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Christine Soo

Dr, BCom W.Aust., PhD NSW

  • The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 261 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
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Personal profile


Christine Soo is currently Assistant Professor of Management and Organisations at the UWA Business School. She holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of New South Wales. Christine is interested in how people create, share and apply knowledge in organisations, and the role of the organisation in implementing effective processes and mechanisms to facilitate this. Christine has over 15 years experience working with organisations in the legal, advertising, transport, recruitment, management consulting, engineering and resources industries to improve work processes that will lead to more effective learning and increased levels of creativity and innovation. She has taught units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on Strategic Management, Organisational Learning and Innovation, Knowledge Management, and Strategic Marketing.

Christine has published academic papers in international journals and presented at leading international conferences on topics such as managing organisational knowledge and innovation, learning processes in organisations, communities of practice, and global virtual teams.

Roles and responsibilities

Honours Coordinator (Management & Organisations)
Previously served on the Business School's Research, Ethics and Recruitment committees
Editorial Board Member, Organization Studies (2011-2016)

Funding overview

Christine Soo, 2017 "Developing family leadership capacity for the implementation of positive behaviour support in the WA disability services sector" Funds approved: $57,974.00, Microboards Australia.

Christine Soo, 2015 "Team Disseminative Capacity: An Intra-organisational Knowledge Transfer Mechanism" Funds approved: $109,413.00, Alcoa World Alumina.

Christine Soo, Marylene Gagne, Patrick Dunlop, John Cordery 2014, "Designing Human Resource Practices that Promote the Retention of Volunteers", ARC Linkage Projects, Funds approved: $589,847.00

Christine Soo, Mark Edwards and Thomas Greckhamer, 2013 "Analysis of Positive Behaviour Framework" Funds approved: $135,919.00. Disability Services Commission (WA).

Christine Soo, Marylene Gagne and Amy Tian, 2013 "A Model of Knowledge Sharing Motivation: An Empirical Investigation" Funds approved: $11,594, UWA Business School Research Development Grant.

Christine Soo, John Cordery, David Morrison, Sandy Kiffin-Petersen 2009, “Improving Knowledge Transfer from Training Providers to Organisations”, ARC Linkage Projects, Funds Approved: $232,422

Christine Soo, John Cordery, David Morrison, Sandy Kiffin-Petersen 2009, “Improving Knowledge Transfer from Training Providers to Organizations" Funds approved: $264,000.00, Australian Institute of Management

Christine Soo, John Cordery, David Midgley 2005, “Learning Mechanisms and the Development of Dynamic Capabilities Within Firms”, ARC Linkage Projects, Funds Approved: $128,583

Christine Soo 2004 “Learning Mechanisms for the Generation of Dynamic Capabilities”, UWA School of Economics and Commerce Research Grant Scheme, Funds Approved: $6,478

Christine Soo, Siggi Gudergan, Stephen Teo 2002 “Dynamic Network Capabilities in Collaborative Service Networks”, UTS Industry Link Seeding Research Grant Scheme, Funds Approved: $14,658

Christine Soo 2002 “Factors Contributing to Knowledge Creation in Organisations”, UTS Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme, Funds Approved:$14,000

Christine Soo 2002 “Managing Intellectual Capital to Improve Organisational Innovation”, UTS Faculty of Business Research Grant Scheme, Funds Approved: $10,000

Timothy Devinney, Christine Soo 1999 “Knowledge Creation and Innovation in Organisations”, A T Kearney London, Funds Approved: $100,000

Previous positions

Adjunct Faculty, AGSM MBA Program, University of New South Wales
Lecturer, School of Marketing, University of Technology, Sydney
Visiting researcher, INSEAD
Visiting researcher, Copenhagen Business School

Current projects

Industrial Relevance
Developing family leadership capabilities in the WA disability services sector
Communities of practice and knowledge sharing in volunteer organisations
Managing change in the disability services sector in WA
Managing change in the Australian public sector
Developing knowledge dissemination capabilities in organisations
Learning and innovation in Australian SMEs

Links with Industry
Alcoa World Alumina
Disability Services Commission (WA)
Scouts Australia
Microboards Australia
Australian Institute of Management

Industrial relevance

Over 15 years consulting and research experience in the resources and professional services industries in Sydney, Perth, and London.

Teaching overview

Strategic Management
Organisational Learning and Innovation
Marketing Planning and Strategy
Electronic Business Project
Introductory Market Research
Applications in Market Research

Strategic Management (MBA)
Globalisation of the Knowledge-Based Enterprise (MBA)
Managing Organisational Knowledge and Innovation (Master of Commerce)
Strategic Human Resource Management (Master of Commerce)
Advanced Management (Honours)

Executive courses
Alcoa World Alumina – Leading Global Virtual Teams


Organizational learning and innovation
Developing dynamic capabilities in organisations
Shared cognition and knowledge sharing
Strategic HRM
Strategic Human Capital


  • Innovation
  • Knowledge management
  • Organisational learning

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Research Output 2002 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)
knowledge management

Enriching individual absorptive capacity

Tian, A. W. & Soo, C., 6 Aug 2018, In : Personnel Review. 47, 5, p. 1121-1137 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Absorptive capacity
Work Performance

Scouts and UWA Research Project Summary of Volunteer Survey 2017

Holtrop, D. J., Gagne, M., Dunlop, P. D. & Soo, C., 13 Apr 2018, 9 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther book

Open Access
research project
14 Citations (Scopus)

Intellectual Capital–Enhancing HR, Absorptive Capacity, and Innovation

Soo, C., Tian, A., Teo, S. T. T. & Cordery, J., Jun 2017, In : Human Resource Management. 56, 3, p. 431-454 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human resources
9 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamic safety capability: How organizations proactively change core safety systems

Griffin, M., Cordery, J. & Soo, C., 2016, In : Organizational Psychology Review. 6, 3, p. 248–272

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Safety Management
Organization change

Projects 2006 2019