A Publications list

Book Chapters

• Ronald C Beckett, Elaine Saunders and Peter Blamey (in preparation) Optimising hearing aid utilisation using telemedicine tools. In Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha and Isabel Miranda (Eds) Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine. IGI Global, Hershey, Pa, USA

• Ronald C Beckett (In Press) Learning to facilitate innovation. In Fawzy Soliman (Ed) From Knowledge Management to Learning Organisation to Innovation: The Way Ahead. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

• Ronald C Beckett (2014) Establishing learning places and knowledge flows to stimulate innovation. Chapter 4 in Fawzy Soliman (Ed) Learning models for innovation in organisations: Examining the roles of knowledge transfer and Human Resources Management, IGI Global, Hershey, Pa, USA

Ronald C Beckett (2012) ‘Embedding environmental practices in SMEs: Four exploratory case studies.’ In Davila, A, Elvira, M, Ramirez, J and Zapata-Cantu, L (Eds) ‘Understanding Organizations in Complex, Emergent and Uncertain Environments.’ Palgrave McMillan

Ronald C Beckett and Paul Couchman (2012) 'Engaging Small Businesses in Innovation: Building Absorptive Capacity through R&D Clubs ‘. In Davila, A, Elvira, M, Ramirez, J and Zapata-Cantu, L (Eds) ‘Understanding Organizations in Complex, Emergent and Uncertain Environments.’ Palgrave McMillan

Beckett, R.C; Rowland-Campbell, A and Strahl, P (2011) Critical Success Factors to Yield Business Benefits from Semantic Technologies. In Cruz-Cunha, M.M and Varajão (Eds) E-Business issues, Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs: Driving Competitiveness, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Beckett, R.C and Jones, M.J (2011) Active Ageing: Using an ARCON framework to study U3A (University of the Third Age) in Australia. In Camarinha-Matos, L.M; Pereira-Klen, A and Afsarmanesh, H (Eds) Adaptation and Value Creating Collaborative Networks. Springer, Dordrecht, ISBN 978 – 3-642-23329-6 pp189 – 196 

Ronald C Beckett and Paul K Couchman (2010) “Join the Club: Entrepreneurial SMEs and Collaborative R&D Networks” In “Organizing and Managing in the Era of Globalization, P Singh and S Verma (Ed), Sage Publications. Pp 189 - 209

Beckett, R.C and Jones, M (2010) The Variable Nature of Trust in Sustainable Collaborative Ventures. In Camarinha, L.M; Bousher, X and Afmarmanesh, H (Eds) Collaborative Networks for a Sustainable World, Springer

Ronald C Beckett (2009) “ An approach to measuring the performance of a large-scale collaboration” Camarinha-Matos , Paraskakis, I and Arfsarmanesh (Eds) “Leveraging Knowledge for Innovation in Collaborative Networks” Springer, New York, pp 495 - 504 (ISBN10-3-642-04567-7)

Ronald C Beckett and Paul K Couchman (2009) “Join the Club: Entrepreneurial SMEs and Collaborative R&D Networks” In “Globalisation: Realities, Challenges and Responses”, S Verma (Ed), Sage Publications, India  

Ross Chapman, Terry Sloan and Ron Beckett (2008) “Operations Excellence” In Samson, D and Singh, P.J. (Eds) “Operations Management – An Integrated Approach” Cambridge University Press, Melbourne ISBN 978-0521-70077-1

John P. T Mo, Ron C Beckett, Laszlo Nemes and Stuart Woodman (2006) “Development of an Open ICT Infrastructure for Internet Based Integration” In Camarinha-Matos, L.M, Afsarmanesh, H & Ollus, M. (Eds) “Network-centric collaboration and supporting frameworks.” Springer, New York pp 461 – 470

Ronald C Beckett (2006) “Issues of Participant Absorptive Capacity in Establishing Virtual Enterprise Operations” In Camarinha-Matos, L.M, Afsarmanesh, H & Ollus, M. (Eds) “Network-centric collaboration and supporting frameworks.” Springer, New York pp 85-92

R.C.Beckett (2005) “Perceptions of value that sustain collaborative networks” In Camarinha-Matos, L.M, Afsarmanesh, H & Ortiz, A. (Eds) “Collaborative Networks and Their Breeding Environments” Springer, New York, pp 329-336

