Research topics and projects

Find a topic you can investigate and see what our students are researching in the QUT Business School.

Within each area of interest, you can find open topics at your study level: PhD, Masters, Honours or the Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES) for eligible undergraduates.

Choosing a topic does not exempt applicants from providing a full research proposal in the application.

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Applied and Behavioural Economics in Health

The project requires students who are part of a health organisation and are in a position to conduct surveys and/or economic experiments in their organisation.The broad objective of the proposed project is to increase understanding of attitude towards health, healthcare and health behaviour of patients and providers. The overarching question that we would like to answer is how to improve health of our citizens, and how we can apply the insights from behavioural economics to achieve this outcome. …

Centre/School
School of Economics and Finance
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy

The future of work for people with intellectual, cognitive or learning disabilities

It is increasingly clear that the future of work will be profoundly impacted by technology, automation and digital platforms. Yet the extent to which these innovations will impact on the availability and security of employment opportunities for people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities is uncertain. This broad topic offers opportunities for students to investigate the future of employment within the competitive labour market for people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. Projects could adopt individual, parent or advocate, disability employment service …

Centre/School
School of Management
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Financial Econometrics and Risk

I have many research projects and ideas that relate to Financial Econometrics, forecasting, risk, volatility, correlation, Also there are interesting projects about risks in other areas such as pollution and energy markets.

Centre/School
School of Economics and Finance
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

HR and Robotics

The 2018 Robotics Roadmap for Australia suggests a range of ways that robotics may affect the business world.  In particular, humans may need to work alongside robots or their efforts may be augmented by robots.  For this project the focus is on the HR implications of the various ways humans and robots may interact in the workplace.

Centre/School
School of Management

Sharing economy - risk management and exit

The growth of the sharing economy has important implications for the financial well-being of many millions of individuals. Airbnb alone has more than 6 million listings around the world, an increase of more than 1 million in the last year. While this rapid growth has seen favourable conditions for these, no market has limitless growth. Recent disruption caused by COVID-19 in particular has significantly impacted on the industry. We are interested to how Airbnb hosts deal with market downturns, and …

Centre/School
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Understanding social and emotional learning in science classrooms - Project 2

Start Date- After 18th NovemberEnd Date- On or before 26th FebruaryPrecise dates will be negotiated with the successful VRES candidate. The timeframe will fall within the 8-13 week VRES period.Project 2- Exploring affordances and constraints of video-conferencing technologies in studies of classroom social bondsI am offering 2 VRES projects within my Studies of Emotion and Affect in Education Lab (SEAEL). The successful VRES candidate for Project 2 will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative research environment with senior …

Centre/School
Faculty of Education

Immigrant entrepreneurship

Immigrants start their own business either out of necessity or opportunity. They engaged in all different types of business activities, ranging form the small business inside the ethnic enclaves to the multinational enterprises across the globe.We are interested in new insights you can bring from your own research, business or community background. Please pitch your idea to us for the opportunity to create new knowledge together.

Centre/School
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Measuring Higher Education Performance: A Global Comparisons using Network Data Envelopment Analysis

The research objective focuses on comparing the top 100 universities (according to the Times Higher Education) from 2010 to 2020. The objective of the project is fourfold. First, to derive appropriate research outputs per university. Second, employ a Network DEA approach to identify (in)efficiencies within the network. Third, to measure productivity change of universities using the Fare-Primont index. Fourth, to determine sources of (in)efficiencies and productivity.This project is both theoretical and applied. The applicant should possess strong mathematical and computational …

Centre/School
School of Economics and Finance

International entrepreneurship on a digital era

I am interested in supervising students with a high level of commitment and ambition to publish on top academic journals.My interests are around international entrepreneurship (international business and also entrepreneurship), emerging markets, innovation, and digitalisation.Topics that include two or more of these fields are of my interest, and I would be keen to see your proposal and work with you on shaping it to a high standard.

Centre/School
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

The demise of the ethical shopper: shifting non-ethical consumption to ethical behaviour

Brand manufacturers continue to be concerned with consumers' moves toward cheaper, private label grocery products, such as $2 milk. In Australia, and globally, supermarket retailers continue to increase their proportion of private label products. Australia's largest food retailer, Woolworths, in November 2011 reported to shareholders their plans to double the proportion of private label, house brand products to 35% of their range.The purpose of this research would be to identify and explore the extent of ethical and socially responsible (ESR) …

Centre/School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

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