Associate Professor Yuli Suseno
Assistant Dean, Research Training
Office PVC - Business and Law
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Championing innovation and entrepreneurship
Associate Professor Yuli Suseno is passionate about giving entrepreneurs an opportunity to be heard, and for economies, societies and individuals to experience the very real impact they can make.
Associate Professor Yuli Suseno’s research on innovation and entrepreneurship explores how organisations design and implement innovative strategies, business practices and models; and how entrepreneurs champion digital and social innovation to address global and local challenges.
“My research also explores the macro-, meso-, and micro-level challenges that women entrepreneurs face in the pursuit of developing and growing their businesses,” explains Yuli.
Yuli believes that innovation and entrepreneurship empower individuals and stimulate growth in businesses. She also believes they are both crucial to instigating change in society.
Her research on organisational studies have helped elucidate the pressing challenges that innovative processes, products and solutions can solve.
Women in business
The scope of challenges Yuli’s research attempts to address includes how organisations and entrepreneurs develop novel ideas through innovation and creativity. In identifying factors that inspire innovation, Yuli cites one of her recently published works.
“In my recent article published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, we examined innovative work behaviour in the public sector and found that the task characteristics of our job, the social support we have and our proactive personality play a role in determining the extent of our innovative work behaviour.”
Yuli’s additional interest in the challenges female entrepreneurs face has inspired research that examines a range of personal and professional issues unique to women.
“In my current research, I am looking at the challenges and opportunities women entrepreneurs face in our society. I’ve explored aspects such as how women entrepreneurs manage their work-life balance, the stigma and fear of failure, competencies and skills as women entrepreneurs, and the impact of their businesses on the broader economic and societal scale."
So far, her findings have been informative and highlight a well-documented conflict many professional women recognise.
“Despite their successes, some of the women entrepreneurs struggle in managing their personal lives, and the constant pressure of meeting business targets and ensuring that they keep their staff employed.”
Though entrepreneurship is key to economic growth, Yuli has found a marked lack of understanding concerning the issues female entrepreneurs face—just one of many blind spots her effort is trying to shed light on.
"My research opens up discussions in areas such as the way women entrepreneurs are managing their businesses, how they are coping, how their businesses create an impact in society, and the implications of policy implementation to create effective ecosystems for entrepreneurship particularly for women entrepreneurs.”
“The topic is relevant to, and worth exploring in, other contexts including emerging markets around the development and progress of entrepreneurship and innovation.”
UN Sustainable Development Goals
A significant barrier to Yuli’s work with female entrepreneurs is the availability of raw data. Collecting relevant information takes a great deal of time.
“There is no way to overcome the time issue. Given that we wanted to capture women’s experiences and challenges in an in-depth manner, conducting interviews would be the most effective method to do this.
“We have done interviews with over 40 entrepreneurs and look forward to speaking to more in the near future.”
Yuli is convinced that promoting female entrepreneurs can have a positive impact on economies, societies and individual lives—it’s the kind of notable difference her research has the potential of making.
“My research on women’s entrepreneurship has implications in terms of identifying female role models to encourage entrepreneurship among women; understanding the challenges and opportunities faced by women entrepreneurs—they are able to share stories and insights from each other; and removing unconscious bias and facilitating conscious understanding of the ramifications of the work-home role conflict for women entrepreneurs.”
Yuli’s research also encompasses the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5: Gender Equality, and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.
“Given that the majority of studies on entrepreneurship and institutions are masculine-oriented, this poses legitimacy and equality issues for women entrepreneurs.”
“As entrepreneurship increasingly becomes an effective means for female empowerment, the research has practical implications for our economy and society in terms of further understanding how the experience and behaviours of women entrepreneurs can influence and be impacted by institutional factors.”
Giving entrepreneurs a voice
Yuli’s expertise and field of interest is garnering new opportunities that could expand her reach and influence.
“I am currently exploring an opportunity to work together with the UN Global Compact Network Indonesia, a local network of the United Nations Global Compact, to help explore actions and collaborations for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia.”
It’s a prospect with potential to do a lot of good. Ultimately though, Yuli finds the greatest fulfilment in giving entrepreneurs a voice.
“What excites me most are opportunities to connect with entrepreneurs, to hear their stories, about the progress of their business and their challenges, and to witness their motivation and resilience.
“It is empowering to be able to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to share their insights on their success, strategies and challenges.”
Yuliani (Yuli) Suseno is Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Assistant Dean Research Training at the Faculty of Business and Law within the University of Newcastle, Australia. Prior to joining the UoN, Yuli had worked in several universities in Australia and the United Kingdom. Yuli had also worked in the industry for a number of years before joining academia and completing her PhD at the University of Queensland.
Yuli has an inter-disciplinary background and her current research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, social capital and social networks, human resource management and strategy. Yuli has published in reputable ABDC A*/A journals including in the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Information Technology & People, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, and Australian Journal of Public Administration. Yuli also sits on the Editorial Board of Asia Pacific Business Review.
Yuli has received several awards for her work, including the Management Discipline Award (awarded by the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University), the Aspire University Professional Development Award (awarded by the Perth Convention Bureau), and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (awarded by Edith Cowan University).
She had also received the best Doctoral paper award and the Best Paper award in the Stream of Business Policy and Strategy at the 18th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. Yuli was a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) Scholarship under the Australian Research Council (ARC) SPIRT grant program. She has also received the University of Queensland Mid-year Postgraduate Research Scholarship and the Baillieu Research Scholarship for her PhD program.
Yuli was a recipient of the National Science and Technology Board (NSTB) Gold Medal for being the best graduate for the degree of Master of Science (Management of Technology) at the National University of Singapore. In addition, she was a recipient of the National Computer Board (NCB) Book Prize for being the graduate with the best performance in the area of Information Technology management who has also performed well in the overall examination for the degree of Master of Science (Management of Technology) at the National University of Singapore. In her undergraduate degree, Yuli was commended for graduating in the top 2-3% of all undergraduates in the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Western Australia.
Yuli was a visiting scholar at the Stockholm School of Economics, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University China, University of Muenster, Atma Jaya Catholic University Indonesia, National Cheng-Chi University Taiwan, and the British University in Dubai.
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland
- Human Capital and Human Resource Management
- Innovation Management
- Social Capital
- Strategic Management
- Indonesian (Mother)
- English (Fluent)
Fields of Research
|080609||Information Systems Management||20|
|150305||Human Resources Management||40|
|150307||Innovation and Technology Management||40|
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Associate Professor||University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Book (2 outputs)
|2018||Suseno Y, Rowley C, Social Capital in the Asia Pacific Examples from the Services Industry, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, 148 (2018)|
|2017||Nel P, Werner A, Fazey M, Millett B, Plessi AD, Wordsworth R, et al., Human Resource Management in Australia (2nd edition), Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 664 (2017)|
Chapter (8 outputs)
|2020||Suseno Y, Susanto E, Sherwani DL, 'A Qualitative Study on Mentoring Practices and Challenges in Indonesia', Mentorship-Driven Talent Management: The Asian Experience, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK 25-42 (2020)|
|2019||Suseno Y, Pinnington AH, 'The war for talent: Human capital challenges for professional service firms', Social Aspects of Asian Economic Growth: Human Capital and the People Side of Progress, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK (2019)|
Ahmad NH, Suseno Y, Seet PS, Susomrith P, Rashid Z, 'Entrepreneurial competencies and firm performance in emerging economies: A study of women entrepreneurs in malaysia', Contributions to Management Science 5-26 (2018)
© Springer International Publishing AG 2018. This study examines the effects of the different types of entrepreneurial competencies on firm performance in ventures founded by wome... [more]
© Springer International Publishing AG 2018. This study examines the effects of the different types of entrepreneurial competencies on firm performance in ventures founded by women entrepreneurs in Malaysia. Focusing on the concept of entrepreneurial competencies incorporating competencies of analytical planning, innovation, enforcement/implementation, leadership, teamwork and networking, we tested the relationships between these different types of entrepreneurial competencies and firm performance using data collected from 117 women entrepreneurs in Malaysia. Our findings indicate that only enforcement/implementation and network competencies have significant effects on firm performance. In particular, we find that network competency firm performance. The paper sheds some light in relation to women¿s entrepreneurship in emerging economies, and recommends further research that could assist policymakers in implementing more effective initiatives to encourage and develop women entrepreneurs for the success of the economy.
|2018||Suseno Y, 'Disruptive innovation and the creation of social capital in urban communities', Social Capital in the Asia Pacific: Examples from the Services Industry, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK (2018)|
Susomrith P, Suseno Y, 'Social Capital and the Social Context of Business Networks: The Case of Thailand', Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms: Enduring Trends, Emerging Patterns 269-288 (2017)
© 2017 P. Susomrith, Y. Suseno Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This study explores the nature of social context that facilitates how social capital is developed, u... [more]
© 2017 P. Susomrith, Y. Suseno Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This study explores the nature of social context that facilitates how social capital is developed, utilised, and maintained in the case of Thailand. Like many of its neighbouring countries, Thailand's businesses function is an environment dominated by complex networks encompassing social and business interactions. The extent of this interweaving of social and business networks is far beyond that experienced in Western cultures and only recently attracted the attention of researchers. Thailand's business networks are shaped as a result of the nation's cultural characteristics, such as collectivism, Buddhism philosophy, particularism, reluctance to change, relationship orientation, and hierarchical structure. These characteristics enable the creation, utilisation, and maintenance of structural, relational, and cognitive social capital.
