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  • Title: Professor
  • Position: Associate Dean - Curriculum and Quality Assurance - Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Qualifications: BA (UNSW) MA (Macq) PhD (Macq)

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Areas of Expertise

  • Management of Large Scale Curriculum Projects
  • Assurance of Learning
  • Professional Accreditation
  • Management and Governance of Large Academic Units in Universities
  • Partnerships and Articulations  
  • Gender Equity
  • External Reviews of Faculties, Departments and Curriculum
  • Business and Management Education

Profile

Anne Ross-Smith is Associate Dean - Curriculum and Quality Assurance and Professor of Management Learning in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University. Prior to this role she held the position of Director of Graduate Studies. Anne is former Head of the School of Management in the Business Faculty at the University of Technology, Sydney.

She holds a PhD in Management from Macquarie University. Her major research areas are women in leadership, and gender and organization theory and organizational change and sustainability. In recent years, she has been researching the role of women on corporate boards in Australia and internationally.  Anne was project leader in a team from Macquarie University that undertook the 2010 EOWA Census on Women and Leadership.
She is an Associate Editor of Gender Work and Organization and a frequent reviewer for top ranked journals in this field.

Over the last decade, Anne has assisted organisations in creating environments that support women in leadership positions. She frequently advises women on leadership development and strategies for building and developing their careers and was awarded a UTS Human Rights Award for her work in this area. Anne has extensive experience in the management and development of large scale curriculum projects in Australian Universities and internationally and was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for her work in the internationalisation of teaching and learning in undergraduate business education in a Sino-Australian joint venture.

Research grants

  • 2014 In progress: Pathways for net new members of ASX200 boards (with Dr Karen Handley), MQ Research Starter Grant $5,000
  • 2011: Joint Chief Investigator (with A/Professor Peter McGraw) 2010 EOWA Census of Women in Leadership, Funding from EOWA $20,000
  • 2009: Joint Chief Investigator(with Professor Thomas Clarke) Creating better corporate governance structures through leveraging expert knowledge in research and practice on women on corporate boards, UTS International Development Research Grant $115,207
  • 2008: Joint Chief Investigator (with A/Professor Alison Pullen and Dr Tyrone Pitsis), Primed for Change: Narratives of a Dramaturgical Consultancy, UTS School of Management Research Grant $5000
  • 2007: Joint Chief Investigator (with A/Professor Alison Pullen) Space, Place and Performativity: women’s bodies at work, UTS School of Management Research Grant $4,666
  • 2005: Joint Chief Investigator (with A/Professor Martin Kornberger), Gender At Work: aligning organisational practices with performance, Industry Funding from Deloitte Australia $10,000
  • 2004: Joint Chief Investigator (with A/Professor Martin Kornberger), Gender At Work: aligning organisational practices with performance, UTS School of Management Research Grant $3,400
  • 2002: Joint Chief Investigator (with Professor Tracy Taylor and Professor Stephen Teo), Meat pies, rice, pasta or souvlaki: Differences in  career progression between majority and minority groups in the higher education sector, UTS Faculty of Business Research Grant $7,700
  • 2001: Joint Chief Investigator (with Dr Margaret Peters and Dr Colleen Chesterman), Women executives in Australian organisations: An investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures, ARC SPIRT Grant with NSW Public Service, SA Public Service, WA Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Qld Public Service, Westpac, AMP, Australian Technology Universities, $235,000
  • 1997: Co-Investigator, Conversion of core Bachelor of Business subject to Flexible Learning Strategic Initiatives, Funding with others in Faculty of Business UTS, $65,000
  • 1994: Chief  Investigator, The Impact of Women Managers on Organisational Structure and Management Practice in the NSW Public Sector, UTS School of Management Research Grant, $1,708
  • 1993: Chief Investigator, The Integration of women into Management in Australian Organisations: Fact or Fiction? University of Newcastle New Staff Research Project Grant, $3,700
  • 1990: Associate Investigator (with Professor E. More), Interest Groups and Communication in the Australian Environmental Movement, a NSW perspective, ARC Small Grant, $10,000

Research areas

  • Organisational change and sustainability
  • Women in executive leadership
  • Gender and Organisation theory

Publications

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  • Sheridan A, Ross-Smith A. Lord L, (2014), Institutional Influences Women’s Representation on Corporate Boards: An Australian Case Study". Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol 33 (2) pp140-159
  • Meuller, F., Carter. C. and Ross-Smith. A, (2011) Making Sense of Career in a big four accounting firm,  Current Sociology  vol 59 (4) pp551-567.
  • Kornberger, M., Carter, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2010), ‘Changing Gender Domination in a Big Four Accounting Firm’, Accounting Organization and Society accepted for publication 16.9.10
  • Meuller, Carter Ross-Smith – Current Sociology
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Huppatz, K., (2010) ‘Management, Women and Feminine Capital’, Gender, Work and Organization, vol 17, no 5 pp 547-556
  • Simpson, R. Ross-Smith, A. and Lewis, P. (2010) Merit, special contribution and choice: how women negotiate between sameness and difference in their organizational lives, Gender in Management, vol 25, no 3 pp198-207
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Chesterman, C. (2009), ‘Girl Disease’: women managers reticence and ambivalence towards organizational advancement’ Journal of Management and Organisation vol 15, no 5, 582-595
  • Chesterman, C. and Ross-Smith A. (2006), ‘Not tokens: reaching a ‘critical mass’ of senior women managers’, Employee Relations, vol 28, no 6, pp 540-552
  • Chesterman, C., Ross-Smith, A. and Peters, M. (2005), ‘The Gendered Impact on Organisations of a Critical Mass of Women in Senior Management’, Policy and Society, vol 24, no, 4 pp 69-92
  • Ross-Smith, A., Chesterman, C. and Peters, M. (2005), ‘Watch out here comes feeling! Women Executives & Emotion Work’, International Journal of Work, Organisation and Emotion, vol 1, no 1, pp 48-68
  • Chesterman, C., Ross-Smith, A., Peters, M. (2005), ‘Not doable jobs; exploring senior women’s attitudes to leadership roles in universities’, Women’s Studies International Forum vol 28, pp 163-180
  • Ross-Smith, A., Kornberger, M. (2004), ‘Gendered rationality? A Genealogical Exploration of the Philosophical and Sociological Conceptions of Rationality, Masculinity and Organisation’, Gender, Work and Organisation,vol 11, no 3, pp 280-305
  • Clegg, S. and Ross-Smith, A. (2003), ‘Revising the boundaries: Management education and learning in a Postpositivist world’, Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol 2, issue 1 pp 85-99
  • Ross-Smith, A., Chesterman, C. and Peters, M. (2003), ‘Getting there and staying there: identifying the characteristics of organisational cultures that keep women in academic leadership roles’, McGill Journal of Education (special Edition on gender Issues in Commonwealth Higher Education),vol 38, no 3, pp 421-436
  • Ticehurst, G.W. and Ross-Smith, A. (1998), ‘Professional Communication, Organisation and Management: Reclaiming the functions of the Executive’. Australian Journal of Communication,vol 25, no 2, pp 1-12
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Walker, G. (1992), ‘Women and Advertising: An Educational Resource Package’, Media Information Australia, No 64, pp 61-67
  • More, E. and Ross-Smith, A. (1992), ‘Being Green: A Communication Approach to the Green Movement in N.S.W.’, Australian Journal of Communication, vol 19, no 1 pp 46-76Ticehurst, G.W. and Ross-Smith, A. (1992), ‘Communication Satisfaction and Organisational Commitment’, Australian Journal of Communication, vol 19, no 1, pp 130-144
  • More, E. and Ross-Smith, A. (1990), ‘Organisational Communication: The Cultural Approach’,Australian Journal of Communication, vol 17, no 1, pp 98-112

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Accepted for publication:

  • Sheridan A, Ross-Smith A. Lord L, (2014) ‘Women on boards in Australia: Achieving real change or more of the same?’ in A. Broadbridge and S. Fielden (eds) Handbook of Gendered Careers in Management: Getting in, Getting on, Getting out, Edward Elgar, UK.

