Alphacrucis College

Jacqueline Mees – PhD Candidate, MScBA, BLit (Spanish)

Academic Faculty
Associate Lecturer Business Studies

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Jacqueline Mees
Associate Lecturer Business Studies

Jacqueline is a member of the School of Professional Studies, and specialises in the following areas: Business, Christian Ethics, Leadership, Management, Research, and Social Engagement.


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.

Research Interests

The Evolution of the Multinational Corporation

Globalization, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsiblity

Innovation and Change Management

Social Business and Entrepreneurship

Academic Qualifications


PhD Candidate (University of Sydney)


MScBA (Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL))


BLit (Spanish) (Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (NL))

Selected Publications

Book Chapter — Published in 2013


Mees-Buss, J. and Welch, C. (forthcoming): Taming a Wicked Problem? Unilever’s Interpretations of Corporate Social Responsibility 2000 – 2012, in International Business and Sustainable Development, R. van Tulder, A. Verbeke and R. Strange (Eds). Emerald UK.

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