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Megan Woods

Senior Lecturer in Management
Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

Room 421 , Centenary Building

+61 3 6226 7189 (phone)

Megan.Woods@utas.edu.au

The researcher who plans on ‘de-stressing’ the PhD experience

These are benefits that anyone can encounter.

From answering the big questions in regional development to measuring the impact of mindfulness practice on PhD students, this Australian researcher is capturing our experiences to support better policy development.

“My job as a researcher is to play a role somewhat akin to a narrator in a movie – I’m providing the overriding structure of the story,” explains Dr Megan Woods from the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.

Dr Woods specialises in qualitative research methods, which means gathering non-numerical data through interviews, focus groups, observations of behaviour, social media, and document analysis, to capture people's experiences.

Through her expertise, she’s played an integral role in the completion of an award-winning study, which is helping policy-makers foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Australia’s agricultural regions.

During the course of this study, Dr Woods was responsible for designing a method of analysis for the qualitative data they collected, and training a research team in carrying out this analysis to better understand the needs of Australia’s agricultural regions.

“One of the issues that came out in all six regions we looked at was water security, but the way the issue of water security plays out in those regions is very different,” Dr Woods explains.

“This is what I love about doing qualitative research – you get a feel for the similarity of issues people might be dealing with, but also an understanding of why these issues are playing out differently, and why they need different approaches to resolve them.”

While Dr Woods continues her work in regional development, her qualitative research expertise has seen her recruited to a project closer to home.

Along with her internationally recognised work on mental health in the workplace, Dr Woods is currently collaborating with Dr Karen Barry at the University of Tasmania, who is leading a new study on the stresses faced by PhD students, and the effect of mindfulness practice on managing that stress.

“When we did the research, I was engaging in it as somebody who supervises students and uses mindfulness in her own life, but again I was recruited onto that project for my qualitative research expertise,” Dr Woods explains.

Because of this expertise, the team was able to measure whether mindfulness practice was helpful in managing the stress of PhD candidates. And as it turns out, it was.

“When the students were dealing with stressful situations, it was directly helpful, because they’d stop and do their mindfulness practice, and that would help them calm down and get a bit more focussed,” Dr Woods recalls.

On top of this, Dr Woods was able to gather more detailed data through her survey design to capture more nuanced findings, such as the indirect benefits of mindfulness practice.

“Some people said that because they were doing their mindfulness practice last thing at night, one of the added benefits was a better night’s sleep. And because they got better sleep, they felt better overall,” she says.

“We have some interesting insights about what people found it helpful for, but also from those who didn’t find it helpful.”

For Dr Woods, these findings are just the beginning.

“When these candidates were talking about how mindfulness was beneficial, it’s great, because these are benefits and circumstances that any person can encounter,” she says.

“The single most common response we get when we tell people about this work is, ‘Is there any chance you could replicate this study for academics?’ That’ll be something we’ll look at in the future, because we know their stress as well – we just need to find better ways to help them.”

Research that makes a difference

Dr Megan Woods completed her doctoral research at the University of Tasmania where she works as a lecturer in Management for the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. Megan's doctoral research explored the adaptive learning processes that underpinned successful collaboration in a long-running alliance network. Her postdoctoral research has examined the adaptive learning processes of individuals, organisations and inter-organisational networks.  Megan also has a longstanding interest in computer-assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDA) using programs such as N-Vivo and has researched their methodological applications, the impact of their use on researcher reflexivity, and current and best practices for using and reporting use of CAQDA programs.

Biography

Megan joined the University of Tasmania in 2004 as an associate lecturer while completing her doctoral research. Since becoming a lecturer in 2006 she has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tennessee (USA) and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark).

