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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Donella Caspersz (Phd, University of Western Australia) is a Lecturer in Management and Organisations at the University of Western Australia. Donella researches and teaches in areas related to the disciplines of both management and employment relations. Donella is a member of the editorial boards for the Journals Family Business Review and Journal of Small Business Management.

Roles and responsibilities

Director, UN PRME (Principles of responsible Management Education)

Member, UWA Ethics Committee

Convenor, Contemporary Issues in Family Business Lecture, UWA

Convenor, Contemporary Issues in PRME Annual Lecture, UWA

CoConvenor, AsiaPacific Family Business Symposium

CoConvenor, WA Migration Update, UWA

Future research

Family Business Management and Sociology
Temporary and Skilled Labour Migrantion

Prosocial Behaviour, in Negotiating and amongst Students

Funding overview

ALCOA Visiting Professor Award (UWA) (2018) CI Caspersz $3 000

UWA Research Collaboration Award Better legislative and Business Responses to Modern Slavery: Australia and the United Kingdom (2018) CI McGaughey, Webb, Caspersz, Cullen 

UWA Research Collaboration Award Family Business Identity and Sustainability in the Information Age (2017) CI Caspersz, Wang, Tomaselli & Rong) $ 26 006

UWA Mistubishi Development Fund "Negotiating in Good Faith: understanding the impact of the principles of good faith bargaining on negotiator behaviour" (2016) CI Caspersz, Leighton & Fells $ 10 000

UWA Educational Priorities, "Listening and the Transformative Capacity of Service-Learning" (2014) CI Caspersz, Baillie, Bourgault du Cordray, Olaru, Playford, Stasinska $5 000

UWA Teaching Fellowship, “Service-Learning in the UWA Business School” (2011) CI Caspersz & Olaru $ 20.053

Australian Learning & Teaching Council “Business Education in the 21st Century : Examining the antecedents and consequences of student team virtuality”. (2008) CIs Kavanagh, M., Caspersz, D (Deputy Project Leader., Sargeant, L, Australian Learning & Teaching Council, $ 145 000

School of Economics and Commerce Research Grant Scheme “Employer Choices in Workplace Coverage”, (2003, CIs, Todd & Caspersz. $ 6000

School of Economics and Commerce Research Grant Scheme “ Evaluating The Role Of ‘Good Faith Bargaining’ On Bargaining Processes And Outcomes: The West Australian Case.” (2004) CIs Gillan & Caspersz $ 5, 000

UWA Inclusive Curriculum Grant, “Integrating Cultural Diversity into Managing Student Teams” (2002) CIs Caspersz, Skene & Wu $ 13 000

UWA Research Grants Scheme, 'Human Resource Practices in Family Business: A Western Australian Study', (2002, CIs Caspersz & Wu $11,273.00.

CATL Grant for Flexible Teaching and Learning “The Antecedents of Student Readiness to Work in Teams” (200). CIs Caspersz, Skene & Wu $9 156.60

Previous positions

Donella has worked in the non government and government sector prior to joining UWA.

Current projects

Modern Slavery and SMEs (CI Caspersz, Webb, McGaughey, Cullen)

Family Business in Industry 4.0 (Caspersz, Wang, Tomaselli, Henssen, Graves)

Socioemotional wealth in family business: an international comparison (CIs Caspersz, Lopez Vegara, Sullivan)

Satisfaction amongst non family employees (CIs Mustafa, Ramos, Caspersz)

Governance in Family Business (CIs Caspersz, Graves)

Student ProSocial Behaviour (CIs Caspersz, Olaru)

Managing Change, Family Business (CIs Caspersz, Goldschmidt)

Skilled Migration (CIs Caspersz & Casado)

Martain, ""The Future of Aged Care and the Organization of Care Work"

Teaching overview

MGMT2341 International Management
EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations
EMPL1101 Introduction to Employment Relations

EMPL5405 Advanced Employment Relations


Family Business
Temporary/Skilled Labour Migration
Good Faith Bargaining

Student Prosocial behaviour

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Industrial Sociology, Doctor of Philosophy

Award Date: 28 Sept 2000

Industrial Relations, Masters of Industrial Relations

Award Date: 24 Mar 1994

Education, Graduate Diploma in Career Studies

25 Mar 19839 Jul 1984

Award Date: 9 Jul 1984

Social Sciences, Bachelor of Applied Science, Social Work, Bachelor, Western Australian Institute of Technology

3 Mar 197712 Dec 1980

Award Date: 13 Dec 1980

External positions

Inter-Agency group, Modern Slavery (WA)

1 Jul 2018 → …

President, ZONTA Club of Perth

1 May 20171 May 2019

Western Region Enactus Coordinator, enactus

1 Jul 2015 → …

Board Member, International Family Enterprise Research Academy

1 Jul 20141 Jul 2019

Academic Advisor, Family Business Australia

1 Jul 2012 → …

Industry keywords

  • Education
  • Finance and Business
  • Not for Profit
  • Social and Welfare Issues

Research expertise keywords

  • Changes in employment relations (Australia and international)
  • Family business sustainability
  • Managing teams effectively


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