Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Macquarie fields research strength in Banking, Finance and Investment research, with the discipline rated above world standard in ERA 2018. A Macquarie staff member has received the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation, and our research on superannuation, long service leave and workers compensation impacting New South Wales and Victorian parliamentary inquiries and government policies.
Macquarie’s research is predominantly in accounting, auditing and accountability, banking, finance and investment, business and management, and marketing.
Macquarie also achieves high quality outcomes in the areas of organisational and management knowledge, organisational performance and climate, commitment, cultural change, careers, leadership, gender and cultural diversity, and higher education management.
Applied research has contributed to public policy and business strategy and outcomes through collaborations with the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Cochlear, Beletich Associates and Optus, as well as financial institutions. Research with external organisations such as the Catholic Education Commission NSW, Energy Australia, Smith & Nephew and the McKell Institute has been supported by matching University–Enterprise Collaboration funding.
Macquarie has engaged with leading national and international financial organisations, government bodies and professional and practitioner organisations. Macquarie’s partner research on risk cultures since 2015 has resulted in advisory meetings with executives and the boards of numerous Australian banks, international banks, financial services firms, national regulators, and international regulators.
In Australia, our regulatory partners include Australian Securities and Investment Commission and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, while our insurance partners include AIG, Suncorp, Zurich, and HCF. Internationally we work with the UK Prudential Regulation Authority, the UK Banking Standards Board, the US Federal Reserve Board, the US Securities and Exchanges Commission, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Financial Stability Board, and the Chicago Mutual Exchange.
Migrant employment and the management of cultural diversity
Macquarie University’s research on migrant employment, education and cultural diversity management has impacted on migrant support organisations and government in New South Wales as well as on practitioner understanding of Australian approaches in other countries. Building on a long period of sustained engagement with the field by Professor Lucy Taksa, the research has had a significant impact on migrant and refugee human and social capital development in employment and education in Greater Western Sydney. Through contributions to symposia with Hudson Recruitment and the NSW Ethnic Communities Council (ECC), NSW government and NGO advisory committees, Taksa has brought about positive change for migrants and refugees.
2. Approach to Impact