COSC is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the College of Business and Law at RMIT University. Our researchers examine contemporary business, policy and societal challenges to find evidence-based solutions to create inclusive, equitable and thriving organisations. Our work is grounded in academic theory and rigour with relevance for business, Government, not for profit and community organisations.
Our collaborative and impactful research spans efforts to develop diverse and healthy workplaces, promote equity-centred stakeholder engagement and action; and build purpose-driven organisations. This equips organisations to become better employers whilst more meaningfully serving their customers and external stakeholders.
Our four research themes focus specifically on driving social change within and through organisations to advance gender equality, multicultural inclusion, health and wellbeing and positive ageing.
We currently have significant various and diverse expert academics that examine core business areas across organisations, including the fields of management, human resource management, industrial relations, economics, finance, marketing, information systems, accounting and entrepreneurship. The Centre promotes a vibrant research environment that spans early career, mid-career and established researchers whilst supporting higher degree by research students.