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Prof Stuart Orr

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1996
Master of Engineering Science, Monash University, 1988
Bachelor of Engineering, Monash University, 1985

Contact

s.orr@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45535

Biography

Stuart Orr is a Professor of Strategic Management in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Stuart has researched and published articles on operations, corporate and international strategy for the last 25 years. In addition to over 100 articles, he has published a number of books, including a popular strategic management text. His latest book, “Innovation and Internationalisation: Successful SMEs Ventures into China” describes the internationalisation of innovative SMEs to China. Stuart is regularly interviewed by magazines such as Forbes, has operated two commercial enterprises and has been a board member or president of a number of organisations including the Decision Sciences Institute.

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Research interests

  • Strategic management
  • International strategy
  • Operations strategy
  • Primary industry strategy

Affiliations

  • Member, British Academy of Management.
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
  • Honorary Member, Finance and Treasury Association.
  • Fellow, World Business Institute.
  • Vice President Australasia, Australia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute.

Teaching interests

  • Strategic Management

Awards

  • Best Research Paper, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE), 2016.

Projects

  • Review of Masters Qualifying Program

Publications

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2020

SME Internationalisation: The Relationship Between Social Capital and Entry Mode

J Menzies, S Orr, J Paul

(2020), Management International Review, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2019

The role of supply chain orientation in achieving supply chain sustainability

Akshay Jadhav, S Orr, Mohsin Malik

(2019), Vol. 217, pp. 112-125, International journal of production economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Daring to tap external strategic resources: competitive advantage in global industries

S Orr

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 25-35, Journal of business strategy, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

The differences in agent effects on sustainable supply chain management: an activity theory construction

M Malik, S Abdallah, S Orr, U Chaudhary

(2019), Vol. 24, pp. 637-658, Supply chain management, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Innovation and internationalisation successful SMEs Ventures into China

S Orr, J Menzies, S Zheng, S Maddumage

(2018), Abingdon, Eng., A1

book
2014

Internationalization to China: a model for Australian architectural, engineering and construction firms

J Menzies, S Orr

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 201-221, International journal of construction education and research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2013

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, BUSINESS AND CHINA: TAKING A STAND

Jane Menzies, Lidia Xynas, Stuart Orr, Mona Chung

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 89-125, DEAKIN LAW REVIEW, C1

journal article

The relevance of resource transferability and international experience for entry into China

S Orr, J Menzies

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 22-31, Academy of Taiwan business management review, Taiwan, Republic of China, C1

journal article

The services internationalization process: n exploratory investigation of Australian service company internationalization to China

J Menzies, S Orr

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 287-311, Journal of Asia-Pacific business, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2012

Doing business in China : getting ready for the Asian century

J Menzies, M Chung, S Orr

(2012), New York, N. Y., A1

book

Using social networks and the Guanxi in case study research on Australian firms doing business in China

S Orr, J Menzies

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 22-33, Australasian journal of market & social research, Glebe, N.S.W., C1

journal article
2010

Post global financial crisis international business strategies

S Orr

(2010), Vol. 6, pp. 324-336, International review of business research papers, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The impact of political behaviours on internationalisation: The case of Australian companies internationalising to China

J Menzies, S Orr

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 24-42, Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, C1

journal article

Transferring public sector operations to other countries : examples from China

S Orr

(2010), ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium 2010 : Managing in challenging times, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference

International Operations Strategy of Public Sector Organisations

Stuart Orr

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. 956-965, PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (ICOSCM 2010), Hong Kong, PEOPLES R CHINA, E1

conference

Determinants of entry modes for international service organisations : evidence from China

S Orr, J Menzies

(2010), IBRC 2010 : Research for change : Proceedings of 13th International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2009

Business strategy for the wine industry : developing and designing a strategy for every type of wine producer across a national wine industry

S Orr

(2009), Berlin, Germany, A1

book

The resource-based view of strategy : application to the agricultural industry

S Orr

(2009), pp. 182-202, Resource based view : concepts and practices, Hyderabad, India, B1

book chapter

Improving port customer services through logistics information management

S Orr, S Heffernan

(2009), Vol. 2, pp. 33-41, Deakin business review, Geelong, Vic., C1

journal article

A strategy taxonomy for foreign direct investment in China

S Orr

(2009), Vol. 4, pp. 93-110, Journal of business and policy research, Berwick, Vic., C1

journal article

Operations management and sustainability in the energy industry

S Orr

(2009), Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific Region of the Decision Sciences Institute, Shanghai, China, E1

conference

International business strategies after the GFC

S Orr

(2009), Proceedings of 11th International Business Research Conference : Research for change, Sydney, New South Wales, E1

conference

Sustainable supply chain management in the Australian energy industry

S Orr

(2009), ANZAM 2009 : Integration through innovation : program and abstracts of the ANZAM Operations, supply chain and servics management symposium 2009 8th and 10th June 2009 Adelaide, South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, E1

conference

An international strategy taxonomy for entry into China

S Orr, J Menzies, M Chung

(2009), ANZIBA 2009 : The future of Asia-Pacific business : beyond the crisis. Proceedings of the 2009 ANZIBA Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

conference

Australian businesses in China : examining motivations and influences on entry modes for service providers

