Academic staff from the College of Business were successful in one Discovery Indigenous application administered by the College of Design and Social Context and two Discovery Project applications.
Details of these grants are outlined below:
ARC Discovery Indigenous grant of $529,000 over three years (2015-2017) for the project titled Wellbeing not Winning: remote Indigenous identity and organised sport awarded to Associate Professor Barry Judd from the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and Dr Timothy Butcher from the School of Management.
This project addresses the problem of how participation in organised sport affects identity and everyday life in remote Indigenous communities, both positively and negatively. The project aims to provide an understanding of the role of organised sport in Indigenous identity construction in remote Australia and thus open opportunities for equitable and reconciliatory modes of participation.
ARC Discovery project grant of $289,715 over three years (2015-2017) for the project titled Public Wi-Fi as Urban Infrastructure - the Australian Case awarded to Dr Ian McShane, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Dr Mark Gregory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr Prateek Goorha, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, and Professor Catherine A Middleton, Ryerson University, Canada.
This project aims to fill major empirical and knowledge gaps about investment rationales, uses, and impacts of public Wi-Fi networks, and inform development of urban and communications policies.
ARC Discovery project grant of $210,100 over three years (2015-2017) for a project that aims to develop a framework that depicts the interplay of political connections, institutional factors, corporate governance, media coverage and firm value.
In this collaborative project where the University of Queensland is the administering organisation, Professor Jing Shi, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, is the second listed investigator.
The research team led by Professor Tom Smith, University of Queensland, also includes Professor Terence O'Neill, Bond University, Associate Professor Kathleen Walsh, Australian National University, Associate Professor Karen Benson, University of Queensland, Business School, Professor Gary G Tian, University of Wollongong, Assistant Professor Yongxiang, USC Marshall School of Business, and Dr Mamiza Haq, University of Queensland, Business School.
This project investigates how political connections enhance the value of firms in China and how this changes as the market transitions.