Dr Courtney Molloy

Dr Courtney Molloy

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School

Career Summary

Biography

I am a Lecturer in the Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law. I completed my PhD here at UoN which explored the behaviours, motivation and impact of innovation champions in not-for-profit organisations. I feel very fortunate that I am able to participate in interesting and important research and that I get to work alongside our students to facilitate their learning. As the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, I enjoy working closely with my colleagues to develop and deliver research-informed and industry relevant curriculum. 

Before moving into academia I worked in both small and large organisations in marketing, human resources and management. This included event management, communications, recruitment and selection and workforce management. My industry background means that I always aspire for my research to have real impact.

Research Interests

Innovation management: I’m particularly passionate about innovation that drives social outcomes and therefore seek to better understand how people and organisations can work together to solve society’s most challenging issues. In doing so, I work closely with not-for-profit organisations and the public sector to understand how to foster innovation which engenders positive social change both within and beyond organisational boundaries.

Regional innovation: Regions provide a unique opportunity to investigate and facilitate the activity of, and interaction between, individuals, groups and organisations in shaping positive community outcomes. My research within the regional innovation domain incorporates an Action Research approach to work closely with regional stakeholders to develop deep insights through the implementation of engaged and contextualised interventions.

Small business: As a result of my own experience working within my family’s small business, I understand the challenges and opportunities that small business ownership can involve. My research activity therefore has been drawn to investigating small business leadership, particularly the impact of owning a business on an individual’s mental health. I’m also increasingly focusing on how to facilitate change within small businesses through leadership interventions via Action Research.

I have published my work in leading journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management (A*), R&D Management (A) and the Australian Journal of Public Administration (A).


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Management, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Management (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Innovation champions
  • Innovation management
  • Regional innovation
  • Small business
  • Social innovation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150310 Organisation and Management Theory 20
150307 Innovation and Technology Management 50
150314 Small Business Management 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Kriz APT, Molloy C, Denness B, 'The Global Importance of Innovation Champions: Insights from China', Evolution of Innovation Management:Trends in an International Context, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing China 268-289 (2016) [B1]
2013 Kriz APT, Molloy C, Denness B, 'The Global Importance of Innovation Champions: Insights from China', Evolution of Innovation Management: Trends in an International Context, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 268-289 (2013) [B1]

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Kriz A, Bankins S, Molloy C, 'Readying a region: temporally exploring the development of an Australian regional quadruple helix', R&D Management, 48 25-43 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/radm.12294
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Sarah Bankins
2017 Bankins S, Molloy C, Kriz A, Denness B, 'Innovation Agents in the Public Sector: Applying Champion and Promotor Theory to Explore Innovation in the Australian Public Service', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 76 122-137 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1467-8500.12198
Citations Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Sarah Bankins
2016 Kriz APT, Molloy C, Kriz AK, Sonntag S, 'All Australian Regions Are Not Born Equal: Understanding the Regional Innovation Management Sandpit', Technology Innovation Management Review,, 6 11-23 (2016) [C1]
Molloy C, Bankins S, Kriz A, Barnes L, 'Making sense of an interconnected world: How innovation champions drive social innovation in the not-for-profit context', Journal of Product Innovation Management,
DOI 10.1111/jpim.12527
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Kriz AK, Kriz AP, Molloy C, 'Ambidextrous Regional Leadership: Lessons in Place-Based Business Model Innovation', Brisbane (2015) [O1]
2012 McGregor CJ, Kriz AP, 'Investigating the behaviours, impact and motivations of innovation champions', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Perth, WA (2012) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $39,768

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20201 grants / $34,768

Mental Health in micro business owners$34,768

Funding body: NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority

Funding body NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority
Project Team Doctor Courtney Molloy, Associate Professor Karen Handley, Mrs Leanne Faulkner, Associate Professor Suzanne Ryan
Scheme Performance and Management Services
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2000834
Type Of Funding C1600 - Aust Competitive - StateTerritory Govt
Category 1600
UON Y

20191 grants / $5,000

Understanding the social impact of an industry organisation in shaping regional collaboration and capability$5,000

Funding body: Central Coast Industry Connect Ltd

Funding body Central Coast Industry Connect Ltd
Project Team Doctor Courtney Molloy, Associate Professor Karen Handley
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900574
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 PhD Innovation and Entrepreneurial Activities in Startup Companies PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD The Mental Health of Small Business Owners in Australia – What Impacts their Mental Wellbeing and Access to Support? PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Dr Courtney Molloy

Positions

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email courtney.molloy@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4349 4594

Office

Room BO 1.23.
Building Ourimbah Business Office
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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