Study level

  • Vacation research experience scheme


Faculty of Business and Law

School of Accountancy

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We're looking for students to study this topic.

Research centre


Dr Annette Quayle
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


This project aims to do a historical analysis of costing for modern day Olympic games. The first part of the project involves a literature review analysing the costs of putting on a modern day Olympics using case studies of the most recent 5 games.

The second part of the project aims to compare the actual costs with the estimated costs from announcement to completion to determine error points in cost estimation.

The final part of the project will then apply these error points to the recently announced Brisbane Olympic bid to offer suggestions for potential problem areas in current costings.

Research activities

Research activities during this project may include:

  • a literature review
  • case study
  • quantitative research
  • qualitative research
  • participating in writing a scholarly paper.


For more information on how to apply, visit our Vacation Research Experience Scheme guide.