Associate Professor Tim Kastelle
Tim Kastelle
Director, Graduate Management (Executive Education and MBA) | Associate Professor
  • PhD, Business (The University of Queensland)
  • MBA (Adv), Business (The University of Queensland)
  • BA (Hons), Economics (Princeton University)
+61 7 334 68158
Room 512, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Tim’s research, teaching and engagement work are all based on his study of innovation management. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics, and his MBA and PhD were completed at UQ. He has worked in marketing and management positions in a variety of industries including radio, office equipment, industrial chemicals, higher education and software, and these experiences inform both his research and his teaching. Tim has published widely in the leading innovation journals. He is deeply committed to translating research into practice. To this end, he writes a well-regarded innovation blog for managers (, and he has worked extensively with a wide range of organisations. Tim has worked closely with the CSIRO to build the national research commercialisation program ON Prime ( He is currently the MBA Director for the UQ Business School, and runs the School’s collaborations with the Wharton and Fudan Business Schools.

    Research interests

    Collaborative Network Structure and Innovation Performance
    A study across several firms operating both in Australia and internationally which investigates the impact of collaborative network structures on their innovation performance
    Evolution of National Innovation Systems
    A study combining evolutionary economic theory with data on the development of the Taiwanese National Innovation System (NIS) aimed at a general theory of NIS evolution


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    • Academy of International Business


    2015 UQBS: Excellence in Industry Engagement
    2014 Australian University Teaching Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (for MBA)
    2013 UQ: Award for Programs that Enhance Learning, (for MBA) UQ Teaching Excellence
    2013 UQBS: Excellence in Executive Education
    2013 Australian Institute of Management: Thought Leader on Innovation
    2010 UQBS: Excellence in Industry Engagement
    2007 Best Paper Award, General Track – The 8th Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Conference
    2007 Short-listed for Best Young Scholar Paper Award, DRUID Summer Conference
    2004 UQBS Dean’s Commendation for MBA (Advanced)
    1982 Princeton University Scholarship National Merit Scholar

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Developing Entrepreneurs: An interdisciplinary, experiential learning approach to creating an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. UQ Teaching Innovation Grants 2016-2018 $136,000