HDR Poster Competition

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HDR posters presentation

College of Business staff and HDR candidates are encouraged to attend this exciting event, where you can hear from candidates presenting their research posters.

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Vote for your favourite

Make sure you check out the posters in Building 13, level 3, room 7 from Tuesday 8 October, or click on the links below. Voting closes 5 pm, Monday 14 October.

Only one vote is permitted per person, and the winner of the popular vote will be announced at the College of Business Research Showcase Awards on Thursday 17 October.

Poster 1

A study of the relationship between GCC culture and GCC workplace motivation

Jessica Bellingham

This research is important because it aims to explore the relationship between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) state & culture, particularly Bedouin tribalistic values and GCC workplace motivation to determine their impact on GCC organisational behaviour and productivity.The primary research question is how can an understanding of the relationship between GCC culture and workplace motivation be used to construct a heuristic framework to guide more effective management?

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Poster 2

Recruiting international students with social media

Louis Fernandes

This research seeks to understand how social media influences students' decisions; and if socio-economic cultural language and peer groups influence this decision.Following a post-positivist paradigm, the study uses convergent interviews with commencing International students to identify factors that influence the decision making process.

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Poster 3

Proposing a Social Motivation Framework to Enhance Learning using Gamification Techniques

Justin Filippou

This research proposes a framework to outline how to use social forces and gamification to motivate students to study outside of class time. By understanding the types of motivation experienced by students and the processes that can be used to modify behaviour, social networking features used in a considered way are expected to lead to enhancements in learning.

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Poster 4

Business value of IT in healthcare: An analysis

Peter Haddad

Investing in information technology has been seen as a key strategy to achieve the complex balance between high medical costs and enhanced medical procedures.Although there has been much work done in this area , measuring 'the business value of IT' in healthcare is yet to be investigated. The concept of 'business value of IT' has been a major point of interest and research in the last few decades and it links the impact of IT and the organisational performance.

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Poster 5

Climate change adaptation strategy of the agricultural seed industry in Australia


This research aims to explore how companies in the agricultural seed industry in Australia are formulating their business strategy concerning climate change adaptation.Based on interviews of company managers in the industry and related experts, no specific pattern of strategy currently exists within the industry.

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Poster 6

User benefits and costs of the types of information on social networking sites


This research is an evaluation of the types of information the users present on their social networking sites (SNS) to establish resulting benefits and costs to the users. It will be accomplished using mixed method research. This research is significant due to the ever growing number of SNS users, SNS information analysed daily for marketing and other use, SNS information downloaded and stored by search engines and other databases which can have further ramifications.

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Poster 7

Modeling the hardest decision parents will make: School choice

Sean Leaver

Discrete Choice Modeling (DCM) will be used to understand the behavioural decision rules parents use in choosing schools for their children and how choice sets are evaluated to find their 'best choice'. Of specific interest will be choice between public schools where quasi - markets exist with school quality being reflected in house prices. If parents are not making classical rational choice decisions this research will have important implications for economics & education policy that have not previously been identified.

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Poster 8

Chinese medicine clinic information system

Catherine Han Lin

This research looks at how to design an appropriate Chinese medicine clinic system to assist Chinese medicine clinics daily key processes with the involvements of information technology. In addition, given the strong need of specialist knowledge and expertise, key knowledge management concepts will be incorporated. A single case study integrating design science and action research methodologies is used to build and develop the proposed system.

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Poster 9

The future of work: collaboration, transparency and power

Julian Waters-Lynch

In 1999 Bernie DeKoven coined the term 'coworking' to describe an emergent pattern of digital freelancers and startup entrepreneurs sharing space. By the start of 2012 there were more than 1200 spaces in operation with approximately one opening each day somewhere in the world. This thesis combines futures research methodology (causal layered analysis) with ethnographic methods (photo elicitation) to explore the growing culture of coworking communities as proto-institutions.

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Poster 10

Motivating Security Compliance: Insight from Protection Motivation and Goal- Orientation

Hiep Pham

The project explores intrinsic motivational factors that influence organisational user's information security compliance. Organisations have found that it is essential to motivate system users to comply with information security measures and policies on a regular basis. The research aims to obtain an understanding of the relationship between self-protection motivation, information security goal orientations, and security compliance behaviour. The outcome of the research will facilitate the establishment of a security training program and communication strategy to increase sustained self-regulated information system security compliance from the employees.

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Only one vote is permitted per person, and the winner of the popular vote will be announced at the College of Business Research Showcase Awards.