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Dr Ian Austin

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5284, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.357
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5284
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.357  


Dr Ian Patrick Austin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law. Ian is Member of the International Business program team and the School's representative on the University Library Committee.

Key Research Areas

  • Australian Trade and Commercial Relations with Asia
  • The United States of America – Asia Trade and Strategic Relations
  • United State of American Banking and Financial History
  • Asian and American affairs, particularly their interaction
  • Asian and American corporate and strategic affairs: particularly how commercial and strategic interest intersect
  • Banking and Financial Affairs in the United States of America and Asia (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore)
  • Trade and Business History
  • The Global Economy and Trade with a focus on banking and trading institutions, histories, and crises.
  • Hamiltonian Studies and Scholarship
  • Australian Political Economy and Business sector– including Western Australian and Queensland specifically.
  • Australian and The United States of American Political Economy and Economies
  • Japan, South Korean and Singapore Political Economy and Economies


If you want to know what interests and drive me and will do so well into the future these are the areas:

Western Australia’s Asian Engagement Strategy 2019-2030,

Australia’s broader policy and commercial connections with Asia and the broader world,

United States of American and Asian financial and trading institutions and systems, and,

my long-term pursuit of Hamiltonian public policy and financial thinking.


  • Theme Two: Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation
  • Academy of International Business
  • The Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • The Australia New Zealand International Business Association
  • The Japanese Business Association
  • The Australia New Zealand American Studies Association


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland, 2001.
  • Master of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 1995.
  • Bacherlor of Arts, The University of Queensland, 1992.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Austin, I., (2019), Ulysses S. Grant and Meiji Japan, 1869-1885: Diplomacy, Strategic Thought and the Economic Context of US-Japan Relations., Abingdon, England, Routledge, DOI: 10.4324/9780429275104.

Journal Articles

  • Duarte Alonso, A., Austin, I., (2018), Entrepreneurial CSR, managerial role and firm resources: a case study approach. Competitiveness Review, 28(4), 368-385, DOI: 10.1108/CR-10-2016-0064.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Austin, I., (2017), The significance of organisational learning in a global context: A stakeholder and knowledge-based approach. Review of International Business and Strategy, 27(1), 53-69, Bingley, United Kingdom, Emerald Group Publishing, DOI: 10.1108/RIBS-09-2016-0054.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Austin, I., (2016), I see the future: Associations between innovation and resources in the case of an exporting Western Australian regional family firm. Review of International Business and Strategy, 26(3), 314-333, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/RIBS-04-2016-0023.
  • Ng, D., Austin, I., (2016), Integrated resorts and hotel (gambling) service enterprises in Singapore, Macau and Australia: the changing policy landscape. Asian Journal of Political Science, 24(1), 42-62, Seoul Korea, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02185377.2015.1110529.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Austin, I., (2016), Entrepreneurial CSR in the context of a regional family firm: A stakeholder analysis. Annals in Social Responsibility, 2(1), 48-62, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ASR-06-2016-0005.
  • Austin, I., (2015), Becoming a Wealth Management Centre and International Relations Implications: The Singapore Policy Approach and Global and Regional Responses. Japanese Journal of Political Science, 16(4), 532-552, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S1468109915000298.

Conference Publications

  • Austin, I., (2015), Singapore as a Global City: Governance in a Challenging International Environment. A New Paradigm for International Business: Proceedings of the Conference on Free Trade Agreements and Regional Integration in East Asia, 1(27-29 Nov 2014), 171-192, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-499-3_9.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  How do national employment policies influence human resource practices? A comparative study of the integrated resort and hotel industry in macau and Singapore

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  How to exit successfully via ipos: An insight into the listing requirements of the emerging growth enterprise market of China.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An exploratory examination of the factors influencing Indonesian SMEs' sustainability practices.
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