J Menzies, S Orr, M Chung

(2009), pp. 1-34, ANZIBA 2009 : The future of Asia-Pacific business : beyond the crisis. Proceedings of the 2009 ANZIBA Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

conference
2008

Twelve things you should consider before entering the Chinese market

J Menzies, M Chung, S Orr

(2008), Vol. 1, pp. 35-44, Deakin business review, Geelong, Vic., C1

journal article

A resource-based view on China strategy

S Orr

(2008), Vol. 4, pp. 330-341, International review of business research papers, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Doing business in China : how Australian companies make their decisions when entering the Chinese market

J Menzies, M Chung, S Orr

(2008), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Entering China : an operations management case study

S Orr

(2008), pp. 1-10, ANZAM 2008 : The challenges and opportunities of operating in complex supply chains : proceedings of the ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain & Services Management Symposium, Gold Coast, Qld., E1

conference

A strategy taxonomy for foreign direct investment in China

S Orr

(2008), pp. 1-18, Proceedings of the Ninth International Business Research Conference 2008, Melbourne, Victoria, E1-1

conference
2007

Impact of internationalisation on business decision-making: the Australian experience

S Orr

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 255-266, International review of business research papers, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The resource-based view of strategy: application to the agricultural industry

S Orr

(2007), pp. 1-11, Proceedings of the 9th International Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, E1

conference

Competitive priorities and key decision areas in the floral industry

S Orr

(2007), pp. 1-12, Future challenges for the Asia Pacific region : Proceedings of the 5th ANZAM Operations Management Symposium and 1st Asia Pacific Operations Management Symposium 2007, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference

A multi-dimensional international strategic management approach to market entry to China

J Menzies, M Chung, S Orr

(2007), Proceedings of the ANZIBA Conference 2007, Newcastle, Australia, E1

conference
2006

International strategy: is it meeting the challenge?

S Orr

(2006), Vol. 2, pp. 22-27, Journal of business and policy research, Berwick, Vic., C1

journal article

International small-business strategy: Is practice meeting the challenge?

Stuart Orr

(2006), pp. 170-173, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute, Kowloon, PEOPLES R CHINA, E1

conference

Impact of internationalisation on business decision-making: the Australian experience

S Orr

(2006), Proceedings of Third International Business Reserach Conference : November 2006, Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Australia, E1

conference
2005

E-commerce and graduate education: Is educational quality taking a nose dive?

S Orr, R Bantow

(2005), Vol. 19, pp. 579-586, International Journal of Educational Management, C1

journal article

Advanced manufacturing technology adoption - The German experience

C Hofmann, S Orr

(2005), Vol. 25, pp. 711-724, Technovation, C1

journal article

International strategy : is it meeting the challenge?

S Orr

(2005), pp. 1-15, Proceedings of the Second International Business Research Conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2001

The impact of information technology on a section of the Australian health care industry

S Orr, A Sohal, K Gray, J Harbrow, D Harrison, A Mennen

(2001), Vol. 8, pp. 108-120, Benchmarking: an international journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1999

The role of capacity management in manufacturing strategy: experiences from the Australian wine industry

S Orr

(1999), Vol. 11, pp. 45-53, Technology analysis & strategic management, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The role of quality management in manufacturing strategy: experiences from the Australian wine industry

S Orr

(1999), Vol. 10, pp. 271-279, Total quality management, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1998

Global manufacturing issues: the case of Siemens AG

S Orr, A Sohal

(1998), Vol. 18, pp. 605-614, Technovation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
1997

Automation in the workplace: an Australasian perspective

S Orr

(1997), Vol. 17, pp. 83-89, Technovation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Technology and process management in the Australian wine industry

S Orr

(1997), Vol. 4, pp. 18-33, Benchmarking for quality management & technology, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Procurement practices in the Australian wine industry

J Baldwin, S Orr, A Simon

(1997), Vol. 8, pp. 3-17, Journal of wine research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1995

Production practices in the Australian wine industry

S Orr

(1995), Vol. 6, pp. 179-193, Journal of wine research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Building a sustainable future for the Australian coffee growers' industry.

Prof Stuart Orr

RIRDC Grant - Research - Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

  • 2020: $20,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Australian small to medium enterprises in China: Innovation and engagement in the Asian Century

Dr Jane Menzies, Prof Stuart Orr

  • 2013: $28,000

Internationalisation Success Factors Investigation for City of Melbourne, International Group

Prof Stuart Orr, Dr Jane Menzies

  • 2014: $5,500

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Karen Heseltine

Thesis entitled: Imprisonment in Australia: How Are Correctional Administrators Protecting the Public?

Doctor of Business Administration, Department of Management

2019

Rugare Farai Masango Nyandoro

Thesis entitled: What are the factors affecting information quality in supply chains?

Doctor of Business Administration, Department of Management

2018

Jolene Morse

Thesis entitled: Examining the link between Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and organisational financial performance

Doctor of Business Administration, Department of Management

2016

Zaheed Halim

Thesis entitled: The Impact of Supply Chain Complexity on Operational Performance

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

2013

Timothy MacTaggart

Doctor of Business Administration, Deakin Graduate School of Business