Peter Cebon is a highly experienced researcher, consultant and advisor in the field of organisational innovation. Peter’s professional expertise includes using organisational innovation to create safer and cleaner operations, and he has completed extensive research at both MIT and Harvard, as well as in Switzerland. Peter’s research interests include the problem of ‘late adoption’ during the diffusion of administrative innovations, and knowledge management in safety and environmental management. His current research involves examining the way new management practices diffuse through populations of organisations, and the role of consultants in that process. Prior to joining Melbourne Business School, Peter worked at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, leading a team of 50 scientists and researching innovation in transportation in response to global warming issues. Peter has consulted on organisational and innovation-related matters for various Australian organisations, and he has also worked extensively for the Victorian Government.
Product modularity and the product life cycle: New dynamics in the interactions of product and process technologies (with Oscar Hauptman and Chander Shekhar), International Journal of Technology Management (2008)
Meanings on Multiple Levels: The Influence of Field-Level and Organization-Level Meaning Systems on Diffusion (with E. Geoffrey Love), Journal of Management Studies (2008)
This book conducts an in-depth analysis of eleven cases of high-technology innovation in Australia. While...
Simply an unintended consequence of innovation, Australian Financial Review (2008)
Exposure to intermediaries and the meanings managers hold: Evidence from Manufacturing Best Practices Programs (with E. Geoffrey Love) (2008)
We explore how engagement with intermediaries shapes meanings that managers hold. Specifically, we examine variations...
Institutional rules come in two varieties. Constitutive rules direct peoples’ thinking and behavior while regulative...