Gerrit De Waal


  • Bond University, Bond Business School

    4229 Gold Coast


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Areas of research supervision: Corporate Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Innovation Management, Frugal Innovation, Corporate Sustainability.

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Research interests

After 15 years in the engineering industry I kickstarted my academic career with a PhD in Innovation Management. My research investigated how SMEs adopt and apply innovation tools in support of their new product development processes.

My current research interests are corporate entrepreneurship and innovation management. With a specific focus on frugal innovation (FI), my research aims to address factors that both inhibit and foster innovation in organisations and encourage the uptake of frugal innovation strategies in Australian organisations.  Ultimately, my overarching research goal is to conduct impactful research that supports industry  in the re-engineering of existing 'premium' products and services into more sustainable, affordable, and accessible offerings that provide greater overall value to consumers. To this end I am collaborating with researchers from the Center for Frugal Innovation at the Hamburg University of Technology.

Education/Academic qualification

Innovation Management, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Canterbury

Award Date: 1 Apr 2011

Master of Business Leadership, University of South Africa

Award Date: 1 Oct 1993

Physics, Master of Science, The behaviour of accelerating gasses under the influence of external fluid dynamical control, Potchefstroom University

Award Date: 1 Sept 1985


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