Dr Ramon Wenzel

Research Fellow

Qualifications

BBusCom UAppSc(Berlin), MCom PhD W.Aust.

Biography

Ramon Wenzel is a Research Assistant Professor in the Business School of The University of Western Australia where he is also a member of the Centre for Social Impact. He obtained his PhD at the UWA Business School as a member of Management and Organisations group. His expertise and principal research relates to what makes professional development, work training, and education effective.

Born in Germany, Ramon completed an undergraduate degree in business communication management in Berlin, studied in Singapore, and earned a Master of Commerce from UWA. This diverse education and excellent professional opportunities in marketing, branding, and management exposed Ramon to different schools of thought and provided him with valuable analytical, communication, and managerial skills.

Key research

Ramon draws on human psychology and organisational management in an effort to understand work learning, competency development, and training effectiveness. His research informs policy and guides capacity building in the industry and the not-for-profit sector and relates to training motivation, holistic training evaluation, training transfer, and self-regulated learning at work. Ramon is skilled in psychometric instrument development, large complex online surveys, multi-level structural equation modelling, and the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal panel data.

ramon.wenzel@uwa.edu.au
+61 8 6488 5675

Publications by Dr Ramon Wenzel

Wenzel, R. (2014). Work Learning in the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector: A Review, Reconceptualization, and Research Agenda. 28th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management - ANZAM. Sydney, Australia.*

Wenzel, R. (2014) The Big Data (R)evolution: A Game Changer for Organisational Research?! 28th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management - ANZAM. Sydney, Australia.*

Wenzel, R. (2014) Big Data and the Social Sciences: What can we learn and do? 4th ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Wenzel, R. (2014). Pathways to Training Transfer - Proactive Transfer Behaviour and Hope at Work. 74th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA.*

Wenzel, R. (2013). The MOOC Manifesto: What the disruption of Massive Open Online Courses holds for I/O Psychology (and beyond). 10th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Perth, WA.*

Wenzel, R. (2012). New Ideas for a Complex Paradigm: Testing the Role of Positivity within Training Transfer. Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Perth, WA.* † (ANZAM Conference Stream Award ”HRD and Organisational Change”)

Wenzel, R. (2012). In Desperate Need for Rejuvenation: Conceptualising and Measuring Training-Related Motivation. 72nd Annual Meeting of Academy of Management. Boston, MA.*

Wenzel, R., & Cordery, J. (2012). The Role of Proactivity in the Transfer of Training. 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Diego, CA*

Wenzel, R., Hems, L., Salignac F. (2012). Social Return on Education and Training: A Framework for Investing in Capacity Building in The Not-for-Profit Sector. Corporate Responsibility Research Conference. Bordeaux, France.*

Wenzel, R. (2011). Enabling teachers to use newly trained competencies: The role of psychological strengths in tertiary teacher training and development. Teaching and Learning Forum, Perth, WA.

Wenzel, R. (2010). The Role of Core Confidence in Training Transfer: A Proposed Systemic Cognitive-Motivational Model. Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Adelaide, SA.*

*denotes refereed; † denotes award

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