Prof Ken Parry

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor In Leadership

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1998

Contact

ken.parry@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45530

Biography

Ken Parry FAIM  FAHRI  FLTF  FANZAM  is a Professor of Leadership Studies and co-Director of the Deakin Leadership Centre at Deakin University. Prior to that he held Professorial positions at Bond and Griffith Universities, and was Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Leadership in Wellington, New Zealand.  He has researched, studied and consulted in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Europe and South-East Asia.  He has written or edited 8 books, mainly on the topic of leadership.  His most recent book is the second edition of A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Leadership, co-authored with Brad Jackson; published in four languages.  Ken was Founding Editor of the Journal of Management & Organization, the research journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Ken has had nine years of experience in manufacturing industry as an inventory manager prior to entering academia.  He has addressed the Senior Executive Service of the Australian Public Service at the National Press Club.  He is widely used as a speaker at professional conferences and industry events.

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Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Qualitative methods
  • Charisma
  • Critical methods
  • Leadership development

Affiliations

Professional Qualifications:

  • FIML Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders
  • FAHRI Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute     
  • FLTF Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation, UK
  • FANZAM Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Teaching interests

at Masters level ...

  • Leadership
  • Organizational behaviour

Knowledge areas

  • Leadership CEO leadership and succession
  • Qualitative methods
  • Critical leadership studies
  • Art and drama of leadership

Research groups

Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI); administered by Professor Steve Kempster of the Lancaster Leadership Centre,and under the umbrella of the International Leadership Association (ILA).

Awards

AWARDS

  1. 2012  Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award - School of Business - S3 2011 – Bond University
  2. 2012  Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Research Contributions – 2011 – Bond university
  3. 2011  University Research Award for Publications - Bond University, Australia
  4. 2009  Stream Best Paper award for Organizational Change stream at ANZAM annual conference, Melbourne, Australia
  5. 2009  Outstanding Research Contributions Award 2009 - Bond University, Australia
  6. 2008  Stream Best Paper award for Research Methods stream at ANZAM annual conference, Auckland, New Zealand
  7. 2008   Stream Best Paper award for the Research Methods stream at European Academy of Management (EURAM) annual conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  8. 2006   Winner of the Monica M Lee Research Excellence Award 2005  for most outstanding article in the 2005 volume of the journal, awarded for   Parry, K. W. & Sinha, P. (2005). Researching the Trainability of Transformational Organisational Leadership. Human Resource Development International, 8(2), 165-183.  Awarded by the US-based Academy of Human Resource Development.
  9. 2005   Best Article finalist in The Leadership Quarterly journal    for    Kan & Parry (2004). Identifying paradox: A grounded theory of leadership in overcoming resistance to change, 15(4), 467-491.
  10. 2004   Best Paper Runner-Up and Stream Best Paper award at the ANZAM Annual Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand; out of 341 papers.
  11. 2003   Stream Best Paper award at the ANZAM Annual Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia; out of 20 papers.
  12. 2002   Conference Best Paper award at the ANZAM Annual Conference, Beechworth, Victoria; out of 126 refereed papers.
  13. 2000   Best paper finalist (11 from 100+) at Fourth International Organizational Discourse Conference, London, July.

Publications

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2017

Organizational crisis: emotions and contradictions in managing internal stakeholders

K Parry, O Ayoko, A Ang

(2017), pp. 1-45, International journal of conflict management, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Promoting responsibility, purpose, and romanticism in business schools

K Parry, B Jackson

(2016), pp. 149-162, Responsible leadership: realism and romanticism, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Methodologies to discover and challenge leadership-as-practice

K Parry, S Kempster, B Jackson

(2016), pp. 242-261, Leadership-as-practice: theory and application, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Rise of the machines: a critical consideration of automated leadership decision making in organizations

K Parry, M Cohen, S Bhattacharya

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 571-594, Group & organization management, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

How does crisis leadership influence effective crisis readiness (CR)?

J Cronin, K Parry

(2015), pp. 62-76, Tourism crisis and disaster management in the Asia-Pacific, Wallingford, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Gender congruity and social processes of leadership: is gender balance important?

