Julie Cogin

Professor Julie Cogin

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Business & Law) and Vice President RMIT University; Chairperson RMIT Training Pty Ltd

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  Emaildvcbus@rmit.edu.au


   Campus: Melbourne City


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  Emaildvcbus@rmit.edu.au


   Campus: Melbourne City


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Professor Cogin has been described as a collaborative and authentic leader that builds trust and high-performing teams.

She is strategic, commercially and financially astute with an inspirational leadership style that motivates people.

Overview

Professor Julie Cogin is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law) and Vice-President at RMIT University. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of an ASX200 listed company, Chairperson on the board of RMIT Training Pty Ltd and is a Non-Executive Director on the board of the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre.

Prior to joining RMIT University, Professor Cogin held a number of senior academic leadership positions over the last two decades, including Dean and Head of UQ Business School at the University of Queensland where she was the first female Business School Dean at a Go8 university and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales.

Professor Cogin is a recognised thought leader in high-performing workplaces and corporate culture; having authored books and academic papers, including those in world-leading journals. She has also secured substantial competitive grant funding from the Australian Government and industry, and has engaged as an expert witness in several tribunals and courts of Australia.

Professor Cogin has received education awards at University, National and International levels. 

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Industry experience

Professor Cogin joined academia after a successful corporate career at Qantas Airways. She has more than 25 years of experience in delivering education or consulting engagements for many leading companies throughout Australia, Asia and in the USA including Australia’s top four banks and Hong Leong Bank in Asia, several large insurance companies, Qantas, GE, News Corp, Boral, Deutsche Post DHL, PWC, KPMG and Optus.

In addition to her university responsibilities, Professor Cogin sits on the board of an ASX200 company. Her corporate experience, academic achievements, and deep respect for the ethos of a university (academic freedom, intellectual debate, exchange of ideas, honesty and fairness) have assisted her to successfully assume senior executive roles in the Higher Education sector.

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Research

Professor Cogin’s primary research interest is strategy implementation. This includes understanding how components of HRM strategy can be configured to realise superior organisational outcomes (in both private and government organisations). She has an associated interest in HRM research methods, including data analytic techniques, evaluation of HRM research design and methodological challenges of the field.

Professor Cogin is also involved in cross-discipline research on high-performance workplaces.

Research output summary

32

Publications

5

Awards

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Feature publications

Formalizing the HRM and firm performance link: the S-curve hypothesis

The International Journal of Human Resource Management, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2020.1746682

Lee, I. & Cogin, J.A. (2020).

Work-life support practices and customer satisfaction: The role of TMT composition and country culture

Human Resource Management, 57(1), 279-291

Cogin, J.A.; Sanders, K. & Williamson, I.O. (2018).

How unique is HR data collected in Asia? The relationships between methodological choices of HR research and location of data collection

Frontiers of Business Research in China, 11(11), 1-15

Sanders, K.; Cogin, J.A. & Yin, C. (2017).

