Theodora Issa

Dr

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

Personal profile

Biography

Theodora Issa is an Author, Academic, International Volunteer, Director, ex-Banker, and ex-School Teacher.

Theodora Issa holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Management, her award-winning PhD thesis was under the title “Ethical mindsets, aesthetics and spirituality: a mixed-methods approach analysis of the Australian services”.  

Theodora Issa is an alumna of the University of Western Australia (UWA), Murdoch University (MU), and Curtin University (CU). 

Theodora is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and a Fellow of Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).  Theodora is an academic and author.  In addition to her PhD, Theodora holds a master’s degree in management research, a master’s degree in electronic commerce and a master’s degree of Business Administration. 

Theodora holds the title of Curtin Business School’s ‘New Researcher of the Year’ that was bestowed on her in 2010. Theodora is the recipient of multi awards and grants from the faculty of Business and Law, the university, and other external bodies. She has published and continues to publish research work on business ethics, sustainability, sustainable development, technology, social media, corporate social responsibility, reflection, and higher education. Currently, Theodora is conducting her post-doctoral research on ethical mindsets, spirituality, and aesthetics. Add to this research on her church matters including but not limited to SAYFO1915.  

Theodora is a co-researcher in several projects on issues relating to leadership, sustainable development and business strategies, cloud computing, green IT and sustainability, corruption resistance, misconduct, social media, and social awareness, also development of new tools and methods for advanced pedagogical science in the field of ICT instruments, e-learning and intercultural competences with scholars from the Eastern States of Australia, the Americas and Europe. Theodora is an Associate Editor of the Journal Business Ethics, Environment and Responsibility of Wiley (BEER), started with this journal when it was known as the Journal of Business Ethics: A European Review since 2015, and a member of editorial committees of several international journals and a member of organizing committees of international conferences, also a reviewer of journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics. Theodora holds memberships in several local and international bodies such as Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE), and American Academy of Management (AOM).

As for Theodora’s ongoing voluntary work, Theodora is one of the webmasters of her community's website (since 1995) and acted as one of the editors of the weekly bulletin since 1995 with some of the issues currently available online.  As for Theodora’s International Voluntary work, in 2012 Theodora was appointed a delegate to the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly, held in Busan, South Korea, in November 2013, representing her Syrian Orthodox Church. During this 10th WCC assembly’s sessions, Theodora was elected a member of the WCC Central Committee representing the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East (SOPAE). It is worthwhile noting that this is the first time a female member has been elected to this position on behalf of the Syrian Orthodox Church. In July 2014 Theodora was nominated by the church and later elected as a member of the ‘Education and Ecumenical Formation (EEF) Commission of the WCC.  During the Central Committee meeting in June 2016 that was held in Norway, Theodora was nominated by the church and later elected as a member of the Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration (PCCC). 

In August 2020, Theodora was approached by the Ecumenical Center for Pilgrims and Biblical Studies (ECPBS) in the Holy Land, to join the Advisory Board of the ECPBS.

Theodora was nominated by her church and represented the church in the 11th Assembly of the WCC held in Karlsruhe, Germany in August/September 2022, during this assembly Theodora, was nominated by her church and elected by the assembly to represent her church at the high office of Central Committee for the second time.  Theodora is currently serving her second term as a member of the Central Committee. During June 2023, and as the Central Committee meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland, Theodora was elected as a member of the Public Issues Committee.

Research interests

Ethics, Ethical Mindsets, Spirituality, Aesthetics, Church History, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Business/Ethical Strategies, Green IT; Social Networking; Autism and Social Networking; Teaching, Learning, Reflection in teaching business ethics, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and e-Learning.

Research

RESEARCH - PUBLICATIONS

Theses by Theodora Issa

  • 2009 - Issa, Theodora, PhD Thesis “Ethical mindsets, aesthetics and spirituality: a mixed-methods approach analysis of the Australian Services Sector” Curtin University of Technology December 2009 http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au – This thesis was awarded the ‘2010 EFMD/Emerald Outstanding Doctoral Research Award’ – In addition, and in 2006 I was awarded Curtin Business School Postgraduate Scholarship (Abstained).
  • 2004 - Issa, Theodora, " Individuals and Ethical Decision-Making in a Business Context: The Influence of Selected Individual Differences, Values and Spirituality,’ and ‘Literature Review: Individual Values, and Ethical Decision-Making in a Business Context’ - University of Western Australia. 2004,

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Authored/co-authored by Theodora Issa:

Books by Theodora Issa:

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Textbooks by Theodora Issa:

Book Chapters authored/co-authored by Theodora Issa:

Reports authored/co-authored by Theodora Issa: 

  • Issa, T. (2023). Report on the 1st Central Committee Meeting for this term that started with the election in Karlsruhe Germany in August 2022, held at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, during the period 21st – 27th June 2023. Which is considered the 69th Meeting of the Central Committee since the establishment of the WCC.
  • Issa, T. (2023). Report on The Permanent Committee for Collaboration and Consensus (PCCC) meeting held in Bossey, Switzerland 28th and 29th April 2023: Report on PCCC meeting in Switzerland, April 2023.
  • Issa, T. (2022). Report on the participation of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East’s delegation in the WCC 11th Assembly 31Aug-08Sep2022 and the two Central Committee meetings held on 7th and 8th September 2022.: Report on the participation of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East’s delegation in the WCC 11th Assembly 31Aug-08Sep2022 and the two Central Committee meetings held on 7th and 8th September 2022. (11th Assembly). Online: The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East.
  • Issa, T. (2022). Report on the 5th Central Committee meeting held virtually (February 2022): Report on the 35th Central Committee Meeting held in hybrid form (Switzerland/Virtual) 5/CC (5/CC).
  • Issa, T. (2022). Report of the Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration (PCCC) of the Central Committee (CC) of the World Council of Churches (WCC): Report on The Permanent Committee for Collaboration and Consensus (PCCC) meeting held hybrid (Switzerland/Virtual) (January 2022) (3/PCCC).
  • Issa, T. (2021). Report on the 4th Central Committee meeting held virtually (June 2021): Report on the 4th Central Committee Meeting held in the hybrid form (Switzerland/Virtual) (4/CC).
  • Issa, T. (2020). Report on The Permanent Committee for Collaboration and Consensus (PCCC) meeting held in Kartause Ittingen, Zurich, Switzerland 25th February - 2nd March 2020: Report on PCCC meeting in Switzerland, Feb/Mar2020.
  • Issa, T. (2019). Report on the third Education and Ecumenical Formation meeting: Report on the third Education and Ecumenical Formation meeting held in Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland (Third).
  • Issa, T. (2019). Report of Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration (PCCC) of the Central Committee (CC) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting held in Balamand, Lebanon: Report of Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration (PCCC) of the Central Committee (CC) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting held in Balamand, Lebanon (2/PCCC).
  • Issa, T., & Kawak, J. (2018). Report on the 3rd Central Committee Meeting held in Geneva - Switzerland (3/CC).
  • Issa, T. (2018). Report of Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration (PCCC) of the Central Committee (CC) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting held in Freiburg, Germany: Report of Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration (PCCC) of the Central Committee (CC) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting held in Freiburg, Germany.
  • Issa, T., & Roham, M. (2016). Report on the 2nd Central Committee Meeting held in Trondheim, Norway: Report on the 2nd Central Committee Meeting held in Trondheim, Norway (2/CC).
  • Issa, T. (2015). Report on the first Education and Ecumenical Formation meeting held in Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland: Report on the first Education and Ecumenical Formation meeting held in Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland (1/EEF). Switzerland/Australia.
  • Issa, T., & Roham, M. (2014). Report on the 1st Central Committee Meeting held in Geneva: Issa, Theodora, and Roham, Matta Report on the 1st Central Committee Meeting held in Geneva 2-8JUL2014 to H.H. our Syriac Orthodox Patriarch – (written between Geneva and Australia - 10th July 2014) (1/CC). Australia.
  • Issa, T., & Pick, D. (2013). Misconduct resistance, risk management and harm minimisation research project update –: Pick, David, Issa, Theodora, Misconduct resistance, risk management and harm minimization research project update – presented to Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia- 21st June 2013.
  • Issa, T., & Pick, D. (2012). ‘Report on findings: Ethical Climate, Dental Partners and Dental Practices’, ‘Report on findings: Ethical Climate, Dental Partners and Dental Practices’
  • Issa, T., & Pick, D. (2012). Report on findings: Ethical climate - dental partners and practice, Queensland. Bentley, Western Australia: Curtin University.
  • Issa, T., & Pick, D. (2011). ‘Report on findings: The Public Transport Authority ethical climate survey’.: ‘Report on findings: The Public Transport Authority ethical climate survey’..
  • Issa, T., & Pick, D. (2011). Report on findings: The Public Transport Authority ethical climate survey. Bentley, Western Australia: Curtin University.

