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Accounting and Finance
|Dr Omar Al Farooque
Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting
and Disclosure, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Reporting, Capital Market Investment and Financial Services.
|Dr John Anderson
Financial markets, banking, futures markets, financial trading models, funds management and corporate finance.
|Dr Leopold Bayerlein
Financial Reporting, Financial Reporting Quality (Including
Earning Management/Smoothing, Value Relevance, Disclosure Quality),
Communication Processes in Financial Reporting, Environmental Reporting.
|Dr Michelle Goyen
Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), ethical investment,valuation and measurement in accounting.
|Associate Professor Martin Hovey
In corporate finance – agency theory and firm performance,
corporate governance, ownership structures, and best practice and their
application to the performance and valuation of corporations; Financial
system and market reforms in East Asia and China; Non Bank Financial
Institutions in East
Asia and China.
|Dr Ashfaq Khan
Institutional theory and organisational change dynamics, small
business management, microfinance, poverty, and poverty alleviation
|Associate Professor Bernice Kotey
Small business management, entrepreneurship and regional development.
|Dr Kamaljeet Sandhu
Information Systems Adoption, Management Accounting and
Corporate Governance Adoption, and E-Learning Acceptance at
|Dr Subba Reddy Yarram
Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Services, Financial development of emerging markets.
|Professor Derek Baker
Measurement and analysis of food industry performance,
particularly in the development of empirical value chain analysis.
| Dr George E Battese ||
Efficiency and productivity analysis; stochastic frontier analysis.
| Dr Boyd Blackwell ||
Natural resource, environmental and ecological economics,
institutional economics, regional economic development, remote
communities, mining and economics of cultures, economics of geography,
water and wastewater economics, conservation economics, marine and
coastal economics, recreational and tourism
economics, public goods and non-market valuation, ecosystem
goods and services, climate change and adaptation, prevention and
management of invasive species.
|Professor Oscar Cacho
Economics of Biosecurity, Climate change adaptation and mitigation, Bioeconomics of agriculture and natural resources, Risk analysis.
|Dr Peter Carberry
Supervising Economics PhD students.
|Dr George S. Chen
New Economic Geography. Specifically, empirical investigations
of the applications of New Economic Geography in areas such as social
welfare, trade policy, tax policy and regional policy.
|Professor Brian Dollery
Topics for Research for Economics, Finance and Structure of Australian Local Government:
- Is bigger better? As the biggest council in Australia, how does Brisbane City Council performance compare with other large Queensland councils?
- Are there economies of scale in NSW local government service provision?
- Are there economies of scope in NSW local government service provision?
- Analyze the relationship between financial sustainability ratios and local government size (by population) in an Australian state local government system.
- Did the Queensland amalgamation program improve the financial sustainability of Queensland councils?
- Analyze the impact of the establishment of the forcibly amalgamated Tamworth Regional Council on small centres which used to have their own councils, like Manila and Nundle.
- Why is the Hunter Regional Organization of Councils so successful?
- How should local government services be provided in western NSW?
Topics fo Research for Public Finance:
- On current trends, the proportion of Commonwealth outlays on health welfare and related 'social expenditure' will inevitably absorb all revenues. What are the trends in Australian Government outlays and how do they compare with other comparable OECD countries?
- A small literature exists on Australian Government failure, which has examined the home insulation program, the Greens Loans scheme, the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program, and the like. This research topic will examine further programs initiated by the Commonwealth Government, such as its subsidies to domestic motor manufacturers and the 2008 stimulus program.
|Professor Euan Fleming
Research Leader, Analysis of Changes in Productivity and Prices
of Commodities in Tropical Developing Countries. Commonwealth
|Dr David Hadley
My principal research areas are concerned with the valuation of ecosystem goods and services and economic assessment methodologies that incorporate these valuations (predominately cost-benefit analysis). My focus has been on 'wet' ecosystems; wetlands, river water quality and marine and coastal environments. I also have a further strand of research based in efficiency and productivity analysis; particularly with respect to agricultural production, and with the incorporation of environmental externalities into measures of productivity. I am also involved in several projects that measure efficiency and productivity in more conventional ways.
