the good life
IIBSoR is delighted to host renowned social researcher and writer, Hugh Mackay, at a public event to introduce his new book The Good Life at the University of Wollongong on Friday 10 May.
Hugh will address the ultimate question: "What makes a life worth living?" in his talk - his conclusion provocative, and passionately argued.
For more information on the event, please see full invite.
scholarship opportunity for PhD student
A postgraduate scholarship is available for a highly motivated PhD candidate to drive a research project aimed at examining the decision processes that underpin technology and innovation management. The successful candidate will work with researchers from UOW's IIBSoR and several other Australian universities in a partnership with Ports Australia.
For the full ad and application details click here. Applications close 3 June 2013.
New IIBSoR members
Join us in welcoming three new members to IIBSoR; Associate Professor Leona Tam, Dr Shahriar Akter and Dr Graham Bowrey.
Leona is a researcher focussing on customer habit and loyalty, and Shahriar mainly explores complex modelling, both from the School of Management and Marketing. Graham focusses on public sector accounting and accountability at the School of Accounting & Finance.
Calling motivated PhD candidates
A PhD scholarship with SAS and IIBSoR, worth $32,000 per annum for two years, could give you the opportunity to drive a research project aimed at unlocking the potential of Business Analytics technologies within organisations.
For the full ad and application details click here. Applications close 12 March 2013.
IIBSoR Co-Director’s AGL case study award
IIBSoR’s Co-Director, Professor Tim Coltman, has received a US$3,000 award by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) for his supply chain case study ‘Managing the Network of Supply and Demand at AGL Energy’.
CSCMP is the peak industry group representing Supply Chain Management professionals in the world. Every year they run an international competition where they pick the best 2-3 ‘real-world’ case studies that cover a variety of supply chain disciplines, and publish them on their website. Practitioners can access these case studies to get an exclusive insight into the SCM process of leading organisations.
To read more, click here.
IIBSoR's Melanie Randle named 2012 ANZMAC Emerging Researcher of the Year
IIBSoR is thrilled to report that Dr Melanie Randle has been awarded the 2012 ANZMAC Emerging Researcher of the Year Award by the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC). This is an annual award for an early career researcher judged to have made the most significant contribution to knowledge in marketing through research of high standing.
Melanie is an incredibly deserving winner of this award. She has a strong publication track record and her research has had real impact in industry (benefitting foster care organisations who do not have the resources for an R&D department). Melanie is a competent and supportive HDR supervisor, she works well in teams with colleagues from within her discipline, colleagues from other disciplines and industry partners. And she is the first ever recipient of an ARC DECRA fellowship in marketing.
Well done, Melanie!
IIBSoR co-director joins editorial board of #1 journal
Congratulations to IIBSoR Co-Director, Tim Coltman, who has been invited to join the editorial review board of the top ranked Journal of Operations Management (JOM).
Ranked as the number one journal within operations management internationally, JOM targets researchers who are interested in advancing the operations and supply chain management field, as well as practitioners who have a concern for keeping abreast of the state of the art in operations management.
The journal presents concepts, theories, and managerial perspectives that address cutting-edge issues in operations management and supply chain management.
IIBSoR members' grant sucess
Congratulations to A/Prof. Rajeev Sharma and Prof. Tim Coltman on their success in the 2013 Discovery Project round.
Their project Do intentions predict health-related behaviours? Implications of method bias for the design of public health promotion programs will receive funding of $392,068 over the next three years.
Each year millions of dollars are expended on public health initiatives to encourage healthier lifestyle behaviours, such as diet, exercise, smoking and sun-protection. This project will investigate the cumulative empirical evidence to evaluate the validity of the theories that purport to explain why people behave the way they do.
IIBSoR Director joins editorial board of top tourism journal
Congratulations to Professor Sara Dolnicar who has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the highly ranked Journal of Sustainable Tourism (JOST). The journal is ranked number three out of all hospitality, leisure and tourism journals internationally, with an impact factor of 1.929.
