Dr. Stephen Sim

Academic Qualifications
Doctor of Philosophy (Management, Human Resource Development) 2018
La Trobe University, Australia
Master of Business (International Business) 2009
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Master of Science (Global Leadership) 2009
Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, MA, USA
Advance Diploma of Business (International Business)
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Certificate IV in Small Business
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Office No.
+60 85 630100 ext. 2627




Room No.
No. 59, Row 1


Employment History
1. Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, Faculty of Business, Curtin Malaysia (2018 – present)
2. Lecturer, Facilitator, Tutor, online teaching and Assistant Subject Coordinator, College of Arts Social Science and Commerce (ASSC) La Trobe Business School, Department of Management, Sports and Tourism, Australia (2011-2018)
3. Director and Founder, Steeemz The Vending Company Proprietary Ltd, Melbourne, Australia (2005-2018)


Unit Taught
1. Small Business Planning (Semester 2, 2018)
2. Small Business Growth (Semester 2, 2018)
3. Fundamentals of Management (Semester 2, 2018)


Research Interests

Qualitative Case Study
1. Ethical Human Resource Management
2. Indigenous Entrepreneurship
3. Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship
4. Workers with Disability
5. Small Business


Research Grants

Internal University Grants
Intellectual climate fund for graduate researchers (La Trobe University), awarded by Graduate Research School and La Trobe Business School – Communities of Practice: Honours and PhD Café Club to promote mentoring and support for new research students AUD500: April 2018



Conference Proceedings/Presentations
1. S. Sim, J. Cavanagh, T. Bartram, & A. Shaw, (2017) Workers with disability and ethical human resource management in Australian social enterprise organizations – ANZAM: Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management 31st Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia.


Other Academic Roles

Reviewer Academic Journals

• Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource (2014 – present)
• Journal of Modelling in Management (2014 – present)

• Deans Award: HB1551: Australian Trade & Investment with the world, Swinburne University of Technology – 2007
• Deans Award: HBULDR 3340: The Ethical Leader Northeastern University
• Established the development/ Program Director of Northeastern University Alumni/Swinburne Global Leadership Chapter – 2007
• Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society – Swinburne Chapter – 2010
• Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society – La Trobe Chapter – 2013
• La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (full scholarship plus stipend) LTUPRS – 2014

Fellowship and Membership of Learned and Professional Societies
• Member, Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management (2018 – present)
• Professional Member, MAHRI, Australian Human Resources Institute (2016 – present)
• Associate Fellow, Institute of Managers and Leaders (Formerly AIM: Australian Institute of Management (2017 – present)
• Associate, Professional Member of the Australian Marketing Institute (2017 – present)


Updated on: 19 February 2020

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