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Dr Michela Betta

Senior Academic, Ethics, Organisation and Business

Biography

Dr Michela Betta studied philosophy and social sciences in Milan and Frankfurt, and completed her doctorate dissertation at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt with magna cum laude. Michela is a researcher, teacher, and practical theorist.


TEACHING

HRM70011 Ethics and Governance (master level)

HRM20020 Performance Management and Innovation (undergraduate level)

BUS80018 Qualitative Research Methodology (postgraduate level)

PUBLICATIONS

Scholarly Books

Betta, M. (2016) Ethicmentality – Ethics in Capitalist Economy, Business, and Society. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. 220. Scholalry Book 

Betta, M. (2006) (Ed.) The Moral, Social and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening: The Australian Case. Dordrecht: Springer. Scholarly Book.

Betta, M. (2000) Brauchen wir Menschenrechte? (Do We Need Human Rights?). Königstein/Frankfurt: Ulrike Helmer Verlag. pp. 100. Scholarly Book.

Betta, M. (1997) Embryonenforschung und die Reorganisation der Familie. Zur Politik der Reproduktion in Grossbritannien, Italien und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. (Embryonic research and the reorganisation of family. On Reproductive politics in Italy, Great Britain, and Germany) Frankfurt-Paris-New-York: Peter Lang Verlag. pp. 250. Scholarly Book.


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Betta M and Swedberg R (2017) Values on Paper, in the head, and in action: On Max Weber and value freedom today. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie. DOI: 10.1111/cars.12170 (forthcoming) Blind peer reviewed

Betta M (2017) Habits and the social phenomenon of leadership. Philosophy of Management. DOI: 1007/s40926-017-0076-8 (forthcoming). Blind peer reviewed.

Trevethan R and Betta M (2017) Academic Referencing on University Library Websites: A Call for Clear, Coherent, and Correct Categorisation. Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049670.2017.1281371 Double-blind review manuscript.

Betta, M, Borrett, V, Mathews, R, Webb, J (2017) Codes of Ethics: Challenges for Chemists. 17th Asian Chemical Congress and 19th General Assembly of FACS 23-28 July 2017, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) – Chemistry addressing sustainable development and other challenges of the 2020s. Blind peer reviewed conference abstract.  

Betta, M. (2016) Foucault’s overlooked organization – Revisiting his critical works. Culture, Theory and Critique 57: 251–273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/
2015.1078252 Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Betta, M. (2016) Self and others in team-based learning: Acquiring teamwork skills for business. Journal of Education for Business 91: 69–74. http://dx.doi.org/10.10802015.1122562  Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Betta, M. (2015) Place and Space: Australian Aborigine’s quest for recognition. Paper presented at APROS/EGOS, Sydney, December 7-9, University of Technology Sydney. Blind peer reviewed extended conference abstract.

Betta, M. (2015) Anxiety and the call of conscience. Paper presented at ACSCOS, Sydney 30 Nov – 2 Dec, Macquarie University. Blind peer reviewed conference paper.

Betta, M, Jones, R and Latham, J (2014) Being and care in organization and management – A Heideggerian interpretation of the global financial crisis of 2008. Philosophy of Management 13(1), 5-20. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Hougaz, L. and Betta, M. (2014) Entrepreneurship through transnational migration: The resources of early migrants. Special Issue on Immigrant business development past and present: Choice or Necessity (by invitation). Labour and Management in Development 1: 6–18. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Jones, R Latham J, Betta M (2013) Creating the illusion of employee empowerment: lean production in the international automobile industry. The International Journal of Human Resource Management 24(8): 1629-1645. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Betta, M. (2012) Moral Luck and Serendipity. Paper presented at the 28th EGOS Colloquium Helsinki (Finland) 5-7 July 2012. Peer reviewed extended conference abstract.

Goss, D., Jones, R., Betta, M. and Latham, J. (2011) Power as Practice: A Micro-Sociological Analysis of the Dynamics of Emancipatory Entrepreneurship. Organization Studies 32(2): 211-229. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Betta, M. (2011) Dangerous territory: Phenomenology and organizations. Paper presented at the 27th EGOS Colloquium Reassembling Organizations. Gothenburg (Sweden) July 6-9, 2011. Peer reviewed extended conference abstract.

