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The global pandemic continues to affect economic and social activities across the world, but in BSI we continue find new ways to communicate, collaborate and make a difference. As this newsletter will show, there is a lot of activity in the Department in teaching, research and engagement. In this edition, we profile some of our engagement partners and also a few of our students. We celebrate the award of a Fellowship in the Higher Education Academy to one of our newest members of staff and we have included opinion pieces from more long-term members of staff. Additionally, BSI researchers continue to explore a range of topics from intergenerational care, to the impact of COVID-19 on restaurants, the use of facial recognition as a customer experience measure and much more.

I hope that you enjoy reading about our extensive range of activities that continue to flourish in these difficult times. Thank you for your interest in BSI and we look forward to working with many of you over the coming months.

Rosemary Stockdale
Head of Department

Rapid and agile response for pandemic through the lens of eHealth Queensland

The Department of Business Strategy and Innovation is pleased to welcome Adjunct Professor Damian Green, Deputy Director-General and Chief Information Officer of Queensland Health at eHealth Queensland. 

Intrapreneurship in a post-COVID world

Meet Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw, Intrapreneur and member of the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation Advisory Board, as she speaks about her intrapreneurship journey in a post-COVID world and her selection as Office of Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur, Chief Champion for a day in July 2020.

Fellowship recipient strives for teaching excellence

Dr Lili Mi has been awarded a Fellowship for Higher Education Academy (HEA) in recognition of her commitment to teaching, supporting colleagues in their teaching and enhancing students’ learning
experiences and outcomes.

Next AI Super Power with Professor Dian Tjondronegoro

Host, Professor Renee Jeffery talks to Professor Dian Tjondronegoro, Deputy Head of Department, Department of Business Strategy and Innovation about the Next AI Super Power and why it its important for Australia’s future.

China is not an enemy

The downward spiral of Australia-China relations is getting near a tipping point towards a Cold War and must be stopped. Such a Cold War cannot help anybody and, in the short term, will be very difficult to reverse. Already the trust in bilateral relations, which took years to build up, has long been undermined.

Business ethics during a pandemic: ABEN responds to COVID-19

Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) is group of academics and practitioners that have been coming together for 10 years and recently held the inaugural mid-year virtual exchange (workshop).

Supply chain traceability: Opportunities and challenges observed from a meat industry case

There could be many reasons that traceability is useful or required for supply chains. For example, quality assurance and consumer confidence play a major role in the food supply chains. 

Hidden innovation in franchises

Franchisees are typically bound to follow the rules and regulations of the franchisor which limits their innovative and entrepreneurial activities. However, Julienne Senyard argues that franchisees may overcome these constraints through acts of innovation and “hidden” bricolage.

Contemplating the relationship with religion in a COVID-19 China

Historically, repression of Christianity in China has included surveillance of members and their gathering spots, destruction and closing of church buildings, restrictions of young people being baptised. 

Pandemics. What are they good for? Rapid innovation adoption!

The term telehealth refers to using information and communications technologies to deliver health services and transmit health information over long and short distances. Telehealth is revolutionary because it moves voice, data, images and information between consumers and clinicians instead of requiring consumers to travel to a clinician’s workplace.

10 drivers towards a low carbon future post-COVID-19

How can countries like Indonesia and Australia link the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts of climate change? A long-term solution to climate change means reducing the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere.

Evaluating diversity training in community aged care

Diversity characteristics such as culture, sexual orientation, and social situation potentially impact on the participation of older individuals in their healthcare. Older people typically have complex needs, with an array of diversity characteristics.   

Measuring customers' experience through deep facial analysis

Understanding customers’ experience help business owners make decisions to improve their service. Existing techniques such as surveys and interviews are commonly used to get feedback, but larger areas like airports are too complex.

Impact of COVID-19 on restaurants: Research project feeds into recovery effort

There is no question that COVID-19’s impact on Australia’s hospitality industry has been profound. Following the government-imposed shutdown of restaurants on March 23, 2020, some firms have pivoted successfully.

The hidden opportunity

While some people consider this pandemic as a challenging and unforeseen event, others are taking advantage of these challenges to build stronger businesses. One critical technology being used more than ever is the internet.

Mangoes get sick too

Coming back as a mature age PhD student almost 20 years after finishing an Honours degree has been challenging, but rewarding. Throughout this bumpy journey, the two constants that have kept me going have been my supervisors and my research topic. 

Researcher seeks organisations to participate in a project mapping the supply chain network

Dr Gustavo Guzman has recently published an article titled Knowledge capabilities in supply chain networks: A taxonomy in a top ranked journal. The article is part of a larger research project aiming at understanding how supply chain networks are adapting to post-COVID environment. The research team is currently looking for organisations, from diverse industry sectors,  interested in participating in the next phase of the project – mapping and evaluating supply chain network. If you are interested, please email Dr Guzman for more information.

Bridging the distance—investing in intergenerational practice research

Lead investigators from Griffith University Intergenerational Practice Project were delighted to receive the first of two proposed instalments of the Cromwell Property Group Foundation donation towards the 2-year Intergenerational practice partnership project. Professor Anneke Fitzgerald, Dr Gaery Barbery and Gabriela Di Perna (Griffith University) and Jo Penman (MercyCare) were present when Mr Paul Weightman, (Cromwell Property Group Foundation) presented a cheque for $75,000 to the project team last month.

Griffith partners with technology company Everledger 

Griffith University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with award-winning independent technology company Everledger, founded by CEO Leanne Kemp, the current Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. Everledger is an independent technology company helping businesses surface and converge asset information, using a symphony of secure technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, intelligent labelling and Internet of Things.

