Study level

Master of Philosophy


QUT Business School

School of Accountancy

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Associate Professor Gavin Nicholson
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law
Professor Kerrie Sadiq
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


While Blockchain's application as a cryptocurrency is relatively well-known, its application to broader business applications is often misunderstood or underestimated. As an 'incorruptible digital ledger of ... transactions that can be programmed to record ... virtually anything of value' (Tapscott & Tapscott, 2016), this technology holds the potential to radically simplify how business opportunities are funded and controlled. This research seeks to understand how the block chain may be used to improve infrastructure funding and control by developing a model to explain the potential usefulness of blockchain to large-scale public and private infrastructure projects.

If you are interested in this research topic as part of the Master of Philosophy (Accountancy) and you are applying to commence in Semester 1, 2019, you may be eligible for our School Accelerate Scholarship. The Accelerate Scholarship, contact our Accountancy HDR Program Coordinator.


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