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD University of TasmaniaAustralia2009
BCom (Hons) University of TasmaniaAustralia2001
BCom University of TasmaniaAustralia2000

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Member Scholar, International Institute of Qualitative Methodology

Administrative expertise

Research seminar co-ordinator

Teaching

Qualitative research, Human Resource Management, Management, Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis, collaboration, innovation, organisational learning, adaptive learning

Teaching expertise

Megan has over fifteen years' experience in teaching researchers to use the NVivo (previously NUD*IST) program for qualitative data analysis and teaches a postgraduate coursework unit which focuses specifically on computer-supported approaches to analysing data.

Megan also has extensive experience of teaching introductory management, human resource management, international human resource management, and research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has co-authored two texts for introductory-level management students: Management in Focus: The Global Financial Crisis (2009) written with Tom Valentine, and Management: The Essentials (now in its 3rd edition). Her most recent work focuses on teaching managers to manage mental health issues in the workplace.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Qualitative research
  • Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis
  • Adaptive learning
  • Inter-organisational collaboration
  • Workplace mental health
  • Innovation

Research Themes

Megan research interests in computer-assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDA) aligns with the UTas strategic theme of Data, Knowledge and Decisions. Her research interest in CAQDA includes understanding how the use of CAQDA programs such as N-Vivo influence research processes and research outcomes and is focused on helping researchers make more informed decisions about whether and how to use such tools to enhance their research productivity and value. Megan's research into the methodological applications of CAQDA programs and ways in which their use influences research processes informs her research, teaching and community service for the University of Tasmania. She has taught over 200 UTas researchers to use such programs and helped organisations such as Regional Development Australia, Council on the Ageing and the Tasmanian Council of Social Service to use N-Vivo to enhance their community consultation research.  She is currently researching current and best practices in using CAQDA programs and reporting their usage.

Megan's interest in adaptive learning and innovative behaviour by individuals, organisations and communities aligns with the UTas strategic themes of Data, Knowledge and Decisions, and Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Her work in this area is focused on understanding the knowledge and adaptive learning processes which can be used to enhance individual well-being, organisational performance and community development. Her work in this area has explored a diverse range of learning processes and contexts, including

  • The knowledge bases managers use and need when supervising an employee with a mental health issue
  • Factors that inhibit and promote adaptive learning and innovative behaviour by individual employees
  • The adaptive learning which underpins effective collaborations between organisations  in value chains, strategic alliances and inter-organisational networks
  • - Factors that inhibit and promote innovation and community development in agricultural regions

Megan's research has been used to inform policy development by the Rural Industries Research and  Development Corporation and Regional Development Australia (Tasmania ) and as the basis for a suite of resources Megan and her colleagues Angela Martin, Rob Macklin and Sarah Dawkins were recently  commissioned to develop for the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management to teach MBA students about managing mental health issues in the workplace. She is currently researching the knowledge bases, adaptive learning and decision processes associated with managing stress in PhD candidature, fostering regional development of agricultural regions, and promoting mental health in the workplace.

Collaboration

Megan has previously been involved with collaborative research involving the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and the Institute of Regional Development at the University of Tasmania which developed an analytical framework for enhancing policy decisions about the development of agricultural regions.  This research, funded by the Rural Industries Research and  Development Corporation, is now being extended through a new collaboration which will extend the framework to facilitate regional comparisons for policy development.

She is also currently engaged in a collaboration with researchers from UTAS, the University  of Tennessee and the University of Georgia to explore the uses of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software programs.

Awards

At the 2016 Annual conference for the Academy of Management, Angela Martin, Megan Woods and Sarah Dawkins’ article entitled “Managing Employees With Mental Health Issues: Identification of Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge for Development Within Management Education Curricula” was announced as equal runner-up for the Academy of Management Learning and Education best paper for 2015.

Citation of the paper below:

Martin A, Woods M, Dawkins S, 'Managing employees with mental health issues: Identification of conceptual and procedural knowledge for development within management education curricula', Academy of Management Learning and Education, 14, (1) pp. 50-68. ISSN 1537-260X (2015) [Refereed Article]

At the 2016 annual conference for the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand Megan and her co-authors received the Best Practical Orientation Paper Award for the paper ““Creating Regional Australia’s Future” .

