If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Research Dr Susan Mayson conducts research employment relations and human resource management in small firms. She has collaborated with Professor Rowena Barrett (QUT) to co-edit the International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM published by Edward Elgar.She has published reserach in a range of international journals including International Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Journal and Human Resource Management Review. Her current research focuses on HRM in Social Enterprises. Dr Mayson also publishes in the area of working, teaching and learning in higher education with publications in the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) journal and Higher Education. She has supervised  a number of PhD students to completion in a range of areas including HRM and fast-growth firms, work-life balance and the psychological contract, performance management of middle managers in Chinese universities, international student safety and welfare and precarious workers in Higher Education.

Teaching and Learning

Dr Mayson is a associate Fellow in the Monash Education Academy, a Dean's Teaching Award (2011) winner and she received a Dean's Commendation for Teaching Excellence in 2009 for developing a Research Skills Development approach to curriculum development . She was a national team member of an Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC) Fellowship (Professor Angela Brew) on undergraduate student engagement. She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Research interests

HRM and SMEs, regulation and management of SMEs, fast growing and entrepreneurial firms.

Higher education, teaching, working and learning in higher education, international students.

Human Resource Management and Social Enterprises/Social Entrepreneurship.

Supervision interests

Human Resource Management and management of SMEs, higher education in a global context, human resource management

Monash teaching commitment

MGF5921 Foundations of Human Resource Management

MGF2661 Human Resource Management


Research area keywords

  • HRM and Regulation of Small and Medium Sized Firms
  • Research-Led Teaching
  • Discourse
  • Senior Academic Managers
  • University Policy
  • Higher Education

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2000 2006

Research Output 1999 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Contextualizing performance appraisal practices in Chinese public sector organizations: the importance of context and areas for future study

Wang, M., Zhu, C. J., Mayson, S. & Chen, W., 2019, In : International Journal of Human Resource Management. 30, 5, p. 902-919 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Negotiating the greedy institution: a typology of the lived experiences of young, precarious academic workers

Bone, K., Jack, G. & Mayson, S., 2018, In : Labour and Industry. 28, 4, p. 225-243 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Recruiting, managing and rewarding workers in social enterprises

Newman, A., Mayson, S., Teicher, J. & Barrett, R., 2018, In : The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 29, 20, p. 251-2860 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

‘It’s a hard slog being a female GP’: turnover intentions of Australian female general practitioners

Mayson, S., Bardoel, E. A., Russell, G., Advocat, J. & Kay, M., Sep 2018, p. 103-104. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

A new argument using embeddedness and sensemaking to explain small firms’ responses to employment regulation

Mayson, S. & Barrett, R. J., Jan 2017, In : Human Resource Management Journal. 27, 1, p. 189-202 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Dean’s Commendation for Excellence (Teaching)

Glen Croy (Recipient), Jan Marie Schapper (Recipient) & Susan Elizabeth Mayson (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award

Glen Croy (Recipient), Susan Elizabeth Mayson (Recipient), Lynette Montserrat Torres (Recipient) & Leanne Clare McCann (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)