Professor Deborah Blackman
Head of School

Professor Deborah Blackman

PhD, "The Epistemology of the Learning Organization", Nottingham Trent University, 2002

Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, 2001

Post Graduate Certificate in Research, Nottingham Trent University, 1998

MA Manpower Studies, Polytechnic of Central London, 1985

BSc (Hons) Hotel and Catering Administration, University of Surrey, 1983

UNSW Canberra
School of Business

Professor Deborah Blackman is the Head of School, and a member of the Public Service Research Group, in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra.

My research interests include: Public Sector Policy Implementation, Systems Level Change, Employee Performance Management, Organisational Learning and Organisational Effectiveness. In 2021 I coedited the Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector. I have published internationally in journals including Public Administration Review, Management Learning, Management Decision, Journal of Knowledge Management and the Human Resources Development Quarterly.

I research knowledge transfer in a range of applied, real world contexts. My primary interest is using philosophical and systems explanations to understand why things do not work when theory implies that they should. From those enhanced understandings, new theories and applications can be developed to support the implementation of change or reform.  The common theme of my work is developing effective knowledge acquisition and transfer in order to improve organisational effectiveness. 

 

Phone
+61 2 5114 5688
Location
Building 27, Room 218, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
  • Books | 2021
    Blackman D; Van Meegen D; Johnson S; Buick F, 2021, Organizations and employees: Performance management and capability development - the agenda of the future?
    Books | 2014
    Blackman D, 2014, Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: The International Experience, O'Flynn J; Blackman D; Halligan J, (eds.), 1st, Routledge, Oxford, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415678247/
    Books | 2013
    O'Flynn J; Blackman D; Halligan J, 2013, Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy, O'Flynn J; Blackman D ; Halligan J, (eds.)
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Moon K; Blackman D, 2023, 'Social Science Foundations', in Miller DC; Scales IR; Mascia MB (ed.), Conservation Social Science:Understanding people, conserving biodiversity, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, West Sussex, UK, pp. 21 - 48
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O’Donnell M; Olney S, 2021, 'Conclusion to the Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector', in Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, pp. 308 - 310
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2021, 'Designing performance management to be an ethical tool', in Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S (ed.), Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, pp. 294 - 307, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/unsw/detail.action?docID=6631155
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Blackman D; Olney S; Gardner K, 2021, 'Governance and Systems: Why Public Sector Performance Research Approaches Are Changing', in Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Blackman D; Van Meegen D; Johnson S; Buick F, 2021, 'Organizations and employees: Performance management and capability development - the agenda of the future?', in , pp. 129 - 139
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Moon K; Blackman D; Dickinson H, 2021, 'Mapping “Implementation System” Elements', in The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant: With 75 Figures and 78 Tables, pp. 597 - 614, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29980-4_21
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Moon K; Blackman D; Dickinson H, 2020, 'Mapping “Implementation System” Elements', in Sullivan H; Dickinson H; Henderson H (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant, Springer, Online, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03008-7_21-1
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Herrington V; Blackman D; Carroll J; Owen C, 2019, 'Connected policing: The importance of social capital and boundary spanning in Australian police leadership.', in Ramshaw P; Silvestri M; Simpson M (ed.), Police Leadership, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 255 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21469-2_12
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Blackman D; Johnson S; Dickinson H; Dewey L, 2018, 'Developing and Recruiting the Future Public Servant', in Dickinson H; Needham C; Mangan C; Sullivan H (ed.), Reimagining the Future Public Service Workforce, Springer, Singapore, pp. 111 - 123, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-13-1480-3_8
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Blackman D, 2018, 'Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice: Supporting Successful Knowledge Transfer', in Syed J; Murray PA; Mouzughi Y (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Knowledge Management, Springer, pp. 227 - 247, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-71434-9_10#Sec1
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2016, 'Performance Management as a Strategic Tool for Change', in Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Development, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 149 - 162
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, 2016, 'Setting the Scene - Applied Human Resources in the 21st Century', in blackman D; o'donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Developement, USA, pp. ix - xv
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, 2016, 'Where to from here?', in blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Development, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 163 - 171
