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Past PhD Theses


Candidate Thesis Title Abstract Completed Supervisor
Crossing a Threshold: Using the SOLO Taxonomy and Exemplars to Facilitate Students' Conceptual Understanding of Depreciation in Introductory Accounting Available
All Your Time, All The Time: A Critical Ethnography in a Knowledge-intensive Firm Available
Goodwill Impairment: A study of Australian Companies 2007 - 2013 Available
Factors influencing the decision-making of third party consultants in the context of evaluating escalation of commitment Available
A disjointed incremental discourse to visualise assurance of learning Available
On trying to make investment responsible: an analysis of integrating environmental, social, and corporate governance issues into institutional investment processes Available
International Accounting Standards And Financial Stability
The role of accounting in enabling strategic corporate social responsibility: A functionalist, critical and post-modern reading of a case study Available
Water management and accounting change: a study of food and beverage producing organisations Available
Development of the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities Available
Narratives on managerial mobilisation of Non-financial Performance Information in a financial institution Available
The Political Processes and Role Of Gatekeepers in Setting Accounting Standards for Agriculture Available
Security Analysts? Earnings Forecasts: Distributions Normality and a Comparative Analysis of Fitted Distribution Types in the Development of a Surrogate Consensus Available
Effective shareholder engagement Available
Sell-side analysts' use and communication of intellectual capital information Available
Academic Business: Tensions between academic values and corporatisation of Australian higher education in graduate schools fo business Available
An Inefficient Deregulatory Initiative: The Australian Class Order Deed of Cross Guarantee Available
Public Private Partnerships: Modernisation in the Australian Public Sector Available
Corporate Social Capital and Firm Performance in the Global Information Technology Services Sector Available
Intellectual capital in action: Australian studies Available
A Comparative Study of Pension Accounting in Australia and the USA: Applying the "Economic Substance Over Legal Form" Principle Available
Examining the Usefulness of Transport Infrastructure Accounting in Local Authorities Available
Exiting Intellectual Grooves in the Reporting of Liabilities Available

Business Analytics

Candidate Thesis Title Abstract Completed Supervisor
Multidimensional Bidding and Negotiation in Supplier Selection Available
Bayesian parametric and semi-parametric financial tail-risk forecasting incorporating range and realized measures Available
Contino Available
Topics in dependence modelling Available
Competitive Bidding in Supply Chains Available
Bayesian Analysis of Financial Time Series Models and Limited Dependent Variable Models using Symmetric and Asymmetric Distributions
A study on multi-trip vehicle routing problem with time windows and meal break considerations Available
Bayesian Methods for Estimation, Inference and Forecasting of Flexible Models for Value-at-Risk and Tail Conditional Expectations Available
Modelling the Covariance Dynamics of Multivariate Financial Time Series Available
Bayesian Estimation of Flexible Multivariate Econometric Models Available
On the Specificity and Performance of Panel Unit Root Tests Available

Business Information Systems

Candidate Thesis Title Abstract Completed Supervisor
The holistic management of information security processes Available
Decision Making under Uncertainty: An Investigation into the Effects of Decision Context, Information Characteristics and Decision Aid on Performance
Making Sense of Digital Documentary Practice: A common denominator for discourse
Advice giving: A theory of advice formulation Available
Governance Arrangements for Enterprise Information Protection: An Australian Critical Infrastructure Perspective Available
Stochastic approach to system dynamics and its effect on managerial decision making Available
Neural networks in time series forecasting Available
Information Sharing Available