| Dr Susan Hester ||
|Dr Nam Hoang
Econometrics, Time-Series and Panel Data Modelling, Macroeconomics.
| Emeritus Professor Amarjit Kaur ||
Economic and social change in southeast Asia/Asia; economic
development and the environment in southeast Asia; International labour
mobility and migration - Asia/southeast Asia; international labour
migration: highly-skilled workers; low skilled workers; gendered
migration; domestic workers; unauthorised
migration; forced migration: refugee movements; human
trafficking; immigration governance and migration apparatus; integration
of migrants; migration and remittances.
|Professor Christopher Lloyd
History of Australia's political economy - regimes of
capitalist regulation, Philosophy and methodology of social science
history, Historical geopolitics and economic history – longrun
interactions of geopolitics, economies, and environments, History of
Social Democratic Welfare Capitalism, Socio-economic
evolution theory and Comparative histories of settler economies,
including indigenous participation and hybridity.
|Dr Stuart Mounter
Impact assessment and the distribution of benefits from
technological change, advertising programs and government policies;
price formation in food and fibre markets; value chain analysis; wine
|Dr L. Emilio Morales
Lecturer in Agribusiness/Agricultural Economics, Value Chain Analysis, Agricultural Markets Modelling, Marketing Systems and Trade Policies Analysis, Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay.
|Dr Tony Ramsay
International political economy; labour market economics and employment output; socialised investment and infrastructure renewal; history of international economic policy change; and, business, labour and governmental relations.
|Associate Professor Phillip Simmons
Conduct and performance of agribusiness markets in developing
countries; Contracting arrangements between farmers and agribusiness
firms; Zoonotic animal disease control; Non-performance in agricultural
futures and options markets.
|Professor Mahinda Siriwardana
Economics, especially in the fields of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling and trade policy analysis.
|Associate Professor Rene Villano
Agricultural economics, applied econometrics and development economics. Current and previous higher degree research supervisions include efficiency and productivity analyses in agriculture, local government, health services, and education; adoption studies, impact assessments; value chain analysis; poverty and food security analyses.
|Dr Sujana Adapa
Corporate social responsibility, Communication Information, Systems research, Destination branding, Cross-cultural studies.
|Dr Simon Burgess
Professional ethics, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility.
|Dr Mary L. (Lou) Conway
Regional development and the role of government, public policy and business in regional communities.
|Professor Ray Cooksey
Judgment and decision making in management & education;
complexity theory in organisational systems, leadership & behaviour;
multimethodology and mixed methods systems; mental models in policy
formation,implementation and decision making.
|Associate Professor Josie Fisher
Business Ethics, Professional Ethics, Corporate Social
Responsibility, Business Sustainability, the inter-connections between
these areas and Marketing and Strategy, and the Scholarship of Teaching
|Adjunct Professor Kay Harman
Higher education and research policy, academic culture and
work, researcher-industry links, technology and knowledge transfer,
research training, and doctoral education, the professional development
of university managers and new researchers, public sector management and
leadership, and research methods
in education and management.
|Dr James Hunter
Organisational behaviour, human resource and strategic management.
|Associate Professor Muayyad Jabri
Management education; the management of organisational change.
|Dr Peter McClenaghan
The influence of personal values on leadership behaviour.
Leadership development program design, implementation and evaluation.
Communities of Practice design, implementation and evaluation. In-depth
qualitative research approaches including interviews, shadowing and
observation and case study research.
|Dr Jennifer Rindfleish
Consumer Culture, Gender in Organisations, Knowledge Management.
|Professor Alison Sheridan
Regional governance, gender and leadership, business in a regional context and regional development.
|Dr Theresa Smith-Ruig
Exploring the career development of various professional groups (accounting/finance, women in rural/regional areas); leadership in local government; diversity management; work-integrated learning and career development learning; and leadership of not-for-profit organisations.