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Cotton T; Warren A; Blackman D, 2016, 'Not so "Secondary" Data - the use of staff surveys in Human Capital Management Research', in Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research, edn. Contemporary Perspectives in Human Capital and Development, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, pp. 13 - 30
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Blackman D; Buick F; West D; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J, 2015, 'PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: CREATING HIGH PERFORMANCE, NOT HIGH ANXIETY', in Wanna J; Lee H-A; Yates S (ed.), Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure, ANU Press, Acton, Australia, pp. 79 - 102, http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ch052.pdf
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Blackman D; Moon K; Harris S; Sarre S, 2014, 'Knowledge management, context and public policy: developing an analysis framework', in Örtenblad A (ed.), Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK, http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?currency=US&id=15570
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Blackman DA; Moon K; Harris S; Sarre SD, 2014, 'Chapter 12: Knowledge management, context and public policy: developing an analysis framework', in Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 208 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783470426.00022
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Muskat B; Nakanishi H; Blackman D, 2014, 'Integrating Tourism into Disaster Recovery Management: The Case of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011', in Ritchie B; Campiranon K (ed.), Tourism Crisis and Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific, CABI International, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 97 - 115, http://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781780643250
    Book Chapters | 2014
    O'Flynn J; Blackman D; Halligan J, 2014, 'Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: conclusions and future issues', in O'Flynn J; Blackman D; Halligan J (ed.), Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy, Routledge, pp. 297 - 305, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415678247/
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Blackman D, 2013, 'Contextualizing the learning organization: how will it help us learn in the future?', in Örtenblad A (ed.), Handbook of Research on the Learning Organization, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 372 - 383, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781781004906.00032
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Blackman D, 2013, 'The Diagnostic solution? Gauging readiness for cross-boundary working.', in O'Flynn J; Blackman D; Halligan J (ed.), Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy, pp. 172 - 189
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Blackman D; Imas M, 2011, 'Transgressive knowledge creation in entrepreneurship', in Hindle K; Klyver K (ed.), Handbook of Research on New Venture Creation, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 99 - 118
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Blackman D; Hindle K, 2008, 'Would using the psychological contract increase entrepreneurial business development potential?', in Barrett R; Mayson S (ed.), International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 382 - 397
  • Edited Books | 2021
    Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S, (eds.), 2021, Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-performance-management-in-the-public-sector-9781789901191.html
    Edited Books | 2016
    Blackman D; O'Donnell M; Teo S, (eds.), 2016, Human Capital Management Research, IAP Information Age Publishing, USA, http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Human-Capital-Management-Research
    Edited Books | 2014
    O'Flynn J; Blackman D; Halligan J, (eds.), 2014, Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: The International Experience, Routledge, Oxford, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415678247/
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Buick F; Blackman DA; Glennie M; Weeratunga V; O’Donnell ME, 2024, 'Different Approaches to Managerial Support for Flexible Working: Implications for Public Sector Employee Well-Being', Public Personnel Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00910260241226731
    Journal articles | 2023
    Blackman D; Prayag G; Nakanishi H; Chaffer J; Freyens B, 2023, 'Wellbeing in disaster recovery: Understanding where systems get stuck', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2023.103839
    Journal articles | 2023
    Buick F; Blackman D; Glennie M; Weeratunga V; O'Donnell M, 2023, 'Different Types of Managerial Support for Flexible Working: Implications for Employee Well-being', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amproc.2023.10016abstract
    Journal articles | 2023
    Glennie M; Buick F; Blackman D; Weeratunga V; Tani Bertuol M; West D; Dickinson H, 2023, 'Opportunities and challenges of using workforce big data: Insights from a mixed methods study on flexible working', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12591
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wahab MA; Blackman D, 2023, 'Proactive personalities, trait competitiveness and well-being among retail employees: job burnout as a mediator', Journal of Asia Business Studies, 17, pp. 185 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JABS-04-2021-0171
    Journal articles | 2023
    Weeratunga V; Blackman D; Buick F; Cotton A, 2023, '"National culture has an impact on antecedents of engagement. Or does it?', South Asian Journal of Business Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SAJBS-08-2022-0280
    Journal articles | 2023
    Weeratunga V; Buick F; O'Donnell M; Blackman D; Glennie M, 2023, 'Well-being in the Public Service: Multi-level Analysis of Job Demands and Resources', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amproc.2023.11007abstract
    Journal articles | 2022
