1997 …2023

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Personal profile


 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. Prior to leaving Australia, he was awarded a First-class Honors Degree in Commerce (Economics, Finance, Accounting) from the University of Melbourne and worked in investment banking (UBS)

His research focuses on behavioral decision theory explanations of strategy and entrepreneurship decisions and outcomes. It has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Management Science, Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal.  As a thought leader, his articles have featured in the Economist, New York Times and Fortune magazine amongst other places.  

He has received numerous prizes for research and teaching excellent. His Ph.D. was recognized with the Newman prize for best paper from a dissertation at the Academy of Management. He received the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Research Contribution at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Dean's Award for Research Excellence at Monash University. 

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

His Google Scholar is available here: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=W1xvpqwAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao


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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship

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