Researcher

Professor Gavin Schwarz

My Expertise

Organizational Change, Organizational Failure and inertia; virtual teams; technology strategy.

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Biography

Gavin Schwarz is a Professor at the School of Management in the UNSW Business School. Gavin is Director of the Health@Business Research Network. His research and work interests include organizational change and organizational inertia, with a particular interest in better understanding how organizations fail when changing, and developing applied strategies for dealing with failure to change. He is also interested in exploring how knowledge...view more

Gavin Schwarz is a Professor at the School of Management in the UNSW Business School. Gavin is Director of the Health@Business Research Network. His research and work interests include organizational change and organizational inertia, with a particular interest in better understanding how organizations fail when changing, and developing applied strategies for dealing with failure to change. He is also interested in exploring how knowledge develops in organizational and change theory, and has published in numerous journals including Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management, Group and Organization Management, British Journal of Management, and Administrative Science Quarterly. He is a member of the Academy of Management’s Organization Development and Change division’s executive board and serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (JABS) . He is also an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

 


My Grants

  • 2020. Brock University, Goodman School of Business Grant. (“University communication in times of COVID-19: Decoding the messages through the lenses of international human resource management and transformational change perspectives”, with Bouckenooghe, D., Sanders, K., Nguyen, P., and Rafferty, A., C$13,224).
  • 2020. Health@Business Research Network and UNSW Medicine Funding Grant (“Translation and change: Embedding effective change management in health”, with Harrison, R., Dao, H-L., Minbashian, A., Walpola, R., & Chauhan, A., $14,000)
  • 2006/2007 Gordon J. Samuels Fellowship
  • 2003–2007 Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant ($234,000) Project: The management of information technology based organizational change

My Qualifications

The University of Queensland, Graduate School of Management Ph.D. in Management

The University of Auckland, Department of Management Studies & Labour Relations Master of Philosophy (Hons) in Management

The University of Auckland, Department of Management Studies & Labour Relations Bachelor of Arts in Management and English


My Awards

2020 Winner Outstanding Reviewer Award Academy of Management Review

2019 Finalist Best Paper Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Organizational Development and Change Division

2017 Winner Best Reviewer Award Journal of Organizational Behavior

2014 Winner Best Reviewer Award Journal of Organizational Behavior

2013 Winner Best Reviewer Award Journal of Organizational Behavior

2013 Finalist Best Paper 2012 Douglas McGregor Memorial Award, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

2012 Winner Best Reviewer Award Journal of Organizational Behavior.

2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Organizational Development and Change Division, Best Division Paper.

2007 Academy of Management Journal Editorial Board Outstanding Reviewer Award

2004 – 2007 Recognition for outstanding service on the Academy of Management

Journal editorial board

2006/2007 Gordon J. Samuels Fellowship

 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Organizational Change

Organizational Development

Failure and Inertia

Knowledge Development

Phenomenon Driven Research

Health-related institutional change.


My Engagement

Current Engagement Includes:

Director, Health@Business Research Network

Executive Board: Secretary and Treasurer, Organizational Development and Change Division Board (ODC), US Academy of Management

Editor in Chief Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (2020- 2022)

Current Editorial Boards         Academy of Management Review

Journal of Management

Journal of Organizational Behavior

Journal of Organization Change Management


My Teaching

MBAX9153 Implementing Strategy

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Location

Room 544, UNSW Business School Building

Contact

02 9385 7278
9662 8531