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Our Business School boasts having some of Australia's best and brightest inquiring minds. Our researchers are among the world's best. Our research and RHD supervisory capacity has been further enhanced with the recent Professorial appointments of Tom Smith, Robert Faff and Iain Watson (Finance), Charmine Hartel (Management) and Allan Hodgson (Accounting).
Our Accounting researchers have built an international reputation for publishing research that develops, tests or advances accounting theories and practice. Our research in this area is international in scope and includes academic issues underlying the theoretical and methodological foundations of accounting and governance through to applied research of immediate business and policy relevance. The accounting group runs a vibrant research seminar program, which regularly attracts world class scholars and many members of the accounting group are represented on the editorial boards of leading academic journals. The group also fosters strong international alliances through the appointment of eminent visiting scholars. The strong research culture of the accounting group is reflected in its ERA 2010 ranking of 4 - above world standard.
The Finance group has a critical mass of researchers in the established UQ research strength of corporate finance and investments. Their applied research programs are strongly supported by 7 Australian Research Council (ARC) grants and other industry funds, and contribute across the spectrum of modern finance, including the cost of capital, asset pricing models, funds management and risk modelling and management. They support a high profile honours thesis program that has placed students into PhD programs internationally, as well as in high paying positions in industry. This group of researchers has 41% of its research articles in A* and A ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) journals. Total research income is over $1.5 million for the last 5 years.
Management, Strategy and Business Information Systems is a large concentration of UQBS research staff who conduct both conceptual and more applied research programs in a wide range of business and management fields. Fields include long running research programs in organisational theory and behaviour, leadership and change management, emotions and conflict in the workplace, technology and information systems, strategy and innovation, and sustainability and international business. Some 42% of their journal articles are in A* and A ERA journals. During the ERA audit period, members held 18 ARC grants. Total funding was about 2 million. Staff hold editorial positions on several A* journals, and many are among the world leaders in their fields of research expertise.
Marketing research involves a number of established and more emerging researchers in the fields of services marketing and research, advertising and branding and quantitative marketing. This group has established an international reputation in services research, services breakdown and customer rage. The marketers have 6 ARC grants in the ERA audit period and hold editorial roles on several journals.
The vibrancy of our research culture is evidenced by the range and depth of the research being undertaken across the School.
Our current research expertise (and therefore the capacity for PhD supervision) can be grouped into the following research priority areas:
- Accounting —
- Information in Capital Markets
- Accounting Measurement and Disclosure
- Control Systems and Performance
- Managerial Incentives and Corporate Governance
- BIS —
- Individual and Behavioural Information Systems
- Organisational Information Systems
- IT Artefact Research
- Finance —
- Corporate Valuation
- Financial Institutions
- Investment and Portfolio Analysis
- Managerial incentives and Corporate Governance
- Management —
- Leadership and Change Management
- Human Resource Management and Organisational Development
- Corporate Social Performance
- Marketing —
- Advertising and Branding
- Quantitative Marketing
- Service Research
- Strategy —
- Firm Internationalisation
- International Business
- Innovation Strategy and Entrepreneurship
- Sustainability Strategy
- Adaptation, Resilience and Change