Centre for Contemporary Australasian Business and Economics Studies

Centre for Contemporary Australasian Business and Economics Studies

The Centre for Contemporary Australasian Business and Economics Studies (CCABES) fosters the development and promotion of collaborative research in contemporary Australasian business and economics among countries at different stages of economic development. Our researchers have strong international profiles. Our research is innovative, of high quality research and has broad academic, business and policy impact. 

Download: Understanding The Creative Economy

 

Established in 2017, the Centre for Contemporary Australasian Business and Economics Studies (CCABES) is a focal point for researchers of Australasian business and economic developments among staff in the Faculty of Business. The Centre’s focuses on inter-disciplinary research.

Our Vision

To be a Centre of excellence for collaborative research on contemporary Australasian business and economics.


Our Mission

To develop, promote and encourage research excellence through collaborative research and activities on contemporary Australasian business and economics. To further the Faculty’s international research profile and standing through innovative and high quality research which has broad academic, business and policy impact.

Our Research

CCABES is conducting research into:

  • Asian capital markets, finance and disclosure
  • Competition policy and regulation
  • Social change/responsibility and accountability
  • Entrepreneurship, SMEs, innovation and growth
  • Cross border trade, production and regional integration
  • Economic development issues – inequality, poverty and inclusion

CCABES Members

Associate Members

Strategic Associate Partners

HDR Members

  • Tayyab Ayaz
  • Guna Bhatta
  • Sheetal Deo
  • David Havyatt
  • Ruichen Ma
  • Yun Maung
  • Suranga Perera
  • Muhammad Saleem
  • Theseem Muhammadu Theseem
  • Trang Vu
  • Gusti Wardhani

Professor Sandy Suardi

Email: sandy_suardi@uow.edu.au

Telephone: +61 02 4221 5525

Dr Amir Arjomandi

Email: amir_arjomandi@uow.edu.au

Telephone: +61 02 4252 8823

Associate Professor Xiaofei Pan 

Email: xiaofei_pan@uow.edu.au 

Telephone: +61 02 4252 8915

CCABES Cluster 3B Seminar

Failing to Fail: The Lost Policy Opportunity of the Pandemic

Short Abstract: International aviation is emerging from the pandemic like so many bears coming out of hibernation. Weak carriers should have failed, but many survived.  What were the survival strategies and regulatory responses?

Biography: Dr Ian Douglas is currently an Honorary Research Fellow with both UOW (BAL) and UNSW Aviation. Dr Douglas was appointed Chair of the Australian International Air Services Commission in May 2016, after serving as a Commissioner from November 2012. He stepped down as Chair in August 2021. Prior to academia Dr Douglas had a long career with Qantas Airways, holding senior positions in pricing, business development, and route management.

Watch recording: Seminar by Dr Ian Douglas

 

Clusters of Research

Cluster 1: Finance and financial markets in the Australasian region

  • Asset pricing in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Corporate finance, earnings management
  • Empirical corporate finance
  • Capital markets

Cluster 2A: SMEs, entrepreneurship, firm performance and regional development

  • Family business workers, microfinance and SMEs
  • Economic growth, regional development
  • Innovation as an economic activity
  • Regional development
  • Trade integration and performance

Cluster 2B: Institutions, Innovation and Growth

  • Macroeconomic and public policy
  • Innovation, R&D investment and spillovers
  • Economic impacts of artificial intelligence and automation
  • Institutions and growth

Cluster 3A: Building sustainable and resilient communities, addressing community vulnerabilities and poverty

  • Social/policy impacts of accounting

Cluster 3B: Aviation and Tourism Management

  • Aviation finance and economics  
  • Airline operations
  • Aviation policy and regulation
  • Tourism management and economics
  • Sustainable tourism

Cluster 4A: Trade logistics, economic diversification and economic geography

  • Landlockedness
  • Economic integration
  • Trade and climate change

Cluster 4B: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

  • Energy – economics, policy and management
  • Environment- economics, policy and management
  • Green growth and green finance
  • Tourism and sustainability

Become a member of CCABES

Join our centre as a full member, associate member or as a research student by letting us know about your research interests and work.

Apply for membership

Researchers in Focus

Dr Farzana Aman Tanima is a member of:

  • Cluster 3A: Building sustainable and resilient communities, addressing community vulnerabilities and poverty
     

Dr Mahdi Mahdiloo is a member of:

  • CCABES Cluster 2A: SMEs, entrepreneurship, firm performance and regional development

Dr Liangbo (Jack) Ma is a member of:
  • CCABES' Cluster 1: Finance and financial markets in the Australasian region.