Engineering and Information Sciences


Senevi Kiridena

Esteem Factors

Roger Pysden Memorial Fellowship

Current Positions:




2009: PhD in Manufacturing Engineering and Management, University of New South Wales
1998: Master of Technology Management, University of Queensland


2007-09: Policy Officer, Australian Public Service
2007: Professional Officer (Senior Engineer), Macquarie Generation
2003-06: Associate Lecturer, University of Western Sydney
2001-03: Casual Academic, University of New South Wales

Research Interests:

Manufacturing strategy; technology and innovation management; logistics and supply chain management; network analysis

Professional Activities:

Member, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management

Future Research Topics:

Highly successful business models in the Australian manufacturing sector: an empirical investigation

Business models for knowledge-intensive manufacturing: new forms of value creation and delivery in challenging business environments

Operations strategy processes, context and performance: an empirical investigation of Australian automotive component manufacturers

Organisational culture, strategy process and performance: a comparison of high-performing manufacturing companies in Australia and China

Organisational design, strategy and performance: a supply chain management perspective

Organisational culture and managerial styles in leading engineering firms in Australia

Modelling and simulation of bulk freight transportation networks: towards a decision support system

Modelling and simulation for supply network configuration

Planning and scheduling of rolling stock maintenance projects

Organisation evaluation and adoption of technological innovations: case studies from the Australian steel industry

Research Students

  • Kedsarin Phoonsup : Strategy versus Business Model: Articulating the Differentiated Role of ‘Business ModelÂ’ and Developing a Taxonomy of Business Model Types
  • David Walker : The development of a life of mine logistical supply chain model to support higher productivity in underground coal mining
  • Liyong Cai : Using Flexsim to Simulate the Logistics Relationship Between Materials Supplying and Roadway Development