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Characterising Crowd-based Organisations

The focus of this project is on “crowd-based organisations” which are rapidly assembled organisations composed of online crowd workers to achieve complex goals.Currently, organisations use crowdsourcing strategies such as microtasking to enable goals that are so simple and modular and can be pre-defined. For example, major companies such as IBM, HP, and Oracle, have invested in Open Source Software (OSS) platforms and this allows them to harness collective intelligence through what are essentially crowdsourced activities (OSS software contributions). However, understanding …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems

Customised flexible work

Developing and supporting flexible or customised work arrangements is a key HR strategy in many organisations and has been shown to have benefits for both business and individual employees. However, research has also demonstrated the significant problem of policy-utilisation gaps in relation to flexible work, including concerns about unequal access, low uptake amongst men and penalties that result from adjusting standard working arrangements.Student projects are available in this field of research and there is the possibility of utilising existing and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
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The human factors in self-service technology

Organisations are increasingly moving toward self-service technology (where consumers deliver services themselves using technological interfaces). While this increases organisational efficiencies, it has the potential to significantly impact customer engagement with the organisation. We're seeking a Masters or PhD student to investigate the human factors involved in self-service technology delivery: How do situational factors impact consumers' adoption of self-service technologies? What motivators and inhibitors impact self-service technology usage? Do consumers always respond appropriately within self-service environments? The successful applicant for this …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
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Decision modelling to overcome intergenerational discounting

This project aims to address a key obstacle to climate action: intergenerational discounting, a phenomenon that explains the tendency for people to prefer smaller benefits for themselves now, rather than larger benefits for future generations. Intergenerational discounting becomes even more problematic due to a growing global population and increasingly intensive use of natural resources.In this project, we follow the design science approach and aim to establish design principles necessary for decision modelling to overcome intergenerational discounting and achieve genuine and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems

Exploring organisational culture and employee change attitudes in nonprofit human service organisations.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management

Creating inclusive organisations

Organisations are increasingly striving to implement inclusive HRM practices that will lead to sustainable employment for people with disabilities. Yet a low employment rate for people with disabilities persists in Australia. Arguably, sustainable employment of people with disability sits at the nexus of the individual, organisations and society. Hence this topic could be explored from the individual and/or organisational perspective. There are opportunities for student projects in the broad area of creating inclusive organisational environments including, but not limited to:Inclusive …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management

Are health and safety placed as organisational priorities in Australian higher education?

Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) is one of the most legislated business areas. According to legislation and standards, all employers must ensure the optimum levels of health & safety of their workers, contractors, visitors and everyone else being affected by or involved in work activities.Therefore, OHS should be a distinct focal area of any business or undertaking and must be considered along with other organisational objectives such as production, efficiency, marketing, logistics, finance, etc.Literature supports the implementation of integrated management …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work

Risk management and financial systems integrity. Enhancing outcomes for indigenous not-for-profit organisations

This topic examines the NFP sector, in particular, indigenous organisations and the risk associated with incidents of fraud. As funding to these organisations is limited, a fraudulent event can have dire consequences on employees as well as impact future funding opportunities. Scant attention has been paid to the NFP sector in relation to fraud risk management. The study will help to address this.If you are interested in researching this topic as part of a Master of Philosophy (Accountancy), and you …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy

Managing Diversity for Positive Organizational Outcomes

This research aims to provide insights into how organisational gender and age diversity can be managed for positive employee and organisational outcomes. A lack of knowledge is creating issues including slow progress in being an inclusive society, diversity initiatives for short-term gains, and a lack of well-being of individuals. The expected outcomes include insights into what drives diversity practices, how diversity practices lead to positive outcomes, and organisational strategies to strengthen positive outcomes.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management

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