Dr Lance Newey

Senior Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 68161


Lance is driven to see business schools produce graduates who are skilled in a blended value approach to getting business to contribute its maximum to society. This involves research and teaching based on understanding different types of businesses (eg. profit-maximizing, social enterprises) and creating different blends of value (financial, social, environmental). Lance believes societies do better when they promote a mix of these different businesses and foster the skills among graduates to provide a strong supply. To help achieve these aims Lance pioneered the Social Entrepreneurship in Practice course at UQBS. This hands-on course challenges students to have to design, execute and incubate their own social enterprise with measurable social and financially sustainable impact. The course is informed by Lance’s global wellbeing research agenda which puts students on the leading edge of an expanded vision for business in the 21st century.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons), Queensland University of Technology


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Book Chapter

  • Newey, Lance R. and Zahra, Shaker A. (2015). Portfolio planning: a valuable strategic tool. In Mie Augier and David J. Teece (Ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management (pp. 1-2) Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137294678

  • Newey, L. R. and Zahra, S.A. (2012). Absorptive capacity: The concept and its usefulness. In John McGee and Tanya Sammut-Bonnici (Ed.), Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management - Strategic Management 3rd edition ed. (pp. 1-3) Wiley online: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118785317.weom120181

  • Newey, Lance (2012). Wearing different hats: how absorptive capacity differs in open innovation. In Alexander Brem and Joe Tidd (Ed.), Perspectives on supplier innovation: theories, concepts and empirical insights on open innovation and the integration of suppliers (pp. 581-616) Hackensack, NJ, United States: World Scientific Publishing. doi:10.1142/9781848169005_0017

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