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Dr Matt Mount



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 68788


Dr Matt Mount is an assistant professor in strategy and innovation within the Department of Management at Deakin University. His primary area of expertise is in strategy and innovation process, with a particular focus on the socio-cognitive mechanisms that influence how organizational actors navigate the formation of strategic and innovative ventures and problems, generation of meaning, selection and evaluation decisions, and complex institutional domains. Theoretical topics of interest include social and managerial cognition, institutional theory, strategy process, strategic contingency theory, technology innovation, framing, and sense-making. He tends to use a multitude of quantitative and qualitative methods, albeit from a predominantly positivist paradigm. Currently, he has been conducting a series of studies on the use of crowdsourcing to facilitate innovative and strategic decision-making.

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Research interests

  • Strategy Process
  • Innovation Process
  • Institutional Process

Teaching interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Organization Theory


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Assessing the impact of pubs on community cohesion and wellbeing in the English countryside: a longitudinal study

I Cabras, M Mount

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 489-506, International journal of contemporary hospitality management, Bingley, Eng., C1-1


How third places foster and shape community cohesion, economic development and social capital: the case of pubs in rural Ireland

I Cabras, M Mount

(2017), Vol. 55, pp. 71-82, Journal of rural studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Community cohesion and village pubs in Northern England: an econometric study

M Mount, I Cabras

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 1203-1216, Regional studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1


Economic development, entrepreneurial embeddedness and resilience: the case of pubs in rural Ireland

I Cabras, M Mount

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 254-276, European planning studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1


Exploring technological process innovation from a lifecycle perspective

S Milewski, K Fernandes, M Mount

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 1312-1331, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Bingley, Eng., C1-1


Exploring the knowledge complexities of innovation intermediaries: the case of nanotechnology in the UK

M Mount, S Milewski, K Fernandes

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 20-37, International Journal of Technology Management, Olney, Eng., C1-1


Social media: a tool for open innovation

M Mount, M Martinez

(2014), Vol. 56, pp. 123-143, California management review, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1


Rejuvenating a brand through social media

M Mount, M Martinez

(2014), Vol. 55, pp. 13-17, MIT Sloan Management Review, Cambridge, Mass., C1-1


Minimizing delay of ships in bulk terminals by simulataneous ship scheduling, stockyard planning and train scheduling

S Babu, S Pratap, G Lahoti, K Fernandes, M Tiwari, M Mount, Y Xiong

(2014), pp. 1-29, Maritime Economics & Logistics, United Kingdom, C1-1


Adoption of free and open source software within high-velocity firms

M Mount, K Fernandes

(2013), Vol. 32, pp. 231-246, Behaviour & information technology, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Transforming DAPM: Business Process Improvement to realise a transformed NDAC

Prof Amanda Pyman, A/Prof Ambika Zutshi, Dr Matt Mount, Dr Heather Round, Dr Ahmed Ferdous

  • 2018: $120,000
  • 2017: $50,063

A Vision for the Future: NDAC Future State Implementation

Dr Matt Mount, Prof Amanda Pyman, Prof Andrew Noblet, A/Prof Andrea Vocino, Prof Michael Polonsky, Prof Rens Scheepers

  • 2018: $363,636


No completed student supervisions to report