J. Mo, R. Beckett and L.Nemes (2005) “Technology Infrastructure for a Virtual Organization of Toolmakers” In Camarinha-Matos, L.M, Afsarmanesh, H & Ortiz, A. (Eds) “Collaborative Networks and Their Breeding Environments” Springer, New York, pp 493-500

Ronald C Beckett (2005) “Collaboration is now a strategic necessity” Handbook of Business Strategy, pp327 – 332. Emerald Group Publishing ISSN 0849-4318

Beckett, R.C. (2004) “Exploring Sustainable Virtual Enterprises: Two Case Studies” In Camarinha-Matos, L.M. (Ed) “Virtual Enterprises and Collaborative Networks”, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 491 - 498

Gerhard Smid and Ronald Beckett (2004) “Learning and Sustainable Change: Designing Learning Spaces” Chapter 19 in Boonstra, J. J. (Ed) “Dynamics in Organisational Change and Learning” John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, pp403 – 428.

Ronald Beckett (2003) “Knowledge and Business Processes “ in Hasan, H and Handzic, M (Eds) “Australian Studies in Knowledge Management” University of Wollongong Press, ISBN 0-86418-724-6, pp 442-484

Beckett, R.C (2001) “Accessing Corporate Memory to Create Value – Some Knowledge Structure Concepts” in Mo,J.P.T and Nemes, L (eds) “Global Engineering, Manufacturing and Enterprise Networks” Kluwer Academic Publishers, Massachusetts, pp 2-16

Journal Articles

• Ronald C Beckett (In Preparation) Quality Assurance in a Radical Innovation Environment. The TQM Journal (tba)

• Ronald C Beckett (in Press) Functional System Maps as Boundary Objects in Complex System Development. International Journal of Agile Systems and Management. (tba)

• Ronald C Beckett and Michael Jones (2012) Collaborative Network Success and the Variable Nature of Trust. Production Planning & Control - The Management of Operations, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 240-251

Ronald C Beckett and Paul Hyland (2011) Effective Communication in Innovation Processes. Journal of Science Communication. Vol 10, Iss 4. P8

Ronald C Beckett and Michael Jones (2011) Collaborative Network Success and the Variable Nature of Trust.  Production Planning & Control - The Management of Operations,  DOI:10.1080/09537287.2011.627654

Ronald C Beckett (2010) “Blending creativity and structure in implementing a novel idea” International Journal of Product Development, Vol 11, Nos 3 / 4, pp 177-195

Ronald C Beckett (2009) “Marketing Capabilities under a Collective Brand - Three Longitudinal Case Studies of Australian SME Experience” Small Enterprise Research Journal

Ronald C Beckett (2009) “ Capturing knowledge during a dynamically evolving R&D project: A particular application of Wiki software” International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Vol 9, No 2, pp 59 - 68

R. C. Beckett (2008) “Utilizing an adaptation of the absorptive capacity concept in a virtual enterprise context” International Journal of Production Research.(on-line) Vol 46, Iss 5, March, pp 1243 – 1252 (ISSN 1366-588X)

Paul K Couchman and Ron Beckett (2006) “Achieving Effective Cross-sector R&D Collaboration -  A Proposed Management Framework” Prometheus, Vol 24, No 2, pp 151 - 166

Paul Hyland and Ron Beckett (2005) “Engendering an innovative culture and maintaining operational balance” Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol 12, No 3 pp 323 - 352

Paul W. Hyland and Ronald C Beckett (2004) “Innovation and enhancement of enterprise capabilities – A survey of assessment approaches” International journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, Vol 3, No 1, pp34 - 46

Beckett, R.C (2004) “Exploring Virtual Enterprises using Activity Theory”. Australian Journal of Information Systems, Vol 12, No 1, pp103 - 110

Beckett, R.C. (2004) “Stimulating and evolving knowledge-oriented improvement processes in a business enterprise” Jnl Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol 15, No 4, pp 325-334 

Ronald C Beckett (2003) “Determining the anatomy of business systems for a virtual enterprise” Computers in Industry, Vol 51, Issue 2, June pp 127-138

Hyland, P and Beckett, R (2002) “Learning to compete: the value of internal benchmarking” Benchmarking – An International Journal, Vol 9, No 3, pp 293-304

Hyland, P, Sloan, T and Beckett, R (2002) “Learning to compete: post-graduate training in an aerospace company” Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol 26, No 2/3/4, pp100-108

Sloan, T.R, Hyland, P.W and Beckett, R. (2002) “ Learning as a competitive advantage: Innovative training in the Australian Aerospace Industry” International Journal of Technology Management Vol 23, No 4, pp341-352

Beckett, R.C. and Murray, P (2000) “Learning by Auditing: a knowledge creating approach”.  The TQM Magazine, Vol 12, No. 2, pp 125-136.