Fields of Research

  • Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
  • Human Resources Management (150305)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Business and Management (150399)
  • Organisation and Management Theory (150310)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence) (150301)
  • Information Systems Organisation (080610)
  • Marketing (150599)
  • Small Business Management (150314)
  • Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
  • Organisational Behaviour (150311)
  • Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106)
  • Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
  • Farming Systems Research (070107)
  • Labour Law (180118)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Business Information Systems (150302)
  • Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
  • Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
  • Educational Psychology (170103)
  • Entrepreneurship (150304)
  • Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development (150501)
  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Computer Software (080399)
  • Applied Economics (140299)

Research Objectives

  • Management (910402)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services (970115)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Technological and Organisational Innovation (910406)
  • Management and Productivity (910499)
  • Marketing (910403)
  • Information and Communication Services (899999)
  • Workplace Safety (940505)
  • School/Institution Policies and Development (930403)
  • Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games) (890201)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Employment Patterns and Change (940501)
  • Hospitality Services (909901)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Vegetables (820215)
  • Communication (950299)
  • Workforce Transition and Employment (939908)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Technological Ethics (950408)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Economic Framework (919999)
  • Consumption (910201)
  • Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices) (860108)
  • Communication Across Languages and Culture (950201)

Publications

Megan's methodological work on computer-assisted qualitative data analysis and the use of CAQDA software programs has been published in The Qualitative Report, the International Journal of Social Research Methodology, the International Journal of Public Sector Management and an edited volume on Qualitative Research in Business and Management, published by Sage. Megan's work on inter-organisational collaboration has been published in journals such as the Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and the International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances and also featured in the edited volume Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances published by Information Age Publishing.

Total publications

68

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2017Journal ArticlePaulus T, Woods M, Atkins D, Macklin R, 'The discourse of QDAS: reporting practices of ATLAS.ti and NVivo users with implications for best practices', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20, (1) pp. 35-47. ISSN 1364-5579 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2015.1102454 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Macklin R

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2016Journal ArticleWoods M, Paulus T, Atkins D, Macklin R, 'Advancing qualitative research using qualitative data analysis software (QDAS)? Reviewing potential versus practice in published studies using ATLAS.ti and NVivo, 1994-2013', Social Science Computer Review, 34, (5) pp. 597-617. ISSN 0894-4393 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0894439315596311 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: Macklin R

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2015Journal ArticleMartin A, Woods M, Dawkins S, 'Managing employees with mental health issues: Identification of conceptual and procedural knowledge for development within management education curricula', Academy of Management Learning and Education, 14, (1) pp. 50-68. ISSN 1537-260X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5465/amle.2012.0287 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Martin A; Dawkins S

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2010BookValentine T, Woods M, 'Management in focus: The global financial crisis', Pearson, Sydney, pp. 78. ISBN 978-1-442-52600-6 (2010) [Authored Other Book]

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Journal Article

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Barry KM, Woods M, Martin A, Stirling C, Warnecke E, 'A randomized controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on doctoral candidate psychological status', Journal of American College Health, 67, (4) pp. 299-307. ISSN 0744-8481 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1515760 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Barry KM; Martin A; Stirling C; Warnecke E

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2019Woods M, Macklin R, Dawkins S, Martin Angela, 'Mental illness, social suffering and structural antagonism in the labour process', Work, Employment and Society, 33, (6) pp. 948-965. ISSN 0950-0170 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0950017019866650 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Dawkins S; Martin Angela

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2018Adhikari RP, Bonney L, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Applying a community entrepreneurship development (CED) framework', Small Enterprise Research, 25, (3) pp. 257-275. ISSN 1321-5906 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13215906.2018.1522274 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Adhikari RP; Bonney L; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A

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2018Barry KM, Woods M, Warnecke E, Stirling C, Martin A, 'Psychological health of doctoral candidates, study-related challenges and perceived performance', Higher Education Research and Development, 37, (3) pp. 468-483. ISSN 1469-8366 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1425979 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Barry KM; Warnecke E; Stirling C; Martin A

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2018Martin A, Woods M, Dawkins S, 'How managers experience situations involving employee mental ill-health', International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 11, (6) pp. 442-463. ISSN 1753-8351 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/IJWHM-09-2017-0069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Martin A; Dawkins S

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2018Rundle O, Woods M, Michaelson L, 'Processes for disputing liability to pay workers' compensation for psychological injury', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, 7, (2) pp. 105-130. ISSN 1839-4574 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Rundle O; Michaelson L

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2018Woods M, Adhikari RP, Bonney L, Ross S, Coates L, et al., 'Regional development and the Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise organization', Small Enterprise Research, 25, (3) pp. 290-302. ISSN 1321-5906 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13215906.2018.1522273 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Adhikari RP; Bonney L; Ross S; Coates L

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2017Fraser NKO, Miles MP, Woods M, Lewis GK, 'The creation of entrepreneurial engineers: a re-evaluation of the Standish-Kuon and Rice (2002) typology and the emergence of the entrepreneurial engineering education (EEE) typology', The Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship, 8, (1) pp. 85-105. ISSN 2159-6948 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Fraser NKO; Miles MP; Lewis GK

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2017Paulus T, Woods M, Atkins D, Macklin R, 'The discourse of QDAS: reporting practices of ATLAS.ti and NVivo users with implications for best practices', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20, (1) pp. 35-47. ISSN 1364-5579 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2015.1102454 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Macklin R

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2016Woods M, Paulus T, Atkins D, Macklin R, 'Advancing qualitative research using qualitative data analysis software (QDAS)? Reviewing potential versus practice in published studies using ATLAS.ti and NVivo, 1994-2013', Social Science Computer Review, 34, (5) pp. 597-617. ISSN 0894-4393 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0894439315596311 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: Macklin R

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2015Martin A, Woods M, Dawkins S, 'Managing employees with mental health issues: Identification of conceptual and procedural knowledge for development within management education curricula', Academy of Management Learning and Education, 14, (1) pp. 50-68. ISSN 1537-260X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5465/amle.2012.0287 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Martin A; Dawkins S

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2015Woods M, Macklin RB, Lewis GK, 'Researcher reflexivity: exploring the impacts of CAQDAS use', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19, (4) pp. 385-403. ISSN 1364-5579 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2015.1023964 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Macklin RB; Lewis GK

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2014Lewis GK, Crispin SH, Bonney L, Woods M, Fei J, et al., 'Branding as innovation within agribusiness value chains', Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 16, (2) pp. 146-162. ISSN 1471-5201 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/JRME-03-2014-0005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Lewis GK; Crispin SH; Bonney L; Fei J; Miles MP

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2014Woods M, Miles M, 'Collaborative development of enterprise policy: A process model for developing evidence- based policy recommendations using community focused strategic conversations and SERVQUAL', International Journal of Public Sector Management, 27, (3) pp. 174-189. ISSN 0951-3558 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/IJPSM-09-2012-0121 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Miles M

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2011Woods M, Hecker R, 'Helping to learn: governance of knowledge-sharing in the Aurora preferred suppliers alliance network', International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2, (1/2) pp. 91-112. ISSN 1756-6444 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hecker R

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2005Wickham MD, Woods M, 'Reflecting on the Strategic Use of CAQDAS to Manage and Report on the Qualitative Research Process', The Qualitative Report, 10, (4) pp. 687-702. ISSN 1052-0147 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Wickham MD

Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Robbins SP, DeCenzo D, Coutler M, Woods M, 'Mangement: The Essentials', Pearson, Australia, pp. 411. ISBN 9781488609077 (2015) [Revision/New Edition]

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2013Robbins SP, DeCenzo D, Coutler M, Woods M, 'Management: The Essentials', Pearson, Australia, pp. 387. ISBN 9781442564015 (2013) [Revision/New Edition]

