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A/Prof. Matt Mount





Faculty of Business and Law


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


  • Member, Academy of Management. 
  • Member, European Group for Organizational Studies. 
  • Member, Strategic Management. 
  • Member, Strategic Management Society.
  • Member, Technology and Innovation Management.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Management Studies.
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, California Management Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, International Journal of Operations & Production Management and R&D Management.

Teaching interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Organization Theory


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Exploring the asymmetric complementarity between external knowledge search and management innovation

S Angelidou, M Mount, K Pandza

(2022), Vol. 115, pp. 1-11, Technovation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Data collection via online platforms: challenges and recommendations for future research

A Newman, Y Bavik, M Mount, B Shao

(2021), Vol. 70, pp. 1380-1402, Applied psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Quantum leaps or baby steps? Expertise distance, construal level, and the propensity to invest in novel technological ideas

M Mount, M Baer, M Lupoli

(2021), Vol. 42, pp. 1490-1515, Strategic Management Journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

CEOs' regulatory focus and risk-taking when firms perform below and above the bar

M Mount, M Baer

(2021), pp. 1-29, Journal of management, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Innovation climate: a systematic review of the literature and agenda for future research

Alexander Newman, Heather Round, Shuanglong Wang, Matt Mount

(2020), Vol. 93, pp. 73-109, Journal of occupational and organizational psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Conceptualizing the de-materializing characteristics of internal inclusion in crowdsourced open strategy

M Mount, S Clegg, T Pitsis

(2020), Vol. 53, pp. 1-10, Long Range Planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Design thinking inspired crowdsourcing: toward a generative model of complex problem solving

M Mount, H Round, T Pitsis

(2020), Vol. 62, pp. 103-120, California management review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A socio-cognitive model of innovation adoption and implementation

Tabish Zaman, Matthew Mount, Tyrone Pitsis, Rory O'Connor, Stephen Dean

(2018), Vol. 3, pp. 45-70, Cognition and innovation, Bingley, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

Rejuvenating a brand through social media

M Mount, M Martinez

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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, A/Prof Matt Mount, Dr Heather Round, A/Prof Ahmed Ferdous

  • 2018: $120,000
  • 2017: $50,063

A Vision for the Future: NDAC Future State Implementation

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

  • 2019: $786,112
  • 2018: $363,636

Independent Medical Examiner (IME) Quality Assurance Process redesign.

A/Prof Matt Mount, Prof Judy Currey, Dr Huw Flatau Harrison, Ms Stephanie Sprogis

  • 2021: $20,000
  • 2020: $20,000


Principal Supervisor

Boris Radickovic

Thesis entitled: Dual Role of Absorptive Capacity for Exploitative and Exploratory Learning

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management