Position/s

Associate Dean (International and Community)
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Lecturer in International Business
Flinders Business School

Biography

After 15 years in the international telecommunications industry Max commenced his academic career with Flinders University in 1997.

Qualifications

PhD Candidate with La Trobe University's School of Management.
Working title: Psychic Distance in the Middle Kingdom: A comparison of Chinese and Australian business people.
Supervisors: Professor Peter Dowling and Dr Peter Lamb of La Trobe University; Professor Elizabeth Rose of Aalto University, Finland.

Master of International Business Administration, 2000.

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts 1997.

Honours, awards and grants

Visiting Fellow with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 2009

Teaching interests

International Business
International Marketing

Topic Coordinator:

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Business and management

Research interests

  • International business negotiations
  • Internationalisation of Chinese firms
  • Effect of psychic distance on international business
  • Family business management and development

Supervisory interests

  • International business environment, Asian region

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : Environmental Accounting China (1) ;

Publications

  • Smith, M.S. (2005). Negotiating with Asians: Australian perspectives. In Sumati Reddy, ed. International Negotiations: Perspectives and Challenges. Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press, pp. 116-145.
  • Zhou, G.Q., Smith, M.S. and Andressen, C.A. (2009). Yunnan's trade in agricultural products with Southeast Asia : a test case for the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement. Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, 13 pp. 103-129.
  • Smith, M.S. (2007). 'Real' differences between family and non-family SMEs: A comparative study of Australia and Belgium. The School of Commerce Research Paper Series, 07(6) pp. 1-33.
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, M.S. (2005). Are family firms really that different? An empirical examination of some managerial differences between family and non-family SMEs when industry and size are accounted for. The School of Commerce Research Paper Series, 05(6)
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, M.S. (2005). Managerial differences between familty and non-family businesses: a nine industry empirical comparison of incorporated and unincorporated Australia SMEs. The School of Commerce Research Paper Series, 5(5) pp. 1-25.
  • Smith, M.S. (2004). Environmental scanning practices and rates of growth of Australian Manufacturing SMEs. School of commerce research paper series. 04(4)
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, M.S. (2003). Business growth and marketing management practices amongst manufacturing SMEs from Australia's business longitudinal study. School of Commerce Research Paper Series. 03(8)
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, M.S. (2003). Are family businesses different? A comparison of managerial transitions. School of Commerce Research Paper Series. 03(9)
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, M.S., Lester, L., Dowling, P. and Lamb, P. (2013). Testing the "Difficulty" Based Model of Psychic Distance using Data from Australia and China. In Neal Ashkanasy; Peter Galvin; Charmine Hartel; Bill Harley; Kerri Unsworth; Mustafa Ozbilgin, ed. Managing on the Edge. Sydney: University of Technology. 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Hobart. Dec 2013.
  • Situ, H., Tilt, C., Seet, P. and Smith, M. (2013). Understanding the Chinese Government's Influence on Corporate Environmental Reporting Among Chinese Firms. In K Kokubu, N Sawabe & M Sakaue, ed. The 7th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference Proceedings. Kobe, Japan: University of Kobe. 7th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. Kobe, Japan. Jul 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, M., Dowling, P., Lamb, P. and Rose, E. (2012). Testing a Proposed Conceptual Framework of Psychic Distance using Data from Australia and China. In H Rammal, ed. Fusion or Fracturing? Implications for International Business. Adelaide, SA: ANZIBA. ANZIBA Annual Conference 2012. Adelaide, SA. Apr 2012.
  • Smith, M.S. (2006). Real differences between family and non-family SMEs: a comparative study of Australia and Belgium. In Christine D Ho, ed. Industry, market and regions: proceedings for the 2nd International Conference for the ABBSA. Adelaide, SA: University of Adelaide, School of Commerce. Industry, markets, and regions: the 2nd International Conference for the ABBSA. Adelaide, SA. Sep 2006, pp. 1-17.
  • Smith, M.S. (2005). Family businesses are not always different: an empirical comparison of some managerial characteristics of family and non-family SMEs across nine Australian industry sectors. In Patrick Hutchinson, ed. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference, Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand. Armidale, NSW: University of New England. Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand (SEAANZ) 18th Annual Conference. Armidale, NSW. Sep 2005.