Drawing attention to the importance of innovation in future tourism research, the journal addresses the challenges of sustainable tourism in today’s world, and includes articles on theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores its economic, social, cultural, political, organisational or environmental aspects.
Best paper for "creative questioning"
Congratulation to IIBSoR's Duncan Rintoul who won the Best Paper at the 40th National Australian Market & Social Research Society Limited (AMSRS) Conference with industry colleague Jon Puleston (GMI).
In 2011, GMI and the UOW fielded a massive multi-country survey experiment, to see how well ‘creative questioning techniques’ perform in non-Western cultures, and whether they help reduce the cultural response style biases that cause so many problems when conducting multi-country surveys. The results were presented in the paper Beyond colour and movement – Measuring the impact of dynamic survey answer formats on respondent behaviour" that won them the award.
To find out more, click here.
Hot off the press
Ulrike Gretzel's new book Persuaive Recommender Systems co-authored with international colleagues has just been published. The book reviews the existing literature on the factors in advice seeking relationships in the context of human-human, human-computer, and human-recommender system interactions. Whether users are likely to accept the recommendations provided by a recommender system is very important to system designers and the marketers who implement them.
For more information click here.
IIBSoR members clean up at awards
Congratulations to Ulrike Gretzel, Melanie Randle and Peter Siminski who were recognised for their research achievements at the Faculty of Commerce’s 2012 Staff Awards.
Ulrike received the “Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award” for her leading role in UOW’s success as an outstanding centre of Tourism research, as well as the “Professional Service Award” for her extensive contributions to her discipline through her many roles as journal editor and reviewer, ARC assessor, conference organiser and board member.
The “Early Career Researcher Achievement Award” was awarded to Melanie for her high level of research contributions to UOW, and her tireless work developing industry collaborations.
Peter received a Special Commendation in the “Outstanding Researcher of the Year” category for establishing himself as one of Australia’s leading applied microeconomists.
Scholarship for IIBSoR Masters student
Congratulations to Abhijith Anand who recently received UOW’s International Postgraduate Tuition Award. Abhijith was awarded the scholarship for showing exceptional commitment and critical thinking during the analysis of his studies.
His work has already been published, with his article “Business Value Realised from RFID-Enabled Healthcare Transformation Projects” appearing in the latest issue of Business Process Management Journal. Being able to meet the standard of publication into one of the most highly ranked information systems journals is testimony of his commitment to research and his ability to conduct cutting edge research.
With IIBSoR member Samuel Fosso Wamba as his supervisor, Abhijith is currently working on his thesis aiming to investigate the current technological challenges faced in healthcare, and the role of IT in healthcare transformation towards better patient care and treatment quality.
Best Paper Award
Congratulations to IIBSoR's Associate Professor Ulrike Gretzel who has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the International Journal of Tourism Sciences' 2012 TOSOK Conference held earlier this month.
"Tourism in Technology Dead Zones; Documenting Experiential Dimensions" was co-authored with Philip Pearce at James Cook University, and can be viewed here.
Outstanding paper award
Congratulations to IIBSoR's Professor John Rossiter on receiving yet another award for his innovative theory of social science measurement.
The European Journal of Marketing recently announced its 2012 Awards for Excellence, with Prof Rossiter's paper "Marketing measurement revolution: the C-OAR-SE method and why it must replace psychometrics" winning the Outstanding Paper Award for 2011.
For more information click here.
Hot off the press - iTouR July 2012
The third issue of UOW's Tourism Research Newsletter - iTouR - has just been published.
Download it here to read about the most recent tourism research, events, presentations and much more summarising the achievements of the tourism group at the University of Wollongong.
Katina's TedX talk - see it here
IIBSoR member Professor Katina Michael spoke about the moral and ethical dilemmas of emerging technologies at the inaugural TEDxUWollongong held in May .
