Position

Academic Status
Flinders Business School

Biography

Pi-Shen Seet joined Flinders Business School in 2010. He teaches in the MBA and Bachelor of Business (BBus) programs and also supervises research students in the PhD and Masters of Business Research programs. He has also held various administrative positions (e.g. Management Discipline Leader, BBus Program Director, Research Higher Degrees and Honours coordinator).

Before, he was Senior Lecturer at University of Adelaide's Business School and taught MBA/MCommerce courses on Entrepreneurship, Organisation Behaviour and Leadershipwhere he was awarded The Scott Henderson Award for Excellence in Learning & Teaching.

A PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics) graduate from Oxford University, he completed his PhD at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge where he taught on undergraduates and postgraduate courses. He is visiting scholar at the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and is part of Adelaide University based Family Business Education and Research Group.

With more than 13 years as an Army officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, he was lead Project Officer in the NTU Business Process Review and consulted on UK HEIF projects and is still active in his family's business.

Qualifications

MA (Oxon), MDefSt(Canberra), MBA (SQld), PhD (Cantab), GradCertEd HigherEd (Adel)

Honours, awards and grants

Prizes

  • 2014 Flinders University Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Teaching and Learning Excellence Award
  • 2013 Flinders University Faculty of SaBs Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

  • 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings - Jones, Zalan, Seet, "Exploring Organisational Form Divergence among Professional Service Firms in the Healthcare Sector" [Runner-Up Best Paper, Healthcare Management Division]
  • 2012 Best Paper, International Conference on Management, Hospitality & Tourism, and Accounting, Jakarta, Indonesia - Ahmad, Nasurdin, Halim, Seet "Silver Entrepreneurship Agenda in Malaysia: A Proposed Model for Productive Aging."
  • 2011 South Australian Auditor General's Prize for Research and Publishing.
  • 2010-2011 AVCAL Private Equity Research Prize - Seet, Graves "Exploring Opportunities for Private Equity Investment in Family Enterprises"
  • 2010 IFERA Annual Conference Best Research Paper Award - Graves, Seet "Attitudes towards Private Equity amongst SMEs: Does Family matter?"
  • 2008/09 Scott Henderson Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Business School, Adelaide University.
  • 2007 Best Paper Award for Scholarship and Rigour, 7th International Entrepreneurship Forum, Fudan University, Shanghai- "Dilemma-Reconciliation as an Entrepreneurial Dynamic Capability - A Study Of Singapore's Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurs"
  • 2003 Team Leader of winning team, A.T. Kearney / Judge Business School's Business Plan Competition
  • 2003 Merit Award -"Manoeuvre Warfare: Lessons from the Boardroom for the Battlefield", SAF Chief of Defence Force (CDF) Paper Competition
  • 2002 Best Paper -"Transformational Change - Strategies for the Singapore Army", SAF Chief of Army Paper Competition
  • 2002 Merit Award - "A Culture for Transformational Change - Strategies for the SAF", SAF CDF Paper Competition
  • 2001 Best Paper - "The Revolution in Military Affairs for the Singapore Armed Forces" , SAF CDF Paper Competition
  • 2000 Best Paper - "The Manoeuvrist Approach for the Singapore Armed Forces." , SAF CDF Paper Competition

Key responsibilities

  • 2010 - now Associate Professor, Flinders Business School
  • 2014 - 2015 Program Director, Bachelor of Business degrees
  • 2014 Discipline Leader (Management, Human Resources & Entrepreneurship)
  • 2013-2014 Coordinator, Research Higher Degrees (2013-2014)
  • 2010-2012 Coordinator, Honours and Graduate Diploma/ Certificate in Research (Business) degrees
  • 2014 - 2015 Co-Chair, Flinders Business School - Industry Advisory Committee; BBus 5-yearly review working group, BBus(HRM) accreditation working group
  • Topic coordinator for Bachelor of Business undergraduate topics (Management People & Organisations, Organisational Behaviour, Reward and Performance Management, eBusiness, Industry Project, International Project); Bachelor of Business / Commerce honours topics (Business Research Methods, Special Honours Topics, Business Research: Theoretical Foundations, Critical Readings in Business, Honours Thesis); Postgraduate and MBA topics (International Human Resource Management, Business Research Methods, Industry Project, International Project)
  • Topic coordinator on the Flinders MBA Program for Strategic Decision Making, eBusiness, International HRM, Industry Projects, International Projects
  • Member, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Research Higher Degree Committee; Flinders Business School Education Committee; Flinders Business School Research Committee; Flinders Business School MBA Committee; Flinders Business School student attrition management committee; Faculty Honours Working Group
  • Member, Managing in the Professions Accelerator Research Group, Flinders Business School