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2011Robbins S, DeCenzo D, Coulter M, Woods M, 'Management: The essentials', Pearson, Frenchs Forest, pp. 393. ISBN 9781442533622 (2011) [Authored Other Book]

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2010Valentine T, Woods M, 'Management in focus: The global financial crisis', Pearson, Sydney, pp. 78. ISBN 978-1-442-52600-6 (2010) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Woods M, Dawkins S, Macklin RB, Martin A, 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Policing', Organisational Behaviour: Emerging Knowledge, Global Insights, McGraw-Hill Education, S McShane, M Olekalns, A Newman, and T Travaglione (ed), Sydney, Australia ISBN 9781760421649 (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Dawkins S; Macklin RB; Martin A

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2017Clark S, Woods M, Adams D, 'Managing alliance portfolios: lessons from social enterprise', Managing Alliance Portfolios and Networks, Information Age Publishing Inc., TK Das (ed), United States, pp. 33-69. ISBN 978-1-68123-904-0 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Clark S; Adams D

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2014Wickham MD, Woods M, 'Reflecting on the strategic use of CAQDAS to manage and report on the qualitative research process', Qualitative Research in Business and Management, SAGE, Willmott, H. and Bell, E. (ed), USA, pp. 687-702. ISBN 9781446287446 (2014) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Wickham MD

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2013Woods M, Hecker R, 'Interpartner learning dynamics in an alliance constellation', Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances, Information Age Publishing, Das, T.K. (ed), Charlotte, NC, pp. 159-186. ISBN 978-1-62396-165-7 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Hecker R

2013Woods M, Nielsen BB, 'Developing and managing collaborative know-how in firms and strategic alliances', Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances, Information Age Publishing, TK Das (ed), Charlotte, NC, pp. 275-299. ISBN 978-1-62396-165-7 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Woods M, Hecker R, Holland P, 'Pivot Maritime International: Taking on the World as a Born Global', Case Book in International Business, Ligare Pty Ltd, Prem Ramburuth and Catherine Welch (ed), Frenchs Forest, pp. 133-140. ISBN 0-7339-7125-3 (2005) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Hecker R; Holland P

Conference Publication

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Barry K, Woods M, Nowak B, Ahuja K, Townsend T, et al., 'Incorporating generic skills in to a Graduate Certificate of Research to support research degree candidates -experiences and future directions', 13th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Impact, Engagement, and Doctoral Education, 17-19 April 2018, Adelaide, South Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barry K; Nowak B; Ahuja K; Townsend T; Baldock C

2018Barry KM, Woods M, Warnecke E, Stirling C, Martin A, 'Challenges in doctoral research and psychological distress of candidates', 13th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Impact, Engagement, and Doctoral Education, 17-19 April 2018, Adelaide, South Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barry KM; Warnecke E; Stirling C; Martin A

2017Loghman S, Macklin R, Woods M, Dawkins S, 'Investigating the effect of ethical leadership on employees' psychological capital with the mediating role of organisational identification', 7th Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Conference: Business Ethics and the Public Interest, 10-12 December 2017, Melbourne, Vic, pp. 28-29. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Loghman S; Macklin R; Dawkins S

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2016Adhikari RP, Bonney L, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Creating regional Australia's future: development of CED framework', 29th Annual SEAANZ Conference, 10-12 August 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-17. (2016) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13408.69122 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Adhikari RP; Bonney L; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R

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2016Barry K, Woods M, Martin A, Sterling C, Warnecke E, 'Daily mindfulness practice increases psychological capital and reduces depression in doctoral students', Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 4-7 July 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 1. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barry K; Martin A; Sterling C; Warnecke E

2015Barry KM, Warnecke E, Stirling CM, Woods M, Martin A, 'Doctoral student distress and progress - can mindfulness help?', Teaching Matters 2015: Tasmanian Blends, 2 December 2015, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barry KM; Warnecke E; Stirling CM; Martin A