Katina's engaging talk, where she performs three scenarios which raise very interesting social implications for our humanity, can now be viewed here.
Congratulations to IIBSoR member Professor John Rossiter who has won the 2012 Steenkamp Award for Long-Term Impact, given annually to papers published in the International Journal of Research in Marketing (IJRM) that have made long term impact on the field of marketing.
Prof. Rossiter’s paper, "The C-OAR-SE procedure for scale development in marketing" was published in the journal in 2002.
The award was announced at last month's conference meeting of the European Marketing Academy.
What makes us tick? - Hugh Mackay
Australia’s leading social researcher, Prof. Hugh Mackay, recently spoke at a booked out presentation at the University of Wollongong.
Hosted by IIBSoR, the talk was attended by over 200 people from industry and UOW.
Hugh has spent a a lifetime listening to people talk about their dreams, fears, hopes, disappointments and passions. In this presentation, he reflected on some of the things that don’t change. Drawing on a 30-year social research project, he identified the 10 desires he believes drive our social behaviour in every aspect of our lives – personally, professionally and commercially.
Best paper for IIBSoR student
Congratulations to IIBSoR PhD student Duncan Rintoul, who won Best Paper at the ESOMAR Asia Pacific conference in Shanghai earlier this month.
ESOMAR is the global professional association for market researchers, with over 4900 members worldwide.
Duncan’s paper, co-authored with Jon Puleston of GMI, was titled “Can Survey Gaming Techniques Cross Continents? Examining cross cultural reactions to creative questioning techniques”.
"Three Minute Thesis" success
Congratulations to IIBSoR's Duncan Rintoul for winning the Faculty of Commerce's Three Minute Thesis competition with his "Dynamic response formats in online surveys: Do they give us better data, or are they just pretty toys?" presentation.
Duncan will represent the Faculty at the UOW Three Minute Thesis Grand Final on 27 June.
IIBSoR member's editorial on "most read" list
In December Assoc Prof Katina Michael co-guest edited a special issue on "Social and Behavioural Implications of Location-based Services" in the Journal of Location Based Services (TANDF). Her editorial is now the journal’s most read article.
The special issue is dedicated to location-based tracking and monitoring, covering the technical challenges as well as the social and behavioural implications of the topic. The papers included in the issue represent the advancement of LBS and the need to understand its implications as we head towards an uberveillance society.
IIBSoR's top research performance
Recently released analysis of the performance of all Research Strengths at the University shows that IIBSoR is punching well above its weight, with:
- Increased overall research performance by 39% compared to the previous analysis. This is the highest percentage increase of all the 19 Research Strengths.
- The second highest journal publication output, as well as the second highest overall publication output.
IIBSoR Director, Professor Sara Dolnicar is delighted with this performance, thanking all members for their contributions which have lead to the Institute’s continued success.
IIBSoR student's popular paper
Congratulations to PhD student Clifford Lewis, whose co-authored Destination brand components article is one of the most downloaded papers from 2011 in the International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research.
Security workshop bring ‘sousveillance’ under the lens
Wearable cameras and portable technologies might seem like creations reserved for the likes of James Bond or Jason Bourne. Such devices, however, were the focus of the recent Sixth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security, which examined the use of camera technologies by and against law enforcement.
The event, convened by IIBSoR's Associate Professor Katina Michael and held at the University of Sydney, was entitled ‘Sousveillance and Point of View Technologies in Law Enforcement’.
New IIBSoR members
Join us in welcoming two new members to IIBSoR; Dr Lee Moerman and Dr Martin O’Brien.
Lee is a successful researcher in social and environmental accounting from the School of Accounting and Finance, and Martin is an expert within econometric methods research from the School of Economics.
We look forward to working with our new colleagues, who bring new areas of expertise to the group of experienced and dedicated academics that make up our Institute.
