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John Mathews

Chair of Strategy at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, Sydney

John Mathews holds the Chair of Strategy at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Sydney. From 2009 to 2012 he was concurrently the Eni Chair of Competitive Dynamics and Global Strategy at the LUISS Guido Carli University, in Rome.

He has held visiting professor appointments at numerous universities, including the Stockholm School of Economics, the Institute for Industrial Policy in Seoul, the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark and the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Climate Bonds Initiative, London; the Jamison Group on Alternative Fuels in Australia (advisers to the National Roads and Motorists Association); the GLOBELICS network; and the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets.

Professor Mathews has been a Visiting Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundations’ Bellagio Study Centre, and was convenor of a Bellagio Study group on sustainable biofuels. He has consulted to the OECD, the World Bank, UNCTAD, UNIDO and the ILO on various aspects of industrial development, global dynamics and technological capabilities diffusion.

His most recent books are “Strategizing, Disequilibrium and Profit” (Stanford University Press, 2006), “Dragon Multinational: A New Model of Global Growth” (Oxford University Press, 2002), and “Tiger Technology: The Creation of a Semiconductor Industry in East Asia” (Cambridge University Press, 2000). His latest book is “The Greening of Capitalism: How Asia is Driving the Next Great Transformation.”

Articles by John Mathews

China Vs. the West: The Renewables Arms Race

How should the West respond to China becoming a renewables superpower?

June 5, 2015

U.S. Energy “Security” — Beware False Comfort

Reliance on a phony form of “energy security” locks the U.S. into a world of diminishing returns.

March 20, 2014

Time for a New Global Trade Deal

The next big international trade deals should focus on green growth.

December 4, 2013

Arganauts Against the Desert

Are Berber women in Morocco's argan groves holding back the spreading Sahara by producing a first-world luxury?

June 8, 2013

Exxon’s Pegasus Oil Spill — and the Myth of U.S. “Energy Independence”

Why has the American media been nearly silent on a major oil spill in Arkansas?

May 9, 2013

The Globalist Debate: How To Compete with China in Renewables

Is China really destroying the global energy innovation ecosystem?

April 26, 2013

Korea as a Global Environmental Leader

How can the environment and the financial sector be aligned optimally for low-cost, low-carbon finance?

April 1, 2013

Germany’s Energiewende: What Have We Learned So Far?

Is Germany's energy transformation leading to a democratization of economic power?

March 12, 2013

The Globalist Debate: Renewable Energy and the Clash of Civilizations

Which civilization will win and which will lose — the one based on fossil fuels or the one based on renewables?

February 1, 2013

Green China — Part IV: A Model for the World?

Can China's new green industrial system help avert the worst consequences of climate change?

November 25, 2012

Green China — Part III: The Big Push

Will the abundance of renewable energy sources make resource wars a thing of the past?

November 24, 2012

Green China — Part II: A New Growth Model

What are the practical and security-related concerns driving China's embrace of green development?

November 23, 2012

Green China — Part I: Why Go Green?

China is betting its economic future on investments in alternative energy sources.

November 22, 2012

The Next Chapter in the Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Concentrated Solar Power

How is the technology of solar power transforming it into a 24-hour-a-day power source?

May 10, 2012

Green Growth: How Cities Lead the Way

How are cities going green to improve their livability and their economic potential?

March 11, 2012

The Downside to America’s Fracking Frenzy

The boom in shale gas is postponing the peaking of conventional fossil fuels. But who bears the burden?

January 26, 2012

Solar Panels in China: An Emerging U.S.-China Trade Dispute?

Will the United States punish China for building the world's most amazing "green" economy?

January 19, 2012

The End of the U.S. Ethanol Tariff

What will be the geopolitical impact of the elimination of the U.S. tariff on imported ethanol?

January 6, 2012