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? What determines their performance and governance arrangements? What are the risk factors facing modern organisations? And how do we build capacity for the future through superannuation and wealth management?
Research programs and groups
Details about our researchers and their areas of expertise:
- Accounting for social and environmental sustainability
- Auditing and financial reporting
- Behavioural governance group
- Corporate governance and behavioural governance
- Forensic accounting
- Not-for-profit accounting and accountability research group
- Regulation and taxation
- Superannuation and wealth management
Business School research
Our researchers are part of the School of Accountancy at the QUT Business School and collaborate widely for cross-disciplinary research.
Find out more about joining us as a research student or acadamic:
- 3 (world standard)
We are highly successful in obtaining nationally competitive grants such as Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage. We also receive significant funds through government and industry partnerships.
Between 2010 and 2013, we received approximately $1.25 million in research funds.
Our research is published in quality journals, academic books and conference proceedings. Browse our publications:
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Potential topics for new research students, and topics our students are currently studying.
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Researchers have linkages with researchers at:
- Grenoble University, France
- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
- Massey University, New Zealand
- Arizona State University, USA.
Significant corporate partnerships
- Financial Services Council
- Q Super
We measure our success by the effect our research has on the real world. Here are some examples of how our projects are making an impact.
Women in corporate governance
Female directors make up only 18% of Australia's top company boards, and 10% of external auditors. Professor Ellie Chapple and her research collaborators are finding out why, and how to increase female participation at the top level.
Multinationals and aggressive tax planning
Multinationals can legally avoid tax on profits made from activities in developing nations. Professor Kerrie Sadiq is working with the International Centre for Tax and Development ways to address this problem.
Our Behavioural Governance Group is one of the world's first to observe what really happens behind boardroom doors. Using video, sensors and self-evaluation tools, this research is helping to improve the effectiveness of Australian management boards.