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Research Strengths

The UniSA Business School is recognised and respected for our 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; over the past four years, our research income has doubled, and we have seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of articles that our researchers published in top-tier journals.

The real story, however, is about our impact. 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 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, all of our research was assessed at either above world standard or at world standard. 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, like-minded research institutions in North America, Europe, the UK and are building equally exciting new relationships in Asia.

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.


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UniSA Business School Research Office
City West Campus, Level 5, Way Lee Building, 37-44 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

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