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Timothy (Tim) O'Shannassy

Senior Lecturer, RMIT University

Dr Tim O'Shannassy is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University in the Graduate School of Business and Law. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from University of Melbourne. Tim then completed MBA and PhD degrees at Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Tim is managing author of the book Strategic Management: The Challenge of Creating Value (Routledge Publishing). He has been Associate Editor for Journal of Management & Organization since 2012 and serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Strategy and Management. In 2018 Tim won the Associate Editor Excellence Award from Journal of Management & Organization and Cambridge University Press. His research and consulting interests are strategy, strategy process, strategic marketing and corporate governance. Tim has published six refereed book chapters, three refereed journal editorials, 19 refereed journal articles and has 23 conference papers published in proceedings for conferences including British Academy of Management and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Tim has presented two refereed conference papers at Academy of Management and nine refereed conference papers at Strategic Management Society. His work appears in Journal of Business Research, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Management & Organization, Journal of Strategy and Management, Research in Ethical Issues in Organisations and Singapore Management Review and has strong impact scores on Google Scholar (H-Index 11, 611 citations) and Scopus (H-Index 6, 108 citations).

Tim coordinates and teaches strategy courses in RMIT University (RMIT) MBA programs, was RMIT MBA Programs Director from 2015 to 2016, and served on the RMIT Academic Board from 2015 to 2017. Tim started the teaching of Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation in the RMIT MBA programs in 2000. He has directed and delivered custom Executive MBA Programs for Ford Motor Company and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and has consulted to stock exchange listed companies including Melbourne IT Limited and Compumedics Limited.

Tim contributes to the community and sport through his role as President of Dendy Park Tennis Club from 2011 to the present and regularly organises Cancer Council of Victoria Charity Tennis Days at the Club. Tim has represented Dendy Park Tennis Club in Tennis Victoria Grade 1 and Bayside Regional Section 1 pennant, and is a veteran of 30 Tennis Victoria pennant tennis seasons.


  • 2007–present
    Senior Lecturer, RMIT
  • 1999–2006
    Lecturer, RMIT
  • 1997–1997
    Senior Credit Analyst, Westpac Banking Corporation
  • 1988–1995
    Credit Analyst/Manager, ANZ Banking Group Limited


  • 2005 
    Monash University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1996 
    Monash University, Masters of Business Administration
  • 1991 
    Melbourne University, Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
  • 1988 
    Melbourne University, Bachelor of Commerce


  • 2017
    Journal of Management & Organization, Associate Editor reflections on the Progress in and Future of strategic management research in Journal of Management & Organization
  • 2017
    Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, Gift giving, guanxi, bribery and corruption challenges in Australia-China business: An ethical tension between the global south and the east
  • 2017
    Journal of Strategic Marketing, The dramatic breakdown of the market orientation concept in the Pharmaceutical industry: Lessons from Vioxx
  • 2016
    Journal of Business Research, Avoiding the "too comfortable in the saddle" syndrome: Obtaining high performance from the chairperson, CEO and inside directors
  • 2016
    Journal of Management & Organization, Strategic intent: The literature, the construct and its role in predicting organization performance
  • 2016
    Strategic Management: The Challenge of Creating Value (3rd Edition),
  • 2015
    Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, The importance of the ethics of governance regime for the corporation and the connection to corporate governance practice
  • 2015
    Journal of Management & Organization, Exploring the influence of Chief Executive Officer professional development and work context on organization performance: A multi-theoretic perspective
  • 2010
    Journal of Management & Organization, Board and CEO practice in modern strategy-making: How is strategy developed, who is the boss and in what circumstances?
  • 2001
    Journal of Management & Organization, Lessons from the evolution of the strategy paradigm

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Institute of Management and Leaders
  • Member Strategic Management Society
  • Member Academy of Management