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Dr Wahyu Sutiyono

Assistant Professor
School of Management
Highest Qualification – Phd
HDR Completions - 6

Contact Details
Phone No.: +61 (0) 2 6201 2742
Email: Wahyu.Sutiyono@canberra.edu.au


My research focus covers three inter-related areas:  HRM – organisational change & reform – performance. Most of my research uses Indonesia as a case study of an emerging economy.

Human Resource Management and Performance

The management of human resources is key to organisation success.  In this area, I am working around the theories of strategic HRM, focusing on the main HR activities, such as recruitment, training and development, performance management, and remuneration.  My research has looked at how these practices can support the achievement of organisational goals and performance.

Employee management has evolved from traditional to contemporary HRM, in line with the development in the contextual environment, including globalisation, increasing levels education in the population and technology advancement.  Our study examines how emerging economy, such as Indonesia, faces challenges in modernising its HRM.   

Public Service Reform /change

Change in the public sector organisation is often difficult because the changes need to be implemented and accepted by bureaucrat themselves ….'The very people who are the cause of the problem are charged with finding the solution'.  We are currently looking at how Indonesian public service does this.

The role of public service is to support the achievement of national agenda and goals.  Our study focuses on reform of the bureaucracy when the direction of a nation changes, such as the case with Indonesia when authoritarian regime was changed to democratic government.

  • 2011-2015 - Bureaucratic Reform in Indonesia, W Sutiyono – Chief Investigator, John Halligan – Investigator $ 220,000, PSLP, DFAT;
  • 2009 - Regional Autonomy and Human Resource Management, M Turner – Chief Investigator, W Sutiyono  – Investigator, A Imbaruddin  - Investigator, $ 92,888, AIGRP - ANU, DFAT;
  • 2008 - Foreign direct investment  in Indonesia, E Rose – Chief Investigator, W Sutiyono – Investigator , P Dowling – Investigator, J Gunawan – Investigator, NZ$ 44,000, Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Rhodes, M. L., Biondi, L, Gomes, R.,  Melo, A., Ohemeng, F., Perez-Lopez, G., Rossi. A., and Sutiyono, W. (2012) Current State of Public Sector Performance Management in Seven Selected Countries. International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management, 61(3) pp. 235-271.  ERA: B.  Citation: 26,  Google Scholar;
  • Mir, M. And Sutiyono, W. (2013) Public sector financial management reform: A case study of local government agencies in Indonesia, Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 7(4), Dec, 2013.  ABDC: C. Citation: 1  Google Scholar;
  • Turner, M., Imbaruddin, A. and Sutiyono, W. (2009) Human Resource Management: The Forgotten Dimension of Decentralisation in Indonesia, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 45 (2): 231-49.  ERA: A. Citation: 15, Google Scholar;
  • Sutiyono, W.  (2007) Human Resource Management in State and Private Enterprises in Indonesia, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 43(3): 377-394. ERA: A. Citation 11, Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Profiles


Wahyu is available for a HDR supervision consultation to prospective students.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Human Resource Management
  • Change in the public sector
  • Civil service/bureaucratic reform
  • Performance: individual & organization

Research Theories / Models of Interest

  • Resource-based theory
  • Institutional theory
  • Strategic HRM theories: universal, contingency, contextual
  • Policy window theory

Research Methods of Interest

  • Qualitative
  • Case study
  • Participant observation
  • Insider researchers
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