Conference Papers and Presentations by Theodora Issa:

  • Issa, T., M. Hall, and T. Issa. 2023. "Teamwork Assessment and Self/Peer Evaluation at the Postgraduate Level." In WA Teaching and Learning Forum 2023, University of Murdoch, Perth, Western Australia - Australia: WA Teaching and Learning.
  • Imtinan, U., T. Issa, T. Issa, S. Wuffen, R. Balapumi, and L. Maketo. 2022. "Being a Reflective Practitioner: Reflecting on learning and teaching using Schon’s model of Reflection." In The Western Australia Teaching and Learning Forum 2022, Feb 3, 2022, Murdoch University - Western Australia
  • Issa, T. 2022. "Reception and Pending Tasks of the Results of the Official Theological Dialogue in the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Tradition." In PRO ORIENTE Commission for Ecumenical Encounter between the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Catholic Church (CEE) 2nd Consultation, May 16, 2022, Vienna - Australia (Theodora attended virtually): Pro Oriente.
  • Issa, T., T. Issa, L. Maketo, R. Balapumi, and U. Imtinan. 2021. "Reflective Journal Assessment Role in Learning and Teaching." In Teaching and Learning Forum 2021, Jan 28, 2021, Perth, WA
  • Issa, T., T. Issa, and B. Abu Salih. 2021. "Is e-Assessment use will promote students’ Motivation?" In Teaching and Learning Forum 2021, Jan 28, 2021, Perth, WA
  • Maketo, L., T. B. Issa, T. Issa, and S. Z. Nau. 2021. "M-Learning Impact on Self-Directed Learning In Zimbabwe Higher Education." In 8th International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2021),, Mar 3, 2021, Virtual Meeting: IADIS.
  • Issa, T., T. Issa, and B. Abu Salih. 2020. "Enhance Students' Skills via Formative Audio Feedback." In HERDSA WA KINDLED ONLINE 2020, Nov 10, 2020, Perth - Western Australia
  • Issa, T., J. Chanchaichuijt, S. Zaung Nau, and T. Issa. 2019. "SST 2017 chairs' welcome."
  • Issa, T. 2019. "Ethical Mindsets: The Case of HongKong." In Academy of Management Specialized Conference: Responsible Leadership in Rising Economies, Oct 23, 2019, Bled - Slovania: Academy of Management, USA.
  • Issa, T., T. Issa, R. Balapumi, L. Maketo, and U. Imtinan. 2019. "Reflection in Higher Education." In Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Dec 3, 2019, Cairns - Australia: Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
  • Abu-Salih, B., B. Bremie, P. Wongthongtham, K. Duan, T. Issa, K. Y. Chan, M. Alhabashneh, T. Albtoush, S. Alqahtani, A. Alqahtani, T. Issa and 2 more contributors. 2019. "Social Credibility Incorporating Semantic Analysis and Machine Learning: A Survey of the State-of-the-Art and Future Research Directions." In International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technologies, Sep 17, 2019, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Alqahtani, S., T. Issa, T. B. Issa, and P. Isaias. 2017. "Saudi Arabian Students Attitudes to and Perceptions of Social Networking for Educational Purposes." In The Ninth International Conterence on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning, Mar 19, 2017, Nice, France
  • Issa, T. B., and T. Issa. 2017. "CSR, Sustainability and Green IT in Higher Education: An Australian Perspective." In 4th International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance, Jul 26, 2017, Perth, Western Australia
  • Hajee Ahmud-Boodoo, R., T. B. Issa, T. Issa, V. Chang, and P. Isaias. 2017. "Content Management and Support in 3.0 E-learning Model." In The Ninth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning, Mar 19, 2017, Nice, France: IARIA.
  • Smyrnova-Trybulska, E., N. Morze, O. Yakovleva, T. Issa, and T. Issa. 2017. "SOME METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF MOOCS DEVELOPING." In Scientific Conference on Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Distance Learning - Effective Development of Teachers' Skills in the Area of ICT and E-learning, Oct 16, 2017, Katowice, POLAND: Studio NOA for University of Silesia in Katowice.
  • Smyrvova-Trybulska, E., E. Ogrodzka-Mazur, A. Szafranska-Gajdzica, M. Drlik, M. Capay, J. Tomanova, P. Svec, N. Morze, R. Makhachashvili, M. Romanyukha, T.B. Issa, T. Issa and 2 more contributors. 2016. "Recommended Applications for Making Presentations and Didactic Videos. Some Research Results." In DIVAI 2016, May 2, 2016, Slovakia: Wolters Kluwer.
  • Smyrnova-Trybulska, E., E. Ogrodozka-Mazur, A. Szafranska-Gajdzica, N. Morze, R. Makhachashvili, T. Noskova, T. Pavlova, O. Yakovleva, T. B. Issa, and T. Issa. 2016. "MOOCS – THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS: COMPARISON OF SELECTED RESEARCH RESULTS: POLAND, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, AND AUSTRALIA." In International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS), Education Technologies (ICEduTECH), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE), Dec 6, 2016, Melbourne
  • Issa, Theodora, V. Rev. Fr. Boutros Touma Issa, Deacon Theodore Issa, 2016 Spirituality and Sustenance in Suffering, St. Georges Cathedral, St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 21st December 2016.
  • Issa, T. 2014. "Ethical Mindsets: A Comparative Study." In GLOGIFT 14' & the 7th ICCB Symposium is being organised by GIFT society, IIT Delhi, India and Curtin Business School, Curtin University Australia, Oct 14, 2014, Singapore: GLOGIFT & ICCB.
  • Issa, T. 2014. "“Syria, who are her indigenous people and how are they faring?”." In Seminar presented in the JCIPP Curtin Corner seminar series, Jun 24, 2014, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia - Australia
  • Issa, T., T. Issa, and V. Chang. 2013. "Sustainability and Green IT Education: Practice for Incorporating in the Australian Higher Education Curriculum." In The Ninth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Jan 23, 2013, Japan
