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  • Developing Technologies for Enhancing Ethical Procurement in Supply Chains The PhD candidate will be part of a research team work and experienced researchers who have established relationships with garment or footwear businesses who source production across a number of countries, and are interested in adopting new and existing technologies to improve their capacity to track and monitor their supply chains.
  • Distributed Ledger Technologies, Law, and Governance: Opportunities and Challenges Distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are a set of digital technologies developing open, peer-to-peer, distributed ledgers to record transactions between multiple parties in a verifiable and tamper resistant way. As a result, DLTs enable systems where people, Artificial Intelligence agents, or Internet of Things objects can interact in a trusted and virtually frictionless network.
  • Economic and Social Impacts of Mining The aim of this research project is to identify both the economic and social impacts of mining. Further, this will be achieved at both national and community levels using mixed methods and the latest empirical techniques. The policies that maximise the impacts of mining will be identified.
  • Emotional rollercoaster of the nascent entrepreneurial process The entrepreneurial context is characterized by high uncertainty and complexity. The rational approach in such a situation is to not act but collect more information to reduce uncertainty, evaluate options, and act only if estimated benefits outweigh costs.
  • Enhancing Adoption of 3D Printing in Medical Technology Industry through Data Driven Decision Making The project investigates the adoption of disruptive technologies by focusing on the case of 3D Printing (3DP) in the Medical Technology (MedTech) industry. The expected outcome is a comprehensive decision making tool for companies in the MedTech industry who want to adopt 3DP as a production method. This is done by developing innovative optimisation tools to capture technological, market, and regulatory barriers for companies. The impact will be to unlock the potential of AM applications in the MedTech, which will benefit potential new entrants to the industry, incumbent firms, health care system, and patients in Australia. Our approach is based on data driven methodologies to carry state of art and research.
  • Enhancing Australian Agriculture Supply Chain Performance through Data Driven Decision Making Agriculture is a key sector in Australia economy. After coal exports, agriculture products have highest share of export in Australia. Agriculture supply chain encompass farmers, processors, warehouses, distributors (logistics companies) and retailers. Increasing efficiency in agriculture supply chain through supply chain integration and collaboration is receiving high attentions in the recent years.
  • Enhancing Emergency Response to Supply Chain Disruptions This project aims to develop new optimisation service models to design and build adaptive emergency service networks, in terms of the optimal number, locations and capacity of emergency service facilities, to reduce operational costs and improve response time to emergency calls.
  • Entrepreneurship by Migrants and Refugees This project will investigate the factors that lead migrants and refugees to move into entrepreneurship rather than seek regular employment. Further, the project will explore how the social, political, and economic context of migrants and refugees influences their capabilities and behaviours in the start-up process as they reconstitute their identity in the host country.
  • Impact of entrepreneurial activities on those not directly involved Entrepreneurs are often portrayed as superheroes. There is an expectation on entrepreneurs to significantly contribute to job creation, innovativeness, economic prosperity, and social wellbeing. However, research shows that firms are created by ‘everyday’ persons who do not possess superhuman powers.
  • Improving Port’s Efficiency and Global Competitiveness This project represents a program of research, under the Global Logistics and Maritime Studies Group (GLAM), that aims to develop modelling tools and management frameworks to enable ports to enhance operational efficiency, workforce productivity and environmental sustainability through optimal use of their resources to provide cost-effective, safe and high quality services, thereby strengthening their global competitive positions.
  • Innovation Management Innovation's dual nature has been conceptualised from both process and outcome perspectives. As a process, it can be managed, but because it is a context-dependent phenomenon that is influenced by environmental, organisational and individual level variables, the difficulty in doing so is widely acknowledged
  • Opening up for Open Innovation: Unveiling the cognitive characteristics of individuals Open innovation (OI) starts with mental representations of ‘being open’. The tendency towards being open is rooted in how and why individual processes external information –this information in OI is beset with uncertainties – be laden with situations characterising emotional and psychological stress. Psychological stress is costly – economically and socially with implications for individual and organisational well-being.
  • Performance Innovation in Sport Sport as a business and recreational pursuit has been the beneficiary of innovation directed at both the spectator experience and athlete performance. Regarding the latter, innovation in equipment and clothing can provide the athlete with greater speed, accuracy or endurance, often measured in micro-seconds.