Candidate Thesis Title Abstract Completed Supervisor
Price Discovery and the Influence of the ASX Continuous Disclosure Regulation Available
The Pricing of Sovereign Credit Risk: Theory and Applications Available
Essays on Equity Portfolio Management Available
Market Integrity Issues in Financial Markets Available
Order Submission Strategy and Market Structure Available
The impact of regulation on market quality Available
Liquidity Risk and Bank Regulation: Basel III and Beyond Available
Essays on Islamic Assets Available
Essays on Institutional Trading and Order Flow Competition in Equity Markets Available
An Investment Strategy for Prediction of Takeover Targets using High Frequency Data Available
Modelling the Four-Party Billing Payment Scheme: The Case of BPAY Available
An Analysis of Investor Trading Behaviour and Its Impact on Trade Execution, Market Quality and Stock Returns Available
Australian Bank Credit Risk Management: A Regulatory Examination of Provisioning, Capital Adequacy & Stress-Testing Available
Three Essays on Pricing and Market Behaviour around Corporate Acts and Information Releases Available
Essays on Information Asymmetry and Price Impact in Market Microstructure Available
Australian Superannuation: Operational Structure, Investment Performance and Trustee Governance Available
Doubling Times in Finance Available
Return predictability and its implications for portfolio selection Available
Three Essays on Informed Trading Available
Financial Market Intermediaries and Information Asymmetry in Equity Markets Available
Supply Chain Disruption Costs Study in International Containerised Maritime Transportation Available
The dynamic prediction of company failure - the influence of time, the economy and non-linearity Available
The Interaction between Informed and Uninformed Agents in Securities Markets Available
Heterogeneous asset pricing: An examination of the Australian residential real estate market Available
Evaluation of Financial Risk of Hedge Funds and Funds-of-Hedge Funds Available
Rating History, Time and The Dynamic Estimation of Rating Migration Hazard Available
The valuation of options on traded accounts: continuous and discrete time models Available
Execution costs in money and futures markets Available
Closing price manipulation and the integrity of stock exchanges Available
Essays on Hedge Funds: Performance and Trading Strategies Available
Essays on the value of Australian dividends and imputation tax credits Available
Statistical and Financial Evaluation of Subjective Probability Forecasts: Empirical Applications in Betting Markets Available
Three essays on price formation and liquidity in financial futures markets Available
Three essays on the impact of electronic trading in futures markets Available
An Empirical Analysis of Anonymous Trading in Equity Markets Available
Modelling Order Flow, Price Impact and Market Resiliency in the Australian Stock Market Available

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Candidate Thesis Title Abstract Completed Supervisor
Understanding Dynamic Responses to Mitigation Policies for Intra-Urban Road Freight Emissions Available
Human Energy Expenditures and Travel Time Budgets Available
Innovative Procedures for Travel Data Collection and Processing Available
Sustainable transport access in town centres: A goal-orientated decision-making perspective on the adaptive power of small business Available
The Influence of Supply Chain Relationships on Empty Container Management Available
Evaluating Changes in Driver Behaviour for Road Safety Outcomes: A Risk Profiling Approach Available
An Investigation of Intra-Household Interactions in Travel Mode Choice Available
A Semi-Centralised Dynamic Stochastic Model for Operational Maritime Empty Container Repositioning Under Uncertainty Available
Embedding Decision Heuristics in Discrete Choice Models: Assessing the MERITS of Majority of Confirming Dimensions, Extremeness Aversion, and Reference Revision Available
Supply Chain Disruption Costs Study in International Containerised Maritime Transportation Available
Analysing the effects of travel information on public transport traveller's decision making and learning Available
A Longitudinal Study on the Linkage between Public Transport Demand and Land Use Characteristics: A Pseudo Panel Approach Available
Development of a behavioural system of stated choice models: modelling behavioural, pricing and technological opportunities to reduce automobile energy levels
Attribute nonattendance in discrete choice models: measurement of bias, and a model for the inference of both nonattendance and taste heterogeneity Available
The Role of Alternative Behavioural Theories in Valuing Travel Time Savings and Travel Time Variability
Contractual Approach to Optimising Risk Sharing: A Quantitative Study of the Multidimensional Nature of Risk in Private Provision of Road Infrastructure Available
Multimodal pricing and the optimal design of bus services: new elements and extensions Available
Governance In Value Chain Networks: The Interplay Between Strategy, Structure And Boundary Spanning Interactions
Hypothetical Bias in Stated Preference Experiments: Is it a Problem? And if so, how do we deal with it? Available
The Role of Frequency & Connectivity in Delivering Enhanced Bus Systems in Urban Areas: Developing a Network of Corridor Services Available
Modelling vehicle emissions from an urban air-quality perspective:testing vehicle emissions interdependencies Available
Modelling and Forecasting the Demand for Automobile Petrol in Australia, and its Policy Implications Available
Economic Behaviour Of Interdependent Road Freight Stakeholders Under Variable Road User Charges: Advanced Stated Choice Analysis Available
The Impact of Retailer-Supplier Cooperation and Decision-Making Uncertainty on Supply Chain Performance Available
Inter-organisational Relationships in a Cross-Culture Supply Chain Context: International Travelling Exhibitions Available
Designing Efficient Stated Choice Experiments
Revealing the Safety of the Road Environment from Driver Responses: Investigation of Driver Behaviour under Specific Road and Traffic Situations Available

