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Richard Seymour

Richard Seymour

BCom, BA, MCom, GradCert University Learning & Teaching (UNSW) ; DPhil (Sydney)
Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program Director, and Co-Director EIRG

Room N452
H10 - Storie Dixson Wing
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 7095
Fax +61 2 9036 5378


Richard Seymour joined the University of Sydney in 2006. Prior to this he worked in the corporate, NGO and consulting sectors. As well as having run his own business, he has over 5 years experience advising small and medium-sized enterprises on corporate divestments, capital raisings and cross-border transactions. He also has over 10 years experience with a number of European, Asian and Australian organizations in the financial, property, and environmental sectors.

Richard's research interests include the creative industries, innovation and entrepreneurship (both social and business). His current research projects include:

  • Defining and measuring entrepreneurial activity (a project which includes membership of the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Program Steering Group).
  • Multiple case studies of internationalising enterprises.
  • Exploring the value created by entrepreneurial activity, including via: technology-driven innovation, design/creativity-led innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
  • Understanding how innovation and enterprise can best be taught and encouraged (in technical, creative and social contexts).

As Programme Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Richard is responsible for the entrepreneurship & innovation courses and units of study within the School. Programmes are offered at the postgraduate level. All teaching programmes focus on Problem-Based Learning utilising 'real' and current business engagements. Businesses or entrepreneurs interested in participating in the programme are welcome to contact Richard with ideas.

Richard is Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Research Group (EIRG). Other research group memberships include Organisational Discourse, Strategy and Change Group (ODSCG), the Sustainable Management of Organisations Group (SMOG) and the CEMS Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Faculty Group.

Richard organizes and advises a number of outreach activities, including the Sydney Genesis business plan competition, the joint initiative with the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University and University of Battambang, Cambodia (Building Female Entrepreneurial Skills for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) in ASEAN Countries), Remote and Rural Enterprise (RARE) and the Vivid Sydney Creative Industry Advisory Group.

Richard has also taught entrepreneurship and strategy at the University of NSW and the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), and design management practice at the College of Fine Arts (COFA).

Newsroom articles

  • Cashing in on the River Cottage Australia 02 Oct 2013

    Narooma News

    A GROUP of university students last month visited the Narooma district to explore ways the region can cash in on the television show River Cottage Australia. The show airing on The Lifestyle Channel on Foxtel is being shot at the River Cottage property at Central Tilba and filming on a second series is set to begin early next year.

  • Business School students and Broken Hill Council collaborate on new film studio 07 Nov 2012

    ABC Broken Hill

    ABC Broken Hill radio has interviewed Dr Richard Seymour, the University of Sydney Business School, and Professor Michael Tawa, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, on the University's partnership with Broken Hill City Council. Earlier this year 22 architecture and business students planned how Broken Hill's underused film studio area could be redeveloped, with the ideas printed in a book for prospective investors.

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Research Expertise

  • Creative Industries
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic management

Recent Units Taught


Dr Richard Seymour talks about measuring and improving enterprise's performance and impact using the tool "StrategicFrame".

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