Hot off the press - new book on social media and tourism
Congratulations to IIBSoR's Associate Professor Ulrike Gretzel whose new book Social Media in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality has just been published. Written by an international group of researchers widely known for their expertise in the field of the Internet and tourism, this book addresses how social media is changing the way travellers and tourists search, find, read and trust, as well as collaboratively produce information about tourism suppliers and tourism destinations.
It presents cutting-edge theory, research and case studies - challenging both academics and industry professionals to consider how the quickly emerging online communities are shaping our future.
RFID article on Most Cited list
Congratulations to IIBSoR member Dr Samuel Fosso -Wamba, whose work was recently named on the most cited articles list of the ERA ranked A International Journal of Production Economics.
His journal article Exploring the impact of RFID technology and the EPC network on mobile B2B eCommerce: A case study in the retail industry, authored with colleagues from Polytechnique Montréal in Canada earned a place on the list. The same article was also on the journal’s “Top 25 Hottest Articles for April to June 2008” list.
Marketing measurement revolution article in top journal
Prof John Rossiter's "Marketing measurement revolution: The C-OAR-SE method and why it must replace psychometrics" has just been published as the lead article in the European Journal of Marketing.
His work introduces a revolutionary new approach to measurement. New measures in marketing are created by using a psychometric approach based on Churchill’s “scale development” procedure, and Prof Rossiter's paper aims to compare and contrast Churchill’s procedure with his own content-validity approach to measurement, called C-OAR-SE.
Second issue of iTouR out now
iTouR, UOW's tourism research newsletter contains information about our recent tourism research, events, conferences, collaborations and publications. Hope you enjoy reading about the activities in tourism research here at UOW in the past six months.
To download the newsletter, click here:
Networking for women and sustainability scholars
On 25 November, we are pleased to host guest presenter Dr Gillian Bowser, main initiator of the new Global Research Network on Women and Sustainability. This is a collaborative network that has been funded by the US National Science Foundation for the next five years to bring together scholars from across the globe.
IIBSoR’s Ulrike Gretzel is on the steering committee of the network, working to engage other University of Wollongong women scholars who research within the areas of sustainability and climate change, or scholars who study issues related to sustainability and women, to foster research in these areas.
We invite you to join us to find out more about the network and the opportunity to become involved.
Dr Melanie Randle and Dr Peter Siminski awarded DECRAs
Congratulations to IIBSoR's Melanie Randle and Peter Siminski on their Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) success. DECRA is a new ARC scheme which provides more focused support and creates more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research positions.
They were both awarded three-year grants for a total amount of $375,000 each;
- Dr Randle for the “More foster carers for children in need: understanding heterogeneity among Australian foster carers to increase recruitment and placement success" project,
- Dr Siminski for the "Army service, employment incentives and veterans’ life outcomes: a natural experiment” project.
IIBSoR hosts world-renowned Management scholar
Andrew Pettigrew, Professor of Strategy and Organisation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford is visiting UOW in late November, and will present at a number of UOW events.
On Tuesday 22 November Prof Pettigrew is speaking at a UOW seminar on the topic of ‘Scholarship with Impact’ where he will discuss the possibilities of scholars meeting the double challenge of producing work of the highest scholarly quality and policy/practice work.
On Monday 28 November he is presenting “Leading Strategic Change’ at a public lecture at the Wollongong City Gallery where he will talk about why some organisations are able to adapt and change and others find this difficult.
To read more about these events, click here:
IIBSoR's ARC grant success
Congratulations to IIBSoR members Tim Coltman and Rajeev Sharma on their successful 2012 Linkage Project grant for their "Technology and innovation management in high risk situations" project. This grant is the largest awarded to UOW in this round, and the 5th largest amount awarded nationally.
