Federation Business School

Dr Karim Mardaneh

Position:Lecturer in Marketing and Research Methods
Location:Greenhill Enterprise Centre
Phone:5327 9861
Email:k.mardaneh@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • PhD (UB) 
  • MBA (UB) 
  • BBus (Isfahan)

Biography

Prior to joining the Federation University Australia, Karim worked in a range of industries including home appliances, and IT as marketing specialist and export marketing manager.

He obtained both his PhD. and the M.B.A. from the Federation University Australia and since 2009 he has been working as a research fellow with CRIC and as a course coordinator and lecturer within the Faculty of Business. He teaches both marketing and research related subjects.

Research

Research wise he has a strong background in regional economic development, data mining, and quantitative analysis. His current research interests include:

  • Industry structure, SMEs and the income generation;
  • Socio-economic resilience;
  • Regional Innovation: creative economy and creative industries
  • Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, Big Data Analytics and their application to economics and business problems

Publications

Refereed Papers

Mardaneh, K. K. (2015) Functional specialisation and socio-economic factors in population change: A clustering study in non-metropolitan Australia, Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098015577340.

Courvisanos, J., Jain, A., Mardaneh, K. (Forthcoming) Economic Resilience of Regions Under Crises: A Study of the Australian Economy., Regional Studies.

Mardaneh, K. (2012) A Study of Population Change via Clustering of Australian Regional Areas: An Optimisation Approach. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 1(2). 257-280.

Mardaneh, K. (2012) SMEs and the Economic Growth: A Comparative Study of Clustering Techniques in SMEs Data Analysis. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 11(2), pp. 469-478.

Feng, T., Lynch, D., & Mardaneh, K. (2012) Absorptive Capacity in Strategic Alliances with Chinese Firms: Implications for Strategic Management Education. Journal of Strategic Management Education, 8(4), pp. 267-282.Mardaneh, K. (2011) A Comparative Study of Population Change in Regional and Metropolitan Australia via Clustering Statistical Local Areas. Paul Dalziel (Ed.), Refereed proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZARSAI), Canberra, Australia, December 6-9, 2011.

-  Mardaneh, K. (2011) Industry Type and Business Size on Economic Growth: Comparing Australia's Regional and Metropolitan Areas. Proceedings of the 56th Annual ICSB World Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 15-18, 2011.

National and International Conference Presentations

Mardaneh. K., O'Malley. T. (2014) Small businesses, Institutions, and Regional Incomes,Paper   presented at the 59th Annual ICSB World Conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 11-14, 2014.

Mardaneh. K. (2012) SMEs and economic growth: A comparative study of clustering techniques in SMEs data analysis. Paper presented at the 57th Annual ICSB World Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, June 10-13, 2012.

Mardaneh, K. (2011) A Comparative Study of Population Change in Regional and Metropolitan Australia via Clustering Statistical Local Areas. Paper presented at The 35th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZARSAI), Canberra, Australia, December 6-9, 2011.

Mardaneh, K. (2011) Industry Type and Business Size on Economic Growth: Comparing Australia's Regional and Metropolitan Areas. Paper presented at the 56th Annual ICSB World Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 15-18, 2011.

Mardaneh, K. (2010) Clustering Australian Regional Areas: An Optimisation Approach. Paper presented at The 34th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZARSAI), Melbourne, Australia, December 7-10, 2010.

Consultancy Research Reports

Lowe, J. Lynch D., Peng T.C. Mardaneh, k. McEachern, S. & Miekle, T., (2010) Social perceptions on the value of Lake Wendouree (unpublished report for Smart Water initiative).

Lowe, J., Lynch D. and Mardaneh, K. (2009) Valuation of a Landmark Urban Water Resource. Smart Water Fund (unpublished research for Smart Water initiative).

Working papers

Mardaneh, K. (Under review) When Does Industry Type, Business Size and Location Matter for the Economic Growth? , Local Economy.

O'Malley, T., Mardaneh, K. (In progress) Regional income, local institutions and industries: Clustering and Regression models, To be submitted to: Regional Studies.

Association and memberships

  • Research Fellow: Centre for Regional Development and Competitiveness (CRIC)