Take your PhD in an exciting and booming area: Entrepreneurship!

Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognized as a major factor in economic and societal development. As a result, Entrepreneurship has grown to become one of the major fields of inquiry within economic, organizational and management research. Further, there are many signs that policy, media, academic, and student interest in Entrepreneurship is rapidly rising in Australia today, not least due to the economic, technological, and environmental challenges and opportunities of the future. In short, it is an area within which advanced knowledge is likely to be in high demand.

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, is the national leader and internationally highly recognized in this field.  We feature strongly in leading scholarly journals, conferences, associations and collaborative research projects around the world, thereby providing an excellent environment for research and research training under engaged and competent supervision. ACE is situated within the QUT Business School, which is one of the largest and strongest business faculties in Australia and the first to achieve “Triple Crown Accreditation” (AACSB; AMBA; EQUIS).

ACE is now looking to recruit additional Ph.D. students for commencement in 2016. Read more

Entrepreneurship vs. Self-Employment: Toward an Inclusive Paradigm

This article is an opinion piece by Erin Lynn, a PhD. candidate at Monash University, who is representing Australia as a youth delegate to the 2015 Y20 Summit – the youth engagement platform of the G20 – in Turkey 16-21 August 2015. 

The names Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson are synonymous with entrepreneurship. These visionaries have disrupted industries from hardware to software, from airlines to music. In today’s world, their businesses and products pervade our everyday lives.

The extraordinary public profiles of leading entrepreneurs lead us to believe that self-employment is a high-risk but high-reward career path. One accessible only to the smartest, the connected, and importantly, with the inexplicable X-Factor.

One would be forgiven for believing that entrepreneurs must be pale, male and stale.

Entrepreneurship, however, has a long history of including the most vulnerable people as a grassroots development strategy. This is because Read more

Engagement & Commercialisation – Discussing the impact of academic research

The world’s leading universities are transforming how they engage with industry. UQ Business School together with QUT would like to invite you to listen to global expert on academic engagement Associate Professor Riccardo Fini from the University of Bologna and Imperial College London.

Date Monday, 31 August 2015
Time 11.00am – 1.00pm (Light lunch provided)
RSVP By Monday, 24 August 2015
VENUE Customs House
399 Queen Street Brisbane 4000