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Dr Flavio Romero Macau

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5251
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.210  

Dr. Flavio is the Director of Academic Studies and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.

Key Research Areas

  • Last-Mile Delivery
  • Supply Networks
  • Higher Education


Flavio was an Associate Professor in Management and the Academic Director of the Masters in Business Networks at UNIP, Brazil. He was also an adjunct lecturer of Operations Management at Insper Business School (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS accredited), with an active role in Assurance of Learning. He is the leader of the Quality in Service Management stream of the SEMEAD conference and an associate editor of RBGN journal. His international research partnerships span the countries of Brazil, Portugal, Australia and the US. By 2018 he had supervised to completion 8 masters by research and 74 post-graduate students.

Flavio has industry experience and connections as an engineer at Mercedes-Benz and as a consultant to companies with operations in South America such as Anglo American, BIOSEV, JBS, Votorantim and NEXA Resources – where he is a mentor to future leaders in Brazil and Peru’s mining sector. He has a background as an entrepreneur, being the founder of Reliasoft Brazil (1999) and Catalyst Brazil (2002), and also a partner at Sapiens Sapiens (2007) and Integracao Business School (2012).

Theme two: Society and Culture; Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation.

2016 Distinguished Lecturer, Insper Business School

2015 Distinguished Lecturer, Insper Business School

2014 Distinguished Lecturer, Insper Business School

  • Member of ASCI Chapter WA


  • Doctor of Business Administration, Brazil, 2010.
  • Master of Business Adminstration, Brazil, 2005.
  • Diploma of Quality Engineering, Brazil, 2000.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Lux, A., Romero Macau, F., Brown, K. (2020). Putting the entrepreneur back into entrepreneurial ecosystems. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 26(5), 1011-1041.

Journal Articles

Conference Publications

  • Lux, A., Romero Macau, F., Brown, K. (2018). Entrepreneurial ecosystem development: Consolidating theory into a testable model. Proceedings of the 32nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (1-19). ANZAM.

Journal Articles

  • Duarte, A., Souza, R., Romero Macau, F., Souza, L. (2017). Supply Strategy: A Quasi-Experiment on the Number And Location of Suppliers. Brazilian Business Review, 14(5), 528-543.

Journal Articles

  • Romero Macau, F., Brito, L., Duarte, A. (2016). Effects of Knowledge Development and Culture of Competitiveness on the Performance of Service-Oriented and Product-oriented Firms. Knowledge and Process Management (Print Edition): the journal of corporate transformation, 23(3), 219-229.
  • Machado, M., Araujo, M., Urbina, L., Romero Macau, F. (2016). A qualitative study of outsourced aeronautical maintenance: The case of Brazilian organizations. Journal of Air Transport Management, 55(1 August 2016), 176-184.
  • Romero Macau, F., Carneiro Da Cunha, J., Alssabak, N., Souza, L. (2016). Food Value Chains: Social Networks and Knowledge Transfer in a Brazilian Halal Poultry Network. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 19(3), 211-224.

Book Chapters

  • Romero Macau, F. (2015). Propositions of how knowledge management can lead to a superior performance in a business network. Business Networks: Concepts, Methodologies and Research (172). GlobalSouth Press.

Journal Articles

  • Carneiro Da Cunha, J., Santos, M., Souza, L., Alssabak, N., Romero Macau, F. (2015). The history of an Islamic entrepreneurship: achieving exporting-network leadership through religious legitimacy. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 15(3), 272-293.

Journal Articles

  • Souza, L., Alssabak, N., Carneiro Da Cunha, J., Romero Macau, F. (2014). Religious Requirements in Inter-organizational Networks of Halal Foods: Brazilian Chicken Exported to the Muslim Community. Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 6(10), 1132-1137.

Journal Articles

  • Cooke, B., Romero Macau, F., Wood, T. (2013). Brazilian management gurus as reflexive soft-HRM practitioners: an empirical study. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(1), 110-129.
  • Carneiro Da Cunha, J., Romero Macau, F., Alssabak, N. (2013). International inter-organisational religious knowledge transfer. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 13(3), 282-295.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Exploring the adoption of supply chain performance measurement systems within the Australian meat and livestock industry

Principal Supervisor

  • Master by Research: Knowledge transfer process in organisational networs: the case of SJC technological cluster
  • Master by Research: Governance and social value: the case of Brazilian halal poultry exports to the Middle East
  • Master by Research: Effects of knowledge development and competitiveness culture on performance
  • Master by Research: Employee perception as stakeholders in the sustainability strategy of an ISE company
  • Master by Research: Governance and quality management in the soy supply chain at Mato Grosso state
  • Master by Research: Knowledge transfer in business networks: the case of Brazilian halal poultry exports to the Middle East
  • Master by Research: Social networks, social capital, and entrepreneurship: the case of Brazilian halal poultry exporters
  • Master by Research: Communities of practice and knowledge management cycles: results from reverse logistics in supply chains

Associate Supervisor

  • Master by Research: Influence of active participation in the competitive advantage of local agribusiness: an analysis of agritourism in the mountains of ES state
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