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; Ilahee N, 2022, 'Changing the Conversation to Create Organizational Change', The Journal of Change Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14697017.2022.2040570
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wahab M; Blackman D, 2022, 'Proactive personalities, trait competitiveness and well-being among retail employees: job burnout as a mediator', Journal of Asia Pacific Business, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JABS-04-2021-0171
    Journal articles | 2021
    Blackman D; Buick F; Johnson S; Rooney J; Ilahee N, 2021, 'Using system traps to understand and potentially prevent human resource development intervention failure', Human Resource Development Quarterly, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21434
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gardner K; Blackman D; Buick F, 2021, 'Co-generated knowledge as a path for establishing research impact', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 80, pp. 577 - 589, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12513
    Journal articles | 2021
    Graves PW; Blackman D; O'Donnell M, 2021, 'Embedding Australian Public Service management reforms: The Secretary could not make it so', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 80, pp. 163 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12477
    Journal articles | 2021
    Moon K; Cvitanovic C; Blackman D; Scales IR; Browne NK, 2021, 'Five Questions to Understand Epistemology and Its Influence on Integrative Marine Research', Frontiers in Marine Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.574158
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ashdown N; Blackman D, 2020, 'Re-Imaging Coaching as an Organizational Capability', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020, pp. 16706 - 16706, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2020.16706abstract
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ferguson S; Blackman D, 2019, 'Translating innovative practices into organizational knowledge in the public sector: A case study', Journal of Management and Organization, 25, pp. 42 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2017.25
    Journal articles | 2019
    Heaslip G; Vaillancourt A; Tatham P; Kovacs G; Blackman D; Henry MC, 2019, 'Supply chain and logistics competencies in humanitarian aid', DISASTERS, 43, pp. 686 - 708, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/disa.12361
    Journal articles | 2019
    Moon K; Blackman DA; Adams VM; Colvin RM; Davila F; Evans MC; Januchowski-Hartley SR; Bennett NJ; Dickinson H; Sandbrook C; Sherren K; St. John FAV; van Kerkhoff L; Wyborn C, 2019, 'Expanding the role of social science in conservation through an engagement with philosophy, methodology, and methods', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10, pp. 294 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13126
    Journal articles | 2019
    Moon K; Guerrero A; Adams V; Biggs D; Blackman D; Craven L; Dickinson H; Ross H, 2019, 'Mental models for conservation research and practice', Conservation Letters, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/conl.12642
    Journal articles | 2019
    Saleh MA; Ali MY; Quazi A; Blackman D, 2019, 'Buyer-supplier relational paradigm in internationalization process: An Asian emerging country perspective', Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 32, pp. 274 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-08-2018-0184
    Journal articles | 2018
    Adams VM; Moon K; Álvarez-Romero JG; Bodin Ö; Spencer M; Blackman D, 2018, 'Using Multiple Methods to Understand the Nature of Relationships in Social Networks', Society and Natural Resources, 31, pp. 755 - 772, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2018.1425514
    Journal articles | 2018
    Buick F; Blackman D; Johnson S, 2018, 'Enabling Middle Managers as Change Agents: Why Organisational Support Needs to Change', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 77, pp. 222 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12293
    Journal articles | 2018
    Johnson SJ; Blackman DA; Buick F, 2018, 'The 70:20:10 framework and the transfer of learning', Human Resource Development Quarterly, 29, pp. 383 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21330
    Journal articles | 2017
    Blackman D; Benson AM; Dickson TJ, 2017, 'Enabling event volunteer legacies: A knowledge management perspective', Event Management, 21, pp. 233 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.3727/152599517X14942648527473
    Journal articles | 2017
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Integrating individual and organizational change: Conversations for change', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017, pp. 10370 - 10370, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.10370abstract
    Journal articles | 2017
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M, 2017, 'Why Performance Management Is Not Like Dieting', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12238
    Journal articles | 2017
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'flynn J; O'donnell M; West D, 2017, 'Managing Expectations to Create High Performance Government', Review of Public Personnel Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734371X17701544
    Journal articles | 2017
    Egan R; Turner M; Blackman D, 2017, 'Leadership and Employee Work Passion: Propositionsfor Future Empirical Investigations', Human Resource Development Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534484317724634
    Journal articles | 2017
    Moon K; Blackman D; Adams V; Kool J, 2017, 'Perception matrices: An adaptation of repertory grid technique', Land Use Policy, 64, pp. 451 - 460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.03.023
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ab Wahab M; Quazi A; Blackman D, 2016, 'Measuring and validating Islamic work value constructs: An empirical exploration using Malaysian samples', Journal of Business Research, on line first, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.03.005
    Journal articles | 2016
    Blackman D; Moon K; Brewer T; Sarre S, 2016, 'Environmental governance for urgent and uncertain problems', Biological Invasions, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-016-1351-7
    Journal articles | 2016
    Blackman D; Nakanishi H; Benson AM, 2016, 'Disaster resilience as a complex problem: Why linearity is not applicable for long-term recovery', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2016.09.018
    Journal articles | 2016
    Blackman DA; Buick F; O'Flynn J, 2016, 'From engaging to enabling: Could an asset-based approach transform Indigenous affairs?', Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, on line first, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263774X16629674
    Journal articles | 2016
    Blackman DA; Cotton T; Teo STT, 2016, 'Rebuilding trust post bullying: a way to re-engage your workforce', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2016, pp. 11840 - 11840, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2016.11840abstract
    Journal articles | 2016
    Buick F; Blackman D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M; West D, 2016, 'Effective Practitioner-Scholar Relationships: Lessons from a Coproduction Partnership', Public Administration Review, 76, pp. 35 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/puar.12481
    Journal articles | 2016
    Moon K; Brewer TD; Januchowski-Hartley SR; Adams V; Blackman D, 2016, 'A guideline to improve qualitative social science publishing in ecology and conservation journals', Ecology and Society: a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability, 21, pp. 17 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08663-210317
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pervan S; Blackman D; Sloan T; Wallace M; Vocino A; Byrne C, 2016, 'Framing the socialisation process of the DBA candidate: what can universities offer and what should candidates bring?', Studies in Continuing Education, 38, pp. 299 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0158037X.2015.1120191
    Journal articles | 2015
    Blackman DA; Benson AM; Nakanishi H, 2015, 'Co-production with disaster volunteers: the key to longer term crisis recovery', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015, pp. 13406 - 13406, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2015.13406abstract
    Journal articles | 2015
    Buick F; Blackman DA; O'Donnell ME; O'Flynn JL; West D, 2015, 'Can enhanced performance management support public sector change?', Journal of Organizational Change Management, 28, pp. 271 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-12-2013-0249
    Journal articles | 2015
    Moon K; Blackman D; Brewer T, 2015, 'Understanding and integrating knowledge to improve invasive species management', Biological Invasions, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-015-0904-5
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wallace M; Byrne C; Pervan S; Vocino A; Sloan T; Blackman D, 2015, 'A decade of change in Australia’s DBA landscape', Education & Training, 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ET-07-2013-0096
    Journal articles | 2015
    West D; Blackman D, 2015, 'Performance Management in the Public Sector', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12130
    Journal articles | 2014
    Benson AM; Dickson TJ; Terwiel FA; Blackman DA, 2014, 'Training of Vancouver 2010 volunteers: A legacy opportunity?', Contemporary Social Science, 9, pp. 210 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2013.838296
    Journal articles | 2014
    Moon K; Blackman D, 2014, 'A Guide to Understanding Social Science Research for Natural Scientists', Conservation Biology, 28, pp. 1167 - 1177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12326
    Journal articles | 2014
    Talukder M; Blackman D; Abdullah ABM, 2014, 'Antecedents of Successful Decision Making: The Role of Experience, Decision Environment and Decision Type', International Review of Business Research Papers, 10, pp. 81 - 97, http://irbrp.com/static/documents/September/2014/6.%20ABM%20Abdullah.pdf
    Journal articles | 2014
    Wallace M; Pervan S; Byrne C; Vocino A; Sloane T; Blackman D, 2014, 'A decade of change in Australia’s DBA landscape', Education and Training, 57, pp. n/a - n/a, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ET-07-2013-0096
    Journal articles | 2013
    Blackman D; Kennedy M; Burford S; Ferguson S, 2013, 'Introduction to the Special Symposium on Knowledge Management and Public Administration: Good Bedfellows or Potential Sparring Partners', International Journal of Public Administration, 36, pp. 151 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2012.749276
    Journal articles | 2013
    Blackman D; Kennedy M; Quazi A, 2013, 'Corporate social responsibility and individual resistance: Learning as the missing link in implementation', Management Learning, 44, pp. 237 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350507612444392
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dickson TJ; Benson AM; Blackman DA; Terwiel FA, 2013, 'It's all about the games! 2010 vancouver olympic and paralympic winter games volunteers', Event Management, 17, pp. 77 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.3727/152599513X13623342048220
    Journal articles | 2013
    Muskat B; Muskat M; Blackman D, 2013, 'Understanding the cultural antecedents of quality management in tourism', Managing Service Quality, 23, pp. 131 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09604521311303417
    Journal articles | 2013
    O'Flynn J; Blackman D; Halligan J, 2013, 'Crossing boundaries in public management and policy: The international experience', Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: The International Experience, pp. 1 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203106907
    Journal articles | 2013
    Wallace A; Blackman D; Rowden E, 2013, 'Reconceptualising security strategies for courts: developing a typology for safer court environments', International Journal for Court Administration, 5, pp. 3 - 9, http://www.iacajournal.org/index.php/ijca/article/view/URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-115607
