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Professor Peter Galvin

Professor of Strategic Management

Contact Information Mobile: 0406434760, Email:, Campus: Joondalup,
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Mobile: 0406434760
Campus: Joondalup  


Peter Galvin is Professor of Strategic Management and the Director of MBA & Post Graduate Studies in the School of Business and Law.


Peter Galvin was previously employed at Curtin University and has also held roles at Northumbria University (UK), California Polytechnic State University and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has also held Visiting positions at State University of New York at Stony Brook, Geissen University (Germany), ESC Toulouse (France), Ilmenau Technical University (Germany) and ESC La Rochelle (France).

Peter has won Faculty, University and National level teaching awards, and is now an assessor for the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). He has published a number of textbooks with the latest being the 6th edition of Strategic Management by Hubbard, Rice and Galvin through Pearson.

Peter is an active researcher with publications in a wide variety of journals ranging from Journal of Business Ethics through to Managerial and Decision Economics. His most recent work considers issues pertaining to the boundary of the firm, dynamic capabilities and modular architectures. Between 2011 and 2014, Peter was the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Management & Organization. Peter has graduated over 20 doctoral students as lead supervisor.

Peter received his PhD and a B.Com(Hons) from the University of Western Australia. Prior to entering academia, Peter worked in management consulting.

Current Teaching

  • Strategic Management

Professional Association

  • Life Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Member, British Academy of Management
  • Member, Academy of Management (USA)

Awards and Recognition

  • Australian University Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) National Citation for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning’ -2009
  • Life Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management - 2014

Research Areas and Interests

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Competitive Dynamics
  • Dynamic Capabilities
  • Innovation
  • Organization Design


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Commerce, The University of Western Australia, 1992.
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