Vivek Chaudhri

Academic Director (EMBA & SEMBA Programs)

Vivek first joined Melbourne Business School in 1996 and was a Senior Lecturer and then Associate Professor for eight years.

In October 2016, he re-joined the School as Associate Professor of Strategy and Academic Director Executive MBA Programs.

Following his PhD in Economics at Yale University, and in addition to his Melbourne Business School positions, Vivek has held a number of continuing and visiting academic roles, including at Monash University, Yale University, UCLA and a dedicated research position with the Australian Federal Government’s Productivity Commission.

Vivek’s research on policy and strategy has been published in leading journals, including the Academy of Management Executive, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Administration and Society.

Vivek is currently a strategy adviser to the CEO of CSL and MD of Grannus Securities. He teaches on our Executive and Senior Executive MBA programs.


‘Rethinking Finance’, Chaudhri, V, Sunder, S & Magnusson, G, (forthcoming).

Most Recent Research

‘Innovation and big bets’, Chaudhri, V, (forthcoming), Harvard Business Review.

‘Managing infrastructure projects in Australia: A shift from a contractual to a collaborative public management strategy’, Alam, Q, Kabir, M H & Chaudhri, V, 2014, Administration and Society, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 422–449.

‘Torture, slippery slopes, intellectual apologists, and ticking bombs: An Australian response to Bagaric and Clarke’, O'Rourke, AH, Chaudhri, V & Nyland, C, 2005, University of San Francisco Law Review, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 85–107.

‘Auctions for conservation contracts: An empirical examination of Victoria's BushTender trial’, Stoneham, G, Chaudhri, V, Ha, A & Strappazzon, L, 2003, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 477–500.

‘Business-government relations in Australia: cooperating through task forces,’ Chaudhri, V & Samson, D, 2000, Academy of Management Executive, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 19–30.