    Journal articles | 2012
    Blackman D; Benson AM, 2012, 'Overcoming knowledge stickiness in scientific knowledge transfer', Public Understanding of Science, 21, pp. 573 - 589, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662510379463
    Journal articles | 2012
    Blackman D; Muskat M; Blackman D; Muskat B, 2012, 'Mixed Methods: Combining Expert Interviews, Cross-Impact Analysis and Scenario Development', Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 10, pp. 9 - 21, http://search.proquest.com/docview/1015205881/abstract?accountid=12763
    Journal articles | 2012
    Lee-Kelley L; Blackman D, 2012, 'Project training evaluation: Reshaping boundary objects and assumptions', International Journal of Project Management, 30, pp. 73 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2011.02.010
    Journal articles | 2011
    Benson AM; Blackman D, 2011, 'To distribute leadership or not? A lesson from the islands', Tourism Management, 32, pp. 1141 - 1149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2010.10.002
    Journal articles | 2011
    Blackman D; Kennedy M; Ritchie B, 2011, 'Knowledge management: The missing link in DMO crisis management?', Current Issues in Tourism, 14, pp. 337 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2010.489637
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dickson TJ; Benson AM; Blackman DA, 2011, 'Developing a framework for evaluating Olympic and Paralympic legacies', Journal of Sport & Tourism, 16, pp. 285 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14775085.2011.635014
    Journal articles | 2011
    O'Flynn J; Buick F; Blackman D; Halligan J, 2011, 'You Win Some, You Lose Some: Experiments with Joined-Up Government', International Journal of Public Administration, 34, pp. 244 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2010.540703
    Journal articles | 2010
    Blackman D; O’Flynn J; Mishra DP, 2010, 'Can strategic human resource management enable gross national happiness?', International Journal of Commerce and Management, 20, pp. 232 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/10569211011076929
    Journal articles | 2010
    Blackman DA; Benson AM, 2010, 'The Role of the Psychological Contract in Managing Research Volunteer Tourism', Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 27, pp. 221 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10548401003744669
    Journal articles | 2009
    Blackman D; Kennedy M, 2009, 'Knowledge management and effective university governance', Journal of Knowledge Management, 13, pp. 547 - 563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13673270910997187
    Journal articles | 2009
    Blackman D; Sadler-Smith E, 2009, 'The Silent and the Silenced in Organizational Knowing and Learning', Management Learning, 40, pp. 569 - 585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350507609340809
    Journal articles | 2009
    O'Flynn J; Blackman D, 2009, 'Experimenting with organisational development in Bhutan: A tool for reform and the achievement of multi-level goals?', Public Administration and Development, 29, pp. 133 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pad.524
    Journal articles | 2009
    Swansson J; Blackman D, 2009, 'Governance in Australlian universities: Where next?', CESifo DICE Report, 7, pp. 39 - 46
    Journal articles | 2008
    Assaf A; Matawie KM; Blackman D, 2008, 'Operational performance of health care foodservice systems', International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 20, pp. 215 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09596110810852186
    Journal articles | 2008
    Blackman D, 2008, 'Editorial', The Learning Organization, 15, pp. 21 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/tlo.2008.11915caa.001
    Journal articles | 2008
    Blackman D, 2008, 'Editorial', The Learning Organization, 15, pp. 31 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/tlo.2008.11915daa.001
    Journal articles | 2007
    Blackman D; Ritchie BW, 2007, 'Tourism crisis management and organizational learning: The role of reflection in developing effective DMO crisis strategies', Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 23, pp. 45 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J073v23n02_04
    Journal articles | 2007
    Lee-Kelley L; Blackman DA; Hurst JP, 2007, 'An exploration of the relationship between learning organisations and the retention of knowledge workers', The Learning Organization, 14, pp. 204 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09696470710739390
    Journal articles | 2006
    Blackman D; Benson A, 2006, 'Can methodological applications develop critical thinking?', Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 4, pp. 1 - 10
    Journal articles | 2006
    Blackman D, 2006, 'Living knowledge: The dynamics of professional service work', MANAGEMENT LEARNING, 37, pp. 407 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350507606067386
    Journal articles | 2006
    Blackman DA; Lee-Kelley L, 2006, 'The role of human resource development in preventing organisational stagnation', Management Decision, 44, pp. 628 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00251740610668888
    Journal articles | 2006
    Murray P; Blackman D, 2006, 'Managing innovation through social architecture, learning, and competencies: A new conceptual approach', Knowledge and Process Management, 13, pp. 132 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/kpm.253
    Journal articles | 2005
    Blackman D; Connelly J; Henderson S, 2005, 'Beyond All Reasonable Doubt? Epistemological Problems of the Learning Organisation', Philosophy of Management, 5, pp. 103 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/pom20055311
    Journal articles | 2005
    Blackman D; Henderson S, 2005, 'Why learning organisations do not transform', Learning Organization, 12, pp. 42 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09696470510574250
    Journal articles | 2005
