Collaborative Sustainability InitiativeFunded by the Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Government: $3055,000. The aim of the ecoBiz program was to assist Queensland businesses to compete, invest and profit through eco-efficiency initiatives that reduce their operating costs whilst also improving their environmental performance. This goal was translated to business through knowledge dissemination, capacity building, and performance benchmarking.2014
Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Sustainability in PakistanFunded by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government. The primary objective of this activity was to support and improve the success of Pakistan’s existing women entrepreneurial initiatives and SME (Small and Medium Size Enterprise) leaders/managers. This was done through a program involving a ‘best practices of successful women entrepreneurs component’; a ‘managing high performance women-owned entrepreneurial ventures’ component; a creativity, innovation and empowerment in women-owned businesses component; a ‘women entrepreneurship in action component; a building competitive advantage through sustainable business development under climate change component; and scenario planning and output development sessions for senior and emerging leaders. The program built on the existing policies, initiatives and practices in Pakistan by leveraging Australia’s best practices and advanced technologies in the key areas mentioned. The outcomes benefitted Pakistan when the fellows successfully implemented the initiatives, action plans and projects developed during the program after their return to the country. In particular, the dissemination of outcomes was crucial to the success of the program. The fellows who were actively involved in educating and training of Pakistani women entrepreneurs and SME managers/leaders played an important role in promoting women entrepreneurship, innovation and business sustainability awareness in SME and advocating international best practices.2013
Green Leaders: CitySmart Watt Savers Energy Efficiency ProjectFunded by the Australian Government’s (DCCEE) Energy Efficiency Information Grant program: $750,000. Over 2013-14 CitySmart’s Queensland Watt Savers program demonstrated that, by overcoming the target group’s barriers, engaging, educating and encouraging small and medium enterprises and community organisations to better understand energy efficiency, they can make informed decisions about their energy consumption – and thereby reduce their operating costs.2013
Fostering business sustainability for competitiveness in Pakistani Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs)Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: $264,237 The project aimed to support Pakistan’s existing SME sustainability management initiatives (for example, within the ACSBD, a best practices framework for Managing Sustainability Change in SMEs has recently been developed as well as a best practice model for managing high performance practices in Pakistani SMEs which the proposed program drew upon). 2011
Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) 2011 to 2012 Reduction through Teams and Rewards: A Viability Analysis and Pilot (The PEER Project)Funded by Linfox Logistics: $80,000. The project team collaborated with Linfox on the “Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Reduction through Teams and Rewards: A Viability Analysis and Pilot designed to reduce Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA's) in Linfox, utilising peer groups (teams) and rewards.2011
Developing a Best Practice Framework for Managing Sustainability in Small Businesses: Learning from the StarsFunded by CPA Australia: $15,000. The main objectives of this study were to examine firstly, how the management of practices and capabilities of environmental sustainability are developed, maintained and managed in SME‘environmental sustainability leaders’, with the view to developing a conceptual framework for environmental sustainability (ES) change management in Australian SMEs.2010
Managing Environmental Sustainability for Competitiveness in SMEsFunded by Enterprise Connect: Industry Intelligence & Networking (WIIN) Program: $50,000. The overall objective of the proposed project was to: address regional SMEs’ current understanding of environmental and business sustainability and enhance their ability to plan, manage, implement and integrate environmentally sustainable initiatives into their firms to improve their financial bottom line and achieve positive outcomes for their staff.2010
Strategies to minimise the impact of challenging times on trainingFunded by: Construction Skills QLD: $50,000. This was a two-staged project, which utilised scenario planning methodology in addressing the overall research question: What are the most effective strategies that Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) could put in place to minimise the impact of challenging times on skills development and training of apprentices and trainees? Eighteen strategies were recommended for adoption by CSQ.2008

Impact of ICTs on Innovation and Performance of Firms: Do Start-ups, Regional Proximity and Skills Matter?

Alam, Khorshed, Ali, Mohammad Afshar, Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael, Shahiduzzaman, Md, Velayutham, Eswaran, Murray, Peter A. and Wiesner, Retha. 2022. "Impact of ICTs on Innovation and Performance of Firms: Do Start-ups, Regional Proximity and Skills Matter?" Sustainability. 14 (10), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14105801

When Entrepreneurial Leadership Identity and Passion Meet Venture Growth Intention

Dhakal, Purushottam, Wiesner, Retha and Maraseni, Tek. 2022. "When Entrepreneurial Leadership Identity and Passion Meet Venture Growth Intention." Sustainability. 14 (20), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/su142013129

Digital transformation among SMEs: does gender matter?