Hougaz, L. & Betta, M. (2011) ‘From entrepreneurial organisations to dynastic enterprises. An investigation into the transformation of family businesses in Australia’. ANZAM Conference, Wellington, NZ, December 2011. Double-blind reviewed conference paper.

Hougaz, L. & Betta, M. (2011) ‘When origins matter: A historical perspective of Italian-Australian business in Australia’. Family Business Australia Conference, Research Symposium, 31 August 2011, Perth, WA. Blind peer reviewed conference paper.

Betta, M, Jones, R. and Latham J. (2010) ‘Entrepreneurship and the Innovative Self - A Schumpeterian Reflection.’ International Journal of Entrepreneurship Behaviour and Research 16 (3): 229-244. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Hougaz, L. and Betta, M. (2010) Women in Family Businesses: Perception and Understanding of Entrepreneurship.  7th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange 2-5 February 2010 University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Double blind peer reviewed conference paper.

Hougaz, L. and Betta, M. (2009) Behind the scene: The hidden power of women in family business. 23rd Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Monash University. Double-blind reviewed conference paper.

Jones, R., Betta, M., Latham, J., Goss D (2009) Female Social Entrepreneurship as a Discursive Struggle. 6th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Proceedings, University of Adelaide, CD-ROM, ISBN: 978-0-9803328-5-8, pp. 871-885, February 2009. Peer reviewed conference paper. Double-blind reviewed conference paper.

Hougaz, L., Betta M. (2008) The Business of the Family: Italian-Australian Entrepreneurs in Victoria and their modern Dynasties. 5th AGSE Conference on International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbourne. Peer reviewed conference paper. Double-blind reviewed conference paper.

Latham, J., Jones, R. and Betta M. (2009) Critical social entrepreneurship – An alternative discourse analysis.  In: David Weir, Le Trent Jones, Maxim Voronov, July Wolfram Cox (Eds) Critical Management Studies at Work: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Negotiating Tensions Between Theory and Practice, London: Edward Elgar. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Jones, R., Latham J., and Betta M. (2008) Narrative Construction of the Social Entrepreneurial Identity, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 14(5): 330-345. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Jones, R., Betta, M., Latham, L. (2008) Honour and Shame: Female Social Entrepreneurship as a Discursive Struggle”, 8th International Conference on Organizational Discourse, Queen Mary College, University of London. Peer reviewed conference paper.

Betta, M., Jones, R. and Latham J. (2007) Are you an Object or a Subject? The laboratory as a super-organization. Beyond Waltz - Dances of Individuals and Organization - 23rd EGOS Colloquium; Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria, July 5- 7, 2007. Peer reviewed extended conference abstract.

Betta, M. (2006) From Freedom to Destiny? On Human Nature and Liberal Eugenics in the Age of Genetic Manipulation. In: Betta, M (ed.) The Moral, Social and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening. The Australian Case. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Single-blind reviewed chapter.

Betta, M. (2006) Diagnostic Knowledge in the Genetic Economy and Commerce. In: Betta, M (ed.) The Moral, Social and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening. The Australian Case. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Single-blind reviewed chapter.

Betta, M. (2006) Self-Care and Self-Knowledge in the Age of Genetic Manipulation. In: Betta, M (ed.) The Moral, Social and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening. The Australian Case. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Single-blind reviewed chapter.

Betta, M. and Clulow, V., (2005) Healthcare Management: Training and Education in the Genomic Era. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Vol 27 (4): 465-500. Double-blind reviewed manuscript

Betta, M., Hougaz, L., Ancilli, L. (2004) The Internationalization of the Business Curriculum through Language and Culture: A Theoretical and Practical approach to Interdisciplinary Cooperation. Charles Wankel and Robert DeFilippi (Eds.) The Cutting-Edge in International Management Education, Vol. 3. Information Age Publishers. Single-blind reviewed chapter.