2010Styles L, Daly AJ, Woods M, 'An exploratory study in the motivation to stay versus the motivation to go for chefs employed in remote Tasmania', Proceedings of the 20th Annual CAUTHE Conference: Tourism and Hospitality Challenge the Limits, 8-11 February 2010, Hobart, pp. 1-23. ISBN 978 1 86295 560 8 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Styles L

2009Woods M, Hecker R, 'Learning to develop alliance capabilities: Knowledge sharing in the Aurora Preferred Suppliers Network', Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Partnerships, 22-23 October 2009, Denmark, pp. 1-35. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hecker R

2006Woods M, Wickham MD, 'Methodological implications of software use: An empirical investigation of the impact of software programs on literature analysis using N6 and N VIVO 7', Quality and Impact of Qualitative Research, 27-29 November 2006, Brisbane, pp. 163-172. ISBN 1 920952 91 8 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wickham MD

2005Woods M, 'Challenging Limitations in Qualitative Research Reporting by Charting the Course of Qualitative Data Analysis', Proceedings of the 2005 QUALIT Conference, 23-25 November 2005, Brisbane, pp. 1-10. ISBN 1-920952-48-9 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Wickham MD, Woods M, 'Broadening the strategic use of CAQDAS to manage the qualitative research process: lessons from the field', Proceedings of the Qualitative Research in IT & IT in Qualitative Research, 24-26 November 2004, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-9. ISBN 1 920952 07 1 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wickham MD

2003Woods M, 'Virtual enterprises and actual customers may not mix: the risk of using the virtual enterprise to outsource customer service', Proceeding of the 17th ANZAM conference, 2nd - 5th December 2003, Fremantle, pp. 1. (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Woods M, Hecker R, Holland P, 'Running before crawling: international human resource management in born global firm', Abstracts of the 7th Conference on International Human Management, 4th - 6th June 2003, Limerick, pp. 281-282. (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hecker R; Holland P

2002Hecker R, Holland P, Woods M, 'Strategies for Managing Gold Collar Workers: A Global HR Challenge', Management in a Global Context: Prospects for the 21st Century, 10-13 July 2002, Queensland, pp. 1-7. ISBN 0 909291 64 0 (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hecker R; Holland P

2002Woods M, Hecker R, Holland P, 'With a little help...strategic use of networking and partnerships by a born-global SME', SMEs in a global economy conference, 12-13 July 2002, Wollongong, pp. 1-12. ISBN 0 86418 706 8 (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hecker R

2001Woods M, Hecker R, 'Strategic management in the Tasmanian public sector: A case study of stakeholder management', Proceedings of Conference: The Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM: Closing the Divide, 5-8 December, 2001, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. online. ISBN 0-473-08309-4 (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hecker R

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Adhikari R, Harwood A, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Policy brief: Darling Down and South West Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Adhikari R; Harwood A; Clark S; Coates L; Eversole R; Bonney L

2020Bonney L, Woods M, Adhikari R, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Policy brief: EVAD framework', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Adhikari R; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R

2020Coates L, Adhikari R, Woods M, Clark S, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Barossa Yorke & Mid-North Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Adhikari R; Clark S; Harwood A; Eversole R; Bonney L

2020Coates L, Eversole R, Woods M, Adhikari R, Clark S, et al., 'Policy brief: Policy Opportunities', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Eversole R; Adhikari R; Clark S; Harwood A; Bonney L

2020Coates L, Harwood A, Woods M, Clark S, Adhikari R, et al., 'Policy brief: Murraylands and Riverland Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Harwood A; Clark S; Adhikari R; Eversole R; Bonney L

2020Coates L, Woods M, Clark S, Adhikari R, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Northern Inland Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Clark S; Adhikari R; Harwood A; Eversole R; Bonney L

2020Woods M, Adhikari RP, Clark S, Coates L, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Innovation in Regions', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Adhikari RP; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R; Bonney L

2016Adhikari R, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Regional Comparisons of Drivers and Constraints', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Adhikari R; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R; Bonney L

