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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

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

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

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

Wound care in people with dementia: the silent unknown

The incidence of both dementia and chronic wounds increases with age, thus, given the ageing population, the overlap is strong.Clinicians report managing wounds in adults with dementia is a frequent and challenging problem, yet people with dementia are generally excluded from research into evidence-based wound care despite impaired cognition, high incidence of falls, immobility and incontinence, all of which are recognised risk factors for skin tears and chronic wounds.This project aims to investigate the evidence in regard to dementia and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Nursing

Making TV Australian in the 21st Century

This PhD project will be affiliated with the Making TV Australian in the 21st Century Discovery Project and the Transforming Media Industries research program within the Digital Media Research Centre.The PhD project should align with inquiry related to the changing dynamics of television production and the 'nationing' role of television. Existing practices designed to enable Australian television to achieve national cultural and economic objectives have been deeply transformed by the impact of technological change and foreign ownership. This project investigates …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Manufacture of large platform novel bifunctional electrodes for renewable hydrogen energy

The future green hydrogen energy industry using water electrolysis will have significant impact to achieving Net Zero Emissions with climate positive outcomes. Novel bifunctional electrode materials have been researched at lab scale with <<1cm2 area that have potential to lower the cost and extend the lifetime of electrolysers. To have impact to industry the research outcomes need to be scaled to larger area footprints that requires new manufacturing methods to be developed.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
1043318

Improving Access to Australian Screen Content

The VRES project is part of a broader research project that examines the impact of copyright law in Australia’s screen industries (film + TV). The broader project seeks to increase the distribution of Australian screen content by improving copyright regulation and practice. The VRES project will focus on one aspect of this - older and archived content. Specifically, what legal and practical changes are needed to help Australia reclaim economic and cultural value from archived audiovisual content that is not …

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

How to encourage the next generation of volunteers: behavioural motivators of volunteering in Gen X

Volunteering in service organisations such as Lions and Rotary requires new volunteers over time. Despite Lions Australia commencing 75 years ago with 25,000 Australians as members, the average age of members has changed from 50 to 75+. Service clubs raise billions in funding for emergency support, medical research and environmental initiatives and without members as volunteers, this community support is at threat.In the wake of the pandemic the volunteering sector has lost countless millions of dollars in funding and many …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology

Are all nudges the same? Classifying different types of behavioural nudges

Nudges are a behaviour change tool popularised by Nobel Prize winner Professor Thaler and his colleague Professor Sunstein in their best-selling book, Nudge . Nudges are tactics that influence the environment to make it easy, attractive, social and timely for customers to make healthier and more effective choices. Nudges have been used by government agencies and non-profit organisations to increase healthy eating, conserve water, recycle, quit smoking, moderate drinking and increase vaccination rates.In this VRES project, the successful student will …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology

Visualising 2D nanopatterns with atom-scale microscopy

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) is a tool that lets us image molecules and surfaces with atomic resolution - we can "see" individual atoms. QUT has recently acquired a microscope that lets us visualise the formation a molecular layer at the solution/solid interface, giving us unprecedented insight into how molecules can for into intricate patters at surfaces.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Citizen-developers: challenges and opportunities for low-code/no-code automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is becoming a popular choice for organisations to support their digital transformation and to maintain operational resilience. Many organisations are keen to adopt Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to dramatically improve operational efficiency. Many organisations train and assign their staff as “citizen-developer” to design, test, and maintain the bots using Low-Code/No-Code platforms. However, there are number of issues surfaced when using organisational employees as citizen developer ranging from technical & process capabilities to scalability of RPA.

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

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