Teaching interests

Pi-Shen teaches on management courses on the MBA and Bachelor of Business programs at the Flinders Business School.  He is a member of the School Education Committee.  He has also coordinated the Business Research Methods topic and other research-related topics. He has a passion for experiential learning and integrating teaching, research and practice.  In 2013, he awarded the Flinders University Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning – “For leadership and innovation in experiential learning experiences with Work-Integrated Learning using collaborative projects with industry.”  While at Adelaide University, he also taught MBA courses in Entrepreneurship, Managing Contemporary Organisations, Fundamentals of Leadership and the Master of Commerce course, Strategic Compensation Management.  He was awarded The Scott Henderson Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching by the Business School, University of Adelaide.  More recently, he was nominated by the Faculty of the Professions for the inaugural 2009 University of Adelaide Excellence in Education Awards.

Topic Coordinator:

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Applied business research
  • Applied ethics
  • Business and management
  • Health services research
  • Migrants and refugees
  • Other commerce, management, tourism and services
  • Other education
  • Policy and administration

Research interests

His current research and consulting interests include exploring how entrepreneurs/ managers overcome leadership, cultural, institutional, and commercial dilemmas as they seek to grow their new ventures or transform their existing organisations. He has won awards for his publications on the interface between technology, military policy and commercial strategy and technology, interest areas that he picked up while attending the Australian Army Command and Staff College.

He has supervised 6 PhD and 4 honours students to submission/completion in various areas of management with recent ones publishing in major international journals. He is currently supervising 4 PhD, 1 Masters by Research and 1 honours students who are conducting research into returnee professionals, corporate environmental reporting, board decision making, business education, working across cultures and organisational change (see further information section).

He, together with Dr Chris Graves from Adelaide University, secured funding from CPA Australia as part of its competitive Small Business Research Grant scheme. The grant, of which, he was chief investigator, saw research into understanding the barriers to and opportunities for access to private equity for small-to-medium sized family-owned enterprises. In the lead up to the full publication of the report, through advice by the CPA, their report was also accepted by the Commonwealth Government's Senate Economics Committee's Inquiry into Access of Small Business to Finance in 2010 with a follow-on submission to the Joint Parliamentary inquiry into family businesses in Australia in 2012. The original full report is available on the CPA Australia website. A shorter article has been published in the regular CPA Australia "In The Black" publication and also reported in the Flinders Journal. The research has been awarded prizes by AVCAL and the International Family Enterprise Research Academy.

Supervisory interests

  • Academic leadership and management
  • Business studies
  • Corporate innovation
  • Creative cultures
  • Cross-cultural differences in business ethics
  • Educational and organisational innovation
  • Entrepeneural competency
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and enterprise
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Innovative teaching
  • International business
  • International business environment, Asian region
  • Professional learning, innovative school
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Talent management

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Business and Management (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Business and Management (4) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Business and Management (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Business and Management (5) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Nga Ho
    Flinders University 3 Mintute Thesis Competition - Runner Up - September 2012
  • Kathy Rao
    Flinders University 3 Mintute Thesis Competition - Finalist - August 2013

Publications

  • Seet, P.S., Graves, C.R. and Tan, W.L. (2016). Inter-generational Transitions of Family Businesses using Private Equity – Lessons for China and Australia from Chinese Family-Owned Enterprises in Singapore. In Andressen, Curtis, ed. China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 110-135.
  • Xia, Z., Lindsay, N., Seet, P.S. and Goodman, S. (2016). The Faster Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The influence of cultural norms, customs and traditions on venture capital in China. In Andressen, Curtis, ed. China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 93-109.
  • Situ, H., Tilt, C.A. and Seet, P.S. (2016). Changing Economies for a More Sustainable Future: The influence of stakeholders and environmental reporting developments in transforming Chinese corporate practices. In Andressen, Curtis, ed. China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 174-196.
  • Corral de Zubielqui, G., O'Connor, A. and Seet, P.S. (2015). Intellectual capital system perspective: A case study of government intervention in digital media industries. In Goran Roos and Allan O'Connor, ed. Integrating Innovation: South Australian Entrepreneurship Systems and Strategies. Adelaide, South Australia: The University of Adelaide Press, pp. 277-302.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. and Graves, C. (2013). Inter-generational transitions of Small-to-Medium-Sized Family-owned -Enterprises (SMFEs) using Private Equity - What China can learn from the Australian experience. In Curtis Andressen and Shu Ping, ed. The Political Economy of Sino-Australia Trade. Adelaide: Flinders University Press, pp. 87-112.
  • Seet, P.S. and ahmad, N. (2009). Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies Through Dilemma Reconciliation. In Christine R. Velde, ed. International perspectives on competence in the workplace Implications for research policy and practice. Germany: Springer, pp. 139-157.
    [10.1007/978-1-4020-8754-7_8] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. and Graves, C. (2010). Understanding the Barriers to and Opportunities for Access to Private Equity for Small to Medium sized Family ownded Enterprises (SMFEs) Melbourne, Australia: CPA Australia.
  • Jones, J.T., Zalan, T. and Seet, P.S. (2012). Exploring Organisational Form Divergence among Professional Service Firms in the Healthcare Sector. In Academy of Management Proceedings: 2012 (Meeting Abstract Supplement) Boston, USA: Academy of Management. Academy of Management Meeting Proceedings.
    [10.5465/AMBPP.2012.254]
  • Xia, Z., Lindsay, N., Seet, P.S. and Goodman, S. (2010). Do Cultural Norms, Customs, and Traditions Matter? An Exploratory Study of Venture Capitalist Decision Preferences in China, In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research volume 30. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) (9-10 June 2010)
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. (2010). Inter-generational transitions of Small-to-Medium-Sized Family-owned-Enterprises (SMFEs) using Private Equity - What China can learn from the Australian experience. In Nankai-Flinders Conference. Nankai-Flinders Conference 2010.
  • Koh, H., Hubbard, G., Seet, P.S. and Tan, J. (2008). Achieving high growth and high performance simultaneously: The strategic implementation roles of adaptive culture and proactive capabilities. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2008. Academy of Management. Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2008. Anaheim, CA, USA. Aug 2008.
  • Xia, Z., Seet, P.S. and Goodman, S. (2008). Best-worst scaling: What it can do for research into venture capital decision-making. In SMU EDGE Conference. Singapore: Singapore Management University. SMU EDGE Conference. Singapore Management University, Singapore. Jul 2008.
  • Seet, P.S. and Kangaslahti, V. (2008). Reconciling the purpose versus serendipity paradox in entrepreneurship. In Proceedings of UIC Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. UIC Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Stockholm, Sweden. Jun 2008.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. and Cole, T. (2008). Aggression, violent sport media, crowding and alcohol: A case of bad CSR. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2008. Academy of Management. Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2008. Anaheim, California. Aug 2008.
  • Seet, P.S. (2008). Working in culturally diverse groups: How to enhance the learning experience of MBA students. In Proceeding of the International Conference on Educational Leadership in Cultural Diversity and Globalisation. Prince of Songkla University. International Conference on Educational Leadership in Cultural Diversity and Globalisation. Phuket, Thailand. Apr 2008.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. (2007). Dilemma-reconciliation as an entrepreneurial dynamic capability - a study of Singapore's knowledge-based entrepreneurs. In Proceedings of the International Entrepreneurship Forum 7th International Conference. IEF International Conference. Shanghai, China.
