Dr. Fahri Benli

Title:Assistant Professor
Room #:1025
Ext. #:2908

Fields of Interest:

Technology & Innovation Management, New Venture Creation, International Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education.


PhD in Management, RMIT University, Australia, 2013
MBA, Swinburne University, Australia, 2006
Dr. Fahri Benli is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Department of Management. Fahri earned his PhD from RMIT University, Australia. Prior to joining the academic field, Fahri worked in the ICT industry specialising in the networking, project management, consulting, and e-learning fields. His research interests cover various aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship. Specifically, he has conducted research on the internationalization of high-tech SMEs, business model innovation and distruptive technologies. He has presented in a number of international conferences Australia, Singapore, Spain and Turkey. Fahri has taught at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia and Singapore.

Selected Publications:

  • Benli, F (2013). Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education: An Exploratory Study of Australian Business Education. Paper presented at Seventh International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain.
  • Benli, F (2013). Disrupting Management Education and Avoiding Disruptive Extinction (Abstract). Research in Management Learning and Education Unconference, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Benli, F., Gilbert, D. & Chhetri, P (2011). Towards a Holistic View of International Entrepreneurship: Case Studies of Australian ICT SMEs. Paper presented at fourth Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference.
  • Benli, F., Gilbert, D. & Chhetri, P (2011). Determining the factors of International Entrepreneurship: Case Studies of Australian ICT SMEs. Paper presented at ANZIBA Conference, Melbourne, Australia.