  • Pick, D., T. Issa, and S. Teo. 2013. "The management of restricted drugs in the Western Australian public health service." In 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, Sep 10, 2013, Liverpool, UK: British Academy of Management.
  • Issa, T., L. Geneste, D. Pick, and P. Weber. 2012. "Would an Understanding of Entrepreneur's Ethical Mindset Lead to a Theorization of 'Entrepreneurship Ethics'?: A Research Idea." In The 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM): Managing for Volatility and Instability, Dec 5, 2012, Perth, Western Australia: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
  • Pick, D., T. Issa, V. Hughes, A. Sawyer, and S. Teo. 2012. "A Typology of Corruption Resistance for Public Sector Organizations." In The 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM): Managing for Volatility and Instability, Dec 5, 2012, Perth, Western Australia: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
  • Issa, T. 2012. "A discussion on 'ethics' to technology students - where to start? “.” In Seminar presented in the Organizational Sustainable Development Strategies and Green IT seminar series seminar series, Aug 18, 2012, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2012. "Christianity and ethics: a Syriac (Aramaic) Orthodox perspective. “.” In Seminar presented in the Weekly Youth Spiritual Meetings seminar series, St. Mary and Archangel Coptic Orthodox Church, Aug 3, 2012, Perth, Western Australia
  • Issa, T. 2012. "Ethical leadership: What is it? Do we know or the jury is still out. “.” In Seminar presented in the Leadership seminar series seminar series, Mar 6, 2012, Bentley, Western Australia
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Sustainable development and business strategies: An international higher education experience." In The 12th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development, Jul 21, 2011, Singapore: Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED).
  • Issa, T., T. Issa, and V. Chang. 2011. "Green IT and sustainable development strategies: An Australian experience." In The 12th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development, Jul 21, 2011, Singapore: Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED).
  • Issa, T., and D. Pick. 2011. "Ethical climate of public sector organizations in Australia." In The 12th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development, Jul 21, 2011, Singapore: Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED).
  • Issa, T., T. Issa, and V. Chang. 2011. "Green IT and sustainable development strategies: An Australian experience." In The 12th international conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development, Jul 21, 2011, Singapore: CB Online.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Love according to St. Paul is it compatible with the contemporary world. “.” In Seminar presented in The St. Mary's and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Church youth weekly meetings seminar series, Dec 2, 2011, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Technology, values, sustainability, and ethics: as the future IT professional, why do I need to care? In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar - organisational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series seminar series, Aug 6, 2011, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Ethical vs spiritual leadership - are they different or part of one type! What about legacy leadership then? “.” In Seminar presented in the Management leadership seminar series seminar series, Jul 30, 2011, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Needing guidance: try 'The Holy Bible' contrasting KJV and Peshitta: deriving from the Peshitta (Aramaic) text a sample 'Psalm 1 and Proverb 3’. “.” In Seminar presented in the Syrian Orthodox Church weekly youth spiritual meetings seminar series, May 27, 2011, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Sustainable business development strategies: an Australian/European perspective. “.” In Seminar presented in the JCIPP Curtin Corner seminar series, May 20, 2011, Bentley, Western Australia
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Moral leadership and the ethical mindset - any association or linkage? “.” In Seminar presented in the Managerial leadership seminar series, Mar 15, 2011, Perth, Australia,
  • Pick, D., T. Issa, and C. Dickie. 2010. "Putting (practical) wisdom into the business curriculum." In 'Where is the wisdom we have in knowledge?' Exploring meaning, identities, and transformation in higher education, Dec 14, 2010, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales: Society for Research into Higher Education.
  • Issa, T., V. Chang, and T. Issa. 2010. "The impact of Cloud Computing and organizational sustainability." In Cloud Computing & virtualization 2010, May 17, 2010, Singapore: CCV& GSTF.
  • Sticklen, D., and T. Issa. 2010. "The rationales behind free and proprietary software selection in organisations." In IADIS international conference on internet technologies and society 2010, Nov 29, 2010, Perth, Australia: IADIS Press.
  • Issa, T., and D. Pick. 2010. "Teaching business ethics to postgraduates does it make a difference? An Australian viewpoint." In IADIS international conference on international higher education 2010, Nov 29, 2010, Perth, Western Australia: IADIS Press.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Environmental ethics: business sustainable development." In The Curtin corner seminar series, John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University, Apr 23, 2010, Perth, Western Australia
