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John Milton-Smith

Senior Management Consultant, Catalyst Group, Australia
John Milton-SmithJohn Milton-Smith

John Milton-Smith is a graduate of Sydney, Monash, and Cambridge universities. He worked in international trade, marketing, and consulting while completing his earlier studies on a part-time basis. Between 1990 and 2007 he held appointments at Curtin University, Western Australia, as deputy vice chancellor, Curtin Business School (1990–97) and Curtin International (1998–2002) and as professor of management (2002–07). The author of nine books and more than 60 refereed articles, Curtin University appointed him emeritus professor in 2007. Professor Milton-Smith is currently a senior management consultant specializing in corporate coaching and leadership development with the Catalyst Group, Perth.

Articles by this Author

  • Innovation and the Path to Growth, Profitability, and Competitiveness
    by John Milton-Smith
    As management guru Peter Drucker pointed out, entrepreneurial management and innovation were the drivers of the exceptional employment and profit growth in the United States during the 1970s and 1980s. Drawing on insights from this period, Drucker argued that innovation is due more to purposeful, systematic hard work rather than simply “a flash of genius”. It is, therefore, important to distinguish innovation from invention.1 Whereas creative...

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