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Examining consumer willingness to pay (WTP) for local food products

Local food and local product consumption in Australia has seen a significant rise in recent times. This study would seek to determine consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for local food products and contrast this with generic and national branded food products.The study would employ an experimental methodology and potentially interval regressions to investigate the individual demographic and consumption characteristic impacts on WTP. Expected results should determine the amount consumers are willing to pay for local food products compared with generic …

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

Industrial water treatment

Our research group has a strong focus on solving problems related to water treatment.Research topics in this area include, but are not limited to:coal seam gasshale oil and gasmunicipal wastewateracid mine drainagemining waterfood and beverage manufacturingagriculturedesalinationammonia and phosphate nutrient recoverymetal recovery.The majority of projects involve collaboration with industry. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Entrepreneurship in the Australian mining industry

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at QUT Business School is seeking interested PhD candidates to work on a project that is concerned with the Australian mining industry. The project’s aim is to further develop a large scale longitudinal panel data set of companies in Australia’s mining industry, and to advance our knowledge of the “business side” of the booming resources industry. The primary data for this project is already collected and available for use. While the dataset lends …

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

Social and cultural dimensions of mining: industry, government, workers and community

Mining in Australia is big business, big news, highly diversified and highly complex. It is part of our collective history and culture, has substantial, wide-ranging and uneven impacts on contemporary everyday life in Australia including work and social reproduction, shapes the landscape and our senses of place and informs our potential futures.It is not only an important object of study but is also an excellent empirical lens through which to understand, for example, gender in organisations, uneven geographies of production …

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

Combining process mining with data mining

Process mining aims to obtain insights on business processes from event logs, using algorithms to:automatically discover modelscheck certain rules and regulationsproject performance on process models.Process mining techniques typically only deal with the control flow: that is, which process steps are being executed for a particular case and in what order.Our industry partners are often interested in, and pose questions on, the interplay between process and data. These questions include:Do gold customers get a different treatment than silver customers?Are there behavioural …

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

Stochastic process mining

Process mining aims to derive information from historical behaviour of processes in organisations through event logs. Business analysts use process mining software to visualise logs and derive information and insights for managers. Ultimately, this information is used to improve processes, which can optimise costs, time and/or the environment. Process mining is an exciting field with lots of opportunity for research and with many successful commercial solutions being offered.Business process models describe what can happen in a process. That is, the …

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

Understanding the mechanisms of improving log quality in different process mining tools

Process mining is a specialised form of data-driven process analytics where process data is analysed to uncover the real behaviour and performance of business operations. This data is usually collated from the different IT systems typically available in organisations.For the data and process analysis to be accurate, the accuracy of data is crucial. This identifies the significance of the quality of logs supplied for analysis.It's the responsibility of the process analyst to identify, assess and remedy the data to reduce …

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

Political activism and policy change

Examining the role the civil sector plays in politics, and the evolving tactics they employ to push for social change is essential in understanding policy-making and political change. Projects on this theme focus on the strategies and influence of interest groups in politics on a wide range of justice issues (for example: gun control; migration; marriage equality). Specific projects may include an analysis of political activism within one country (for example, Australia) or a comparative analysis.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Centre for Justice

Waste to wealth

This project relates to the conversion of waste products from the mining industry into useful products.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Examining the Asian consumers’ perceptions of Australian fresh foods

This project examines whether Asian consumers purposely seek out and desire Australian produce, over their own, and if so, if this could be considered reverse ethnocentrism.As a sociological construct, ethnocentrism refers to the bias of believing in the superiority of one's own group and inferiority of others. According to this concept, highly ethnocentric consumers may think that purchasing imported products hurts the domestic economy and causes unemployment. Repeatedly, consumer age has been identified as a variable that significantly correlates with …

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

Preventing data quality problems in process mining

Process mining is an established approach to analysis of processes based on data found in event logs.Given its use of event data as a starting point, recommendations for business process improvement are evidence-based. As such, there's an increased interest in process mining, both in academia and in industry.Process mining results heavily depend on the quality of event log data. As the saying goes: garbage in, garbage out.While approaches exists that try and repair problematic data, this project will focus on …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

Innovation in process mining

Organisations store large amounts of data where every step is logged in information systems and available for analysts to reveal the hidden behaviour and performance of the business process. This can range from requests being handled within a government body, claims by an insurance company or orders from an online store. Process mining aims to derive information from this recorded historical organisational data. For instance, business analysts use process mining software to visualise logs and derive information and insights for …

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

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