Masterclass Series

UOW Sydney Business School Masterclass Series

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Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong is giving you the opportunity to learn from the best about contemporary business and management issues. The Masterclasses are lectures and workshops designed to develop your skills in a range of core business functions. They will be delivered by key industry speakers that work closely with Sydney Business School and our academics.

Upcoming Masterclasses

Business Model Innovation: Your Sustainable Advantage?

Presenter: Jon Carr, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University

When: Friday 28th September 2018
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Venue: Boardroom 1, Level 9, The Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay 

Research continues to highlight the benefits of understanding business models, to include the identification of the relevant components. But a key question remains: How and under what circumstances can an organization engage in business model innovation, and more importantly how can those innovations lead to a competitive advantage? This discussion will highlight some of the ways that U.S. business start-ups have created competitive advantage by developing a business model that helps them to compete in a crowded environment.


Dr. Jon C. Carr is the Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University. He previously served on the faculties of Texas Christian University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University.

Dr. Carr’s research is focused on three general domains within the field of management – entrepreneurship, family business, and organizational behavior – and the interface between these general areas. His research has been published in several of the field’s most important journals, to include the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Management. His research on the concept of “Familiness” in family businesses, published with Allison Pearson and John Shaw, received an Emerald Citation of Excellence as one of the top fifty articles published in management, business, and economics over a five year span.

Last reviewed: 19 September, 2018