Research Expertise, Centres and Affiliations
Research at RMIT College of Business covers a broad range of business discipline areas across our Schools expertise in accounting, business, business IT and logistics, economics, finance, law, management and marketing.
Our researchers are widely published in prestigious journals and publications and attract a range of successful grants and partnerships.
Our areas of expertise
The College of Business has identified the following as their research concentrations for 2012.
- Accounting Education
- Applied Economic Modelling
- Business Education
- Corporate Governance/ Social Responsibility
- E-Government and E-Health
- Empirical Microeconomics
- Employment Relations
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Financial Markets
- Human Resource Management
- Information, Security and Knowledge Management
- International Business Studies
- Internet Law
- Investments and Commodity Pricing
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Organisational Sustainability, Behaviour and Theory
- Societal Value of Information Technology
- Strategic Management
While our research expertise extends further, we find these broad research concentrations generally provide a framework for us to assist organisations to function more efficiently in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
Research Centres and Affiliations
Actively engaged in a range of prestigious research partnerships, our researchers work individually, in teams and participate in projects through our research centres.
APEC Study Centre
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Centre at RMIT University’s College of Business, together with its component facility, the Melbourne APEC Finance Centre, promote Australia’s, Victoria’s and RMIT’s strategic, economic, social and educational objectives throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The Centre also manages training programs, conferences and symposia on issues related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
Director, Kenneth Waller
Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work
The Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work promotes and facilitates social science research in these areas, giving particular attention to the Asia Pacific region. The Centre encourages theoretically informed analysis to underpin informed evidence-based policy and practice. It has an interdisciplinary focus covering business and labour law, employment relations, organisational studies, industrial relations, gender studies, globalisation and logistics, political economy, sociology and business and labour history.
Centre Director, Peter Fairbrother
The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) is a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education.
HERDSA promotes the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning. Membership is available to anybody interested in the promotion and enhancement of teaching, learning and academic practice, and provides access to a community of educational practitioners and publications and hosts an annual conference.
Centre for Business Education Research
The Centre for Business Education Research (CBER) undertakes cutting-edge research into promoting excellence in innovative world best practices business education. A distinctive feature of CBER is a focus on inter-disciplinary research into business education. CBER members engage with industry, government and professional bodies to address skills and training issues and conduct research to resolve business problems.
Centre Director, Professor Sandra Jones
Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre
The Smart Services CRC is a $120m, commercially focused collaborative research initiative, developing innovation, foresight and productivity improvements for the services sector. The services sector is the nation’s largest, representing approximately 80 per cent of Australia’s GDP and 85 per cent of employment. Within the services industries Smart Services’ initial programs are customer-focused with outcomes translatable across the whole services sector.
Professor Supriya Singh
As part of a global University, RMIT researchers have a commitment to research that builds understanding by practical investigation into the problems it encounters in the world around it. Our research agendas are global in their conception and represent a response to the global environment; they also complement the teaching programs which we offer with our Asian partners, making us part of their cities, industries and communities. At Asia@RMIT we come together to share our research on Asia and learn from each other.
Information for Industry
Mutually beneficial partnerships with industry underpin the College of Business’ leadership in applied education and research.
Research at RMIT University
We focus on applied research that is delivered in partnership with leading organisations and individuals who are capable of using research outcomes to create products and services that are leading edge