Tim Kastelle
Associate Professor Tim Kastelle
MBA Program Director | Associate Professor
  • PhD, Business (The University of Queensland)
  • MBA (Adv), Business (The University of Queensland)
  • BA (Hons), Economics (Princeton University)
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Room 512, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Research in innovation, economic growth and evolutionary economics

    Tim Kastelle graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics. He has worked in marketing and management positions in a variety of industries including radio, office equipment, industrial chemicals, higher education and software.

    After completing his MBA (Advanced) at the UQ Business School, Tim began his PhD research on applying evolutionary economics to the management of firms. His research program is primarily concerned with investigating the implications of viewing the economy and firms as complex evolving systems.

    The topic of his PhD was “Analysing the Evolution of International Trade: A Complex Networks Approach”, and the work in it has applications in innovation studies, strategic management and evolutionary economics. Tim’s work has appeared in leading conferences and journals, such as the leading journal Research Policy.

    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


    Best Paper Award, General Track – The 8th Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Conference, 2007
    Short-listed for Best Young Scholar Paper Award, DRUID Summer Conference, 2007
    UQBS Dean’s Commendation for MBA (Advanced), 2004
    Princeton University Scholarship
    National Merit Scholar, 1982

    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