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Ethical mindsets -- would they hold the key?". In Seminar presented in the Environmental issues in business seminar series, Nov 1, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T., and T. Issa. 2010. "The seven tiers of smart green growth based on Xerox 2009 and Estes 2010. “. In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Sep 4, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Green IT -- saving money while saving energy -- based on Shah and McAninch 2010. In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Sep 4, 2010, Perth, Australia, September 4, 2010.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Ten key elements of a green IT strategy -- Gartner 2007. “.” In Seminar presented in The information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Sep 4, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T., and T. Issa. 2010. "Sustainability and green IT." In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Sep 3, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Dynamic capabilities and strategic management -- organizing for innovation and growth based on Teece 2009. In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Sep 3, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Ethics, sustainability, and stewardship. In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Aug 7, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Risk society” -- based on Ulrich Beck's work. In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Aug 7, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Corporate governance and ethics strategic thinking -- impact on strategy that needs to be applied to green IT. In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Aug 7, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Strategy, leadership, and values 'individual and organization’.” In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Aug 7, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T., and T. Issa. 2010. "The changing landscape -- an overview.” In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Aug 6, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T., and T. Issa. 2010. "Technology evolution -- some images and statistics.” In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Aug 6, 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Issa, T., and T. Issa. 2010. "Green IT -- an introduction.” In Seminar presented in The information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Aug 6, 2010, Perth, Australia,
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Strategy models.” In Seminar presented in the information technology seminar -- Organizational sustainable development strategies and green IT seminar series, Perth, Australia, August 6, 2010., Aug 6, 2010
  • Issa, T., and D. Pick. 2009. "Ethical mindsets, spirituality and aesthetics in an Australian business context." In 11th International Conference of the Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED): Striving for Competitive Advantage & Sustainability: New Challenge of Globalization, May 27, 2009, Bratislava, Slovak Republic: Montclair State University and Comenius University in Bratislava. (I won the best presentation for my stream – also the best paper in the whole conference).
  • Issa, T. 2009. "Leadership and spirituality: spiritual leadership.” In The managerial leadership seminar series, Apr 21, 2009, Perth - Western Australia
  • Issa, T. 2009. "Spirituality and aesthetics as components of ethical mindsets: Australian empirical evidence.” In The Curtin corner-The John Curtin Institute for public policy seminar series, Apr 24, 2009, Perth, Western Australia
  • Issa, T. 2009. "Crucified by the media: who? 'Jesus' - an analytical approach using theories relating to ethics and Matthew 25 - part i and part ii. “.” In Seminar presented in the St. Mary's and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Church youth weekly meetings seminar series, Sep 4, 2009, Perth, Western Australia
  • Issa, T. 2009. "My PhD experience: how focus groups helped me triangulate my research results.” In Seminar presented in the Qualitative research forum seminar series, Nov 4, 2009, Bentley - Western Australia
  • Issa, T. 2008. "Technology - a friend or foe is God present in the medical technology - a look at ethics and technology - Christian ethics and biotechnology.” In The annual youth camp: technology, friend or foe seminar series, Jan 10, 2008, Perth, Western Australia,
  • Issa, T. 2008. "Ethical mindsets: derived from PhD research on ethical mindsets, spirituality, and aesthetics in Australian services sector.” In the University of Western Australia symbiotic A Friday seminar series, Nov 21, 2008, Perth, Western Australia
  • Issa, T., and D. Pick. 2007. "An exploratory study of aesthetic judgment, spirituality and ethical mind-sets." In 21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Dec 4, 2007, Sydney, Australia: Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd.
  • Issa, T. 2007. "Ethical mind-sets, spirituality, and aesthetic judgement: pilot study's process and some outcomes.” In the Doctoral colloquium - Curtin Business School - Curtin University of Technology, Aug 30, 2007, Bentley, Western Australia
  • Issa, T., and S. Kiffin-Peterson. 2004. "The influence of individual differences, values, spirituality on ethical decision-making in a business context." In Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management conference, Dec 8, 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand: School of Business, University of Otago.

