Staff profile

Dr Suzanne Young

Director Executive Education, Associate Professor

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
La Trobe Business School
Department of Management

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

B Com (Melb); Grad Dip Mgt (Deakin); MBA (Deakin); PhD (Deakin)

Membership of professional associations

Editor-in-Chief Labour & Industry, Editorial Board of Corporate Governance, EURAM Executive (Australian Rep), AIRAANZ Executive

Area of study

Management

Brief profile

I am the Director of Executive Education in the La Trobe Business School. In this role I liaise with industry, and co ordinate seminars, master classes and short courses for both international and domestic clients.

My areas of expertise include corporate governance, corporate responsibility, leadership and management and  employee relations. I was influential in La Trobe becoming a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education and have developed relationships with industry and leading research consultancies in the area of Corporate Responsibility and Global Citizenship, Leadership and Organisational Change.

I’ve taught extensively in international programs including Denmark, England, Vietnam, Mongolia, Singapore and Malaysia and I’ve been a visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), University of York (UK), Hanken School of Economics (Finland)and Catholic University (Italy).   

 My interests are in the public sector, outsourcing, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and employee relations and my current research projects include corporate governance and sustainability, responsible management education, outsourcing and public sector management.  

My research has been presented at national conferences in Australia, UK, Europe and America. I’ve published in Australian and international journals.  I am currently co editor of the journal Labour & Industry.

Research interests

Accountability and performance management in the public and not-for-profit sectors

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Behavioural research in financial accounting and corporate governance

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Business ethics/ Corporate Social Responsibility

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Social, environmental and sustainable management and reporting, environmental performance, business ethics, corporate accountability and human rights

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Teaching units

  • Business in Society
  • Corporate Governance

 

Consulting

Organisational Change, Management, Governance

Recent publications

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Young, S. & Thyil, V., (2011), “A Holistic Approach to Corporate Governance: Lessons from the Financial Crisis and a Way Forward” in W. Sun, J. Stewart and D. Pollard (eds.) Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis: International Perspectives, Cam bridge University Press, Chapter 16, pp. 658-700.
  • Young, S.(Ed.) (2009) Contemporary Issues in International Corporate Governance, Tilde University Press, Melbourne.
  • Young, S. (2009), “A Multi-theoretical Approach to International Corporate Governance”, Contemporary Issues in International Corporate Governance, Chapter 1, Tilde University Press, Melbourne, pp. 1-10.
  • Young, S. & Thyil, V. (2009) “Anglo-based Governance- Rules versus Flexibility: the Continual Debate”, Contemporary Issues in International Corporate Governance, Chapter 2, Tilde University Press, Melbourne, pp. 11-23.
  • Thyil, V. & Young, S. (2009) “Corporate Governance in India: A Confluence of Ethos and Change”, Contemporary Issues in International Corporate Governance, Chapter 10, Tilde University Press, Melbourne, pp. 167-183.
  • Young, S. (2009) "Successful Entrepreneurship in Vietnam: Personality, Decision-Making and Context" in Pech. R.J. (ed.) Entrepreneurial Courage, Audacity and Genius, Ch. 14, pp. 156-166, Pearson Education, Sydney, Australia
  • Young, S. & Thyil, V., (2007), “Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Individualisation of Industrial Relations in Abbott, K., Hearn-Mackinnon, B., Morris, L., Saville, K. & Waddell, D. (eds.) Workchoices: Evolution or Revolution, Heidelberg Press, pp. 69-88.
  • Young, S. (2007), "Outsourcing at a Rural Public Hospital" in Hitt, Black, Porter, Hanson Management pp. 261-262. Pearson Education Sydney, Australia
  • Stanton, P., Willis, E. & Young, S. (Eds.) 2005, Workplace Reform in the Healthcare Industry, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire.
  • Young, S. (2005) “Outsourcing and Structural Change”. In Stanton, Willis and Young (eds) Workplace Reform in the Healthcare Industry-the Australian Experience. pp 91-111. Palgrave MacMillan
  • Willis, E., Young, S., & Stanton, P. (2005) “Health sector and Industrial Reform in Australia” In Stanton, Willis and Young (eds) Workplace Reform in the Healthcare Industry-the Australian Experience, pp 13-29. Palgrave MacMillan
  • Darbyshire, P. & Young, S., (2001), "Labour Market Flexibility in Australia during the 1990s'. R.Gough, M. Alexander & J. Doughney (eds) What's Happening at Work: Reports from the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Surveys 1990 & 1995, Ch 10, pp. 145-64 Common Grounds Publishing Company, Altona.

BOOK REVIEW

  • Young, S., (2010), Review of Contemporary Issues and Challenges in HRM, 2007, by Holland, P. Sheehan, C., Donohue, R. & Pyman, A.,  Prahran Australia: Tilde University Press, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 126-128.
  • Young, S., (2007), Review of The HR Value Proposition, 2005, by Ulrich, D. & Brockbank, W. 2005,MA: Harvard Business School Publishing, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 376-377 .

Guest Editor Special Edition

  • Young, S., & Stanton, P. (2009) “Governance and Human Resources”, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Vol 47, No 2. pp. 130-132.
  • Young, S., (2013) "CSR and Governance: Implications for labour, Labour & Industry, Vol. 23, Iss 1.

 REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Young, S. & Nagpal, S. (2013 forthcoming), “Meeting the Growing Demand for Sustainability-Focused Management Education: A Case Study of a PRME Academic Institution”, Higher Education Research & Development, Issue 32.3, May 2013, DOI:10.1080/07294360.2012.695339,
  •  Young, S. and Thyil, V., (2013 forthcoming), ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance: Role of Context in International Settings’, Journal of Business Ethics 10.1007/s10551-013-1745-8
  • Fougere, M., Solitander, N. and Young, S. (2013 forthcoming) ‘Exploring and exposing values in management education: Problematizing final vocabularies in order to enhance moral imagination’, Journal of Business Ethics, DOI 10.1007/s10551-013-1655-9
  • Young, S., (2013) “CSR and Governance: A Contested position for labour”, Labour & Industry, Vol 23, Iss 1, pp. 1-12.
  • Young, S. & Marais, M., (2013) “Gaining Legitimacy in Large Australian Listed Companies: Exploring the Role of Corporate Reporting regarding Employees”, Labour & Industry, August, Vol 23, Iss 1, pp. 13-33.
  •  Young, S. & Marais, M., (2012) “A multi-level perspective of CSR reporting: The implications of national institutions and industry risk characteristics”, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol 20, Iss 5, pp. 432–450
  •  McDonald, S. & Young, S., (2012) “Cross-sector collaboration shaping corporate social responsibility best practice within the mining industry”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 37, pp. 54-67
  • Young, S. and Macinati, M., (2012) “Health Outsourcing/Backsourcing: Case Studies in the Australian and Italian Health Sector”, Public Management Review, Vol 14, Iss 6, pp. 771-794.
  • Young, S., Peetz, D. & Marais, M., (2011) “The Impact of Journal Ranking Fetishism on Australian Policy-related Research: A Case Study”, Australian Universities’ Review, September, Volume 53, Number 2, pp. 77-87.
  •  Lattuch, F. and Young, S, (2011) "Young Professionals' Perceptions toward Organizational Change", Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Vol 32, No 6, pp. 605 - 627.
  • Thyil, V. & Young, S., (2010) “An Empirical Investigation of Hybrid Corporate Governance Systems in Large Firms: Evidence from India”, Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol 8, Iss 1, Fall, pp. 430-446.
