Research is a core activity of the College of Business. Our staff are dedicated to both knowledge creation (through research) and knowledge dissemination (through industry engagement and teaching).
We aim to provide high quality knowledge outcomes, robust policy advice, and critical analyses on the challenges confronting business, government, and the community sector. Our research interests extend across the globe, but we have a special expertise in the Asia Pacific region.
The leading researchers in the College are internationally recognised and regularly publish in the best journals. They bring to their work expertise from the disciplines of management, law, accounting, information and communications technology (ICT), information management, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, economics, and finance. Part of our mission is to explore ways of connecting business and design.
The College hosts a number of research centres and groups distinguished by their commitment to research excellence and industry engagement. These are:
- Markets, Behaviour, and Strategy Research Group
- Australian APEC Study Centre
- Centre for Innovative Justice
Doctoral education is a priority for us. Our innovative Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) aims to produce graduates who are recognised globally for their broader skills and capacity to engage with industry. These qualities will differentiate our PhD graduates and provide them with an employment advantage. Doctoral supervision is conducted by strong researchers with wide experience in the role. The DTC also offers scholarships aligned to strategic research problems and research groups.
The College of Business has a superb location in the heart of Melbourne. This enables researchers to establish close links with industry, whether it is with business, government, or the wider community. Collaboration is a vital component of our research culture and practice. We invite you to join with us in pursuing innovative research at the RMIT College of Business.
Prof Geoffrey Stokes, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research
About the Business Research Office (BRO)
The Business Research Office (BRO) develops and manages the research administration and implementation of research policy for the College of Business to strengthen the research profile of the College.
In keeping with the strategic direction of the University and the College, the BRO team helps the Business Schools achieve:
- Excellence in research training and scholarship
- Increased research activity and income from research grants
- Increased numbers of recognised research publications
Some of the functions of the BRO include research student administration and research reporting and administration for the College. Also College level policy development concerning research and research training issues such as supervision are dealt with by the BRO. The BRO also promotes research within the College and publicises the achievements that are being made by researchers within the College in strengthening the research profile of the College of Business.
Research Expertise and Affiliations
Research at the RMIT College of Business covers a broad range of business discipline areas, reflecting the activities of our Schools. The College has focused on increasing its research base by supporting our established academic researchers of national and international standing and encouraging emerging researchers and scholars.
Market Behaviour and Strategy
The Market Behaviour and Strategy Research Group brings a cross-disciplinary panel of expertise fundamental challenges in social science.
Behavioural Business Lab
The Behavioural Business Lab is a multi-disciplinary team studying business decision-making using psychological approaches.
The Consumer Culture Theory and Market Dynamics Research Group
The Consumer Culture Theory and Market Dynamics (CCTMD) Research Group comprises researchers who focus on issues at the nexus of markets and society through an enhanced understanding of consumer culture, and how it informs consumer practices and consumer based insights.
International Development and Trade Research Group
The International Development and Trade Research Group seeks to undertake collaborative research with industry and contribute to policy debates surrounding international development and trade and therefore play a key role in driving global business innovation.
The Australian APEC Study Centre
The Australian APEC Study Centre supports APEC’s strategic, economic, social and educational objectives throughout the Asia-Pacific region through institutional capacity building and research.
Centre for Innovative Justice
The Centre for Innovative Justice will research, translate, advocate and apply innovative/alternative ways to improve the justice system.
The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
New Ventures, Fluctuating Emotions and Challenges to Wellbeing
9th Colloquium on Qualitative Research Methods in Business and Accounting
The 9th colloquium will cover a range of qualitative research methods and issues in the business and commerce-related disciplines
Governance and Sustainability Conference 2017
Innovative Governance and Sustainable Pathways in a Disruptive Environment.