Founder

Dr Linda Glassop

Biography

Dr Linda Glassop is the founder and CEO of an I.T. startup developing a cloud-based writing platform under the name ComWriter®. ComWriter is the only writing platform specifically designed for academic work and draws on Linda’s academic career, her extensive I.T. experience and business background.

Dr Glassop has been involved in Higher Education for fourteen years lecturing for seven Australian Universities teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Linda has also supervised numerous research students: Executive MBA, postgraduate and undergraduate, and led Deakin University‘s Family Business Research Program during 2005-10.

Prior to her academic career, Linda spent twenty years in industry working internationally with multi-national corporations in a variety of areas: operations management, process re-engineering, information systems design, quality management and change management. Linda joined the I.T. industry (Australia) during its pioneering years working for, then, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). At DEC, during the late 1970s and 1980s, Linda led numerous I.T. development projects (locally and internationally) and was responsible for the design of several large data warehouses when such techniques were not widely known. Linda is gifted analytically, and her business and I.T. skills extend to systems architecture (in Education and Business).

Education

Linda was originally trained as an Accountant, and has since completed several university qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Deakin), 2007; thesis: The nature of change
  • Master of Philosophy (Commerce) (ANU), 2000, Thesis: On the benefits of teams
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (UNSW), 1999
  • Master of Business Administration (Macq.), 1992, project: Total Quality Management
  • Commerce (Accounting Procedures) Certificate (T.A.F.E.), 1976

Of special note is that Linda left School at the age of 16, and didn’t enter University until her early 30s progressing directly into an MBA program.

Linda’s academic career has given rise to a variety of publications.

Publications – Books

  • Glassop, L.I. (2007) Rethinking Causality: Pattern as the science of change, Heidelberg Press, Melbourne.
  • Glassop, L.I., and Waddell, D. (Eds) (2005) Managing the Family Business, Heidelberg Press, Melbourne.
  • Glassop, L.I. (1995) The Road to Quality: Turning effort into reward, Prentice Hall of Australia, Sydney.

Publications – Book sections

  • Glassop, L.I. (2005) ‘Professionalising the Family Business: What does it mean?’ in Glassop, L.I., and Waddell, D. (eds) (2005) Managing the Family Business, Heidelberg Press, Melbourne, pp. 21–38.
  • Costa, S., and Glassop, L.I. (2005) ‘Transitioning from Second to Third Generation: A Study of The Costa Group of Companies’ in Glassop, L.I., and Waddell, D. (eds) (2005) Managing the Family Business, Heidelberg Press, Melbourne, pp. 203–230.

Publications – Journal articles

  • Glassop, L.I. (2002) ‘The Organisational Benefits of Teams’ Human Relations, 55(2):225-249.
  • Stuart, K., and Glassop, L.I. (1999) ‘The Entitlement Structure for Members of the Australian House of Representatives: A Canadian Comparison’ Legislative Studies, 14:1, pp. 80-96.
  • Glassop, L.I. (1998) ‘The Role of Government: An Analysis of the Australian Constitution Using Systems Theory’ Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 4(2):51-62.

Publications – Research reports

  • Glassop, L.I., Hagel, P., and Waddell, D. (2008) The KPMG and FBA Survey of  Family Businesses 2008, Deakin University, Melbourne.
  • Glassop, L.I., Hagel, P., and Waddell, D. (2007) The KPMG and FBA Survey of  Family Business Needs 2007, Deakin University, Melbourne.
  • Glassop, L.I., Hagel, P., and Waddell, D. (2006) The KPMG and FBA Survey of  Family Business Needs 2006, Deakin University, Melbourne.
  • Glassop, L.I., Ho, Y.C., and Waddell, D. (2005) The KPMG and FBA Survey of  Family Business Needs 2005, Deakin University, Melbourne.
  • Glassop, L.I. (2000) Accelerating the Commercialisation of Biotechnology in Victoria, Euro-Australian Co–operation Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Achievements as an Entrepreneur

  • Winner, 2012 I.T. Invention Test, ICT Geelong, 2012
  • Third runner up, University of Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre, Business Pitch, 2012

Press as an Entrepreneur

  • Coast entrepreneur wins $50,000 Innovation test prize, Sunshine Coast Daily, 27th November, 2012
  • Congratulations Linda Glassop on winning the 2012 version of the $50,000 I.T. Invention Test!, ICT Geelong, 5th November, 2012
  • Innovation Centre rewards clever business proposals, University of Sunshine Coast Community, Edition 2, 2012
  • Innovation Centre rewards clever business ideas, University of Sunshine Coast, 9th May, 2012
  • Sisters doing it for themselves, Sunshine Coast Daily, 9th November, 2011

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