Journal article

Women migrants in Western Australia: case studies of resilience and empowerment

This article presents findings from an exploratory research using descriptive case studies of 12 migrant women in Western Australia to better understand the ways in which women migrants, through alliances and collaboration, cross borders of learning and work towards generating change and transformation.
Conference paper

Does Choosing by Advantages promote inclusiveness in group decision-making?

In construction projects, a significant number of female Lean practitioners found their ideas and input were not taken seriously. Empowering people in an organization and in the field means to include them in the decision-making process. The authors found evidence that Choosing by Advantages (CBA)...
Conference paper

Developing a tool to assess workers' understanding of lean concepts in construction

Construction workers need to be trained on lean construction concepts and principles. The purpose of this paper is to develop a tool to assess the workers’ understanding of Lean concepts in construction.
Journal article

What makes for a collaborative philanthropic partnership?

Indigenous women’s social enterprise, Marnin Studio and SVA describe what it takes from ‘venture’ and ‘funder’.

Uplift: an empowerment approach to parent engagement in schools

Executive summary Parent engagement in a child’s learning has demonstrated positive effects on the child’s educational, social and long-term employment outcomes. With vulnerable populations testing as much as two and a half years behind students from high socio-economic status backgrounds, there is currently great emphasis...
Conference paper

Diffusing cultural awareness and maturity in lean managed organizations

The aim of this paper is to describe a lean cultural maturity model underpinned by diffusion theory. The purpose of the maturity model is to provide an understanding of organizational cultural awareness associated with the lean phenomenon.