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Current Projects

Below are projects that are already being undertaken by our current PhD students

accounting plus icon Accounting and Corporate Governance

Student Thesis Title Principal Supervisor
A F M Mainul Ahsan Global Convergence of Financial Reporting: A Comparative Study of Bangladesh, China and Australia

Professor Chris Patel

Abdallah Abuoliem "Cloud Computing" Regulation

Dr Kay-Wah Chan

Agus Maradona Accounting Conservatism, Corporate Governance, and Cost of Capital during the Transition to IFRS in Indonesia

Associate Professor Parmod Chand

Aleksandra Pop-Vasileva An analysis of the factors influencing the effectiveness of Performance Management Systems and the impact on employee work-related attitudes

Associate Professor Kevin Baird

Amitai Lapidot Auditor-Client Conflict: Australian Case Studies

Dr John Dumay

Andy Bawono The Role of Performance-Based Budgeting in the Indonesian Public Sector

Professor Lorne Cummings

Angela Hecimovic The Evolution of the Sustainability Assurance Framework and Methodology in a Specific Australian Organisational Context Professor Nonna Martinov-Bennie
Anna Mortimore The Use of Economic Instruments in Managing the Environment Externalities of Road Transport. Associate Professor Hope Ashiabor
Bedanand Upadhaya Association between Corporate Social Responsibility and Organisational Performance

Dr Rahat Munir

Bernadia Linggar Yekti Nugraheni IFRS Convergence in Indonesia: Economic Consequences and Decision Making of Fair Value Accounting Professor Lorne Cummings
Brian R. Millanta Real Earnings Management in Australia

Dr Susan Wright

Chaminda Wijethilake Towards the Sustainability Embedded Management Control Systems

Dr Rahat Munir

Chunyan Ding A New Institutional Economics Analysis of the History of the Regulation of the .CN (China) Country-Code Top-Level Domain from 1990 to 2004

Dr. John Selby

Dominic Soh Internal assurance and consulting of non-financial information

Professor Nonna Martinov-Bennie

Farhana Ferdousi An empirical investigation on the implementation status of total quality management in the garment sector of Bangladesh. Mr Kevin Baird
Hany Salib Sustainability within Australian Universities

Associate Professor John Dumay

Jane Nyambura Mbuki
Dr Andreas
Hellmann
Kaluthanthrige Dona Dinuja Perera Corporate Governance in Microfinance Institutions in Sri Lanka Dr. Parmod Chand
Li Yu (Colly) He The Usefulness of Fair Value Accounting: Evidence from the Agricultural Sector Dr Susan Wright
Lu Jiao Corporate Environmental Performance Mr Kevin Baird
Lusiana Kanainabogi Exploring the use of performance measurement systems in Fijian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism industry Dr Vicki Baard
Mark Runnalls Accounting in an entrepreneurial, employee owned company

Professor James Guthrie

Md. Hafij Ullah Environmental Disclosure Practices and Its Role in Creating Environmental Awareness among the Stakeholders of the Selected Listed Companies in Bangladesh

Dr. James Hazelton

Mohammed Azim Khan Corporate Governance for the Not-For-Profit sector Mr Alan Kilgore
Nazia Adeel The influence of Islam on Auditors’ professional judgement in Pakistan Professor Nonna Martinov-Bennie
Nuraddeen Nuhu The Effectiveness of Management Control Systems (MCSs) in the Australian Public Sector

Associate Professor Kevin Baird

Pei Pei Pan A Comparative Study of Chinese and Australian Accountants' Judgments

Professor Chris Patel

Pranil Prasad Mr Chand Parmod
Shadi (Seyedezahra) Erfani INVESTIGATING THE IMPACTS OF SOCIAL NETWORK SITES USE ON QUALITY OF LIFE OF CANCER SURVIVORS Dr Babak Abedin
Sharaf Alajmi Does the tenure and structure of the board of directors affect earnings management Dr. Alan Kilgore
Shujuan Xiao Comparative study of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies in SMEs and SOEs: a Chinese Perspective

Professor Lorne Cummings

Sumi Jang Intellectual capital in numbers

Associate Professor Johannes Dumay

Thanh Nguyet Phan Environmental Management Accounting in Australia

Kevin Baird

Thi Tuyet Mai Nguyen Corporate governance issues in transition economies from the stakeholder-agency perspective - a case study in Vietnam Dr Elaine Evans
Tri Jatmiko Wahyu Prabowo Performance Management, New Public Management and Organisational Culture Prof. Philomena Leung
Xiao Yan Ying The Influence of Contextual Factors on External Auditors' Professional Scepticism in China Chris Patel
Xiaomeng Chen Understanding Sources of Accuracy and Inaccuracy in Australian Analysts Earnings Forecasts. Doctor Susan Wright
Xiaoqian Ba

