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Massimo Garbuio

Massimo Garbuio

PhD UWA; MA Penn; MSc Lond; BEcCom(Hons)UNIVE
Senior Lecturer

Rm 4103
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 5046
Fax +61 2 9036 5378
massimo.garbuio@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Dr Massimo Garbuio is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney. He's passionate about helping students and business leaders become master strategists.

Massimo teaches budding entrepreneurs how to realise their dreams, helping to spark several successful startups. His ability to inspire and guide was recognised in 2013 with a Wayne Lonergan Outstanding Teaching Award.

Working at the intersection of design thinking and strategy, Massimo's research explores how master strategists think about innovation and disruption, allocate resources and make decisions. Collaborative research projects include two global studies with the McKinsey Quarterly. Massimo is invited to speak at international conferences and is published in California Management Review and Journal of Management.

Massimo holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia and studied at University College London and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management and is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Management.

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Publications

2016

2
Book Section/s

Dong A, Garbuio M and Lovallo D 2016 'Robust Design Review Conversations' in Analyzing Design Review Conversations, ed. R. S. Adams & J. A. Siddiqui, Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, United States, pp. 77-95 Link

4
Journal Article/s

Eisenbart B, Garbuio M, Mascia D and Morandi F 2016 'Does scheduling matter? When unscheduled meetings results in better group decision making', Journal of Strategy and Management, vol.9:1, pp. 15-38 Link

Dong A, Garbuio M and Lovallo D 2016 'Generative sensing in design evaluation', Design Studies, vol.45, pp. 68-91 Link

Dong A, Garbuio M and Lovallo D 2016 'Generative Sensing: A design perspective on the microfoundations of sensing capabilities', California Management Review, vol.58:4, pp. 97-117 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Gheno G and Garbuio M 2016 Forthcoming 'ECrfBimax Algorithm: Using Bicluster Analysis to Improve Reference Class Forecasting', Royal Statistical Society Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, 8th September 2016

Garbuio M, Wilden R and Mascia D 2016 'Entrepreneurship in healthcare: Past contributions and future opportunities', 32nd European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium, Naples, Italy, 9th July 2016

2015

2
Book Section/s

Garbuio M 2015 'Experimental Evidence' in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, ed. M. Augier and D.J. Teece, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom Link

Garbuio M and Lovallo D 2015 'Design Thinking' in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, ed. M. Augier and D.J. Teece, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom Link

4
Journal Article/s

Garbuio M, Lovallo D and Sibony O 2015 'Evidence Doesn't Argue for Itself: The Value of Disinterested Dialogue in Strategic Decision Making', Long Range Planning, vol.48:6, pp. 361-80 Link

Garbuio M, Lovallo D, Porac J and Dong A 2015 'A Design Cognition Perspective on Strategic Option Generation', Advances in Strategic Management, vol.32, pp. 437-65

5
Conference Paper/s

Garbuio M, Lovallo D, Koller T and Williams Z 2015 'Improving Resource Allocation Decisions: The Role of Agility and Incentives', 35th Annual Strategic Management Society SMS International Conference, Denver, United States, 6th October 2015

Dong A, Garbuio M, Lovallo D and Porac J 2015 'The Design of Strategies: A Cognitive Perspective on Strategic Option Generation', Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Cognition Conference, Roskilde, Denmark, 27th June 2015 Link

2014

2
Book Section/s

Flyvbjerg B, Garbuio M and Lovallo D 2014 'Delusion and Deception in Large Infrastructure Projects: Two Models for Explaining and Preventing Executive Disaster' in Megaproject Planning and Management: Essential Readings, ed. Bent Flyvbjerg, Edward Elgar Publishing, London, United Kingdom

5
Conference Paper/s

Dong A, Garbuio M and Lovallo D 2014 'Strategic Designerly Review Conversations', 10th Design Thinking Research Symposium, West Lafayette, United States, 15th October 2014

Garbuio M and Mascia D 2014 'Doing the same thing: The impact of CEOs’ characteristics on patterns of company strategies’ similarities', 34th Strategic Management Society SMS Annual International Conference, Madrid, Spain, 23rd September 2014

8
Magazine Article/s

Flyvbjerg B, Garbuio M and Lovallo D 2014 'Better forecasting for large capital projects', McKinsey on Finance - Number 52, Autumn 2014 - Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy

2013

2
Book Section/s

Garbuio M, Lovallo D and Ketencioglu E 2013 'Behavioral Economics and Strategic Decision Making' in The Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics, ed. Christopher R. Thomas and William F. Shughart II, Oxford University Press, New York, United States, pp. 179-200

5
Conference Paper/s

Garbuio M, Mascia D and Morandi F 2013 'The source-dependence effect of the information: When better decision-making comes from unscheduled group meetings', XIV Workshop dei Docenti e dei Ricercatori di Organizzazione Aziendale WOA 2013 – “Organizing in turbulent times: the challenges ahead”, Rome, Italy, 31st May 2013

2012

5
Conference Paper/s

Garbuio M 2012 'The Strategic Leader in Transition', New Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Cognition Conference 2012, Dublin, Ireland, 7th September 2012

Garbuio M and Mazzoleni I 2012 'Thinking about design: Bio-inspired design for the 21st century', 28th European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium 2012 - "Design!?", Helsinki, Finland, 7th July 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Garbuio M, King AW and Lovallo D 2011 'Looking Inside: Psychological Influences on Structuring a Firm's Portfolio of Resources', Journal of Management, vol.37:5, pp. 1444-63

5
Conference Paper/s

Garbuio M and Lovallo D 2011 'The under-appreciated role of quality conversations in strategic decision-making', 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management AoM 2011 - "West meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, and Transcending", San Antonio, United States, 16th August 2011

2010

2
Book Section/s

Garbuio M, Lovallo D and Horn J 2010 'Overcoming biases in M&A: A process perspective' in Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions (Volume 9), ed. Sydney Finkelstein and Cary L. Cooper , Emerald Group Publishing Limited, London, United Kingdom, pp. 83-104

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Flyvbjerg B, Garbuio M and Lovallo D 2009 'Delusion and Deception in Large Infrastructure Projects: Two Models for Explaining and Preventing Executive Disaster', California Management Review, vol.51:2, pp. 170-93

Garbuio M, Lovallo D and Viguerie P 2009 'How companies make good decisions: McKinsey Global Survey Results', McKinsey Quarterly, vol.January

5
Conference Paper/s

Garbuio M, Lovallo D and King AW 2009 'A beliefs-preferences-attributions model of strategic decision making', Strategic Management Society SMS 29th Annual International Conference, Washington D.C., United States, 14th October 2009

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Garbuio M, Lovallo D and Viguerie P 2007 'How Companies Spend their Money: McKinsey Global Survey Results', McKinsey Quarterly, vol.June

Research Grants

2016-2018

The logic of market-creating innovations

The project seeks to provide theoretical insight and empirical evidence on the behavioural determinants of companies and executives that lead to market-creating growth. The question of how to support economic growth through innovation has drawn much attention and debate because Australian companies underperform in delivering value creation from new innovations. This project plans to test a model of growth based upon companies' changes to routines and resource configurations as they create actions to prove a new hypothesis, rather than to confirm what markets already know. The model will involve policies that executives may find beneficial in building up their companies’ capabilities in sensing and seizing options for growth before the market logics of those options have been proven elsewhere. Developing such capabilities could boost the rate of market-creating innovations arising from Australian research.

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant

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Research Expertise

  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Design Thinking

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When developing a strategy for engaging with start-ups, Dr Massimo Garbuio states that big companies need to have the right mindset to successfully capture the start-up attitude to expose untapped assets and fuel innovation.

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