The Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the advancement, development and understanding of small enterprise within Australia and New Zealand. Founded in Sydney in 1987, SEAANZ is dedicated to research, policy development and the dissemination of ideas relating to entrepreneurship and small business management for the small to medium enterprise (SME) sector within the Australasian region.
The New Zealand chapter of SEAANZ was formed in 1991 and incorporated in 1994. Our journal, Small Enterprise Research, commenced publication in 1992. It remains today the only dedicated small business journal in the Australasian region.
SEAANZ became an affiliate member of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) in 1992. Established in 1955, the ICSB was the first international organisation dedicated to the promotion, growth and development of small businesses at the global level. The ICSB draws together a wide cross-section of academic researcher, educators, policy makers and practitioners, who specialise in the field of SMEs.
In 2013 SEAANZ became a member of the Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB). Established in 2013, the ACSB is a regional council of affiliates of the ICSB. It includes ICSB Korea, ICSB China, ICSB Taiwan, ICSB Singapore and SEAANZ.
The 25th Anniversary of SEAANZ
In 2012 SEAANZ celebrated its 25th Anniversary. A special booklet was prepared by SEAANZ Executive Committee member Colin Dunn. This outlines the history of SEAANZ and contains photos and other information on the Association since its foundation in 1987.
Download: SEAANZ 25th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet
The vision of SEAANZ is to be recognised as the most respected source of knowledge and information on small enterprise research, policy and practice in Australia and New Zealand.
The mission of SEAANZ is to serve as a hub and connection point for communities of practice across Australia and New Zealand that are engaged in research, education and training, support, policy and practice in the field of small enterprise.
The objectives of the Association as taken from the SEAANZ Constitution are to advance the development and understanding of small enterprise by:
- Furthering the development of scholarship, education and research in small enterprise and enterprise management, including encouraging the application of research findings;
- Identifying and developing proposals for programs to meet small enterprise needs;
- Communicating and disseminating ideas and information on small enterprise and promoting their discussion by the holding of conferences, publishing material and other appropriate means;
- Liaising, including affiliating, with other associations or bodies with similar objectives;
- Making representations and/or providing commentaries to Government or to other bodies on any matter relevant to the Association; and
- Doing all such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of any of the above objectives.
Dr. Tui McKeown, B.A.(Hons) Psych, M.A. Psych, PhD
Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics
Melbourne VIC 3800
Phone: +613-9905-2347 , 0409-820-150
Vice President, Research & Academia
Professor Tim Mazzarol, B.A (Hons), B.Ed., MBA (Dist), PhD
UWA Business School
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, WA 6009 WA 6009
Phone: +618 6488-3981
Fax: +618 6488-1072
Vice President, Engagement
Mr. Daniel Boland
Cert IV Training & Assessment; Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training; APEC Certified Small Business Counsellor
SeeGreen Communications, Creative Education Cluster Inc.
2 Nerang Close
West Pennant Hills NSW 2125
Canberra ACT 2601
56 Ord Street
West Perth WA 6005
Vice President, Practitioners & Small Business
Mr. David Gregory
Small Business Mentoring Service Inc.
3 Bowen Court
Ringwood North VIC 3134
Professor Mile Terziovski, PhD (Melb), MBA, ME(Hons), Dip. Mgt (HRM), MAICD, FAIM
Curtin University of Technology
Curtin Graduate School of Business
78 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000
AustraliaPhone: +618 9266-7900
Professor Geoff Soutar, B.Econ (UWA), MA, PhD (Cornell), FAIM, FMIS, FANZAM
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Phone: +618 6488 7885