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Dr Ian Austin

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5284, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.370
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5284
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5988
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.370  


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.

Current teaching

  • Across International Business Field


Ian's background covers logistics, events management, consultancy and public sector experience in both Australia and Singapore.

Professional associations

  • 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

Research areas and interests

  • 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
  • Singapore politics and economics
  • 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


  • 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 Research Grants

  • A defensive model to safeguard stock return from terror shocks deploying weapons of capital structure and corporate social responsibility,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $76,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Duarte Alonso, A., Austin, I., (2017), The significance of organisational learning in a global context: A stakeholder and knowledge-based approach. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 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. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 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,  An Exploratory Examination Of The Factors Influencing Indonesian Smes' Sustainability Practices.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  How To Exit Successfully Via Ipos: An Insight Into The Listing Requirements Of The Emerging Growth Enterprise Market Of China.
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