Dr James Warn

School of Business

LOCATION

Building 27
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr James Warn is an academic with the School of Business, UNSW Canberra.

Professional and Teaching Experience

Dr James Warn is an experienced researcher, academic and consultant. His current research, involving international collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Leadership at the University of Guelph, is investigating culture and leadership capability in complex situations. In another collaborative project he is working with a team of researchers to investigate road safety culture in the community and he is exploring the role of community leadership in cultural change.In conducting his research and consultancy, he utilises his extensive academic background to develop a strategic orientation whilst drawing on his extensive organisational psychology experience to maintain a practical focus. He is an accredited facilitator in leadership development tools and the use of psychological testing for organisations.

Dr James Warn teaches in the areas of leadership and organisational behaviour. He is committed to the value of lifelong learning and instils this ethos into his teaching practices. James' teaching performance has been recognised with the UNSW@ADFA Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr Warn is a registered psychologist, a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and former Chair of the ACT Section of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Visiting fellow at the Centre for Defence Leadership (Australian Defence College).

Awards

  • Emerald Highly Commended Paper by Literati Network Awards for Excellence
  • UNSW@ADFA Teaching Excellence Award
  • High Commendation for Public Sector Evaluation from the Australasian Evaluation Society

Books

Warn JR; Tranter PJ; Fulford GR, 1997, Graduate evaluation of tertiary education & military training at the Australian defence force academy, Original, University College, ADFA, Canberra

Warn JR; Tranter PJ; Glenn F, 1997, Graduate evaluation of tertiary education & military training at the Australian defence force academy, Original, University College, ADFA, Canberra

Book Chapters

Warn J, 2018, 'Strategic Leadership in an Era of Complexity and Uncertainty', in Lindsay D; Watola D; Woycheshin D (ed.), International Perspectives on Military Leadership, edn. 2018, Department of National Defence Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, pp. 217 - 234

Warn JR; Cox M, 2014, 'The leader is leadership', in Svyantek DJ; Mahoney KT (ed.), Organizational Processes and Received Wisdom, edn. Research in Organizational Science, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, pp. 29 - 48, http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Organizational-Processes-and-Received-Wisdom

Warn JR; Okros A; Cox M, 2012, 'Intellectual Challenges of Complexity in Contemporary Military Missions', in Haas H; Kernic F; Plaschke A (ed.), Leadership in Challenging Situations, edn. Original, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 23 - 65, http://www.peterlang.de/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=65566&concordeid=262273

Warn JR; Baker KJ, 2008, 'Mutiny-Some failures of Military Leadership 1943-1972', in Harvey M; Barbour JD (ed.), Global Leadership: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the Future, edn. Original, International Leadership Association, pp. 95 - 109

Warn JR, 2007, 'Strategic leadership in an era of complexity and uncertainty', in Stouffer J; Macintyre A (ed.), Strategic Leadership Development: International Perspectives, edn. Original, CAnadian Defence Academy Press, Kingston, Ontario, pp. 1 - 20

Journal articles

Wang Y; Warn J, 2018, 'Chinese immigrant entrepreneurship: Embeddedness and the interaction of resources with the wider social and economic context', International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, vol. 36, pp. 131 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242617726364

Stewart J; Warn J, 2016, 'Between two worlds: Indigenous leaders exercising influence and working across boundaries', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12218

Wang Y; Warn JR, 2014, 'Ethnic Chinese business start-ups: a complex and uneven process.', Labour and Management in Development Journal, vol. 15, pp. 1 - 21, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/lmd/article/viewFile/3090/3893

Atapattu M; Warn J, 2014, 'Transformational Leadership in Promoting Knowledge Workers’ Propensity for Knowledge Management Processe', Sri Lankan Journal of Management, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.sljm.pim.sjp.ac.lk/SLJM_Articleslist.php

Wang Y; Warn J, 2013, 'Business start-up and success strategies of the ethnic Chinese entrepreneurs in Australia: The PRC Chinese immigrant group study', International Journal of Organizational Diversity, vol. 12, pp. 11 - 24

May M; Tranter PJ; Warn JR, 2011, 'Progressing road safety through deep change and transformational leadership', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 19, pp. 1423 - 1430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.07.002

May M; Tranter PJ; Warn JR, 2010, 'Holistic road safety report released', Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, vol. November 2010, pp. 49 - 52, http://www.acrs.org.au/publications/journalscurrentandbackissues.html

May M; Tranter PJ; Warn JR, 2008, 'Towards a holistic framework for road safety in Australia', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 16, pp. 395 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2008.04.004

Tranter P; Warn J, 2008, 'Relationships between interest in motor racing and driver attitudes and behaviour amongst mature drivers: An Australian case study', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 40, pp. 1683 - 1689, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2008.06.003

Warn JR, 2006, 'Plagiarism software: no magic bullet!', Higher Education Research and Development, vol. 25, pp. 195 - 208

