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Professor Peter Galvin

Peter Galvin

Peter is Professor of Strategic Management at the Curtin Graduate School of Business and is currently the MBA Director. His previous appointment was the academic leader for Strategic Management at the Newcastle Business School (UK).

Peter has previously held positions at California Polytechnic State University (part of the California State University system) and Queensland University of Technology. He has held visiting appointments at the State University of New York, Stony Brook and ESC Toulouse in France. Before completing his PhD, Peter worked in management consulting within Australia.
With a long history of teaching MBA students and executive groups, Peter has won faculty, university and national awards for his teaching including a National Citation for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning’ from the Australian University Learning and Teaching Council. His teaching has led him to take a range of classes in countries such as France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and South Africa. Peter has a strong interest in experiential teaching, from case method teaching to use of alternative media such as movies and has written both papers and book chapters that cover these issues. He is also an active supervisor of doctoral students having successfully graduated 20 such students as principal supervisor.
Peter’s research covers the dynamics of firms’ competitive actions within industries, firm boundaries and firm performance. This research has been applied in the construction, mobile telecommunications, motor-vehicle and wine industries. He is the current Consulting Editor for the Journal of Management & Organization, having previously served as the Editor-in-Chief and before that as an Associate Editor.