  • Young, S., Bartram, T. Stanton, P. & Leggat, S., (2010) “High Performance Work Systems and Employee Well-being: A Two Stage Study of a Rural Australian Hospital”, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 24, Iss 2., pp. 182-199. 
  • Stanton, P., Young, S., Bartram, T., & Leggat, S., (2010), “Singing the Same Song: Translating HRM Messages across Management Hierarchies”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 567-581. 
  • Young, S., & Thyil, V., (2009), “UK Governance at the Time of the Financial Crisis: Calls for Change”, Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol 6, Iss 4, Summer edn., pp. 568-574.
  • Macinati, M., & Young, S., (2009),“International Perspectives in Backsourcing: Is it just a Merry-go-round?”, Health Care Management Review,   Vol 34, No 4, pp. 372-382 . Awarded Italian Academy of Health Economics award (Health Care Management) Best Paper of the year
  • Young, S. & Thyil, V., (2009), “Governance, Employees and CSR: Integration is the Key to Unlocking Value’, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Vol 47, No 2. pp. 167-185.
  • Young, S. & Thyil, V., (2008) ‘Principles-Based Anglo Governance System is not a Science but an Art’, Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol 6, Issue 1, Fall, pp, 127-137
  • Young, S., (2008) “Outsourcing in Public Health: A Case Study of Contract Failure and its Aftermath”, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol 22, Issue 5, pp, 446-464.
  • Young, S. & Thyil, V., (2008) "An Holistic Model of Corporate Governance - A new research framework", Corporate Governance, Issue 8, No. 1, pp. 94-108 Awarded Emerald Literati  Highly Commended Award
  • Young, S., (2007) “Outsourcing: Uncovering the Complexity of the Decision”, International Public Management Journal. Vol 10, Issue 3 July, pp. 307 – 325.
  • Young, S., (2007) "Outsourcing: Two Case Studies from the Victorian Public Health Sector", Australian Health Review, February, Vol.21, No. 1, pp. 140-149
  • Young, S., (2005), "Outsourcing in the Australian Health Sector: The Interplay of Economics and Politics", International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 18, no. 1, pp.25-36.
  • Stanton, P., Young, S. & Willis, E., (2003), "Financial Restraint, Budget Cuts and Outsourcing: Impact of the New Public Management of Healthcare in Victoria", Contemporary Nurse,vol. 14, issue 2, pp. 115-22.
  • Young, S,. (2003), "Outsourcing and Benchmarking in a Rural Public Hospital: Does Economic Theory Provide the Complete Answer?", International Journal of Rural and Remote Health, 3 (online), http://rrh.deakin.edu.au
  • Young, S., (2002), "Outsourcing and Downsizing: Processes of Workplace Change in Public Health", Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 13, no. 2, December pp. 244-69.
  • Pegg, M. & Young, S., (2001), "Enterprise Bargaining As An Organising Opportunity - Case Study Of A Campaign By NTEU At One University", Labour & Industry, vol. 12, no. 1, August, pp. 131-149.
  • Young, S. & Macneil, J., (2000), "When Performance Fails to Meet Expectations: Managers' Objectives for Outsourcing", Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 11, no. 1, June, pp. 136-168.
  • Young, S., (2000), "Outsourcing: Lessons from the Literature", Labour & Industry, vol. 10, no. 3, April, pp. 97-118.

