The University of Adelaide Business School collaborates with a broad range of partners in industry and also within the University of Adelaide to deliver research outputs. Below are some of the key areas the school collaborates with for research purposes.
International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS)
The International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS) promotes excellence and improved understanding within the financial services industry through the provision of leading research for participants, regulators, academia and other interested parties. ICFS draws on staff expertise across the schools of Law, Economics, Education, Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science, as well as many external experts.
ICFS bids for state, national and international consulting work relating to the financial services industry. Consultants within ICFS have worked on projects for numerous departments within the state and federal governments, international organisations (including the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank) and various large private sector banks and managed funds. At any one time the centre is usually involved in half a dozen projects.
SymposiumSA is a collaboration between the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Flinders University. Each year, a themed symposium is held to bring together academics and interested professionals to network and discuss research work.
Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG)
The purpose of the Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG) is to promote research, education and industry engagement in the field of family-owned enterprieses (most of which are SMEs) This initiative is in response to the growing recognition of the significant contribution that family businesses make to national economies around the world, and the need for research and education that addresses issues faced by such firms. For example, the European Commission recently issued a policy statement to member nations calling for a greater emphasis on including family business studeis in university curricula.
The aim is for the University of Adelaide's Business School to become recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a key contributor to family business research and education. FBERG's objective to further the Business School's links with the wider business community in SA is consistant with the University's imperative to build and enhance links with the business community.
The International Journal of Managerial Finance
The International Journal of Managerial Finance is a leading international, peer-reviewed, quarterly research publication administered from within the University of Adelaide Business School.
Although financial in nature, the journal publishes papers from all disciplines and in particular the fields of knowledge management, accounting and economics, which shed further light on the financing decision process.
The editorial board members include leading experts from around the world and the journal is widely recognised as a publisher of high quality academic manuscripts. The joint editors of the journal are Professor Ralf Zurbrugg and Professor David Michayluk, UTS.
Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC)
The Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) is committed to excellence in research and education in the disciplinary areas of:
- innovation and entrepreneurship
- project management
- science and technology commercialisation
ECIC's areas of specialisation complement the areas of research and education excellence in the University of Adelaide Business School, which include commerce, accounting, finance, management, marketing and international business.
Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)
The Australian Wine Research Institute (ARWI) investigates innovative practices in all areas of the wine industry.
Financial Integrity Research Network (FIRN)
The University of Adelaide is a member of the Financial Integrity Research Network (FIRN) whose mission is to "enhance the integrity and efficiency of Australia's financial systems and to establish Australia as the Asia-Pacific hub of financial markets research excellence.