Congratulations also to IIBSoR members Sara Dolnicar and Ulrike Gretzel on receiving a 2012 Discovery Grant for the "Reducing the Australian tourism industry's vulnerability to external shocks: identifying and understanding disaster-resilient tourists" project, and Abbas Valadkhani for the "Does retail petrol price respond asymmetrically to changes in its cost? A modelling framework" project.
UOW and five councils join in new consortium
A new consortium which represents an innovative model for research collaboration and engagement between local government authorities and UOW has been officially launched. Five keystone councils are committed and actively involved in the consortium for at least a three-year initial period – Wollongong City, Shoalhaven City, Hurstville City, Rockdale City and Camden councils.
The consortium creates an opportunity for nominated council staff to engage in doing a Masters by Research or a PhD through UOW on projects that are of strategic importance to a council or to the local government sector.
IIBSoR member Associate Professor Andrew Sense from UOW’s School of Management and Marketing is the Director of the Local Government Research and Practice Development Consortium.
Tim Coltman joins Editorial Board of top management journal
Congratulations to Professor Tim Coltman at IIBSoR who has been invited to join the Editorial Review Board of Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM) . Prof. Coltman also had his paper titled What drives the choice of a third-party logistics provider? appear in the April edition of the journal. According to the 2010 ISI Impact Factor scores, JSCM is ranked second out of 144 management journals with an impact factor of 5.853.
In addition, Tim had a paper titled Best-worst approach to predict customer choice for 3PL services appear in the June edition of Journal of Business Logistics (JBL). The journal is ranked 10th out of 144 management journals with an impact factor score of 3.905.
Both journals are experiencing a rapid ascendancy in importance to scholars in management.
IIBSoR welcomes Hugh Mackay
|We are pleased to announce that Hugh Mackay, Australia’s most prominent social researcher and commentator on social trends, recently accepted a position as Professor of Social Science with IIBSoR at UOW.|
Having developed his own unique methodology for qualitative research and with extensive research experience, Hugh is an ideal fit with the team at IIBSoR, whose key aim is to develop and validate innovative and reliable qualitative and quantitative measures for business and the social sciences.
We look forward to working with Hugh on a range of initiatives including IIBSoR research projects, public lectures on social issues, and the Masters of Market and Social Research course developed by IIBSoR.
For more information on Hugh Mackay: http://www.hughmackay.com.au/
Understanding tourists’ arguments
IIBSoR were pleased to recently host visiting scholar Silvia De Ascaniis, who presented on the topic of ‘Online travel reviews as argumentative texts: a linguistic-pragmatic approach’ to staff and students. A PhD student from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, Silvia is currently at UOW on a one-year fellowship under the co-supervision of IIBSoR’s Ulrike Gretzel.
In her presentation she highlighted online travel reviews as a new text genre that has still not been considered from a linguistic point of view. She believes that good quality travel reviews are those that describe the travel experience supported by arguments. From these, you can gain an understanding of travellers' expectations, needs and interests, which in turn will contribute to the development of better marketing campaigns and information systems.
To download full presentation click here.
New Tourism Research Newsletter
IIBSoR has joined several UOW tourism researchers from a cross-section of faculties and disciplines in publishing the first issue of the new iTouR newsletter. If you want to find out more about recent tourism research, presentations by visiting academics, UOW tourism researcher profiles and much more, this is the newsletter for you. Hope you enjoy the read.
Click here for the full newsletter:
Speaking about the practical aspects of Enterprise Architecture
IIBSoR was pleased to host Darren Smith, Principal Consultant EA at ThoughtWorks, who presented to our students on the topic of Enterprise Architecture on Wednesday 25 May. Dr Samuel Fosso Wamba, who extended the invite to do a guest lecture to Mr Smith, said the lecture showed his students the practical aspects of Enterprise Architecture Design, a subject he is currently teaching at UOW.
With over 16 years of industry experience, and as an UOW alumni, Darren was able to impart invaluable insights and knowledge to students. By highlighting the link between what is learned at university and how Enterprise Architecture is executed in practice, he spoke of the challenges faced in implementation and how to manage these.
