Professor Tim Mazzarol
UWA Business School
Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol of the UWA Business School is a specialist in entrepreneurship, innovation, small business management, marketing and strategy. He is also an Affiliate Professor at the Burgundy Business School, Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne, France where he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of their Centre for Business Research (CEREN). He is a Qualified Practising Market Researcher (QPMR) with the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS).
He joined UWA in 2001 and was the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI) at UWA from its inception in 2002 until 2007 and Director, Doctoral Programs at the UWA Business School from 2008 to 2010. He re-established CEMI in 2010. Prior to this he was at Curtin University of Technology from 1994 until 2000. In that time he worked as a Research Fellow with the Business School's Institute for Research into International Competitiveness (IRIC), then with the Small Business Unit. Tim was the Unit's Director of Research prior to becoming the Executive Director. Tim’s last appointment at Curtin was as a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship within the School of Management.
Tim also has ten years of experience with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade including three years in the Australian Embassy Bangkok as Second Secretary. Following the completion of his MBA Tim worked as an Assistant Agency Manager with National Mutual in WA where he managed sales teams and dealt with numerous small business clients. He has also been a non-executive director for two small companies as well as managing his own consulting business.
Over the past 20 years he has been actively engaged in consulting to a wide range of organizations from fast growing small firms to large corporations and government agencies. Has undertaken over 140 projects in the areas of market research and economic or community studies for government and industry clients including the Government of Canada, RAC (WA), WA Government, Water Corporation, Nokia Corporation, CSIRO, Colliers International, Worley Parsons, LandCorp, BankWest, BankWest, Lavan Legal, Telstra and Main Roads WA. He is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), CBH Ltd, Capricorn Society Ltd and Ravensdown Ltd to investigate the sustainability of the co-operative enterprise business model.
He has published several books or book chapters and numerous academic papers in international journals in the fields of marketing, small business, entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy. Tim is a member of the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS) as well as the Australian Institute of Management, Australian New Zealand Academy of Management, Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International, Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand and the International Council for Small Business. He is a member of the Management committee for SEAANZ, and is a reviewer for several academic journals and publishers.