Creative Work by Theodora Issa:

 

  • Issa, T. 2023. “Historic Apostolic Visit to Bartleh, Nineveh Plains, in May 2022 - One year on. Sharing this on the 9th anniversary of H.H. enthronement.” – LinkedIn and on the Bartleh Culture Website.
  • Issa, T. 2023. "Business Ethics and a Moral Compass for our times." Melbourne - Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics. (Summer 2022/2023 edition)
  • Issa, T. 2022. "Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch representation at the WCC The WCC 11th Assembly (Aug/Sep2022 – Germany)." Perth - Western Australia:
  • Issa, T. 2022. "A Brief History of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch (SOCA) representation at the WCC – a Brief view of the 10 Assemblies (1948-2013), also the SOCA representation in the WCC 11th Assembly (Aug/Sep2022 – Germany)." Perth - Western Australia:
  • Issa, T. 2021. "Our Precious Elderly: A serious discussion." Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2021. "The Universal Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch marks 1500 Jubilee Year of Mor Jacob de Serugh (St. Jacob of Serugh)." Blog - Switzerland: World Council of Churches, Switzerland.
  • Issa, T. 2021. "The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch: History in the making: The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch is marking its 1,500 Jubilee Year of Mor Jacob de Serugh (521+) (St Jacob of Serugh)." Blog - Switzerland: World Council of Churches, Switzerland.
  • Issa, T. 2020. "With Freedom comes responsibility." Melbourne - Australia: Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2020. "Mission and Ecumenism and The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and all the East (SOCAE)." Austria: Pro Oriente, Austria.
  • Issa, T. 2020. "Summary of a longer article Mission and Ecumenism in The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and all the East (SOCAE)."
  • Issa, T. 2020. "Vielfach verfolgt, aber hochlebendig - Mission und Ökumene in der syrisch-orthodoxen Kirche." Austria: Pro Oriente.
  • Issa, T. 2019. "Are we really [re] paying this personal debt?" Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2018. "Ethical Mindsets and Spirituality: An Update." Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2017. "What is happening to us human beings? Where are we heading to?" Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2016. "A Personal Observation at Western Australian Hospitals." Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2015. "Towards the Theorization of ‘Ethical Mindsets." Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2015. "A Century On: Would the presence and nurturing of 'Ethical Mindsets”. Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T., and B. Issa. 2014 ‘THE 1915 SYRIAC GENOCIDE ‘SAYFO/SEPA/SWORD’ ܣܝܦܐ AND THE ONGOING SAYFO/SEPA/SWORD’ ܣܝܦܐ’ –." Geneva
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Ethical Mindsets: A Comparative Study." Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “The Fundamental Concepts of the Australian Society’." Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2012. "‘An examination of ethical mindsets? role in enhancing the ethical climate in Australian organizations leading to a more sustainable business. An idea for a project.” Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T. 2012. “What’s happening around us? Can Higher Education help? How?” Australia: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
  • Issa, T., and D. Pick. 2011 "Ethical mindsets and ethical climates: research work in progress."
  • 2011 - Issa, Theodora, and D. Pick. 2011. "Defining and analysing ethical mindsets." Academy of Management Newsletter February: 14-15.