Fincham R, Clark T, Handley K, Sturdy A, 'Knowledge narratives and heterogeneity in management consultancy and business services', Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour: Established Professions and New Expert Occupations 183-203 (2007)
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Journal article (32 outputs)
|2020||Nguyen N, Nguyen DT, Suseno Y, Quang TB, 'The flipped side of customer perceived value and digital technology in B2B professional service context', Journal of Strategic Marketing, (2020)|
Geissinger A, Laurell C, Öberg C, Sandström C, Suseno Y, 'Assessing user perceptions of the interplay between the sharing, access, platform and community- based economies. (Authors are listed in alphabetical order. All authors contributed equally.)', Information Technology & People, 33 1037-1051 (2020)
Suseno Y, Standing C, Gengatharen D, Nguyen D, 'Innovative work behaviour in the public sector: The roles of task characteristics, social support, and proactivity', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 79 41-59 (2020)
Richardson J, Suseno Y, Wardale D, 'The paradoxical management of casual academics: An Australian case study', Higher Education Research and Development, (2020)
Geissinger A, Laurell C, Öberg C, Sandström C, Sick N, Suseno Y, 'Social media analytics for knowledge acquisition of market and non-market perceptions in the sharing economy', Journal of Knowledge Management, ahead-of-print (2020)
Suseno Y, Pinnington AH, 'Building social capital and human capital for internationalization: The role of network ties and knowledge resources', ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 35 1081-1106 (2018)
Jackson P, Mavi RK, Suseno Y, Standing C, 'University-industry collaboration within the triple helix of innovation: The importance of mutuality (vol 45, pg 142, year 2018)', SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY, 45 142-142 (2018)
Jackson P, Mavi RK, Suseno Y, Standing C, 'University-industry collaboration within the triple helix of innovation: The importance of mutuality', SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY, 45 553-564 (2018)
Suseno Y, Pinnington AH, 'Future orientation and foreign entry mode choice in the internationalization of professional service firms', JOURNAL OF GENERAL MANAGEMENT, 43 145-156 (2018)
Suseno Y, Laurell C, Sick N, 'Assessing value creation in digital innovation ecosystems: A Social Media Analytics approach', JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 27 335-349 (2018)
Suseno Y, Standing C, 'The Systems Perspective of National Innovation Ecosystems', SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, 35 282-307 (2018)
Standing C, Mavi RK, Suseno Y, Jackson P, 'Does Openness Improve National Innovation? An Application to OECD Countries', SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, 35 619-631 (2018)
Suseno Y, Standing C, Kiani-Mavi R, Jackson P, 'National innovation performance: the role of human capital and social capital', Innovation, (2018)
© 2018, © 2018 The European Association for the Advancement of the Social Sciences. Despite the relevance of human capital and social capital as antecedents of innovation, quantit... [more]
© 2018, © 2018 The European Association for the Advancement of the Social Sciences. Despite the relevance of human capital and social capital as antecedents of innovation, quantitative evidence at the national level is scarce. This study aims to examine the influence of human capital and social capital on national innovation performance, using secondary data of the OECD countries. Our findings indicate that both human capital and social capital have a significant effect on national innovation performance. We also found significant differences between clusters of countries in terms of human capital, social capital, and national innovation performance. The implications of the study contribute to research and practice particularly in policy decision making for business and society.
