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SBL Professorial Research Talk

Monday, 25 September 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

Regions are challenged with a reduction in labour supply (drift or rush to cities) and a loss of professionals in regional centres and, the creation of new jobs mainly in the unskilled or semi-skilled categories leading to a loss of diversity and value-added economic and social activity in regions.

A plan for developing the capacity of regions to withstand shocks and create a resilient development approach could be an agri-food strategy that builds the capacity of local producers to expand their produce to wider markets and offer specialised products within a tourism context. Local producers and consumers within a region may benefit from the establishment of a local food strategy in the context of the concept of sustainable development through regional food.

Clusters of allied, connected activities are explored as a way to kick-start and/or foster regional development through agri-food. Where it is possible to establish a cluster by identifying anchor activity (such as local food production), attracting firms to locate in a cluster (framework policies) and participate in cluster activities (network effects); it is argued positive effects spread to the whole region (spillover effects): including job creation, higher purchasing power and other benefits of increased economic activity.

This presentation highlights the potential of Western Australia to benefit from an agri-food strategy that links food production, farms, local cuisine and tourism.


Professor Kerry Brown is the Professor of Employment and Industry in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. She is a Program Leader for the Governance and Organisational Planning Program of the Asset Institute. She is Director of the Centre for Innovative Practice at ECU. Her expertise is acknowledged as an invited external Affiliate Professor with international Business School, ESCP Europe based in Madrid. She has published extensively including 10 books and over 90 journal publications. Professor Brown is an Executive Board Member and Founding Fellow of the International Society for Engineering Asset Management. Professor Brown specialises in change management; collaboration, networks and business clusters; capability, strategy, management and policy for infrastructure and asset management; public management and policy; government-business-community relations; negotiation and employment relations.

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

When: Friday, 6 October, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: Register on Eventbrite by Thursday, 5 October.

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 Maryam OmariTowards Dignity and Respect at Work
Friday, 8 September1:00 - 2:00pmJO.1.447 Professor Fang ZhaoDigital Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges
Friday, 6 October 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Kerry Brown Food for Thought: An Agri-Food Strategy for Regional Development
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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