New Sydney Staff

Three new staff will join the Newcastle Business School in Sydney in 2014.

Ralf Wilden

Ralf joins us from UTS from where he completed his PhD.  Ralf is passionate about helping organizations deal with change. Using the dynamic capability and resource-based views of the firm, Ralf leads projects on service-oriented business models and organisational change to help organisations sense, shape and seize market opportunities and improve their strategic performance. He has an established track record in designing and managing both qualitative and quantitative research projects, including the selection of appropriate research methods (e.g., surveys, interviews); optimisation of survey instruments; data analysis (using SPSS, SEM-PLS and text mining applying Leximancer); and presenting results to technical and non-technical audiences.

Ralf worked for multinational organisations in the automotive (BMW Group), telecommunications (o2 Telefónica) and consulting industries and provided consulting services to organisations such as Oxfam, ABC Commercial and Ernst & Young. He communicates his research through teaching strategic management and marketing strategy to postgraduate and undergraduate students. Ralf's work has been recognised by several international and national associations, invitations to speak at industry conferences, and he authored journal publications in outlets such as Long Range Planning and Journal of Marketing Management.

Laura Le Luo

Laura Le Luo joins us from the University of Western Sydney where she undertook her PhD studies. Her research interests include carbon accounting, carbon disclosure, carbon performance, carbon tax, Emission Trading Scheme, carbon management system, corporate governance and national culture. She has published academic papers in peer reviewed journals including Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting, Australian Accounting Review, Pacific Accounting Review and Accounting Research Journal. Her teaching interests include financial accounting, corporate governance, carbon accounting and quantitative accounting research method.

Nidthida Lin

Nidthida is a Research Lecturer in the School of Business, University of Western Sydney. She has a PhD in Strategic Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), University of New South Wales and University of Sydney. After the completion of her PhD, Nidthida worked on the Offshoring Research Network (ORN) project as a Senior Research Associate at the Center of International Business Research and Education (CIBER), Fuqua School of Business and Duke University, USA. She received a master's degree in Computer Science from Cornell University, USA and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Kasetsart University, Thailand. Prior to her PhD, Nidthida worked as a business consultant at Accenture specialising in enterprise business intelligence and data mining.

Nidthida's scholarly interests are predominantly in the areas of innovation management, strategic outsourcing, global sourcing of business services, managerial decision-making and choice modelling. Her PhD dissertation was awarded a Highly Commended in the ANZAM Best Doctoral Dissertation Award at the 2011 ANZAM Annual Conference and her work has been published in international academic journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review, European Management Journal, European Management Review and Industry and Innovation. Nidthida is involved in several international networks of scholar and serves as a member of the Communication Committee in the International Management Division of the Academy of Management.

Please make Ralf, Laura and Nidthida welcome when you get a chance.