Dr Melissa Parris

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney, 2006
Master of Commerce, University of Western Sydney, 2003
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Sydney, 2000

Contact

Biography

Dr Melissa Parris is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Melissa currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal. Her research areas are primarily in the field of organisational behaviour, with a particular focus on individuals’ workplace experiences and the personal effects of these, as well as the related area of qualitative research.  Melissa's research activities have spanned the areas of middle management, workplace teams, graduate employment, experiences of downsizing, managerial career aspirations, experiences of migrant managers and the concept of authenticity in the workplace.  Her research has resulted in several international journal articles in publications such as Organizational Dynamics, Health Care Management Review, and the Australian Journal of Public Administration.

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Research interests

  • Workplace experiences
  • Work-personal life interface
  • Middle management
  • Workplace teams
  • Career development
  • Qualitative research methodology

Affiliations

  • Editor-in-Chief, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal.

Teaching interests

  • Organisational behaviour
  • Management
  • Qualitative research for business

Awards

  • Best Paper Award in Gender and Diversity in Organisation's stream, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) conference, 2011.
  • Vice-Chancellor's award for outstanding contribution to research, early career researcher, 2011. 
  • Bowater Trust award for outstanding contribution to the School of Management and Marketing, 2010. 
  • Faculty of Business and Law research award, 2010.
  • School of Management and Marketing research grant award, 2010. 
  • Faculty of Business and Law teaching exemplary award, 2009.
  • Faculty of Business and Law award for outstanding contribution to community responsibilities, 2008.

Publications

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2019

Working with boards: the experiences of Australian managers in performing arts organisations

H Glow, M Parris, A Pyman

(2019), Vol. 78, pp. 396-413, Australian journal of public administration, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2018

Encouraging writing on the white walls: co-production in museums and the influence of professional bodies

A Kershaw, K Bridson, M Parris

(2018), Vol. 77, pp. 19-34, Australian journal of public administration, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

The muse with a wandering eye: the influence of public value on coproduction in museums

A Kershaw, K Bridson, M Parris

(2018), pp. 1-21, International journal of cultural policy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2013

The succession decision in Chinese-Australian family businesses : an exploratory study

J Ye, M Parris, D Waddell

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 110-125, Small enterprise research, Waikato, New Zealand, C1-1

journal
2012

The impact of bullying on health care administration staff : reduced commitment beyond the influences of negative affectivity

J Rodwell, D Demir, M Parris, P Steane, A Noblet

(2012), Vol. 37, pp. 329-338, Health care management review, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal
2011

Piecing together the puzzle of graduate employment : factors that shape the graduate work expectations of human resource management students

M Parris, K Saville

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 15-24, Industry & higher education, London, England, C1

journal

Write it or click on it? Paper vs. online questionnaires for organisational research

A Zutshi, M Parris, A Creed

(2011), Vol. 5, pp. 663-684, International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, C1

journal

Generation Y talk about work-life balance : not so different after all?

L Cramer, M Parris, K Saville

(2011), pp. 1-16, ANZAM 2011 : 25th Annual Australian And New Zealand Academy of Management conference : the future of work and organisations, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

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Asia-Pacific immigrant managers in Australia : their views about career

U Jogulu, M Parris

(2011), pp. 1-20, ANZAM 2011 : 25th Annual Australian And New Zealand Academy of Management conference : the future of work and organisations, Wellington, N.Z., E1

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Founders' view on succession in the Chinese-Australian family businesses

J Ye, M Parris, D Waddell

(2011), pp. 1-16, ANZAM 2011 : 25th Annual Australian And New Zealand Academy of Management conference : the future of work and organisations, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

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Cultural perceptions of succession in Chinese-Australian family businesses

J Ye, M Parris, D Waddell

(2011), Family Business Australia : Family Business Research & Education Symposium Papers, Perth, WA, E1

conference
2010

Layoffs: Australian Executives Speak of Being Disposed of

M VICKERS, M PARRIS

(2010), Vol. 39, pp. 57-63, Organizational Dynamics, C1

journal

Challenges of inter-generational succession in the Chinese Australian family business

J Ye, M Parris, D Waddell

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. 234-252, International journal of management practice, Olney, England, C1

journal

"Look at Him ... He's Failing": Male Executives' Experiences of Redundancy

M Parris, M Vickers

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 345-357, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, C1

journal

Exploring the factors that influence the graduate work expectations of Human Resource Management students

M Parris, K Saville

(2010), pp. 553-561, HERDSA 2010 : Refereed papers from the 33rd HERDSA Annual International Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2009

Provision of outplacement services during redundancy

M Parris, M Vickers

(2009), pp. 155-168, 2009 Pfeiffer annual, San Francisco, Calif., B1

chapter

Collaborative inquiry using 'learning' projects

P Hagel, K Saville, M Parris, F Graetz, F Azmat

(2009), pp. 173-182, HERDSA 2009 : Higher education in a changing world : Proceeding of the 32nd annual international HERDSA Conference 2009 : The student experience, Darwin, N. T., E1

conference

Middle managerial careers in the 21st century

U Jogulu, M Parris, J Wolfram Cox

(2009), pp. 1-15, ANZAM 2009 : Sustainable management and marketing, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference
2008

Caught in the middle: Organizational impediments to middle managers' work-life balance

M Parris, M Vickers, L Wilkes

(2008), Vol. 20, pp. 101-117, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, C1

journal

Friendships under strain : the work-personal life integration of middle managers

M Parris, M Vickers, L Wilkes

(2008), Vol. 11, pp. 405-418, Community, work and family, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Email correspondence : a qualitative data collection tool for organisational researchers

M Parris

(2008), pp. 1-13, ANZAM 2008 : Managing in the Pacific century, Auckland, N.Z., E1

conference

The influence of cultural attributes on intergenerational succession in the Chinese-Australian family business

J Ye, M Parris, D Waddell

(2008), pp. 1-15, ANZAM 2008 : Managing in the Pacific century, Auckland, New Zealand, E1

conference
2007

'Your job no longer exists!' from experiences of alienation to expectations of resilience - a phenomenological study

M Vickers, M Parris

(2007), Vol. 19, pp. 113-125, Employee responsibilities and rights journal, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Stories of ambivalence : Australian executives' experiences of outplacement services

M Parris, M Vickers

(2007), pp. 108-113, AEPP 07 : Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference 2007, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., E1

conference

The meaning of work : employees as stakeholders in organizational experience

M Parris

(2007), pp. 102-107, AEPP 07 : Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference 2007, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., E1

conference

Questioning the future of paper and online survey questionnaires for management research

A Zutshi, M Parris, A Creed

(2007), pp. 1-14, ANZAM 2007 : Managing our intellectual and social capital, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2006

An assault on identity : the male view of being made redundant

M Parris, M Vickers

(2006), pp. 109-114, AEPP 2006: Balancing organizational competitiveness, ethics, social responsibility and employee rights in the global economy: Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference 2006, New York, N.Y., E1

conference

Integration or collision? : middle managers' concerns for work-life balance

M Parris, M Vickers, L Wilkes

(2006), pp. 115-120, AEPP 2006 : Balancing organizational competitiveness, ethics, social responsibility and employee rights in the global economy : Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference, New York, N.Y., E1

conference

Telling it how it really is?

M Vickers, M Parris

(2006), pp. 119-139, 2006 Pfeiffer Annual : Human Resource Management, San Francisco, CA, B1-1

chapter
2005

Working in teams : the influence of rhetoric-from sensemaking to sadness

M Parris, M Vickers

(2005), Vol. 27, pp. 277-299, Administrative theory and praxis, Hayward, Calif., C1-1

journal

Towards ending the silence: working women caring for children with chronic illness

M Vickers, M Parris

(2005), Vol. 17, pp. 91-108, Employee responsibilities and rights journal, New York, NY, C1-1

journal
2004

Working in teams: the influence of rhetoric-from sensemaking to sadness

M Parris, M Vickers

(2004), pp. 3-12, Management in a world of diversity and change: SAM/IFSAM VIIth world congress 2004, Goteborg, Sweden, E1-1

conference

Managing in the middle: a review of the mddle management experience in the 21st century

M Parris, M Vickers, L Wilkes

(2004), pp. 188-193, AEPP 2004 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla., E1-1

conference

Working mothers of children with chronic illness: narratives of working and caring

M Vickers, M Parris, J Bailey

(2004), Vol. 29, pp. 39-43, Australian journal of early childhood, Watson, ACT, C1-1

journal

Towards ending the silence: working women as carers of children with chronic illness/disability

M Vickers, M Parris

(2004), ANZAM 2004 : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 8-11 December 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, E1-1

conference

Being made redundant: from 'the writing on the wall' to 'a bolt from the blue' - 'being disposed of' as a human tragedy

M Vickers, M Parris

(2004), ANZAM 2004 : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 8-11 December 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, E1-1

conference
2003

Work teams: Perceptions of a ready-made support system?

M Parris

(2003), Vol. 15, pp. 71-83, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, C1-1

journal

Telling it how it really is? : life in organisations revealed using Heideggerian phenomenology

M Vickers, M Parris

(2003), pp. 29-35, AEPP 2003 Conference Proceedings : the 11th Annual International Conference 2003, San Diego, California, E1-1

conference

Working parents of children with chronic illness/disability: narratives of concern

M Vickers, J Bailey, M Parris

(2003), pp. 104-110, AEPP 03 : Conference Proceedings: Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference, San Diego, Calif., E1-1

conference
2002

Work teams: perceptions of a ready-made support system?

M Parris

(2002), pp. 90-96, AEPP 2002 Conference Proceedings, New York City, USA, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Career aspirations of Australia's immigrant managers from the Asia-Pacific region: developing a cross-cultural framework

Dr Melissa Parris, Dr Uma Jogulu

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2012: $26,918
  • 2011: $20,737
  • 2010: $31,643

Training in Service Coordination: An examination of Factors that Influemce Transfer of Learning to the Workplace

Dr Melissa Parris, Dr Kerrie Saville, Dr Justine Ferrer

DEWHA - National Centre of Excellence in Desalination - Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

  • 2013: $10,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Juliana Devi Mutum

Thesis entitled: NESB SKILLED PRIMARY MIGRANT WOMENS' EXPERIENCES, AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

2014

Mirwan Surya Perdhana

Thesis entitled: CULTURAL VALUES AND LEADERSHIP STYLES OF MANAGERS IN INDONESIA: JAVANESE AND CHINESE INDONESIANS

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

2013

Jing Ye

Thesis entitled: Challenges of family business succession: Chinese-Australian case studies

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

Associate Supervisor
2017

Shona Gaye Munro

Thesis entitled: Factors Influencing Learning Transfer in a Supportive Leadership Development Programme

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

Anne Helen Kershaw

Thesis entitled: Coproduction in Museums: A study of museum work with culturally diverse communities

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Marketing

2016

Yolande Vandenberg

Thesis entitled: Conceptualising Word-of-Mouth: In an Era of Social Media

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Marketing