Alam, Khorshed, Ali, Mohammad Afshar, Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael O., Murray, Peter A. and Wiesner, Retha. 2022. "Digital transformation among SMEs: does gender matter?" Sustainability. 14 (1), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010535

Women in Rural, Regional and Remote Enterprises (WiRE): Playing Big in Business Project

Wiesner, Retha. 2021. Women in Rural, Regional and Remote Enterprises (WiRE): Playing Big in Business Project. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Organisational behaviour: core concepts and applications, Australia

Wood, Jack, Zeffane, Rachid, Fromholtz, Michele, Wiesner, Retha, Morrison, Rachel R., Factor, Aharon and McKeown, Tui. 2019. Organisational behaviour: core concepts and applications, Australia. Milton, Australia. John Wiley & Sons.

Women in rural, regional and remote enterprises (WiRE): playing big in business - Final Report (DESBT19241)

Wiesner, Retha. 2020. Women in rural, regional and remote enterprises (WiRE): playing big in business - Final Report (DESBT19241). Springfield, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

The WiRE Start-up, Scale-up and Going Global Project: final report

Wiesner, Retha. 2019. The WiRE Start-up, Scale-up and Going Global Project: final report. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Smaller businesses and e-innovation: a winning combination in Australia

Alam, Khorshed, Adeyinka, Adewuyi Ayodele and Wiesner, Retha. 2020. "Smaller businesses and e-innovation: a winning combination in Australia." Journal of Business Strategy. 41 (2), pp. 39-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-11-2018-0186

The WiRE program: advancing women in rural, regional and remote enterprises through entrepreneurship, detailed final report to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Wiesner, Retha. 2018. The WiRE program: advancing women in rural, regional and remote enterprises through entrepreneurship, detailed final report to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Springfield, Queensland, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Managing Change Toward Environmental Sustainability: A Conceptual Model in Small and Medium Enterprises

Wiesner, Retha, Chadee, Doren and Best, Peter. 2017. "Managing Change Toward Environmental Sustainability: A Conceptual Model in Small and Medium Enterprises ." Organization and Environment: international journal of ecosocial research. 31 (2), pp. 152-177. https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026616689292

Management: an Asia Pacific perspective

Schermerhorn, John R., Campling, John, Poole, David and Wiesner, Retha. 2004. Management: an Asia Pacific perspective. Milton, Queensland. John Wiley & Sons.

How do Australian SMEs plan?

Wiesner, Retha and Millett, Bruce. 2009. "How do Australian SMEs plan?" 22nd Annual Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (SEAANZ 2009). Wellington, New Zealand 31 Aug - 02 Sep 2009 Wellington, New Zealand.

Organisational change in small and medium enterprises - a proposed new model

Banham, Heather C. and Wiesner, Retha. 2006. "Organisational change in small and medium enterprises - a proposed new model." Kennedy, Jessica and Di Milia, Lee (ed.) 20rd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2006). Yeppoon, Australia 06 - 09 Dec 2006 Brisbane, Australia.

Organisational behaviour: core concepts and applications, Australasia.

Wood, Jack Maxwell, Zeffane, Rachid M., Fromholtz, Michelle, Wiesner, Retha, Morrison, Rachel, Factor, Aharon, McKeown, Tui, Schermerhorn, John R., Hunt, James G. and Osborn, Richard N.. 2016. Organisational behaviour: core concepts and applications, Australasia. Milton, Australia. John Wiley & Sons.

Organisational behaviour: core concepts and applications, Australasia

Wood, Jack, Zeffane, Rachid, Fromholtz, Michelle, Wiesner, Retha, Morrison, Rachel and Seet, Phi-Shen. 2012. Organisational behaviour: core concepts and applications, Australasia. Milton, Australia. John Wiley & Sons.

Minimising Motor Vehicle Incidents (MVI’s) through teams and rewards (PeerSafe)

Wiesner, Retha. 2013. Minimising Motor Vehicle Incidents (MVI’s) through teams and rewards (PeerSafe). Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Empowering women through entrepreneurship, innovation and business sustainability in Pakistan

Wiesner, Retha and Mushtaq, Shahbaz. 2014. Empowering women through entrepreneurship, innovation and business sustainability in Pakistan. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Human resource management: challenges and future directions

Wiesner, Retha and Millett, Bruce (ed.) 2003. Human resource management: challenges and future directions. Milton, Queensland, Australia. John Wiley & Sons.

Queensland Watt Savers final report

Wiesner, Retha and Cotter, Julie. 2015. Queensland Watt Savers final report. Brisbane, Australia. CitySmart.

A research report on developing an initial best practice framework for managing environmental sustainability change in Australian small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)

Wiesner, Retha, Chadee, Doren and Best, Peter. 2010. A research report on developing an initial best practice framework for managing environmental sustainability change in Australian small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Human resources and sustainability

Wiesner, Retha. 2013. "Human resources and sustainability." Moscardo, Gianna (ed.) Sustainability in Australian business. Milton, Qld, Australia. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 343-366

Employee perceptions of workforce retention strategies in a health system

Belbin, Cheryl, Erwee, Ronel and Wiesner, Retha. 2012. "Employee perceptions of workforce retention strategies in a health system." Journal of Management and Organization. 18 (5), pp. 742-760. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1833367200000651

Strategic approaches in Australian SMEs: deliberate or emergent?

Wiesner, Retha and Millett, Bruce. 2012. "Strategic approaches in Australian SMEs: deliberate or emergent?" Journal of Management and Organization. 18 (1), pp. 98-122. https://doi.org/10.5172/jmo.2012.18.1.98

Environmental sustainability change management in SMEs: learning from sustainability champions

Chadee, Doren, Wiesner, Retha and Roxas, Banjo. 2011. "Environmental sustainability change management in SMEs: learning from sustainability champions." International Journal of Learning and Change. 5 (3/4), pp. 194-207. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJLC.2011.045068

Exploring high performance management practices in Pakistani SMEs

Raziq, Abdul and Wiesner, Retha. 2011. "Exploring high performance management practices in Pakistani SMEs." Hunter, Murray (ed.) 1st Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE 2011). Singapore 25 - 26 Jul 2011 Singapore. https://doi.org/10.5716/978-981-08-9493-1_IE50

The role of strategic planning and HR managerial involvement and types and sources of analytic information on SME performance

Innes, Peter and Wiesner, Retha. 2011. "The role of strategic planning and HR managerial involvement and types and sources of analytic information on SME performance." Sohal, Amrik (ed.) QIK 2011: Aligning Innovation in Developed and Emerging Economies. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 15 - 18 Feb 2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Organisational change in SMEs: change innovators or laggards?

Wiesner, Retha and Poole, Nicci. 2011. "Organisational change in SMEs: change innovators or laggards?" Sohal, Amrik (ed.) QIK 2011: Aligning Innovation in Developed and Emerging Economies. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 15 - 18 Feb 2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Insights into sustainability change management from an organisational learning perspective: learning from SME sustainability champions

Wiesner, Retha, Chadee, Doren and Best, Peter. 2011. "Insights into sustainability change management from an organisational learning perspective: learning from SME sustainability champions." Sohal, Amrik (ed.) QIK 2011: Aligning Innovation in Developed and Emerging Economies. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 15 - 18 Feb 2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Beyond HRM intensity: Exploring intra-function HRM clusters in SMEs

Innes, Peter and Wiesner, Retha. 2012. "Beyond HRM intensity: Exploring intra-function HRM clusters in SMEs ." Small Enterprise Research. 19 (1), pp. 32-51. https://doi.org/10.5172/ser.2012.19.1.32

Management: 2nd Asia-Pacific ed

Campling, John, Poole, David, Wiesner, Retha and Schermerhorn, John R.. 2006. Management: 2nd Asia-Pacific ed. Brisbane, Queensland. John Wiley & Sons.

The dynamics of delayering: changing management structures in three countries

Littler, Craig R., Wiesner, Retha and Dunford, Richard. 2003. "The dynamics of delayering: changing management structures in three countries." Journal of Management Studies. 40 (2), pp. 225-256. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00339

Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs): a study of high performance management practices

Wiesner, Retha, McDonald, Jim and Banham, Heather C.. 2007. "Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs): a study of high performance management practices." Journal of Management and Organization. 13 (3), pp. 227-248. https://doi.org/10.5172/jmo.2007.13.3.227

Human resource acquisition in small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) [Virtual presentation in English]

Wiesner, Retha and Poole, Nicci. 2006. "Human resource acquisition in small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) [Virtual presentation in English]." 1st International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Rhodes, Greece 18 - 22 Jul 2006 Champaign, IL. United States.

Practices and attitudes of female SME managers: training, networking and mentoring [Virtual presentation in english]

Wiesner, Retha and Poole, Nicci. 2006. "Practices and attitudes of female SME managers: training, networking and mentoring [Virtual presentation in english]." 1st International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Rhodes, Greece 18 - 22 Jul 2006 Champaign, IL. United States.

