Since AIBE’s inception in late 2014, we have developed strong partnerships with organisations in Queensland, interstate and overseas. Working with these organisations, AIBE’s researchers are investigating areas such as:

  • Disruption potential and impacts on existing energy providers
  • Flexible work practices
  • The business efficiency of health services
  • Innovation and productivity in the mining industry
  • Industry and economic forecasts
  • Legal analysis
  • International policy
  • Central banking systems
  • Bond markets


Together, our researchers can tackle issues with global impact.

Not if, when. The campaign to create change.

Research expertise

AIBE’s research priorities are in the areas of:

Applied economics

Applied economics is the analysis of economic events by the use of empirical techniques, real-world data and economic theory.

Business analytics

Business Analytics is a broad research stream focused on facilitating insight generation from data with the view to improve business performance. It incorporates topics of process analysis and improvement, data analytics (of transactional, external, open, and/or social media data) and data governance.

Strategy and innovation

Strategy and Innovation comprises multiple streams of research which include a focus on:

  • enablers and challenges in the process of bringing innovative products and services to the market in both new venture, established firms and social enterprises
  • fostering strategic thinking to prepare and position organisation’s in a rapidly changing business environment
  • corporate entrepreneurship and disruptive business models.
  • the role of disruptive business models in the context of new, small and large firms as well as social enterprises.

We also have access to applied researchers in other fields of accounting, business information systems, finance, management, marketing, tourism, and law.

Excellence in Research for Australia Assessment (2015) rated BEL fields of research well above world standard (5) for: Economic theory; Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services; Business and Management; Tourism; and Information Systems.