Research Report 2001
During 2001, the School of Business has experienced significant enhancement of research being undertaken by staff and students and the establishment of a more focused supportive infrastructure.Three staff have been continuing PhD research, one has continued another research award course and one other member has commenced PhD study. Seven staff obtained Faculty of Commerce Seed Grants and four staff undertook self funded research.
The Research Seminar Series has been expanded with members of the Albury-Wodonga community as well CSU staff outside the School of Business and staff of La Trobe University being invited to participate.
Visiting academics in the Research Seminar Series this year have included;
- Professor Reg Matthews (Environmental Accounting), Charles Sturt University;
- Dr Rumintha Wickramasekera (Australian Wineries), Charles Sturt University; and
- Professor David Brown (Accounting Education), La Trobe University
A significant initiative has been the formation of a School of Business Regional Futures Research Group (endorsed by the School of Business Board, September). The Group has developed research priorities for the School and has undertaken a research interests and practices audit of staff.
This audit has two important findings: all staff have particular research interests of value to the mission of the Faculty; and staff are actively engaged in research.
The former of these constitutes a strong base for multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary co-opertive and collaborative research and demonstrates expertise in a range of research designs and research methods which collectively form a comprehensive pool of knowledge and experience.
The latter needs conversion into research project completions and dissemination. In the respect, from 2002, the School will provide a grant of $500.00 each year to assist staff on written application and justification, whether or not the research is funded from other sources, to offset some of the incidentals in undertaking research.In particular, staff who are not funded at all will have some assistance in completing worthwhile research projects
Additionally, the School has continued to sponsor staff presenting refereed papers at conferences, largely from Faculty of Seed Grants research.In 2001, the contribution per conference presenter has been greater on average in monetary terms than the amounts received from the Faculty in Seed Grants.
Below are the main categories of research and research dissemination.
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS 2001
- Robbins, Bill. 2001.Contested Terrain: The Convict Task Work System 1788-1830” in Markey, R. (ed) Labour and Community.University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong
- (Mckercher, B. and) Robbins, Bill. 2001. Business development issues affecting nature-based tourism operators in Australia” in Futymski, Adam (ed) Rural Tourism. The Cooperation Fund. Rural Development Unit, Poznan. Poland.
- Quazi, A. M.2001. Managerial views of consumerism: A two country comparison. European Journal of Marketing. Vol 36
- Coghlan, I., and Quazi, A.2001.Mutton dressed up as lamb: A marketing and ethical perspective. Paper Presented at the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Philp, N E.2001.The "extra step" in export behaviour research: Designing a useful instrument for export practitioners. Paper Presented at the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Robbins, W. 2001.Mothers of militancy: some reflections on the female convicts 1788-1830 in Kelly, D. (ed) Crossing Borders: Employment, Work, Markets and Social Justice Across Time, Discipline and Place.Proceedings of the 15th AIRAANZ Conference. Vol. 1. Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand.Wollongong. pp. 284-291.
- Williams, A. and Coghlan, I.2001.Dimensions of motivations of racegoers: An empirical study.Paper Presented at the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
RESEARCH GRANTS 2001
- Coghlan, I., and Williams, A. Dimensions of motivations of racegoers: An empirical study. Faculty of Commerce 2001 Seed Grant.
- Murphy, S., and Petzke, D.Impacts of the GST on small business.Faculty of Commerce 2001 Seed Grant.
- Robbins, W., and Voll, G. Impacts of Australian workplace agreements on small business. Faculty of Commerce 2001 Seed Grant.
SEMINAR, PUBLIC LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED 2001
- Coghlan, I.2001.Dimensions of buyer behaviour of livestock. School of Business, Charles Sturt University and School of Business La Trobe University Joint Public Seminar. Thurgoona
- O'Mullane, M. J.2001.Business leadership: New directions for organizations.Charles Sturt University Public Lecture Series, Nowik Theatre Complex, 14 March, Albury-Wodonga
- O'Mullane, M. J.2001.Evaluating a United Nations consultancy project: Twenty one nations in the South PacificLecture, Rotary Clubs of Albury, Conference Room, Albury Golf Club, 22 August, North Albury.
- O'Mullane, M. J.2001.A professional edge in business: Developing better leadership.Lecture, Rotary Club of Tallangatta, November, Tallangatta.
- Robbins, W. 2001.Doing the government stroke: An overview of convict gang labour. School of Business, Charles Sturt University and School of Business La Trobe University Joint Public Seminar. Thurgoona.
- Rose, G. 2001.Some preliminary evidence from the education sector on the effects of management empowerment. School of Business, Charles Sturt University and School of Business La Trobe University Joint Public Seminar. Thurgoona
- Rose, G.2001. Modelling the effects of psychological empowerment on transformational leadership and innovation. Seminar, School of Management/ School of Financial Studies, September:
- Young, I. 2001. Profiling accommodation operators in Northern Victoria.School of Business, Charles Sturt University and School of Business La Trobe University Joint Public Seminar. Thurgoona
RESERACH STUDENTS 2001
- Burston, C. R.2001.Job security as part of a management strategy for improving productivity: Its effects on the industrial relations climate and productivity. Dissertation Presented for the Award of the Master of Industrial Relations Degree.
- Bzovy, L.2001.Preferred hours of work for female CPSU members with dependent children of pre-school age in the Victorian public service. Dissertation Presented for the Award of the Master of Industrial Relations Degree.
- Bailey, M.2001.Deeming dependent contractors: A study of S275 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1999 (Queensland). Dissertation Presented for the Award of the Master of Industrial Relations Degree.
- Bywater, G. 2001) Employment status and its impact on labour hire. Dissertation Presented for the Award of the Master of Industrial Relations Degree.
Thesis/Dissertation in Progress
- Battye, K.Determinants of system integration for improved road asset decision making (DBA Principal Superviser: Dr Michael O'Mullane)
- Duangkamol Wilawan:The impact of distributor relationship and marketing information exchange on the export venture performance of Thai food processors (DBA Principal Supervisor: Associate Professor Norm Philp)
- Tatikul Chaiwan: The international market selection behaviour and information needs of Thai rice exporters(DBA Principal Supervisor: Associate Professor Norm Philp)
- Additionally, 37 students successfully completed an eight point research project (TRM340 Research Project) for the Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management ) degree) (Coordinator, Michael O'Mullane).
Dr Michael O'Mullane Head, School of Business, 27 March, 2002