2015Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles M, Woods M, 'Accounting for agriculture in place-based frameworks for regional development: A value assessment and development framework and toolbox for building constructed advantage in agriculture-based regions', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, RIRDC Pub No. 15/002 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles A; Eversole R; Miles M

2014Woodburn V, Bonney L, Castles AK, Eversole R, Miles MP, et al., 'Promoting agriculture in north west Tasmania - RIRDC report summary', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles AK; Eversole R; Miles MP

2014Woods M, 'Analysis of community consultation data relevant to the RDA Tasmania Regional Plan 2012- 2013', Regional Development Australia -Tasmania (2014) [Contract Report]

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2013Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles M, Woods M, 'A State of the Region Report for North West Tasmania: Accounting for agriculture in place - based frameworks for regional development', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-34 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles A; Eversole R; Miles M

2013Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles M, Woods M, 'A Regional Agricultural Development Strategy for North West Tasmania: Accounting for agriculture in place ‐ based frameworks for regional development', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-53 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles A; Eversole R; Miles M

2013Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles MP, Woods M, 'Strengthening the Role of Agriculture in the North West Region of Tasmania: Issues and Approaches: Accounting for agriculture in place - based frameworks for regional development', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-37 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles A; Eversole R; Miles MP

2012Woods M, 'Analysis of community consultation data - Preliminary findings from stage 1: Northern and North West region', Regional Development Australia -Tasmania, Tasmania (2012) [Contract Report]

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2012Woods M, 'Analysis of community consultation data - Preliminary findings from stage 1: Southern region', Regional Development Australia - Tasmania, Tasmania (2012) [Contract Report]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Woods M, 'Managing alliance networks: Capability development through experiential learning in the Aurora Preferred Suppliers Alliance Network' (2009) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Altmann E, Coates L, Woods M, 'Councils' help with affordable housing shows how local government can make a difference', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 24 May 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Altmann E; Coates L

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2018Barry K, Warnecke E, Woods M, 'Mindfulness can help PhD students shift from surviving to thriving', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 26 November 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Barry K; Warnecke E

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2016Adhikar R, Bonney L, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Creating regional Australia's future: development of a community entrepreneurship development (CED) framework', Best Practical Orientation Paper Award at 2016 National Small Business Conference, 10-12 August 2016, Melbourne, Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand, Australia (2016) [Award]

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Co-authors: Adhikar R; Bonney L; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R

2013Bonney L, Lewis GK, Crispin SH, Fei J, Woods M, et al., 'NW Veg - 3PL Tasmania - NSW Veg Value Chain Analysis Final Report', Restricted Report, Australasian Agrifood Value Chain Research Group, Australia, pp. 1-10. (2013) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Lewis GK; Crispin SH; Miles M

2009Woods M, 'Qualitative analysis of SETL for the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning', SETL Analysis Report, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 1, 1 (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2009Woods M, 'Qualitative analyses of SETLs', SETL Analysis Report, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 1, 1 (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2009Woods M, 'Qualitative analyses of SETLs (2)', SETL Analysis Report, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 1, 1 (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2009Woods M, 'Analysis of formal divisional submissions to the Building on Strengths Committee', Building on Strengths Report, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 1, 1 (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2005Wickham MD, Woods M, 'Using Software to Enhance the Research and Analysis Process', QSR Nsight, QSR International, Australia, 27, 2 (2005) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Wickham MD

