Dr Stuart Middleton

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Dr Stuart Middleton


Teaching areas

  • International Business

Research areas

  • social innovation
  • social entrepreneurship
  • international new ventures
  • reputation management


Dr Stuart Middleton joined the School of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast in January 2017. Stuart is based at the USC SouthBank campus.

Stuart brings in-depth knowledge of the not-for-profit, health, and tourism sectors, and has substantial career experience in each of these industries. He is particularly interested in how not-for-profit organisations can create, develop and scale social innovations, given institutional constraints in their operating environment.

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Professional memberships

  • Academy of International Business

Potential research projects for HDR and honours students

  • Social innovation:  How do firms engage in social innovation?  What are the possibilities of social innovation?
  • Social entrepreneurship:  How is social innovation led in not-for-profit firms?
  • Not-for-profits:  How do not-for-profits compete under government policies aimed at increasing consumer power?
  • International new ventures:  How do small to medium sized firms internationalise?
  • Reputation management:  What are the risks to reputation in a globalised economy?
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