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Murray Taylor

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  • Position: Lecturer - Department of Marketing and Management
  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons), Doctoral Scholar

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Areas of Expertise

  • Rapid Internationalisation theory
  • International Strategy
  • Qualitative research

Profile

Murray has been teaching at Macquarie University since 2009 in both International Business and Human Resource Management. He entered academe to pursue research into how and why firms internationalise. Murray's research interests include rapid internationalisation, internationalisation models and processes. His thesis examines the internationalisation process of Australian rapidly internationalising professional service firms.More broadly, Murray has a keen interest in working to determine the internationalisation strategies and processes that small to medium sized firms are involved in.

As an educator Murray is also passionate about improving his teaching. He has adopted several teaching approaches aimed at increasing student engagement. Murray has introduced course materials throughout his undergraduate units and investigated the benefits of active learning and digital storytelling approaches.

Education

  • PhD: International Business (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons): (Macquarie University)

Research grants

  • 2015 Extension Grant: Impact of Active Learning on Non-Lecture Attending Students ($7,492)
  • 2014 Enhancement Program: Talk Less, Learn More: enhancing student engagement through active learning($10,940).
  • 2014 Enhancement Program: Digital Storytelling - enhancing student engagement  ($16,889).
  • 2014 Teaching Index Fund, Department of Marketing and Management, Macquarie University ($3,000).

Research areas

Research interests

  • Rapid internationalisation
  • Born Globals, INV's
  • Professional service firms
  • International Strategy for small to medium sized firms
  • Student enagement

Publications

journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Taylor, M. and Jack, R., (2013) Understanding the pace, scope and pattern of firm internationalisation: an examination of the born global concept, International Small Business Journal, Vol.31, No.6. 702-723 (ABDC ranking - A)

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  • Taylor, M., Jack, R and Freeman, S (2016) Preā€inception and emergent drivers of internationalization: examining rapidly internationalizing professional service firms, Australia New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA), Sydney, Australia, February 17-19
  • Taylor, M., Jack, R and Freeman, S (2015) The role of client followership and client expectations in rapid internationalisation: An examination of rapidly internationalising professional service firms (PSFs), European International Business Academy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 1-3
  • Taylor, M. and Jack, R. (2014) Born global or rapid internationalisation? An enquiry into the internationalisation processed of 'Born Global' professional service firms(PSFs), Academy of International Business(AIB), Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 June 
  • Taylor, M. and Marrone, M., Tayar, M. Kalnins-Cole, T., (2014) Teaching International Business through storytelling: A systematic review. In proceeding of Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA), Auckland, New Zealand, 13-14 April
  • Taylor, M. and Jack, R. (2013) The internationalisation processes of 'born global' professional service firms (PSFs): the influence of client followership, Academy of International Business - Southeast Asia Regional Conference (AIBSEAR), Bali, 7-9 December
  • Taylor, M. and Jack, R. (2013) Professional service firms and their influence in the born global internationalisation process, Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA), Sydney, 18-20 April
  • Taylor, M. and Jack, R. (2012) The nature of service characteristics and their impact on born global internationalization, European International Business Academy (EIBA) Brighton, UK, 7-9 December
  • Taylor, M. and Jack, R. (2012) The impact of industry factors on the pace, pattern and scale of born global internationalisation, Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA), Adelaide, 12-14 April
  • Taylor, M. and Jack, R., (2010) Understanding the pace, scope and pattern of firm internationalisation: an examination of the 'born global' concept, Academy of International Business (AIB), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,25-29 June
  • Taylor, M. and Jack, R., (2010) Conceptualisation of a framework for determining the influence of industry factors on the process of born global firm internationalisation, Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA), Sydney, 15-17 April
  • Taylor, M. and Jack, R., (2009) Conceptualisation of the Australian 'born global' experience: Some preliminary issues, Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC), Melbourne, Victoria, 30 November to 2 December

Affiliations / activities

Professional Affiliations

  • The Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA)

Professional Activities

  • 2015 Program Director for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Faculty of Business & Economics, Macquarie University

Lecturing & Tutoring

Murray has taught the following subjects:

  • Introduction to International Business
  • International Business Operations
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Project
  • Introduction to Human Resources

Awards

  • 2015 Vice Chancellor Award for Programs that Enhance Learning
  • 2012; Award for 'Research Excellence' by Faculty of Business & Economics, Macquarie University
  • 2011-2013 The Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)