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UNE Business School News
Welcome to the July/August edition of UNE Business School News.

The past 2 months have brought with them some wonderful achievements for UNE Business School which we're very pleased to share with the Armidale community and beyond.

Our big news from August was the announcement on campus, Monday 8th July, by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, that state funding has been granted to establish the UNE SMART Region Incubator. We had a great write-up by The Armidale Express, cleverly titled "Ideas Brooder Hatched".

We're pleased to share with you a research - focused edition of the newsletter - the UNE Business School has some terrific research projects underway, as well as boasting some fantastic PhD students such as our recent 3 Minute Thesis School winner, Ms Kara Tighe. Kara will go on to compete in the UNE-wide event this week on Wednesday September 14, 2016 - we wish her all the best!

In early September, our School Seminar program benefited from the joint research project with University of Bonn, Germany - our
international collaborations only serve to build relationships with great work on food value chains, with a strong focus on sustainable futures in agribusiness.

This edition we've taken a closer look at some of the work being done by our colleagues on grant-funded projects, sharing Dr Boyd Blackwell's work as Principal Research Leader on the CRC-REP Project
Enduring Community Value from Mining, as well as Professor Mahinda Siriwardana's work with the ARC Linkage project in partnership with AGL, focusing on sustainable energies. These are just two examples of projects with significant outputs and impact, and further developments to come.

As always, I congratulate our staff with books, chapters and journal articles coming out the past two months - we are pleased to share this hard work with the UNE Business School as well as our broader community.


Professor Alison Sheridan
Head of School
UNE Business School
Congratulations to Kara Tighe who won the UNE Business School's 3 Minute Thesis heat, speaking about the connection between animal welfare & the impacts on consumption, looking at trends of media exposure & sales. Kara goes on to the university-wide event on September 14.
Australia-Germany Research Co-operation Scheme brings visiting scholars from University of Bonn, Germany to UNE Business School
Worldwide concern around large food production, processing and formation of closed-loop value chains and networks has motivated a cross-continental partnership between UNE Business School and the University of Bonn, in Germany.
From the 1st of January this year, the shared project “Chain Failure and Chain Goods in Sustainable Food Chains” has been underway with a view to develop a theoretical framework that will enable a closer analysis and improved understanding of value chain outcomes.
UNE Business School and friends were lucky to hear from our partners at University of Bonn just last week as they delivered two fantastic seminars about food value chains and sustainbility in Germany. Read more ...
Where in the world?
UNE Business School staff continue to attend conferences and workshops all over the country and the world in July and August: Our staff in The Conversation
John Rice
most recently published a piece on the ongoing question of innovative technologies, and what Apple's future might look like in light of the #AppleEvent for the iPhone7 last week. Prof Rice has also recently shared articles on Australian retailers that have found the formula for success (Sept 5), and on Woolworths' strategy for turning its fortunes around (July 26).
Theresa Smith-Ruig wrote for The Conversation on ways to boost community well-being as part of The Conversation’s ‘Reimagining NSW’ series (August 1).

Staff Teaching Awards
Congratulations to Ms Kay Hempsall and Associate Professor Rene Villano who were recently recognised in the 2016 UNE Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Kay was recognised in the category of Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and Rene has received the 2016 Award for Teaching Excellence. Read more ...

Short Courses on offer in Trimester 3
UNE Business School is offering 3 options for 5 week units of study in T3. These are available to current students for 6 credit points, or as stand-alone professional development units. Read More ...
News in Publications
Professor Gabriel Donleavy’s online textbook, “An Introduction to Accounting Theory” was published 1 August 2016.

This online textbook is a one stop resource for accounting theory, covering the field in plain language. The book aims to develop the readers’ ability to think critically about accounting and be aware of its inconsistencies, assumptions and omissions. Read more ...

Dr Sujana Adapa and Professor Alison Sheridan have recently published a book chapter titled “The Complex Hues of Entrepreneurial Identity Amongst Women Owning Accounting Firms”, engaging with women entrepreneurs running micro, small-sized and family-owned accounting firms in Chennai in south India. The research reveals that women as entrepreneurs need to grapple with multiple identities in order to manage their business performance and family responsibilities. Read more...


PhD student to graduate with Chancellor's Doctorate Research Medal in October 2016
Mr Tim Nelson, graduating in October with his PhD, "The emergence of new energy technologies–economic and public policy implications of Australia’s changing electricity markets" is to be recognised with a prestigious award from the Chancellor.
Tim is one of the Chief Investigators in ARC Linkage Project
Adaptation to carbon-tax-induced changes in energy demand in rural and regional Australia”, put together in partnership with AGL. His supervising team consists of Dr Judith McNeill (Principal supervisor), Dr Sam Meng (Co-supervisor) and Professor Mahinda Siriwardana (Co-supervisor). UNE Business School congratulates Tim on this fantastic outcome, with more to be shared about his experience after Graduation.
Read more about the ARC Linkage project ...
Events at UNE Business School

July 28 - Launch of Centre for Agribusiness

August 12 - Seminar: Assoc. Prof Chris Collet: "Training Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs: One Person's Journey"
August 17 - 3 Minute Thesis - UNE Business School
August 17 - Seminar:
Professor Nicole Ballinger and Mr Thomas Foulke - "An Overview of Wyoming and Natural Resources"
August 18 - Business Before 9 Seminar Series
August 19 - WSABE Awards Gala

September 2 - Seminar: Associate Professor Ravi Pappu - "How does brand innovativeness affect brand loyalty?"

Sept 7 - Seminar: Dr Johannes Simons - "Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in Fruit and Vegetable Chains in Germany
Sept 9 - Seminar: Professor Gerhard Schiefer - "Food Security and Sustainability: A Challenge for Food Sector and Food Chain Cooperation"
Sept 12 - Seminar: Em Prof David Hughes - "Future Food, Real Retails, Going Global and Profit Prizes"
Sept 16 - Seminar: Dr K Balasubramanian - "Win-Win Model for Small Farmers, Business and Financial Institutions: Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) and its Relevance to the Pacific" (Save the Date)

November 18 - 2016 UNE Business School Innovation Challenge Final - ThePitch! Competition & Showcase
Our Research: A spotlight on the Enduring Community Value from Mining project
Measuring the significance of impact of Mining activities in remote communities in Australia is the key objective of the Enduring Community Value from Mining (ECVM) Project.
The ECVM Project is a CRC – Remote Economic Participation Project, commenced with the intention of gaining a solid understanding of the effects of mining activities on the local community environments of remote areas, predominantly in Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia.
The team, lead by Dr Boyd Blackwell in his role as Principal Research Leader, are working on spatial and economic modelling of impact on these remote communities with intentions to establish  assistance for communities in anticipating impact from mining activities.
Read more...
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