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SBL Professorial Research Talk

Thursday, 08 June 2017


The SBL Professorial Research Talk is an event arranged by School of Business and Law Research Office for our Professors to share their research insights with staff and research students at the School and the University.

It also provides an ideal platform to promote our School’s research capacity, and to introduce our Professors to their fellow academics and the wider community.

In each one-hour talk, there will be a presentation by one of our Professors, followed by interactive discussion, and informal chat during refreshments.

I warmly invite you to join us for an exciting and sociable gathering.

Associate Professor Hadrian Djajadikerta
Associate Dean Research
School of Business and Law

Upcoming event

The new WA State Government has been elected with a clear mandate to boost jobs and economic growth. High on their list of priorities is tourism which currently supports 97,000 jobs and contributes $10 billion in visitor spending. To achieve this the government has committed to spend $45 million per annum per year for the next five years on tourism marketing. However, at the same time it is essential that we continue to build the supply side of tourism, that is, the products that visitors want to come here to experience. This presentation examines three types of tourism which can help strengthen our tourism assets – ecotourism, cruise ship tourism and the emerging sector of geotourism.


Professor Ross Dowling OAM is Foundation Professor of Tourism at the School of Business and Law. He conducts international research on ecotourism, cruise ship tourism and geotourism. He is a Member, World Commission on Protected Areas (Switzerland); Co-founder, International Cruise Research Society (Germany); and Advisor, UNESCO Global Geoparks (France). In Western Australia he is Chair of Cruise Western Australia; Vice President, Royal Automobile Club; Member, Conservation & Parks Commission; and a Parks Ambassador appointed by the Governor of Western Australia. He has authored or edited many books including Natural Area Tourism, Cruise Ship Tourism, and Geotourism.

Where: Council Chambers JO1.447,
ECU Joondalup Campus
270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup

When: Friday, 23 June, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: Register on Eventbrite by Thursday, 22 June.

Schedule of Presenters

Date Time Venue Presenter Topic
Friday, 10 March 2:45 - 3:45pm JO.1.447 Professor Sam Huang Chinese outbound tourism and its implications to Australia
Friday, 7 April 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.7.103 Professor Craig Standing Systems theory in action
Friday, 28 April 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Hugh Wilkins Souvenirs and their consumption
Friday, 12 May 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Pi-Shen Seet What Motivates Actors in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Local and International Perspectives
Friday, 2 June 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Zhaoyong Zhang The Efficiency and Volatility of the Chinese RMB Exchange Rate Markets
Friday, 23 June 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Ross Dowling Growing Western Australian Tourism
Friday, 4 August 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Fang Zhao tba
Friday, 6 October 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Kerry Brown tba
Friday, 3 November 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.34.545
Professor Stephen Teo tba

Further details on the presentation topics to be announced.


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