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Researcher: Bryant, M (Professor Melanie Bryant)

Fields of Research

Organisational planning and management
Organisation and management theory
Rural sociology
Organisational behaviour
Business systems in context
Other commerce, management, tourism and services
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Sustainable agricultural development
Environmental management
Fish physiology and genetics
Agricultural land management
Agricultural marine biotechnology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Expanding knowledge in human society
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Institutional arrangements
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Environmentally sustainable plant production

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A framework for developing rural academic general practices: a qualitative case study in rural Victoria; Rural and Remote Health
Adoption: a relevant concept for agricultural land management in the 21 century?; Outlook on Agriculture
Benefits and challenges of multi-level learner rural general practices – an interview study with learners, staff and patients; BMC Medical Education
Beyond authenticity? Humanism, post-humanism and new organization development; The Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Beyond authenticity? humanism, posthumanism and new organization development; British Journal of Management
Biosecurity and the management of emergency animal disease among commercial beef producers in Australia; Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Building positive responses to bullying: Establishing the framework; Research in emotions in organizations, Volume 5: Emotions in groups, organizations and cultures
Communication challenges in surgical oncology; Surgical Oncology
Constructing change readiness: the positioning of change recipients in an Australian agricultural context; 2016 British Academy of Management Conference
Conversion stories as shifting narratives of organizational change; Journal of Organizational Change Management
Devolved Responsibility and On-Farm Biosecurity: Practices of Biosecure Farming Care in Livestock Production; Sociologia Ruralis
Emotional Control and Authenticity: Negotiating Contemporary Challenges to OD; The Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Experts, outsiders or strangers? The self-positioning of highly skilled contractors; Journal of Management & Organization
Exploring reports of misbehaviour in employee narratives of organisational change; The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
Farm Biosecurity Practices and the Management of Emergency Animal Disease
Framing agri‐digital governance: industry stakeholders, technological frames and smart farming implementation; Sociologia Ruralis
Future Perfect? Conversion Stories and the Narration of Organizational Change; The Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Harmonising devolved responsibility for biosecurity governance: the challenge of competing institutional logics; Environment and Planning A
How positive is your workplace? The organisational, management and individual perspective on making improvements at work
Left behind: Loss and emotion in narratives of organisational change; Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference,
Managing and avoiding delay in operating theatres: a qualitative, observational study; Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Managing the grand challenge of biological threats to food production: the importance of institutional logics for managing Australian biosecurity; Australian Journal of Management
Middle managements’ role during change; A merger of equals? The integration of Statoil and Hydro’s oil and gas activities
More of the same? A dual case study approach to examining change momentum in the public sector; Australian Journal of Public Administration
Narrating organisational change; The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change
Narrative studies of organisational change: Progress and prospects; The Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Ordering adoption: materiality, knowledge and farmer engagement with precision agriculture technologies; Journal of Rural Studies
Organisational change readiness: The role of negotiated order in two rural GP clinics; Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
Organisational deviance: Where have we been and where are we going?; The Handbook of Deviance
Persistence and silence: a narrative analysis of employee responses to organisational change; Sociological Research Online
Persistence, Distance and Organisational Silence: Bottom-Up Talk of Organisational Change; Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association
Poor bullying prevention and employee health: some implications; International Journal of Workplace Health Management
Professional outsiders: Positioning highly skilled contractors; British Academy of Management Conference 2015
Re-defining workplace bullying: An interactionist approach to exploring how participants frame and define their experiences; Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
Securitising uncertainty: ontological security and cultural scripts in smart farming technology implementation; Journal of Rural Studies
Self-confessed troublemakers: an interactionist view of deviance during organizational change; Human Relations: Towards The Integration of The Social Sciences
Shared responsibility in Australian Biosecurity - An overview; XV World Forestry Congress
Social factors influencing technology adoption in the rice industry
Surgical education and training in an outer metropolitan hospital: a qualitative study of surgical trainers and trainees; Advances in Health Sciences Education
Talking about change: understanding employee experiences through qualitative research; Management Decision
Team communication in operating rooms: Initial findings from an observational study; Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference
The causes and consequences of workplace bullying and discrimination: results from an exploratory study; Labour & Industry
The Challenge of Competing Logics: Managing Disease Risk in the Australian Beef Industry; XXV European Society for Rural Sociology Congress
The challenge of competing organisations in managing disease risk in the Australian beef industry
The competing roles of middle management: negotiated order in the context of change; The Journal of Change Management
The expression of suppression: Loss and emotional labour in narratives of organisational change; Journal of Management & Organization
The labors of organizational change: Emotional and aesthetic labor beyond the service encounter; The Academy of Management Annual Meeting
The role of emotion in supporting independent professionals; Research in emotion in organizations : What have we learned? Ten years on
The telling of violence: organizational change and atrocity tales; Journal of Organizational Change Management
Unlocking employee experiences: Exploring the construction and presentation of retrospective narratives of organisational change; 21st EGOS (European Group for Organization Studies) Colloquium
Voluntary outsiders: Exploring the self-identity of a contractor; Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
Workplace bullying, discrimination and harassment: Some common factors; The Academy of Management Annual Meeting
‘Kill Bill’ and the change agent: a multi-genre approach to organizational stories; Journal of Management & Organization
“Kill Bill” and the change agent: The genre bending of organizational stories; The Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Research Projects

Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Drought Resilience Tasmania - Actionable Knowledge and Solutions for Sustainable Prosperity; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Protecting Australia's Food Future: Shared Responsibility for Biosecurity; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Understanding Adoptability of Techniques and Practices for Improved Soil Management; CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd (HPS CRC)

Research Candidate Supervision