Entrepreneurial Innovation in Asia

This network collects longitudinal survey and archival data from Asia-Pacific countries to investigate the influences of government policy, societal culture, foreign R&D presence, industry structure, founders' characteristics, and growth strategies on the emergence and performance of different types of entrepreneurial activity.

Network members

George Shinkle | Network Leader, AGSM Scholar, Associate Professor, School of Management

George Shinkle's research investigates strategic goal setting, strategic agility, strategy development, and strategy implementation - particularly in turbulent environments. George has dedicated much of his international business and academic career to understanding and analysing the strategic management of organisations. He facilitates courses in the AGSM Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. ​He integrates years of real-world experience with academic theory to provide relevant, yet evidence-based perspectives. George publishes in top tier journals, has been recognised for outstanding facilitation in AGSM programs, and has received a prestigious 3-year ARC Research Award.

Stephen Frenkel | AGSM Scholar, Professor, School of Management

​​​Stephen Frenkel is Professor of Organization and Employment Relations. He is the author of over 60 journal articles and editor or author of 10 books. He is currently an editorial member of several journals including Industrial & Labor Relations Review, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and Work, Employment & Society. His current research interests include the comparative sociology of work and management with a special interest in China and the impact of global supply chains on labour and environmental standards. Stephen’s expertise is in the sociology and social psychology of management and work.​

Jenny Buchan | Professor, School of Taxation & Law

​​​Jenny joined the School of Taxation & Business Law in 2002. Prior to becoming an academic she worked as a commercial lawyer in private practice in New Zealand, Melbourne and Sydney, and as a compliance consultant. Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee. Jenny is available to supervise research degrees in franchise law.

Liem Viet Ngo | Associate Professor, Postgraduate Research Coordinator, School of Marketing

​​​Liem Viet Ngo is Associate Professor of Marketing at UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales. He is also Postgraduate Research Coordinator and serves on UNSW Business School Research Committee. His portfolio includes the Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator of the Master of Commerce Program (Marketing major), and member of the Faculty Postgraduate Education Committee. Liem’s research focuses on resources and capabilities management in relation to marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship in cross-cultural contexts with particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Highlight achievements

  • Network members have a total of 14 different A*/FT50 publications since 2010, including in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management, Human Relations, Industrial Marketing Management, and Strategic Management Journal
  • ARC Fellowship: DECRA (Shinkle)
  • Buchan's research was cited in the Red Book and Blue Book prepared by Treasury prior to the 2013 federal election. She also received a best paper award at the International Conference on Tax Administration in 2014 and an Excellence in PhD Supervision award at UNSW
  • ARC, Volkswagen Foundation, CPA Australia, and Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia awards totalling more than $2 million (Frenkel, Buchan, Ngo, Shinkle)