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Postgraduate eguide : 2010
14 www.uow.eDu.Au/future/poStgrAD poStgrADuAte guIDe 2010 The UOW Faculty of Commerce is distinguished as one of a select global network of universities that are a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). As a signatory to PRME, the UOW Faculty of Commerce has declared the critical importance of teaching responsible business practices and promised to develop the capabilities of students to work towards a sustainable global economy. Our programs will put you in touch with the major issues and developments affecting organisations and societies across the globe. Your lecturers will prepare you to work, research and manage in a wide variety of business contexts including government and non-profit organisations. If your goal is to undertake postgraduate research, the Faculty of Commerce will provide you with a supportive research environment. You will be connected with world-leading researchers and will have 24-hour access to the Commerce Higher Degree Research Student Centre. Our programs are constantly updated to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed by employers. Our graduates are in constant high demand by national and international employers who are seeking tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. cOMMERcE KEY RESEARch AREAS Key Research Areas for Commerce are: Social Innovation Network (SInet) Marketing Research Innovation Centre People and Organisation Research Centre SOcIAL INNOVATION NETWORK (SINET) www.uow.edu.au/research/networks/sinet The SInet stands for the development of new concepts, strategies and tools that empower people and organisations to improve quality of life. The SInet provides a focus for interdisciplinary research across the social sciences within the University of Wollongong in the pursuit of social innovation. MARKETING RESEARch INNOVATION cENTRE (MRIc) www.uow.edu.au/commerce/smm/mark/mric The MRIC’s mission is to make a significant contribution to the development of marketing research methods. Current research projects include brand image (branding) methodology and measurement, market segmentation, answer format effects and applications; qualitative research methodology and measurement; and quantitative measurement theory and applications. PEOPLE AND ORGANISATION RESEARch cENTRE (PORc) PORC’s members have a broad range of interests and projects clustered within the centre according to orientation: change, critical studies, identity, international, and new and precarious systems. Examples of research include: OHS management in organisations, women’s career issues in family business, and corporate governance. OThER RESEARch GROUPINGS SchOOL OF AccOUNTING AND FINANcE chINESE cOMMERcE RESEARch cENTRE (ccRc) The primary aim of the newly established CCRC is to undertake research in the areas of finance, accounting, and business by using the Chinese dataset with its seemingly unique institutional settings. These projects include corporate governance, ownership structure, CEO compensation, earnings management, market microstructure and inside trading. METAcAPITALISM RESEARch GROUP www.metacapitalism.org The Metacapitalism Research Group is associated with the global MetaCapitalism Research Centre in Paris, France. It broadly focuses on research into the role of “efficiency” changes to capital, technology and labour in the private and public sectors, and their overall impact on global financial markets. SOcIAL AccOUNTING AND AccOUNTABILITY RESEARch cENTRE www.uow.edu.au/research/networks/sinet/groupings SAARC members research the social, environmental and political implications of accounting. SAARC researchers focus on a wide range of projects, from climate change initiatives, to the accountability of aid agencies and accounting’s role in the deinstitutionalisation of mental hospitals. SchOOL OF EcONOMIcS hEALTh, ENVIRONMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTh EcONOMIcS (hEDGE) www.uow.edu.au/commerce/econ/hedge HEDGE is an Economics-based research centre with a focus on interrelationships between health, environment, international relations, growth and wellbeing. Current research areas include: epidemics and economic growth, international carbon emission inequality and abatement, trade and economic growth in Asia and the Pacific, and inequality and mental depression. cENTRE FOR hUMAN AND SOcIAL cAPITAL RESEARch (chScR) www.uow.edu.au/commerce/econ/chscr The CHSCR supports research into all aspects of human and social capital, including its acquisition, its costs and benefits and its implications for economic and social wellbeing. Members of the CHSCR are actively engaged in research on topics such as education, health, household-time allocation, innovation, labour markets, poverty and inequality, productivity, and social-capital networks. SchOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING cENTRE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS RESEARch (cASR) www.uow.edu.au/commerce/smm/mgmt/casr CASR actively promotes a ‘social innovation’ perspective in the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of intra- and inter-organisational systems both organisational and technical, with a special interest in business processes, services and work practices; supply chain, simulation and operations management; and multimedia and hypermedia in organisations. cENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (cKM) www.uow.edu.au/commerce/smm/mgmt/knowledgemgmt The Centre for Knowledge Management (CKM) aims to be at the forefront of research that improves Australia’s ability to compete as a knowledge economy. Research areas include knowledge resource value, learning organisation capacity, knowledge creation and innovation, knowledge transfer, and risk management. cENTRE FOR SOcIAL MARKETING RESEARch (cSMR) www.uow.edu.au/commerce/mark/csmr The primary aim of CSMR is to undertake a program of active research that contributes to both the theoretical foundations of social marketing and its practical application. Examples of current research areas are: the role and influence of parents on young drivers, community perceptions of crime and safety.