Geoff Martin

Professor of Business Strategy

Geoff Martin joined Melbourne Business School in 2012 and is now a Professor of Strategy.

Prior to completing his PhD at IE Business School in Madrid and his MBA at Melbourne Business School, Geoff held a number of senior strategy and operational risk positions at Deloitte (Sydney), GT Global (Dublin), TXU (London), IAMCO (London, Johannesburg), Egg Bank (London) and Credit Suisse (Singapore, London), where he was Vice President. He has also worked in the non-profit sector with Rafael HIV Services in South Africa and Raleigh International in Chile.

Geoff’s research explores short termism and risk taking by executives and has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal and more. He received research excellence awards from the University of Melbourne in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Geoff teaches Business Strategy, Corporate Strategy and the Social Entrepreneurs units on the MBA and Executive MBA programs and works with several Australian and international businesses, including Nissan Australia, Caltex, Astro, bioCSL, Australian Institute of Sport, Clemenger Advertising, Ports Australia, Manulife Bank, Victorian Multicultural Commission, Citipower, Z Energy (NZ), Department of Premier and Cabinet, Care Super, REST Super, Cenitex, Indigenous Business Australia.

Most Notable Research

Life cycle of CEO compensation’, Martin, GP, Wiseman, RM & Gomez-Mejia, L, Harvard Business Review, October 2012.

Executive stock options as mixed gambles: re-visiting the behavioral agency model’, Martin, GP, Wiseman, RM & Gomez-Mejia, L, Academy of Management Journal, April 2013, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 451–472.

Going short-term or long-term? CEO stock options and temporal orientation’, Martin, GP, Wiseman, RM & Gomez-Mejia, L, Strategic Management Journal, November 2015 (online: DOI 10.1002/smj.2445, and in press).

Interlocks and firm performance: the role of uncertainty in the directorate interlock-performance relationship’, Martin, GP, Gozubuyuk, R & Becerra, M, Strategic Management Journal, February 2015, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 235–253 (online: DOI: 10.1002/smj.2216).

Not all risk is born equal: the behavioral agency model and firm efficacy’, Martin, GP, Washburn, NT & Makri, M, Human Resource Management, May 2015, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 483–498 (online: DOI 10.1002/hrm.21624).

The Social Context of Compensation Design: Social Norms and the Impact of Equity Incentives (with Don O'Sullivan and Leon Zolotoy). Human Resource Management (2017), forthcoming

The Role of Affect in Shaping the Behavioral Consequences of CEO Option Incentives (with Don O'Sullivan, Leon Zolotoy, and Madhu Veeraraghavan). Journal of Management (2018), forthcoming