Bond Business bolsters faculty

Bond Business bolsters faculty

Bond University Business School has bolstered its faculty with the appointment of two new academics.

Dr Justin Craig has been appointed Professor of Entrepreneurship and Dr Francesco Cangiano Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour. 

Bond Business School Executive Dean, Professor Terry O’Neill, noted that the two appointments burnished Bond’s credentials and strength in two burgeoning fields:

“Entrepreneurial thinking is essential in the contemporary workplace and to have an academic of Professor Craig’s standing – who is considered among the world leaders in family enterprises – as part of our team is a major asset for Bond and for our students,” he said. 

“Likewise, as modern employers continue to strive to better understand and address the needs of their workforce, Assistant Professor Cangiano’s research into employee motivation, work stress and proactive behaviour is providing valuable insights.” 

Professor Craig completed his PhD at Bond in 2004, and has worked at Oregon State University, Northeastern University in Boston, and Northwestern University in Chicago. His research focuses on the strategy, function, management and performance of multi-generational entrepreneurial family enterprises. He has authored 49 peer-reviewed academic publications, various book chapters, and has co-edited several books on the topic.

He’s glad to be back at Bond: 

“Bond was built on the spirit of entrepreneurship, it is an ethos ingrained in its DNA, so there is no better place for me to return and further contribute to research and education in this field.” 

Assistant Professor Cangiano is an expert in organisational behaviour, and comes from the University of Western Australia, where he worked as tutor and lecturer the past four years. 

He looks forward to becoming a part of Bond’s tight-knit academic and teaching community: 

“The exceptionally low student to teacher ratio at Bond allows you to have a level of interaction with students that is second to none, so I am looking forward to taking both my research and teaching expertise to the next level in my new role.”