Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, Co-Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Group
Dr Richard Seymour joined the University of Sydney in 2006, and has been responsible for building its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program into one of the leading programs in Australia. Prior to this, Richard worked in the corporate, NGO and consulting sectors. As well as having run his own business, he has over five years’ experience advising small and medium-sized enterprises on corporate divestments, capital raisings and cross-border transactions. Richard’s research interests include the creative industries, innovation and entrepreneurship (both social and commercial). His current research projects include defining and measuring entrepreneurial activity and exploring the value created by entrepreneurial activity, including via: technology-driven innovation, design and creativity-led innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
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Chair of Discipline and Professor of International Business and Co-Director EIRG
Professor Sid Gray is Professor of International Business and Chair of the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School. He is also Co-Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Group. He served as Head of the University's School of Business from 2003-2006 and Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of Economics and Business from 2006-2008. Prior to joining Sydney University in 2003 he was Associate Dean (Postgraduate) and the Foundation Professor of International Business in the Faculty of Commerce and Economics at the University of New South Wales (1997-2003).
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Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School
Dr Aegean Leung is a senior lecturer in cross-cultural management for the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney. Aegean’s most current research interests are in the area of women entrepreneurship, community-based enterprises, and social change, in cross-cultural settings. She also conducts research on human resource challenges faced by fast-growing entrepreneurial firms, exploring how relatively young and small companies recruit and select their core team members, and how the change and stability of their employment models may affect employee attitudes and behaviours.
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Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School
Dr Massimo Garbuio is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney and currently teaches entrepreneurship, business growth and innovation. He holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia and prior to joining the university in 2009, Massimo worked as a consultant in the area of regulatory economics and competition policy. His research interests are in strategic decision-making, with particular focus on the psychological aspects of strategic decisions and the management of innovation.
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University of Sydney Business School
Hans Hendrischke is Professor of Chinese Business and Management, University of Sydney Business School and Chair of the executive committee of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. His main research focus and publications are on emerging local entrepreneurship and business institutions. Professor Hendrischke leads the Business School’s Australia China Business Network and heads a multi-year strategic cooperation with KPMG which reports regularly on Chinese outbound direct investment in Australia and publishes thought leadership reports on Australia–China business relations.
Sessional Lecturer and Researcher, Social Entrepreneurship
Jarrod Ormiston is a sessional lecturer and researcher at the University of Sydney Business School. Jarrod is the course coordinator of Social Entrepreneurship at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Business School and he co-lectures on social entrepreneurship in the Master of Sustainability in the Faculty of Science. Jarrod’s action research projects include coordinating EDNA workshops, encouraging impact investment in Australia and developing the StrategicFrame impact measurement framework in remote Australia. Jarrod is currently completing a PhD exploring the role of impact assessment in social entrepreneurship and social investment.
Sessional Lecturer and Coordinator, Start Ups and New Opportunities
Bronwyn Darlington is a sessional lecturer and researcher at the University of Sydney Business School. Bronwyn is the course coordinator of Start Ups and New Opportunities at the postgraduate level and she co-lectures on and coordinates the on the Sustainability, Innovation and Growth unit. Bronwyn was the founding Research Manager at the STAR Lab, an initiative of the Business School and Harvard University focusing on consumer behaviour. She has over 20 years industry experience in a variety of sectors, including mining, engineering, local government, finance, and textile and apparel manufacturing. Bronwyn is currently completing a PhD exploring how moral identity and happiness affect consumer behaviour when purchasing pro-social or sustainable products.
Researcher and Vietnam Coordinator
Linh Nguyen is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney Business School and was awarded an Australian Development Scholarship (AusAID). Linh works with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program where she coordinates and delivers projects in Vietnam. Prior to the University of Sydney, Linh worked at University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University, Hanoi –as a lecturer and vice-director of research and partnership development. Linh has over ten years’ experience working in both private and government organisations within the education sector. Her research interests are in areas of social impact measurement, social entrepreneurship and impact investing.
Genesis Program Coordinator
Cayetana Martinez joined the University of Sydney in 2012 as the Genesis Start Up Program coordinator. Cayetana develops our educational programs for entrepreneurs in remote Australia and Asia. She holds a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Cultural Management and an MA in Philosophy of History. Cayetana has supported profit and non-profit entrepreneurs to develop their projects more sustainably. She also founded a number of associations to educate entrepreneurs using lean and innovative methodologies.
Remote and Rural Program Coordinator
Melanie Feeney joined the University of Sydney’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in 2013 and has since been supporting community development and capacity building programs as well as StrategicFrame research and consulting activities. Melanie has assisted and supported a number of remote and rural enterprises with the exploration of economic and social development opportunities through a variety of land use activities, including carbon sequestration, wind, solar and biofuels.
Administration and EDNA Outreach
Bronte Moran has worked in the Discipline of International Business since 2007. As well as supervising the administrative team, Bronte is also responsible for managing all administrative duties within the discipline, supporting the academic staff in teaching and research, implementing discipline strategic initiatives, and reviewing and updating discipline policies and procedures. Bronte coordinates workshops for local and international delegations for the discipline, as part of EDNA and with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation team, and supports the RARE Program administration.