Sandra Seno-Alday

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BA (Hons) AdMU; MBA ESCP Europe; PhD Sydney; GradCertEdStudies Sydney; GradDipTrainHRM Leicester
Lecturer

Rm 4107
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 4916
Fax +61 2 9036 5378
sandra.seno-alday@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Sandra Seno-Alday is a Lecturer in International Business, teaching units in international risk management. Prior to embarking on an academic career, Sandra was a consultant to a wide range of medium- to large-scale companies, specialising in international business development and organisation development.  In the area of international business development, her consulting engagements were mainly aimed at informing clients’ strategic business expansion efforts in Southeast Asia, and included risk assessments, market attractiveness studies, competitive analyses and business feasibility analyses.  In the area of organisation development, Sandra’s consulting engagements focused on helping companies design their organisation structure and processes, and put in place human resource management systems aimed at supporting the delivery of overall corporate strategies.

Building on her consulting expertise, Sandra’s current academic research focuses on the nature and impact of international trade and international investment networks on risk in economically integrated regions, and on exploring the nature and impact of diverse and resilient international business organisations on performance.  Committed to innovation in higher education, Sandra is a recipient of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for the design of integrative assessment systems.

Sandra is an Executive Member of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) at the University of Sydney, and a Guest Editor of the Journal of Risk Research (JRR).  She is also the President of the Society for Risk Analysis Australia and New Zealand (SRA ANZ), and a member of the Standards Australia committee on risk management, tasked with reviewing the ISO31000 international standard on risk management.

Research Interests

Sandra began her research career by exploring the relationship between firm internationalisation and performance. She aimed to examine why there was significant divergence in the findings on the nature of the relationship, concluding that the existing approaches to measuring the degree of firm internationalisation in fact captured different dimensions of international business activity. These differences in measurement led to divergence in the findings on the nature of the relationship between internationalisation and performance. Her main contribution in this early work was an alternative approach to measuring firm internationalisation, designed to unbundle the various dimensions of business activity located in different geographic spaces.

She then extended her work on unbundling different dimensions of international activity across different international spaces to explore the resulting international business and economic networks formed by international business activity. Sandra currently investigates the nature and structure of these international networks within integrated regions (e.g. ASEAN, the EU) and geographic regions (e.g. Asia Pacific, Central Asia), and examines the implications on economic risk within these regions. For her work on international trade networks, Sandra has received research grants from the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) to explore networks in Southeast Asia and in the Asia-Pacific region. She has also received funding from the United Nations (UN)-supported International Think Tank on Landlocked Developing Countries (ITT LLDC) to explore the international trade network participation of landlocked emerging markets in Southeast Asia and in Central Asia.

Sandra has further extended her work on understanding the diversity in international business activity to understanding the nature of organisational diversity within international businesses. She is interested in examining different types of organisational diversity and their impact on organisational performance and resilience to external shocks. For her work on organisational diversity, she has received a 3-year research grant from the Investing in Women (IW) initiative, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), to explore the nature of corporate governance networks and gender diversity in large corporations in Southeast Asian emerging markets.

As a committed educator, Sandra has developed a scholarly approach to teaching, cultivating a body of research focused on approaches to support student integration into the learning process, methods to assess student learning, and approaches to diversifying learning opportunities (including designing work integrated learning experiences) aimed at preparing graduates to meet the human capital requirements of international businesses. For her work in education, she has received a University of Sydney learning and teaching grant, and a Business School Educational Innovation grant.

Selected publications

2019

Journal Article

Alday S (2019) More than regulation needed to close the gap East Asia Forum Quarterly, In Press.

2018

Journal Articles

Alday S (2018) Bringing people (back) into risk analysis Journal of Risk Research, 21 (9), 1069-1076. [More Information]

Alday S (2018) Quiet achievers: how women are changing regional business Disruptive Asia, 2, 61-65.

Conference Proceedings

Alday S (2018) Cultural Determinants of Gender Diversity in Corporate Governance Academy of International Business AIB Conference; Academy of International Business, Minneapolis, USA.

Budde-Sung A, and Alday S (2018) How to Help Them Do Well: Language and Assignment Performance in Culturally Diverse Classrooms Academy of International Business AIB Conference; Academy of International Business, Minneapolis, USA.

Reports

Alday S (2018) Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur: A brief review of the literature (March 2018).

Alday S, and Bourne K (2018) Bank financing for SMEs and WSMEs: The Philippines (March 2018).

Alday S, and Nguyen L (2018) Women and entrepreneurship: Vietnam (March 2018).

Alday S, and Nguyen L (2018) Stories of women-owned enterprises: Tohe - Vietnam (March 2018).

Alday S, Bourne K, and Nguyen L (2018) Women and entrepreneurship: Indonesia (March 2018).

Alday S, Bourne K, and Nguyen L (2018) Women and entrepreneurship: The Philippines (March 2018).

Alday S, Bourne K, and Thai N (2018) Banking regulation and entrepreneurial finance: the case of the Philippines - Working paper (March 2018).