  • Seet, L.C., Seet, P.S. and Hampden-Turner, C. (2006). Conceptualising the entrepreneurial process in Confucian societies - A paradoxical perspective. In Proceedings of the China Symposium for Entrepreneurship Research and Education. China Symposium for Entrepreneurship Research and Education. Tianjin PR China. Apr 2006.
  • Seet, P.S. and Seet, L.C. (2006). Making Singapore University graduates more entrepreneurial: Has entrepreneurship education helped? In ICSB World Conference 2006. International Council for Small Business World Conference. Melbourne. Jun 2006.
  • Seet, P.S. and Hampden-Turner, C. (2005). Technocrats and Technopreneurs - Power paradoxes in Singapore's national Innovation System. In Proceedings of the 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference. International Critical Management Studies Conference. Cambridge, UK. Jul 2005.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. and graves, C. (2010). Keeping it in the family. In the Black, 8 pp. 56-56.
  • Seet, P.S. (2008). The Creativity Paradox. Monash Business Review, 4(1) pp. 25-26.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. (2010). Submission to the Commonwealth Government's Senate Economics Committee's Inquiry into Access of Small Business to Finance.
  • Seet, P.S., Jones, J.T. and Oppelaar, L. (2015). 'Know-what' 'Know-how' and 'Know-who' – Exploring Entrepeneurial Learning in an Entrepeneurship Education Program. In Per Davidsson, ed. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2015 3-6 February 2015 Adelaide, South Australia Conference Proceedings. Adelaide, South Australia: Queensland University of Technology. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2015. Adelaide, South Australia. Feb 2015, pp. 823-840.
  • Situ, H., Tilt, C. and Seet, P.S. (2015). Corporate Environmental Reporting (CER) in China: A Stakeholder Perspective. In John Dumay and James Hazelton, ed. Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting Research Conference – ACSEAR 2015. Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited. 14th Australasian Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting Research Conference – ACSEAR 2015. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Dec 2015, pp. 165-173.
  • Situ, H., Tilt, C., Seet, P.S. and Smith, M. (2013). Understanding the Chinese Government's Influence on Corporate Environmental Reporting Among Chinese Firms. In K Kokubu, N Sawabe & M Sakaue, ed. The 7th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference Proceedings. Kobe, Japan: University of Kobe. 7th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. Kobe, Japan. Jul 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. (2012). Enhancing Competitive Advantage and Business Growth among Malaysian Women Entrepreneurs: The Role of Entrepreneurial Competencies. In 2012 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research and DIANA Conference. Brisbane, QLD: Queensland University of Technology. The Joint ACERE-DIANA International Entrepreneurship Conference. Fremantle, WA. Feb 2012.
  • Graves, C. and Seet, P.S. (2010). Attitudes towards Private Equity amongst SMEs: Does Family Matter? In IFERA World Family Business Research Conference. Lancaster, UK: Lancaster University Management School. 10th Annual IFERA World Family Business Research Conference. Lancaster, UK. Jul 2010.
  • Xia, Z., Seet, P.S., Goodman, S. and Lindsay, N. (2010). Venture capitalists' decision preferences in China: A best-worst choice modelling approach. In Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneuship Research 2010. Sunshine Coast, QLD: University of the Sunshine Coast. 7th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Sunshine Coast, QLD. Feb 2010.
    [Web Link]
  • Zia, Z., Lindsay, N. and Seet, P.S. (2010). Effectual logic in early-stage venture capital decision-making. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM) Adelaide, SA: ANZAM. ANZAM 2010. Adelaide, SA. Dec 2010.
  • Graves, C. and Seet, P.S. (2009). The use of private equity amongst family-controlled enterprises: Theoretical possibility vs. practical reality? In LM Gillin, ed. Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2009. Melbourne, VIC: Swinburne University of Technology. 6th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Adelaide, SA. Feb 2009, pp. 151-162.
    [Web Link]
  • Koh, H., Hubbard, G., Seet, P.S. and Tan, J. (2009). External intelligence capability as a dynamic capability for achieving superior organizational performance. In Proceedings of the 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009. Victoria: Monash University. A23rd ANZAM Conference 2009 'Sustainability Management and Marketing' Melbourne. Dec 2009, pp. 1-22.
  • Seet, P.S., Graves, C. and Tan, W.L. (2009). Engaging with Private Equity - a Multiple Case Study of Chinese Small-to-Medium-Sized Family-owned Enterprises (SMFEs) in Singapore. In P Poutziouris, ed. Global Perspectives on Family Business Developments: Theory - Practice - Policy. Madrid, Spain: IFERA. 9 th IFERA World Family Business Research Conference. Limassol, Cyprus. Jun 2009.