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$223,489

Projects

Managing workplace mental health: Translating research into practice through capability and policy development (2016)$8,000
Description
This project takes our research on mental health in the workplace and explores its translation into practice by developing a case study with an organisation seeking to improve its mental health management capability.
Funding
Museum of Old and New Art ($8,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dawkins S; Woods M; Macklin RB
Year
2016
Drawing together legal and management expertise to develop practice guidelines for lawyers and HR managers about organisational obligations re providing a psychologically safe workplace (2016)$5,666
Description
The project will utilise legal and management expertise within the team in order to explore the question of what exactly managers should do in order toavaoid liability for workplace psychological injuries and what they are required to do to meet their 'reasonable accommodation' requiremeht under anti-discrimination and Occupational Health and Safety law. Essentially it will involve a cross-disciplinatry translation of knowledge and materials to produce resources that will be useful for professionals, academic teachers and researchers.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,666)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rundle OC; Woods M
Year
2016
Regional Research Network (2016)$6,901
Description
Regional development is a cross-disiciplinary field that analyses socio-economic change in particular social and spatialcontextes, most particularly in non-metropolitan regions.The objective for this initiative is to enhance cross-disciplinary research collaboration to foster and improve the impact, policy and practice relevance of regional development reaserch in Tasmania and Australia.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,901)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Woods M; Eversole R; Adhikari RP
Year
2016
Rapid assessments of regional primary industry competitiveness (2015)$100,000
Description
To further apply the Value Assessment and Development Framework to identify how it can be used to identify national issues or opportunities that could enhance primary industry competitiveness.
Funding
AgriFutures ($100,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L; Eversole R; Woods M; Miles MP; Coates L; Ross Sophie; Adhikari RP; Harwood A
Year
2015
Accounting for agriculture in place-based frameworks for regional development (2013)$102,922
Description
The project objective is to develop a framework and toolbox that can be used to accurately describe the current and expected future contributions of agriculture to regions, and to implement this framework and toolbox to examine the contribution of agriculture to regional development in the case study region of North West Tasmania. The project methodology consists of three phases, each involving multiple steps which will be conducted concurrently. It relies on both existing and new qualitative and quantitative data sources, and uses a mixed methodology to analyse the data once collected. Expected data sources include: demographic and economic datasets; desktop analysis, including theoretical and practical frameworks and tools derived from the literature review and key practitioners; peer commentary and targeted conversations; interviews with key stakeholders including industry and government as well as other targeted individuals involved in the value chain (e.g. Input suppliers, producers, processors or wholesalers, third party logistics (3pl) providers, retailers and consumers); observations arising from scenario modelling and analysis, including inputs into this process; subregional workshops which will be used not only to collect data but also for testing purposes.
Funding
AgriFutures ($102,922)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L; Nelson R; Miles MP; Eversole R; Castles AK; Woods M
Year
2013

Research Supervision

Megan's postgraduate supervision experience includes supervising projects in the areas of:

  • Inter-organisational collaboration between social enterprises and businesses
  • Collaborative innovation in global value chains
  • Organisational factors that facilitate and inhibit incremental innovations in work processes
  • Organisational learning to enhance incident management in healthcare organisations
  • Educational practices used to produce entrepreneurially-minded engineers

She is particularly interested in supervising postgraduate work in the areas of:

  • Inter-organisational collaboration
  • Adaptive learning individuals and organisations
  • Qualitative research

Current

1

Completed

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAssessing Areas of Improvement in Staff Engagement of Environmental Services at a Public Hospital2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDCreating Entrepreneurial Engineers Through Entrepreneurship Education: A review of entrepreneurship initiatives in undergraduate engineering and the development of the Entrepreneurial Engineering Education (EEE) Typology of models used to educate engineering undergraduates about entrepreneurship
Candidate: Niyan Kwame Omari Fraser
2017
PhDHow Collaborative Practices Influence a Global Agricultural Value Chains Capability to Co-Innovate
Candidate: Sarah Ann Ayala
2016
PhDSocial Enterprise-Business Partnerships: Exploring the Influence of Institutional Logics upon Social Enterprise Partnership Experiences and Decision-making
Candidate: Sophie Philippa Clark
2015
PhDDoes Providing Short Cycle Feedback Produce Organisational Learning?
Candidate: Paul William Miles
2015
PhDThe Effects of Organisational Factors on Employee Process Innovation: An Empirical Study of China
Candidate: Jingjing Wang
2013
PhDPeople, perceptions and policies: public sector workforce alignment
Candidate: Katrina Sophie Gonda
2013