Research Seminar Series

The Adelaide Business School hosts a series of research seminars that are attended by staff, postgraduate and honours degree students as part of our commitment to research and scholarship development and exchange.

Come along for networking and discussion at the seminar - a fantastic opportunity for collaboration between industry and academia.

Upcoming seminars

  • 2020

    Date Presenter Topic
    Wednesday 5 February Emeritus Professor Jan-Åke Törnroos, Åbo Akademi University, Finland Method Workshop - Case study: Longitudinal study and dealing with temporalities
    Thursday 6 February Professor Poul Houman Andersen, Aalborg University, Denmark Method Workshop - Critical realism
    Friday 7 February Professor Poul Houman Andersen, Aalborg University, Denmark Lets discuss! Using theory in qualitative research
    Monday 10 February Professor Poul Houman Andersen, Aalborg University, Denmark Method Workshop - Science and technology studies / Actor network theory
    Tuesday 11 February Emeritus Professor David A. BuchananCranfield University School of Management Method Workshop - Unconventional Methods
    Wednesday 12 February Emeritus Professor Jan-Åke Törnroos, Åbo Akademi University, Finland Temporalities in networks
    Friday 28 February Dr. Marc Fischer, Professor of Marketing and Market Research, University of Cologne and Professor of Marketing, University of Technology Sydney When Do Media Outlets Report Negative News About a Brand? 
    Friday 6 March 2020 Professor Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University The Liberalization Spillover: From Equities to Loans
  • 2019

    Date Presenter Topic
    Friday 22 February 2019 Dr Anneleen Michiels, Hasselt University, Belgium Executive Compensation in Family Businesses: A Review and Framework for Future Research 
    Friday 1 March 2019 Associate Professor George Shan, The University of Western Australia The Effect of Information Processing Costs on Price Informativeness and Corporate Governance: Evidence from XBRL mandate
    Friday 29 March 2019 Professor T. Bettina Cornwell, University of Oregon  Research in the Sponsorship Ecosystem 
    Tuesday 2 April 2019 Associate Professor Nate Sharp, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University Analysts’ and Managers’ Use of Humor on Public Earnings Conference Calls
    Friday 5 April 2019 Dr Pouyan Foroughi, UNSW Peer Effects in Corporate Governance Practices: Evidence from Universal Demand Laws
    Friday 12 April 2019 Associate Professor Rik Sen, UNSW Management (of) Proposals
    Thursday 16 May 2019 Professor Rod Brodie, The University of Auckland, New Zealand Research that has Significant Scholarly and Practical Impact: Foundation for the Market Shaping and Innovation (MASHIN) Research Stream
    Friday 17 May 2019 Professor Paul Rouse, The University of Auckland Cross-sectional and longitudinal sustainability performance evaluation
    Friday 24 May 2019 Dr Jing Yu , UWA Do Corporate Insiders Learn from Short Sellers? Evidence from the Implementation of Regulation SHO
    Friday 7 June 2019 Associate Professor Marco Navone , UTS Is Gender in the Eye of the Beholder? Identifying Cultural Attitudes with Art Auction Prices
    Friday 12 July 2019 Professor Grantley Taylor , Curtin University Brand Capital and Stock Price Crash Risk
    Friday 26 July 2019 Professor Robert Knechel, Fisher School of Accounting, University of Florida The Effect of Client Industry Agglomerations on Auditor Industry Specialization
    Friday 2 August 2019 Professor Mark Christensen, ESSEC Business School Accounting for animal welfare
    Friday 9 August 2019 Associate Professor Chris Medlin, Adelaide Business School Researching Long-term Business Processes: Ontological and Epistemological Matters
    Friday 9 August 2019 Professor Eliezer Fich, Drexel University Class action spillover effects on joint venture partners
    Friday 23 August 2019 Dr Cate Jerram, Adelaide Business School  ‘Elementary, my dear Watson’… Deductive, Inductive or Abductive? (Mixing, Matching, & Choosing Research Methods) 
    Friday 30 August 2019 Dr Yeejin Jang, UNSW What Drives Global Lending Syndication? Effects of Cross-Country Capital Regulation Gaps
    Friday 6 September 2019 Dr Ofer Mintz , University of Technology Sydney What if Your Owners Also Own Other Firms in Your Industry? The Relationship Between Institutional Common Ownership, Marketing and Firm Performance
    Friday 13 September 2019 Professor Glennda Scully, Curtin University The Role of Management Trust and Corporate Culture in the Effectiveness of the Internal Audit Function
    Friday 27 September 2019 Professor Martin Bugeja , UTS Empowering Minority Shareholders and Enhancing Director Accountability via Lower Voting Thresholds and Board Spills: Evidence from the Australian “Two-strikes” Rule
    Friday 11 October 2019 Dr Peter Guenther, RMIT & Dr Miriam Guenther , University of Melbourne Should Marketing Assets Be on the Books? Empirical Evidence from a Unique Context
    Thursday 17 October 2019 Professor Sandra van der Laan, The University of Sydney  Paupers, Burial Clubs and Funeral Insurance: Calculating Moral PanicsPaupers, Burial Clubs and Funeral Insurance: Calculating Moral Panics
    Friday 18 October 2019 Professor Sandra van der Laan, The University of Sydney  Visualising, Valuing and Mobilising Power to Perform Strategy: The Case of James Hardie Industries Limited
    Friday 25 October 2019 Dr Michael Keefe, Victoria University of Wellington Board of director compensation in China: It pays to be connected
    Friday 1 November 2019 Professor Viet Anh Dang, The University of Manchester Employment Protection and Share Repurchases: Evidence from Wrongful Discharge Laws
    Friday 15 November 2019 Professor Michael Bradbury, Massey University Auditors Risk Management in Continuing Audits
    Friday 29 November 2019 Professor Stefanie Kleimeier,
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Credit Contracts, Collateral and Culture: Gender Differences
  • 2018


