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 recent submissions, press releases, project reports and papers.
What are the skills needed for the future of work? How are business schools and business education educating graduates for what lies ahead?
Professor Marie Wilson on managing workforces aged 19 to 79 in a business world of increasing age diversity.
ABDC Research Scholar, Professor Stephen Taylor, on the need to include teaching and other business school activities in national measures of impact and engagement.
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.
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 Journal Quality List 2016
The ABDC is pleased to release the ABDC Journal Quality List 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submission - Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Future in Research and Innovation – Feb 2016
The Australian business school community is very interested in seeing stronger links between business and universities, especially with respect to ensuring effective leadership and management of research commercialisation, innovation, export development and technology transfer.
Submission - Department of Education and Training Consultation on the 2016-17 Skilled Occupation List - Nov 2015
In our submission to the Department of Education and Training, ABDC recommends retaining accountants on the 2016-17 Skilled Occupation List (SOL) to meet term labour market demand for accountants.
Submission - Department of Education and Training Review of Research Policy and Funding - Sept 2015
Responding to the research policy review, ABDC supports the call for policy to support innovative, well-resourced and diverse business research - vital for Australia’s future prosperity and capacity to see industry-relevant research, increased productivity and commercialisation.
Submission - Productivity Commission Issues Paper "Barriers to Export Services " - Sept 2015
Responding to the Productivity Commission's draft report on removing export service barriers, ABDC says Australia needs to do more to support sustainable growth of our international education sector.