Prof. Richard Dunford
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Office PVC - Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Professor Richard Dunford was Professor of Business Strategy and Chair of the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School. Prior to joining the University of Sydney in 2008, Professor Dunford was Professor of Strategic Management at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, during which time he held the positions of Interim Dean, Deputy Dean and Associate Dean (Academic Programs).
Professor Dunford's previous academic appointments have also included Professor of Management and Head of the Management Discipline at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Associate Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. As well as working within the university sector, Professor Dunford has worked in business (the oil industry) and government (technology policy).
Professor Dunford is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and was a member of the Excellence in Research, Australia (ERA) Social, Behavioural and Economic panel which in 2010 reviewed the research in these areas at all Australian Universities. He has also been a member of EQUIS accreditation review panels for universities in Asia and Europe.
- PhD, Australian National University, 1980
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Victoria University of Wellington, 1975
- Bachelor of Commerce, Victoria University of Wellington, 1973
- Business Practice
- Designing Organisational Structures
- Hyper-competitive Environments
- Professional Management
- Small Business
Business Model Innovation
Organizational restructuring ;
The re-internalisation of market-based (outsourced) activities;
The evolution of new organizational forms;
Designing organizational structures and management control systems to achieve flexibility and consistency in the achievement of strategic objectives;
Organising for control in innovation-driven firms;
Sustainable organisational change;
Professor Dunford's research interests are in the areas of strategic management, organizational design, organizational change and organizational discourse, with a particular focus on innovative business models and new organizational forms. He has received multiple Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grants and Linkage Grants and his research has been widely published in leading journals including Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning and Organization Studies. As well as undertaking research on various aspects of business, managing and organizing, Professor Dunford has provided consulting services on strategy, organizational change and executive education to a wide range of industries in Australasia and South-East Asia.
Fields of Research
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- Managing Change
- Research Methods
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