Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

Research Clusters

Research and Teaching in Management recognises the imperative of mainstream management education in the core disciplines of HRM, Marketing and general Management, while at the same time highlighting particular strengths that are imperative for us to be able to contribute to the understanding of core Tasmanian issues in social and economic change. These include managerial creativity and organisational culture, health and wellbeing in the workplace and comprehending the nature of sustainable private, public and community sector environments. In so doing, we focus on building resilience to and improving preparedness for continuous change, by enabling Tasmanian business, community and government stakeholders to extend local advantages as a means by which to create global competitiveness. This allows us to meet a State requirement for the provision of broad-based tertiary level management teaching and research expertise, as part of the University's contribution to Tasmania's social and economic future. To fulfil this responsibility our research and teaching activity is grouped into four clusters that are analogous to the contemporary needs of Tasmania's industrial, governmental and societal discourses:

In terms of Australian Research Council Fields of Research Codes, in view of the University's 'sole-provider' State imperatives, through the Research and Teaching Groups the School purposefully embraces a very wide range of research interests beyond Business and Management (1503) and Marketing (1504). Our work includes research across a variety of other FOR codes, including but not limited to Accounting, Auditing and Accountability (1501), Policy and Administration (1605), Psychology (1701), Law (1801), Visual Arts and Crafts (1905), Historical Studies (2103) and Philosophy (2203). To achieve this breadth, staff in the School maintain a wide range of national and international academic, industry and government collaborations, with Australian Research Council, charity, private industry and State and Commonwealth Government funded projects.

As such, the School recognises that access to the resources that are Tasmania - environment, people, culture, government and industry - allows it to provide a thoroughgoing research-led teaching environment that has genuine social and economic impact for the State, while at the same time contributing to national and international research and teaching discourses in specialist areas. Key to local and global competitiveness is how collaboratively to build on local advantage and create platforms for (e.g.) innovation, productivity and growth, and wellbeing; this means working to ensure Tasmanian economy, society and environment are better aligned. As part of the University's Open to Talent strategic aims, research and teaching in the School is therefore ultimately concerned with how this can be organised and managed in and between the public, private and community sectors.

An alphabetical list of refereed journal, research book and edited chapters authored or co-authored by current full-time and adjunct staff is given in the Cluster links above, grouped by single Research Cluster for the period 2008-11; see Publications for our most recent 2013 outputs. A full list of publications by author can be found in WARP.

Management Contact: A/Professor Mark Dibben