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Kim MacKenzie

Kim MacKenzie meets Sophia Stacey of Colour In Your Life fame. Graeme Stenson was not available this episode.

Colour in Your Life featured artist Kim MacKenzie appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Sixteen (16)

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Kim MacKenzie completed a Bachelor of Business with Honors (1) in 2007, and a PhD in Electronic Business in 2011. She works as a sessional academic at a Brisbane-based university, and an academic advisor in the fields of global business, the digital economy, and enterprising society. Kim draws on this knowledge to inform the production of her community radio programs on RiSE.

Kim MacKenzie has used pastels on paper for over 22 years to create a large body of highly original semi-abstract artwork designs. She has sold over 130 framed original artworks marketed through Victorian and Queensland gallery, public and commercial venues, and has licensed and commercialised a range of images for retail applications. Kim continues to create highly original semi abstract images to inspire deep reflection and understanding of complex phenomena.

Kim MacKenzie has only recently explored abstract digital photography and has developed a unique style of visual image, with several images having already been published on covers of Australian edition text books. A broad range of these inspirational and unique images (accompanied by words) are now available for a variety of commercial applications.

Kim published her first novel in 2008 titled ‘Bluey and the Rainbow band’. An inspirational Australian animal adventure tale, written to uplift readers of all ages, the concept was originally inspired by a chance finding of an Aboriginal stone tool in the remote sand dunes of the Central Coast of Queensland over 30 years ago. Accordingly, the central theme of the book attributes a mysterious power to a rainbow stone that guides the destiny of all the characters and their respective rainbow adventures.


BROADCASTER Community Radio
Kim undertook community radio panel training with Community Radio Station 4EB in Brisbane in 2016 and is now a EBAQ-licenced panel operator. She gained presenter and production experience contributing to 4EB’s Women’s Profile program throughout 2016, and launched her own digital radio program ‘RiSE – New cultures of market practice’ in April 2017. Learn more about RiSE here.

You can contact the artist about their art tips or art techniques directly via their website at

Conference Paper: Co-author “Disciplining the individual for the market: tensions and resolutions in the discourses of entrepreneurial education”
McInnes & MacKenzie (Paper presented by McInnes, February 2018)
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Annual Conference (ACERE) Brisbane

TEXT BOOK: Co-author “Global Business Today – Asia-Pacific Perspective” (4th edn)
*Nominated for an Australian Educational Publishing Award 2017 for best Tertiary Student Resource *
Hill, Hult, Wickramasekera, Liesch & MacKenzie
McGrath Hill, Sydney (2017)

TEXT BOOK: Case study author – “Like us on Facebook! – The rise of social business innovation”
Chapter 2 – “Business Driven Information Systems – 3rd edn”
McGrath Hill, Sydney (2015)

TEXT BOOK: “Data driven innovation – Set to lead the way!”
Case study in Chapter 8 of upcoming text book – “Business Driven Information Systems – 3rd edn”
McGrath Hill, Sydney, (2015)

Journal Article: “The business use of Twitter by Australian listed companies”
Feng, MacKenzie
The Journal of Developing Areas (2015)

Journal Article: “An exploration of the technical, social and macro-societal pressures influencing the adoption of online social networking services by organisations”
Journal of accounting & organizational change (2013)

Journal Article: “Business research in virtual worlds: possibilities and practicalities”
MacKenzie, Buckby, Irvine
Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (2013)

Journal Article: “Cloud Computing: How does it differ from IT outsourcing and what are the implications for practice and research?”
Yigitbasioglu, Low, MacKenzie
The International Journal of Digital Accounting Research (2013)

Journal Article: “A metamorphosis of the traditional accountant: An insight into forensic accounting services in Australia”
Van Akkeren, Buckby, MacKenzie
Pacific Accounting Review (2013)

Journal Article: PhD Thesis “An exploration of the technical, social and macro-societal pressures influencing the adoption of online social.
networking services by organisations”, QUT E-Prints (2011) – Abstract and full PDF version available

Journal Article: “A framework for evaluating business lead users’ virtual reality innovations in Second Life”
MacKenzie, Buckby, Irvine
Electronic Commerce Research (2009)

Book Fiction ”Bluey and the Rainbow Band”
Ardath Publishing (2008)

Member of the Australian Government – Community of Innovation of Academics and Researchers
Member of Radio 4EB 98.1FM – licenced radio broadcaster
Member of United Nations Association Australia QLD (UNAAQ) branch

Key Note Speaker Events
Seminar co-host – ‘Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Education and the Private Higher Education Sector’ – Join the Conversations @ Crown (2017)
Key note speaker at “Follow your dreams” – QUT Future Business International Business Leaders Forum (2015)
Key note speaker at “Social Media Strategy” – Women In Technology (WIT) seminar (2014)
Key note speaker at “Women in Social Media and Innovation” – Australian Computer Society women’s event (2014)


Episode: S16E12

Original Air Date: 23rd February 2018

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