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Exploring and supporting the internationalisation of indigenous businesses

Driving growth and employment in the rapidly evolving Indigenous business sector is a key priority of Australia’s national and state governments. An important growth strategy for firms is internationalisation through, for example, exporting, international strategic alliances or even foreign direct investment. Yet we know relatively little about the growth of Indigenous businesses through international business.This project will answer questions including:How do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses internationalise?Is their approach to international growth like that of other small and medium …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Immigrant entrepreneurship

Immigrants start their own business either out of necessity or opportunity. They engage 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.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Corporate Law, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr Anne Matthew is interested in talking to students wishing to undertake research in the areas of corporate law and innovation. This research will focus on the flexibility and agility of corporate law to respond to change in the business environment, and its capacity to support innovation and entrepreneurship. Projects may include a focus on the constraints of the corporate form, access to finance, and/or abuse of limited liability. Projects are likely to involve a comparative approach. This topic is …

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

Corporate Law, Innovation and the Rise of Fintech

Dr Anne Matthew is interested in talking to students wishing to undertake research in the areas of corporate law and access to finance. This research will focus on the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship in access to finance, including for example the rise and early experiences of innovators, investors and/or fundraisers with fintech platforms. Projects may take comparative, theoretical and/or empirical approaches. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Consumer Policy and Regulation research group. …

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

Exploring how entrepreneurs use social media to influence users' emotions and achieve virality

Social media has become an integral part of our lives – we click, like and share posts with our personal and professional networks each day. The concept of sharing is activated by psychological stimulation, be it emotional or physical (Tellis et al., 2019). But why are certain types of online content more viral than others?Achieving ‘virality’ is not random and isn’t just about creating engaging content. Instead there are mechanics that are planned to achieve this type of ‘social currency’. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

The softer side of next-gen entrepreneurship: the emotional experience and success

Next-generation (next-gen) entrepreneurs are described as people who operate solely in online environments (i.e. via the internet). The internet and mobile technologies have profoundly impacted the ways in which business is conducted, yet little is known about this new type of business environment. There has been considerable research into entrepreneurs who operate largely in physical 'bricks and mortar' settings, however the literature is limited in providing insight into entrepreneurs who operate solely in online environments.We know that emotions influence the …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
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School
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Research centre(s)
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Every side job starts with an idea: Exploring motivations for the ‘side hustle’

Almost 1 million Australians have lost their jobs and countless micro and small businesses have folded as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time the pandemic has propelled innovation and new venture creation and given rise the ‘side hustle’, taking on an extra job for money. Side-hustles, supplemental income-generating work performed alongside full-time jobs, are increasingly common (Sessions, Nahrgang, Vaulont, Williams & Bartels, 2021).Technology has in part empowered and enabled people to market their skills and products …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

International entrepreneurship in 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.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

International entrepreneurship

How do entrepreneurs grow their new ventures across borders? What role do key individuals or teams of entrepreneurs and their collective experiences, skills, relational capabilities and identities play in new venture success? How do entrepreneurs identify and leverage external enablers to enhance new venture legitimacy and propel rapid internationalisation? Are these external enablers ‘out there’ waiting to be harnessed, or can entrepreneurs shape their external environment through, for example, ‘institutional entrepreneurship’? International Entrepreneurship is an area with many unanswered and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

International business strategy and entrepreneurship

I’m interested in supervising research students who have a passion for research, ambition to publish in leading journals, and the commitment needed to excel. My interests within International Business are broad, including the strategies of large multinational enterprises as well as small firms as they internationalise; international entrepreneurship in established firms, by new firms or by entrepreneurial teams; power and identity in MNE-subsidiary relations; and how foreign direct investment can help domestic firms’ productivity and innovation. My preference is for …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Leading diversity

Diversity is a buzz word in many organizations today. While having a diverse team promise potential for innovation and creativity, it can also create many challenges. Leading diversity will be an important capability for future leaders.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

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 …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

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