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

  • Flexible work practices

  • The business efficiency of health services

  • Industry and economic forecasts

  • Legal analysis

  • International policy

  • Central banking systems

  • Bond markets

  • Innovation and productivity in the mining industry

  • Disruption potential and impacts on existing energy providers

Strategy and innovation

Our research expertise and focus on Strategy and Innovation Research comprise multiple streams of research which includes a focus on:

  • building capacity within the start-up ecosystem by developing a clear framework for understanding how entrepreneurs successfully launch high impact new ventures
  • the role of innovative business models in creating new markets and disrupting existing markets
  • enablers and challenges in the process of bringing innovative products and services to the market in startups, small businesses, corporates and social enterprises
  • developing and implementing strategic change to position organisation’s in a rapidly changing business environment
  • corporate innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in a changing business landscape
  • preparing managers and executives to succeed in the context disruption and change.

Our strategy and innovation team

Our strategy and innovation research team has expertise in: 

  • social psychology of entrepreneurship
  • economics of innovation
  • behavioural economics of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • strategic planning in a changing business landscape across the financial service industry, health, education, energy and telecommunication
  • research capability to uncover novel insights by executing rigorous survey design and developing in-depth case studies
  • develop actionable recommendation for managers, executives and policy-makers.

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.

AIBE funded and supported research

AIBE has an objective to support and showcase applied research across the three schools of Business, Economics and Law. We has set up an internal funding scheme to support BEL researchers in an applied projects. The general aim of the funding scheme is:

Support and develop new applied research projects and assist in establishing collaborative research agreements with business and government.

Projects are innovative, cutting-edge applied research and strong support from business or government.

The projects will provide a solid basis for an ARC Linkage application to continue the research.

Access to Justice

Access to Justice: Technology, Innovation and Sustainability - TC Beirne School of Law

Australian Institute for Business and Economics
The aim of this project is to test the efficiency and sustainability of online applications to deliver consumer legal information and access to justice.
Commonwealth government

An Efficient Collaborative Mechanism To End Phoenix Company Behaviour - TC Beirne School of Law

Australian Institute for Business and Economics
The Commonwealth government is suffering a shortfall in revenue from uncollected tax obligations in the amount of approximately three billion dollars annually. This shortfall primarily arises because of phoenix company behaviour.
Asia-Pacific Labour Barometer

Asia-Pacific Labour Barometer: Developing tourism workforce intelligence - UQ Business School

Australian Institute for Business and Economics
This project aims to develop a commercialisable tourism labour barometer to be used by governments, business and related organisations across the Asia-Pacific region to track and map workforce trends for a more sustainable development of the industry and supporting long-term growth.

Developing expertise in entrepreneurship - A research-driven approach - UQ Business School

Australian Institute for Business and Economics
Empirical evidence will address inconclusive findings on how to best support start-ups (Crossroads, 2015; 2016) which receives an unprecedented focus and debate across State and Federal government.

The Dandelion Program of Autism Employment - Development of a Mental Health Framework for Sustainable Autism Employment - UQ Business School

Australian Institute for Business and Economics
This novel project will synthesise the experience of experts in supporting employees on the autism spectrum such as clinicians along with the experiences of autistic employees themselves with the aim of developing a Mental Health Framework that employers can utilise to effectively identify and manage the needs of employees on the spectrum.