  • Seet, P.S., Graves, C., Hadji, M., Schnackenberg, A. and Gustafson, P. (2008). Understanding the barriers to and opportunities for access to private equity among small-to-medium-sized family-owned enterprise (SMFE) owners in Australia: An exploratory study. In L. M. Gillin, ed. Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2008: Proceedings of the 5th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Melbourne, VIC: Swinburne Univeristy of Technology. 5th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Melbourne, VIC. Feb 2008, pp. 923-935.
    [Web Link]
  • Ahmad, N. and Seet, P.S. (2008). Exploring Behaviours Associated with Business Failure: A Comparative Study of SME Founder-Owners in Australia and Malaysia. In Proceedings from The 5th Annual AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Melbourne, VIC: Swinburne University of Technology. Fifth Annual International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Melbourne, VIC. Feb 2008, pp. 1073-1081.
    [Web Link]
  • Koh, H., Hubbard, G. and Seet, P.S. (2007). Understanding fast growth and high performance: An examination into the role of culture capabilities and intelligence in strategy implementation. In C Ross, ed. Managing our intellectual and social capital: Proceedings of the 21st ANZAM Conference, 4-7 December 2007, Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney. Canning Bridge, WA: Promaco Conventions. 2007 Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Sydney, NSW. Dec 2007.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S., Graves, C., Schnackenberg, A., Gustafson, P., Hadji, M. and Tan, W.L. (2007). Knowledge and perception gaps between private equity and small-to-medium-sized family-owned enterprises (SMFES) - an exploratory study. In Proceedings of the International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) 7th International Conference. IEF International Conference. Shanghai, China. Aug 2007.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S., Ahmad, N. and Seet, L.C. (2006). Changing entrepreneurial perceptions and developing entrepreneurial competencies through entrepreneurship education: Evidence from Singapore's tertiary education institutions. In ABBSA Conference Proceedings (2006 : Adelaide, Aust.) Adelaide: University of Adelaide. Australasian Business and Behavioural Sciences Association Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2006.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. (2006). Understanding the entrepreneurial process through a paradoxical 'logic' In ABBSA Conference Proceedings. Second Australasian Business and Behavioural Sciences Association International Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2006.
    [Web Link]
  • Hubbard, G. and Seet, P.S. (2006). Where culture meets strategy: towards an integrated theory for fast-growing organisations. In 20th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. ANZAM. The Australian and New Zealand academy of management (ANZAM) conference. Rockhampton, Queensland. Dec 2006.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. (2006). Entrepreneurship and education in Singapore. In 3rd AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. 3rd AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Feb 2006, pp. 705-707.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S., Jones, J.T., Acker, T. and Whittle, M.L. (2015). Shocks among managers of indigenous art centres in remote Australia. Management Decision, 53(4) pp. 763-785.
    [10.1108/MD-06-2014-0386] [Scopus]
  • Corral de Zubielqui, G., Jones, J.T., Seet, P.S. and Lindsey, N. (2015). Knowledge transfer between actors in the innovation system: a study of higher education institutions (HEIS) and SMES. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 30(3-4) pp. 436-458.
    [10.1108/JBIM-07-2013-0152] [Scopus]
  • Ho, N.T.T., Seet, P.S. and Jones, J.T. (2015). Understanding re-expatriation intentions among overseas returnees – an emerging economy perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management,
    [10.1080/09585192.2015.1088884] [Scopus]
  • Tharenou, P. and Seet, P.S. (2014). China's reverse brain drain: Regaining and retaining talent. International Studies of Management and Organization, 44(2) pp. 55-75.
    [10.2753/IMO0020-8825440203] [Scopus]
  • Ahmad, N., Nasurdin, A., Halim, H. and Seet, P.S. (2012). Silver Entrepreneurship Agenda in Malaysia: A Proposed Model for Productive Aging. The Winners: Economics, Business Management, and Information System Journal, 13(1) pp. 1-8.
  • Jones, J., Whitaker, M., Seet, P.S. and Parkin, J. (2012). Talent management in practice in Australia: individualistic or strategic? An exploratory study. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 50(4) pp. 399-420.
    [10.1111/j.1744-7941.2012.00036.x] [Scopus]
  • Seet, P.S. (2010). Conceptualising the entrepreneurial process using Chinese classics: a paradoxical perspective. International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 4(5/6) pp. 541-564.
    [10.1504/IJBSR.2010.035074] [Scopus]
  • Seet, P.S., Graves, C., Hadji, M., Schnackenberg, A. and Gustafson, P. (2010). The effect of finance, knowledge and empathy gaps on the use of private equity amongst family-owned SMEs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 11(1) pp. 85-104.
