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Students reap the benefits of active research

Students undertaking postgraduate study in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University have the distinct advantage of being taught by academics who are active researchers.

Ninety-five academics in Business and Economics have PhDs and three academics have their Doctor of Business Administration.

In April this year six staff members had their Doctorates conferred.

From the Department of Marketing and Management:

Leanne Carter who conducted research into - Internal market orientation, interpersonal relational competence and employee performance: Empirical evidence from a not-for-profit organisation

Gordon Brooks whose thesis topic was - The relationship between organisation-based self-esteem and six forms of organisational commitment: Job involvement, career commitment, affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment.

Peter McGraw whose wrote his paper on - Human resource management practices in subsidiaries of foreign-owned multi-national companies in Australia.

From the Department of Economics:

Alison Vicary who conducted research into - The economics of NGO governance: NGOS and the international aid industry.

From the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance:

Alan Kilgore who wrote his thesis on - The relative importance of audit-team and audit-firm factors in perceptions of audit quality.

Samantha Sin whose thesis topic was - An investigation of practitioners' and students' conceptions of accounting work.

Whether students choose to undertake a coursework degree or higher degree research, they have the opportunity to learn from these research-active academics.

 This article first appeared in the 2011 Postgraduate e-Newsletter, Issue 2

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