About Me

John MathewsProfessional positions

Appointed as Eni Chair in Competitive Dynamics and Global Strategy, LUISS Guido Carli, Oct 2009 –

Professor of Strategic Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, Jan 2002 – (On leave from Oct 2009)

Associate Dean, Director of Research, MGSM, 2002-2005

Associate Professor, MGSM (1999-2000); Professorial Fellow, MGSM, 2001

Professor, Managing Business in Asia program, Australian National University, 1998

Associate Professor, University of NSW (School of IR&OB), 1995-97; Senior Lecturer, UNSW, 1990-1994

Other professional activities

Rockefeller Foundation, Chair of Conference, Bellagio Study Center, Villa Serbelloni Bellagio; conference held March 2008, on theme “Biofuels: Towards a Biopact between North and South”

Consultant, World Bank

  • Country Economic Memorandum, Mauritius (Consultant on technology development), 2005 (sponsor: Dr Robert Keyfitz)

  • Consultant to project: The “how to” of technological change: The case of electronics in Taiwan (Sponsor: Dr Vandana Chandra) (chapter in World Bank book, Technology, Adaptation and Exports: How Some Countries Got It Right (edited Vandana Chandra), 2005

  • Consultant to project on development of technological competences in Russia, 2004 (Sponsor: Mr Al Watkins)

Consultant, UNCTAD

Position paper on Outward FDI, World Investment Report 2001; World Investment Report 2006

Consultant, UNIDO

Member of expert group that prepared report, Industrial Development Report 2002/03

Consultant, ILO

Commissioned report on Competitive advantages of nations, ILO Asia Pacific Office, 2000

Consultant, OECD

Commissioned report on upgrading skills development, OECD Secretariat, 1989

Honors, awards

Best paper award, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2009 (awarded for paper ‘Dragon Multinationals: New players in 21st century globalization, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 23: 5-27, 2004)

Rockefeller Foundation, Award of Residency (visiting scholar) at Bellagio Study Center, Villa Serbelloni, 2004 (Theme: World industrial development)

Fellowships and research grants

Australian Research Council, Discovery Project, 2006-2009 on topic “Cyclical industrial dynamics in high-technology industry: The case of Flat Panel Displays”

Australian Research Council, Discovery Project, 2002-2005 on topic “Managing the diffusion of innovations: Understanding the processes of R&D collaboration in East Asia and drawing lessons for Australia” (with Professor Mark Dodgson, ANU/University of Queensland)

Australian Research Council, 2001, on topic “Accelerated internationalization and economic performance of SMEs expanding from Australia: Resolving the conundra” Macquarie University, 2000, on topic “High technology industrial upgrading strategies: Collaborative institutional arrangements in East Asia and their efficacy”


Visiting professor, LUISS Guido Carli, 2008 (Oct-Dec); 2007 (Nov-Dec); 2006 (Dec); 2005 (Nov-Dec)

Visiting professor, aSSIST, Seoul, Korea, 2007 (Sep)

Visiting professor, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2006 (Mar); 1997 (Sep)

Visiting professor, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark, 2002 (Aug-Dec)

Visiting scholar, Institute for Industrial Policy, Seoul, Korea, 2001 (Mar)

Visiting professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Institute of International Business, 2000 (Oct-Dec)

Visiting Professor, European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre, Fiesole, Italy 1999 (Mar-July)

Visiting fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum-Berlin (WZB), Germany 1995 (Sep)

Academic symposia organized

Rockefeller Foundation symposium on Prospects for a global biofuels market, Bellagio, 2008 (with Sergio Trindade) (Mar)

Industrial dynamics in the Experimentally Organized Economy, International Colloquium, Denmark, organized under the auspices of Industry and Innovation, 2000 (jointly staged with Professor Poul H. Andersen)

Academy of Management, Showcase symposium World industrial development in the 21st century: Challenges, prospects and how governments matter (with Professor Sanjaya Lall), Washington DC, August 2001

International Colloquium: Organisational Innovation and the Sociotechnical Systems Tradition, Melbourne May 1995 (with Professor Malcolm Rimmer);

International Symposium: Innovation Networks – East Meets West, Sydney August 1995 (under the auspices of the Journal of Industry Studies)

Professional editorial services

Senior editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2007–

Editorial advisor, International Journal Technological Learning & Development

Founding editor, Industry and Innovation, 1994-2004 (founded with Dr Linda Weiss and Dr Patrizia Tiberi)

Referee for journals: Academy of Management Executive; Academy of Management Perspectives; Academy of Management Review; Asia Pacific Journal of Management; Biofuels, Bioproducts and Bioprocessing; California Management Review; Energy Policy; Environment and Planning; Environment, Development and Sustainability Environmental Science and Policy; Industrial and Corporate Change; Industry and Innovation; Journal of Environmental Management; New Political Economy; Research Policy; Technology Forecasting and Social Change; Technovation; World Development

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