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David Webb

Associate Professor, MBA PhD Wales

  • The University of Western Australia (M263), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 491 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
19972017
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Personal profile

Biography

David has held numerous international academic and industry positions in Germany, the Far East, the United States and the United Kingdom together with an executive position at a customer satisfaction management consultancy firm in South Africa. He is currently Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia.

While his research is varied, David’s primary interests are in the domain of macro-marketing focusing in particular on the interface between marketing and quality of life (QOL), self determination theory and the psychology of consumption.

David serves on many editorial boards and was awarded ‘Distinguished Research Fellow’ of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) in 2010 for his contributions to QOL research.

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Director (UN PRME) UWA Business School, United National Global Compact (UNGC) UWA, Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA).

Expertise:

Societal & Quality of Life Marketing,
Self-determination theory,
Sustainable consumption
Applied business ethics

Future research

Domestic collaboration (Ongoing)

Exploring the motivations, attitudes and behaviours related to household energy saving in WA has been the focus of an ARC-funded research grant ($184K) since 2010. Together with my collaborators Professors Geoffrey Soutar, Jillian Sweeney and Timothy Mazzarol we continue to publish and share the results of our work. Industry partners include the WA Office of Energy, Bang the table, Pureprofile and Synergy.

November 2015 submission: Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) proposal for funding support for a project with Dr Belinda Gibbons (UOW) and Professor Phil Hancock (UWA) exploring the refinement of a business simulation based on the Principles of Responsible Management.

Research with Associate Professor Paul Harrigan (UWA) exploring self-determination theory and social media use in the Tourism sector. Data currently being analysed.


External collaboration (Ongoing)

International Collaboration

I am leading an International research project exploring the reliability of incentivised panel data in respect to wellbeing. Collaborators include: Professors Cummins and Weinberg, Deakin University; Associate Professor Wencke Gwozdz, Copenhagen Business School and Professor Alfonso Souza-Posa and Dr Peng Nie (University of Hohenheim).

Medical University of Innsbruck: Research with Professor Stefan Hoefer, Mag Marion Platter, Mag Alexandra Huber and Dr Daniela Renn exploring via an experiment a HAPA health behaviour change intervention with patients at a cardiac ward at a Hospital clinic in Innsbruck, Austria. Paper in review

Medical University of Innsbruck: Research with Professor Hoefer and Mag Huber exploring the relationship between flow, character strengths and subjective wellbeing. Paper in review

Medical University of Innsbruck: Research exploring the efficacy of positive psychology and self-determination theory interventions in reducing the depression and high turnover experienced among medical practitioners and students in Austria. Data collection in process.

I have been working with Professors Sirgy (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA) and Eda Gurel-Atay (University of Oregon) since 2010 on the development and testing of a measure of ‘instrumental materialism’. We have conducted 11 surveys in 9 countries and will be preparing a paper for submission to an A* marketing journal in 2016.

Invited affiliate with Dr Mito Akiyoshi (Senshu University, Japan) exploring the relationship between work, family life and happiness. A proposal for funding support will be submitted in October 2016 to the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences.

Funding overview

ARC Linkage award - Mazzarrol, T., Soutar, G., Sweeney, J., Webb, D.A., Henry, J., (2010) ‘Enhancing Sustainable Energy Saving Behaviour Through Communication: A Longitudinal Study’. ARC Linkage submission with Office of Energy, Synergy and Pure profile. $184,000

Binge Drinking among 14-16 yr Olds – UWA Business School, September 2008. Pettigrew S; Jarvis W; and Webb D - $14,850

Assistance with travel – Personal Well-Being data collection in remote Tibetan communities, Qinghai, (Dec 2005 – Jan 2006) - $1400

Assessing Macro Measures of Consumer Well Being in Australia: Implications for Research and Policy – School of Economics, and Commerce, (2005) - $5000

Association of Commonwealth Universities – QOL Grant – Exploring the relationship between Ecotourism and Quality of Life in Sikkim, (2003) – $13,400

Investigating Quality of Life (QOL) and Consumption: Spirituality, the Missing Dimension” School of Economics and Commerce, (2003) - $2,480

Extension - Empirical examination of Relationship Benefits across multiple stakeholders - School of Economics, and Commerce, (2003) -$5,000

Exploring Non-User Motivations with Respect to Natural Environment Areas. Department of Conservation and Land Management, (2002) - $1,435

Empirical examination of Relationship Benefits across multiple stakeholders - School of Economics, and Commerce, (2001/2002) -$5,000

Exploring the Identity and Structure of Relational Benefits- School of Economics, and Commerce, (1998) - $5000

Previous positions

1995 – 1997 Lecturer in Strategic Marketing, Cardiff Business School, University of Wales.

1991 - 1994 ESRC Management Teaching Fellow in Strategic Management, Cardiff Business School, University of Wales.

1994 – 1995 Executive Consultant, Insight: Consultants in Customer Satisfaction Management Johannesburg, South Africa.

1985 – 1990 Regional Sales Representative (Germany, USA, Asia), Bose Corporation, Framingham, Mass. USA

Current projects

Research in Progress

Domestic collaboration (Ongoing)

Exploring the motivations, attitudes and behaviours related to household energy saving in WA has been the focus of an ARC-funded research grant ($184K) since 2010. Together with my collaborators Professors Geoffrey Soutar, Jillian Sweeney and Timothy Mazzarol we continue to publish and share the results of our work.

