Professor Stephen Kelly BAdmin (Griff), MBus (SCU), PhD (SCU) 

Professor Stephen Kelly has over 70 published articles in the fields of Marketing, Small
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Housing; has received in excess of $500K in
competitive and industry research funding and has supervised 14 higher degree students to
completion. His current research is focused on Leadership, Management and Culture in the
Regional Higher Education Sector and Strategic Entrepreneurship. He is on the Editorial
Board of the Journal of Economic and Social Policy. 

Book chapters

A study on the consumer acceptance of hybrid electric passenger vehicles in Australia (with Martin Kunst), Professional doctorate research in Australia: commentary and case studies from business, education and indigenous studies (2009)

Journal articles


Expectations identity and affordability: the housing dreams of Australia's Generation Y (with Melanie Bruce), Housing, Theory and Society (2013)

Australia’s generation Y has grown up believing in ‘the great Australian dream’, which is inseparable...



Indigenous student participation in higher education: emergent themes and linkages (with Johnnie Aseron, Simon J. Wilde, and Adrian Miller), Contemporary Issues in Education Research (2013)

Educational processes directed at Indigenous peoples have long propagated a disparity between the educational successes...



Exploring the perceived influence of safety management practices on project performance in the construction industry (with Eddie WL Cheng and Neal Ryan), Safety Science (2012)

Although safety management is known to be vital to construction projects, very few studies have...



Relationship benefits: conceptualization and measurement in a business-to-business environment (with Donald R. Scott), International Small Business Journal (2012)

This article offers both a conceptually valid measure of the relationship benefits derived from the...



Questioning the epistemic virtue of strategy: the emperor has no clothes! (with Steven French and Alexander Kouzmin), Journal of Management and Organization (2011)

A critical analysis of contemporary strategic management theory and practice suggests that modernist, linear thinking...




Strategic entrepreneurship: understanding the association between proactiveness, planning and innovation within complex markets (with Jennifer L. Harrison), Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference (2012)

Strategic entrepreneurship (SE) suggests integration of opportunity seeking and advantage seeking behaviour leads to wealth...


What impacts do different forms of customer involvement have on the development of services? the identification of team- and customer-related factors (with Jakob Trischler and Don R. Scott), 2012 ANZMAC conference (2012)

In service design and innovation research active customer involvement has been suggested as a critical...


Creating an index of local software economy maturity: driving innovation and productivity (with Malcolm Fraser and Jennifer L. Harrison), Proceedings of ECIE 2011: The 6th European Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2011)

Australian Generation Y: building their identity through home ownership (with Melanie J. Thomas), Management Research in a Changing Climate: British Academy of Management Conference (2010)

Consumer acceptance of hybrid electric passenger vehicles in Australia (with Martin J. Kunst and Melanie Thomas), Management Research in a Changing Climate: British Academy of Management Conference (2010)


BCU staff survey (with Jennifer L. Harrison), Community Credit Union, BCU (2006)

Gold Coast IT capability audit (with Jennifer L. Harrison), Gold Coast City Council (2006)

Market intelligence study for the Tweed/Gold Coast campus of Southern Cross University (with Pat Gillard, Jennifer L. Harrison, and Dennis Howard), Vice-Chancellor and President of Southern Cross University (2006)


Housing affordability on the NSW North Coast (with Quentin Croft, Pat Gillett, and Allan Sheppard), Bananacoast Community Credit Union (2005)

As a result of changes to housing policy in Australia over the last two decades...



The identification and analysis of relationship benefits in business-to-business channels, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW (2004)

Foreign market entry and sustained competitiveness by Australian SMEs, MBus thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW (1997)

Develops a model for foreign market entry and sustained competitiveness by Australian small and medium...