Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Knowledge management – human & machines
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Change & Leadership 4.0
  • Qualitative and post-qualitative research
  • Narratives

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Selvi Kannan

Selvi Kannan is an experienced Lecturer and Course Chair of Innovation & Management within Victoria University Business School. She specialises in teaching innovation & entrepreneurship, knowledge management & organisational learning, and change management, all with the view to preparing students with future skills to be ready for the  professional world (embracing innovation, technology and human connections).

Selvi's research focuses on how knowledge transpires in innovative organisations that includes people and machines. Her research work has contributed to understanding of knowledge in a disruptive, changing environment and has been premised in novices, experts, gender, Australian organisations and global innovation hubs. Selvi acts as Editorial Member with a number of journals.

She demonstrated leadership in education by engaging with organisations and other learning institutes. She acts as Mentor and Instructor with Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley, Monash Alumni and APR.Intern (Melbourne University).

Her industry experience can be seen from her strong network globally. She has been involved at strategic, functional, steering committee and regulatory work at national and international board levels.

Qualifications

  • PhD, VicMelb
  • Grad Cert in Education, VicMelb
  • MComm, Monash

Key publications

Year Citation
2017 Beech, N., & MacIntosh, R. (170601). Managing Change Enquiry and Action (Australasian Edition). Port Melbourne, VIC: Cambridge University Press.
2013 Waddell, D., Creed, A., Cummings, T. G., & Worley, C. G. (130101). Organisational Change Development and Transformation.
2012 Pinto, J. K. (120709). Project Management Achieving Competitive Advantage. Prentice Hall.

Year Citation
2019 Kannan, S., & Miah, M. SJ. (190214). Integration of Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence for Lean Organizational Learning by the Digital Worker In Miah, S. J;. (Ed.) (pp. 1-14). US: IGI Publishers.
2019 Kannan, S., & Miah, S. J. (190101). Integration of Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence for Lean Organizational Learning by the Digital Worker (pp. 130-140). IGI Global.

doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5718-0.ch007

Year Citation
2015 KANNAN, S., Delaney, & Ballardie. (150521). Narrative Analysis: Unpacking the Story of Indian Footwear Homeworkers In Kannan, S. (Ed.), Paper presented at Unpublished (pp. 1-10). Auckland: University of Auckland.
2013 KANNAN, S. (130101). An Individual Expert Knowledge Structure (i-EKS) for OrganizationalLearning Transfer and Transition Paper presented at Conference Proceedings: OLKC 2013. Ashburn, VA: Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities.
2012 Kannan, S., Armatas, C., & Curran, L. (120101). A Role-Play Learning Activity Using PebblePad for Industry Practitioner Involvement In Fernstrom, K. ;. (Ed.), Paper presented at ICICTE 2012: proceedings of the International conference on information communication technologies in education, Rhodes, Greece, July 7-9, 2012 (pp. 423-433). Greece: International Conference for Information Communication Technologies in Education.

Year Citation
2014 Kamoche, K., Kannan, S., & Siebers, L. Q. (140101). Knowledge-Sharing, Control, Compliance and Symbolic Violence. Organization Studies, 35(7), (989-1012).

doi: 10.1177/0170840614525325

2011 Kannan, S. (111201). Expert Knowledge: Does it Help or Hinder Idea Generation and Creativity for Innovation?. Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM, (488-495).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
4 PhD Associate supervisor
9 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (4) Associate supervisor
PhD (9) Principal supervisor

Other supervision of research students

Mentor to PhD Student from from Economic Faculty, University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic) on the topic "Developing Entrepreneurship Competencies and SME Management" (Intern from September 2019 to December 2019)

Teaching activities & experience

Current Doctoral study topics include: Entrepreneurship Orientation; Immigrant Women & Entrepreneurship; Women & Career in STEM; Innovative Work spaces; Resilient Leadership, Learning & Motivation in Organisations, Knowledge & Quality Management in Organisations.

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Nov 2018 - Oct 2019
Taskforce Member, Future Skills & AI
Committee for Melbourne
Jan 2016 - Oct 2019
Panel Chair & Judge
Australian Information Industry Association
Jan 2018 - Oct 2019
Mentor
Sutardja Centre for Entrepreneurship & Technology, Berkeley University, USA
Mar 2014 - Oct 2019
Member
Asia-Ed-Net (Melbourne University)
Jan 2015 - Oct 2019
Mentor
Monash Alumni
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Nov 2018 - Oct 2019
Taskforce Member, Future Skills & AI
Committee for Melbourne
Jan 2016 - Oct 2019
Panel Chair & Judge
Australian Information Industry Association
Jan 2018 - Oct 2019
Mentor
Sutardja Centre for Entrepreneurship & Technology, Berkeley University, USA
Mar 2014 - Oct 2019
Member
Asia-Ed-Net (Melbourne University)
Jan 2015 - Oct 2019
Mentor
Monash Alumni

Awards

Year Award
2016

Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Victoria University

2008

Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Recognition for Engagement with Industry & Community - Victoria University

Invited keynote speeches

Year Title/Description
2015

Managing Knowledge in a Diverse Workforce

2nd Annual Global Congress of Knowledge Economy-2015 (GCKE-2015), which be held in Qingdao, China during November 13-15, 2015, with a theme of “One Sea, One Belt, One Great Dream"

2018

Accelerating Start-Ups

Closing Speech as University Academic Representatives, European Innovation Academy, Turin, Italy

Professional memberships

  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
  • Professional Member, Australian Institute of Project Management
  • Academic Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Committee member, European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics
  • Committee member, European Conference of Knowledge Management
  • Committee member, European Conference on Social Media –
  • Academic Member, Australian HR Institute
  • General member, Australiasia Pacific Extension Network

Media appearances

23rd April 2012

Story and Storytelling in Organisations

Did a four part session on Story and Storytelling in Organisations.