    [10.1504/IJESB.2010.034434] [Scopus]
  • Burgess, T., Crocombe, L., Kelly, J. and Seet, P.S. (2009). The Effect of Cultural Background on the Academic Adjustment of First Year Dental Students. ergo: The Journal of the Education Research Group of Adelaide, 1(2) pp. 5-14.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. (2009). Power Paradoxes in National Innovation Systems - An Exploratory Study among Singapores Technocrats and Technopreneurs. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 5(4) pp. 260-276.
    [10.1504/IJFIP.2009.026403] [Scopus]
  • Seet, P.S. (2008). Dilemma-Reconciliation as an Entrepreneurial Dynamic Capability - A Study of Singapores Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurs. R & D Management, 20(1) pp. 11-17.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S., Ahmad, N. and Seet, L.C. (2008). Singapore's Female Entrepreneurs - Are They Different? International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 5(3/4) pp. 257-271.
    [10.1504/IJESB.2008.017303] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. (2007). RECONCILING ENTREPRENEURIAL DILEMMAS - A CASE STUDY OF A HUAQIAO ENTREPRENEUR IN CHINA. Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, 3(3) pp. 74-81.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. and Seet, L.C. (2006). Changing Entrepreneurial Perceptions and Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies through Experiential Learning: Evidence from Entrepreneurship Education in Singapore's Tertiary Education Institutions. Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, 2(2) pp. 162-191.
    [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S., Jones, J.T., Acker, T. and Whittle, M.L. (2015). Shocks among managers of indigenous art centres in remote Australia. Management Decision, 53(4) pp. 763-785.
    [10.1108/MD-06-2014-0386] [Scopus]
  • Ho, N.T.T., Seet, P.S. and Jones, J.T. (2015). Understanding re-expatriation intentions among overseas returnees – an emerging economy perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management,
    [10.1080/09585192.2015.1088884] [Scopus]
  • Corral de Zubielqui, G., Jones, J.T., Seet, P.S. and Lindsey, N. (2015). Knowledge transfer between actors in the innovation system: a study of higher education institutions (HEIS) and SMES. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 30(3-4) pp. 436-458.
    [10.1108/JBIM-07-2013-0152] [Scopus]
  • Tharenou, P. and Seet, P.S. (2014). China's reverse brain drain: Regaining and retaining talent. International Studies of Management and Organization, 44(2) pp. 55-75.
    [10.2753/IMO0020-8825440203] [Scopus]
  • Ahmad, N., Nasurdin, A., Halim, H. and Seet, P.S. (2012). Silver Entrepreneurship Agenda in Malaysia: A Proposed Model for Productive Aging. The Winners: Economics, Business Management, and Information System Journal, 13(1) pp. 1-8.
  • Xia, Z., Lindsay, N., Seet, P.S. and Goodman, S. (2016). The Faster Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The influence of cultural norms, customs and traditions on venture capital in China. In Andressen, Curtis, ed. China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 93-109.
  • Situ, H., Tilt, C.A. and Seet, P.S. (2016). Changing Economies for a More Sustainable Future: The influence of stakeholders and environmental reporting developments in transforming Chinese corporate practices. In Andressen, Curtis, ed. China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 174-196.
  • Seet, P.S., Graves, C.R. and Tan, W.L. (2016). Inter-generational Transitions of Family Businesses using Private Equity – Lessons for China and Australia from Chinese Family-Owned Enterprises in Singapore. In Andressen, Curtis, ed. China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 110-135.
  • Corral de Zubielqui, G., O'Connor, A. and Seet, P.S. (2015). Intellectual capital system perspective: A case study of government intervention in digital media industries. In Goran Roos and Allan O'Connor, ed. Integrating Innovation: South Australian Entrepreneurship Systems and Strategies. Adelaide, South Australia: The University of Adelaide Press, pp. 277-302.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Seet, P.S. and ahmad, N. (2009). Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies Through Dilemma Reconciliation. In Christine R. Velde, ed. International perspectives on competence in the workplace Implications for research policy and practice. Germany: Springer, pp. 139-157.
    [10.1007/978-1-4020-8754-7_8] [Scopus] [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Policy and Community Engagement
Pi-Shen has been active in the policy arena. In 2007, he was a member of the South Australian Government's Office of Youth 'A Team' on the Adelaide Thinker in Residence Program. This involved Professor Dennis Jaffee, the 'Thinker in Residence' on family business. He represented Flinders University as one of the partners of the 'Manufacturing 'Thinker in Residence', Professor Goran Roos, in 2011.