Alday S, Bourne K, Hopkins L, and Nguyen L (2018) The woman entrepreneur�s ecosystem (Working paper - March 2018).

Alday S, Thai N, and Bourne K (2018) Bank financing for SMEs and WSMEs: Vietnam (March 2018).

Alday S, Zamora I, and Bourne K (2018) Bank financing for SMEs and WSMEs: Indonesia (March 2018).

2017

Reports

Alday S (2017) Business coalition analysis: Philippines; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-2.

Alday S (2017) Business coalition analysis: Indonesia; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-2.

Alday S (2017) Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks: Vietnam; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S (2017) Does workplace gender diversity matter?; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S (2017) Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks: Indonesia; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S (2017) Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks: Indonesia; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S (2017) Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur: A literature review; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S (2017) Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks: The Philippines; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S (2017) Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks: The Philippines; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S (2017) Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks: Vietnam; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S (2017) Gender Diversity in Corporate Governance: Research Highlights; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-2.

Alday S (2017) Gender Diversity in Corporate Governance - Research Highlights.

Alday S, and Lagerqvist (nee Fujita) Y (2017) Exploring connectivity in landlocked developing countries: FDI, economic diversification and regional trade network connectivity: the case of Laos; International Think Tank for Land Locked Developing Countries, Ulaanbaatar, 1-43.

Alday S, and Nguyen L (2017) Women and entrepreneurship: Vietnam; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S, and Nguyen L (2017) Stories of women-owned enterprises: Tohe, Vietnam; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S, Bourne K, and Nguyen L (2017) Women and entrepreneurship: The Philippines; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S, Bourne K, and Nguyen L (2017) Women and entrepreneurship: Indonesia; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S, Bourne K, and Thai N (2017) Does regulation increase entrepreneurial access to financing?; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Alday S, Bourne K, Hopkins L, and Nguyen L (2017) Voices of women in entrepreneurship (Working paper); Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Baird M, and Alday S (2017) International standards on women and work: Philippines; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

2016

Journal Article

Alday S, and Budde-Sung A (2016) Closing the Learning Loop: A Review of Assignments in International Business Education Journal of Teaching in International Business, 27 (2-3), 68-87. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Budde-Sung A, and Alday S (2016) Assessments in multicultural classrooms Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference 2016; Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Sydney.

Report

Gray S, Li W, Alday S, and Welch C (2016) Australia's International Business Survey: 2016 Report; Export Council of Australia, Sydney, 9-278.

2015

Journal Article

Alday S (2015) Regionalization and risk Multinational Business Review, 23 (4), 355-373. [More Information]

Report

Gray S, Li W, Alday S, and Welch C (2015) Australia's International Business Survey: 2015 Report; Export Council of Australia, Sydney, 2-148.

2014

Report

Gray S, Rumyantseva M, Alday S, and Welch C (2014) Australia's International Business Survey: 2014 Report; Export Council of Australia, Sydney, 2-75.

2013

Conference Proceeding

Alday S (2013) Capturing Location Information in a Measure of Internationalization 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference ANZAM 2013 - Managing on the Edge; Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Southport, Australia.

2012

Conference Proceeding

Alday S (2012) The Measurement of Internationalization 38th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy EIBA 2012 - International Business and Sustainable Development; European International Business Academy (EIBA), Brighton, United Kingdom.

2011

Conference Proceeding

Alday S (2011) Deconstructing the Internationalisation-Performance Debates Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference ANZIBA 2011; Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Australia. [More Information]

2010

Journal Article

Alday S (2010) International Business Thought: A 50-Year Footprint Journal of International Management, 16 (1), 16-31. [More Information]

2009

Journal Article

Alday S (2009) Market characteristics and regionalisation patterns European Management Journal, 27 (5), 366-376. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Alday S (2009) Higher Education Challenges in International Business Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference ANZIBA 2009; Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Brisbane, Australia.

2008

Conference Proceedings

Alday S (2008) How global are the world's largest empires? Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference; Academy of International Business.

Alday S (2008) How Global is an Empire? 22nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference ANZAM 2008; Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Auckland, New Zealand.

Alday S (2008) International business thought in perspectice Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference; Academy of International Business.

Seminar Paper

Alday S (2008) Using simulations to teach IB, part 2 Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference; Academy of International Business.

2007

Conference Proceedings

Alday S (2007) Kings of the World: How Global Are the World's Largest Firms? Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference ANZIBA 2007; Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Australia.

Alday S (2007) How Do You Find a Word That Means Globalisation? A Brief Historical Trek Through the World's Largest Word Search Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference ANZIBA 2007; Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Australia.

Alday S (2007) Globalisation in history: the quest for meaning and measure Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference; Academy of International Business.

Selected grants

2017-2018

2017

2016-2019

Recent Units Taught

  • IBUS3102 International Risk Management

  • IBUS6003 Managing International Risk

  • MIBS6004 Managing Global Operations

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