    Blackman DA; Henderson S, 2005, 'Know ways in knowledge management', Learning Organization, 12, pp. 152 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09696470510583539
    Journal articles | 2005
    Davison G; Blackman D, 2005, 'The role of mental models in innovative teams', European Journal of Innovation Management, 8, pp. 409 - 423, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14601060510627795
    Journal articles | 2005
    Lee-Kelley L; Blackman D; Good B, 2005, 'The implications of strong mental models on innovation in eLearning: A case study', International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology, 12, pp. 131 - 139
    Journal articles | 2005
    Lee-Kelley L; Blackman D, 2005, 'In addition to shared goals: The impact of mental models on team innovation and learning', International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2, pp. 11 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJIL.2005.006080
    Journal articles | 2004
    Blackman D; Connelly J; Henderson S, 2004, 'Does double loop learning create reliable knowledge?', The Learning Organization, 11, pp. 11 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09696470410515706
    Journal articles | 2004
    Blackman DA; Henderson S, 2004, 'How foresight creates unforeseen futures: the role of doubting', Futures, 36, pp. 253 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0016-3287(03)00144-7
    Journal articles | 2003
    Benson A; Blackman D, 2003, 'Can Research Methods Ever Be Interesting?', Active Learning in Higher Education, 4, pp. 39 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1469787403004001004
    Journal articles | 2003
    Blackman DA, 2003, 'Leadership for 21st Century Learning: Global Perspectives from Educational Innovators', Long Range Planning, 36, pp. 410 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0024-6301(03)00079-7
    Journal articles | 1993
    Blackman D; Doren K, 1993, 'Communication Systems and Connectivity for the “Intelligent Bedroom” of the Future', International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 5, pp. 25 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09596119310036601
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Weeratunga V; Buick F; O'Donnell M; Blackman D; Glennie M, 2023, 'Well-being in the Public Service: Multi-level Analysis of Job Demands and Resources', Boston, USA, presented at Academy of Management, Boston, USA, 04 August 2023 - 09 August 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMPROC.2023.11007abstract
    Preprints | 2023
    2023, Using Complex Systems Thinking to Better Understand and Direct Long-Term Wellbeing Recovery in Disasters, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4348231
    Reports | 2022
    Buick F; Glennie M; Dickinson H; Blackman D; Williamson S; Weeratunga V; Tani M, 2022, Flexible working in the Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS), https://anzsog.edu.au/app/uploads/2022/10/Flexible-working-in-the-ACTPS-RI-CoverFINAL.pdf
    Reports | 2022
    Buick F; Glennie M; Dickinson H; Blackman D; Williamson S; Weeratunga V; Tani M, 2022, Flexible working in the Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS), ANZSOG, https://anzsog.edu.au/app/uploads/2022/10/Flexible-working-in-the-ACTPS-RI-CoverFINAL.pdf
    Reports | 2022
    O'Neill S; Glennie M; Farmer J; Caponecchia C; Blackman D; McDermott V; Huron V; Rooney J, 2022, Measuring for a mentally healthy workplace: a practical guide for small business and sole traders, National Mental Health Commission, Sydney, NSW, 2, https://beta.mentallyhealthyworkplaces.gov.au/explore-resources/measuring-mentally-healthy-workplaces-practical-guide-small-business-and-sole
    Reports | 2022
    O'Neill S; Glennie M; Farmer J; Caponecchia C; McDermott V; Blackman D; Rooney J; Huron V, 2022, Measuring for a mentally healthy workplace: a practical guide for medium to large organisations, https://beta.mentallyhealthyworkplaces.gov.au/explore-resources/measuring-mentally-healthy-workplaces-practical-guide-medium-large-organisations
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Weeratunga V; Blackman D; Cotton A; Buick F, 2022, 'Engaging employees in a South Asian, developing country – a mixed methods research', presented at 5th Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, US (presented virtually), 21 May 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Weeratunga V; Blackman D; Cotton A; Buick F, 2022, 'National Culture Has an Impact on Antecedents of Engagement. Or Does It?', presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, Winterthur, Switzerland, 15 June 2022 - 17 June 2022
    Reports | 2019
    Gardner K; Olney S; Craven L; Blackman D, 2019, How can systems thinking enhance stewardship of public services?, Public Service Research Group, UNSW Canberra, Australia
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Weeratunga V; Blackman D; Cotton A; Buick F, 2019, 'Manifestation of Western employee engagement theories in an Asian context: specifically, Sri Lanka', presented at Tony CottonHR Division International Conference (HRIC) 2019, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 09 January 2019
    Reports | 2018
    Blackman D; Dickinson H; Gardner K; Buick F; Johnson S; Olney S, 2018, Submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service. Public Service Research Group, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
    Reports | 2017
    Foley M; Dewey L; Williamson S; Blackman D; Creagh A; Davidson L; Zhu M; Slay J, 2017, Women in Cyber Security Literature Review, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, https://www.pmc.gov.au/resource-centre/cyber-security/women-cyber-security-literature-review, https://unsw.adfa.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/Cyber-Security-Literature-Review.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Kim C; Nakanishi H; Blackman D; Freyens B; Benson AM, 2017, 'The Effect of Social Capital on Community Co-production: Towards Community-oriented Development in Post-disaster Recovery', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 901 - 911, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.251
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Williamson S; Blackman D, 2017, 'Achieving Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service: From a trickle to a flood?', in Achieving Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service: From a trickle to a flood?, International Research Society for Public Management, Budapest, Hungary, presented at International Research Society for Public Management, Budapest, Hungary, 19 April 2017 - 21 April 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Blackman D; Johnson S; Buick F; Faifua D; O'Donnell M; Forsythe M, 2016, 'The 70:20:10 model for learning and development: an effective model for capability development?', in Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, USA, presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, 05 August 2016 - 09 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Blackman D; Nakanishi H; Benson A, 2016, 'Disaster resilience as a complex problem: Giving disaster resilience new meaning', in 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016, pp. 124 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.308
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Buick F; Blackman D; West D; O'Flynn J; O'Donnell M, 2014, 'Enhancing performance in the australian public service: A case of co-production', in 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014, pp. 123 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2014.181
    Reports | 2013
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2013, Strengthening the Performance Framework: Towards a High Performing Australian Public Service, Canberra, Australia, http://www.apsc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/18536/Performance_accessible.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Blackman D; Buick F; Odonnell M; Oflynn J; West D, 2013, 'Managing expectations to create high performance government', in Academy of Management 2013 Annual Meeting, AOM 2013, pp. 424 - 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2013.11
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Blackman D; O'Flynn J; Ugyel L, 2013, 'A Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Organizational Readiness for Complex Change', Hobart, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, 04 December 2013 - 06 December 2013, https://www.anzsog.edu.au/resource-library/research/a-diagnostic-tool-for-assessing-organisational-readiness-for-complex-change
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Johnson S, 2013, 'A Qualitative look at organisational commitment: identifying varied forms of commitment in employees', Orlando, USA, presented at Academy of Management, Orlando, USA, 09 August 2013 - 13 August 2013
    Reports | 2012
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn J; West D, 2012, Developing High Performance: Performance Management in the Australian Public Service, Australian Public Service Commission, http://www.apsc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/26770/FINAL-Conceptual-Performance-Framework-October-2012.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Blackman DA; Buick F; Halligan J; O'Flynn JL; Marsh I, 2010, 'Australian Experiences with Whole of Government: Constraints and Paradoxes in Practice', Elsevier BV, Berne, Switzerland, presented at International Research Society for Public Management, Berne, Switzerland, 07 April 2010 - 09 April 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1927603
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Blackman D; Benson A, 2004, 'Can methodological applications develop critical thinking?', in Brown A; Remenyi D (ed.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 3RD EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH METHODS IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, ACAD CONFERENCES LTD, ENGLAND, Univ Reading, Reading, pp. 69 - 76, presented at 3rd European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, ENGLAND, Univ Reading, Reading, 29 April 2004 - 30 April 2004, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000253438600008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Preprints |
    Blackman D; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn JL; West D, Developing High Performance: Performance Management in the Australian Public Service, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2130232
    Preprints |
    Blackman DA; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn JL; West D, Can Enhanced Performance Management Support Public Sector Change?, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2689363
    Preprints |
    Blackman DA; Buick F; O'Donnell M; O'Flynn JL; West D, Strengthening the Peformance Framework: Towards a High Performing Australian Public Service, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2275681
    Preprints |
    Blackman DA; Kennedy M; Ali Quazi A, Corporate Social Responsibility and Individual Resistance: Learning as the Missing Link in Implementation, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2202174
    Reports |
    Buick F; Glennie M; Dickinson H; Blackman D; Williamson S; Weeratunga V; Tani M, Flexible working in the Australian Capital Territory (ACTPS), Australia and New Zealand School of Government, http://dx.doi.org/10.54810/gwen3105, http://dx.doi.org/10.54810/gwen3105
    Preprints |
    Dickson TJ; Benson AM; Blackman DA; Terwiel FA, It's All About the Games! 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Volunteers, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2646520
    Preprints |
    Muskat M; Blackman DA; Muskat B, Mixed Methods: Combining Expert Interviews, Cross-Impact Analysis and Scenario Development, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2202179
    Preprints |
    O'Flynn JL; Blackman DA; Halligan J, Working Across Boundaries: Barriers, Enablers, Tensions and Puzzles, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1927666
    Preprints |
    West D; Blackman DA, Performance Management in the Australian Public Service: Where Has it Got to?, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2596988

