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Biography

David is a lecturer in the ER/HR and Management groups at the Newcastle Business School and teaches in the area of international human resource management, human resource management, human resource development, change management and organisational behaviour. Prior to joing the University of Newcastle, David's skill set was predominantly developed in accounting and human resources areas during local employment (Newcastle, Melbourne, Darwin and Sydney) and international assignments (India, Vietnam and Singapore) with BHP, AMP and Lend Lease Corporation. At the time, these companies were engaged in the diverse industries of steel product manufacturing, petroleum exploration and production, financial services, insurance, and construction and property development respectively.

David's doctoral thesis, "Place Management as a Basis of Renewal for Regional Disadvantaged Communities” examined public sector management theory through the lens of spatial articulation of public policy. David was a member of the University of Newcastle's 2010 research team that produced for the Premier of NSW, the “Blueprint for a Low Carbon Future for the NSW Hunter Valley” report. The project was funded by the NSW Government through Industry and Investment NSW and a collaboration between the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, Nature Conservation Council of NSW and the University of Newcastle.

David is currently building upon the aforementioned works to examine how a regional knowledge provider: a university, could fulfil the role of Place Leader and leading regional institutional stakeholder and be instrumental in catalysing a regional innovation system that may precipitate the genesis of a broader regional governance structure to interact more efficiently and effectively with mainstream local, state and federal vertical policy structures.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 15/08/2007
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Newcastle, 04/12/2001
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Newcastle, 09/05/1981

Research

Research keywords

  • Place Management
  • Regional Innovation Systems

Research expertise

David's doctoral thesis, "Place Management as a Basis of Renewal for Regional Disadvantaged Communities” examined public sector management theory through the lens of spatial articulation of public policy. David was a member of the University of Newcastle's 2010 research team that produced for the Premier of NSW, the “Blueprint for a Low Carbon Future for the NSW Hunter Valley” report. The project was funded by the NSW Government through Industry and Investment NSW and a collaboration between the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, Nature Conservation Council of NSW and the University of Newcastle.

David is currently building upon the aforementioned works to examine how a regional knowledge provider: a university, could fulfil the role of Place Leader and leading regional institutional stakeholder and be instrumental in catalysing a regional innovation system that may precipitate the genesis of a broader regional governance structure to interact more efficiently and effectively with mainstream local, state and federal vertical policy structures.

Because of David's previous global responsibility for managing expatriate programs within multinational enterprises, David is also seeking opportunities to research HRM in multinational organisations.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150305Human Resources Management50
150307Innovation And Technology Management30
150311Organisational Behaviour20

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Change management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resource Management
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Highlighted Publications

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2010Collins DA, Bray MD, Burgess KJ, 'Green jobs, environmental sustainability & industrial relations', Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 522-538 (2010) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BURGESS, MARK BRAY

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

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2013Collins DA, Bray M, Burgess J, 'Responding to Global Warming Mitigation Policies: The Hunter Valley Construction and Engineering Cluster', Resources and Competitive Advantage, Rainer Hampp Verlag, München, Mering 113-131 (2013) [B1]

Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Collins DA, Bray MD, Burgess KJ, 'Green jobs, environmental sustainability & industrial relations', Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 522-538 (2010) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BURGESS, MARK BRAY

Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Collins DA, Burgess KJ, 'Place management: Practice and principles in NSW', 21st ANZAM Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: JOHN BURGESS

2007Collins DA, Burgess KJ, 'Place management as a response to spatial inequality', College of Business Research Symposium 2007. Papers, North Parramatta, NSW (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: JOHN BURGESS

2005Collins DA, 'Are We Breaking Down the Silos or Just Putting in Windows? Comments on a Regional Australia Place Management Initiative', PASCAL International Conference : Making Knowledge Work, University of Stirling, Scotland (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants1
Total funding$5,000

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2013 (1 grants)

The Place Leadership Role of a University in Catalysing a Regional Innovation System: Implications for the Hunter$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor David Collins
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020132013
GNo:G1300689
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.5

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorCollaborative Risk Management and Supply Chain Resilience
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Dr David Collins

Work Phone49215788
Fax49217398
Email
PositionLecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
UNH322,
University House,
City
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/david-collins
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty-old/business-law/staff/staff%20profiles/davidcollins.html