Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Our researchers are tackling a wide range of topics facing businesses in Australia and globally, with expertise spanning start-up and entrepreneurial firms, the challenges facing larger organisations around their strategy, efforts at building high performance work cultures, staying innovative, and competing successfully as international businesses.

Innovation and Firm Growth

This research area focuses on the level of the project and related outcomes. It examines the value-adding nature of collaboration among individuals, units, and subunits within the same firm as well as collaboration efforts among individuals and units between partnering firms.

Sustainability Strategy

The pressure for companies to adapt to altered conditions in terms of resource constraints, emission pricing and social demands are a defining feature of many sectors within the economy offering businesses unique opportunities for competitive advantage where they are advantageously managed.

The sustainability area focuses on three core areas of sustainability: social entrepreneurship, environmental management (climate change and natural resources) and strategic sustainability (success through corporate sustainability).  Researchers within the social entrepreneurship areas seek to break new ground in terms of how communities can be built for sustainable wellbeing as well as how to manage sustainable and scalable social enterprises. Researchers on the environmental aspects concentrate on the use and valuation of natural resources as well as adaptation and organisational resilience to the effects of climate change.  Strategic sustainability researchers focus on achieving financial success through corporate sustainability.  

> For more information on sustainability teaching and research within the Business School please see the Sustainable Business Unit webpage.

Adaptation, Resilience and Change

  • Organizations and the Natural Environment
  • Sustainable Urban Development and Management
  • Institutional Theory and Change
  • This area focuses on the creation, maintenance and adaptation of institutions in society, including the areas of institutional logics, institutional entrepreneurship and institutional work.
  • Organization Resilience
  • This research area specialises in understanding how organizations deal with and learn from adversity. The research area looks at the phenomenon of resilience from a number of units of analysis including the natural environment, economic system, the firm, the team and the individual. A key focus is a theory-building agenda which seeks to develop a rigorous foundation for organization resilience research.

 

Engagement

Engage with UQ Business School

Our previous management projects have created partners such as: Queensland Health; Brisbane City Council; Victoria State Emergency; QMI Solutions; Defence Materiel Organisation; BHP Billiton; Rio Tinto and Glencore Xstrata.

 

Find out more about engaging in research with UQ Business School 

 

Our Programs

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Gain the knowledge to be successful in the business environment of today and beyond. Shape your career through flexible majors that will prepare you for the constantly changing business world.

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Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Take the world by storm through this elite program that will equip you to find creative solutions to market, customer, and social problems faced in today’s society.

Master of Business

Enhance your skill set needed to advance your career. This program will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to tackle the today’s business challenges through your choice of specialisation.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Take the first step in advancing your career. Gain the skills to overcome business challenges, navigate change, and create new opportunities in the business world in Australia’s number 1 MBA program*.

 

Academic Experts

Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma

Associate Lecturer in Strategy

Andreas Paul Spee

Andreas Paul Spee

Research Program Leader for Strategy

+61 7 334 68150

p.spee@business.uq.edu.au

Anna Jenkins

Anna Jenkins

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

April Wright

April Wright

Associate Professor in Strategy

Belinda Wade

Belinda Wade

Lecturer in Strategy

+61 7 344 32005

b.wade@business.uq.edu.au

Bruce Mortimer

Bruce Mortimer

Lecturer in Strategy

Cameron Turner

Cameron Turner

Lecturer and Entrepreneur in Residence

+61 7 334 68085

cameront@uq.edu.au

Damian Hine

Damian Hine

Associate Professor in Strategy | Director, Asia Pacific Enterprise Initiative

+61 7 334 68162

d.hine@business.uq.edu.au

Gemma Irving

Gemma Irving

Lecturer in Strategy

Henri Burgers

Henri Burgers

Senior Lecturer (Strategy)

John Steen

John Steen

Associate Professor of Strategic Analysis | Discipline Leader - Strategy

John Sturgeon

John Sturgeon

Lecturer | HDR Student - PhD

Lance Newey

Lance Newey

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Manuel Becerra

Manuel Becerra

Professor

Mark Dodgson

Mark Dodgson

Professor

Martie-Louise Verreynne

Martie-Louise Verreynne

Professor of Innovation | Deputy Head of School

Martina Eberl

Martina Eberl

Visiting Academic

+61 7 334 68100

m.eberl@uq.edu.au

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Lecturer

Paula Jarzabkowski

Paula Jarzabkowski

Honorary Professor

+61 7 334 68100

Preston Teeter

Preston Teeter

Lecturer

Ross Strong

Ross Strong

Associate Lecturer in Strategy

Sarel Gronum

Sarel Gronum

Lecturer | Bachelor of Business Management Program Leader

Stuart Middleton

Stuart Middleton

Post Doctoral Research Fellow | Lecturer

Tim Kastelle

Tim Kastelle

MBA Program Director | Discipline Leader - Graduate Management | Associate Professor

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