Published:

  • Chesterman, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2010) ‘Good Executive, Good Mother: contradictory devotions’ in Goodwin, S. and Huppatz, K. (eds), The Good Mother Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia, Sydney University Press, Australia
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Bridge, J. (2008), ‘Women on corporate boards of directors: The Australian Perspective’, in S. Vinnicombe, V. Singh, R. Burke, D. Bilimoria and M. Huse (eds), Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: Research and Practice, Edward Elgar, UK pp 67-78
  • Ross-Smith, A., Kornberger, M., Chesterman, C. and Anandakumar, A. (2007), ‘Women Executives: Managing emotions at the top’, in R. Simpson and P. Lewis, Gendering Emotions in Organizations, Palgrave, UK, pp 35-36
  • Chesterman, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2005), ‘Making a Demonstrable Difference’: Women Executives Efforts to Redefine Higher Education Management’, in V. Maione (ed), Gender Equality in Higher Education, Franco Angeli, Milan, pp 89-107

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Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Lord L., Sheridan, A., Ross-Smith, A., and Marinelli M (2014) Women on Boards: The challenges of developing international comparative data through collaboration. Academy of Management August. Philadelphia.
  • Lord L., Ross-Smith, A., and Marinelli M and Sheridan, A., (2014) Stakeholder perceptions of the "right" pathway for women to corporate board membership Academy of Management August. Philadelphia.
  • Sheridan, A., Ross-Smith, A., and Lord L (2012).,’Women on Corporate Boards in Australia:  New pathways or the same old tracks?’ Leadership at the Crossroads Conference Perth. Australia
  • Sheridan, A., Ross-Smith, A., and Lord (2012), ‘Institutional influences on changing gender ratios on corporate boards:  An Australian case study’ Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Boston, Unites State of America.
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Chesterman, C. (2008), ‘Girl disease’: a consideration of the contradictions in women manager’s reticence and ambivalence towards organizational advancement, Engendering Leadership Conference, University of Western Australia. Perth. Pp 407-421
  • Ross-Smith, A., Chesterman, C. and Peters, M. (2004), ‘Instinctively Collaborative: are women changing the cultures of senior management’, 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Dunedin, NZ, December, CD Rom
  • Benn, S., Dunphy, D., Griffiths, A., Ross-Smith, A. (2004), ‘Building the Sustainable Organisation: Synergies, Tensions and Implications for Change and Leadership’, 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Dunedin, NZ, December, CD Rom
  • Peters, M., Chesterman, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2002), ‘Transforming Cultures: the impact of diversity in senior management’, Proceedings of Eleventh International Women in Leadership Conference,Edith Cowan University, Perth, pp 103-113
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2000), ‘Managerial work and behaviour: do women do it differently?’ in S. Clegg (ed), Organising Knowledge Economies and Societies – the Eighth APROS International Colloquium, Sydney, NSW, Web based
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2000), ‘The feminisation of management: implications for the discourse of management and organizations’, in C. Combes, D. Grant, T. Keenoy, and C. Oswick (eds),Word Views, Work Views & World Views – 4th International Conference on Organisational Discourse, London, pp 235-236
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Taylor, T. (2000), ‘A wolf in lamb’s clothing or a lamb in wolf’s clothing? Learning academic leadership: a case study’, in R. Dunford (ed) Managing for the New Millennium: The Leap Ahead - ANZAM 2000 Conference Proceedings, Sydney, NSW, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, North Ryde, CD Rom
  • Taylor, T. and Ross-Smith, A. (2000) ‘Leadership development and succession planning’, Dunford, R. (ed) Managing for the New Millennium: The Leap Ahead. ANZAM 2000 Conference Proceedings, Sydney, NSW, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, North Ryde, CD Rom
  • Ross-Smith, A., Innes, C., and Heffernan, K. (1998) ‘Flexible learning in Management Education’. Proceedings of Pan Pacific Business Conference. Seoul. Korea. June 1-3, 1998.
  • Ross-Smith, A. (1996) ‘The language and theory of Management: can they account for women’s experience of management?’ in Coombes, C., Grant, D., Keenoy, T., and Oswick, C. (1996) (eds) Proceedings of Organizational discourse: Talk, Text and Tropes Conference, University of London, July, 1996. pp 190-193.
  • Ross-Smith, A. (1995) ‘The Impact of Women Managers on Organisational Structure and Management Practice in Australian Organisations’. Proceedings of the Pan-Pacific Conference XII. Dunedin, New Zealand. June, 1995.
  • Ticehurst, G.W. and Ross-Smith, A. (1994) ‘Old Views, New Perspectives: Barnard Revisited in Contemporary Organisation Theory’. Proceedings of the Pan-Pacific Conference XI. Bangkok, Thailand. June 1994.

