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Does law suffer from a compassion deficit?

Empathy, compassion and emotion play an important role in society. Yet, many areas of law suffer from a compassion deficit to some extent. This research is part of a larger study arguing that this situation can be addressed via policy development enriched through a process of identifying and rectifying compassion deficits.In this research we are focusing on the laws of equity and how they have been embodied into corporate law. One example of this is how corporate law allows for …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

Business model pivoting: How women entrepreneurs leverage opportunities generated by the COVID-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is unique in the severity of its impact disrupting global supply chains, international trade and investment, health, and education. The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and Covid-19 is no exception. Research indicates that the pandemic has disproportionately affected women entrepreneurs who face unprecedented challenges as their firms tend to be younger and smaller. Despite the unparalleled challenges discussed, Covid-19 is likely to offer important opportunities for discerning international entrepreneurs (Zahra, 2021).This research seeks to understand how …

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

How does executive compensation influence voluntary turnover?

Corporate remuneration schemes can attract, retain, and motivate executives to exert effort and align their interests with shareholders’ interests. Prior studies find that executives are likely to resign when they are paid less than their peers, leading to a high rate of managerial turnover. However, paying excess compensation reduces firm value and it’s commonly related to firm underperformance. On the other hand, replacing top executives can be extremely costly for firms. Therefore, it’s very important to understand the reasons behind …

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

Evaluation of the provision of nurse practitioner telehealth services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People during the COVID-19 pandemic

In adapting to provide socially distanced healthcare, the Australian Government encouraged the use of telehealth consultations in circumstances where face to face consultations could be avoided. Several tranches of new and temporary telehealth Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers were implemented, initially expiring on 30th September 2020, and then extended until further notice. For nurse practitioners, four telehealth items and four telephone items were established that mirrored the original four, face to face time-based, MBS items available to privately practicing …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing

Exploring behavioral and cognitive aspects characterising enterprising individuals and the international opportunities they exploit

Entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in economic development, job creation, and social welfare. However, entrepreneurial behaviors are not growing as quickly as expected (Randerson et al., 2020).Despite previous research attention being paid to the role of individuals as key actors within the process of entrepreneurial internationalisation, research (see for example, McDougall, Shane, and Oviatt, 1994) points out that international business studies have focused greatly on analysis of the firm, largely ignoring the individual and small group level of analysis.Additionally, a …

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

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

Qualitative study of the perceptions of accessing healthcare for women experiencing domestic and family violence.

The aim of this project is to explore the perceptions of women who have experienced domestic and family violence, in seeking access to healthcare. This small study will be a valuable addition to an existing study being conducted in collaboration with researchers at the School of Nursing and Micah Projects, Brisbane. The existing study is an evaluation of a novel the domestic violence nurse-led specialist service. The study aims to understand the impact of the nurse led service on access …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing

Board interlocks and firm decisions

Board interlocks research is one of the most vibrant areas in corporate governance research. A board interlock is a tie created by two firms sharing a common director. In other words, a director can hold multiple directorships in more than one firm. Board interlocks reflect complex inter-organisational relationships which play an important role in determining a firm’s strategies and structures.Prior research finds that board interlocks have an impact on reducing environmental uncertainty, gaining access to diverse and unique information, diffusing …

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

Leadership attributes for uncertain times: evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented social and economic crisis. Firms globally have faced significant disruption to planned operating conditions forcing boards to re-evaluate whether they have the necessary skills and competencies to lead and succeed in these uncertain times.This project aims to explore the impact of COVID-19 on CEO and director turnover and the extent to which the pandemic has impacted desired attributes for firm performance. Secondly, we aim to identify which leadership attributes are associated with …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy

The legal profession and design thinking

The rise of legal technology and the rapidly changing legal landscape continue to disrupt the way the legal profession is regulated.Regulation of the Australian legal system strictly limits the provision of legal advice to those who are registered legal practitioners. This regulation may present a barrier to innovation because of the constraints it places on the way legal services are delivered and, as a result, it may limit the ability of the legal profession to respond to evolving client needs …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

Are police detention powers under Mental Health Acts justified in the emergency medicine context?

Police in Australian states and territories have powers under Mental Health Acts to detain and transport people that, in their opinion, might have a mental illness and potentially pose a risk to themselves or others.These powers see thousands of people detained, transported to hospital and often sedated and/or restrained without consent each year.The majority are discharged home and are placed on an involuntary treatment order. A subset of people is subjected to detention and transport on multiple occasions.Research questions include:What …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Online dating for sexual minorities: exploring determinants of choice and behaviour

Online dating is now the number one way people find their marriage partner in developed economies (Australia, USA, UK, France, Germany, to name a few). Pioneers of mate choice behavioural Science such as in economics (Becker in the 1970’s and 1980’s), in evolutionary biology (Trivers in the 1970’s), and in social psychology (Kenrick & Buss in the 1980’s) propose that marriage markets find equilibrium in heterosexual complementary production based on men and women’s reproductive investment and cost. Such theories have …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Economics and Finance
Research centre(s)

Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology

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