Professor Nonna Martinov-Bennie

Yike Ding Financial decision making: Self attribution and overconfidence

Dr Andreas Hellmann

Zhuoru Zheng An Investigation of Whistle-Blowing as an Internal Control Mechanism in China

Professor Chris Patel

actuarial plus icon Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Student Thesis Title Principal Supervisor
Amir Armanious Associate Professor Geoff Loudon
Ao Lin
Dr Pitt David 
Brian Chu Development of a standard measure for Return-to-Work in Workers' Compensation Schemes Prof. Piet de Jong
Dennis Wellmann Efficient pricing of currency risk in emerging markets based on the difference in interest rate levels

Professor Stefan Trueck

Feng Liu Joint Model for Longitudinal and Event Data Analysis: Application in Credit Risk Assessment

Associate Professor Pitt David

Haijie (Jacky) Weng Return Based Analysis and Value at Risk of Asia-Focused Hedge Funds Professor Stefan Trueck
Jinhui Zhang Numerical Methods for Pricing American Put Options with Regime Switching and Jump. Dr Thomas Purcal
Ka Wai (Stanley) Choi The Role of Enforcement Strategy in Disclosure Regulations

A/Prof Sue Wright

Kai Zhang High frequency volatility in the Australian equity market. Dr De Mello Lurion 
Liang Wang Using Morality Swaps to Hedge the Longevity Risk in Reverse Mortgages Dr Xian Zhou
Martin Gurny Application and verification of methods for determination of probability of default within credit risk management

Professor Stefan Trueck

Nurin Asmuni Retirement Annuity Options for Malaysian Defined Contribution Plan Members Dr Sachi Purcal
Qian Zhao On the time-inconsistent investment and dividend problems Dr Xian Zhou
Rabihah Md.Sum Risk Management Decision Making: The Analytic Hierarchy Process Professor Piet de Jong
Sami Aoude Risk Premiums and Derivative Pricing in Electricity Markets

Prof Stefan Trueck

Shauna Diane Ferris Dr Purcal Thomas 
Shiu Fung Wong An Efficient Valuation of Participating Insurance Contracts Dr Xian Zhou
Syazreen Shair Population Ageing and Health care Dr Thomas Purcal
Thanh Truc Nguyen An investigation of bank risks in Southeast Asia during 1997-2010 Dr Egon Kalotay
Weihao Choo General risk framework Professor Piet de Jong
Xinxin Shang Assoc Loudon Geoffrey 
Yunping Chen Why firms prefer higher level of liquidity? Assoc Geoffrey Loudon

business plus icon Marketing and Management

Student Thesis Title Principal Supervisor
Ahmed Hamed Abdullah Al Shuaili Can advertising creativity overcome competitive interference: Attention and memory. Dr Scott Koslow
Alexander Tevi Good or bad clients? You’ve got to create quality campaigns anyway

Professor Scott Koslow

Ali Khosravi Exploring the Impact of Business Process Orientation on the Financial Performance of Australian Exporting Firms Dr. Peter McGraw
Amanda Bruinwold Riedel It’s not what you know but who you know: The role of social capital in women reaching the boardroom. Lucy Taksa
Betty Frino The relationship between employee engagement and quality of the work environment (QWE): a longitudinal analysis using Australian evidence Professor Ray Markey
Bronwen Harrison The use of awards as signals of performance excellence Dr. Denise Jepsen
Camille Singh "To Buy or Not to Buy" A Study on the Influence of Exposure to Visual Stimuli on Materialism and Brand Preference Associate Lawrence Ang
Charinda Ruwan Yakupiti Keerthipala The role of co-creation in the base of the pyramid: A social justice perspective Dr Steven D'Alessandro
Cherilyn Xue Liu Profe Lucy Taksa
Christine Bilsland Work integrated learning in transnational higher education

Dr. Leanne Carter

Chu Wang Knowledge Management (to be confirmed) Professor Mark Gabbott
Dedar Mahmud The Role of Leaders Personality Image in the Marketing of a Political Party David Gray
Dianne Maree Kirby Teamwork as a Generic Skill for Business Students Associate Professor Leigh Wood
Dominik Chahabadi The Internationalisation Strategies of German Renewable Energy Firms into Developing and Emerging Markets: An Interdependency Model Dr. Meena Chavan
Elham Siuki Assoc Webster Cynthia 
Fahema Talukder Exploring women consumers’ motivation, visual attention and reasoning for their purchase decision at clothing store

