Research Reports:

Wallet SmartFuture DirectionsEducational Pathways Pilot Program
Cull, M. & Attard, C. (2021). Improving financial capability among university students using a Mobile App: Wallet$mart project evaluation. Western Sydney University (opens in a new window) Tannous, K. & O’Neill, P. (2021). Future directions: Ways forward for the economies of Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta, and The Hills – the Central City District of Sydney. Western Sydney University (opens in a new window) Varua, M., Spong, H., Barker, K., Holmes, K., Simons, M. & Denson, N. (2021) Educational Pathways Pilot Program Final Evaluation Report. Western Sydney University (opens in a new window)

WSU School of Business Research Report

Associate Professor Maria Estela VaruaI am pleased to present the School of Business Research Report for 2021. Despite the past two years of uncertainty, we have made significant strides in expanding our research collaborations, improving the quality of our research publications, and increasing our research income. The
wide-ranging research detailed in this report speaks to our extensive expertise and capacity to work productively with our various research partners.

The year 2021 was indeed a year like no other, with challenges we could not have foreseen. This report shares many research activities and successes achieved during these difficult times. I want to congratulate and thank all staff for their dedication and commitment to support the University and its mission. I’d also like to especially congratulate those who have put their hand up to present in our fortnightly seminar series and during Research Week.

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Associate Professor Maria Estela Varua
Associate Dean, Research

Journals / Articles:

2023 Renewable Energy (opens in a new window)Is green finance really "green"? : examining the long-run relationship between green finance, renewable energy and environmental performance in developing countriesSDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities  
2023Routledge Handbook of Sport and COVID-19 (opens in a new window)COVID-19 and women's professional sport pandemic effects : mitigating, manoeuvring and reimagining?  
2023 Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Innovations in Computing Research (ICR '23) (opens in a new window)Comparative analysis : accurate prediction to the future stock prices  
2023 Knowledge Transformation in Health and Social Care: Putting Mindlines to Work (opens in a new window)The confluence of mindlines and emotion in community-based palliative care.SDG 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing  
2023 Business Strategy and the Environment (opens in a new window)Adopting blockchain technology to enhance green supply chain integration : the moderating role of organizational culture  
2023 Current Issues in Tourism (opens in a new window)International tourists' spending on traveling inside a destination : does local happiness matter?SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities 
2023 Environmental Science and Pollution Research (opens in a new window) Investigating the nexus between carbonization and industrialization under Kaya's identity : findings from novel multivariate quantile on quantile regression approach  
2023Gender, Work and Organization (opens in a new window)Sexually harassed, assaulted, silenced, and now heard : institutional betrayal and its affectsSDG 5 - Gender Equality  
2023Journal of the International Council for Small Business (opens in a new window)Revisiting advisory assistance programs for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in regional rural areas : insights from AustraliaSDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities 
2023Health Sociology Review (opens in a new window)Research as care : practice-based knowledge translation as transformative learning through video-reflexive ethnographySDG 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing 
2023Sustainability (opens in a new window)Kerbside parking assessment using a simulation modelling approach for infrastructure planning : a metropolitan city case studySDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
2023 International Journal of Emerging Markets  (opens in a new window)Oil price volatility and firm profitability : an empirical analysis of Shariah-compliant and non-Shariah-compliant firms  
2023 Land Use Policy (opens in a new window)On real estate market transparency : the relationship with ICT trade and investment  
2023Renewable Energy (opens in a new window)Is green finance really "green"? : examining the long-run relationship between green finance, renewable energy and environmental performance in developing countriesSDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities 
2023Journal of International Consumer Marketing (opens in a new window)Innovative new product adoption of renewable energy mobility products at the bottom of the pyramid the case of Hamba, an integrated community-driven solutionSDG 1 - No Poverty

SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
2023Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (opens in a new window)Implementing a deep-learning model using Google street view to combine social and physical indicators of gentrification  
2023Sustainability (opens in a new window)Crisis leadership : political leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic  
2023Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, and Business Uncertainty: Just Surviving or Thriving? (opens in a new window)SME sentiments, access to government support, and resilience during a pandemic  
2023Benchmarking (opens in a new window)Digital supply chain research trends : a systematic review and a maturity model for adoption  
2023Fire (opens in a new window)Economic costs of residential fires : a systematic review  
2023BMC Public Health (opens in a new window)Evaluating the impact of marketing interventions on sugar-free and sugar-sweetened soft drink sales and sugar purchases in a fast-food restaurant settingSDG 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing 
2023Dementia (opens in a new window)Patient safety for people experiencing advanced dementia in hospital : a video reflexive ethnographySDG 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing 
2023Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems (opens in a new window)Paving the way to net-zero : identifying environmental sustainability factors for business model innovation through carbon disclosure project dataSDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
2023Housing Studies (opens in a new window)The determinants of home ownership affordability in Greater Sydney : evidence from a submarket analysis  

Note: the above represents a cross section of publications. A full list can be found here (opens in a new window)