  • Smith, M.S. (2004). Growth stages and the business management practices of SMEs: an Australian manufacturing sector perspective. In Gabriel Ogunmokun, Rony Gabbay and Janelle McPhail, ed. Conference Proceedings of the 2004 Inaugural Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development. Brisbane, QLD: Department of Marketing & Tourism, University of Southern Qeensland. The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Globalisation in the 21st Century: 2004 Inaugural Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development Conference. Brisbane, QLD. Jul 2004.
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, M.S. (2002). From entrepreneurial to professional management: a transitional model. In Small enterprise: accessing the global economy: proceedings of the 15th conference of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand. Adelaide, SA: SEAANZ. 15th SEAANZ Conference 2002. Adelaide, SA. Sep 2002.
  • Smith, M.S., Dowling, P.J. and Rose, E.L. (2011). Psychic distance revisited: A proposed conceptual framework and research agenda. Journal of Management & Organization, 17(1) pp. 123-143.
    [10.5172/jmo.2011.17.1.123] [Scopus]
  • Smith, M.S. (2008). Differences between family and non-family SMEs: a comparative study of Australia and Belgium. Journal of Management & Organization, 14(1) pp. 40-58.
    [Scopus]
  • Smith, M.S. (2007). 'Real' managerial differences between family and non-family firms. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 13(5) pp. 278-295.
    [10.1108/13552550710780876] [10.1108/13552550710780876] [Scopus]
  • Smith, M.S. (2006). An empiricial comparison of the managerial development of family and non-family SMEs from Australia's manufacturing sector. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 14(2) pp. 125-141.
    [10.1142/S021849580600009X]
  • Smith, M.S. (2005). Scanning the business environment and rates of growth among Australian manufacturing SMEs. Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, 13(1) pp. 22-36.
  • Smith, M.S. (2003). From entrepreneurial to professional management: a transition model from Australian manufacturing SMEs. Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, 11(2) pp. 3-21.
    [Web Link]
  • Situ, H., Tilt, C., Seet, P. and Smith, M. (2013). Understanding the Chinese Government's Influence on Corporate Environmental Reporting Among Chinese Firms. In K Kokubu, N Sawabe & M Sakaue, ed. The 7th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference Proceedings. Kobe, Japan: University of Kobe. 7th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. Kobe, Japan. Jul 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, M.S., Lester, L., Dowling, P. and Lamb, P. (2013). Testing the "Difficulty" Based Model of Psychic Distance using Data from Australia and China. In Neal Ashkanasy; Peter Galvin; Charmine Hartel; Bill Harley; Kerri Unsworth; Mustafa Ozbilgin, ed. Managing on the Edge. Sydney: University of Technology. 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Hobart. Dec 2013.
  • Smith, M.S., Dowling, P.J. and Rose, E.L. (2011). Psychic distance revisited: A proposed conceptual framework and research agenda. Journal of Management & Organization, 17(1) pp. 123-143.
    [10.5172/jmo.2011.17.1.123] [Scopus]
  • Smith, M.S. (2008). Differences between family and non-family SMEs: a comparative study of Australia and Belgium. Journal of Management & Organization, 14(1) pp. 40-58.
    [Scopus]
  • Smith, M.S. (2007). 'Real' managerial differences between family and non-family firms. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 13(5) pp. 278-295.
    [10.1108/13552550710780876] [10.1108/13552550710780876] [Scopus]
  • Smith, M.S. (2006). An empiricial comparison of the managerial development of family and non-family SMEs from Australia's manufacturing sector. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 14(2) pp. 125-141.
    [10.1142/S021849580600009X]
  • Smith, M.S. (2005). Scanning the business environment and rates of growth among Australian manufacturing SMEs. Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, 13(1) pp. 22-36.
  • Smith, M.S. (2003). From entrepreneurial to professional management: a transition model from Australian manufacturing SMEs. Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, 11(2) pp. 3-21.
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, M.S. (2005). Negotiating with Asians: Australian perspectives. In Sumati Reddy, ed. International Negotiations: Perspectives and Challenges. Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press, pp. 116-145.
  • Zhou, G.Q., Smith, M.S. and Andressen, C.A. (2009). Yunnan's trade in agricultural products with Southeast Asia : a test case for the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement. Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, 13 pp. 103-129.

Professional and community engagement

  • Keynote speaker for Regional Development Australia
  • Board member of the Exporters' Club - City of Onkaparinga
  • Higher Education Accreditation and Registration Panel 2007
  • Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science
  • Associate fellow of the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development
  • Member Academy of International Business
  • Member Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy
  • Member Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Asia
  • Business, Economics and Finance
  • International Relations

Interests

  • International Business Environment Asian region
  • International Business Negotiations Asian region

Contact

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Location: Law Commerce (3.01)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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