Martina Linnenluecke
Dr Martina Linnenluecke
Associate Professor in Sustainability
  • PhD, Business Sustainability and Strategy (The University of Queensland)
  • MBus Adv, Business Sustainability and Strategy (The University of Queensland)
  • MBus, International Business (The University of Queensland)
  • Dipl-Kffr (FH) (German Graduate Degree), International Business Management (International School of Management (ISM), Dortmund, Germany)
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    Martina Linnenluecke is an Associate Professor at UQ Business School, The University of Queensland. She leads the School's Environmental Finance Group which is at the forefront of developing financial and market applications to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social problems. The group’s work program spans the natural and social sciences and comprises four faculty and 11 PhD students. The group has worldwide reach and impact by demonstrating a financial case for action on environmental and social change.

    The Environmental Finance Group is collaborating with researchers from leading institutions including London Business School, Mannheim Business School, TU Dresden, INSEAD, Vanderbilt, NYU, and Columbia University.

    Martina's specific research interests focus on corporate adaptation and resilience to climate change impacts. Her expertise in the field has been demonstrated through a number of prestigious awards, such as the Peter Brownell Manuscript Award as well as the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award at the Academy of Management Conference, the leading conference in the field. She is the author of the book "The Climate Resilient Organization", and has extensive experience in working with government and industry related to organisational climate adaptation strategies, assessments and planning.

    Martina is currently supervising the following PhD Candidates:

    • Ms Yi Ding: Environmental alpha, beta and delta
    • Mr Bruce Mortimer: Long range planning in Australia's urban water sector - how do business leaders integrate strategic analysis into decision making
    • Mr Jianlei Han: Managerial risk position and zero leverage puzzle
    • Mr Danny Zhao Xiang Huang: Doing good and good returns - how and to what extent does developing and implementing ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) principles impact the profitability and cost of capital of firms?
    • Mr Syed Khuram Shahzad: Investigating private sector engagement in adaptation to climate change within the context of developing countries
    • Mr Zheyao Pan: Essyas on empirical asset pricing
    • Ms Roxana Pincheira: Environmental risk: Planetary boundaries and implications for capital markets
    • Ms Luluk Widyawati: The role of sustainability reporting in improving corporate performance
    • Mr Anguo Wang: Real options and clean technology opportunities
    • Mr Vincent Maxwell: Clean Tech: Economic adaptation or appropriation
    • Mr Martin Groen: Zero growth: Implications for economic demand and the global financial system

    Congratulations to our recent graduate:

    • Dr Xin Ling: Changing the Way We Measure Time to More Accurately Estimate the Probability of Informed Trading

    Research interests

    Organizational Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events
    Examining organizational strategic adaptation and resilience to global climate change, specifically to the expected increase in the number and severity of extreme weather events.
    Organizational Culture and Business Sustainability
    Examining what constitutes a sustainability-oriented organizational culture.


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    • 2014 - Program Team of the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division, Academy of Management (2014-2017)
    • 2014 - College of Experts, Global Change Institute, UQ
    • 2013 - Group for Research on Organizations and Natural Environment (GRONEN)
    • 2011 - European Group of Organizational Studies
    • 2009 - Membership & Nominations Team of the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division, Academy of Management (2009-2012)
    • 2007 - Academy of Management


    2016 - Wiley-Blackwell/Accounting & Finance Association of Australian and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Peter Brownell Manuscript Award
    2014 - Nominee, Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award, Academy of Management
    2013 - Open Access Award, University of Queensland
    Editorial Board Member for Business Strategy and the Environment
    2010 - Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest Winner, Peter Drucker Society of Austria
    2008 - Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award, Academy of Management
    2007 - Growing the Smart State PhD Research Award
    2006 - Dean's Honour Roll of the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law (UQ)
    2005 - Dean's Honour Roll of the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law (UQ)

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Australia's Climate Strategy and Positioning for the Clean Tech Revolution ARC Discovery Project 2016-2020 $493,000
    Business Innovations Case Studies Queensland Government Department of Science, Information Technology Innovation and the Arts 2014 $33,400
    A review and synthesis of research and practice: Linking organisations' long-range strategic plans with a shared vision for a sustainable future Network for Business Sustainability South Africa, University of Pretoria 2013-2014 $25,500
    Early Career Start-Up Funding UQ Business School 2010 $10,000
    Growing the Smart State PhD Funding Grant Queensland Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet 2006 $12,000