Emeritus Professor Margaret Nowak
Margaret was the founding Director and Head of School of the Curtin Graduate School of Business from 1993 to the end of 2003. Since then Margaret has continued at CGSB in a part-time capacity, undertaking research and doctoral supervision in the areas of governance, corporate social responsibility and labour market economics. Margaret gained her PhD in Economics from Murdoch University and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Recent research programs have included collaboration in multidiscipline research on nursing leadership and a research program on decisions and issues around the return to work of health professionals following maternity leave.
In the field of Corporate Governance Margaret has undertaken research on the information issues in accountability, shareholder activism and governance, comparative governance and corporate social responsibility. She has been involved in two submissions to The Joint Parliamentary Committee, Corporations and Markets, Commonwealth of Australia.
Margaret has served on a number of community boards including WA Lotteries Commission, WA, and Boards of Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Western Australian Research Institute for Child Health. Margaret has chaired the Health Department of WA Audit Committee, the Department of Food and Agriculture Audit Committee. She is currently Chair of the Board of the State Library of Western Australia and a board member of the State Library Foundation.
Subject Area Expertise
Labour Economics, Economics of Information, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility.