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Dr Flavio Romero Macau

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5251, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2210
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 5251
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2210  


Dr. Flavio is the Director of Academic Studies and a senior lecturer in the School of Business and Law.

Current teaching

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global Logistics
  • Business identity and Protocols
  • Project Management


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).

Professional associations

  • PMI Chapter WA (Project Management), current member.
  • ANPAD (Brazilian Academy of Management), former member.
  • SBGC (Brazilian Knowledge Management Society), former member.
  • CRA-SP (Brazilian Institute of Management), former member.
  • ABRH Brazil (Human Resource Management), former member.

Research areas and interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Employability skill teaching and learning and assessment
  • Student-centred/active learning

Awards and recognition

  • 2016 Distinguished Lecturer, Insper Business School.
  • 2015 Distinguished Lecturer, Insper Business School.
  • 2014 Distinguished Lecturer, Insper Business School.


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

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

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, Rockville, United States of America, GlobalSouth Press.

Journal Articles

  • Duarte, A., Romero Macau, F., Flores E Silva, C., Sanches, LM., (2019), Last mile delivery to the bottom of the pyramid in Brazilian slums. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 49(5), 18, DOI:
  • 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, Brazil, FUCAPE Business School, DOI: 10.15728/bbr.2017.14.5.5.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2016.04.013.
  • 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.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2015.071921.
  • 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.

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, New Zealand, ANZAM.
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