Deakin Business School news bites.
Deakin’s MBA program is proud to announce its partnership with Business in Heels, a global networking organisation that helps entrepreneurs and women in business grow and develop through professional connections.
Business in Heels was founded in 2012 to assist members in connecting with “professional friends” made through virtual channels and regular local events that are designed to motivate, inspire and connect women from all industries. Headed by two entrepreneurial business women, Lisa Sweeney and Jo Plummer, the organisation now has over 30 branches worldwide and a virtual media reach of more than 26,000 members.
With this wonderful partnership, Deakin’s MBA hopes to encourage enrolment equality across its program. Deakin University prides itself in supporting gender equality, with women making up 52% of academic and 67% of its professional staff. This new partnership between Deakin’s MBA and Business in Heels opens new avenues to increase equality amongst the student cohort.
DBS academic Dr Riza Casidy’s article Religiosity and Digital Piracy: An Empirical Examination (Vol. 37, iss.1, pp. 1-13) was recently quoted by The Independent newspaper (UK). The article discusses the proposition that highly religious people have the strongest views against online piracy. You can access a full version of the story on The Independent website.
DBS academic Dr Chait Guven has been accepted to the Research Institute on Social Cohesion, administered by the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, for his research on English proficiency and integration of immigrants. As a member of the RIOSC, Dr Guven will have the opportunity to participate in research policy and program development, as well as advance the dialogue around social cohesion, multiculturalism, community resiliance and prevent violent extremism.
Economics lecturer, Dr Prasad Bhattacharya recently published two papers:
Syed Kanwar Abbas, Prasad Sankar Bhattacharya, Debdulal Mallick and Pasquale Sgro, 'The New Keynesian Phillips Curve from a Small Open Economy: Evidence from Australia', Economic Record (2016), DOI: 10.1111/1475-4932.12262. [ABDC Journal Rank: A]
Chowdhury, M.T.H., Bhattacharya, P.S., Mallick, D. & Ulubasoglu, M.A., 'Exchange rate regimes and fiscal discipline: The role of trade openness', International Review of Economics and Finance (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.iref.2016.04.013. [ABDC Journal Rank: A]
Wang, Z., A. Lee and M.J. Polonsky “Perceived Egregiousness and Boycott Intensity: Evidence from the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill,” Management Science, forthcoming.
Dr Adrian Raftery will co-chair the Financial Planning Academics Forum (FPAF) for the period of 2016 and 2017. FPAF's mission is to provide academic leadership in financial planning in the key areas of research, tertiary education, curriculum development, government and industry development policy consulting, financial planning professional community development and Australian community interest advocacy.
Deakin’s Financial Planning Course Director, Dr Adrian Raftery, was a panellist on the ‘Your Money Your Call’ show on Foxtel Business Channel 602 on 25 February 2016. Adrian discussed at length what upcoming superannuation changes we could expect to see in the upcoming May Federal Budget plus some strategies. He also provided a few financial planning strategies that viewers called in with their questions. Adrian was joined on the panel by Adam Goldstein from Skeegs Goldstein and Sam Henderson from Henderson Maxwell, the show’s host.
Deakin Business School’s Centre for Economics and Financial Econometrics Research (CEFER), led by Professor Paresh Narayan, has been invited by the Commonwealth Secretariat to consult on issues impacting small states and climate finance.
Over the past five years CEFER has developed unique skills in data analysis and modelling and estimation. It handles large scale data and develops appropriate models to test economic hypotheses. And while CEFER’s work has roots in finance it also operates on a multidisciplinary level, gaining traction with industry including institutions such as the Commonwealth Secretariat.
With climate change a topical issue globally, a key focus of the Commonwealth Secretariat is climate finance, and developing an appropriate policy response. CEFER’s successful bid in becoming a part of an exclusive pool of consultants, demonstrates the centre’s excellence in the field of policy making on a global scale and brings Deakin Business School to the interface of global policy making.
Dr Sheila Nguyen, who recently represented the Australian and New Zealand sporting sector at COP21, was interviewed by The World Today about the role sport can play in environmental sustainability. You can view a transcript and audio summary of the interview on The World Today website.
Dr Shuang Ren has received the 2015 ANZAM Early Career Researcher Award, which is aimed to foster and recognise the research and scholarly achievements of academics who are at an early stage in their career. Dr Ren’s research focuses on emerging leaders, ethical leadership, and Chinese management.
Dr William Yeoh from the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics was recently conferred the prestigious IBM Faculty Award that is rarely bestowed on Australian-based researchers. The internationally competitive award is designed to promote collaborative research and honour outstanding researchers working in disciplines of interest to IBM. It includes $27,500 to support ongoing research. The award also promotes curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines that are strategic to IBM.
Congratulations to Michael Volkov, Director of Teaching and Learning, Department of Marketing, who has received the prestigious 2015 ANZMAC Distinguished Marketing Educator of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to the person judged to have demonstrated sustained excellence and high-level contributions to marketing education.
Dr Sheila Nguyen has received a 2016 Endeavour Australia India Education Council (AIEC) Research Fellowship.
The award is a unique sub-category of the Endeavour Research Fellowship, which aims to support bilateral relationships and provides financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from India and Australia to undertake short-term research in each other's countries.
Congratulations to Dr Nguyen for joining a select group of Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship recipients.
Congratulations to Dr Luisa Lombardi, who in collaboration with Professor Barry Cooper and CPA Australia has received a Business/Higher Education Round Table 2015 Award for Excellence in Accounting Teaching Collaboration. The winning project is titled ‘Indigenous Australian Accounting’ and aims to develop and support activities and strategies that build capacity for Indigenous success.
Background: In 2011, Deakin Business School held a round table event with CPA Australia to discuss opportunities and strategies to support Indigenous Australian students undertaking accounting and commerce studies. The round table was the precursor for the Indigenous Accountants Australia (IAA) initiative which commenced in 2012, managed by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. CPA Australia awarded a competitive research grant of $60,000 in 2014 to Dr Luisa Lombardi and Professor Barry J Cooper to investigate the role of educators, employers and the accounting profession in providing opportunities for Indigenous Australians to enter the field of accounting. In September 2015, Deakin Business School's inaugural Indigenous Accounting and Business conference was held.
Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Polonsky and his team (Australina Red Cross Blood Service, University of Western Sydney, and the Australian Catholic University) have received the prestigious NSW Multicultural Health Communication Award for their work on the ARC project, which examins blood donations among African migrants.
The award is presented to individuals and organisations which produce quality resources to assist multicultural communities to more easily access health services.