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The Strategic Management Institute is formed through a collaboration between Paul Hunter and Stuart Orr

Dr Paul Hunter

Paul describes himself as a professional nudger. In his capacity as founder of Paul Hunter Strategy and Leadership he contributes to the empowerment of leadership teams, motivating them to actively choose to reframe their strategic thinking during a transformation journey, to explore audacious ideas and opportunities and then design alternative pathways to implementation. Success breeds success as those teams are further nudged to design, own, and implement subsequent journeys of organisational transformation.


Professor Stuart Orr

Stuart is a consultant and educator. In his consulting role he has obtained a depth of experience in strategy related projects conducted with organisations that include Australia Post, BHP, SP AusNet. As an educator he is a Professor of Strategic Management at MIT University. In these roles he has conducted numerous industry specific projects including Australia China Council, the Australian Coffee Traders Association and BUPA.

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Seeking New Horizons

Conferences - in addition to industry forums and workshops which SMI has been running since 2010, SMI held a major international conference in Melbourne and London in 2017. Speakers from a variety of industries at this event included Dr Grantley Mailes, a senior partner at BCG, Anthony Claridge, senior executive in industry, Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government

2040 Future Corporation Project - working with practitioners and researchers around the globe, SMI orchestrated a range of projects aimed at using a novel reporting practice – backcasting – to identify and describe the important characteristics of the future corporation and the predicted changes that will be experienced by corporations between now and 2040. This project was based on six independent projects conducted in several countries. Results have been published in the book titled “The Corporation of the Future” (Routledge).


Fortune 500 disruption analysis - an analysis of the 113 high performing companies which continuously remained in the Fortune 500 list for a period of 10 years or more was used to identify organisational responses and disruption practices that were used to achieve significant organisational development. This project determined that in order to facilitate organisational development occurred as a progression of events or process in many cases. The results of this study will be published in the future.


Current SMI projects - exciting projects underway at SMI include study of the emergence of new post Covid 19 industries and an investigation into the potential for networked collaborations within, and between Aged Care facilities

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