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Overview

Current Work

Professor McGaughey's research explores several related areas of international management, including:
• international new venturing
• corporate entrepreneurship
• knowledge and innovation, including knowledge spillovers through FDI
• intellectual property management across borders
• institutional entrepreneurship, especially in relation to standards
• network orchestration of global value chains
• subsidiary-headquarter relations in multinational enterprises
• representations of research, for example, narratives, dramas and cartoons.

In a collaboration with an industry executive, Sara’s latest book – Fostering local Entrepreneurship in a Multinational Enterprise – explores corporate entrepreneuring within a large conglomerate multinational enterprise, Siemens AG. By examining three contrasting ventures in the Siemens business unit Fire Safety between 2008 and 2012, the authors identify key drivers and impediments that sustain inertia in corporate entrepreneuring within this global organisation. See: https://www.routledge.com/Fostering-Local-Entrepreneurship-in-Multinational-Enterprises/Amberg-McGaughey/p/book/9781138913387
 

News

Expertise Keywords

  • Institutional theory
  • MNE strategy
  • Strategy
  • foreign direct investment
  • international business
  • international entrepreneurship
  • international new venturing
  • knowledge and innovation
  • qualitative research methods

Subject Area Codes

  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business

Country Affiliations

  • Australia

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 16 (Other: 16)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Masterclass
    Engaging with Asia,   QBM MBA Responsible Leadership,   2016,  
  • Keynote Address
    Corporate Entrepreneurship in a Conglomerate Multinational Enterprise,   Brisbane Technology Park,   2017,  
  • Panelist
    Trump’s corporate tax reforms: Dangerous proposals in an interdependent world?,   United Nations Association of Australia Young Professionals,   2017,  
  • Panel Chair
    Business as Usual? Responding to the surge in nationalism and populism.,   Griffith Asia Institute,   2017,  
  • Panelist
    Is Globalisation in Reverse?,   Griffith APEC Study Centre,   2017,  

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Comparative Management (2005IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Comparative Management (2005IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Comparative Management (2005IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Comparative Management (2005IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Comparative Management (2005IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Comparative Management (2005IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Comparative Management (2005IBA)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Comparative Management (2005IBA)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Global Business Strategy (7008IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Qualitative Methods (7012GBS)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2013.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • International Business (7921IBA)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Bio

Professor McGaughey's research in International Business is at the intersection of strategy and entrepreneurship, and explores several themes related to knowledge and innovation, international new venturing, organisation and multinational enterprise.  
Prior to joining Griffith Business School in July 2012, Sara was a Professor and Director of Strathclyde International Business Unit (SIBU) at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, and has held tenured positions at University of Leeds (UK), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), and University of New South Wales (Australia).
Sara currently serves as Preseident of the Academy of International Business Australia-New Zealand Chapter (AIB-ANZ). She is an editor for Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, and is an editorial board member of Journal of World Business and Management International Review.  In a life before academe, Professor McGaughey worked in small businesses in Japan and Mexico, with this experience continuing to inform both her research and teaching.
 

Education and Training

  • AB Bachelor of Arts, Monash University - 1991
  • MBA Master Of Business Administration International, Monash University - 1995
  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland - 2003

Academic experience

  • Lecturer, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 1998 - 2002
  • Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 2002 - 2003
  • Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 2003 - 2004
  • Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 2005 - 2005
  • Principal Research Fellow, University of Leeds, Centre for International Business University of Leeds (CIBUL) 2006 - 2007
  • Professor of International Business and Director of Strathclyde International Business Unit, Strathclyde University 2007 - 2011
  • Professor of International Business, Griffith University 2012 -
  • Higher Degrees Research Convenor,

Editorial roles

  • Editorial Review Board, Management International Review -
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of World Business -
  • Member, editorial review board,
  • Departmental Editor (International Business), Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation -