Dr David Gilbert
+(61 3) 9925 5196
David is currently Associate Professor (Entrepreneurship & Innovation Discipline) in the School of Management and Deputy Head (Industry Engagement) in the College of Business, having joined RMIT in 2007. He previously served as Program Director of the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship). Prior to his career in academia, David worked extensively in international business at the highest levels, including CEO, President and Partner in both corporate and private enterprises in countries including Japan, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea as well as Hong Kong.
School of Management
CRC (Interactive Design) – Project Leader: in conjunction with QUT examining the use of data vizualisation in presenting XBRL – enabled aggregated data for more strategic and expedient use in executive decision-making.
Research in Learning & Teaching: In conjunction with Dr Afreen Huq aimed at ‘Enhancing Graduate Employability through Problem Based Learning in Social Entrepreneurship’
State Library Victoria Initiative in conjunction with Dr Afreen Huq, that aims to build a social entrepreneurship hub at the State Library Victoria, with specific focus on socialising international students, up-skilling unemployed youth and developing entrepreneurial capacity in regional high school students
Standardised Business Reporting for Social & Environmental Business Reporting in conjunction with Professor Heinz Schmidt (Computing Science), and Professor Florian Matthes (Technical University Munich). The project aims to develop and test a standardised, digital reporting taxonomy that will reduce future reporting burden for Australian SMEs and enable aggregation of social and environmental sustainability data at an inter-organisational level. By doing so, Government, regulatory bodies and businesses will be better positioned to make decisions that consider critical issues affecting both nation and communities such as climate change and environmental degradation hence driving more sustainable approaches to business enterprise.
RMIT-Deloitte Innovation Project. An innovative work integrated learning project in conjunction with Deloitte Touchè Tohmatsu. The purpose of this project is to provide students with a unique capability set that enhances both their employability and ability to launch and sustain their own ventures in increasingly dynamic and complex environments. Students are taken beyond the business planning for new venture creation paradigm into product/service prototyping and business model development within the Accelerated Innovation Group at Deloitte Digital. See website.
Gilbert, David, Integrating Theory and Practice for Student Entrepreneurs: An Applied Learning Model (March 1, 2010). Journal of Enterprising Culture (JEC), 2010. Available at SSRN: website
Goel, A., Schmidt, H., Gilbert, D., (2010). ‘Formal Models of Virtual Enterprise Architecture: Motivations and Approaches’ 14thPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Taipei Taiwan.
Gilbert, D. & Tan, C.S.L. eds., 2009. Applied Entrepreneurship. Melbourne: McGraw-Hill. (ISBN 978-0-07-027839-4).
Goel, A, Schmidt, H. &Gilbert, D. (2009). ‘Towards Formalizing Virtual Enterprise Architecture’. Service Orientated Business Networks and Ecosystems’ Auckland, New Zealand.
Gilbert, D.H. (2009), ‘Beyond Business Planning: A Case Study of Prototyping and Commercialisation of Innovations by Entrepreneurship Students’. 2009 ICSB World Conference Seoul, Korea.
Gilbert, D.H. & Schmidt, H. (2009), ‘Innovating Business Reporting: XBRL Enabled Social and Environmental Sustainability Reporting’. 2009 ICSB World Conference Seoul, Korea.
Huq, A. & Gilbert, D. (2009), ‘Embedding Work-Integrated Learning into a Traditionally Theoretical Course of Social Entrepreneurship towards Enhancing Graduate Employability’. 2009 ICSB World Conference Seoul, Korea.
Gilbert, D.H. (2008). ‘Milieu Does Matter: An Empirical Investigation into the Symbiotic Relationship between Firm Innovativeness and Regional Systems of Innovativeness’. Asian Academy of Management Conference, Taipei, Taiwan
Gilbert, D.H. (2008), ‘Educating Student Entrepreneurs: An Applied Learning Model’, 63rd World Congress International Council of Small Business, Nova Scotia Canada.
Gilbert, D.H. (2008), ‘Innovate or Evaporate – Lessons from Japan’, 63rd World Congress International Council of Small Business, Nova Scotia Canada.
Gilbert, D.H (2008) & DeWald, M.L. ‘The Theory of the Threshold of Consequence: Necessity Based Entrepreneurs and Their Exit from Self-Employment, a Grounded Theory Study’, 63rd World Congress International Council of Small Business, Nova Scotia Canada.
Gilbert, D.H. (2008). ‘Integrating Theory and Practice for Student Entrepreneurs: An Applied Learning Model’, SMU-EDGE, Singapore.
Gilbert, D.H. & Benli, F. (2008).An Exploratory Study of Export Intensity in Australian ICT SMEs’, SMU-EDGE, Singapore.
Gilbert, D.H. (2008), ‘Regional Systems of Innovativeness: Drivers and Constraints”, the 22nd Annual ANZAM Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.
Gilbert, D.H. (2007), ‘Managing Firm Innovativeness: Lessons from Japanese SMEs’, International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Vol 12:1, pp 126-143.
Gilbert, D.H. (2007), ‘What Drives & Sustains Firm Innovativeness? Lessons From the Abyss’, the 21st Annual ANZAM Congress, Sydney, Australia.
Gilbert, D.H. (2007), ‘Regional Innovativeness and Heterogeneous Knowledge Networks’, 2007 International Council of Small Business, Turku, Finland
Gilbert, D.H. (2006), ‘Firm Innovativeness in Japanese SMEs’, the Fifth Asian Academy of Management Conference, Tokyo Japan.
Gilbert, D.H. (2003), ‘Strategic Decision-Making in Japanese Trading Companies: Case Studies of Information Search Activities’, Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Vol 9, No. 1, pp 27-41.
Gilbert, D.H. (2002), ‘Japanese Managerial Decision-Making and RingiSeido: A Current Perspective’, Proceedings of the ANZAM/IFSAM VI World Congress.
Gilbert, D.H. (2002), ‘Evaluation of Strategic Alternatives in Japanese Trading Companies’ Published Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Association of Japanese Business Studies, St.Louis Missouri.
Gilbert, D & Kelly, S.J. (2000), ‘An Australian Ontological Perspective of Japanese Decision-Making at the Strategic Level’, Proceedings of the 2000 Annual Conference, Australia-New Zealand International Business Academy.
Five successful doctoral completions:
Current PhD supervisions: