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Publications & Advocacy

On behalf of our members, the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) co-ordinates national projects, advocates on national issues and partners with key stakeholders, with interests in influencing policy and practice in business education and research at Australian universities.  Below are ebooks, opinion pieces, recent submissions, media releases, project reports and papers.


ABDC response to HESP recommendations on professional accreditation

Submission - ABDC response to HESP Recommendations

ABDC has responded to the Higher Education Standards Panel recommendations on the impact of professional accreditation in Australian higher education and opportunities to reduce the regulatory burden on higher education providers.

ABDC Names Journal Quality List Reviewers

The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) has appointed the Australian and international experts who will review the ABDC Business Journal Quality List.


If not MBAs. Then What? Are Reports of the MBA's Demise Premature?

ABDC ebook

What do business deans and the latest research say about the future of the MBA?

Improving Indigenous Participation, Retention and Success in Business Schools

An update on the HEPPP-funded project led by Professor Morris Altman

Skilling Business Graduates for an Uncertain Future

What are the skills needed for the future of work? How are business schools and business education educating graduates for what lies ahead?

Is Management Now an Age-Old Problem?

Professor Marie Wilson on managing workforces aged 19 to 79 in a business world of increasing age diversity.


Let's Stop Ignoring How Teaching Impacts Our Future Leaders

ABDC Research Scholar, Professor Stephen Taylor, on the need to include teaching and other business school activities in national measures of impact and engagement.

ABDC calls for economic prosperity as a national research priority

Submission - ABDC Response to National Research Infrastructure Capabilities consultation – Sept 2016

The ABDC is calling on the Federal Government to have ‘An Economically Prosperous Australia’ as a National Research Priority and to include business and economics research in the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.

HEPPP needs systemic, consistent approach and predictable funding

Submission - Higher Education the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) Review - Sept 2016

The ABDC has called for a more consistent, systemic approach with predictable funding and rigorous evaluation of initiatives in the Federal Government review of the

ABDC releases new Journal Quality List

ABDC Journal Quality List 2016

The ABDC is pleased to release the ABDC Journal Quality List 2016.

Business deans warn against increasing cross-subsidisation levels

Submission - Department of Education and Training's Consultation on Higher Education Reform - July 2016

As part of the higher education reform consultation, ABDC has called on the Federal Government not to take any actions that will risk the high international reputation of our business schools.

Understanding barriers to drive research collaboration: ARC Impact Assessment Consultation response

Submission - ARC Consultation on Impact Assessment - Jul 2016

In its response to the ARC Impact Assessment Consultation Paper, ABDC emphasises a better understanding of the barriers - both from an academic and industry perspective - to effectively drive research collaboration.

ABDC raises concerns with proposed research block grant arrangements

Submission - Department of Education and Training's Consultation on Proposed New Research Block Grant Arrangements - Jun 2016

In its submission to the Department of Education and Training's consultation paper on the proposed new research block grant arrangements, ABDC has raised concerns about some of the proposed funding measures and reporting requirements.

Business and management skills critical for an innovative and creative future labour force

Submission - Inquiry into Innovation and Creativity: Workforce for the New Economy - Apr 2016

In ABDC's response to the Inquiry into Innovation and Creativity: Workforce for the New Economy, we recommend for government policy to effectively embrace and enhance Australia’s capacity for university-industry collaboration, improved innovation management, increased productivity and commercialisation, it is critical that business and management skills are considered a key element.

ABDC Research Scholar to expand collaboration between universities and industry

Media release - March 2016

The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) has appointed Professor Stephen Taylor from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as its inaugural Research Scholar – a new role that has the goal of expanding collaboration between universities and industry.

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