International Business

Candidate Thesis Title Abstract Completed Supervisor
Exploring the black box of early-stage entrepreneurial planning: Hermeneutical insights from case research Available
Factors Influencing the Location and Control of Foreign MNEs in China: The Case of Liaoning Province Available


Candidate Thesis Title Abstract Completed Supervisor
Beyond Recall: Exploring How Players Build Brand Knowledge Through Virtual In-Game Product Experiences Available
Modelling the Evolution of Business Relationships and Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems Available
Mass Media Portrayals Of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs): The Influence On The Perceived Likelihood Of Organisational Success Available
Perceived recourse and redress risk (PRRR): conceptualisation and preliminary scale development Available
The Foreign Direct Investment Location Decision: A Contingency Model of the Foreign Direct Investment Location Decision-Making Process Available
Attenuating Consumer Reactance to Threatening Messages: The Moderating Role of Construal Level Available
Attitudes Embodied in Eye Movements: The Reading Direction Effect
To stop or not to stop? - Investigating the differential effects of two self-control stategies on self-regulatory resource depletion Available
Determination of interaction effects in expectations for post-event information on memory for items in a service encounter Available
Brand Equity And Self: The Moderating Effect Of Self Relatedness On The Favourability Of Brand Associations And Brand Equity Relationship Available
The Lies Consumers Tell Available
Marketing Food, Marketing Health: Discursive Practices and the Formation of the Healthy Food Consumer in Australia Available
The Repletion of Self Regulatory Resources: Identifying Individual Differences Available
Emotional Intelligence as a predictor of job satisfaction and performance among customer service providers Available

Work and Organisational Studies

Candidate Thesis Title Abstract Completed Supervisor
Mothers in Company: the entrepreneurial motivations of self-employed mothers in Australia Available
“Feel-good” Factors at Work: A Study of the Roles of Positive Affectivity and Individualism as Moderators of the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Work Well-being Available
Becoming a Profession? - Executive Coaching in Australia Available
‘Selling Age’: Older Workers in the Pharmaceutical Industry Available
Talking about talent: conceptualising talent management through discourse Available
Will We Ever Learn From History? The Impact of Economic Orthodoxy on Unemployment during the Great Depression in Australia Available
Corporate Real Estate as a Performance-enhancing Organisational Resource in a Knowledge Work Context: A Study of Top Australian Law Firms Available
Strategizing as Multi-modal and Rhetorical Discursive Practice: A Case Study of the BHP Billiton's Failed Acquisition of Rio Tinto Available
The practice of international transfer management: Pluralism and politics in multinational firms Available
Managing from Afar: International Transfer of Employment Relations Policies and Practices in US Multinational Corporations Available
Comparative Anti-workplace Bullying Public Policy in Australia, Canada and the United States Available
State and Employer Involvement in Work-Care Integration in South Africa Available
Leadership through crisis: The social construction of authenticity among banking CEOs Available
Neo-liberal reforms in NSW public secondary education: What has happened to teachers' work? Available
Another brick in the wall:responses of the State to workplace fatalities in the New South Wales construction industry Available
New South Wales Public Employment Services 1887-1942 Available
Understanding Industrial Relations Transformation in Vietnam: A multi-dimensional approach Available
Reframing Job Evaluation: An Investigation of Employee Response to Job Evaluation in Practice
Learning to Navigate Enterprise Bargaining: The NTEU and Employment Relations in the Higher Education Sector, 1993-2005 Available
Family Provisions and Equality Bargaining in Australia: Symbolic or Emerging? Available
Knowledge Management and Contract Professionals: A study of contingent employment and knowledge sharing in organisations Available
Contested firegrounds: paid and unpaid labour in NSW firefighting between 1850 and 1955 Available
Managing labour in the residential aged care sector Available
The impact of executive coaching on the performance management of international managers in China Available
Practising social justice: Community organisations, what matters and what counts Available
MNC's labour utilisation strategies: Individual and organisational perspectives Available
Great expectations : individuals, work and family Available
Partnership In Performance Management: Strategic Choice And Management/Union Cooperation In The NSW Public Education System Since 2000 Available
Union Mergers as a Revitalization Strategy and the Role of Post-merger Integration: The Case of Ver.di in Germany Available
Union Mergers as a Revitalization Strategy and the Role of Post-merger Integration Available
Integration Capability and Merger Success: The Case of Professional Service Firms Available
Training for Tolerance: An Examination into the Effects of Diversity Training on Social Capital Potential in Five Star Hotels Available
The History of the Master Builders Association of NSW: The First Hundred Years Available