Beckett, R.C. (2000) “A characterisation of Corporate Memory as a knowledge System”. Journal of Knowledge Management Vol 4, No 4 pp 311-319

Conference Papers

• Ronald C Beckett and Ross L Chapman (2014) What Business Model Constructs Drive Innovation in Australian Manufacturing SMEs? 28th ANZAM Conference Reshaping Management for Impact, University of Technology, Sydney, 3 – 5 December

• Ronald C Beckett (2014) Food Sector SME innovation: Entrepreneurial Bricolage Combining Recipes, Tastes and Benefits 28th ANZAM Conference Reshaping Management for Impact, University of Technology, Sydney, 3 – 5 December

• Ronald C Beckett (2014) Old Stuff and New Stuff in Product-Service Bundling. CE 2014 “Conference: Moving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in Global Economy” September 8-10, Beijing, China

• Ronald C Beckett (2014) Developing Service Innovation Initiatives Drawing on ISO 42010. 18th International Conference on ISO & TQM – Enhancing Growth and Productivity through Best Practices in TQM. 21-24 April 2014, Kuching, Malaysia

• John Mo and Ronald C Beckett (2013) Stimulating Innovation in Complex System Support: a Structured Approach. 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium – Innovation in the Asian Century, Melbourne, Australia, 8-11 December

• Ronald C Beckett; Paul Couchman and Hardik Vachhrajani (2013) Exploring the Social Dimension of Innovation in Food Manufacturing SMEs. 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium – Innovation in the Asian Century, Melbourne, Australia, 8-11 December

• Ronald C Beckett; Ross, L Chapman, Paul Couchman, Victoria Heathcote and Andrew O'Loughlin (2013)Stimulating and Managing Innovation in a University: and Exploratory Study. 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium – Innovation in the Asian Century, Melbourne, Australia, 8-11 December

• Paul Couchman and Ronald C Beckett (2013) Construing Innovation as a Social Act: Any Clues for SMEs? British Academy of Management Conference, Liverpool Sept 10-12

• Ronald C Beckett (2013) Learning and Concurrent Engineering in the Development of a High Technology Product/Service System. 20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Melbourne, Australia, September 2 - 6

• Ronald C Beckett (2013) Quality Assurance in the Evolution of an Innovation. 17th International Conference on ISO & TQM - Business Innovation for Sustainability & Organisational Development. 23-25 August 2013, UTS, Sydney

• Ronald C Beckett (2013) Sustainability, Standards and Business Innovation. 17th International Conference on ISO & TQM - Business Innovation for Sustainability & Organisational Development. 23-25 August 2013, UTS, Sydney

• Ronald C Beckett (2013) Industry-Driven R&D Intermediary Organisations: The ASCI Case. Proc 11th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Service Management Conference, Brisbane, June 20/21

Ronald C Beckett (2012) Mobilizing Experience: Third Age innovation and Entrepreneurship. 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, University Center, Chicago USA, 6-8 July

Ronald C Beckett (2012) The Establishment of a Supply Chain Research Collaboration as a Virtual Enterprise. Proc 10t ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, Melbourne, Australia 14-16 June (ISBN 978-0-646-57811-8)

Ronald C Beckett and Ross Chapman (2011) Understanding the Value Chain Imperatives for New Technology Implementation: An Australian R&D Case. Proc 25th Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Wellington, Dec 7-9

Beckett, R,C (2011) The Multiple Faces of Sustainability: The Sustainability Matrix Concept. Proc Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies 14th biennial conference (Auckland, New Zealand) Auckland, New Zealand, Nov 29 – Dec 1

