Associate Professor Sandeep Salunke

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Associate Investigator

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)


Sandeep completed his first degree in science, and subsequent MBA (Marketing), from Bangalore, India. After a few years of working in industry, he obtained his Master of Marketing Management (Hons I) at Griffith University, and later a PhD at the University of Queensland.

His PhD thesis uses the dynamic capabilities view to examine service innovation-based competitive strategy pursued by entrepreneurial project-oriented firms. Several papers from his research are under development and his work has been accepted for publication in leading academic journals including the Industrial Marketing Management journal and the Journal of Business Research. His research work has also been presented at prestigious domestic and international conferences.

Sandeep is associated with three large ARC Discovery projects both at the QUT Business School and at UQ Business School. He also has teaching interests across marketing/ management and has been involved in pro bono consulting to small businesses in South East Queensland.

Sandeep was the recipient of the 2007 Growing the Smart State PhD Funding Program award from the Queensland Government.

Research interests

  • Service innovation-based competitive strategy
  • Dynamic capabilities in ‘project-oriented’ firms
  • Service entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Technology acceptance.

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