Dr Preston Teeter - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Preston Teeter

PhD Qld., MBus Qld., Bsc WFU.

  • Lecturer in Management
07 5456 5547
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SD K.2.45, USC Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast
Dr Preston Teeter

Dr. Preston Teeter is a Lecturer in Management at the School of Business and Creative Industries. Preston’s research is multidisciplinary and lies at the intersection of strategy, management, international business, sustainability and economics. Preston possesses expertise in asset bubble formation (particularly on the sociological dimension of these events), issues regarding corporate sustainability and strategic tools and techniques employed by multinational firms and consulting agencies. Preston has published extensively in these areas, including in leading peer-reviewed journals such as ‘The British Journal of Management’ and ‘Strategic Organization’. His PhD research was recently featured on ABC News and ABC Radio National’s ‘The Money’.

Prior to his work at USC, Preston held academic roles at The University of Queensland and The University of South Australia. His industry background is in corporate consulting, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. Preston’s past clients include BMW, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Lenovo, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley and PepsiCo, among others. In his current role at USC, Preston coordinates and lectures a number of courses in the fields of international business and entrepreneurship.

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Professional memberships

  • Reviewer – Cross Cultural and Strategic Management
  • Reviewer – Academy of Management Annual Meeting
  • Member – Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy
  • Member – Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Member – Academy of Management


  • Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Queensland, 2013-2016
  • PhD Top-up Scholarship, UQ Business School, 2013-2016
  • PhD Establishment Grant, University of Queensland, 2013
  • Summer Research Scholarship, University of Queensland, 2011
  • Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement, University of Queensland, 2011-2012
  • UQ International Scholarship, University of Queensland, 2010
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, 2004
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, 2003
  • Taylor Jr. Risk Management Scholarship, Wake Forest University, 2003
  • Disher Fund for International Studies, Wake Forest University, 2003
  • Merit Scholarship for Study Abroad, Wake Forest University, 2003
  • National Scholars Honor Society, 2002
  • Dean’s List, Wake Forest University, 2000-2004

Research grants

Grant/Project name Investigators Funding body & A$ value Year(s)
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement’s impact on SME export growth Teeter, P. and Freeman, S. UniSA and Beijing Normal University Seed Funding Scheme, 19,000AUD 2017

Research areas

  • asset bubbles
  • corporate sustainability
  • corporate strategy
  • qualitative research methods

Teaching areas

  • Management
  • Strategy
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship

Program coordinator

Research publications

  • Teeter, P., Sandberg, J. 2017. Cracking the enigma of asset bubbles with narratives. Strategic Organization. 15(1): 91–99. DOI: 10.1177/1476127016629880.
  • Teeter, P., Sandberg, J. 2017. Constraining or enabling green capability development? How policy uncertainty affects organizational responses to flexible environmental regulations. British Journal of Management. 28(4): 649–665. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12188.
  • Teeter, P., Sandberg, J. 2017. The role of narratives in asset bubble formation: The case of the U.S. tech bubble. Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies.
  • Teeter, P., Sandberg, J. 2015. How policy uncertainty affects organizational responses to flexible environmental regulations. Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Teeter, P., Sandberg, J. 2015. Cracking the enigma of asset bubbles with narratives. Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Teeter, P., Sandberg, J. 2014. Rethinking environmental strategy: The role of regulatory response. Academy of Management Proceedings.