    Date Presenter Topic
    5 October 2018 Associate Professor Joanne Locke, Deakin University Sites of Translation in Digital Reporting
    11 October 2018 Professor Takeshi Yamada, ANU The BOJ Large-scale Purchases of ETFs: Its Impacts on Equity Market and Finance
    12 October 2018 Professor Bala Balachandran, La Trobe University Do Corporate General Counsels mitigate Agency Problems? Evidence from Decision to Pay and Dividend Payout Ratios
    19 October 2018 Dr Liangbo (Jack) Ma, University of Wollongong When Do Firms Use Trade Credit? Evidence from an Agency Theory Perspective
    26 October 2018 Professor Patrick Roger, EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg Exchange-traded funds and retail investors: hedging or gambling?
    23 November 2018 Professor Stephanie Kleimeier, Maastricht University, The Netherlands Exporting Pollution
    7 December 2018 Professor Stephen.L.Vargo, University of Hawaii at Manoa  Conceptual Writing for High Impact Research: A Roundtable Discussion with Professor Stephen L. Vargo
    13 December 2018 Professor Elina Jaakkola, University of Turku, Finland and Dr Matthew Alexander, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Engagement - Learning by Zooming Out
  • 2017


    Marketing & Management
    Presenter Topic
    Professor Sascha Raithel, Freie University Berlin, Germany

    Product Recalls: The Impact of Timing and Remedy on Customer Behavior and Firm Performance

    Steffen Muxoll Bastholm, Industrial PhD candidate, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding

    Which Capabilities of the Purchasing Function are Needed for Managing Dynamic Business Interaction?

