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ECU’s top business research students attend National Honours Colloquium

Tuesday, 06 September 2011


  • Students at the 2011 National Honours Colloquium

    Students at the 2011 National Honours Colloquium. Image supplied courtesy of the Australian School of Business and Milk and Honey Photography.

ECU business students Lungowe Andala and Olivia Gialuisi were recently invited to join other top business students from across Australia and New Zealand for the 2011 National Honours Colloquium, held on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August in Sydney.

Hosted by the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, the National Honours Colloquium is an opportunity for select Honours students to present their research projects to peers, senior academics, and business professionals in their fields of expertise. Students are also able to receive constructive feedback on their projects, and insight into the future of business research and practice.

The colloquium began with a welcome reception on the first evening, followed by a full day of sessions in which students were separated into their relevant business streams of accounting, banking and finance, economics, marketing, organisation and management, and population ageing, to present their research and receive feedback.

Lungowe Andala, in the banking and finance stream, presented on ‘How short and long term interdependencies have changed due to the Global Financial Crisis’.

Olivia Gialuisi presented her research project, ‘Employee retention practices in small businesses’, in the organisation and management stream.

The colloquium concluded with a celebratory networking dinner at one of Sydney’s most stylish venues, with guest speakers including past participants and prominent business leaders.

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For more information on the 2011 National Honours Colloquium, visit the Australian School of Business.

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