Jones, Michael L. Dr.

Associate Professor

  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing

Overview


When Dr Michael Jones visited a film set for the first time to look at its management practices, he was intrigued by the work ethic of the crew. They weren't particularly well paid, but their passion for the job was obvious. 

That fuelled Michael's interest in the elements that motivate people and produce organisational and career commitment. In the case of the film crew, it wasn't money driving their hard work. There were other factors at play, such as boasting rights to their friends, mingling with stars, and the prospect of "making it big next time". 

With a background as an Electronics Engineer, Michael is looking to bridge management and technology issues and take in culture, knowledge management and information systems. 

Michael enjoys satisfying his natural curiosity through research. He's now working on a major project with Emergency Service Agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand, looking at creating sustainable volunteer management practices. 

Michael is also the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Doctoral Studies www.ijds.org. This brings an additional field of research to Michael's portfolio which revolves around doctoral supervision. 

Michael currently has over 70 peer-reviewed published papers. A partial list of these can be found at: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=ZyZepgUAAAAJ

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Micheal's research interests include:

    • Organisational Behaviour, particularly Motivation and Commitment, Retention and Engagement; 
    • Organisational Culture, especially from the Sense of Sustainable Work Practices and Sustainable Organisational Effectiveness; 
    • Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis with Qualitative Data Mining and Qualitative Research Methods; 
    • Volunteering. 

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Valuing Volunteers - Better Understanding the Primary Motives for Volunteering in Australian Emergency Services Calcutt, William
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Influences on Leader Self-Efficacy Skinner, Suzette
    Doctor of Philosophy Innovation in Local Government Organisational and Community Dynamics Thompson, Jennifer
    Doctor of Philosophy Strategy versus Business Model: Articulating the Differentiated Role of ‘Business Model’ and Developing a Taxonomy of Business Model Types Phoonsup, Kedsarin
    Doctor of Philosophy Motivational effects of planning and autonomy support on wellbeing and performance in the workplace Forner, Vivien
    Doctor of Business Administration The Impact of leadership development on Organisational Citizenship Behaviour and Social Capital: A intervention using Self-Determination Theory Popov, Nicholai
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Lived Experiences of PhD Candidates Journey towards Successful Completion: A Study Using Transcendental Phenomenology Chowdhury, Ahabab

Education And Training


  • Bachelor of Commerce in (Hons) (International Business & HRM)
  • Ph.D.

Keywords


  • Organisational behaviour, particularly in areas of motivation and commitment, business operations in areas of strategy, knowledge, process handling and competitive analysis, Doctoral education, organisational culture and engagement, volunteering, qualitative methods.

     

Full Name


  • Dr. Michael J. Jones

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Micheal's research interests include:

    • Organisational Behaviour, particularly Motivation and Commitment, Retention and Engagement; 
    • Organisational Culture, especially from the Sense of Sustainable Work Practices and Sustainable Organisational Effectiveness; 
    • Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis with Qualitative Data Mining and Qualitative Research Methods; 
    • Volunteering. 

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Valuing Volunteers - Better Understanding the Primary Motives for Volunteering in Australian Emergency Services Calcutt, William
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Influences on Leader Self-Efficacy Skinner, Suzette
    Doctor of Philosophy Innovation in Local Government Organisational and Community Dynamics Thompson, Jennifer
    Doctor of Philosophy Strategy versus Business Model: Articulating the Differentiated Role of ‘Business Model’ and Developing a Taxonomy of Business Model Types Phoonsup, Kedsarin
    Doctor of Philosophy Motivational effects of planning and autonomy support on wellbeing and performance in the workplace Forner, Vivien
    Doctor of Business Administration The Impact of leadership development on Organisational Citizenship Behaviour and Social Capital: A intervention using Self-Determination Theory Popov, Nicholai
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Lived Experiences of PhD Candidates Journey towards Successful Completion: A Study Using Transcendental Phenomenology Chowdhury, Ahabab

Education And Training


  • Bachelor of Commerce in (Hons) (International Business & HRM)
  • Ph.D.

Keywords


  • Organisational behaviour, particularly in areas of motivation and commitment, business operations in areas of strategy, knowledge, process handling and competitive analysis, Doctoral education, organisational culture and engagement, volunteering, qualitative methods.

     

Full Name


  • Dr. Michael J. Jones

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility