Dr David Oliver is Senior Lecturer in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School. He currently holds the position of Program Director of the Master of Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations, and is also the Postgraduate Coordinator for the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, David worked at HEC Montréal in Canada as well as the IMD Business School and Imagination Lab in Switzerland.
David’s research interests include organizational identity, contemporary strategy practices and tools, stakeholder engagement and trust, and the sharing economy. He has published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles, four book chapters, 14 teaching case studies, and has received eight research grants, including a current Insight Grant on “Strategy and Identity Work” from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council on which he is co-investigator. His publications have appeared in journals such as Organization Studies, British Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics and Scandinavian Journal of Management. He has a Google Scholar H-index of 12, and is a regular presenter, panellist, mentor, and convenor at international conferences.
He also has extensive teaching experience in undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programs in 13 countries on four continents. David focuses on improving students’ ability to reflexively re-evaluate their management and strategy abilities, and was awarded a Dean’s Citation for Teaching from the University of Sydney Business School in 2014. He engages in experiential forms of instruction wherever possible, and has introduced a number of experiential innovations into his Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Commerce, and Executive Education teaching. He has authored a recent publication on the subject in the Journal of Management Education.
David has supervised two PhD students to completion, served on two (completed) PhD committees, and supervised three (completed) Master’s students.