Suseno Y, Pinnington AH, 'The significance of human capital and social capital: professional-client relationships in the Asia Pacific', ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS REVIEW, 24 72-89 (2018)
Suseno Y, Rowley C, 'Taking stock of social capital research: its application in service-oriented firms', ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS REVIEW, 24 138-149 (2018)
Suseno Y, 'Disruptive innovation and the creation of social capital in Indonesia's urban communities', ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS REVIEW, 24 174-195 (2018)
Suseno Y, Rowley C, 'Social capital in service-oriented firms: future directions', ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS REVIEW, 24 261-271 (2018)
Suseno Y, Gengatharen D, 'The role of human capital, psychological capital, social capital and leadership capital in building an athlete's global brand image', International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 18 515-534 (2018)
Copyright © 2018 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This conceptual paper offers a new perspective on developing an athlete's global brand image. In addition to human capital, the... [more]
Copyright © 2018 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This conceptual paper offers a new perspective on developing an athlete's global brand image. In addition to human capital, the framework considers the theoretical lenses of psychological capital, social capital and leadership capital. Human capital is based on the dimensions of an athlete's physical attributes, performance and marketable lifestyle. Psychological capital is illustrated as an athlete's self-efficacy, hope, optimism and resilience. Athletes also need to utilise their social capital, exploiting the brokerage opportunities in linking the networks of sponsors and fans and developing trust in their networks. Leadership capital is illustrated through the provision of opportunities and resources arising from the relationship between athletes and sports leaders. The proposed framework extends studies on brand management of sports celebrities by holistically considering the various forms of capital in building an athlete's global brand image. The implications for the theory and practice of sports marketing and branding are discussed.
Coetzer A, Ryan MM, Susomrith P, Suseno Y, 'Challenges in addressing professional competence expectations in human resource management courses', ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES, 55 454-475 (2017)
Suseno Y, Pinnington AH, 'The war for talent: human capital challenges for professional service firms', ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS REVIEW, 23 205-229 (2017)
Suseno Y, Salim L, Setiadi P, 'Local contexts and organizational learning for innovation in an emerging economy: the case of two Malaysian firms in Indonesia', ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS REVIEW, 23 509-540 (2017)
Suseno Y, Rowley C, 'Asia Pacific business review special issue: Social capital application & outcomes: Service firms in the Asia Pacific region', Asia Pacific Business Review, 22 351-352 (2016)
Standing C, Jackson D, Larsen A-C, Suseno Y, Fulford R, Gengatharen D, 'Enhancing individual innovation in organisations: a review of the literature', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION AND LEARNING, 19 44-62 (2016)
Dasborough M, Lamb P, Suseno Y, 'Understanding emotions in higher education change management', JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT, 28 579-590 (2015)
Pinnington AH, Kamoche K, Suseno Y, 'Property in knowledge work: An appropriation-learning perspective', Employee Relations, 31 57-80 (2009)
Purpose - The aim of this paper is to understand the competitive and collaborative relations existing between people practising in the same professional occupation, but working wi... [more]
Purpose - The aim of this paper is to understand the competitive and collaborative relations existing between people practising in the same professional occupation, but working within different organisation contexts of employment. Design/methodology/approach - An interview study of 42 in-house and external lawyers is reported and set within contexts of the knowledge management and internationalisation of legal services. The data are analysed from an appropriation-learning perspective and then discussed for the extent that these two groups make similar claims to property in work. Findings - The in-house lawyers give highest priority to the protection of resources and knowledge and aim to achieve it through trust in work relationships and by sharing, diffusing and controlling knowledge. By contrast, issues concerning individual reward and empowerment were seen as lower priority. External lawyers attach similar importance to knowledge sharing, its diffusion and control, but have slightly less concern for protecting knowledge and resources. They place less emphasis on trust and seem to value empowerment through legal innovation more so than do the in-house lawyers. Research limitations/implications - Future research should be conducted on occupational and sub-groups of knowledge workers to understand more systematically the dynamics of knowledge management, and the opportunities and constraints it creates for employees' property in work. Originality/value - The research contributes to the literature on employees' property claims in work. It reflects on the extent that individuals' work identities must systematically adapt to different organisation contexts and approaches to knowledge management. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Suseno Y, Ratten V, 'A theoretical framework of alliance performance: The role of trust, social capital and knowledge development', JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION, 13 4-23 (2007)
Ratten V, Suseno Y, 'Knowledge development, social capital and alliance learning', International Journal of Educational Management, 20 60-72 (2006)
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to elucidate information on what creates the different types of knowledge. Design/methodology/approach - In the conceptual model it is argue... [more]