Actions you can take to turn the tide on the ‘she-cession’

I am an optimist. An idealist. A doer. So, how can we create opportunities to increase women’s economic security in a COVID-19 world where we are seeing a ‘she-cession’? The recent Women of the World Festival, live streamed for 24 hours around the globe, highlighted the negative impact of COVID-19 on women and the solutions.

Sustainable urbanisation and small island developing states

PhD candidate, Rebecca McNaught, recently moderated an online webinar for the Commonwealth Local Government Forum. The webinar formed part of a series aimed at exploring the potential for greater inter-disciplinary, cross-sector collaboration to address the challenges posed by climate change, rapid urbanisation and the recovery from COVID-19.

Experts engage students and community to help address homelessness

Homelessness among women over the age of 55 in Australia is a growing issue with the number of women accessing services increasing. Recently there has been a tidal wave of homelessness among women in Australia so researchers and policy makers have started looking into the reasons behind the issue.  

Going global: Indian entrepreneur takes Queensland's WILD program to India

India is one of the fastest growing start-up ecosystems in the world, yet the presence of women within this space is relatively limited. The challenges Indian women entrepreneurs face are many and varied—namely, limited support and opportunities, and a lack of international opportunities.

Innovative thinking is key in a post-COVID-19 world, says T20’s think tank

The 3-day Think 20 (T20) conference held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 15-17 June 2020 has highlighted key policy recommendations for a post-COVID-19 world. Created in 2012, T20 is an engagement group comprised of think tanks from G20 countries whose primary challenge is to add value to the G20. 

Griffith game changers highlight the impact of COVID-19 on women around the globe

Griffith academics have warned that women have borne the brunt of COVID-19, from increased childcare responsibilities at home to challenges accessing domestic violence support and job losses in female-dominated sectors like retail and hospitality.

Our ranking success

Griffith Business School continues to excel in important global university rankings.

In the latest Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2020, Griffith has been ranked in the top 125 universities for Business and Economics, improving its position from last year's ranking of 176-200th.

The Asia-Pacific rankings consider the teaching and research efforts of leading universities across East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. 

COVID-19 and lockdown—implications for tertiary education

COVID-19 has impacted us in many ways, including education. The UNCTAD data indicates approximately 1.38 billion students were forced to rely on e-learning due to the lockdown. All Australian universities were forced to changed offline lectures to online in March 2020 when both the number of confirmed cases and deaths increased sharply.

Class of 2020 graduating with a difference

Graduating Griffith students are celebrating their academic milestone virtually this year as COVID-19 mass gathering restrictions move the ceremonies online.

Griffith named Australia's only UN Millennium Fellows Campus for 2020

Griffith University has been designated a UN Millennium Fellows Campus for 2020, the only university in the country and the wider Oceania region to achieve the title.
Clare Burns | 3 Minute Thesis winner
'Corporate sustainability: holding up a mirror to 'greedy' finance culture'

3 days for students to get startup skills

Griffith University students have built the foundations of their own entrepreneurial ventures during a recent 3 Day Startup workshop. More than 70 students of all disciplines joined the online program.

Innovation for growth amidst isolation

In today’s dynamic business world, it is vital to gain and maintain a competitive advantage through innovation. As COVID-19 turned our lives upside down, many of us have had to learn new skills. 
Juan Miguel Rosa González | 3 Minute Thesis finalist
'Who am I now that I'm here? Expatriation and identity'

The Blue Economy and the SDGs

The “Blue Economy” is an increasingly popular concept as a strategy for safeguarding the world’s oceans and water resources. It may emerge when economic activity is in balance with the long-term capacity of ocean ecosystems to support the activity in a sustainable manner.

Sustainable urban mining in Sri Lanka

Text E-waste (or electronic waste) refers to discarded electronic and electrical items. The mining of e-waste for precious metals such as gold, silver, copper, platinum, and palladium is an alternative to traditional mining,


How can intuition research inform business practice?

As the use of intuition in business has become more widely accepted, companies struggle to understand how to use this additional resource efficiently, while corporate trainers and university educators lack tools to develop it as a skill.

Eco-control for sustainable agricultural management

Eco-control offers an integrated management approach to transitioning toward corporate sustainable development, such as sustainable agriculture management. However, the use of integrated management controls has not yet been explored in the field of agriculture management.

Role of energy finance in geothermal power development in Japan

Steam generated from geothermal power plants have been used to heat houses and cook food in Japan for almost a century.  However, it wasn’t until seams of steam were found at the Matsuo mine in 1952, that the first geothermal power plant was built in Hachimantai. 

Uncovering indirect foreign firm ownership reveals positive productivity spillovers

A question of enduring interest within international business is to what extent the presence of foreign firms can create positive ‘spillovers’ that boost the productivity of domestic firms.  

Science and technology innovation for a sustainable economy

Authors Mazharul Islam and Moazzem Hossain discuss pathways to a sustainable economy through science and technology innovations which are regarded as important components of the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’. 

Does corporate governance affect the quality of integrated reporting?

Integrated reporting (IR), is fast emerging both as a tool to help firms understand their value creation process and to communicate effectively with external stakeholders.

Factors influencing the green bond market expansion in Vietnam

Green bonds (GBs) are an important financial tool used to raise capital for low-carbon projects that benefit the environment. 

Tools for managing complex negotiations

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of International Negotiation, the journal published a special issue in 2020 devoted to the expertise of its Editorial and Advisory Board. 
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