Invited Presentations

  • Ross-Smith , A. (2013) Leading by example: The need for women in leadership roles. Practice First Forum.
  • Ross-Smith , A. (2011) Leading the pack: Does government and community section deliver more for womens leaders CEDA Women and Leadership Series 3.
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2010) The Contradictory devotions of leadership and motherhood. Westfield Senior Women’s Leadership Group.
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2009) What we know about women in Universities and as gendered organizations. What is still missing? Gender and Diversity Research group symposium . Auckland University of Technology (May)
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2006), Watch out here comes feeling! Women executives and emotion work, Women and Work Research Group, School of Business, University of Sydney (August)
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Chesterman, C. (2006), Women Executives and the Cultures of Management: Action-Research in the Workplace: Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future. MIT Workplace Centre Co-sponsored by the MIT Workplace Center, Sloan School of Management & Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons School of Management, 2006 Cambridge, Massachusetts Funded by the Ford Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Chesterman, C., Ross-Smith, A., Peters, M. (2005), Gendered Cultural Processes: Senior executive women, decision-making and organisational change. Invited paper Academy of Social Sciences Workshop, Reinventing Gender Equity and the Political. University of Sydney, September

Refereed Conference Papers since 2000

  • Simpson, R., Lewis, P. and Ross-Smith, A. (2008), ‘Merit, Choice and Voice: how women negotiate between sameness and difference in their organizational lives’ British Academy of Management Conference,Harrogate.
  • Pullen, A., Ross-Smith, A. and Pitsis, A. (2008), ‘Haunted by the Flesh: Paradoxes of Space for Professional Women’, British Academy of Management Conference,Harrogate.
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Chesterman, C. (2008), ‘Girl disease’: women managers reticence and ambivalence towards organizational advancement, Engendering Leadership Conference, Perth
  • Kornberger, M., Ross-Smith, A. and Carter, C. (2007), ‘Winning the ‘bikini contest’: Accounting for gendered micro-practices in a big four firm’, APROS12,New Delhi, India, Dec 9-11
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Bridge, J. (2007), ‘Pale, stale and male: the gendered nature of corporate boards in Australia’, APROS12,New Delhi, India, Dec 9-11
  • Ross-Smith, A., Kornberger, M., Chesterman, C. and Anandakumar, A. (2006), ‘Women Executives and Emotion Management’, British Academy of Management Conference,Belfast, Ireland, September
  • Benn, S., Dunphy, D., Griffiths, A., Ross-Smith, A. (2006), ‘Integrating the elements of Corporate Sustainability’, Second Conference on Environment, Cultural and Economic Sustainability,Hanoi, January
  • Ashcraft, K., Bell, E., Bourne, K.A., Forray, J.M., Jones, D., Kark, R., Stager Jacques, R., Kolb, D., Kornberger, M., Mills, A., Putnam, L., Ross-Smith, A., Scott Sardy, R. and Taylor, S. (2005), ‘Feminist Theorising: New Vision of Gender For the 21st Century or Passing Fad of the 20th’, Academy of Management Symposium,Hawaii, August 6-10
  • Clegg, S.R., Gordon, R., Hermens, A., Kornberger, M., Rhodes, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2005), ‘Strange Brew: The MBA and Institutionalized Hypocritical Isomorphism in Management Education’, 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 4-6 July 2005
  • Benn, S., Dunphy, D., Griffiths, A., Gollan, P., Egri, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2004), ‘Actioning Corporate Sustainability: Synergies, Tensions and Implications for Change and Leadership’, All Academy Symposium. Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans, August
  • Ross-Smith, A., Kornberger, M., and Rhodes, C. (2004), ‘The Feminist Differend: Conflict and Legitimacy in Organisational Studies’, The Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans, August
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Kornberger, M. (2003), ‘Living on the Edge: Exploring the tensions and paradoxes of contemporary feminist organisational discourse’, Ninth APROS Internal Colloquium, Oxaca, Mexico, December
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Kornberger, M. (2003), ‘Feminist Approaches to Organization Studies: Liberal, Radical, Marginal?’, A symposium presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, August
  • Taylor, T., McGraw, P., and Ross-Smith, A. (2003), ‘Succession Management Practices in Australian Organizations’, Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, August
  • Peters, M., Chesterman, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2003), ‘The paradox of power and resistance: exploring women’s ambivalence in executive management roles’, 3rd International Conference Gender, Work and Organizations,The University of Keele, Staffordshire, UK, June
  • Peters, M., Chesterman, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2003), ‘Merit, motherhood, and other masculinist management myths: the contradictory experiences of executive women in corporate cultures’, Critical Management Studies Conference, Lancaster University, July
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Kornberger, M. (2003), ‘Lost in discursive space: The tensions and paradoxes in discursively locating feminist organisational research’, ATN-WEXDEV Research Conference Re-searching Research Agendas: Women, Research and Publication in Higher Education being held at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, June
  • Ross-Smith, A., Chesterman, C. and Peters, M. (2003), ‘Soaring above the ceiling: are the cultures of management in higher education altered when women reach senior management’, 3rd European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Genoa, April
  • Ross-Smith, A., Clegg, S. and Agius, P. (2002), ‘Cashed up and complacent: A diagnosis of the present condition of management education in Australian universities’, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference,La Trobe University, Victoria, December
  • Peters, M., Chesterman, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2002), ‘Transforming Cultures: the impact of diversity in senior management’, Eleventh International Women in Leadership Conference 2002, Edith Cowan University, Perth CD ROM ISBN 0729805298
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Taylor, T. (2002), ‘Rational Male/Rational Manager’, Academy of Management Conference,Denver, August
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2002), ‘Management Education in Australia and New Zealand’, Global Forum on Management Education,Bangkok, JuneRoss-Smith, A. and Chesterman, C. (2001), ‘Establishing a presence: A review of local conditions that have influenced the present position of women in management in Australian organisations’, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, December
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2000), ‘The ‘Feminisation’ of Management and Organisational Discourse: Implications for Women Managers’, 4th International Conference on Organisational Discourse,London, Kings College, July.