    Dr Helene Lundberg, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

    A Network Approach to Regional Development: Experiences from Sweden

    Dr Simon McNair, University of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

    Festive Financial Behaviour: Factors Pertaining to Spending and Borrowing at Christmas Time

    Sihem Dekhili, Professor in Marketing, EM Strasbourg Business School, France

    (1) The Influence of the Country-of-Origin Ecological Image on Ecolabelled Product Evaluation: An Experimental Approach to the Case of the European Ecolabel and (2) Luxury and Sustainable Development: Is There a Match?

    Daria Plotkina, EM Strasbourg Business School, France

    The Impact of Just-in-Time Financial Information on the Actual and Perceived Quality of Consumers Financial Decisions

    Dr Mike. W. L. Cheung, National University of Singapore

    Extend Your Research with Big-data Procedures

    Henrike Gruenhagen, University of Kiel, Germany & Associate Professor Roberta Crouch, Adelaide Business School, The University of Adelaide

    Implicit vs Explicit Measures - Exploring the Most Appropriate Methods to Quantify Consumer Attitudes

    Associate Professor Woonho Kim, Nihon University, Japan

    Communication Capability Formation in a Supply Chain

    Associate Professor Elina Jaakkola, University of Turku, Finland

    Organizational Structures for New Service Development: Insights from Publishing Case-based Research in JPIM

    Professor Virpi Havila, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Beyond Project Closure: Why Some Business Relationships Recur in Subsequent Projects

    Associate Professor Nicole Mead, The University of Melbourne

    Improving Self-Control

    Dr Mikael Gidhagen, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Resource Becoming for Value Creation

    Prof. Dr. Michael Kleinaltenkamp, Freie University, Berlin

    Soultion Business Readiness - Measurement and Impact on Firm Performance

    Accounting & Finance
    Presenter Topic
    Dr Jianfeng Shen, UNSW

    Growth Expectations, Dividend Yields, and Future Stock Returns

    Dr Jing Yu, UWA

    Buy-order and Sell-order Liquidity Commonality

    Professor Jarrad Harford, University of Washington

    Analyst Effort Allocation and Firms’ Information Environment

    Dr Jared Stanfield, UNSW

    Does government spending crowd out R&D investment? Evidence from government-dependent firms and their peers

    Professor John Bizjak, Texas Christian University

    Performance Contingencies in CEO Equity Awards and Debt Contracting

    Dr Christo Karuna, Monash University

    Product market rivalry and strategic disclosure

    Professor Jerry Parwada, UNSW

    The Value of Institutional Brokerage Relationships: Evidence From The Collapse of Lehman Brothers

    Dr Cheng Zhang, VUW

    Market Completeness, Liquidity and Asset Prices

    Professor Peter Bossaerts, The University of Melbourne

    Neural Mechanisms Behind Identification of Leptokurtic Noise and Adaptive Behavioral Response

    Professor Allaudeen Hameed, National University of Singapore

    Dividend Clientele and Return Comovement

    Dr Jordan Neyland, The University of Melbourne

    Star-crossed: The Dark Side of Star Analysts in Acquisitions

    Dr Huu Nhan Duong, Monash University

    Does Exposure to Foreign Competition Affect Stock Liquidity? Evidence from Industry-Level Import Data

    Dr Wei Opie, Deakin University

    Can corporate pyramids restrain overinvestment? Evidence from Chinese state-owned enterprises

    Professor Stephen Zeff, Rice University

    The Benefit of Interviewing in Accounting Research

    Professor Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, UCLA

    Asset Pricing When Trading is Entertainment

    Assistant Professor Andrey Golubov, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

    Do firms actively cater to dividend clienteles? Evidence from merger-induced changes in shareholder structure

    Professor Robert Knechel, University of Florida

    Brain Drain or Survival of the Fittest: Determinants and Consequences of Auditors’ Leaving Public Accounting

    Professor Karla Johnstone, University of Wisconsin

    Audit Committee Members’ Social Identities and Corporate Governance Roles: Evidence from Qualitative Field Interviews

