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Professor Mile Terziovski

Mile Terziovski

Professor Terziovski is the Dean of the Curtin Graduate School of Business, and holds a tenured Professorial Chair in Innovation.

Previously, he was Head of the International Graduate School of Business, at the University of South Australia (UniSA), and held a tenured Professorial Chair in Strategy and Innovation, for a period of 3 years and 9 months. He is a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Innovation at the University of Versailles, in France, and an Adjunct Professor at UniSA. Professor Terziovski worked at the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor and was the Executive Director of the Centre for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a period of 10 years. He has also worked at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer for 4 years. Prior to his Academic career, he held several positions within the Rio Tinto Group in maintenance, production and project management over a period of 17 years. He left Rio in 1991 to undertake PhD research at the Melbourne Business School.

Professor Terziovski’s publications have been featured in a variety of academic outlets including a book published by Imperial College Press, London, on Building Innovation Capability in Organisations. He has published in the prestigious Journal of Operations Management (JOM) where he won a best paper award, and published a single-authored article in the highly prestigious Strategic Management Journal (SMJ). He is also the recipient of two Best paper awards from the US Academy of Management, and was nominated for an all-academy international best paper award.

Professor Terziovski has consulted to a diverse group of companies both large and small, including Motorola, Dow Chemical, Ford Australia, PETRONAS in Malaysia, and companies in France: Merck, IBM, Xerox, and La Poste. He has served on the President’s Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, established by the former President of the Republic of Macedonia. He is a Former Deputy Chair of the Academic Board, at the Australian Institute of Management in Melbourne. He is also a member of the Academy of Management, Operations Management Division, Executive and has held the role of LISTSERV Manager for the past 7 years.

Professor Terziovski holds a BEng with Honours and MEng with Honours from the University of Wollongong, an MBA from RMIT University, a Graduate Diploma in Management (HRM) from University of Newcastle and a PhD in Quality and Innovation from the Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne.