As of 9 August 2010, Professor Ian Palmer assumed the role of Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) & Vice President, RMIT University.
Ian started at RMIT University in January 2009 holding the dual roles of Deputy PVC Business (Research) in the College of Business, and the RMIT-wide role of Dean, School of Graduate Research.
Prior to coming to RMIT, in 1999 Ian was appointed Professor of Management, UTS and from 2002 – 2008 occupied the role of Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Business, UTS.
Ian holds a PhD from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons – 1) from the Australian National University (ANU). He has held visiting academic positions at the University of Virginia and Cornell University in the USA and at Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Ian’s teaching, research and consulting are in the fields of organizational design and change. He has extensive teaching experience, particularly at the MBA and Executive MBA level, both nationally and internationally.
Ian and his research collaborators have gained over $2m in external research grants and he has been a Chief Investigator on seven different ARC grants, his most recent being an ARC Discovery grant 2011-2013 on controls in innovation driven firms (with Aaron Smith, Fiona Graetz and Richard Dunford). Ian continues to publish extensively: since his arrival at RMIT in 2009 he has published (or had accepted for publication) an output which includes seven A and A* journals, a second edition of a book on Managing Organizational Change (with Dunford & Akin), and he has also conducted a commissioned review of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), known as the “Palmer Review“.
Ian has held a range of national and international leadership roles including President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), a Director for the CRC Technology-Enabled Capital Markets, foundation Chair of BARDsNET (Business Academic Research Director’s Network), government appointment as Chair, Research Quality Framework (RQF) Panel 10 for Economics, Commerce and Management, President of the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), Executive member of the US Academy of Management’s Organizational Development and Change (ODC) Division. Ian is a Fellow of ANZAM and of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).
- DUNFORD, R.,Cuganesan, S.,Grant, D.,Palmer, I.,Beaumont, R.,Steele, C. (2013). "Flexibility" as the rationale for organizational change: A discourse perspective In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26, 83 - 97
- EGRI, C.,Khilji, S.,RALSTON, D.,Palmer, I.,GIRSON, I.,MILTON, L.,Richards, M.,RAMBURUTH, P.,Mockaitis, A. (2012). Do Anglo countries still form a values cluster? Evidence of the complexity of value change In: Journal of World Business, 47, 267 - 276
- Cuganesan, S.,DUNFORD, R.,Palmer, I. (2012). Strategic management accounting and strategy practices within a public sector agency In: Management Accounting Research, 23, 245 - 260
- RALSTON, D.,EGRI, C.,Reynaud, E.,Srinivasan, N.,FURRER, O.,Brock, D.,Alas, R.,WANGENHEIM, F.,Leon-Darder, F.,Kuo, C.,POTOCAN, V.,Mockaitis, A.,Szabo, E.,Ruiz-Gutierrez, J.,Pekerti, A.,BUTT, A.,Palmer, I.,NAOUMOVA, I.,Lenartowicz, T.,Starkus, A.,Hung, V.,DALGIC, T.,Molteni, M.,DE LA GARZA CARRANZA, M.,Maignan, I.,Castro, F.,Moon, Y.,Terpstra-Tong, J.,DABIC, M.,Li, Y.,Danis, W.,Kangasniemi, M.,ANSARI, M.,RIDDLE, L.,MILTON, L.,HALLINGER, P.,ELENKOV, D.,GIRSON, I.,Gelbuda, M.,RAMBURUTH, P.,Casado, T.,ROSSI, A.,Richards, M.,Van Deusen, C.,Fu, P.,Wan, P.,Tang, M.,Lee, C.,Chia, H.,Fan, Y.,Wallace, A. (2011). A twenty-first century assessment of values across the global workforce In: Journal of Business Ethics, 104, 1 - 31
- LEITCH, S.,Palmer, I. (2010). Analysing texts in context: Current practices and new protocols for critical discourse analysis in organization studies In: Journal of Management Studies, 47, 1194 - 1212
- DUNFORD, R.,Palmer, I.,BENVENISTE, J. (2010). Business model replication for early and rapid internationalisation The ING Direct Experience In: Long Range Planning, 43, 655 - 674
- RALSTON, D.,EGRI, C.,DE LA GARZA CARRANZA, M.,RAMBURUTH, P.,Terpstra-Tong, J.,Pekerti, A.,GIRSON, I.,Herrig, H.,DABIC, M.,Wan, P.,Tang, M.,HALLINGER, P.,Palmer, I.,ELENKOV, D.,FURRER, O.,POTOCAN, V.,WANGENHEIM, F.,Maignan, I.,Perrewe, P.,ROSSI, A.,Lenartowicz, T.,Ledgerwood, D.,May, R.,Weber, M.,Jesuino, J.,Fu, P.,NAOUMOVA, I.,Casado, T.,RIDDLE, L.,Richards, M.,BUTT, A.,Danis, W.,Castro, F.,Ruiz-Gutierrez, J.,MILTON, L.,ANSARI, M.,Brock, D.,Srinivasan, N.,Starkus, A.,DALGIC, T.,Leon-Darder, F.,THANH, H.,Moon, Y.,Chia, H.,KUO, M.,Molteni, M.,Kangasniemi, M.,Mellahi, K.,Wallace, A. (2009). Ethical preferences for influencing superiors: A 41-society study In: Journal of International Business Studies, 40, 1022 - 1045
- Palmer, I.,DUNFORD, R. (2008). Organizational change and the importance of embedded assumptions In: British Journal of Management, 19, s20 - s32
- Palmer, I.,DUNFORD, R. (2008). New organization forms - the career of a concept In: Sage Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization, Sage, London, United Kingdom
- Cropper, S.,Palmer, I. (2008). Change, dynamics and temporality in inter-organizational relationships In: The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations, Oxford University Press, United States
- Organising for Control in Innovation-driven Firms: Managing the efficiency-flexibility duality. Administered by La Trobe University. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects via other University Grant pre-2014 from (2011 to 2013)