Research

The School of Management, UNSW Australia Business School focuses on applied research with the potential to improve the effectiveness of organisations and staff wellbeing.

This includes complementary disciplines such as occupational health & safety, behavioural psychology, international business & change management. Our research is characterised by rigour, relevance and collaborative innovation, and our academics publish in high quality international journals and present their work at leading conferences such as the Academy of Management and the European Group for Organisation Studies.

Members of the School conduct individual and team research which often includes networks of scholars in North America, Europe and Asia. Research funding has come from diverse sources including the Australian Research Council (ARC), and key private, public and cooperative bodies.

Rigour

Our academics publish in high quality international journals and present their work at leading conferences such as the Academy of Management and the European Group for Organisation Studies.

Relevance

Our focus is on applied research that has a potential impact on the effectiveness of organisations and the well-being of employees.

Collaborative innovation

Our preference is for collaborative research that significantly advances particular research areas, stimulating others to pursue complementary studies and to make connections across the disciplines that comprise the field of organisation studies.

Innovation in the Australian Mid-Market Project

One of the major research projects within the school is the innovation in the Australian mid-market project. The project is support by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant in collaboration with industry partner Pitcher Partners (LP140100838). The investigators of the project are Steven Lui, Chris Jackson, George Shinkle and Salih Zeki Ozdemir. The postdoctoral research fellow is Benjamin Walker. The first study is an interview study of 35 firms, the second study is a laboratory study that primes the thinking styles of managers, and the third study is a two-wave survey study investigating the impact of managerial thinking style on innovation. See the executive reports for Study One and Study Two.