Melbourne Business School Faculty and Research

Faculty and Research

Through original research, we unleash ideas to shape a sustainable future.

Innovation is the result of experimentation and the generation of new ideas. 

Innovation is the result of experimentation and the generation of new ideas. 

Over six decades, our faculty have been at the forefront of research. As economic, social and environmental issues converge, business leaders face increasingly complex problems.

Data driven multi-disciplinary research provides solutions to such challenges. Our faculty are active researchers in business disciplines, and their work is frequently published in leading international academic journals. This expertise is translated into both the classroom and boardroom to provide insights into novel solutions to organisational challenges.

Our Faculty

The calibre of our faculty and research culture makes us Australia’s leading business school.

The calibre of our faculty and research culture makes us Australia’s leading business school.

Our faculty come from 19 countries across the globe and are regularly sought by media and industry bodies for expert commentary. Their service to the business and academic community includes board directorships and editorships of prestigious international journals.


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Research Strengths

While our faculty possess expertise across all MBA disciplines, we have particular strength in the following areas.

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Analytics and Operations

Understanding the data behind decisions and optimising efficiency in the production of goods and services

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Financial Markets and Economics

Analysis of the external financial environment and monetary policy and its impact on the organisation

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Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Managing and motivating people, the firm’s greatest competitive asset

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Strategy and Marketing

Connecting the organisation’s purpose and values to firm strategy and customers

PhD Supervision

Our mission is to equip leaders with the knowledge and tools for a sustainable future.

Our mission is to equip leaders with the knowledge and tools for a sustainable future.

This includes harnessing the ingenuity of the next generation of academics. Our faculty commit to this by supervising PhD students. An intensive process lasting several years, faculty will mentor students and closely work with them as they push the boundaries of current knowledge.

We supervise doctoral research in the areas of business administration and analytics. To find a faculty member at MBS who may be available to provide suitable supervision, consult the list of academic faculty. To find out more information about this program, including details on how to apply, refer to the University of Melbourne course guide.

PhD Students

Dr. Ruben Loaiza-Maya
PhD (Business Administration),
2018

Ruben completed his PhD in statistics and econometrics. His research focuses on developing models and estimation methods that can be applicable to large data sets with multiple and highly dependent variables.

Dr. Muralee Das
PhD (Business Administration),
2017

With a background in senior executive roles in international sports management, Muralee’s PhD thesis focused on leadership and firms’ processes that deliver blended value and the leadership of social entrepreneurs.

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Nazanin Babolmorad
PhD (Business Administration),
Currently Studying

Nazanin’s research lies at the intersection between finance and computer science, with a focus on extracting information from textual data for financial markets.

Research Within Reach

Quality academic research has the potential to positively impact every aspect of business life.

Quality academic research has the potential to positively impact every aspect of business life.

It’s a demanding process involving rigorous peer reviews before publication in leading academic journals.

Research Within Reach is a quarterly publication that shines a light on new research, translating this work into an accessible guide for organisations seeking the latest in thought leadership.

View the most recent publications below:

Recently Published

 

Feeling Good by Doing Good: A Selfish Motivation for Ethical Choice
Remi Trudel, Jill G Klein, Sankar Sen, Niraj Dawar - Journal of Business Ethics, September 2020

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Understanding Difficult Consumer Transitions: The In/Dividual Consumer in Permanent Liminality
Samuelson Appau, Julie L Ozanne and Jill G Klein - Journal of Consumer Research, August 2020

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Media Coverage and IPO Pricing Around the World
Yangyang Chen, Abhinav Goyal, Madhu Veeraraghavan and Leon Zolotoy - Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, July 2020

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Research Handbook on Gender and Negotiation
Mara Olekalns and Jessica A. Kennedy - Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd - July 2020

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