Beckett, R,C and O’Loughlin, A (2011) Kairotic Moments: A Conjunction of Idea and Resources with Time and Place. Proc Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies 14th biennial conference (Auckland, New Zealand) Auckland, New Zealand, Nov 29 – Dec 1

Beckett, R,C (2011) Emergent Innovation: Working in the Imagination Proc Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies 14th biennial conference (Auckland, New Zealand) Auckland, New Zealand, Nov 29 – Dec 1

Beckett, R,C and Couchman, P.K (2011) Capturing Value from R&D Clubs. Proc Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies 14th biennial conference (Auckland, New Zealand) Auckland, New Zealand, Nov 29 – Dec 1

Beckett, R.C (2011) Learning Within a Radical Innovation Project: A Longitudinal Case Study 12th International CINet Conference Continuous Innovation: Doing More with Less Arhus, Denmark, 11-13 September 

Beckett, R.C (2011) The Conjunction of Two Megatrends: Open Innovation and Environmental Sustainability. 12th International CINet Conference Continuous Innovation: Doing More with Less Arhus, Denmark, 11-13 September 

Beckett, R.C (2011) Network Pictures and Environmental Sustainability Initiatives. IMP Annual Conference: The impact of globalization on networks and relationship dynamics, Glasgow, U.K, Aug 30 – Sept 3

Beckett, R.C and Frederick, H (2011) Grandpa as an entrepreneur: Population dynamics of social and business entrepreneurship, an exploratory analysis. 3rd Indonesia International Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Small Business. Gedung Merdeka, Bandung, Indonesia, July 25 - 28 

Beckett, R.C. (2011) Operational Readiness to Support Sustainability Initiatives. Proc 9th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, Deakin University, Geelong, June 15 – 17

Beckett, R.C (2011) Establishing a web-based learning laboratory to facilitate collaborative innovation and knowledge diffusion. Proc 10th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation & Knowledge Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 15 – 18 (ISBN 978-0-7326-2428-6)

Beckett, R.C (2011) Matters of National Innovation Infrastructure and the Performance of Firms. Proc 10th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation & Knowledge Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 15 – 18 (ISBN 978-0-7326-2428-6)

Beckett, R.C and Li, Z (2010) Establishing a Collaborative Network Organisation in a complex business environment. 8th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, Sydney, June 6-8.

Beckett, R.C and Berendsen, G (2010) Stimulating Learning and Innovation to Confront Sustainability Issues. Proc 11th International CINet Conference “Practicing Innovation in Times of Discontinuity”, Zurich, Switzerland Sept 5 – 7 (ISBN 978-90-77360-13-2)

Beckett, R,C and O’Loughlin, A (2010)  The Dynamics of Innovation: Managing Kairotic Moments. Proc 11th International CINet Conference “Practicing Innovation in Times of Discontinuity”, Zurich, Switzerland Sept 5 – 7 (ISBN 978-90-77360-13-2) (runner-up Best Paper award)

Beckett, R.C and Zhang, G (2010) Practicing Innovation within National Innovation Systems: An Australian Perspective. Proc 11th International CINet Conference “Practicing Innovation in Times of Discontinuity”, Zurich, Switzerland Sept 5 – 7 (ISBN 978-90-77360-13-2)

Beckett, R.C and Berendsen, G (2010) Exploring the Utility of a Multi-Level Collaboration Modeling Framework. Proc 24th Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Adelaide, Dec 7-10

Beckett, R,C and O’Loughlin, A (2010) Structuring Creative and Innovation Transitions: the Notion of Kairos. . Proc 24th Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Adelaide, Dec 7-10

Couchman, P.K and Beckett, R.C (2009) “Engaging Small Business in Innovation: Building Absorptive Capacity through “R&D Clubs”” 13th Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisational Studies Conference, Monterray, Mexico December 6 - 9

Beckett, R.C and Rowland-Campbell, A (2009) “Five Strategies for Interlacing Creativity Initiatives with Traditional Work Practices” 13th Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisational Studies Conference, Monterray, Mexico December 6 - 9

Beckett, R.C (2009) “Embedding Environmental Practices in SMEs: Four Exploratory Case Studies” 13th Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisational Studies Conference, Monterray, Mexico December 6 - 9

Chapman, R.L, Beckett, R.C and Gertsen, F (2009) “Innovation Facilitation within a Regional Industry Cluster” 23rd Australian and New Zealand Acadamy of Management Conference, Melbourne  Australia, Dec 1 - 4.

Ronald C Beckett and Ryan Gould (2009) “ Unpacking SME Innovation: A Complexity Theory Perspective” Proc 10th International Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference, Brisbane, Australia  6 - 8 September. (ISBN 978-90-77360-12-5)

Ronald C Beckett and Paul Hyland (2009) “Effective Communication in the Innovation Process” Proc 10th International Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference, Brisbane, Australia  6 - 8 September. (ISBN 978-90-77360-12-5)

Ronald C Beckett and Andrew O’Loughlin (2009) “Characterising Transitions in the Process of Innovating using Concepts of Structuration and Creative Problem-Solving” Proc 10th International Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference, Brisbane, Australia  6 - 8 September. (ISBN 978-90-77360-12-5)

Beckett, Ronald C and Gould, Ryan (2009) “Mapping the Innovation Space Characteristics of some Australian Manufacturing SMEs” Proc 7th Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, 8 10 June, Adelaide, Australia pp 104 - 117 (ISBN 978-0-9806179-3-1)

Ross L Chapman and Ron Beckett (2008) “ A Learning Laboratory Approach for Business Improvement: The Case of Discontinuous Innovation” ANZAM Conference, Auckland New Zealand, December

Ronald C Beckett (2008) “An Integrative Approach to Project Management in a Small Team Developing a Complex Product” International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, December 8 – 11 (ISBN 978-1-4244-2630-0)

Beckett, Ronald C and Hyland, Paul W B (2008) “The Role of Transition Agents in the Innovation Process” Proc 9th International CINet Conference, Valencia, Spain 5-9 September

Beckett, Ronald C. and O’Loughlin, Andrew (2008) ”The Dynamics of Change Underpinning Transitions in the Innovation Process” Proc 9th International CINet Conference, Valencia, Spain 5-9 September

Ronald C Beckett (2008) “SME’s finding a niche position in an emerging technology market: two cases” 6th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, Gold Coast June 8 – 10 (ISBN 9780734039439)

Paul K Couchman and Ronald C Beckett (2007) “Join the Club: Entrepreneurial SMEs and Collaborative R&D Networks” Proc APROS Conference, New Dehli, India, December

Ronald C Beckett (2007) “Australian SMEs doing business in Asia - Four longitudinal case studies” Proc IMP Asia Conference, Phuket, Thailand, 9-13 December (ISBN 1 74067 563 0)

Ronald C Beckett  (2007) “Breeding Networks and Brokerage: Some observations from four different cases”  Proc  ANZAM Conference, Sydney, Australia, December

Ron Beckett and Paul Hyland (2007) “Ideas in transition: Building absorptive capacity to enhance the innovation process” Proc 8th International CINet Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, September ll-17 (ISBN 978-90-77360-09-S)

Ronald C Beckett (2007) “Some generic competency issues to be considered by SME’s embracing nanotechnology” Proc ANZAM Operations Management Conference, Melbourne, June 6-7 (ISBN 978-0-07340-3752-7

Ronald C Beckett (2007) “Social Capital supporting the rapid development of SME collaborations” Proc  8th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management, New Delhi, India Feb 12-14 (ISBN 978 0 7326 2297 8)

Ronald C Beckett (2007) “Supporting cross-sector collaborative innovation using a virtual organization strategy – a longitudinal case study” Proc  8th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management, New Delhi, India Feb 12-14 (ISBN 978 0 7326 2297 8)

Ronald C Beckett (2006) “Mobilizing Minnows – Small Firms Striving for Global Leadership” International Manufacturing Leaders Forum (IMLF 2006), Taiwan, October

Ronald C Beckett and Helen Hasan (2006) “The use of Activity Theory in Understanding Multi-actor Market Oriented Collaborations” Proc “Transformational Tools for the 21st Century” (TT21C) Conference, Rockhampton, October

Ronald C Beckett (2006) “The Evolution of Some Collaborative Marketing Networks of SME’s” 22nd Industrial Marketing & Purchasing (IMP) Conference, Milan, Italy, September 7-9

