real world impact
This is how our leading experts in the QUT Business School find innovative solutions to complex problems.
2016 Young Economist of the Year Award
For his significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge, Professor Lionel Page from the School of Economics and Finance has been named the 2016 Young Economist of the Year. His research on individual and group behaviour has appeared in top journals, such as the Economic Journal and the Journal of Public Economics, and he frequently acts as an expert advisor.
ARC College appointment
Professor Nerina Jimmieson from our School of Management has been appointed to the ARC College of Experts for a term of up to 3 years (2018-2020). This is a highly prestigious appointment as its members are experts of international standing in their field. The College plays a key role in identifying research excellence, moderating external assessments and recommending fundable proposals. It also assists the ARC in recruiting and assigning assessors. Nerina is the first QUT Business School academic to become a member of the College.
School of Management academic in Psychological Bulletin
Associate Professor Peter O'Connor and colleagues have recently had a paper published in Psychological Bulletin. Psychological Bulletin is the second most influential journal in the world in the field of psychology, with a Scopus Journal Rank of 9.0. The paper explored an approach that integrates trait-based models of personality and neurobiological theories of personality, in order to move towards a domain-general personality process model.
The social value of waterways
Researchers from our School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations continue to explore the role waterways play in the lives of those living across the 19 catchment areas in South East Queensland. Funded by Healthy Waterways, our research aims to monitor, protect and improve the waterways; influence reforms to policy and planning; and educate the community to value and protect this resource. This research has informed the 2015, 2016 and 2017 report cards.
Community of practice around youth employability
Researchers from the School of Management are collaborating with the University of Queensland to build community of practice around this critical issue. A national symposium in Brisbane on Critical Perspectives on Employability for Australian Youth was convened to bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners from around Australia with research expertise in employability with the aim of advancing research partnerships and plans.
Solutions to social issues
In collaboration with Warwick Business School, the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government, and the Queensland Government, our Queensland Behavioural Economics Group (QuBE) brought the first Nudgeathon to Australia. Teams of students developed solutions to real-life social issues and competed for the chance to have their proposal implemented at a Commonwealth or State level.
Collaborative research and leadership
Associate Professor Amisha Mehta, from the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, works closely with the emergency management sector, communities and end-users across Australia in the area of risk and warnings communication research. Her work on two key projects under the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre’s theme of “Resilience to Hazards” won her a prestigious CRC Outstanding Achievement in Research Collaboration Award.
Developing managers and future leaders
Research being conducted by Associate Professors Vicky Browning, Jennifer Bartlett and Amanda Gudmundsson examines the transfer of learning from the Public Sector Management Program to public services around Australia. The research findings will inform Federal and State public service workplace practices and their take up of new ideas and skills to deliver public value.
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Our research on workplace sexual harassment has focused on under-examined themes, including tactics used by harassers, bystander interventions and atypical forms of harassment. Findings have been extensively cited in the Taskforce Report on Sexual Harassment, and have shaped recommendations to address the causes of and solutions to entrenched workplace sexual harassment.
Future investment recommendations
Australian superannuation funds vary greatly in their default investment options. As a result, retirement outcomes can vary greatly. Assistant Professor Anup Basu evaluated these lifecycle options, finding that they reduced risk as members approached retirement. Research recommended offering lifecycle strategies as default options in MySuper, an initiative that provides low-cost and simple superannuation products. These findings informed the Australian Government’s Super System Review and the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia’s submission to the Review.
Resources for nonprofits
The Standard Chart of Accounts for nonprofit organisations was developed through the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) and adopted as the national standard in 2011. Based on a standard data dictionary acceptable to all users, this standard streamlined and reduced compliance costs for nonprofit organisations and enabled better financial aggregation and comparison in the nonprofit sector by government funders. It has been widely implemented within nonprofits in Australia.
Our research covers contemporary issues that face business professionals, accountants and financial managers in today's rapidly changing organisations, in both private and nonprofit sectors.
How are organisations governed and regulated? What determines their performance, reporting and governance arrangements? What are the technological and compliance risks facing modern organisations? How do we build capacity for the future through superannuation and wealth management?
This is one of the key areas of research for our School of Accountancy.School of Accountancy
What drives the behaviour of consumers and stakeholders? We bring together marketing and communication experts, business managers and psychology professionals to understand how consumers and stakeholders respond to market stimuli. We provide new insight for dynamic markets, services and social responsibility.
Our research impacts key social and cultural issues. We help industry innovate and adapt for the challenges of the modern consumer and disruptive technology.
Research within this area is conducted in a number of schools, including The School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations.School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Our economic research considers both micro and macro economic perspectives. This research area is based on individual and group behaviour, applied game theory, and the theory of incentives. Our finance research spans from corporate finance to banking and investment issues.
A strong methodological focus on econometrics underpins much of the finance research, including the development of new methodologies, estimating quantitative models of economic and financial behaviour, assessing the effects of public policy and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.
The School of Economics and Finance focuses research on this area.School of Economics and Finance
We develop entrepreneurship and innovation management knowledge for business development and growth. Our research spans new venture development, firm growth, entrepreneurial processes, corporate strategies, innovation management and policy, technology management and digital innovation.
We focus on understanding the individual and organisational capabilities and management processes required to be innovative, productive and competitive in the digital age.
This research area is researched within a number of schools, including the School of Management.School of Management
We aim to advance understanding of impact of the new realities of work on individuals, groups, organisations, industry and society. New technologies, automation, globalisation and changing expectations of work present significant challenges for work, organisation and employment in the future. Our research addresses these challenges, drawing on human resource management, organisational studies, organisational psychology, sociology and industrial relations disciplines.
The School of Management is one of the schools who focuses on this research area.School of Management