Key Research Areas & Projects

Governance, Risks and Disclosure

Research Area Champion: Professor Nava Subramaniam

Key Projects:

  1. An assessment of mergers and collaborations within the Australian not-for-profit health sector. Funded by: CPA Australia (2017)
  2. Risk Management Systems and Implications for Carbon Emission Reporting and Reduction – A study of Australian Carbon Intensive Firms. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2011 Round 1 (2011 to 2015)

Business and Resource Constrained Innovation

Research Area Champion: Dr Gerrit de Waal

Key Projects:

In 2017 Gerrit established a small team of RMIT researchers that embarked on several collaborative research projects in Resource-Constrained Innovation, in particular, Frugal Innovation, with leading experts at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)(http://cfi.global-innovation.net/?cat=4). Of particular interest are the food processing, education and accounting industries.

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Corporate Accountability, Law and Human Rights 

Research Area Champion: Dr Shelley Marshall

Key Projects:

  1. Labour Law, Development And Poverty Alleviation In Low And Middle Income Countries. Funded by: UK Economic and Social Research Council, ESRC (2013-14)
  2. Evaluating redress mechanisms governing the human rights practices of transnational business: lessons for institutional design and operation. Funded by: Australian Research Council (ACT, ACT, Australia) (2011-2014)

Ethics, Professionalisation and Public Interest

Research Area Champion: Associate Professor Eva Tsahuridu

Key Projects: 

  1. CPA Australia Asia-Pacific Governance Survey 2014. Funded by: CPA Australia
  2. Whistling While They Work 2: Improving Managerial Responses To Whistleblowing In Public & Private Sector Organisations. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project

Management Controls, Social Impact and Performance

Research Area Champion: Professor Alan Lowe

Key Projects:

An assessment of mergers and collaborations within the Australian not-for-profit health sector. Funded by: CPA Australia (2017)

Historical Analysis and Critical Thought Development

Research Area Champion: Dr Laura Maran

Key Projects:

Interdisciplinary team learning: a win-win game?. Funded by: AFAANZ Research Fund Annual Grant 2015 from (2015 to 2016)