Industry partners include the WA Office of Energy, Bang the table, Pureprofile and Synergy.

Project with Dr Belinda Gibbons (UOW) and Professor Phil Hancock (UWA) exploring the refinement of a business simulation based on the Principles of Responsible Management.

Research with Associate Professor Paul Harrigan (UWA) exploring self-determination theory and social media use in the Tourism sector. Data currently being analysed.

External collaboration (Ongoing)

International Collaboration

Collaboration (2016 >) with Professor Kurt Kotrschal and colleagues from the Wolf Science Centre in Ernstbrunn, Austria exploring human behaviour and wolf interaction.

Project in development (2017) with Professor Florian Kaiser and Dr Alexandra Kibbe from the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Institut für Psychologie in Magdeburg on motivation and pro-environmental behavior.

Medical University of Innsbruck: Research with Professor Stefan Hoefer, Mag Marion Platter, Mag Alexandra Huber and Dr Daniela Renn exploring via an experiment a HAPA health behaviour change intervention with patients at a cardiac ward at a Hospital clinic in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medical University of Innsbruck: Research with Professor Hoefer and Mag Huber exploring the relationship between flow, character strengths and subjective wellbeing.

Medical University of Innsbruck: Research exploring the efficacy of positive psychology and self-determination theory interventions in reducing the depression and high turnover experienced among medical practitioners and students in Austria. Data collection in process.

Invited affiliate with Dr Mito Akiyoshi (Senshu University, Japan) exploring the relationship between work, family life and happiness. A proposal for funding support will be submitted in October 2015 to the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences.

Industrial relevance

Many organizations (Government departments and NGO's) integrate QOL indicators and related data into their overall decision-making and performance assessment. Providing valid and reliable data collected across multiple contexts is an important contributor to such organizations with significant policy implications of relevance to macro global and micro community groups.

Many organisations struggle with reducing misconduct. In addition to developing compliance orieted materials (codes of conduct etc.), employees need to develop the competence and cofidence to act in accordance with their best values when confronted with values-based dilemmas. The giving voice to values framework (ethics) provides a framework for just such competence development. Dr Webb provides guidance to organisations in both the public and private sectors looking to develop employee competencies in this area.

Collaborations

Associate researcher CEMI

Professor M.C., Gentile (Babson College, USA). GVV Curriculum development and global dissemination.

Professor Lia Rodrigues dela Vega, BA, Argentina. Human Trafficking in Latin America.

Professor J. Pels (Di Tella Universidad, BA, Argentina). Bottom of the Pyramid Marketing.

Ms Anna Sawyer, CCC. Self-determination and misconduct management.

Teaching overview

Principles of Responsible Management
Marketing and Society
Marketing Analysis and Planning
Environmental Marketing
Strategic Marketing
Services Marketing
Consumer Behaviour

Research

Societal and public policy marketing with a specific focus on the well-being/quality of life/happiness of populations, health care, poverty alleviation, contentment, materialism, consumer well-being, spirituality, religiosity and moral self-regulation.

Self-determination theory application in various behavioral settings including energy management, health care, social relationships and sustainability.

Ethics and values application in society

Languages

English and German

Keywords

  • Self Determination Theory
  • Wellbeing Studies
  • Pro-Social And Pro-Environmental Behaviour
  • Business Ethics
  • Modern Slavery
  • Self-determination theory
  • Service-dominant logic
  • Moral self-regulation
  • Ethical marketing and business ethics
  • Macromarketing
  • Quality of life and well-being
  • Happiness and life satisfaction
  • Environmental marketing
  • Societal marketing
  • Transformational marketing
  • Experiential marketing
  • Social marketing
  • Religion and spirituality

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Projects 2003 2012

Research Output 1997 2017

Life satisfaction in Japan: The role of hedonic values, advertising and watching TV

Webb, D., Kohlbacher, F. & Peiler, M. 2017 In : Social BUsiness. 7, 2, p. 155-175 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Japan
Life satisfaction
Standard of living
Politicians
National cultures
2 Citations

Preventing occupational injury among police officers: does motivation matter?

Chan, D. K. C., Webb, D., Ryan, R. M., Tang, T. C. W., Yang, S. X., Ntoumanis, N. & Hagger, M. S. Aug 2017 In : Occupational Medicine. 67, 6, p. 435-441 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations

The German Version of the Strengths Use Scale: The Relation of Using Individual Strengths and Well-being

Huber, A., Webb, D. & Hoefer, S. 27 Apr 2017 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 11 p., 637

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations

Supporting cardiac patient physical activity: a brief health psychological intervention

Platter, M., Hofer, M., Hölzl, C., Huber, A., Renn, D., Webb, D. & Höfer, S. 2016 In : Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift. 128, 5-6, p. 175-181

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Exercise
Psychology
Health
Coronary Artery Disease
Control Groups
1 Citations

The case for moral consumption: Examining and expanding the domain of moral behavior to promote individual and collective well-being

Loureiro, Y. K., Bayuk, J., Tignor, S. M., Nenkov, G. Y., Baskentli, S. & Webb, D. 2016 In : Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. 35, 2, p. 305-322

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Well-being
Moral behavior
Consumer research
Morality
Systematic review