Since 2018:

2021-2022: UNSW support to Air Force Organisation Design Review

2021-2022: The Impact of Flexible Working on Productivity, Wellbeing and Effectiveness of Workers in the ACT Public Service

2021-2022: Evaluating Value of Secondment Opportunities in the AFP

2020-2021: Determining Hidden Value in Systems

2018-2019: An Evaluation of Understanding of Performance management in the AFP

  • Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award awarded to 'Using system traps to understand and potentially prevent human resource development intervention failure' for an outstanding contribution published in one of the four issues of the previous year's volume in Human Resource Development Quarterly
  • Best Article of 2019 in the Review of Public Personnel Administration awarded to 'Managing Expectations to Create High Performance Government'.

I contribute to the overall performance of the Complex Systems stream of the Public Service Research Group. My contributions are as follows:

  • Leading the Hidden Value in Systems project (supported by the Australian Tax Office and the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council)
  • A member of a group researching the impact of system complexity on effective long-term crisis recovery
  • A member of the Flexible Working in the ACT PS project (funded by ANZSOG)
  • Working on a project on well-being in a division of a large APS department
  • Undertaking research into machinery of government changes, both in the APS and Australian public sector more broadly
  • Continuing to publish from previous research projects, including the Strengthening the Performance Framework project and Middle Management Capability project.

In the Media:

  • Blackman, D. and Yates, S. (2021) Demonstrating hidden value in a complex public service system: Consider the HR business partner. The Mandarin. Wednesday September 8.
  • Deborah Blackman on 'dancing with the system' (2021). APS HP Professional News 12 October.
  • Seeing the policy big picture - 11 May 2018 - Podcast. Anyone engaged in policymaking knows that it's a complex business. But how often do policymakers take the time to think about the number of complex systems that have a bearing on their work?  On the latest podcast, Helen Sullivan chats with Deborah Blackman, Claudia Pahl-Wostl, and Datu Buyung Agusdinata about how thinking about the science of systems can lead to better policymaking.  Listen here.

 

Memberships:

  • APS HR Professional Stream
  • AHRI Research Committee
  • Member of the Academy of Management

My Research Supervision

  • PhD, Testing the nomological network for the Personal Engagement Model.
  • DPM, Does disparity in the mental models of senior and middle managers help explain organizational change failure?
  • DPM, Developing a conceptual model that integrates behavioural economics and design-thinking that can be used to support public sector policy development.
  • DPM, How does context impact the value sought by organisations through talent management programs?
  • PhD, The social construction of property rights across governance scales and the implications for biodiversity conservation in Australia.
  • PhD, Exploring the construction of relationships in the context of human-wildlife conflict.
  • DPM, Leveraging future intangible assets and opportunities to optimise organisational performance within the Australian Defence Force through better integration of the human dimension across the joint force.
  • PhD, Accounting for public value creation in the context of the Royal Australian Air Force.
  • PhD, Review Systems of measurement and information collection in the public service, reviewing public service literature through an education lens with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand.

My Teaching

My teaching revolves around developing people within organisational systems in order to create better outcomes as well as outputs. I am particularly interested in where different areas intersect to create more nuanced understandings and practice.