Theses: Business School exemplars


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These examples of high quality research proposals and theses have been selected by Deans: Research, and Deans: Research Education across the divisions within UniSA.

They may include embargoed theses or research proposals, for which you will need to get the student’s permission to access.

3 Minute Thesis - Business School Finals 2015

Congratulations to the following students:

  • PhD Winner - Ming Sum Chan, School of Management, for his presentation 'The journey from 'I' to 'We''
  • PhD Runner-up - Minhua Yang, School of Commerce, for her presentation 'Investigating whether political risks impact on the effectiveness of environmental policies'
  • Masters by Research Winner - Pei Jie Tan, School of Marketing, for her presentation 'The value of endcaps: investigating sales uplift of differently located endcaps'

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Business School exemplars

Exemplar Theses from the UniSA Business School

3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

Being able to discuss your research with people not in your field is an important skill for all researchers to learn. Starting in 2008 the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) was created by the University of Queensland (UQ). It gives competitors the chance to sum up their research and engage the audience all in just 3 minutes.

Heats are run in Divisions, Schools and the Centre for Regional Engagement with winners of each going on to compete to be the University of South Australia winner. The overall winner for the University goes on to compete against competitors from other Universities.