Professor Michael Gilding
Professor Michael Gilding is faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He is a former President of the Australian Sociological Association (2007-10), a member of the board of the Centre for Social Impact Australia, and a member of the National Education Advisory Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Michael is an economic sociologist, whose current research focuses upon innovation clusters and networks, family business succession and governance, and the social dimensions of economic behaviour. Recent publications include articles on the articulation between gambling and drug trafficking (Australian Journal of Criminology), pathways in family business succession (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice), theories of family structure and change (British Journal of Sociology), and innovation clusters far from the world hubs (Research Policy).
Michael's research has attracted about $4 million in research grants, mostly involving industry partnerships. Industry partners include Boeing (on collaborative networks in design), Pitcher Partners (on family business succession planning), VicPolice (on police relations with ethnic minorities), and AusBiotech (on the partnerships and networks of Australian biotechnology firms).
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.
Fields of Research
- Innovation And Technology Management - 150307
- Sociology - 160800
Also published as: Gilding, Michael; Gilding, M.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2015: Collaborative Design Best Practice: A pilot study examining trust, culture and geographic distance in multi-unit country design projects *; Boeing Australia Ltd
- 2014: Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Biodevices and Diagnostics *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
- 2012: Business Collective Action, Networks and Discourse: A Fiscal Sociology of Mining Tax Reform in Australia *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
- 2011: Drug importation, gambling behaviour and Vietnamese women *; Victorian Department of Justice
- 2010: Family Business and Succession Planning: Dynamics, Barriers and Strategies *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
- 2010: Network dynamics and field evolution: hubs, clusters and interorganisational ties in biotechnology *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
- 2009: From research to manufacturing: networks and knowledge diffusion in Australian nanotechnology *; CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Research Fund
* Chief Investigator
- 2013-11-06: Innovating in a culturalised economy - Inside Story
- 2012-08-14: Swimming Australias incentive model was a failure: fact - The Conversation
- 2012-06-24: A networkers manifesto for open research - Inside Story
- 2010-11-04: GM food debate to ignite again - ABC 7:30 Report
- 2010-08-05: The genes are out of the bottle and on the web - The Age
- 2010-02-10: SA stands firm on canola ban - Weekly Times
- 2010-02-08: Aussies remain wary of GM - ABC News
- 2010-02-04: Australians uncomfortable with GM food - International Business Times
- 2010-01-12: Pioneers exploring in an empty space says Gettler - Investment and Innovation Forum
- 2009-11-24: Making sure we can still make it in manufacturing - The Age
- 2009-11-18: Commercialising australian intellectual property - Online Opinion
- 2009-05-06: Ideal Women - Today Tonight
- 2009-02-26: Professor challenges logic behind paternity tests - Sindh Today
- 2009-02-25: Fathers usually are related - Science Alert
- 2008-11-12: Fathers disrupt debate on DNA - The Australian
- 2008-05-15: Trust drawn from the messenger, not the message - Science Alert