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  • Ross-Smith, A. (2010) Review of UTS Gender Strategy. UTS Gender and Equity Group
  • Ross-Smith, A., McGraw, P. and Mackisack, M. (2010) EOWA Australian Census of women in leadership, Australian Government, Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2008) Gendered practices in academic leadership: a case study. Pre conference workshop at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Auckland. December
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Kornberger, M. (2006) Creating the Best Professional Workplace for Talented Women Report to Deloitte. Australia
  • Peters, M. , Chesterman, C., and Ross-Smith, A. (2004) Women Executives and the Cultures of Management. a report on research at AMP
  • Chesterman, C., Ross-Smith, A.E., & Peters, M.,(2004) Senior women executives and the cultures of management: combined report on research in the NSW, QLD, VIC and WA public services
  • Chesterman, C., Ross-Smith, A.E., & Peters, M.(2004), Senior women executives and the cultures of management: a brief cross-comparison of public sector, private sector and higher education organisations
  • Ross-Smith, A., Peters, M. and Chesterman, C. (2003) Senior Women Executives and the Cultures of Management. A report to the Victorian Public Service (ARC SPIRT Grant)
  • Chesterman, C., Peters, M. and Ross-Smith, A. (2003) Senior Women Executives and the Cultures of Management. A report to the ATN Universities (ARC SPIRT Grant)
  • Chesterman, C., Peters, M. and Ross-Smith, A. (2003) Women Executives and the Cultures of Management. a report on research in the NSW public sector
  • Chesterman, C., Peters, M. and Ross-Smith, A. (2003) Women Executives and the Cultures of Management. a report on research in the QLD public sector
  • Chesterman, C., Peters, M. and Ross-Smith, A. (2003) Women Executives and the Cultures of Management. a report on research in the WA public sector
  • Ross-Smith, A., Chesterman, C., Peters, M.(2003) Women Executives and the Cultures of Management. a report on research at Westpac
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2002) Why use qualitative methodology.  Presentation at Doctoral Workshop Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. La Trobe University Victoria
  • Stuhmcke, A. and Ross-Smith, A. (2002) Necessary or sufficient: What do we do when there are no rules? Workshop presented at the Australasian Conference of Ombuds, Queensland University of Technology
  • Pringle, J., Jones, D. and Ross-Smith, A. (2001) Reviewing the Gender Agenda.  Pre conference workshop at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Auckland. December
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Heffernan, K, (2001) Evaluation of effectiveness of the Director General’s weekly newsletter to staff.Report to Department of Community Services
  • Ross-Smith, A., Brown.D, and McKenzie, J. (2001) Improving Teaching: Recognition and Reward. Report and Presentation to Academic Board, University of Technology Sydney. December
  • Ross-Smith, A. (2001) building Student Usage of the BELL program: incorporating BELL into an undergraduate assessment task Report and Presentation to Academic Board, University of Technology Sydney. December
  • Ross-Smith, A., Pringle. And Jones, D. (2000) ‘Women and ANZAM: Reviewing our research interests and revisiting/revisioning our careers’.Pre conference workshop at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Macquarie University. December
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Taylor, T. (2000) Succession Planning in the Faculty of Business. A report to the Dean’s Advisory Committee, Faculty of Business. February
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Taylor, T. (1999) Leadership Development and Succession Planning in the Faculty of Business.Participant Project Report LLEAD Program, Spring Semester.

