The UNE Business School has a strong record of cross-disciplinary research. Our goal is to produce evidence-based analysis of practical significance. In applying our disciplinary skills we seek to deliver solid, commercial and sustainable benefits to our regional, national and global stakeholders.

Our research falls within five main themes

We collaborate with industry players and leading researchers both nationally and internationally, delivering research that enables better business practice and public policy in Australia and internationally.

Our impact on industry and local communities occurs largely through our network of relationships with small and medium businesses, chambers of commerce, industry bodies, and local government. At the international level, we collaborate with other universities, United Nations agencies, research and development agencies and civil society organisations. Another channel of international impact is through our graduates, many of whom are in positions of influence and are helping improve government policy and education in their home countries.

Our research and outreach occur in association with two centres within the School:

“The Centre for Agribusiness offers bold, creative and sustainable solutions to big questions of food industry performance, global food security and best management practice.  It is a platform from which we are able to reimagine data to facilitate innovation in the sector.”

“The Centre for Local Government is a multi-disciplinary centre for research, consultancy and education activities. Its mission is to facilitate support, service, education and leadership to all sectors of local government in Australia. This is achieved through four core areas: education, professional development, consultancy and research."