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Feminist Approaches to Environmental Governance

Feminist approaches to environmental guidance consider a whole-of-systems approach and acknowledge that the domination of the environment and oppression of women and other groups in society are interlinked. Dr Katie Woolaston and Dr Rowena Maguire are interested in talking to students who are considering using feminist or alternative theories to analyse environmental governance. Particular areas of interest include wildlife and conservation, methods of collaboration, waste management, and the circular economy.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Well-being, stress, and entrepreneurship

Stress processes and psychological well-being are key factors in the entrepreneurial process that relies on the agency and motivation of the individual entrepreneurs. Why many entrepreneurs are more satisfied with their job than employed individuals are? How do entrepreneurs cope with the various stressors during the founding phase and how could one help them to build relevant psychosocial resources?

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Incorporating recreational and indigenous considerations into commercial fisheries management

Recent changes to Commonwealth legislation require fisheries management decisions to explicitly take into consideration recreational and indigenous users of the resource. Similar requirements are also in place in most State fisheries. This is primarily a social and economic issue, and is primarily to involve allocation of the resource between the different sectors, either as a share of a total allowable catch or a spatial allocation of where different groups may operate (net free zones, customary fishing only areas for example.).Meeting …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Economics and Finance

Culture and financial corruption risks in Local Government

Local governments plays an important role in the lives of everyday Queenslander's. However, a recent investigation into local government by the Crime and Misconduct Commission found widespread governance and integrity failures and corruption by local Councillors and employees. This VRES project is part of a larger project with a forensic accounting firm that is looking at how we can improve financial accountability and governance in local councils that will build healthy cultures and practices that minimise corruption risk. We are …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Accountancy

Gender, disability and entrepreneurship

Despite women’s entrepreneurship research encouraging scholars to expand upon the questions asked and approaches taken (Ahl, 2006; Hughes et al., 2012) there are few studies exploring the intersection of gender and disability in this field. This topic area offers students the opportunity to study gender and disability in relation to entrepreneurship, and potentially explore the experiences of disabled women entrepreneurs, an under-researched group. Broadly, the topic has the potential to advance the gender and entrepreneurship field by exploring how and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Management

Partnering with Health Consumers: Conceptualizing and Measuring Health Engagement

In Australia healthcare facilities are required to ‘partner with consumers’ to improve service experiences. To meet this accreditation requirement, a new type of healthcare management professional, referred to as an engagement advisor, is emerging alongside existing patient advocates. As boundary spanners between healthcare facilities and consumers, the capabilities of health engagement professionals and their understanding of health engagement are critical to the success of consumer partnering.Commensurate with current healthcare engagement research, this study will gather data from consumers, healthcare staff …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Does gender matter? Women, accounting journals and editorial boards

Corporate boards of publicly listed companies and the 'Big 4' professional accounting firms all agree that they want more women represented at the top of their organisations. Accounting as a profession provides women with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for positions of leadership in their chosen fields. Women accounting academics are also well positioned to be leaders in the profession. This research project examines whether women are under-represented on accounting journal boards and if so, what might be …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Accountancy

What makes new venture ideas successful?

An important perspective in entrepreneurship research focuses on the nexus of individuals and the “opportunity” or “new venture idea” they are trying to realize. While we have good knowledge about how individuals can be characterised and how to assess the effects of these characteristics, the state of knowledge is much less developed for the other part of the nexus. Can we develop effective ways of categorising new venture ideas and assess their impact on entrepreneurial behaviour and success? …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Experimental evidence on entrepreneurial skills and cognitions

An important perspective in Entrepreneurship research focuses on the entrepreneurial mindset, underlying skills and cognitions, and the potential to train these skills. What is particularly needed are experimental designs that develop and test a certain training method in randomized-controlled trials. This can deliver important implications for practice and education, given that entrepreneurship education has become a key topic on the political agenda around the globe.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Youth entrepreneurship

Politicians around the globe define entrepreneurial thinking and acting as 21st century skills that help future generations to be successful in the changing world of work. Research shows that the early formative years are particular important for the development of an entrepreneurial mindset (e.g., entrepreneurial cognitions, skills, and motivation). What is the role of early learning experiences in adolescence and young adulthood? What is the role of socialization and personal agency for youth entrepreneurship? How can we develop age-appropriate training …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Regulatory Mode and the Endowment effect

Consumers often demand a higher price for items they own, than what they would be willing to pay to buy the same item (Kahneman et al., 1990). This effect is commonly known as the endowment effect. While the endowment effect is well established (e.g. Bar-Hillel & Neter, 1996; Chan, 2015; Horowitz & Mcconnell, 2002), and some studies have attempted to explain it by considering the effects of psychological ownership (Kirk et al., 2015), there are still questions about when, for …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Privacy and cybersecurity

Mark is interested in supervising student projects relating to most aspects of privacy law, data protection / information privacy and the regulation of cybersecurity, particularly in automated decision-making frameworks. He is particularly interested in the following topics: Conceptual and legal aspects of privacy law in relation to ubiquitous collections of sensorised data Privacy and cybersecurity implications of smart home technologies and infrastructures Information privacy implications of automated forms of regulation (e.g. RegTech) Regulatory models of data portability …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Queensland University of Technology
Lead unit
School of Law

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