Pi-Shen is especially active in helping and consulting start-ups and SMEs with business planning and development. As leader of the winning team in the 2003 A.T. Kearney-Judge Business School business plan competition, he continues to advice potential managers and entrepreneurs on new venture creation strategies. Since 2007, he has been mentoring student teams in the University of Adelaide's Entrepreneurs' Challenge competition, a few of which have reached the semi-finals and finals stages. Pi-Shen has also helped to start up a science education consultancy that focuses on developing science education programs for children as well as creative teaching and life science education courses for professional educators.

In 2010, he was involved in delivering the Copland Program in Adelaide for senior leaders in South Australia organised by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences Professionals Lecture Series event “How Universities Help Firms Innovate and Perform Better in South Australia”.

He is currently member of the Venture Dorm advisory committee and the Flinders University-Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) committee

Professional Associations
Academy of Management (USA); Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM); International Council for Small Business (Australian/ New Zealand Chapter); Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI); Temasek Society (Singapore)

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Asia
  • Business, economics and finance
  • Human resources
  • Professions
  • South-East Asia
  • Strategic planning
  • Work

Interests

  • New venture creation; Corporate Innovation; Social Entrepreneurship; Creative Cultures; Organisation Behaviour; Leadership; Managerial Paradoxes

Contact

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Further information

Selected scholarships and other awards

  • 2011 Chinese Academy of Social Science-Flinders University exchange scholar program
  • 2009 Nominated by the Faculty of the Professions for 2009 University of Adelaide Excellence in Education Awards
  • 2008 Kauffman Foundation - American Marketing Academy (AMA) Scholarship
  • 2006 Qantas Researcher Travel Support Award for Early Career Researchers
Selected Visiting Positions
  • 2012 Visiting scholar, Sino-Foreign Family Business Research Centre, School of Management & Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • 2011 Visiting scholar, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS)
Selected Grants
  • 2013 Australian Cooperative Research Council (CRC) for Remote Economic Participation (Ninti One) - 'Art Economies: Out of Place and Out of their Comfort Zone: Understanding the Challenges of Recruitment, Work and Retention of Workers from outside the non-Indigenous community in Remote Australia'
  • 2012-2013 Malaysian Ministry of Education Exploratory Research Grant Scheme - 'Toward an Integrated Model of Silver Entrepreneurship Success: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Factors and the Ecosystem for Productive Aging'
  • 2011-2012 Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnership - Knowledge Exchange Grant - 'Leveraging on the Adelaide Thinkers-In-Residence (ATIR) Scheme to Enhance Relationships and Alliances between Flinders University, Community, Industry, and Government in the Southern Adelaide Region' (Category 2)
  • 2007-2011 CPA-Australia Small Business Research Grant - 'Understanding the Barriers to and Opportunities for Access to Private Equity: For Small-to-Medium-sized Family-owned Enterprises (SMFEs)' (Category 3)
Keynote Speaker/ Delegation Leader/ Panel Member
  • 2013 In Conversation with series, Australia Alumni Singapore
  • 2012 Public Talk on Exploring Knowledge Transfer Pathways between Universities and Innovative SMEs, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • 2012 International Symposium on Sustainable Management of Family Businesses: Theory, Practice and Policy, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • 2012 Sino-Australia Forum: CASS, Beijing.
  • 2011 Chinese Western Returned Scholars Association's Current Issues Series, 'Entrepreneurial Experience and Social Entrepreneurship', Beijing, China.
  • 2010 Sino-Australian Symposium on Family Businesses, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

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