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Adelaide Business School success in the Australian Research Council Discovery Grants

Project management

Congratulations to Professors Jodie Conduit and Carolin Plewa for their success in the latest round of Australian Research Council Discovery Grants.

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An Investment in the Future: Mark Samson's honours research in corporate decision making

MARK Samson

In the space of a year, Mark was able to conduct original research, develop specialised knowledge in finance, advance his critical thinking abilities and set himself apart from other graduates in the job market.

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Undergraduate Finance to Graduate Banker: Brett Baguley's reflections on the honours program

Brett Baguley

​​​​​Brett’s undergraduate studies and his honours year put him on track to secure a coveted role as a Graduate Analyst with Commonwealth Bank Australia, commencing in 2021. These are the in-depth skills that Brett believes were critical in helping him develop confidence in the competitive graduate job market.

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From Broken Hill to Nexus10: Ellysia Oldsen has a passion for all things Accounting

Ellysia Oldsen

Swapping physiology lectures for Introductory Accounting, Ellysia was once again inspired by her studies. This time, her lecturers ignited her passion for balancing debits with credits and confirmed her future aspirations. It was in her second year that Ellysia decided to major in Accounting and Corporate Finance.

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Value and growth at home and abroad

Singapore

When investing in firms whether they have high-growth prospects (such as Afterpay) or offer long-term value (such as mining companies and banks), finding the optimal outcome for investments requires more research, especially when considering the possibility of investing your money abroad. 

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Gender bias amongst mutual fund managers

Female MBA student

Do female fund managers generate better risk objective returns, by reducing churn (portfolio turnover) and with lower active weights and active share?

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Using finance theory to maximize reward-to-risk ratio

Wealth management

Finance theory suggests that the individual should be looking to maximize their reward-to-risk ratio (or Sharpe ratio. A common choice facing many individuals is either the selection of superannuation funds when they start a new job or the selection of a broad category of funds (growth, balanced or conservative) for superannuation purposes.

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Executive Compensation: CEO Pay Ratio and the impacts of mandatory disclosure

Critics contend, however, that the CEO Pay Ratio provides little value due to managerial discretion in identifying median employees and computing their pay. Moreover, organizational differences could limit the comparability of the ratio across companies, including those within the same industry.

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Understanding Financial Market Linkages and Bank Systemic Risk

Accounting

Research the source of bank systemic risk and the way in which contagion is proliferated throughout the financial system.

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Research Idea: Business leaders and market uncertainty

Chief Executive Officer

Recent research on overconfidence CEOs found that CEO overconfidence has significant impact on firms’ innovation and Mergers and Acquisition activities. For example, due to their psychological bias, such CEOs tend to underestimate the uncertainty and overestimate firm’s future prospects.

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