2013 Graduate, Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors
1996 PhD, London Business School; Dissertation, “Determinants of Export Performance in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: An Empirical Investigation in the UK and Australia” (winner, Academy of Marketing Science Doctoral Dissertation competition)
1988 Bachelor of Commerce – First Class Honours, University of Western Australia
Chris Styles became Dean of UNSW Business School in 2014. Prior to this he was Deputy Dean and Director of the AGSM@UNSW Business School. This followed appointments as Associate Dean (Management Education), and Professor and Chair of the Marketing Department within the University of Sydney Business School. He is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, a Council Member of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools, and is the Vice-President of the Australian Business Deans Council.
Chris obtained his PhD from London Business School and a BCom (Hons) from the University of Western Australia. His research focuses on international marketing and strategy, and in particular issues relating to the internationalization process, international alliances and international entrepreneurship. He has published a number of research papers, case studies and management articles in leading scholarly journals, management texts, and government reports.
Chris has taught Strategic Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Marketing on undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programs. Chris has also taught at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, Trinity College, Dublin, and on behalf of Duke Corporate Education for global corporations. In addition to his academic activities, Chris has carried out consulting and executive development assignments in Asia, Australia and Europe, for clients such as Rio Tinto, Microsoft, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, HSBC, Westfield, Genpact, ArcelorMittal, Macquarie Bank, Austrade, Sony Music, IBM and Clayton UTZ. Prior to entering academia Chris worked as a Marketing Manager for Procter & Gamble in Europe and the Middle East.