Ronald C Beckett (2006) “ Matters of Intuition and Timing in Sustaining an Innovation System – The Role of Pattern-seeking and Anticipatory Learning” 7th International CINet Conference, Lucca, Italy, 8-12 September

Phil Bretherton, Ron Beckett, Claudine Soosay and Paul Hyland (2006) “Building innovative capacity in SMEs: The role of Mentoring”  7th International CINet Conference, Lucca, Italy, 8-12 September

Ronald C Beckett (2006) “Building Operational Effectiveness in a Virtual Organization” in Corbet, L and Elias, A (Eds) “Operations: Strategy, Systems and Networks”. 4th ANZAM Operations Management Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand June 6/7 (ISBN 0475 12289 5)

Beckett, R.C (2005) “Building Social Capital in the Australian Toolmaking Industry” Proc 2nd meeting of IMP group in Asia, “Building social capital in networks”, Phuket, Thailand, Dec12-14 ISBN 1 74067 425 1

Beckett, R.C. (2005) “Strategy in Practice: a comparison of practices in a large and a small firm” Proc 11th International Colloquium of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, “Performing Organization”, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 4-7

Beckett, R.C. (2005) “Knowledge Management: some observations on the practicality of a knowledge broker function” Proc 11th International Colloquium of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, “Performing Organization”, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 4-7

Beckett, R.C. (2005) “Engagement in Collaborations: Interpreting models and potential inhibitors in an SME industrial context” Proc 11th International Colloquium of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, “Performing Organization”, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 4-7

Beckett, R.C. (2005) “Blending industry and academic perspectives in organizational research” Proc 11th International Colloquium of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, “Performing Organization”, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 4-7

Beckett, R.C (2005) “When Innovation is Necessary but not Sufficient” Proc 6th International CINet Conference, Brighton U.K. Sept 4-6 ISBN 90 77360 05 0

Beckett, R.C (2005) “Combining Implicit and Explicit Knowledge to Map and Learn from Infrequent Incidents in Support of Reliability Assurance” ANZAM Operations Management Symposium, Rockhampton, June 13-14

Beckett, R.C. (2005) “Making innovation a managed business process: Some Australian Tooling industry technology opportunities” IMLF Conference 2005 “Global Competitive Manufacturing”, Adelaide, Feb 27 – March 2.

Beckett, R.C. (2005) “Mobilising Minnows – Creating Innovative New Value Chains for Small Firms in a Changing Global Environment” 7th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management – “Application and Synthesis in the Global Economy” February 16 –18, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia IBSN 0-7326-2277-8, pp 115-124

Beckett, R.C., Kennedy, J, Bretherton, P and Hyland, P (2005) “Facilitating a knowledge network of startups: some lessons from Australia” 7th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management – “Application and Synthesis in the Global Economy” February 16 –18, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia IBSN 0-7326-2277-8, pp 105-114

Hyland, P and Beckett, R.C (2004) “Balancing innovation and efficiency, the divergent and the convergent thinking worlds” CIMOC Symposium, Hong Kong, 2-4 June 2004

Beckett, R.C. (2004) “Collaborative Innovation: the Views of Some Industry R&D Managers” ANZAM Operation Management Symposium, Melbourne, 17-18 June ISBN 0 7340 3022 3

Beckett, R.C. and Hyland, P (2004) “An approach to characterising organisation culture with an example linked to innovation ” ANZAM Operation Management Symposium, Melbourne, 17-18 June ISBN 0 7340 3022 3

Beckett, R.C (2004) “Exploring Virtual Enterprises using Activity Theory” ISCAR Conference “Application of Activity Theory to Education, Information Systems and Business” Wollongong, 12-13 July (ISSN 1449-3586)

Beckett, R.C. (2004) “The Potential Influence of Local Government Strategies on B2B Networks” IMP Conference, Copenhagen, 2-4 September

Beckett, R.C (2004) “The Influence of Intersecting Technology and Market Factors on the Dominant Style of Innovation in a Firm” 5th International CINet Conference, Sydney, September 22-25 (ISBN 1 74108 069 X)

Beckett, R.C and Hyland, P (2004) “Innovative Organisation Cultures: A Tale of Two Toolmakers” 5th International CINet Conference, Sydney, September 22-25, (ISBN 1 74108 069 X)

