Developing students with an entrepreneurial mindset

In January of this year, Entrepreneurship was moved to the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation from its previous home in Marketing.  This was part of a university push to raise the profile of innovation and entrepreneurship across all disciplines to meet the changing demands of the workforce and addressing social and sustainable challenges. Find out more...

Welcome to our new staff members

We have almost filled all the positions that came as part of the rebuild of the Department following the name change in January. We are very pleased to welcome more new members of staff to BSI since the last edition of BSI Connections.

Professor Dian Tjondronegoro joined us at the beginning of July as the Deputy Head of School and Director of Research. He joins us from Southern Cross University where he was a Professor of IT. Dian has a passion for research and is planning several initiatives to invigorate BSI’s research capabilities and refresh our research profile.

With his IT background, Dian is interested in digital innovation and its relevance to business graduates as they move into a fast moving digital business world. Dian is based at the Gold Coast.

More recently, we welcomed Dr Lili Mi to the Department on the Nathan campus. Lili has recently finished her PhD at Massey University in NZ and joins us as a teaching intensive academic with an interest in strategy and management. Lili will be teaching into several courses both online and on campus.

Professor Dian Tjondronegoro

Dr Lili Mi

Students gain practical insight into the entrepreneurial process

Griffith University believes innovation and entrepreneurship are key skills for every career, whether you are starting your own business, an intrapraneur in a corporate organisation or problem solving as a teacher, surgeon or designer. During a recent field trip, Associate Professor Naomi Birdthistle accompanied students studying 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures and 3031IBA Griffith Innovation Challenge to Griffith University’s ADaPT 1.0 where they heard from Technical Manager, Derek Smith about adaptive manufacturing and technology advancements and the commercialisation of research. Find out more...

Celebrating teaching excellence

Congratulations to Professor Sara McGaughey who was successful in the 2019 round for Group Learning and Teaching Citations.

The awards are designed to reward teachers, teaching teams, professional staff and programs for their contributions to student learning.

Exploring students’ study mode choices

Attraction and retention of students is a primary concern for education. The global shift of face to face mode to online creates choices for students. Dr Heather Stewart, Dr Katrina Radford and Dr Harsha Sarvaiya have been awarded a Griffith Grant for Learning and Teaching to investigate the study choices of management students. Find out more...

Enhancing the intercultural business capabilities of women entrepreneurs from India

India is the fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world, yet the presence of women within this space is very limited. A study by Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) has ranked India 52nd out of 57 countries judged on the basis of parity for women entrepreneurs. According to the Sixth Economic Census by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), only 14% of businesses in India are run by women domiciled in the country. Further, of the 58.5 million businesses in India, only 8.05 million are managed by women entrepreneurs. Find out more...

How to make intergenerational learning programs the norm in Australia

Griffith research is demonstrating how merging child care and aged care systems, along with the widespread implementation of Intergenerational Care programs can enhance engagement and create a special bond between the generations which has a positive impact on the sense of well-being among the elderly, especially older people with dementia, and improve confidence and communication skills in children. Find out more...

Taxing global profits: A 'back to the future' reform

Multinational enterprises can, if they want, avoid paying their taxes and the ‘trillion dollar question’ is how we can change that?  Professor Sara McGaughey from the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation, Griffith University and Pascalis Raimondos (Queensland University of Technology) argue that a radical reform is long overdue. The current “Separate Accounting” taxation of corporations gives governments the right to tax the national incomes of firms operating within their borders. However, multinational and increasingly digital business models beg the question: What is national taxable income? Find out more...

Understanding economic integration in the energy and environment sphere

Dr Tapan Sarker was one of 19 distinguished experts participating in a two-day regional workshop on 30-31 July 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia, organised by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute (CAREC Institute) in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and ISET - International School of Economics. Find out more...

Take your lead

Professor Ken Parry, a former Professor of Leadership within the Griffith Business School who passed away in February 2018, has been honoured in a Special Issue of the Journal of Management and Organization (JMO) that is dedicated to his life and career. The May 2019 Special Issue of JMO is entitled ‘“Take Your Lead”: In Search of Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Impactful Contributions to the Future of Leadership Studies’ and features 12 articles written by some of Ken’s closest international colleagues and former doctoral students. Find out more...