For more information on ThoughtWorks and what they do, see: http://www.thoughtworks.com/
IIBSoR Director gets Vice-Chancellor’s 2011 Research Excellence for Senior Researcher Award
Congratulations to Professor Sara Dolnicar on receiving the Vice-Chancellor’s 2011 Research Excellence for Senior Researcher Award.
Sara's contributions within research methodology and measurement for the social sciences, her successful research leadership and high level of research performance over many years were only a few of many factors that granted her this award.
Radical new book for social science researchers
IIBSoR member Professor John Rossiter recently had his new book published; Measurement for the Social Sciences. This is a controversial text which questions the conventional approach to social science research - psychometrics - and introduces his radical new theory designed to produce more reliable results.
John's revolutionary new approach to measurement - called C-OAR-SE – is specifically for the social sciences. The book features numerous examples and applications of how the approach can be used by researchers.
IIBSoR welcomes Dr Ulrike Gretzel to the team
Ulrike is a leading international tourism researcher and expert in the area of tourism and social media, joining us from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on persuasion in human-technology interaction, the representation of sensory and emotional aspects of tourism experiences, and issues related to the development and use of intelligent systems in tourism.
She has extensive experience within tourism research, and has strong industry relations. Her research has been funded by a number of national, regional and local tourism organizations in North America, Europe and Asia.
Joining IIBSoR as an Associate Professor for Marketing, she and is also a Director of the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems in Tourism (LIST).
We are pleased to welcome Ulrike to the team, and look forward to working with her.
IIBSoR contributes to UOW's top spot in tourism research
Tourism researchers at the University of Wollongong today officially found out that their research is rated as the best in Australia.
When the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results were announced, UOW was the only university in the country to achieve the top rating of 5, or ‘well above world standard’ within the tourism research discipline. Tourism research has emerged as doing extremely well overall within Australia’s higher education institutions, proving to be truly competitive on an international level, with UOW at the forefront.
“Receiving this result is a fantastic achievement for us, especially in light of the university not having a School of Tourism,” Director of the Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research (IIBSoR) at the Faculty of Commerce, Professor Sara Dolnicar said.
“We have a number of excellent individual researchers from a range of disciplines that have made this possible through their contributions and international collaborations within the tourism field over the past decade.”
A few of these contributions include advances in market segmentation methodology for tourism, the introduction of a novel paradigm into sustainable environmental tourism without sacrificing profitability, and insights into perceptions and use of social media by travellers.
IIBSoR Co-Director joins Alliance of Supply Chain Experts
The University of Wollongong recently signed a MOU with the newly formed Alliance for Supply Chain Innovation; an initiative aiming to shape the national research agenda for supply chain innovation. Represented by IIBSoR Co-Director Professor Tim Coltman, it brings together leading researchers from universities, industry and government from across Australia.
UOW was invited to take part in this initiative with other prominent institutions such as Victoria University, the University of Western Sydney, the University of Tasmania and The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Australia (CILTA) recently entering into a formal agreement with the alliance.
IIBSoR Director, Sara Dolnicar, wins $1.46 million grant
UOW was awarded 25 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects and three Linkage Project Scheme grants worth more than $10.6 million. Professor Sara Dolnicar, Director of the Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research (IIBSoR) was awarded $1.46 million, the highest grant funded from the 922 applications received by the ARC.
Her project will investigate improving market segmentation methodology.
Businesses embrace market segmentation to identify and target clients. However, poor segmentation analysis leads to poor segment choice. “Our project develops tools to improve segmentation analysis,” Professor Dolnicar said.
“We will test the resulting toolbox in tourism, foster care and climate change mitigating behaviours, and produce usable, transferable recommendations.”