Ronald C Beckett (2003) “Corporate decay or corporate stupidity: auditing loss of distinctive capacity after restructure” Operations Management Symposium, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Sydney, 12-13 June

Paul Hyland and Ronald C Beckett (2003) “Enhancing the new product development process in a materials processing operation” Operations Management Symposium, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Sydney, 12-13 June

Ronald C Beckett and Paul Hyland (2003) “Mapping collaborative transactions in alliances and networks that yield business benefits” In Proceedings of IMP group Conference, Lugano, Switzerland, 4-6 September

Ronald C Beckett (2003) “The application of GRAI-GRID analysis to fast-track tooling production“ 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Excellence, Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 October

Ronald C Beckett and Paul Hyland (2003) “Driving innovation: a systemic approach  “ 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Excellence, Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 October

Ronald C Beckett (2003) “Some Contingency Factors Driving a Culture of Innovation within Individual Companies or Parts of them“ APROS International Colloquium, “New world: translating the past, narrating the present & organising the future” Oaxaca, Mexico, 7-10 December

Ronald C Beckett (2003) “Maintaining distinctive capacity after restructure: some interactions between organisational form and organisational knowledge APROS International Colloquium, “New world: translating the past, narrating the present & organising the future” Oaxaca, Mexico, 7-10 December

Paul Couchman and Ronald C Beckett (2003) “Managing Effective Cross-Sector R&D Collaborations “ APROS International Colloquium, “New world: translating the past, narrating the present & organising the future” Oaxaca, Mexico, 7-10 

Beckett, R.C, Hyland, P.W and Soosay, C (2002) “Representing Enterprise Innovation: A Systems Engineering View” Proceedings of the Sixth International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management, Kuala Lumpur, 17-20 Feb

Ronald C Beckett (2002) “Stimulating and evolving knowledge-oriented improvement processes in a business enterprise” CINet Conference, Helsinki, September

Ronald C Beckett (2002) “The evolution of an Aerospace innovation network: a ten year case study“ - in Proceedings of the IMP Group, Asia Conference “Culture and Collaboration in Distribution Networks”, Perth, Australia Dec 11-13, 2002, ISBN 1 74067 184 8

Ronald C Beckett (2002) “Substituting risk management for trust in a fast-tracked collaboration“ - in Proceedings of the IMP Group, Asia Conference “Culture and Collaboration in Distribution Networks”, Perth, Australia Dec 11-13, 2002, ISBN 1 74067 184 8

Beckett, R.C. (2001) “The influence of different views of knowledge management on it’s implementation within an enterprise” 2nd International conference in Co-operation and Competition, Cairo, 27-29 Dec 20

Gerhard Smid and Ron Beckett (2001) “Methods and tools for the design of learning support for adults in the context of sustainable change – a critical view” 17th Colloquium, European Group for Organisational Studies, July 5 – 7, Lyon, France 

Smid, G and Beckett, R (2001) “Methods and tools for the design of learning support for adults in the context of sustainable change and innovation” Proceedings of the APROS ( Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisational Studies), Hong Kong, 3-5 Dec

Couchman, P.K and Beckett, R (2001) “Cross-sector Collaboration: Exploring industry and Academic Perspectives on Usable Knowledge” Proceedings of the APROS ( Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisational Studies), Hong Kong, 3-5 Dec

Beckett, R.C., Hyland, P and Sloan, T (2000) “Learning to Compete: Post-Graduate Training in an Aerospace Company”. Proceedings of International Conference of Working Knowledge; productive learning of work, December 11-13, Sydney.

Beckett, R.C and Hyland, P W (2000) “Learning to Compete; the Value of Internal Benchmarking”. Proceedings of ANZAM Conference 2000 3-6 December, Sydney, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Beckett, R.C (2000) “A Diagnostic Tool for Identifying Barriers to Organisational Learning” Proceedings of the APROS ( Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisational Studies), Sydney, Australia, 14-17 Dec

Ronald C Beckett “Accessing Corporate Memory – some Knowledge structure concepts” 4th International Conference on Design of Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing 2000. Melbourne, November 15 – 17 2000

Ron Beckett (2000)“Balancing cost and performance in high technology composite structures” ACUN-2 International Composites meeting: Composites in the Transport Industry, University of New south Wales, 14 – 18 Feb 

