Research showcase

The Faculty of Business and Law is committed to research that is high in academic standard, flexible in nature, and relevant - crossing a variety of disciplines, our projects aim to be meaningful to commercial and business interests, and to the broader community. Gain an insight into some of the quality research being undertaken in our research showcase.

Geelong Business Survey - here's what you need to know

16 Jun 2014

Deakin Business School and the Geelong Chamber of Commerce conducted the first survey of business confidence and industry activity in the Geelong region in 2014. The confidence, activity, sales, purchases, profitability, investment, and planning of Geelong businesses were surveyed.

'They're still our friends and this is still our home'

10 Jun 2014

New research by the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice shows that "everybody knows everybody"  in a small town is having an impact on the availability of legal services to clients in rural and regional Victoria.

What's the coal story?

27 May 2014 

In her submission to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, Law Professor Samantha Hepburn called for reforms in the industry.

Doing business in China

22 May 2014

Dr Jane Menzies is the lead researcher on a project investigating 'Australian Innovative Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in China.' 

Preventing world war in the South China Sea

PhD student

Vivek Chandra describes himself as 'a lifetime academic, energy professional, entrepreneur and traveller'. Here's why... 

Katherine RoweEngaging women in social cycling

PhD student

PhD researcher Katherine Rowe is combining her interest in health and sport with business and marketing to figure out why women are under-represented in cycling.

Building the wage case

26 Feb 2014

Research by Professor Chris Doucouliagos, with the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, has been used in a US Congressional Budget report as part of a push to raise the US minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. The move could help to raise 900,000 Americans out
of poverty.

New era for rail and big data research

26 Feb 2014

Business and Law researchers will be involved in two new Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs), announced by the Federal government. The $31 million Rail Manufacturing CRC and the $25 million Data to Decisions CRC will build Australian capability, global competitiveness and best practice approaches.

Martin HardieThe right intent

03 Feb 2014

On the anniversary of the "blackest day in Australian sport" Martin Hardie says we should address the most serious issue in the battle against drugs in sport - getting genuine buy in from athletes.

Economics of Natural disasters and political institutions

PhD, 2013

Natural disasters undo years of capital accumulation instantaneously ... disaster risk mitigation is not part of the national development plans of most countries...

Shifting the balance

Germany weathered the global financial crisis more effectively than any other country in the European Union. Professor Jean du Plessis argues this can be attributed to its "co-determination" system of corporate governance.


PhD student, James Davidson's research into consumer behaviour and electric power vehicles..

De-stressing the Australian workplace

Professor Andrew Noblett is focused on employee well-being.

 Putting ability back into disability

Dr Elizabeth Manning looks at how the proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme can make a difference.


What is it and how does it help to keep Germany's economy thriving?

Ahead of the game

Martin Hardie has been at the forefront of the fight to clean up cycling.

Get on with the play!

That's the advice of Deakin University sports media expert Dr Paul Turner.

Anzac Day - a different view

When John Basarin's father, a Turkish army officer, took him to Gallipoli as a 10-year-old, little did he realise...

The Coal Seam Gas Industry in Australia

The coal seam gas industry is booming in Australia.

Bush lawyers

Rural and regional small business owners in Victoria rarely turn to the legal profession for pro-active advice...

The end of the 'annual' budget

Events can occur that render forward estimates in budgets obsolete ...

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