The UniSA Business School is recognised and respected for a comprehensive research program inspired by the contemporary challenges facing Australia and its region. Our focus is always on finding practical solutions and creating new knowledge.
Numbers tell part of the story. Our per capita research funding is more than twice the Australian average, and over the past four years our research income has doubled, and we have seen a 50% increase in the number of articles our researchers published in top-tier journals.
The real story is about our impact, however. We work with more than 200 companies, governments and organisations, and many of these are long-standing relationships built on common goals and shared values. We are proud that we have helped many partners change the way they make decisions, develop policies and do business.
In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings all of our research was assessed as world-class. We have particular strengths in Marketing and Management and are one of only three business schools globally with an academic focus on SME business growth.
We have strong links, individually and collectively, with leading and like-minded research institutions in North America, Europe and the UK and are building equally exciting new relationships in Asia.
Our strengths in research include
Professor Byron Sharp
Growing brands across the globe.
Associate Professor Anne Sharp
Helping organisations understand human motivation and behaviour.
Dr Akshay Vij
The evolution of modern transport.
Professor Andrew Beer
Caring for elderly Australians in an ageing population.
Professor Nicola Pless and Professor Thomas Maak
Responsible leadership in a changing world.
Professor Carol Tilt
Corporate social responsibility in developing economies.
Professor Ying Zhu
Developing global business partnerships.
Professor Susan Freeman
Understanding the drivers of modern global business.
Dr Ian O'Boyle
Helping sports organisations maximise their performance.
Dr Mia Rahim
Socially responsible corporate cultures.
Dr Ping Xiong and Professor Roman Tomasic
Examining Chinese state-owned enterprises
Transforming change in the Chinese wine industry
Learn how the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science utilises its research to make transformational changes to the wine industry in China.
The prevalence of elder abuse in South Australia
Professor Wendy Lacey leads a research project which looks at the prevalence of elder abuse in South Australia. The project involves researchers from the disciplines of law, social work, and linguistics.
Helping industry engage with China
Targeted research from the Australian Centre for Asian Business is allowing the City of Charles Sturt to better engage with China, providing growth opportunities for local businesses.
Over 200 external partners support our research, which is inspired by the contemporary challenges of our region.
More research insights from UniSA
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