SELECTED REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Kovacevic, S. and Young, S. (2010) “Interlocking Directorates and Director Independence: An Australian Context”, AIRAANZ 2010, Sydney, USB
  • Young, S., and Graetz, F. (2010) "Transaction Costs and Beyond to Duality Approaches in Evaluating Public Sector Outsourcing in Australia", EURAM 2010, Rome.
  • Young, S. and Macinati, M. (2010) "Uncovering the complexity of outsourcing/backsourcing processes in health: Insights from Australian and Italian case-studies", EURAM 2010, Rome.
  • Kovacevic, S. and Young, S. (2010)  "An Australian Study of Board Interlocks, Decision-making and Influence", EURAM 2010, Rome.
  • Young, S. and Thyil, V. (2010) "Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: An Exploratory Study of Australia, UK and India", Academy of Management Meeting 2010, Montreal
  • Thyil, V and Young, S. (2010) ‘An Empirical Investigation of Hybrid Corporate Governance Systems in Large Firms: Evidence from India’, IFSAM World Congress, July, Paris.
  • Young, S. and Thyil, V. (2010) Board Behaviour and the Global Financial Crisis: Time for a Holistic Approach to Governance’, Academy of Management Meeting 2010, Montreal.
  • Young, S. & Macinati, M. (2009) “International Perspectives on Backsourcing in Health”, EURAM 2009 Renaissance and Renewal in Management Studies, Liverpool, UK, May 11-14, Track 12 Healthcare Management Renewal and Organisational Change, www.euram2009.org 
  • Leggat, S., Bartram, T., Stanton, P. & Young, S. (2009) “Psychological Empowerment High Performance Work Systems and Perceived Quality of Patient Care”, AIRAANZ Conference 2009, February 5-7, Newcastle, Australia, vol 1, CD.
  • Young, S. & Macinati, M. (2009) “Outsourcing and Insourcing: A Merry-go-round in Health”, AIRAANZ Conference 2009, February 5-7, Newcastle, Australia, vol 1, CD.
  • Pugliese, T. & Young, S., (2009) “A Multidisciplinary Perspective of the Study of Chronically Ill, Injured and Disabled Workers”, AIRAANZ Conference 2009, February 5-7, Newcastle, Australia, vol 1, CD.
  • Young, S., Bartram, T., Stanton, P. & Leggat, (2008) “High Performance Work Systems and Employee Well-being: The Effects of Social Identification”, ANZAM, December. Best Paper Award in HR and Development Stream
  • Young, S. & Thyil, V., (2008) “Governance in Australia: Practitioners’ Perspectives”, British Academy of Management Conference 2008, September 9-11, 2008, Harrogate, UK
  • Young, S., Bartram, T., Stanton, P. & Leggat, (2008) “High Performance Work Systems and Employee Attitudes: Uncovering Links”, British Academy of Management Conference 2008, September 9-11, 2008, Harrogate, UK
  • Stanton, P., Young, S., Bartram, T & Leggat, S., (2008) "Translating HRM Messages across Complex Organisations: Case Studies of the Public Sector," The Questions We Ask Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 8-13, 2008 Anaheim, California USA
  • Bartram, T., Stanton, P., Young, S. & Leggatt, S., (2008), “Building the Team: High Performance Work Practices and Employee Commitment”, AIRAANZ Conference 2008, Melbourne, vol. 1, pp. 44-51.
  • Young, S. & Thyil, (2008), “Formalised partners in Success or Marginalised Instruments for Profits? An Investigation into the Position of Employees in Governance”, AIRAANZ Conference 2008, Melbourne, vol. 1, pp. 469-480.
  • Young, S., Bartram, T., Stanton, P., Leggat, S. & Fraser, B., (2007), "The HR DepartmentS and Line Managers: Roles, Responsibilities and Resources", EURAM,16-19 May, Paris France.
  • Young, S. & Thyil, V., (2007), “Employees as a Component of Governance Models: Divergence between Rhetoric, Systems and Practice”, Proceedings of AIRAANZ Conference 2007 Diverging Employment Relations Patterns in Australia and New Zealand, February, Auckland, CD.
  • Morris, L., Stanton, P & Young, S., (2007), “Performance Management in Higher Education – The Great Divide”, Proceedings of AIRAANZ Conference 2007 Diverging Employment Relations Patterns in Australia and New Zealand, February, Auckland, CD.
  • Young, S., (2006), "Outsourcing as a Method of Workplace and Cultural Change" B. Pocock, C. Provis, and E. Willis (eds.) Proceedings of 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Adelaide, Volume 1, pp. 587-596.
  • Young, S., (2005), "Outsourcing as a Mix of Economics and Politics: Exploring the Link between Factors and Outcomes", Proceedings of EURAM 2005 Conference, Munich, May. Published on the web: www.euram2005.de Track 08, Paper 859
  • Young, S., (2005), "Why Outsource and What Makes it Work? Alternative Arrangements for Work in the Health Sector" M. Baird, R. Cooper and M. Westcott (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th AIRAANZ Conference,February, Noosa, vol. 1, pp.635-43.
  • Young, S., (2004)"The Why and How of Public Health Sector Outsourcing: A Model", Academy of Management, New Orleans, August
  • Young, S., (2004), "Reconceptualising Outsourcing in the Public Sector: Choices and Outcomes", Proceedings of the 18th AIRAANZ Conference, February, Noosa, vol. 1, pp. 635-43.
  • Young. S., (2003), "Outsourcing in the Victorian Public Health Sector: A Cross Case Analysis", S. Parikinson & J. Shutt (eds), Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference, Sept 15-17, Leeds Business School, harrogate (cd-rom)
  • Young, S., (2001), "Transaction Cost Theory and its application to outsourcing decisions in a rural hospital", Proceedings of the 15th AIRAANZ Conference, February, Wollongong, vol. 1, pp. 364-371.
  • Young,S., (2000), "Public Health in Victoria: The Reform Process, Research on Work, Employment and Industrial Relations 2000", Proceedings of the 14th AIRAANZ Conference, February, Melbourne, vol 2, pp. 68-77.

Research projects

International Corporate Governance

Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainable Procurement