Key publications by year

  • Cogin, J.A.; Sanders, K. & Williamson, I.O. (2018). Work–life support practices and customer satisfaction: The role of TMT composition and country culture, Human Resource Management, 57(1), 279-291
  • Sanders, K.; Cogin, J.A. & Yin, C. (2017). How unique is HR data collected in Asia? The relationships between methodological choices of HR research and location of data collection in Frontiers of Business Research in China, 11(11), 1-15. 
  • Bainbridge, H.T.J; Sanders, K; Cogin, J.A. & Lin, C. (2016). Multiple HR practices and performance: A review of the pervasiveness and trajectory of methodological choice, Resource Management, 56(6), 887913.
  • Boedker, C; Cogin J.A; Vidgen, R; Meagher, K. & Mouritsen, J. (2016). Doing More with Less: Productivity or Starvation? The Intellectual Asset Health Check, Public Money & Management, 37(1), 31-38
  • Cogin, J.A. Ng, J. & Lee, I. (2016). Taking Control: Understanding Control-based Human Resource Management Practices in Australian Hospitals, Human Resources for Health, 14(55), 1-8
  • Cogin, J.A. & Ng, Ju Li. (2016). Chapter 16, Computer supported qualitative research, in “Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods on HRM: Innovative Techniques” Editors, Townsend, Lewin & Loudoun, Publisher Edward Elgar. ISBN-13: 978-1784711177
  • Lee, I. & Cogin, J.A. (2016). Network building and subsidiary managerial performance, Academy of Management Meeting, August 5-10 in Anaheim, California.
  • Cogin, J.A.; Kase, R. & Sanders, K. (2015). The effects of HRM and social-network on managerial performance Examining the interaction in a MNC, Academy of Management Meeting August 7-11 in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Cogin J.A. & Williamson, I.O. (2014). Standardize or Customize: The Interactive Effects of HRM and Environment Uncertainty on MNC Subsidiary Performance, Human Resource Management (USA), 53(5), 701 – 721
  • Sanders K; Cogin J.A. & Bainbridge, H.T.J. (2014). The growing role of advanced human resource management research methods in Sanders K; Cogin JA; Bainbridge HTJ (ed.), Research Methods for Human Resource Management, Routledge, London. ISBN: 9781317918295
  • Cogin, J.A.; Sanders, K. & Williamson, I.O (2014). Discretionary HRM Practices: How work-life support practices influence customer satisfaction. Academy of Management Meeting August 1-5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
  • Cogin, J.A. & Boedker, C. (2014). How HRM adds Value to a Firm: The Mediating Effects of Flexibility and Capital in the Service Sector, 2014 Academy of Management Meeting taking place August 1-5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
  • Lee, I. & Cogin, J.A. (2014). The Optimal Level of Investment in the HRM System" 2014 Academy of Management Meeting taking place August 1-5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Cogin, J.A.; Williamson, I.O & Sanders, K. (2013). Is work family support always effective? The interactive effects of work family support, high commitment HRM and masculinity on MNC subsidiary performance, Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, Florida, August 4 – 8. 
  • Cogin, J.A. (2012). Are Generational Differences in Work Values Fact or Fiction? Multi-Country Evidence and Implications, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Volume 23, Issue 11, pp 2268-2294.
  • Ng, J.; Cogin, J.A. & Lee, I. (2012). Taking control: An exploration of control based HRM practices in Australian hospitals, Academy of Management Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, August 3 – 7. 
  • Sanders, K.; Bainbridge, H.; Kim, K.; Cogin, J.A. & Lin, V. (2012). Strategic human resource management research; A content analysis, Academy of Management Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, August. 
  • Cogin, J.A. & Fish, A. J. (2010). Modelling and predicting the performance of cross border managers, Personnel Review, 39(4), 432-437.
  • Cogin, J.A. & Fish. J.A. (2010). Chapter 2 Value orientations and the selection of cross-border managers in Readings in International Human Resource Management, Editor Phil Benson, Information Age Publishing. ISBN 978-1-61735-083-2.
  • Boedker, C.; Cogin, J.A.; Meagher, K.; Mouritsen, J.; Sheldon, P. & Vidgen, R. (2010). Leadership, culture and management practices for high performing workplaces in Australia, prepared on behalf of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
  • Cogin, J.A. & Williamson, I.O. (2010). Standardize or customize: The interactive effects of HRM, intrafirm attributes and the environment on MNC business unit performance. Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada August.
  • Ho, C. & Cogin, J.A. (2010). Motivations of bystanders to intervene during interpersonal mistreatment: A Chinese perspective. Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada August.
  • Cogin. J.A. & Fish, A.J. (2009). Sexual harassment – A touchy subject for nurses, Journal of Health Organisation and Management, 23(4), 442-462.
  • Cogin, J.A. & Fish, A.J. (2009). Gender, work engagement and sexual harassment: An empirical investigation, Journal of Management and Organizations, 15(5), 47-61.
  • Cogin, J.A. (2009). HRM strategies across four generations: One size does not fit all, Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, USA, August. 
  • Cogin, J.A. & Fish, J.A. (2009). Value orientations as predictors of success in expatriate assignments, International Human Resource Management Conference, Santa Fe, USA, June.
  • Fish, A.J.; Bhanugopan, R, & Cogin, J.A. (2008). Value orientations as predictors of cultural and business impact: Individual suitability for cross-border assignments, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 15(1), 30-48.
  • Cogin, J.A. (2008). Man handling of men: A neglected issue in the sexual harassment literature, Academy of Management Conference, Los Angeles, USA, August. 
  • Cogin, J.A. & Fish, A.J. (2008). Selection characteristics of cross-border managers – Understanding social and business impact, Academy of Management Conference, Los Angeles, USA, August. 
  • Cogin, J.A. & Fish, A.J. (2007). Managing sexual harassment more strategically – An analysis of environmental causes, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 45(3), 333-352
  • Cogin, J.A. & Fish, A.J. (2007). Contextual factors contributing to episodes of sexual harassment: An investigation of causes using structural equation modelling and personal interviews, Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA, August. 
  • Fish, A.J. & Cogin, J.A. (2007). Value orientations as predictors of behavioral fit for cultural and business suitability and cross-border assignments, International Human Resource Management Conference, Estonia, Talin, June.
  • Cogin, J.A. (2007). An empirical examination of the relationship between employee engagement and sexual harassment. The surprising differences between men and women at the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Sydney, Australia, December. 
  • Cogin, J.A. (2004). Chapter 8 Managing sexual harassment in Managing Organizational Deviance. Kidwell, R.E. & Martin, C.L. & Sage: USA. ISBN: 0-7619-2014-0.
  • Cogin, J.A. (2002). Chapter 2 Understanding human behavior and group dynamics in Leading through Practice: Challenges, Strategies and Progress. Editors Daley and Speedy. Sydney: MacLennan and Petty. ISBN 0-7295-3741-2. 
  • Cogin, J.A. (1998). Group selection interviewing: A departure with tradition, Employee Relations special edition - Centralism, Enterprise Focus and Individualism, Employee Relations. 5, 331-354.
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Awards

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Named as one of Australia's 'Women of Influence' (Australian Financial Review & Westpac) 

For her work to address gender imbalance in leadership

Recipients: Julie Cogin

 

 


Australian Learning & Teaching Council citation

For 'dedication, enthusiasm and sustained innovation in teaching that has resulted in an exceptional learning experience enabling students to link theory and workplace practice.' 

Recipients: Julie Cogin

University of New South Wales: Vice Chancellor's award for Teaching Excellence

Recipients: Julie Cogin

Key awards

  • University of New South Wales: Senior Leadership Award
  • University of New South Wales: One of 15 trail blazing female scholars
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Grants

  • 2011: Cogin, J.A. & Williamson, I.O; 'Multi-level analysis of human resource management systems on hospital outcomes', Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, LP110100250, AU$189,660
  • 2009: Boedker, C.; Cogin, J.A.; Meagher, K.; Mouritsen, J. & Vidgen, R. Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace relations. 'Leadership, culture and management practices for high performing workplaces in Australia', AU$1,050,005
  • 2009: Cogin, J.A. Industry Grant, National Australia Bank, 'People management capabilities that enhance business unit performance' AU $70,000
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Public and media engagements

Professor Cogin is a regular guest commentator on several business television programs as well as BBC and ABC radio where she has debated and spoken about higher education, international business, leadership and organisational change. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.