As part of the grant, Professor Dolnicar was also awarded a Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Fellowship that provides opportunities for established researchers to undertake research of national and international significance. QEIIs encourage research in Australia by postdoctoral graduates of exceptional promise and proven capacity for original work. No QEII has ever been awarded to a marketing researcher since the ARC Discovery Grant Scheme was introduced in 2002.
“I am very excited to be awarded this grant. It gives me and my research colleagues the opportunity to investigate many of the unresolved problems with market segmentation analysis which seriously threaten the validity of segmentation analysis conducted for businesses and used by businesses to make long-term strategic decisions,” Professor Dolnicar said.
Water Wisdom on the Water Wiki
Professor Sara Dolnicar and co-author Professor Andrea Schäfer (University of Edinburgh), have had an article featured on the International Water Association's (IWA) WaterWiki.
Proceedings of the IEEE
IIBSoR member Associate Professor Katina Michael (Faculty of Informatics) has guest edited the latest issue of the prestigious A*-ranked journal Proceedings of the IEEE. Entitled “RFID- A Unique Radio Innovation for the 21st Century”, this issue (Vol 98: Iss 9) was edited by Katina, along with four other international academics from the UK, Hong Kong and the USA.
Paper selected as one of the World's best in Information Systems
Congratulations to IIBSoR member Dr Samuel Fosso Wamba, and co-author Dr Akemi Takeoka Chatfield, both from the Faculty of Informatics, who have been listed on the 'IS Research Rankings' website which identifies the World's top Information Systems (IS) papers from peer-reviewed IS Journals.
Congratulations to our newly-graduated researchers - Dr Katie Cliff and Dr Leonie Miller!
Pictured: Dylan, Fynn and Katie Cliff. Fynn was born 26 June, making this a busy year for Katie and family!
Dr Shayne Gary talks Behavioural Strategy
IIBSoR was pleased to host a seminar by visiting academic Dr Shayne Gary on Friday 9 July 2010.
Tourism Australia selects IIBSoR members for research panel
Professor Sara Dolnicar and Professor John Rossiter from the Institute for Innovation in Social and Business Research (IIBSoR) have been invited to join a select panel of research advisors for Tourism Australia.
IIBSoR members win awards from prestigious international journals
Professor John Rossiter and Dr Samuel Fosso Wamba are awarded by international journals for outstanding papers.
Research Partnership Grant for foster care study
Congratulations to the team at IIBSoR who recently received a $13,000 Research Partnership Grant from the University Research Committee (URC) for the initial stages of their study on “Preventing Poor Health Outcomes for Children by Attracting More Foster Carers”.
Dr Clarke receives extended research grant from Karlstad University
Dr Rodney Clarke, Associate Professor at the Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research (IIBSoR) at UOW was recently awarded an extended contract research grant from Karlstad University in Sweden, for his research into new communication methods for use in travel analysis.
International tourism expert visits UOW
IIBSoR members were pleased to welcome back to Wollongong Professor Dan Fesenmaier from Temple University, Philadelphia, international expert in tourism, and Director of the National Laboratory for Tourism in e-Commerce (NLTeC).
Latest media coverage
The power of love - interview with Hugh Mackay, Illawarra Mercury, 4 May 2013
Den einflussreichsten Konsumenten finden (“Find the most influential consumers”) - interview with A/ Prof Ulrike Gretzel, Salzburger Nachrichten (in German, Austrian newspaper), 21 April 2013
Master's degree kicks off at Wollongong - Research News Magazine, April 2013 issue
The mobile phone turns 40 - interview with A/ Prof Ulrike Gretzel, The Wire radio, 4 April 2013
Digital detox: the rise of tech-free tourism - interview with A/ Prof Ulrike Gretzel, The Age, 11 March 2013
Technology improves emergency warnings - interview with Dr Katina Michael, ABC TV News, 27 Jan 2013
Concern people without latest technology will miss fire warnings - interview with Dr Katina Michael, ABC Radio News, PM with Mark Colvin, 23 Jan 2013