Innovation and profit motivations for social entrepreneurship

Social impact, profit, and innovation have been called the “three pillars” of social entrepreneurship, but the research literature focuses mainly on the entrepreneur’s attitude to achieving social impact. Very little research has been undertaken to understand the innovation and profit motivations for social entrepreneurship. Professor Evan Douglas from the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation has explored the importance of these three elements as motivators for social entrepreneurship, and identify configurations of motives, self-efficacies, and personal conditions that culminate in social entrepreneurial intention (SEI). Find out more...

Aurora glows in Griffith Innovation Challenge success

An app-based scheme designed to reduce food wastage has emerged triumphant at the annual Griffith Innovation Challenge. ‘SnackSwap’ is the brainchild of visiting Griffith Business School student entrepreneur Aurora Pavlish-Carpenter who was awarded the $10 thousand in industry sponsorship to take her concept to the next stage. Challenge Convenor Professor Evan Douglas paid tribute to the finalists saying all the ideas have potential to become viable business propositions. Find out more...

Aspiring entrepreneurs gain valuable insights into tapping into the next big idea

Students, innovators and entrepreneurs came together for an opportunity to learn from each other through an exchange of ideas, as well as understanding how the Gold Coast is supporting startups while extending professional networks in an event held at the Gold Coast on 9 July 2019. Find out more…

Candice represents Griffith at Asia-Pacific summit

Griffith Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Business student, Candice Noring represented the University at the Young Professionals Briefing. The briefing is designed to provide emerging leaders with an opportunity to influence the decision-makers of the Asia Pacific region with solutions for today’s urban challenges in the lead up to the Asia-Pacific summit.
Find out more...

New circular economy masterclass

The transition to a circular economy requires us to transform the way we create products, services, and systems, and is dependent on how we learn and apply those learnings in the real world, as individuals, teams, and organisations.
Global concerns over climate change, environmental degradation and social inequality indicate how critical it is for business leaders to be prepared for this new business environment. Dr Rob Hales has teamed up with newly appointed Adjunct Fellows, Ashleigh and Jaine Morris, from Coreo to develop a transformational leadership course for the circular economy. Find out more...

Shaping the next generation of Japan-Australia relations

Dr Paul Howard, Department of Business Strategy and Innovation and member of the Griffith Asia Institute convened two workshops for visiting Japanese high school students from Miyazaki Nobeoka High School and Kumamoto Hitoyoshi High School. The lectures were arranged by the Griffith University International Business Development unit as part of the itinerary for a short-term language course. Find out more...

Importance of keeping a learning mindset when engaging in international markets

Mr Scott Ashton, Director, International Markets, TIQ delivered a guest lecture to 7921IBA International Business class on 5 August 2019. Mr Ashton introduced the services of Trade and Investment Queensland through the lens of a Queensland company building a start-up international education business in China. Find out more... 

Building blocks to innovative leadership through experiential learning

Dr Heather Stewart ran a workshop at the HERDSA conference in Auckland. In the spirit of the conference themes: 'leadership, work and identity', the interactive workshop included a learning experience using Lego Serious Play, a powerful methodology for team building. Find out more...

Pilot program infuses hardware start-ups with sustainability values

Dr Rob Hales (Department of Business Strategy and Innovation) and Tiah Goldstein (Interwoven) are working together with the Arc Hardware Space Incubator to interweave, integrate and expand notions of sustainability within their start-ups. Find out more...

Understanding the inclusive organsiation

Dr Tapan Sarker and Dr Dhara Shah at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management themed ‘Understanding the inclusive organisation’ in Boston Massachussetts on 9-13 August 2019.

Open Day 2019

Dr Luciane Albertani (and her daughter), Dr Carla Riverola, Dr Tom Conley, and Dr Bernard Gan joined around 14,000 people who visited our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses to get a feel for Griffith life at at our Open Day on Sunday 11 August 2019.
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