Mathew Hayward



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Curriculum Vitae


With a PhD from Columbia University in Strategy, Mathew worked at London Business School and was tenured at the University of Colorado, Boulder before joining Monash as a Professor. 

His research focuses on behavioral decision theory explanations of strategy and entreprenurship decisions and outcomes. It has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science and Strategic Management Journal and featured in the Economist, New York Times and Fortune magazine amongst other places.  His work was recognized with the Newman prize for best paper from a dissertation, Chancellors's Award for Distinguished Research Contribution at the University of Colorado, Boulder and several best paper awards at the Academy of Management. 

Mathew's teaching broadly covers strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, negotiations and organizational behavior and he was recognized as a finalist for best teacher at London Business School and University of Colorado, Boulder.  He has undertaken research and consulting work with Dell, Ericsson, Intel, Jababeka (Indonesia) and Pearson amongst other firms.


Research interests

Organizational strategy and entrepreneurship with a particular emphasis on the role and implications of confidence and hubris in leaders' decision making and organizational vulnerability. Research settings have included mergers and acquisitions, the growth of entrepreneurial firms and online learning.

Research area keywords

  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship


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