Professor Adela McMurray

Dean (Research)

College of Business, Government and Law

place Bedford Park

Adela McMurray

BSocSc, DipTeach, GradCertTeach, MA, PhD

Adela is Professor of Management/HRM and Innovation at Flinders University Australia. She is Honorary Professor at RMIT University Australia and Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University Australia. She serves as guest editor on the Journal of Applied Energy, the Journal of Cleaner Production and she is associate editor of the Journal of Management History. Professor McMurray has extensive experience researching in public and private sectors and has published over 300 publications. Her research is Internationally recognized, and she is the recipient of four Australian Research Council grants, two industry Collaborative Research Centre grants and various other International grants totaling over AUD$5million. Adela has won numerous international teaching, leadership, HDR supervision and best paper awards. She chaired the USA Academy of Management’s International Theme Committee and is a member of various journal Editorial Advisory Boards. Adela’s research expertise addresses: Innovation, Culture, Sustainability, Commitment, Entrepreneurship and Leadership including Organizational Change and Development in public and private sectors.


PhD in Management and Organisational Behaviour (2000) - Southern Cross University. Theisis Title: A Multivariate Study of Work Commitment and its Relationships within Australian Manufacturing Settings.

Master of Arts, Communication - Organisational Communication, with Distinction (1994) - Charles Sturt University. Dissertation Title: The Relationship between Organisational Culture and Climate with Reference to a New University.

Graduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2004) - Swinburne University of Technology.

Bachelor of Social Science - Majors Social Research Methods and Sociology (1991) - Deakin University

Diploma of Teaching (1992) - The University of New England.

Teaching interests

Innovation, Culture, Sustainability, Commitment, Entrepreneurship and Leadership including Organizational Change and Development in public and private sectors.

Topic coordinator
BUSN9248 Managing People
BUSN9262 Advanced Recruitment and Selection
Higher degree by research supervision
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