Affiliations / activities

Professional and Scholarly Affiliations

  • 2013 - present: Macquarie University representative on Associate Dean’s International Network, Australian Business Dean’s Council
  • 2013: Macquarie University representative, Australian Business Dean’s Council 
  • 2009 -2012: Elected Representative (NSW) Executive, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • 2009-2011: Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee, Australian and New Academy of Management
  • 2000 – Present: Member, Academy of Management
  • 2000 – 2002: Elected Representative NSW Executive, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • 1991 – Present: Member, Australian New Zealand Academy of Management
  • 1990 –1992: NSW Representative, Australia New Zealand Communication, Association Executive
  • 1988 – 1995: Member, Australia New Zealand Communication Association

Editorships

  • 2005 – Present: Associate Editor, Gender Work and Organisation

Reviewer

  • Gender, Work and Organisation
  • Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
  • Journal of Sociology
  • Academy of Management Conference
  • Australian New Zealand Academy of Management

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Anne is well known for her research in the areas of women in management and leadership, corporate governance and organisational studies. Her research has been published in leading international journals, particularly, in the field of gender and organisation studies. She is also an experienced qualitative researcher.

Anne is willing to supervise HDR students who are interested in studying a topic in the area of her own research strengths and in the area of organisational studies including organisational change.

  • Lindie Clarke (enrolled 2014) PACE as a case study of complex adaptive leadership in higher education
  • Clare Leroy (PhD awarded 2012) “Implementing the Social Dimension of corporate social responsibility: a Study in the Australian University Context. 2012” (Macquarie).
  • Amir Rafiee (Honours awarded 2012) “The Application of Stephen Convey’s 7 Habits to University Student Development and Learning (Macquarie)”
  • Jennifer Green (PhD awarded 2009) “In search of Executives: the role of organisational values in the recruitment and selection of senior managers in large not-for-profit organisations (Co-Supervisor).
  • Tara Martin (Honours awarded 2008) “Predictors of Key Employee Attitudes and Turnover in Management in the Retail Industry: A Case Study”
  • Penelope Rosewarne, (Honours awarded 2005) “Women and interrupted careers”
  • Eleanor Feletto, (Honours awarded 2003) “Seeking a voice: a feminine view of identity and resistance in the workplace”
  • Graham Lucas (Honours awarded 2000) “Teams and Emotions: A Case Study of Experiences in a Call Centre”

Media Mentions

  • Photo relating to SMH - Anne Ross-Smith SMH - Anne Ross-Smith
  • Anne Ross-Smith and Women, Management and Work Conference co-ordinator Melanie O'Connor both comment on the importance of women focused conference and courses 
    • Publication: Sydney Morning Herald
    • Story: Building a new landscape for leadership
    • Date: 10 October 2011

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  • Photo relating to BRW - Anne Ross-Smith BRW - Anne Ross-Smith
  • Anne comments on the growth of the specialist masters degree market.
    • Publication: BRW
    • Story: Be your own master
    • Issue: 8 - 14 September 2011
    • Pages: 32 - 33

    BRW article

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