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to elucidate information on what creates the different types of knowledge. Design/methodology/approach - In the conceptual model it is argued that the concept of social capital provides an interesting view on the creation of market-specific and firm-specific knowledge. Findings - The major finding from the paper is that knowledge is an important by-product of an alliance forming process, a process commonly termed as alliance learning. Research limitations/implications - Both market-specific and firm-specific knowledge have implications on two main types of alliance learning, that of mutual and non-mutual learning. Practical implications - Alliance managers need to be aware that knowledge is a key driver as well as a beneficial outcome in the formation of alliances. Originality/value - This paper examines how the different types of knowledge evolve and how these different types of knowledge impact upon alliance learning. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Suseno Y, Pinnington AH, Gardner J, Shulman AD, 'Social capital and knowledge acquisition in professional-client relationships', International Journal of the Legal Profession, 13 273-295 (2006)
This paper examines the role of social capital in professional-client relationships. We consider exploring the effects of social capital on the creation of human capital, a subjec... [more]
This paper examines the role of social capital in professional-client relationships. We consider exploring the effects of social capital on the creation of human capital, a subject which is worthwhile investigating within all professions. In this paper, we concentrate on what are known as the structural and attributive dimensions of social capital and aim to understand their effects on the knowledge acquisition of professional practitioners. We analyse the association between social capital and human capital (i.e., knowledge acquisition) in the context of the lawyer-client relationship. Through the application of social capital theory, this paper seeks to advance our knowledge of the relations between professionals and clients. More importantly, the study contributes to improving our understanding of the role of social capital in influencing a lawyer's ability to retain and win new clients. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
Bakan I, Suseno Y, Pinnington A, Money A, 'The influence of financial participation and participation in decision-making on employee job attitudes', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 15 587-616 (2004)
Bakan I, Suseno Y, Pinnington A, Money A, 'The influence of financial participation and participation in decision-making on employee job attitudes', International Journal of Human Resource Management, 15 587-616 (2004)
This study investigates the direct and indirect effects of financial participation (FP) and participation in decision-making (PDM) on employee job attitudes. The central premise i... [more]
This study investigates the direct and indirect effects of financial participation (FP) and participation in decision-making (PDM) on employee job attitudes. The central premise is that both financial participation and participation in decision-making have effects on job attitudes, such as integration, involvement and commitment, perceived pay equity, performance-reward contingencies, satisfaction and motivation. After reviewing the theoretical and empirical literature and testing two theoretical frameworks, developed by Long (1978a) and Florkowski (1989), a new model was constructed to consider a combined effects, of both FP and PDM, herein referred to as employee participation (EP). The underpinning of the model is based on the assumption that both (a) the combination of financial participation and participation in decision-making ('employee participation'), and (b) participation in decision-making produce favourable effects on employee job attitudes. The test of the new model showed that employee participation does not produce more favourable effects on employee job attitudes, than does participation in decision-making on its own. The data were gathered from a questionnaire study administered in a large British retail organization that operates two types of ownership schemes - profit-sharing and SAYE schemes. © 2004 Taylor and Francis Ltd.
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Conference (6 outputs)
|2018||Geissinger A, Laurell C, Öberg C, Sandström C, Sick N, Suseno Y, 'Market and non-market perceptions at the sharing economy s fringes: Evidence from Foodora', Authors are listed alphabetically and all authors contributed equally, Stockholm, Sweden (2018)|
|2018||Jasim A, Pinnington AH, Suseno Y, 'The leader s sensemaking in leading public sector change: The contribution of conceptual skills', Tallinn, Estonia (2018)|
|2018||Jasim A, Pinnington AH, Suseno Y, 'Conceptual skills in innovative leadership in public sector change', Bristol (2018)|
|2018||Jasim A, Pinnington AH, Suseno Y, 'The leader s self-regulation in leading public sector change: The contribution of conceptual skills', Edinburgh, Scotland (2018)|
|2018||Lim A, Suseno Y, He L, 'Women entrepreneurship in Singapore: Unpacking the interactions between culture, gender and entrepreneurship', Bangkok (2018)|
|2018||Jasim A, Pinnington AH, Suseno Y, 'Conceptual skills in leading change: A competence approach to public sector leadership', Singapore (2018)|
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Other (1 outputs)
|2019||Wardale D, Richardson J, Suseno Y, 'Casual academics aren t going anywhere, so what can universities do to ensure learning isn t affected?', (2019) [O1]|
Number of supervisions
|Year||Level of Study||Research Title||Program||Supervisor Type|
|2018||Honours||The role of individual proactivity, family support, and networking for women’s career advancement opportunity and pay equality in Western Australia||Business Management, Edith Cowan University||Principal Supervisor|
|2018||PhD||Managing organizational learning ambidexterity: An exploratory study of Australian large service organizations||Business & Management, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia||Co-Supervisor|
|2016||Honours||An exploratory investigation into the impact of downsizing on occupational stress and organisational commitment||Business Management, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia||Principal Supervisor|
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|Country||Count of Publications|
|United Arab Emirates||10|