Clulow, V. and Betta, (2003) M. Enthusiasm and Ethics in the Biotechnological Empire. Lou Pelton and Sheb True (eds) Rights, Relationships & Responsibilities Rights, Relationships. Business Ethics and Social Impact Management. Kennesaw: Kennesaw State University, pp. 99-104. Double-blind reviewed chapter.

Betta, M. (2004) From Society to Organization: Governing Through Management and Accounting. Corporate Governance I: A Conceptual Approach. Corporate Governance and Ethics: Beyond Contemporary Perspectives. Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia. June 28 to 30, 2004. Double-blind reviewed conference paper.

Betta, M., (2004) HIH and ENRON – A Management and Accounting failure? Corporate Governance II: Two case studies. Corporate Governance and Ethics: Beyond Contemporary Perspectives. Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia.June 28 to 30, 2004. Double-blind reviewed conference paper.

Betta M. and Clulow, V. (2003), Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Business – The Economics of a New Relationship. Proceedings of the Second Global Conference on Business and Economics, London 5-7 July 2003. Double-blind peer reviewed conference paper.

Betta, M., (2003) Organized or Disorganized Capitalism? An Analysis of Socio-Economic and Organizational Studies. Proceedings of the Second Global Conference on Business and Economics, London 5-7 July 2003. Double-blind peer reviewed conference paper.

Betta, M. (2003) From Assimilation to Ethnic Business: The Emergence of Multiculturalism in Australia. A Brief Analysis of Socio-Economic and Cultural Patterns of the Italian and German Migration Movements. In: Weiss, D. (Ed.) Social Exclusion and the Battle for Integration. An Approach to the Australian Case. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Verlag, pp. 161-183. Single-blind reviewed chapter.

Betta, M. (2003) Australian Multiculturalism: Sorting Out Deficiencies and Benefits. On Social Inclusion Policies between Monarchy and Republic. In: Weiss, D. (Ed.) Social Exclusion and the Battle for Integration. An Approach to the Australian Case. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Verlag, pp. 61-80. Single-blind reviewed chapter.

Betta, M. (1997) Antiquiertheit des Rechts - Transformation des Rechts. Nach den universellen Menschenrechten nun die Biorechte? (Antiquity of the Law-Transformation of the Law. From the Universal Human Rights to the Bio-Rights of Man?). In: Kritische Vierteljahresschrift für Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft 1 (Juli): 66-79. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Betta, M. (1997) Von der Reorganisation der Familie. Auf dem Weg zur Geschlechtergesellschaft? (The Reorganization of the Family. Towards a Gender Society?). Familiendynamik 22 (2): 180-199. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Betta, M. (1996) Der Kampf um Macht über Leben und Tod. Essay (The Struggle for Power Over Life and Death). Politische Vierteljahresschrift 37 ( 3): 557-565. Double-blind reviewed manuscript.

Betta, M. (1996) Der Philosoph Glucksman, das AIDS und der Krieg (The Philospher Glucksman, AIDS and War). INFACT  14 (Oktober): 14-16. Frankfurt. Peer reviewed manuscript.

 WRITING FOR A LITERAY AUDIENCE 
I have also used the literary medium to discuss ethical issues achieving high impact readership

LITERARY SHORT STORIES

Betta M (2009) Realta Virtuale (Virtual Reality) (Firenze, Maremmi Editore)
https://www.amazon.it/virtuale-Effetti-sviluppo-culturale-tecnologico/dp/8851712840/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475637870&sr=1-3&keywords=betta+michela

Betta M (2006) Le Virtu del Camaleonte (The Virtues of the Chameleon) (Firenze, Maremmi Editore)
https://www.amazon.it/virt%C3%B9-camaleonte-sopravvivere-stessi-altri/dp/8851709076/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475637829&sr=1-5&keywords=betta+michela

 

Research interests

Entrepreneurship; Ethics and economics; Bioethics and genetic enhancement; Humanistic management; Social issues in the 21st century

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Principal Coordinating Supervisor students as Masters & Doctoral Supervision.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Organisation And Management Theory - 150310
  • Human Resources Management - 150305

Publications

Also published as: Betta, Michela; Betta, M.
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