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Cutting-Edge Research Day

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News created: 24 Nov 2010

The Faculty of Business and Economics Higher Degree Research EXPO, held on 19th November at the Grace Hotel, was a wonderful event with over 60 presentations and 180 guests in attendance. EXPO aims to showcase the work of Higher Degree Research candidates in the Faculty of Business and Economics. It was a research intensive day and an ideal forum for collaborative, focused discussion on cutting-edge research.

The Faculty would like to thank Dr David Skellern for his keynote address on “The Role of ICT in Transforming Business” – a brilliant way to commence the research day.  Dr Skellern is a highly successful university researcher  who combined his background in scientific research with industrial R&D through commercialisation joint management of  a successful start-up company, Radiata.

The day provided excellent opportunities for prospective PhD students in Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Studies, Business, Business Law and Economics to find out about current research topics in the Faculty. Six concurrent sessions ran throughout the day, with research candidates giving a 15 minute scholarly presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions, comments and discussion.

The Research EXPO would not have been possible without all the fantastic and inspiring, research engagement from the Faculty’s HDR students, their dedicated supervisors, the session chairs and prize judges.  Special mention goes to the prize winners, PhD students whose presentations were awarded best in their field. These winners are:

  • Financial Risk and Economic Modelling: Tandy Xu for “Joint Mortality Model Based on Lee-Carter Model”
  • Accounting for Sustainability and the Capital Markets: Stephen Haswell for “Market to Market Experience during the Global Crisis”
  • International Accounting and Governance: Md. Habib-Uz-Zaman Khan for “Contemporary Performance Measurement Systems on Commercial Banks”
  • Human Resource Management: Yousef Alnamlah for “Muslim Religious Practices in the Workplace and Implications for Management”
  • Marketing and Business: Sonal Singh for “Youth Focussed Anti-Smoking Campaigns in Fiji and Solomon Islands”
  • Economics: Bhanu Bhatia for “Effects of Social Capital Networks on Family Planning Decisions in Bangladesh”

Thanks to the following session chairs and prize judges for their time and insightful comments:

  • Prize judges – Niloufer Selvadurai, Vicki Baard, Ken Sui, Hume Winzar, Lorne Cummings, Max Tani
  • Session chairs – Steve Christie, Lance Fisher, Jiwook Jang, Con Korkofingas, Samantha Sin, Alan Kilgore, James Lau, Medhat Endrawes, Yvette Blount, Nazmi Jarrar, Michael Quilter, Gordon Brooks, Denise Jepsen, Lucy Taksa, Stephen Chen, Peter McGraw, Jana Bowden, Greg Elliott, Leanne Carter, Alison Vicary, Pundarik Mukhopadhaya, Michael Dobbie, Natalia Ponomareva

The 2010 expo also marks the commencement of a new Associate Dean of Higher Degree Research, Associate Professor Lorne Cummings and a farewell to our outgoing Associate Dean, Associate Professor Cynthia Webster. 


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