  • PhD Scholarship - The Value of Industry Associations The aim of this project is to explore how industry associations might play a more significant role in economic growth, innovation and development than previously thought.
  • PhD Scholarship in Management – ‘Work of Social Care’ Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a PhD scholarship to undertake a higher degree by research through Professor Sara Charlesworth and Dr Fiona Macdonald at the Centre for People, Organisation and Work at RMIT University.
  • Reframing Housing Affordability Housing affordability has been a contentious topic for many decades. This research will look to explore some of the reasons for this contention. In particular, how and to what extent do (financially) vulnerable households make trade-offs between necessities such as electricity and water. Further, how the decisions vary across time and space.
  • Regulatory sandboxes and innovation capabilities: An exploratory study Anchored in this ongoing discussion around the relationship between FinTech and Regulation for Financial Innovation, this proposal by bringing multiple insights from key informants in financial services, aims at exploring how regulatory sandboxes can help in building long-term experimentation capabilities that are essential to innovation?
  • Reversing the Decline of Innovation in Australian Manufacturing and Services The aim of the project is to investigate the pattern of Australian firms’ innovation, in terms of technological (product and process) as well as non-technological (marketing and organisational) innovations. This will be done by analysing the enabling and inhibiting factors at micro and macro levels, using large scale data representative of firms in various Knowledge Intensive Sectors, regions, and size classes. This is much needed and timely because Australian firms’ innovation ranks poorly against other countries and has declined persistently since the years preceding the Global Financial Crisis.
  • Social Impact Investing: The Nature, Meaning and Role of Performance Metrics Not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) in Australia face unprecedented economic constraints as traditional government-supported funding declines and service demand grows. Impact investor funds are potentially critical to fill this funding gap; however, we know relatively little about what information impact investors need (Dembeck et al., 2017; Gilchrist and Knight, 2016), including what type of reports, and what level of comparable data, investors require on NFPs’ service performance and social impact. There is also little knowledge of how investors use NFP information, and on their needs or preferences for assurance of NFPs’ service performance reports. This study will assess how NFPs can provide better information to impact investors for making more informed investment decisions.
  • Spatially Integrated Models to Improve Urban Freight Transport Systems The project aims to develop a “sustainable urban freight distribution,” model which maximises the distribution efficiency, while minimising the environmental and social impacts, of the distribution of goods in urban areas. It aims to optimise the complete door-to-door logistics chain to enhance liveability of urban areas as places to live and work.
  • The Influence of IT artefacts, collaboration, and open innovation in the success of the front end of innovation The present study proposes to focus on organizational resources that Weingarten et al. (2013) refer to as non-IT resources. Specifically, the research will investigate how an open innovation climate and external collaboration influence the usage of new media (i.e., project wikis, cloud-based file sharing, and dedicated open innovation tools) and social networking IT (i.e. weblogs, Twitter, and Facebook/LinkedIn/Google Plus) at the front end of innovation.
  • Tony Naughton Memorial PhD Scholarship in Economics, Finance and Marketing This scholarship is being offered for an outstanding candidate in one of the disciplines offered by the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing in recognition of Professor Tony Naughton, Head of School from 2003 to 2013.
  • Understanding career progression and promotion: a systematic review of actual career paths The RMIT Diversity and Inclusion Gender Equality Action Plan highlighted that the university’s “performance in relation to gender equality in particular shows significant room for improvement” because “women are underrepresented in senior academic and executive ranks and certain occupations and disciplines” (p.1).
  • Understanding the impact of personal brand promotion, communication, confidence and leadership styles on career progression and promotion Why is it that ‘after much debate and numerous strategies, universities are still grappling with systemic gender inequality’ (O'Keeffe 2017, n.p.)?
  • Using home Equity to "Age in Place" Many retiree households want to age in place (Productivity Commission, 2015). Yet innovative measures that can (and do) facilitate this are not appropriately understood by industry stakeholders including policy makers. This includes the ability to self-finance this choice through the use of housing equity.
  • Wellbeing of young entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship is a career option for young people - even to the extent that many young people might be expected create their jobs. The recently announced Government Youth Employment Packagewill include measures worth $88.6 million over four years to encourage Australians to start a business and create their own job.
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