Submissions to International Body by Theodora Issa:

  • October 2014 - V. Rev. Fr. Boutros Touma Issa, and Theodora Issa ‘THE 1915 SYRIAC GENOCIDE ‘SAYFO/SEPA/SWORD’ ܣܝܦܐ AND THE ONGOING SAYFO/SEPA/SWORD’ ܣܝܦܐ’ – A Submission on behalf of the Syriac Orthodox Church to the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland.

Presentations by Theodora Issa in France as she was there a Visiting Professor:

  • Issa, T. 2014. “Reflective Accounts”. In a presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Sustainable Development – UN and Case Studies”. In a presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Ethical Theories and Perspectives”. In a presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Audacious Ideas for solving the world’s problems derived from Harvard Business Review”. In a presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. "Business and Ethics - Sustainable Development." In as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies: A Combination”. In a presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Jacobites and Strategy as Narrative – HBR”. a presentation as a part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. "LOVE and Business: Any application”. In a presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Dynamic Capabilities – TEECE”. In A presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Ten considerations to distance yourself from failure”. In A presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Sustainable Development based on Garvare and Isaksson”. In A presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Report Writing”. In A presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Lisa Newton and the Seventh Generation” In A presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Sustainability Mindset: Zimmerman and Bell” In A presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2014. “Risk Society”." In A presentation as part of the course ‘Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies’– a course to the international students at NEOMA Business School, Nov 24, 2014, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “The new seven wonders of the world, or are they?” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. "Sustainable Development: Extending the Scope of Business Excellence Models derived from Garvare and Isaksson, 2001.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France, November 25-29, 201.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Excerpts from a Culture lecture by Theodora Issa to International Management Students at Curtin University.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Lisa Newton – The Seventh Generation and Ethical Perspectives.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, 2012 Derived from John Wood’s proposal.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “The Management Century – Based on Harvard Business Review Article – be aware of the bias!” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Competitive Advantage: Can we have it with sustainable development - Sustainable Development as a competitive advantage – an OVERVIEW.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Strategy Tools – A latest creative idea! By Jacobites.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France, November 25-29, 2013.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Ten considerations to distance yourself from failure! Based on Ethics Resource Centre sources.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Teece, 2009 – Strategizing for Capabilities – Not fixed by Dynamic Capabilities.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “LOVE – Does it apply to business and global business.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Sustainable development and Business Strategies’ Assessments.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Structuring and writing a professional report: Deriving from CBS Skills and Communications Centre’s G Baird.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “What is sustainability in this context and Making the Business Case for Sustainability – Epstein and Roy, 2003.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2013. “Risk Society and Reflexive Modernization: Influence on Sustainable Business Development.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, NEOMA Business School, Nov 25, 2013, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. "Sustainable Development and Ethical Strategies – Some Recent Events.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. "Audacious Ideas for solving the worlds’ problems – Based on HBR.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. “Stewardship – do we need to think sustainably?” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. “A discussion on ‘Ethics’ to allow for its inclusion into sustainable development strategies.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. “Reflective Accounts (in other words Journals): A simple guide for SDES students.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. "Reflexive Modernization and Risk Society based on Beck.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. “Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, 2012” Derived from John Wood’s proposal. In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. “Teece, 2009 – Strategizing for capabilities – not fixed but dynamic capabilities.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. “Strategy Tools – A latest creative idea to consider when thinking of SDES!” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 22, 2012, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. “Ten considerations to distance yourself from failure! In SDES context.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2012. "Competitive Advantage! Can we have it with Sustainable Development?" In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 19, 2012, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Business self-assessment: a strategic tool for building process solutions and achieving integrated management - deriving from Gadd, 1995.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Sustainable development: extending the scope of business excellence models - deriving from Garvare and Isaksson, 2009.