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Martie-Louise Verreynne
Associate Professor Martie-Louise Verreynne
Associate Professor of Innovation | Strategy Cluster Leader
  • BCom, Management, Economics, Accountancy (Potchefstroom University, RSA)
  • Higher Ed Dip (Postgraduate), Management, Economics, Accountancy (Potchefstroom University, RSA)
  • BCom Hons, Marketing and Management (Potchefstroom University, RSA)
  • MCom, Marketing and Management (Potchefstroom University, RSA)
  • PhD, Management (Massey University)
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Martie-Louise Verreynne is an Associate Professor of Innovation at the University of Queensland Business School. She holds a PhD in Management from Massey University in New Zealand and has worked at universities in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, where she has taught entrepreneurship and innovation to diverse audiences ranging from science PhDs to MBAs and undergraduate students. She is a recipient of the prestigious Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for contribution to student learning based on her work in the area of commercialisation of high-tech start-ups.
Martie-Louise researches in the areas of small firm innovation and resilience, with a focus on how these firms leverage capabilities and networks to gain a competitive edge. A current ARC Discovery grant looks at the technologies of open innovation. She has published widely in leading journals, including Nature Reviews Drug Discovery; Journal of Cleaner Production, several Entrepreneurship and Strategy journals as well as the three main small business journals. She currently serves as Assistant Editor to the Journal of Small Business Management, and is on the editorial board of Small Enterprise Research.
Martie-Louise has worked for the past 10 years with UniQuest on their research commercialization, CSIRO’s AcceleratiON project, and has also with Queensland and Federal government, Brisbane City Council, Horticulture Innovation Australia and a range of other industry bodies.

Research interests

Growing Australian Small Firms
This project investigates the growth paths as well as those factors that nurture growth in small firms in Australia. It forms part of an international comparative study which partners with Cambridge University and the University of Auckland.
Innovation in nonprofit and public sector firms
This research investigates the innovation processes of nonprofit and public sector firms. It uses a case study design to build theory in areas such as strategic entrepreneurship and opportunity recognition.
Strategy-making processes
This research models the role of a number of strategic processes, strategies, entrepreneurial orientation, their interaction with each other and the internal and external environment on the performance of small firms.

Publications

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Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand

Distinctions

2015 UQ Partners in Research Excellence Awards (Social Enterprise) (PIREA)
Assistant Editor: Journal of Small Business Management
Editorial Board: Small Enterprise Research
2013 Primeaux best paper award, Vincentian Business Ethics Conference
2012 UQ Business School Excellence in Industry Engagement
2011 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship - International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Best paper award in Innovation
2010 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2009 University of Queensland citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2011 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship - International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Best paper award in Innovation
2008 ANZAM, Best paper award in the Public Sector and Not-for-profit stream
2006 ANZAM, Best paper award in the Business Policy and Strategy stream
2005 ANZAM, Best paper award in the Business Policy and Strategy stream

Major research grants

Title Agency Year Amount
The open innovation process: Factors and technologies that matter ARC Discovery 2016-2018 $330,000
The open innovation process: Factors and technologies that matter. ARC Discovery 2016-18 $330,000
Measuring economic trends and benefits of CSG development on local businesses (SME sub-project) Centre for Coal Seam Gas 2016 $136,546
Growing Business in Redlands Survey 2015 Redlands City Council 2015 Undisclosed
Innovation performance in horticultural industry Horticultural transformational fund 2013-2014 Undisclosed
A review and synthesis of research and practice: Linking organisations’ strategic plans with a shared vision for a sustainable future The Network for Business Sustainability 2013-14 Undisclosed
Digital audit of Brisbane SMEs Brisbane Marketing 2012 Undisclosed
Brisbane innovation scorecard Dept of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research, Commonwealth of Australia 2011-13 Undisclosed
Brisbane innovation scorecard Dept of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Commonwealth of Australia 2011-13 Undisclosed
Innovation measurement of Queensland firms Dept of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation, Qld Government 2011,12,14 Undisclosed
Firm growth and innovation database Pathfinder, UniQuest 2011 Undisclosed