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Overcoming challenges through learning

As the region's premier learning centre for business-related disciplines, we've established a reputation for excellence in teaching and quality research, and are one of the most successful business schools in the Asia-Pacific region at attracting competitive research funding.

Our vibrant and international learning community incorporates academics, students, corporate partners, governments, schools and other universities and research institutions. Central to this community is an understanding that research is the foundation of everything we do, and the platform from which future learning and development can grow and flourish.

Our postgraduate research programs attract large numbers of top-quality domestic and international students each year, and we have one of the largest and most diverse higher degree by research programs in the region.


Research Groups

Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group

The Body, Heart and Mind in Business (BHMB) Research Group integrates research from the fields of management, psychology, biology, and medical sciences to build research strength and excellence in the areas of employee performance, health, and well-being. The group is multidisciplinary and interfaculty, and adopts a multimethod and multilevel approach to advance knowledge on how the human body, heart and mind interact in work settings. We specifically focus on the effects physiological and somatic factors have on how individuals and groups think, feel and behave at work; and vice versa, how the latter affects performance, health and well-being outcomes. The group aims to be thought leaders in research on physiological functioning and employee performance, health, and well-being in organisations.

Business Environmental Sustainability Research Group

The Business Environmental Sustainability Research Group (BESRG) comprises a cluster of researchers from a range of academic disciplines at the University of Sydney Business School with shared interests in assisting business to address the challenges of Environmental Sustainability. The Group's focus is on facilitating business responses to the multi-faceted challenges confronting the environment through transdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, business leaders and other relevant groups.

Business and Labour History Group

The Business and Labour History Group promotes historical research and teaching within the University of Sydney Business School. The group organises seminars and conferences on historical themes in the areas of accounting history, business history, economic history and labour history. It also runs research projects funded by business and labour organisations on a variety of themes and welcomes industry proposals for projects relating to organisational and occupational histories.

Business and Professional Ethics Group

The Business and Professional Ethics Group (BPEG) engage the existing ethics knowledge and expertise across the University of Sydney Business School. It aims to promote and develop high quality ethics focused research and teaching. BPEG is involved in outreach activities within the University and the wider community and business settings.

China Research Group

The China Research Group primary research focus on Australia-China business relations involves engagement with corporate partners including KPMG (Chinese investment in Australia) and Westpac (relationship between Australia’s service sector and export trade with China).

Consumer Insights Research Group (CIRG)

The Consumer Insights Research Group (CIRG) employs methods from a variety of fields to draw new insights about consumers’ behaviours. These insights not only help organizations to make better decisions, but also facilitate increased consumer welfare. CIRG includes researchers from varied disciplines both within and outside of the Business School (e.g., marketing, business information systems, international business and transport, School of IT, School of Economics, and School of Electrical & Information Engineering).

Co-operatives Research Group

The Co-operatives Research Group provides a forum for research into and teaching about all forms of mutual organisations, including; consumer, social, worker, finance, producer co-operatives and other membership based democratic organisations. The Group aims to shape and inform public policy debate on the co-operative sector and the contribution it makes and has the potential to make to social and economic development. It is the goal of the Group to become the focal point for all Co-operative Research being undertaken in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

Digital Disruption Research Group (DDRG)

The Digital Disruption Research Group (DDRG) engages colleagues from academia and industry who share an interest in the wider topic area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) investigating and exploring the particular nature and characteristics of disruptive change and its implications for the future of business practice.

Educational Practice in Business Research Group (EPB)

The Educational Practice (EPB) in Business Research Group fosters, facilitates, promotes and disseminates research in teaching and learning. This includes conducting research on and for education. The research of the group investigates the structures, processes, products and people that are part of education in business schools, encompasses a broad range of methods appropriate to inquiry in teaching and learning, and aims at publications in quality, peer-reviewed journals.

Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG)

The Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG) is devoted to studying the internationalization strategies of emerging market firms as well as those of western multinationals in emerging markets. EMIRG contributes to research and practice by disentangling the unique and rather unconventional paths, processes and performances been adopted and experienced by emerging market firms in their international expansion. This expands knowledge on doing business in emerging markets by focusing on the unique institutional characteristics of emerging markets, the inherent diversity of institutions, and the consequent challenges and opportunities for western multinationals.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Research Group (EIRG)

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Research Group (EIRG) focuses on innovative and entrepreneurial ventures and people, researching how creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship manifest in the context of new markets, new products, and new business processes.

Family Business Research Group (FBRG)

The Family Business Research Group (FBRG) provides research leadership, disseminate best practices and provide support services to businesses with a focus on family business in Australia and around the world. This group provides an interdisciplinary platform for researchers to collaborate who are interested in the field of family business in a multi-country setting.

Global Governance and Management Research Group

The Global Governance and Management Research Group research group investigates the effects of strategic leadership and governance around the globe with a specific focus on top management teams and boards of directors actively engaging with industry and policy makers disseminating research findings.

Interoperability for Extreme Events Research Group (IEERG)

The Interoperability for Extreme Events Research Group (IEERG) focuses on better integrated and more collaborative management of systems, information and processes, acknowledging that changes to the landscape, such as social media, mobile technologies, agile systems development and cloud computing represent the potential to enhance interoperability in extreme events including bushfires, storms, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and extreme temperatures.

Methodological and Empirical Advances in Financial Analysis Group

Methodological and Empirical Advances in Financial Analysis (MEAFA) is a cross-disciplinary research group that promotes advanced methods with empirical applications in the broad area of financial analysis.

Migrants@Work Research Group

The Migrants@Work Research Group engages researchers interested in: how migrants experience work and employment in Australia and overseas; the international, national and supranational regulations and governance structures surrounding labour mobility and: how the context and history of migration shapes diversity management practices in contemporary firms. The Research Group seeks to develop networks within and beyond academia by building a cross disciplinary research community focused on issues related to permanent and temporary migration and cross-cultural and workplace diversity management by linking with the national and international research community; business groups; government and non-government agencies.

Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change Group

The Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change (ODSC) Group comprises a cluster of researchers at the University of Sydney Business School. The Group is associated with the International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change (ICRODSC) which links international researchers who share an interest in developing and applying discourse methods to the study of organizations. It brings together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds, provides a critical mass in research expertise, facilitates cross-disciplinary research, provides a banner for new research initiatives, provides contacts and support for doctoral students, and provides resources for workshops, studies, and other activities.

Women, Work & Leadership Research Group

The Women, Work & Leadership Research Group (WW&LRG) at the University of Sydney Business School provides a focal point for collaboration between leading scholars, business practitioners and policy makers with an interest in women and work, in building more equitable workplaces and more sustainable careers for women. The WW&LRG engages closely with debates about the megatrends impacting the workforce, including the feminisation of the workforce, population ageing, flexibility and technological change and emerging issues which lead to changing expectations of employers, employees and of the organisation of work.