Ron Beckett and Fawzy Soliman “The Role of Critical Knowledge in Enterprise Management”  KNOW 99, University of Technology, Sydney 26-27 November 1999

Ronald C Beckett “A Characterisation of Corporate Memory as a Knowledge System” KNOW 99, University of Technology, Sydney, 26-27 November 1999

Glen Duncan, Ron Beckett, Richard Marsh and Fawzy Soliman “ The Role of Critical Information in Enterprise Knowledge Management” Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Networking Entities, Leeds, U.K. 15-16 October 1998

Peter Murray and Ronald C Beckett “Strategic orientations of Continuous Improvement and Learning: A Conceptual Approach” Proceedings of  the 2nd EUROCINET Conference, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 14-15 September 1998

Ronald C Beckett and Peter Murray “Learning by Auditing: a Knowledge Creation Approach” Proceedings of the World Innovation and Strategy Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2-5 August 1999

P.W.B Hyland, T.R. Sloan and R.C Beckett “Maintaining an Aerospace Industry in Australia – Learning to Compete. A Case Study in Innovative Training ” Proceedings of the 6th IERA Conference, Wollongong, July 15-17 1998

 Industry Studies

W. Kathy Tannous, Ann Dadich and Ron Beckett. Report for Cerebral Palsy Alliance: Evaluation of the Ignition Mentoring Program. Centre for Industry and Innovation Studies, University of Western Sydney, July 2011 (ISBN 978-1-74108-235-7)

Ron Beckett and Ross Chapman. A Research Study of the NSW Government’s Western Sydney IT Cluster Program  Centre for Industry and Innovation Studies, University of Western Sydney , February / March, 2009

Advanced Manufacturing Australia (AMAus) Submission to the Review of the National Innovation System, April, 2008

Exploring some advanced manufacturing applications of nanotechnology (2007) – an 18 month technology roadmapping study carried out collaboratively by four Western Sydney SMEs with support from the University of Western Sydney. Final report published April 2007

Reconstructing SME linkages for global competitiveness (2006) – A 30 month action research project involving two industry associations, the CSIRO and the University of Western Sydney finding ways to effectively mobilise competing companies to collaborate in the pursuit of large-scale global projects. Final report published May, 2006

Workshop entitled “Competitive Collaboration” (2006) at the Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers Conference, Coolum, July

Advanced Manufacturing Action Agenda (2004-2005) – Member of an Innovation and Technology Working Group. Action Agenda published June 2006

Aerospace Tooling Technology Roadmap (2004) – An exploration of technology and market positioning options for Australian toolmaking firms wishing to access the global aerospace structural components market. Project leader of a consortium comprising Austool, The Tooling Industry Forum of Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures. Final report published November 2004

An Australian Tooling Industry Technology Roadmap Exploratory Study (2003 - 2004). Project Leader. Final report published May 2004

A National Science and Innovation Mapping Study (2003) Participation in expert workshops. Report published 2003

Australian Industrial Research Group Management Survey (2002) A study of issues confronting IR&D Managers. Presented at a joint AIRG / Government conference August 2002

Aerospace Industry Action Agenda (2001 – 2002). Member of two working groups (a) R&D and commercialization working group, and (b) Investment/risk sharing working group. Action Agenda published November 2003

Ronald C Beckett (2000) Keynote address- “Concurrent product and process development in multi-site International projects” Eighth International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, ICME 2000. Australian Technology Park, Sydney, August 28-30 2000

“Linking Science and Technology for Sustainable Competitive Advantage” Australian Industrial Research Group Annual Conference, Sydney, February 2000 ( Also organised the Conference)

“Experience with Co-operative Research Centres and collaborative research”. Presented at an Inter-organisational collaboration workshop, Melbourne University, December 15/16 1999

“Supply Chains as a change agent in organisation re-structure and business process re-design” presented at a workshop preceding the Second International Conference in Managing Enterprises, 17 November 1999, Newcastle, Australia

“ Encouraging Innovation – What to learn in time” Presented at an Australian Institute of Management Greater West  meeting, 14th July 1999

“Maximising Opportunities for Industrial Interactions” presented to the 8th Professors and Heads of Department Chemistry Conference, Canberra January 1999

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