The Adelaide Business School has been recognised 'at or above world standard for Research Excellence in Australia'*.

*Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Our research activities cover 5 key areas, as described below.


Research focuses on collecting and analysing information to drive performance, which require scrutiny of governance mechanisms and accountability structures within and outside organisations. 


Research concerned with entrepreneurship and innovation including characteristics and behaviour of individual entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams, new venture creation and performance, firm innovation and growth and entrepreneurship & innovation ecosystems.

Finance and Banking

Research includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing and investment policies, payout policies, banking, funds management and risk management. 


Research capability in management lies in project management, systems and human aspects of cyber security to deliver socioeconomic impact.


Research includes work in the fields of engagement, value co-creation, business networks and wine business. 

Interested in postgraduate research with us?

We offer research opportunities at masters and PhD levels. Our HDR programs are benchmarked with other Go8 universities, and all HDR students are supervised by experts in the field to ensure the highest quality research outcome that is both nationally and internationally competitive. If you are interested in accounting, finance and banking, management, marketing and entrepreneurship, then consider furthering your research career with us.

Higher degrees by research