Warn JR, 2005, 'intangibles in commercialisation: the case of air navigation services in the South Pacific', Journal of Intellectual Capital, vol. 6, pp. 72 - 88

Barber E; Warn J, 2005, 'Leadership in project management: From firefighter to firelighter', Management Decision, vol. 43, pp. 1032 - 1039, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00251740510610026

Warn JR; Fairbrother K, 2003, 'Workplace Dimension, Stress and Job Satisfaction', Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 8(1), pp. 8 - 21

Warn JR; Stevenson E, 2003, 'Quantifying changing Understanding', Evaluation Journal of Australia, vol. 3, pp. 56 - 56

Warn JR; Tranter PJ, 2001, 'Measuring quality in higher education: a competency approach', Quality in Higher Education, pp. 191 - 198

Warn JR, 2001, 'Overcoming Learned Helplessness', Australian Defence Force Journal, vol. 150, pp. 57 - 61

Warn JR; Tranter PJ, 2001, 'Measuring quality in higher education: a competency approach', Quality in Higher Education, pp. 191 - 198

Warn JR, 1994, 'Factors Influencing the Turnover of Skilled Personnel: A Case‐study', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 32, pp. 29 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103841119403200103

Conference Papers

Stewart J; Warn J, 2013, 'A new paradigm: indigenous leaders exercising influence and working across boundaries', in Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Hobart, pp. 1 - 20, presented at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Hobart, 04 - 06 December 2013

Stewart J; Warn JR, 2013, 'A new paradigm: indigenous leaders exercising influence and working across boundaries', in Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Hobart, Tasmania, presented at 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 04 - 06 December 2013

May M; Tranter P; Warn J, 2010, 'Climate change, peak oil and road safety: Finding synergisms to challenge the dominance of speed', in ATRF 2010: 33rd Australasian Transport Research Forum, presented at

Warn JR; Baker KJ, 2008, 'Failure of Military Leadership', in The Locales of Leadersip: Foregrounding Context, 7th International Conference on Studying Leadership, Auckland, presented at 7th International Conference on Studying Leadership, Auckland, 08 - 09 December 2008

Warn JR; Bowman WR; Peterson JB, 2007, 'Putting fluid intelligence into the selsction pot with crystallized intelligence and personality measures', in 42nd APS Conference - Psychology Making an Impact, 42nd APS Conference - Psychology Making an Impact, Melbourne, presented at 42nd APS Conference - Psychology Making an Impact, Melbourne, 25 - 29 September 2007

Warn JR; Tranter PJ, 2007, 'Selecting and educating future leaders for a world of complexity', in International Military Testing Association 49th conference, International Military Testing Association 49th conference, Gold Coast, Qld, presented at International Military Testing Association 49th conference, Gold Coast, Qld, 08 - 12 October 2007

Warn JR; Tranter PJ; Kingham S, 2004, 'Fast and Furious 3: illegal street racing, sensation seeking and risky driving behaviours in New Zealand', in 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 30 September - 01 October 2004

Warn JR, 2004, 'Fast & Furios 2: Illegal Styreet Racing Sensation Seeking & Risky Driving Behaviours in New Zealand', in 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 30 September - 01 October 2004

Warn JR; Tranter PJ, 2003, 'Education for Flexibility', in Learning for an unknown future, Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australiasia (HERDSA) 2003, Christchruch, New Zealand, presented at Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australiasia (HERDSA) 2003, Christchruch, New Zealand, 06 - 09 July 2003

Tranter PJ; Warn JR, 2003, 'Education for flexibility in a changing world: a case study of competency development in university graduates', in 2003 Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australiasia (HERDSA), Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australiasia (HERDSA) 2003, Christchruch, New Zealand, presented at Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australiasia (HERDSA) 2003, Christchruch, New Zealand, 06 - 09 July 2003

Warn JR; Knell SC, 2002, 'Transferring Expertise from the Public Sector', in ANZAM/IFSAM VIth World Congress, ANZAM/IFSAM VIth World Congress, Gold Coast, Qld, presented at ANZAM/IFSAM VIth World Congress, Gold Coast, Qld, 10 - 13 July 2002

Stevenson E; Warn JR, 2000, 'Yet to Leap Ahead : Training Managers to lead in the New Millenium', in ANZAAM, ANZAAM 2001 Conference, Sydney, presented at ANZAAM 2001 Conference, Sydney, 03 - 06 December 2001

Fairbrother K; Warn JR, (eds.), 2000, 'The Differential impact of stressful work environments.', in ANZAAM, ANZAAM 2001 Conference, Sydney, pp. p.17 CD RO, presented at ANZAAM 2001 Conference, Sydney, 03 - 06 December 2001

Warn JR; Gilks D; Buckley RE, 1995, 'Measuring time use and activity patterns: a data matric approach', in Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Wollongong, NSW, presented at Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Wollongong, NSW, 01 August 1995