Bleak house or bright prospect?: HRM in Australian SMEs over 1998-2008

Wiesner, Retha and Innes, Peter. 2010. "Bleak house or bright prospect?: HRM in Australian SMEs over 1998-2008." Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 48 (2), pp. 151-184. https://doi.org/10.1177/1038411110368465

Organisational behaviour: core concepts and applications

Wood, Jack, Zeffane, Rachid, Fromholtz, Michele, Wiesner, Retha and Creed, Andrew. 2010. Organisational behaviour: core concepts and applications. Milton, Australia. John Wiley & Sons.

Critical pre-implementation elements in engendering change for sustainability in SMEs: insights from SME sustainability leaders

Wiesner, Retha, Chadee, Doren and Best, Peter J.. 2010. "Critical pre-implementation elements in engendering change for sustainability in SMEs: insights from SME sustainability leaders." O'Connor, Christine (ed.) 10th Annual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference (PERA 2010) : Sustainability, Inclusiveness and Governance: People Management Issues in the Organisation of the Future. Gold Coast, Australia 15 - 18 Nov 2010 Ballarat, Australia.

Managing environmental sustainability in SMEs: learning from the stars: a research report on developing a best practice framework for managing environmental sustain-ability in Australian small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)

Wiesner, Retha, Chadee, Doren, Best, Peter J. and Poole, Nicci. 2010. Managing environmental sustainability in SMEs: learning from the stars: a research report on developing a best practice framework for managing environmental sustain-ability in Australian small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Strategies to minimise the impact of challenging times on training: final report

Wiesner, Retha, Millett, Bruce and Zhang, Yahua. 2009. Strategies to minimise the impact of challenging times on training: final report. Brisbane, Australia. Construction Skills Queensland.

Organizational change in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Wiesner, Retha, Banham, Heather C. and Poole, Nicci. 2004. "Organizational change in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)." CCSBE 2004: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: Innovation, Opportunity and Capacity. Saskatchewan, Canada 12 - 13 Nov 2004 Saskatchewan, Canada.

Integrating diversity management initiatives with strategic human resource management

Erwee, Ronel. 2003. "Integrating diversity management initiatives with strategic human resource management ." Wiesner, Retha and Millett, Bruce (ed.) Human resource management: challenges & future directions. Milton, Australia. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 57-71

Contemporary issues and emerging themes in leadership

Wiesner, Retha. 2008. "Contemporary issues and emerging themes in leadership." Parnos, Carmen (ed.) Super leaders of Australia. Melbourne, Australia. Carmen Parnos. pp. 25-41

Managing change: mental models of SME managers

Wiesner, Retha and Poole, Nicci. 2009. "Managing change: mental models of SME managers." SEAANZ 2009: Start Small - Think Big. Wellington, New Zealand 31 Aug - 02 Sep 2009 Wellington, New Zealand.

Management: Asia-Pacific

Campling, John, Poole, David, Wiesner, Retha, Ang, Eng Sieng, Chan, Bobbie, Tan, Wee-Liang and Schermerhorn Jr, John R.. 2007. Management: Asia-Pacific. Brisbane, Australia. John Wiley & Sons.

High performance management practices in owner-managed SMEs

Wiesner, Retha, Poole, Nicci and Banham, Heather C.. 2007. "High performance management practices in owner-managed SMEs." Hall, Margaret (ed.) 30th Annual ISBE Conference: International Entrepreneurship. Glasgow, United Kingdom 07 - 09 Nov 2007 Harrogate, United Kingdom.

Business networks: spanning boundaries and incorporating teams

Erwee, Ronel. 2001. Business networks: spanning boundaries and incorporating teams . Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

The human side of small and medium enterprises

Wiesner, Retha and McDonald, Jim. 2001. "The human side of small and medium enterprises." Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. 7 (2), pp. 58-69. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1833367200005228

Is the current situation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) conducive to attaining their economic expectations?

Banham, Heather C. and Wiesner, Retha. 2006. "Is the current situation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) conducive to attaining their economic expectations?" Raymond, Louis (ed.) CCSBE 2006: Entrepreneurship, SMEs, and Local Economic Development. Quebec, Canada 28 - 30 Sep 2006 Canada.

Organisational change in the food and accommodation industry sector in the Central Okanagan

Banham, Heather C. and Wiesner, Retha. 2005. "Organisational change in the food and accommodation industry sector in the Central Okanagan." TTRA 2005: The New Tourism Realities. Kelowna, Canada 02 - 05 Nov 2005 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.