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Billsberry, Jon A. Senior Professor

Faculty of Business

Overview


Jon is Senior Professor of Leadership and Management at the School of Management, Operations, and Marketing at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management Education, Chair of the Management Education and Development (MED) division of the Academy of Management, and as a Council Member of the British Academy of Management, of which he is a Fellow. He is a recipient of ANZAM’s Management Educator of the Year award. He has recently guest edited special issues of Academy of Management Learning & Education and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

 

Jon’s research interests are in the fields of person-environment fit, especially misfit and the negative implications associated with that condition such as organisational exit, depression, and suicide, socially constructed approaches to leadership and the associated topic of implicit leadership theory, sport management, and management education. In all these approaches, he is interested in people’s experience and how they make sense of the world. His research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Sport Management, British Journal of Management, and Journal of Business Ethics amongst others.

 

Jon is sought after as a PhD supervisor and has helped doctoral students complete in the fields of organisational fit and misfit, leadership, and management education. His current students are looking at different aspects of implicit leadership theory. He is actively looking to take on new students in the areas of misfit, work-related suicide, implicit leadership theory, socially constructed approaches to leadership, and management education.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) What are the Factors Impacting the Governance of Football in Australia?
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Perceptions of Leadership Intelligence Pitsi, Safoora
    Doctor of Philosophy The Origins, Nature, and Future of Employee Congruence Research Abbasi, Zoleikha
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Understanding the impacts of accreditation to the Australian NSQHS standards on quality and safety in public dental services. Powers, John
    Master of Philosophy - BAL Exploring Organisations' Reactions to Employee Suicide Pfitzner, Kym
    Doctor of Philosophy Multiple explorations of social misfit. Sun, Stella
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Understanding Lateral Violence in Australian Workplaces Beveridge, Jaymee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Experience of Employee Misfit: Forms, Causes, Presentation, and Consequences Subramanian, Sandhya
    Doctor of Philosophy "Getting Serious About Play: Exploring the Potential of Play Methods for Developing Perspective Taking Capacity in Leaders" Embersic, Cat

Teaching Overview


  • Postgraduate student supervision: 
    • Four PhD completions
    • One DBA completion 
    • 4 PhD students/supervision

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) What are the Factors Impacting the Governance of Football in Australia?
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Perceptions of Leadership Intelligence Pitsi, Safoora
    Doctor of Philosophy The Origins, Nature, and Future of Employee Congruence Research Abbasi, Zoleikha
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Understanding the impacts of accreditation to the Australian NSQHS standards on quality and safety in public dental services. Powers, John
    Master of Philosophy - BAL Exploring Organisations' Reactions to Employee Suicide Pfitzner, Kym
    Doctor of Philosophy Multiple explorations of social misfit. Sun, Stella
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Understanding Lateral Violence in Australian Workplaces Beveridge, Jaymee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Experience of Employee Misfit: Forms, Causes, Presentation, and Consequences Subramanian, Sandhya
    Doctor of Philosophy "Getting Serious About Play: Exploring the Potential of Play Methods for Developing Perspective Taking Capacity in Leaders" Embersic, Cat

Teaching Overview


  • Postgraduate student supervision: 
    • Four PhD completions
    • One DBA completion 
    • 4 PhD students/supervision
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