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Dr Aron Perenyi

Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary; Engineering Management, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary


I am a business academic, passionate about my profession, and believe that I can truly have an impact on the future of the world. Through academia, I have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in business and society to facilitate impact of my work. I am strongly committed to the quality of my outputs and activities.
I currently teach business innovation (undergraduate) and growth management (postgraduate). I am also working on developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem study tour for undergraduate students, and a start-up simulation game based unit for postgraduate students.
I engage in a variety of research topics, around entrepreneurship and economic development, and my publications circle around topics such as entrepreneurial behaviour, international entrepreneurship, competitiveness, SME growth and life-cycle, economic development, leadership and ethics, and specialised areas of consumer behavior.
My recent projects involve the Australian and Hungarian small business communities, the Victorian Indigenous community, senior entrepreneurs in Australia; and businesses, governments and civil society across Central and Eastern Europe. I am a professional member of AIB, AIB-CEE, ANZAM, EURAM, the Hungarian Economic Association and a member of the public body of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. I am active in PhD supervision and scholarly peer-reviewing.
I engage on a regular basis with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and other members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. I personally participate in two start-ups, and provide advice to others. I am also a NAATI certified language professional (Hungarian & English), an adjunct academic at several institutions in Hungary.

Research interests

Entrepreneurship; Innovation; International Business; Leadership; Economic Development; Small Business; Central and Eastern Europe; Business-Government Engagement; Central European Business Forum; International entrepreneurship; Firm internationalisation

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Entrepreneurship - 350704
  • Applied Economics - 380100
  • Business Systems In Context - 350300

Teaching areas



  • 2018, International, Best paper award nomination - Entrepreneurship Track, Academy of Management - 2018 Annual Meeting
  • 2017, International, “That’s interesting award” for most innovative and interdisciplinary research paper, Academy of International Buisness - Central Eastern Europe Chaper conference 2017
  • 2017, International, Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
  • 2017, Swinburne, Faculty Teaching Award Excellence Award, Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016, International, Recognition of PhD qualification in Hungary, Budapest University of Technology
  • 2015, International, Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of International Buisness - Central Eastern Europe Chaper conference 2015
  • 2015, International, Outstanding Paper Award, Academy of International Buisness - Central Eastern Europe Chaper conference 2015
  • 2014, International, Best Paper Nomination Award, Academy of International Buisness - Central Eastern Europe Chaper conference 2014
  • 2011, International, Conference Best Paper Award, Academy of Global Business Advancement Conference - Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China
  • 2004, International, Best Presentation Award, National Conference of Young Regionalists - Szent Istvan Egyetem, Hungary

Further information



Also published as: Perenyi, Aron; Perenyi, A.; Perényi, Áron
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2023: Energy Equity Work Program - Phase 3 *; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Cwlth)
  • 2021: Xrosswork Business Analyst Internship *; Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Intern Program
  • 2018: Modelling Gippsland’s Future Health and Community Services Workforce *; LaTrobe Valley Authority Fund Scheme
  • 2017: Nation Building in Argentina: Harnessing Australia’s Experience for Sustainable Development *; DFAT Australia Awards Fellowships

* Chief Investigator

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