Senior Professor of Economic and Business History, University of Wollongong

I have written widely about the economic and business history of Australia, Britain, New Zealand, USA, Norway and Japan. I have written in particular about big business, business groups, and the primary industries, especially wool, in Australia. I am a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a member of the ARC College of Experts.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Economic and Business History, University of Wollongong
  • 1991–2001
    Reader in Economic History, Australian National University
  • 1989–1991
    Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Auckland
  • 1983–1989
    Lecturer in European Studies, University of Manchester

Education

  • 1984 
    University College London, PhD

Publications

  • 2015
    Cambridge Economic History of Australia, Cambridge University Press
  • 2006
    How Organisations Connect: Investing in Communication, Melbourne University Press
  • 2004
    The Big End of Town: Big Business and Corporate Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia, Cambridge University Press
  • 2002
    The Development of Modern Business, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2000
    The Rural Entrepreneurs: A History of the Stock and Station Agent Industry in Australia and New Zealand, Cambridge University Press

Honours

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia