Susan Long Ph.D.

Susan Long (Ph.D.) is Professor of Creative and Sustainable Organisation at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia where she leads a research concentration in ‘Sustainable Organisation', teaches in postgraduate programs in Organisational Dynamics and supervises research candidates. Originally trained as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, she has worked as a group and organisation consultant and researcher for over twenty-five years. As an organisational consultant she works with organisational change, executive coaching, role analysis, team development and management training. She has worked with government departments, hospitals, prisons, professional associations, financial institutions, insurance companies, airlines and the travel industry and a wide range of service industries.

She is Past President of Group Relations Australia, a past President of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations (ISPSO), past Executive member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and past member of the clinical college of the APsS. Her research interests involve participatory action research projects in industry, government organizations, health, education and correctional services and have attracted grants through the Australian research Council and industry.

Professor Long also has extensive experience within the field of group relations and has directed several working conferences. She has been a staff member of group relations conferences in Australia, the USA (Bridger Workshop), UK (Leicester), the Netherlands and in Israel; is on the editorial board of two international journals and is editor of Socio-Analysis. Her publications include five books and many articles in collections and scholarly journals.

Books and Book Chapters

Long, S.D. (2008) The Perverse Organisation and its Deadly Sins. Karnac: London

Newton, J., Long, S. and Sievers, B. (2006) Coaching in Depth- The Organisational Role Analysis Method Karnac: London

Dalgleish. J. and Long, S.D. (forthcoming) ‘Management's Fear of Market Responses' in E. Klein (ed.) Relatedness in a Global Economy Psycho-Social Press.

Long, S.D. (2002) 'The Internal Team: A Discussion of the Socio-Emotional Dynamics of Team (work)' in R. Weisner and B. Millett (Eds.) Human Resource Management: Contemporary challenges and future direction. An interactive digital book on CD Rom, Wiley

Long, S.D. (2001) ‘Building an Institution for Experiential Learning' in L. Gould, L. Stapley and E. Stein (Eds.) Applied Experiential Learning: The Group Relations Training Approach. Contributions in honour of Eric J Miller. Psycho-social Press, Madison.

Long, S.D., Newton, J. & Dalgleish, J. (2000) ‘In the Presence of the Other: Developing working relations for organisational learning' in E. Klein, F. Gablenick and P. Herr (Eds.) Dynamic Consultation in a Changing Workplace Psycho-Social Press, Madison.

Long, S.D. (2000) ‘Conflict and Co-operation: Two sides of the same coin' in R. Wiesner and B. Millet (Eds.) Current Issues in Organizational Behaviour Jacaranda Wiley.

Long, S.D. (1997) ‘Women and Corporate Leadership: The Transformers or the Transformed', in E. Klein and F. Gabelnick. The Psychodynamics of Leadership. Psychosocial Press, Madison, USA.

Long, S.D. (1995) Teaching Organisation Behaviour to Eastern European Managers: A Process of Adaptation to Change in Jerome Witt (Ed) Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS. Haworth Press, N.Y.

Long, S.D. (Ed) (1995) International Perspectives on Organisations in Times of Turbulence. Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Bain, A., Long, S. and Ross, S. (1992) Paper Houses: The Absence of Authority in a Government School. Collins Dove, Melbourne.

Long, S.D. (1995) A Structural Analysis of Small Groups. Hebrew Translation. ACH Publishers, Kiryat Bialik, Israel.

Long, S.D. (1992) A Structural Analysis of Small Groups. Routledge, London.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Editor of a Refereed journal Socio-Analysis (since 1999) AISA, Australia.

Associate Editor of a refereed journal Organisational and Social Dynamics: An international journal for the integration of psychoanalytic, systemic and group relations perspectives. Karnac, London.

Long, S.D. (2002) ‘Organisational Destructivity and the Perverse State of Mind' Organisational and Social Dynamics Vol. 2 No. 2.

Long, S.D. (2002) ‘Kooperation und Konflict: Zwei Seiten ein und der selben Medaille Freie Assoziation 5. Jahrgang 3/2002 267-294.

Long, S.D.(2001) 'Working with Organizations: The contribution of the psychoanalytic discourse' Organisational and Social Dynamics Vol 1. No.2. pp. 1-26.

Long, S.D. (2001) 'Wer bin ich bei der Arbeit? Ein Beitrag zur Identifikation und IdentitAt bei der Arbeit' Freie Assoziation 4. Jahrgang Heft 1/2001 pp.47-70.

Long S.D.(2000)‘Engaging the Task: A Socio-Analytic discussion of task presence and absence' Socio-Analysis, 2,(1) pp.80-101. June 2000.

Long, S.D. (1999) ‘The Tyranny of the Customer and the Cost of Consumerism' Human Relations, Special Edition, June 1999.

Long, S.D. (1999)‘Who am I at Work? An exploration of work identifications and identity' Socio-Analysis 1 (1) June 1999.

Long, S.D. and Newton, J.(1997) ‘Educating the Gut: Socio-emotional aspects of the learning organisation' The Journal of Management Development Vol.16, No.4. pp284-301 MCB Univ. Press, Bradford, UK

Long, S.D., Schapper, J. & Wild, T. (1996) ‘Action learning in a Professional Doctorate for Managers' Proceedings of "Which Way for Professional Doctorates" Conference, Coffs Harbour, 16-18th October

Long, S.D. (1995) ‘Action Learning in Management Education' Leading and Managing Vol.1 No. 4. pp 292-304 Melbourne.

Long, S.D., Cargill, B. and Stewart, J. (1995) ‘Action Learning: A Case Study in Business Planning in Local Government' The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government. Vol 1 No 1. Curtain Univ. W.A.

Long, S.D. (1995) ‘Teaching Organisation Behaviour to Eastern European Managers'. Journal of Teaching in International Business. Vol.7 No 2. Philadelphia, USA Special Edition.

Long, S.D. (1994) ‘The Nature of Symptom Formation in the Individual and its Relevance to other Human Systems'. Australian Journal of Psychotherapy. Vol. 12, pp. 166-184.

Long, S.D. (1993) ‘Working with Potential Space: Individuals, Groups and Organisations'. Australian Journal of Psychotherapy. Vol. 11, No.2, pp. 64-78.

Cargill, B. and Long, S.D. (1992) ‘Women and Leadership'. Published in the proceedings of Beyond Beginnings: Women's Education, Employment and Training. National Centre for Women, Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Long, S.D. (1991) ‘The Signifier and the Group' Human Relations, Vol 44, No 4.

Long, S.D. (1991) ‘Leadership and Gender'. Analysis. No. 1. Publication of the Centre for Psychoanalytic Research.

Rodriguez, L. and Associates from the Centre for Psychoanalytic Research. (1989) ‘Fantasy and Foreclosure'. Analysis. No.1. Publication of the Centre for Psychoanalytic Research

Long, S.D. (1984) ‘Early Integration in Groups: A Group to Join and a Group to Create'. Human Relations. Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 311-332.

McMillan, S.D. (1981) ‘An Application of Turquet's Basic Assumption Oneness to a Group in Search of Utopia'. Human Relations. Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 475-490.

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