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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 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.

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.

Global Cities and Global Value Chains Research Group (GCGVC)

The Global Cities and Global Value Chains research group focuses on global value chains (GVC) and global (smart) cities (GC). The research group adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how cities, countries, regions but also industries and firms are interconnected and central to global value chains. The group is interested in micro (geographic) locations of GVC activities, including regions, cities, municipality whether in a Business District or in the periphery.

Interoperability for Extreme Events Research Group (IEERG)

Our focus is on collaborating with communities and agencies to achieve effective social, organisational and technical interoperability in extreme events. We acknowledge that changes to technology such as, social media, mobile systems, agile development approaches and cloud computing have the potential to increase and enhance the process of interoperability before disaster strikes. For emergency management, interoperability can be defined as “the extent to which organisations can work with each other coherently as a matter or routine” - Joint Emergency Services Interoperability.

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.

Real Estate Finance & Investment Group

The Real Estate Finance & Investment Group explores the commercial property industry from a capital-markets perspective. Real Estate is the largest industry in Australia, employing over one million people, and real estate is the biggest investment asset class by value. Our research focus includes real estate investment management, real estate capital management, securitisation, real options, and real estate economics. Our aim is to provide regional leadership in this space, and to prepare our students for a successful career in the commercial property industry.

Time Series and Forecasting Research Group

The Time Series and Forecasting Research Group facilitates within-group and external research collaborations (promoting collaborative publications, ARC and other grant funding applications and PhD supervisions), in areas related to time series and forecasting. The group also aims to build professional links and awareness by: working towards the production of a real time, time series forecasting website, to be administered and operated by the group; running professional development workshops in specific areas related to time series and forecasting; and organising and running a quality annual one day research symposium on time series and forecasting.

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.