Dr Jacqueline Mees-Buss

Dr Jacqueline Mees-Buss

Honorary Associate

Jacqueline started her management career as a graduate trainee with Unilever in her country of birth, the Netherlands. Since that time she has worked as a Senior Executive for large multinationals in Europe, Asia and Australia. Her areas of expertise are strategy, innovation, marketing, and corporate social responsibility. She was working as Strategic Marketing Services Director for the Goodman Fielder group when the company was taken over by Burns Philp in March 2003. Since then, she has worked as a marketing consultant and corporate trainer for a wide range of clients including Westpac, CBA, Dairy Farmers, and Colgate-Palmolive. She has been combining her consultancy with lecturing and is currently working on a PhD in International Business (The evolution of multinational corporations in the age of globalisation and social responsibility) at the University of Sydney. Not long after she and her family moved to Australia at the end of 1999 she – as well as her husband and two children – became Christians and she developed a keen interest in Christian ethics and Theology. At Alphacrucis Jacqueline teaches Strategy and Innovation, Marketing Management for Non-Profit Organisations, and Introduction to Management and contributes to a number of units in Leadership and Christian Ethics.


PhD (University of Sydney) 2014

MScBA (Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL)) 1984

BLit (Spanish) (Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (NL)) 1981

Research Interests

The Evolution of the Multinational Corporation

Globalization, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsiblity

Innovation and Change Management

Social Business and Entrepreneurship

Field of Research

  • 1503 Business and Management
  • 1504 Commercial Services
  • 1505 Marketing

Book Chapter

  • 2014
    • Mees-Buss, J. and Welch, C. (2014). Taming a wicked problem? Unilever’s Interpretations of Corporate Social Responsibility 2000–2012 In R. van Tulder, A. Verbeke and R. Strange, International Business and Sustainable Development (pp. 265-291). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Journal Article

  • 2019
    • Mees-Buss, J., Welch, C. & Westney, D. (2019). What happened to the transnational? The emergence of the neo-global corporation. Journal of International Business Studies, 50, no. 9 1513-1543.
  • 2018
    • Mees-Buss, J. & Welch, C. (2018). Managerial Ideologies Dividing the Corporate Elite: A process study of the rise and fall of a counter-ideology. Organization Studies, 40, no. 4 563-592. | Link to journal

Current Supervision

  • None
    • Leger, E.M., Organisation Theory and Hillsong Church (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Jones, D., An autoethnographical journey from Want to a Way: The evolution of a model for outcome-focused conversations (Doctoral Thesis)

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