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Dr Andrew Nadolny

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Economics)

Career Summary

Biography

Since joining the University in 2005, Andrew has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, managerial economics, international trade and finance, and international business. His teaching practice is underpinned by a philosophy to develop students who are informed, critical and creative thinkers who exercise their decisions in an ethical manner. He is also involved in postgraduate research supervision, with his third Doctor of Business Administration candidate due for completion in December 2009.

Research Expertise

Investigating how business networks and government policy influence the competitiveness for firms, in particular within the context of Australian exporters Investigating the competitive factors and challenges for developing environmental technology industries, particularly with respect to regional development and local employment opportunities. Developing improved theoretical frameworks that combine concepts of microeconomic theory and strategy to explain the competitiveness of firms.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Melbourne

Keywords

  • Business networks
  • Economics
  • Government policy

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
139999 Education not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Nadolny A, 'Keeping it simple: A case study of innovation creation in the Australian water technology industry', Innovation in Management Practices, Macmillan Publishers India, New Delhi, India 202-213 (2008) [B1]

Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Nadolny A, Ryan S, 'McUniversities revisited: a comparison of university and McDonald's casual employee experiences in Australia', STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 40 142-157 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/03075079.2013.818642
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan
2015 Nadolny A, Ryan S, 'McUniversities revisited: a comparison of university and McDonald's casual employee experiences in Australia', Studies in Higher Education, 40 142-157 (2015)

The McDonaldization of higher education refers to the transformation of universities from knowledge generators to rational service organizations or ¿McUniversities¿. This is ref... [more]

The McDonaldization of higher education refers to the transformation of universities from knowledge generators to rational service organizations or ¿McUniversities¿. This is reflected in the growing dependence on a casualized academic workforce. The article explores the extent to which the McDonaldization thesis applies to universities by comparing the experiences of casual academics with those of McDonald's employees. Survey and interview findings from an Australian university are compared with Gould's research on McDonald's casual employees in Australia. Aside from their employment status, the two groups have nothing in common. McDonald's employees experience routine work organization with good management and career prospects while casual academics experience stimulating work within a context of poor management and lack of career paths. This article questions the accuracy of applying the McDonaldization thesis to higher education based on the failure of the McJobs descriptor to withstand empirical scrutiny.

DOI 10.1080/03075079.2013.818642
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan
2015 Nadolny A, Ryan S, 'McUniversities revisited: a comparison of university and McDonald's casual employee experiences in Australia', Studies in Higher Education, 40 142-157 (2015)

The McDonaldization of higher education refers to the transformation of universities from knowledge generators to rational service organizations or ¿McUniversities¿. This is ref... [more]

The McDonaldization of higher education refers to the transformation of universities from knowledge generators to rational service organizations or ¿McUniversities¿. This is reflected in the growing dependence on a casualized academic workforce. The article explores the extent to which the McDonaldization thesis applies to universities by comparing the experiences of casual academics with those of McDonald's employees. Survey and interview findings from an Australian university are compared with Gould's research on McDonald's casual employees in Australia. Aside from their employment status, the two groups have nothing in common. McDonald's employees experience routine work organization with good management and career prospects while casual academics experience stimulating work within a context of poor management and lack of career paths. This article questions the accuracy of applying the McDonaldization thesis to higher education based on the failure of the McJobs descriptor to withstand empirical scrutiny.

DOI 10.1080/03075079.2013.818642
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan
2010 Nadolny A, 'Rethinking the 'innovative firm': Innovation creation in the Australian water technology industry', Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, 11 1-16 (2010) [C1]
2007 Nadolny A, 'Wet dreams - dry realities: Lost opportunities for an Australian presence in the global water services industry', International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, 3 195-211 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1504/ijewe.2007.019279
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Conference (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Ryan SE, Groen E, McNeil KA, Nadolny A, Bhattacharyya A, 'Sessional employment and quality in universities: A risky business', Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education Volume 34, Gold Coast (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2011 Nadolny A, McNeil KA, Ryan SE, Groen E, Bhattacharyya A, ''McJobs': A comparison of the academic and McDonald's casual worker experience', The Way Forward - Austerity or Stimulus? Incorporating the 13th Path to Full Employment Conference and 18th National Conference on Unemployment, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2011 Groen E, McNeil KA, Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Nadolny A, 'Sessionals: Doing the job for Universities?', Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Auckland, NZ (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2010 Rodrigs MC, Bhattacharyya A, McNeil KA, Nadolny A, Groen E, Ryan SE, 'Barriers to including sessional academics in matters of discipline', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium. Colloquium Papers, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E2]
Co-authors Marcus Rodrigs, Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2010 Nadolny A, 'How effective are peer-assessed presentations as a learning tool for economics?', Frontiers in Economics Teaching. Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand (2010) [E1]
2010 McNeil KA, Bhattacharyya A, Nadolny A, Groen E, Ryan SE, 'Casual, committed but disconnected: The impact of precarious employment practices in higher education', The 10th Annual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference Proceedings Part II, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2010 Ryan SE, McNeil KA, Bhattacharyya A, Nadolny A, Groen E, 'Barriers to inclusion of sessional academics in matters of discipline', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 2010, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2010 Nadolny A, Bhattacharyya A, McNeil KA, Groen E, Ryan SE, 'The challenge of precarious employment practices on the delivery of quality teaching and learning outcomes in higher education', Proceedings of ICERI2010 Conference, Madrid, Spain (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2010 Nadolny A, Ryan SE, 'The values we teach: Does one size fit all', Proceedings of ICERI2010 Conference, Madrid, Spain (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan
2009 Nadolny A, ''Greening brown pathways': How can traditional labour markets restructure into generators of green jobs?', Labour Underutilisation, Unemployment and Underemployment incorporating the 11th Path to Full Employment Conference and 16th National Conference on Unemployment: Proceeedings Refereed Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
2007 Nadolny A, 'Re-thinking trade theories: Bringing macro-level and micro-level processes to explain to explain how firms internationalise', College of Business Research Symposium 2007. Papers, North Parramatta, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007 Nadolny A, 'Beware the forks in the road: Trifurcation of career paths in the Australian higher education sector', The Challenge to Restore Full Employment: Incorporating the 9th Path to Full Employment Conference and 14th National Conference on Unemployment. Proceedings: Refereed Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Transaction Cost Economics and the Emergence of Entrepreneurial Opportunity
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Effects of the Contract Farming on Productivity and Income of Farmers in Production of Tea in Phu Tho Province, Vietnam.
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
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Dr Andrew Nadolny

Positions

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Economics

Contact Details

Email andrew.nadolny@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 79 39
Fax 02) 4921 6911

Office

Room SRS2.40
Building Social Sciences Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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