Research Expertise, Centres and Affiliations

Research at RMIT College of Business covers a broad range of discipline areas across our Schools in accounting, business, business IT and logistics, economics, finance, law, management and marketing.

Our researchers are widely published in prestigious journals and publications and attract a range of successful grants and partnerships.

Research Centres and Affiliations

Actively engaged in a range of prestigious research partnerships, our researchers work individually, in teams and participate in projects through our research centres

Our areas of expertise

The College of Business has identified the following as their research concentrations.

  • Accounting Education
  • Applied Economic Modelling
  • Business Education
  • Corporate Governance/ Social Responsibility
  • E-Government and E-Health
  • Empirical Microeconomics
  • Employment Relations
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Financial Markets
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information, Security and Knowledge Management
  • International Business Studies
  • Internet Law
  • Investments and Commodity Pricing
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Sustainability, Behaviour and Theory
  • Societal Value of Information Technology
  • Strategic Management

While our research expertise extends further, we find these broad research concentrations generally provide a framework for us to assist organisations to function more efficiently in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work

The Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work promotes and facilitates social science research in these areas, giving particular attention to the Asia Pacific region. The Centre encourages theoretically informed analysis to underpin informed evidence-based policy and practice. It has an interdisciplinary focus covering business and labour law, employment relations, organisational studies, industrial relations, gender studies, globalisation and logistics, political economy, sociology and business and labour history.

Centre for Business Education Research

The Centre for Business Education Research (CBER) undertakes cutting-edge research into promoting excellence in innovative world best practices business education. A distinctive feature of CBER is a focus on inter-disciplinary research into business education. CBER members engage with industry, government and professional bodies to address skills and training issues and conduct research to resolve business problems.

Centre for Innovative Justice

The Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) will research, translate, advocate and apply innovative/alternative ways to improve the justice system, locally, nationally and internationally, with a particular focus on appropriate/non-adversarial dispute resolution, therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice.

APEC Study Centre

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Centre at RMIT University’s College of Business, together with its component facility, the Melbourne APEC Finance Centre, promote Australia’s, Victoria’s and RMIT’s strategic, economic, social and educational objectives throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The Centre also manages training programs, conferences and symposia on issues related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.


As part of a global University, RMIT researchers have a commitment to research that builds understanding by practical investigation into the problems it encounters in the world around it. Our research agendas are global in their conception and represent a response to the global environment; they also complement the teaching programs which we offer with our Asian partners, making us part of their cities, industries and communities. At Asia@RMIT we come together to share our research on Asia and learn from each other.

Business research supervisors

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