K Parry, R Fischer, D Hanson

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 3-45, International Leadership Journal, Trenton, NJ, C1

journal
2014

Exploring observational learning in leadership development for managers

S Kempster, K Parry

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 164-181, Journal of management development, Bingley, England, C1-1

journal

Love and leadership: constructing follower narrative identities of charismatic leadership

K Parry, S Kempster

(2014), Vol. 45, pp. 21-38, Management learning, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Qualitative and historiometric methods in leadership research: a review of the first 25 years of the leadership quarterly

K Parry, M Mumford, I Bower, L Watts

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 132-151, Leadership quarterly, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Critical realism and grounded theory

K Parry, S Kempster

(2014), pp. 86-108, Studying organizations using critical realism: a practical guide, Oxford, England, B1-1

chapter

Leadership in extreme contexts

S Hannah, K Parry

(2014), pp. 613-637, The oxford handbook of leadership and organizations, New York, USA, B1-1

chapter
2013

Narrative, power and employee voice

Barry, M, K Parry

(2013), pp. 31-38, Power and employment relations : a tribute to Werner Nienhüser (Macht und employment relations : Festschrift fiir Werner Nienhuser), Munich, Germany, B1-1

chapter

Addendum: social processes of transformational and charismatic leadership - progress and future research into this important challenge

K Parry

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 399-436, Transformational and charismatic leadership : the road ahead, Bingley, England, B1-1

chapter
2011

Follower perceptions of the emotional intelligence of change leaders: A qualitative study

R Smollan, K Parry

(2011), Vol. 7, pp. 435-462, Leadership, London, England, C1-1

journal

Exploring distributed leadership in the small business context

J Cope, S Kempster, K Parry

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 270-285, International Journal of Management Reviews, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal
2008

Viewing the leadership narrative through alternate lenses: an autoethnographic investigation

Ken Parry

(2008), Vol. 19, pp. 126-147, Management Revue: the international review of management studies, Mering, Germany, C1-1

journal
2007

The organizational story as leadership

K Parry, H Hansen

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 281-300, Leadership, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2005

Demographic effects on the use of vertical sources of guidance by managers in widely differing cultural contexts

P Smith, M Peterson, A Ahmad, D Akande, J Andersen, S Ayestaran, M Bellotto, S Bochner, V Callan, C Davila, B Ekelund, P François, G Graversen, C Harb, J Jesuino, A Kantas, L Karamushka, P Koopman, K Leung, P Kruzela, S Malvezzi, A Mogaji, S Mortazavi, J Munene, K Parry, T Peng, B Punnett, M Radford, A Ropo, S Sadhwani, J Saiz, G Savage, R Sorenson, E Szabo, P Teparakul, A Tirmizi, S Tsvetanova, C Viedge, C Wall, Z Wang, V Yanchuk

(2005), Vol. 5, pp. 5-26, International journal of cross cultural management, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2004

Identifying paradox: a grounded theory of leadership in overcoming resistance to change

M Kan, K Parry

(2004), Vol. 15, pp. 467-491, Leadership quarterly, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2002

Perceived integrity of transformational leaders in organisational settings

K Parry, S Proctor-Thomson

(2002), Vol. 35, pp. 75-96, Journal of business ethics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Cultural values, sources of guidance, and their relevance to managerial behavior: a 47-nation study

P Smith, M Peterson, S Schwartz, A Ahmad, D Akande, J Andersen, S Ayestaran, S Bochner, V Callan, C Davila, B Ekelund, P François, G Graversen, C Harb, J Jesuino, A Kantas, L Karamushka, P Koopman, K Leung, P Kruzela, S Malvezzi, A Mogaji, S Mortazavi, J Munene, K Parry, B Punnett, M Radford, A Ropo, J Saiz, G Savage, B Setiadi, R Sorenson, E Szabo, P Teparakul, A Tirmizi, S Tsvetanova, C Viedge, C Wall, V Yanchuk

(2002), Vol. 33, pp. 188-208, Journal of cross-cultural psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
1999

Enhancing adaptability: leadership strategies to accommodate change in local government settings

K Parry

(1999), Vol. 12, pp. 134-156, Journal of organizational change management, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal
1998

The new leader: a synthesis of leadership research in Australia and New Zealand

K Parry

(1998), Vol. 5, pp. 82-105, Journal of leadership and organizational studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Grounded theory and social process: a new direction for leadership research

K Parry

(1998), Vol. 9, pp. 85-105, Leadership quarterly, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Ian Michael Bower

Thesis entitled: Role Fluidity: A Grounded Theory Study of Distributed Leadership in Business Teams

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management