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Associate Professor, University of Sydney

Dr Massimo Garbuio is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney. He's passionate about helping students and business leaders become master strategists.

Massimo teaches budding entrepreneurs how to realise their dreams, helping to spark several successful startups. His ability to inspire and guide was recognised in 2013 with a Wayne Lonergan Outstanding Teaching Award.

Working at the intersection of design thinking and strategy, Massimo's research explores how master strategists think about innovation and disruption, allocate resources and make decisions. Collaborative research projects include two global studies with the McKinsey Quarterly. Massimo is invited to speak at international conferences and is published in California Management Review and Journal of Management.

Massimo holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia and studied at University College London and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management and is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Management.

For more about my work:
My latest book in innovation:


  • 2020–present
    Associate Professor, University of Sydney


  • 2008 
    University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 2003 
    University of Pennsylvania, MA
  • 2002 
    University College London, MSc

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    The logic of market-creating innovation
    Chief Investigator, with Andy Dong and Dan Lovallo
    Funding Source: