A/PROF Andre Sammartino

A/PROF Andre Sammartino


  • International Business
  • International Business (Decision making)
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Managerial Cognition
  • Strategic Management



  • Dr. André Sammartino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management & Marketing at the University of Melbourne.

    André's main research interests are at the intersection of international business and strategic management. His recent projects have looked at the geographical reach of multinationals, reconfiguration of international competitive advantages, and the cognitive processes of individual executives making international decisions. He is also examining the expansion of the independent, craft beer segment in Australia and internationally. Through a project with Women in Global Business, he is exploring the experiences of Australia's international businesswomen (especially entrepreneurs) as they expand their organisations internationally.

    André's work has appeared in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, California Management Review, Multinational Business Review and Australian Economic History Review. He recently joined the editorial board of Global Strategy Journal.

    André has supervised three PhDs to completion. He is the Head of the Strategy and International Business area within the Department and also Deputy Head of Department (Teaching & Learning).

    He has been a visiting researcher at Copenhagen Business School, Temple University (Philadelphia) and Bocconi (Milan).

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/DrSamma   


Member of

  • Strategic Management Society. Member 2010 -
  • Academy of International Business. Member 2004 -
  • Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy. Member 2004 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • André has secured two Faculty Grants in recent years. One funded research into the international expansion of Australian retailers. The second supports further exploration of the regional aspects of multinational expansion. He has also worked closely with the senior management of two multinational firms in a consulting capacity. He is currently lead investigator on a five year project with Women in Global Business exploring the experiences of Australian businesswomen as they lead their firms into international markets.   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • BCom (Hons), University of Melbourne 1993

Awards and honors

  • Dean’s Certificate of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for 2012, 2013
  • Dean’s Certificate of Excellent Postgraduate Teaching for 2010, 2011
  • Dean’s Certificate of Excellent Undergraduate Teaching for 2010, 2011
  • Butlin Prize for best Masters or PhD thesis in Australian or New Zealand economic history, 2000-2002, 2004



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Sammartino is available to supervise in his main research areas of strategic management and international business. In particular, he is most interested in qualitative studies looking at decision-making by entrepreneurs, business founders and senior executive groups.