Danny Samson

Danny Samson
  • Category: Faculty
  • Job Title: Professor of Management (Operations Management)
  • Organisation: University of Melbourne
  • Department: Department of Management and Marketing
  • Suburb/Town: Melbourne
  • State/Region: VIC
  • Country: Australia
  • Phone: +61 (03) 8344 5344
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Areas of expertise

  • Reform/change management

Danny Samson is the Melbourne city leader for the ANZSOG EMPA subject Decision-Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU). He is Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne (since 1988), in the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, and Director of the Foundation for Sustainable Economic Development there. He has an honours degree in chemical engineering and a PhD in management from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

His work history includes three years as an engineer at ICI Australia, appointment as a lecturer at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales, five years as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois and 10 years as the Professor of Manufacturing Management at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.

Prof Samson has done extensive work on business improvement, major projects and change management, advising Government Departments and CEOs of major companies and in numerous industries including financial services. He has been, for 9 years, a Board member of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Victoria, an insurer with $6 billion in assets.

ANZSOG programs

Prof Samson teaches in the following ANZSOG courses:

  • Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)
    - Decision-Making Under Uncertainty (Melbourne city leader)
Selected publications
  • Samson, D. & Gloet, M. (2016) Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Creating New Value. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Gloet, M. and Samson, D. (2015) Capturing Value through Knowledge and Innovation Management: Comparisons across the Manufacturing and Services Sectors. 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii.
  • Samson, D. & Gloet, M. (2014) Innovation capability in Australian manufacturing organisations: an exploratory study. International Journal of Production Research, 52(21): 6448-6466.
  • Daft, R.L. & Samson, D. (2014) Fundamentals of Management: Asia Pacific Edition. Cengage Learning Australia.
  • Ota, M., Hazama, Y. & Samson, D. (2013) Japanese innovation processes. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 33(3): 275-295.
  • Gloet, M. & Samson, D. (2013) Knowledge management to support systematic innovation capability. 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii.
  • Rahim, M., Kurnia, S., Singh, P. & Samson, D. (2013) A taxonomy of IT usage to support the implementation of environmental sustainable supply chain management practices. Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, 4-6 December.