Opportunities to Engage
Fostering links with industry and other organisations is important to Commerce Research. Our researchers work with businesses, government and other universities to provide innovative analysis and solutions that result in a competitive advantage. Collaboration takes three main forms:
1. Partnering academic research
Academics often conduct research in collaboration with external organisations in order to provide complementary expertise and access to sources of information. Typically, the findings of such research will have broad policy, business or community relevance.
2. Consultancy advice
Consultancy services draw upon a staff member’s corpus of knowledge and experience to provide advice relevant to the organisation such as in relation to problem-solving or strategic planning.
3. Contract research
Contract research requires the conduct of new commercially relevant research work related to a staff member’s expertise.
For more information on the University of Wollongong’s external research relationships visit the UOW Commercial Research Unit.
Case study: Human and
The Centre for Human and Social Capital Research and IIBSoR have engaged with the NSW Office of Women’s Policy to investigate the problem of low retention rates among skilled migrant women in Australia. It is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant.
Case study: Chinese business partnerships
The Chinese Commerce Research Centre undertakes collaborative research with the Finance Department of Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) in China, under a Memoranda of Understanding between the UOW Faculty of Commerce and the SYSU School of Business.
Case study: Knowledge management
The Centre for Knowledge Management is engaged by the Royal Australian Navy on a three-year research project: "Measuring and managing the impact of knowledge loss". It is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant.
Case Study: Tourism
Wollongong City Council is using the Input-Output Model developed by the Centre for Small Business and Regional Research to determine the effect of tourism strategies on the economy.
Case Study: people and organisation
The People and Organisation Research Centre (PandO) is undertaking a collaborative research project with funds awarded an ARC Discovery grant of $90,000 over three years. The project, "Generating insights for the future: a retrospective, comparative study of attempts to implement large-scale electronic health record systems" will be conducted by Dr Karin Garrety (UOW), Professor Ian McLoughlin (Monash University), Dr Ping Yu (UOW), Dr Andrew Dalley (Medical Director of the Illawarra Division of General Practice) and Robert Wilson.
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