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Steve Elliot

Steve Elliot


Rm 388
H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 9347
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Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae


Professor Steve Elliot came to The University of Sydney in 2002 from the University of Newcastle where he had been Professor and Head of the School of Business. Previously, he had been Director of the IT Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

Business Innovation and Transformation driven by Environmental Sustainability

Steve has extensive industry and international experience and his research work is directed toward the development of theory in the strategic management of technology-enabled business innovation. His research has been published in international journals, refereed conference proceedings and an internationally acclaimed book examining successful B2C electronic commerce initiatives in six countries. His research interests have been supported by grants from the Australian Research Council, the US National Science Foundation and from local and international corporate sponsorships.

His current research projects focus on providing assistance to corporations and other organizations seeking to make meaningful contributions to the challenges of environmental sustainability, through technology-enabled innovation and business transformation. For an overview of the recent NSF-funded project 'How Will Businesses Speak Biodiversity?', visit the news item, Business School to Co-Lead Global Environmental Sustainability Research Project.

Steve heads the Business Environmental Sustainability Research Group in the University of Sydney Business School

Steve's community contributions include: Director of the Information Systems Board of the Australian Computer Society; foundation Chair of the UN-sponsored International Federation of Information Processing Working Group 8.4: E-Business Information Systems: Multidisciplinary research and practice; and Co-Chair of the Economic Opportunities Commission for the inaugural World IT Forum focusing on the global Digital Divide. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.

For further details including research grants and publications see the CV above.

Research Expertise

  • Business Transformation Driven by Environmental Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Research and Practice
  • Business innovation strategy
  • Business innovation in financial services and banking
  • Business innovation in developing countries
  • Business Information Systems
  • Strategic management of IS-enabled business innovation