With over 25 years professional experience in large public and private national and international organisations, as well as government, smaller ventures and not-for-profits, Diane completed a PhD in marketing and organisational culture change using an action research approach while working in a Government Business Enterprise. Since then, Diane has been working with senior managers, CEOs, board directors and entrepreneurs to actualise their potential and, in turn, the potential of their organisations and communities.
In her research and work, Diane has discovered that successfully actualising potential is an evolutionary process that requires an understanding of who and what we are, and what we, our organisations and our communities need to become. It also requires letting go of old beliefs, patterns and structures to make room for new beliefs and capacities. Diane’s continuing research interests include marketing strategy, organisational culture change, leadership development, and action research. Her teaching interests are in strategic management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
Publications and Presentations
Higher degree Research Supervision (completed)
Doctoral Co-Supervisor: Case study research and marketing, AIB, 2010
Masters Principal: Action Research and conflict management, AIB, 2016
Masters Principal: Action Research and project time management, AIB, 2016
Masters Co-Supervisor: Action Research and recruitment and retention, AIB, 2016
Masters Co-Supervisor: Action Research and total quality management (TQM), AIB, 2016
Masters Co-Supervisor: Action Research and developing a high performance team, AIB, 2016
Masters Co-Supervisor: Action Research and implementing GST, AIB, 2016
Masters Co-Supervisor: Action Research and talent management, AIB, 2016
Higher Degree Research Supervision (in-progress)
Masters Principal: Case study research and social media, AIB
Masters Co-Supervisor: Case study research and organisational change management, AIB.
Kalendra, D 2016 ‘Using action research to develop a market orientation in an Australian government business enterprise, Action Learning and Action Research Journal, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 69-96
Kalendra, D 2011, ‘How can action research be used to change an organisation towards a market orientation?’, Gibaran Journal of Applied Management, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 58-94
Kalendra, D 2010, ‘Entrepreneurs and million dollar ideas’, In-business, Iss. 55, October/November
Flavel, R & Kalendra, D 2008, ‘Business incubator services and benefits: An in-depth investigation’, Gibaran Journal of Applied Management, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 40-69
Kalendra, D 2017, ‘Senior Marketer’s Monitor 2017’, AMI Workshop, 6 June 2017, Adelaide, Australia.
Shafei, I & Kalendra, D 2016, 'Developing academics to supervise masters using AR and AL', Learning for Change and Innovation World Congress, Adelaide, SA, November 2016
Kalendra, D 2016, ‘Insights into market orientation, organisational culture and business performance’, Research-in-Progress Workshop, Australian Institute of Business, 8 June, Adelaide, Australia
Kalendra, D 2016, ‘Developing and implementing a market orientation in a Government Business Enterprise (GBE) in Australia: A Work Applied Learning Project – Part 2’, Research Seminar, AIB, Adelaide, SA
Kalendra, D 2015, ‘Developing and implementing a market orientation in a Government Business Enterprise (GBE) in Australia: A Work Applied Learning Project – Part 1’, AIB Research Seminar, AIB, Adelaide, SA
Kalendra, D 2009, ‘Creating a market oriented GBE: an action research project,’ ALARA National Conference, Melbourne, VIC
2013: Lead in Community Survey Initiative Project, Down Syndrome South Australia
Ad-hoc peer reviewer for the international Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences (JAMS)