DrKanika Meshram

Glen Brian Powell Leadership Development as a strategy for more effective social inclusion: A potential role of voluntary associations. Professor Lucy Taksa
Graham Evans Statutory Individual Agreements Professor Paul Gollan
Heidi Marie Wechtler Personal attributes as appraisal factors of cross cultural adjustment and its shape over time. Mr Peter McGraw
Isabelle Madore Dr Thornthwaite Louise
Jashim Uddin The Impact of Country- of- Origin (COO) on Australian Procurement Managers Professor Greg Elliott
Jerico Pardosi Early-Age Health, Survival and Inequity Issues in a Rural Eastern District of Indonesia

Associate Professor Nick Parr

Julie Bajic Workplace Implications of Depression in Older Clients

Associate Professor Denise Jepsen

Junjun Cheng Relationship, interdependency and cultural adaptation in negotiation: A cross-cultural perspective

Dr Yimin (Stephanie) Huang

Katrina Skellern Identifying the attributes of successful sustainable transitions for traditional manufacturing industry in regions of Australia

Professor Raymond Markey

Kay Naumann Exploring the role of positive customer engagement, customer disengagement and negative customer engagement on consumer well-being within the social services: A TSR perspective.

Dr. Jana Bowden-Everson

Lawrence George Potter Motivations of a Social Entrepreneur Mr Con Korkofingas
Lindie Phillippa Clark Profe Anne Ross-Smith
Marija Dumovic Longitudinal assessment of the change in the employee psychological contract

Associate Professor Denise Jepsen

Nam Nguyen Determinants of customer loyalty in retail banking: A study in the Vietnam retail banks Dr Chris Baumann
Petra Bouvain How Does CSR Reporting in Australia, Germany and the US Differ and How Does it Affect Brand Strategy? Dr Chris Baumann
Priscilla Murphy Conceptions of learning and teaching mathematics Associate Professor Leigh Wood
Rene Abel The balance of exploration and exploitation in inter- and intra-organizational relationships and its performance implications

Dr. Meena Chavan

Sally Hawse Acquiring Wisdom: Embedding Threshold Moments into Expertise Transfer Programs Associate Professor Leigh Wood
Sandra Hartl Rethinking approaches to cross cultural conflict management strategies in transnational organisations - A triangulation of dispute resolution styles between Germany, China and the Middle East. Dr Meena Chavan
Sisi Yang Migrants' Permanent Settlement Intention In Host Cities of Urban China

Associate Professor Fei Guo

Susan Stewart Loane Creating value through social capital within online social networks for people with disabilities or chronic illness Associate Professor Cynthia Webster
Thomas Crichton Smith Inequity across and within Australian schools: Sectoral divide or socio-geographic chasm? Dr Nick Parr
Xianling Zhang Impact of Changes of Population Age Structure on the Key Elements in China’s Economy

Associate Professor Guo Fei

Yishuai Yin The study of financial stability associated to public governmental debt and their management. Dr Nikola Balnave

economics plus icon Economics

Student Thesis Title Principal Supervisor
Alexander Lyall Blair Assoc Turnell Sean 
Arami Lee Analysis on progress and effectiveness of development cooperation of Korea. Dr Daehoon Nahm
Ariadne Katsouras Environmental Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams Dr Andrea Chareunsy
Geoffrey Avery Mean Reversion and profitability through cointegration of financial assets Dr George Milunovich
Jared Bissinger Firm Performance and the Business Environment in Myanmar Associate Professor Sean Turnell
Jing Liao Business and Economics: Biological Sciences - Early-warning systems and managing systemic risks using real-time financial and business conditions indicators Dr Jeffrey Sheen
Jung Soo Park An Econometric Assessment of Technical Trading Rules Dr. Christopher Heaton
Mangadi Kagiso International Commodity Prices and Macroeconomic Policy in Botswana Dr Jeffrey Sheen
Nicholas Vanderkooi Profe Throsby Charles 
Omolayo Abiodun Adebayo Dr Milunovich George 
Osmat Azzam Administration of Health Accounts to Evaluate Health Sector Changes - Low and Middle Income Countries. Doctor Pundarikaksha Mukhopadhaya
Paul Crosby The Australian book industry: authors, publishers and readers in a time of change Prof. David Throsby
Peter Davey An analysis of government pharmaceutical pricing policies to determine their value for use in Australia. Dr Michael Dobbie
Prashan Karunaratne Transforming the Economics Curriculum by Integrating Threshold Concepts

Dr Yvonne Breyer

Rudi Kurniawan Essays on the public debt of Indonesia. Professor Geoffrey Kingston
Sarah Hossain Is ICT gender neutral? Associate Professor Melanie Beresford
Srinivas Kolluru The politics of participation: a critical occupational science analysis of social inclusion policy and entrenched disadvantage Associate Pundarikaksha Mukhopadhaya
Yousun Shin Is Cultural Diversity Taking Place in International Trade in Arts? David Throsby