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 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
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.
Designa Monologues: Why Henry David Thoreau?
In celebration of the Thoreau bicentennial, Dr John Lenarcic (School of Business IT and Logistics) will present the big ideas of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) for this month’s regular discussion.
Research with impact – reality or rhetoric? More than ever marketing academics are challenged to demonstrate the impact of their research.
7th Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network Conference 2017
The ABEN conference brings academics together to discuss and debate the nature, intent, effects and futures of business ethics in Australasia and beyond.