    Professor David Yermack, NYU

    Ambiguity and The Tradeoff Theory of Capital Structure

    Dr Jonathan Jona, The University of Melbourne 

    Liability of Foreignness in Global Stock Markets: Liquidity Dynamics of Foreign IPOs in the US

    Dr Kelvin Tan, UQ

    Labor Unions and Strategic Corporate Governance: Destructive Dissidence and Quiet Lives

    Professor Patrick Roger, University of Strasbourg

    Another law of small numbers: patterns of trading prices in experimental markets & Behavioral biases in number processing: Evidence from analysts' expectations

    Associate Professor Joakim Westerholm, The University of Sydney

    How are Investor Trading Activity and Performance Affected by Major Lifecycle Events? The Case of Divorce

    Dr Stefan Schantl, The University of Melbourne

    Optimal Internal Control Regulation

    Associate Professor Brian Miller, Indiana University

    Bad Role Models: Corporate Fraud and Neighborhood Crime

    Associate Professor Huasheng Gao, Nanyang Technological University

    P-hacking in Experimental Accounting Research

    Professor Takeshi Yamada, ANU

    Crash Risk Premium in Momentum Portfolio Returns: US and International Evidence

    Ms Jing Xu, UNSW

    The gender gap in executive promotions

    Professor Petko Kalev, La Trobe University

    Information Content of the Limit Order Book for Crude Oil Futures

    Professor Bart Frijns, Auckland University of Technology 

    Time-Varying Arbitrage and Dynamic Price Discovery

    Professor Nadia Massoud, The University of Melbourne

    Do Politically Connected Firms Create value for Shareholders?

    Professor Ron Masulis, UNSW

    How Valuable Are Independent Directors? Evidence from External Distractions

    Dr Le Zhang, UNSW

    Monitoring the Monitor: Distracted Institutional Investors and Board Governance

    Dr Elisabeth Sinnewe, QUT

    Conciseness and Economic Consequences: The Case of Integrated Reporting 

    Professor Ken Trotman, UNSW

    Audit Committee Chairs and the Pursuit of Comfort: A Field Study


  • 2016


    Marketing & Management
    Presenter Topic
    Associate Professor Kristin Munksgaard, University of Southern, Denmark

    Turning the Coin: Creating Space for Supplier Driven Innovation

    Professor Paul Coyle

    The Entrepreneurial Mindset - What Is It, Why Would We Want It and How Do We Get It?

    Dr Tim Hasso, Leuphana University of Luneburg, Germany and Adjunct Research Fellow, Adelaide Business School

    Family Governance and Performance: Exploring the Effects of Family Functioning and Competitive Advantage in Family Enterprises

    Dr Deb Shepherd, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Internationalisation of Entrepreneurial Family SMEs: Multiple and Competing Logics

    Julia Fehrer, The University of Auckland, New Zealand and The University of Bayreuth, Germany

    Engagement Patterns - Bridging Service-Dominant Logic and Platform Business Models

    Sarai Lokkegaard,  Aalborg University, Denmark

    Exchanging Knowledge Between Universities and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

    Professor Karen Nelson-Field, CEO of Media Intelligence Co.

    Introducing Professor Karen Nelson-Field....Her Work to Date and Her Future with Artificial Intelligence

    Emeritus Professor Don Sciglimpaglia, San Diego State University

    The Role of the University Business Consulting Program and How it Aids Academic Research

    Professor. Dr. Todd Davey and Dr Victoria Galan-Muros, University of Applied Sciences Munster The Collaboration Between Government-Business and Universities for Innovation and Competitiveness
    Professor Roberta Crouch, ESC Dijon School of Wine and Spirits, France For Love of Country: How Origin Related Affect Influences Consumers Wine Evaluations and Preferences
    Dr Nam Nguyen, Hon. Visiting Research Fellow, Adelaide Business School and Director (Australia SE Asia) Malik, Switzerland An Introduction to Malik Management Systems
    William Newell, Aarhus University, Denmark Emergent Versus Planned Supplier Segmentation in the Retail Secto
    Accounting & Finance
    Presenter Topic
    Dr Alminas Zaldokas, HKUST The Informational Value of Patents in Banking Relationships
    Dr Peter Vassallo, UNSW A Cash Flow Perspective on Auditor Conservatism
    Dr Sandip Dhole, The University of Melbourne Business Group Affiliation and Earnings Quality
    Associate Professor VG Sridharan, Deakin University Assessing the Fit between the Formalisation and Use of Eco-controls: An Empirical Analysis
    Professor Stephen Taylor, UTS Unexpected Audit Fees and Accounting Quality
    Professor Jun-Koo Kang, NTU Geographic Concentration of Institutions, Corporate Governance, and Firm Value
    Mr Angus Thomson and Dr Eric Lee, AASB AASB research opportunities / IFRS adoption review
    Associate Professor Vikash Ramiah, UniSA Behavioural Biases of Australian Financial Planners
    Dr Ivan Obaydin, Flinders University Antitakeover provisions, management attitude and the market for corporate control
    Dr Qiaoqiao Zhu, ANU Work Experience and Managerial Performance: Evidence from Mutual Fund Mangers
    Associate Professor Jianxin Wang, UTS Conditional Volatility Persistence
    Professor Vidhan Goyal, HKUST Capital Market Access and Cash Flow Allocation during the Financial Crisis
    Professor Avanidhar Subrahmanyam (Subra), UCLA Anderson School of Management Financial Market Equilibrium When Information is Asymmetric and Stock Ownership is a Consumption Good
    Professor Dorothea Greiling, Johannes Kepler University Linz Sustainability reporting in Austria, Germany and Switzerland - A cross sectoral comparison
    Professor Duane Stock, The University of Oklahoma Benefits of Government Debt Guarantees: Evidence from the Debt Guarantee Program
    Professor David Denis, University of Pittsburgh Unraveling the Mystery of Zero-Leverage Firms
    Professor Sue Newberry, The University of Sydney Understanding Complexities in International Accounting Standard Setting: Agenda Entrance and the Case of IFRS for SMEs
    Dr Chloe C. Y. Ho, Queensland University of Technology Private Placements, Wealth Transfers and Tokenism Towards Retail Shareholders
    Professor David Yermack, NYU Corporate Governance and Blockchains
    Dr Phong Ngo, ANU Local bank access, financial flexibility and corporate liquidity management
    Professor Naomi Soderstro, The University of Melbourne Career Concerns and “Unpaid” Executives
    Dr Lixiong Guo, UNSW Independent Directors with Forced CEO Turnover Experience: Subsequent Turnover Decisions and Labor Market Outcomes
    Professor Takeshi Yamada, ANU Employee Inside Debt and Firm Risk-Taking: Evidence from Employee Deposit Programs in Japan
    Professor Peter Easton, University of Notre Dame Mixing Fair-Value and Historical-Cost Accounting: Predictable OCI and Mispricing of Bank Stocks
    Mr Richard Kent, UQ Predicting Operating Cash Flows and Earnings using the Direct Method Compared to the Indirect Method Statement of Cash Flows
    Professor Matthew Pinnuck, The University of Melbourne Restatement of CSR Reports: Frequency, Magnitude and Determinants
    Dr Jared Stanfield, UNSW Is anti-corruption regulation necessarily a recipe for economic efficiency?
    Associate Professor Stephen Hillegeist, Arizona State University Insider Trading and Post-Earnings Announcement Drift
    Professor Tom Smith and Dr Martina Linnenluecke, UQ Environmental Accounting and Finance
    Associate Professor Jennifer Wu Tucker, University of Florida Earnings Announcement Clustering and Analyst Forecast Behavior
    Dr Edward Podolski, Deakin University In the mood for creativity: Weather-induced mood, inventor productivity, and firm value