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Sustainable development as a competitive advantage.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "R10+20 United Nations conference on sustainable development, 2012.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series seminar series, Nov 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "With the challenges we face - we need a mindset shift!” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series seminar series, Nov 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Ethics? What are you talking about! Are you serious?” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development ethical strategies seminar series, Nov 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "So... What is the solution? An example from the IT industry”. In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 18, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Sustainable development and business success.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 18, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Thinking sustainably - does it need ethics?” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 17, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Strategic thinking and ethics - what a match? Business processes and global market collapse.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 16, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Strategy tools for shifting landscape.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 16, 2011, Reims, France, February 16, 2011.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Strategic thinking - corporate governance - a relationship?” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 16, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Strategy? But how - introducing tools and frameworks.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 16, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Making the case for sustainable business” - Epstein and Roy. In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 15, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Is our society risky - what a question?” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 15, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Reflexive modernization - influence on sustainable business development.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 15, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Strategy and society - why the change of heart?” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 15, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Love, does it apply to business and global business.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Current status - where are we heading? What is needed?” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Australia - figures and numbers - what sort of data would be important to make a decision to expand globally.” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2011. "Values? Would they make a difference when it comes to strategy?” In Seminar presented in the Sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Feb 14, 2011, Reims, France.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Sustainable development and business success through proper strategy.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Mar 2, 2010, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Strategy tools (aiming for the 7th generation). In Seminar presented in the sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Mar 2, 2010, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Dynamic strategies and strategic management - organizing for innovation and growth.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Mar 2, 2010, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Strategy.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Mar 2, 2010, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Ethics and sustainability.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "World risk society, terrorist threat, reflexive modernization.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Mar 2, 2010, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Setting up the scene: growth, strategy, values, and value systems.” In Seminar presented in the sustainable development business strategies seminar series, Mar 2, 2010, Reims – France.
  • Issa, T. 2010. "Leadership: growth, ethics, stewardship, spiritual, altruistic love, trust, and forgiveness.” In Seminar presented in the leadership seminar series seminar series, Mar 2, 2010, Reims – France.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Management , Doctor of Philosophy, Ethical Mindsets, Spirituality and Aesthetics in the Australian Services Sector , Curtin University

20052009

Award Date: 13 Dec 2009

Research, Management, Master of Management Research , “Individuals and Ethical Decision-Making in a Business Context: The Influence of Selected Individual Differences, Values and Spirituality,” and ‘Literature Review: Individual Values, and Ethical Decision-Making in a Business Context’ , The University of Western Australia

20032004

Award Date: 30 Sept 2004

Commerce (Electronic Commerce), Master of Electronic Commerce, A Non-Thesis Master Degree, Murdoch University

20022003

Award Date: 23 Jan 2003

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, A Non-Thesis Master , The University of Western Australia

19971998

Award Date: 30 Sept 1998

External positions

Associate Editor - Journal of Business Ethics Environment and Responsibility (Used to be called Journal of Business Ethics: A European Review) until 2021, Wiley Publishing company

2015 → …

Member of the Central Committee, Geneva, Switzerland, World Council of Churches, Geneva

2013 → …

Visiting Professor , NEOMA Business School

20102014

Industry keywords

  • Education
  • Not for Profit

Research expertise keywords

  • Business ethics
  • Sustainability and corporate responsibility
  • Sustainable Development
  • Aesthetics
  • Spirituality and health
  • Ethical Mindsets
  • Business/Ethical Strategies
  • Reflection
  • Teaching and learning in higher education
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • E-Learning
  • Cloud computing

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