Speakers

Fran Ackerman

Professor Fran Ackerman

School of Management, Curtin Business School

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Fran gained her PhD in 1991 in Management Science and has worked at Universities in the UK, France, Australia and the USA. Fran has been Head of the Department of Management Science (Strathclyde University) and Dean of Research (Curtin Business School). She is also an Honorary Professor at Manchester University, (England) and Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University (Scotland). She has been engaged as a consultant by many top management teams in a wide range of counties including but not limited to the USA, Canada, France, Australia and Italy – in both public and private sector organisations.

Her major research interests are: the development and implementation of strategy particularly in areas such as stakeholder management and distinctive competence analysis; supporting multi-organisational negotiation and collaboration within the areas of strategy development and coopetition; the design and use of group support systems; and complex project management particularly in the area of systemic risk modelling and disruption and delay. She has co-authored 5 books, and over 100 journal articles/book chapters in operational research/management science, strategy, group decision and negotiation and project management. She is currently on the editorial team of Decision Support Systems. Her Scopus H index is 29, and Google Scholar H index of 48. She has >9000 Google Scholar cites.

She has been awarded the INFORMS GDN Section Award 2016, four Best Paper prizes at the Academy of Management, and best paper prizes at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and at British Academy of Management. She is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has also been awarded ~AUS$4.75 million in research grants.


Jeremy Galbreath

Associate Professor Jeremy Galbreath

School of Management, Curtin Business School

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Associate Professor Jeremy Galbreath has a career spanning nearly 25 years in business and academia. A native of the United States, he spent a number of years working in Fortune 50 and entrepreneurial start-ups there, mainly engaged in business development and corporate and business unit strategic planning. After moving to Australia in 2002 and completing a PhD in strategy, he began his academic career, in 2006, at the Curtin Graduate School of Business. Jeremy lectures in entrepreneurship, international business, and strategy.
Jeremy’s research interests are at the intersection of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, strategy, and sustainability. Industry focus includes the wine industry. He has over 3,600 Google Scholar citations, placing him as a top 10 international researcher (by citations) in the fields of boards of directors, business sustainability, corporate sustainability, and stakeholder management. Jeremy also has an extensive international network, spanning seven countries. He has supervised multiple doctoral students to graduation, currently supervises several doctoral students (including students focused on corporate governance and business models), and mentors several researchers across departments, disciplines, and countries.

Jeremy is also industry connected, serving as a board member on the Wines of Western Australia Technical Committee (the State’s peak industry body serving the wine industry), where he mainly engages and advises on business innovation. He also serves on the boards of three early stage entrepreneurial start-ups, offering strategic advice and oversight, and conducts executive education sessions with top Australian and international companies. Jeremy holds a PhD from Curtin University, an MBA from Colorado State University, and BSc and MSc degrees from Ball State University.


Peter Galvin

Professor Peter Galvin

School of Management, Curtin Business School

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Peter Galvin is Professor of Strategic Management in the School of Management, Curtin University, and has previously held the role of MBA Director. Before coming to Curtin, Peter has held positions in Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, California Polytechnic State University (part of the California State University system) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Peter has held visiting positions at Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany), ESC Toulouse (France) and the Hariman School of Management, State University of New York, at Stony Brook. Outside of these positions, Peter has taught in South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Peter has won university and faculty level teaching awards and in 2009 was a recipient of a National Citation for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning’ from the Australian University Learning and Teaching Council.  In 2011, Peter assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management & Organization (Cambridge University Press). His research covers a range of strategic management topics and has been published in a number of outlets ranging from the Journal of Business Ethics to Managerial and Decision Economics.

Prior to moving into academia, Peter worked in management consulting and he continues to consult through Curtin to a range of local and international organisations. He has been a Board member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and was made a Life Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management in 2014.

Peter has a PhD and BCom (Hons) from the University of Western Australia.