Siggi Gudergan is known for his work on business innovation, transformation and performance, an area of expertise that he leads as Professor of Strategy within James Cook University in Australia. He also is a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Aalto University in Finland, Visiting Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) in Austria, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. 

He earned a PhD in Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management which was awarded jointly by the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales in Australia. He also holds a degree in Business and Economics from RWTH-Aachen University in Germany.

His research has been published in leading management, strategy, and marketing journals, has gained international recognition, and has been taken up in industry. He has secured funding for his research from several sources, including Australian Research Council Discovery and Linkage grants, as well as industry, totaling over $4 million. Some of his PhD students have won awards from the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society, and now work at universities in Europe and Australia, including Go8 institutions. He holds various board and professional roles, and has consulted to or worked with a broad range of organisations, from start-ups to large multinational companies.

  • Consulting in strategic planning and transformation
  • Consulting in marketing, digital and innovation strategy
  • Strategic decision making and change in the contexts of organizational innovation, transformation, and performance (e.g., dynamic capabilities)
  • Digital customer experience management
  • Partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM)
  • PhD training in above research areas
  • Professional doctorate training in above research areas
  • 2022 to present - Visiting Distinguished Professor, Aalto University (Finland)
  • 2022 to present - Visiting Professor, WU (Vienna University of Economics & Business) (Austria)
  • 2022 to present - Emeritus Professor, Waikato Management School (New Zealand)
  • 2021 to present - Professor of Strategy, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2019 to present - Non Executive Director, Sofiri (Australia)
  • 2018 to 2021 - Deputy Dean, Waikato Management School (New Zealand)
  • 2017 to 2021 - Professor of Strategy, Waikato Management School (New Zealand)
  • 2011 to 2018 - Professor of Strategy, University of Newcastle (Australia)
  • 2011 to 2018 - A/Dean Research Training, University of Newcastle (Australia)
  • 2011 to 2018 - Head of Management Discipline Group, University of Newcastle (Australia)
  • 2007 to 2011 - Executive Director of Centre for Management & Organisation Studies, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
  • 1999 to 2011 - Professor of Marketing, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
  • 2008 to 2010 - Head of School of Marketing, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
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  • 2019 - Textbook Prize from the German Association of Business Academics: Advanced Issues in Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM), SAGE.
  • 2018 - ANZAM Best Paper Award - International Management Stream, “Do foreign investors need the advice of local experts despite international experience?”
  • 2016 - Best Paper Award, Global Innovation & Knowledge Academy (GIKA) Annual Conference, “Heterogeneity in dynamic capability configurations: Equifinality and strategic performance”
  • 2014 - Best Paper Award, Global Innovation & Knowledge Academy (GIKA) Annual Conference, “Strategic embeddedness of modularity in alliances: Innovation and performance implications”
  • 2011 - Distinguished Paper Award, Australasian Marketing Journal, “The Role of Fairness in Modelling Customer Choice”.
  • 2008 - Honorable Mention for Best Conference Paper Award, Strategic Management Society
  • 2005 - Best Paper Award ANZMAC Services Track, "Social Psychological Underpinnings of the Satisfaction Mirror”
  • 1998 to 1999 - Finalist for ISBM Dissertation Prize, 1998 and 1999 international ISBM Doctoral Support Award Competition, Institute for the Study of Business Markets (Pennsylvania State University, USA).
  • 2000 to 2022 - Strategic Management Society

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  • How does strategic Management Accounting enable Firms to strategically change and enhance Performance under conditions of Environmental Turbulence? (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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