The Centre for Asian Business and Economics was founded in 2014 as a part of the Faculty of Business and Economics strategy for enhancing the Faculty's presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
Our mission is to strengthen linkages with Asian universities, business and government, and enhance our presence in Asia to develop our capabilities in research relevant to Asia.
The Centre will bring together researchers in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing and other related fields to develop broader perspectives in their study of Asian economies and business strategies/practices in Asia. The Centre will host forums, seminars and conferences on issues related to Asian business and economies and implement visitors' programs which aim to develop Asia related collaborative research and institutional linkages.
Key aims of the Centre:
- To be an intellectual hub in issues related to business and economics in Asia.
- To be a focal point in developing institutional linkages in Asia.
- To have a positive impact on business practices and the development of Asian economies.
- To signal FBE's strategic direction and its commitment to Asia.
- To become a centre of excellence on Asia-related issues in the Faculty and partnering institutions.
To achieve this, the Centre will focus on three key areas: a strong Research Program, a Visiting Fellow Program and a Study Program.
We will also be running a series of events aimed at fostering discussion around the topics of Asian business and develop strong ties between academic staff and multinational business leaders.
CABE hosts research fellows and visitors to facilitate interaction and research collaboration on issues in Asian business and economics.
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Press Coverage of the 6th Annual Conference
ASIC marching to the 'fast and furious' beat of harder regulation.
Alex Sampson. Friday 8 November 2019. Australian Banking Daily
'ASIC has spent a bit of time lately myth busting assumptions about its role in a post-Hayne world.
The first myth is that ASIC has become the ethics conduct regulator, deputy chair Karen Chester told a room of bankers and bureaucrats at Melbourne University's Centre for Asian Business and Economics annual conference in Melbourne yesterday.
“It’s important for us to recognise that we are the last line of defence and with that pole position comes an acknowledgement that we cannot singlehandedly deliver ethical behaviour across corporate Australia,” Chester said. “Nor should we try to do so at the end of the day."'
Public Lecture by Professor Dwight H. Perkins (Harvard University)
China's Progress Towards a Market Economy and the Influence of Xi Jinping and Donald Trump
Tuesday 17th July, 2018 (Copland Theatre)
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The transition from a centrally planned command economy to an efficient market economy is a more complex process than was commonly assumed by many of the economists advising this transition in Eastern Europe. China began this transition in an unplanned but effective way and then in the early 1990s made a firm commitment to create an efficient market economy. Creating the institutions required by such an economy was accomplished first by central government actions and then increasingly by reforms often instituted at the enterprise level. The Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress in 2013 laid out an ambitious plan to complete the process. But in 2017 and 2018 progress toward an efficient market economy was called into question by a combination of US government actions questioning the value of liberal multilateral trade arrangements and a Chinese leadership decision to bring politics and political ideology back into economic decision making at all levels.
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2018 CABE Research Projects/Publications
Authors and Contributors: Paul Kofman, Vaughn Barber, John Russel, Nick Coyle, Dean Rawlings John Brumby, Doug Ferguson, Kristin Silva, Ben He, Cheng Lei and Rowan Callick
AustCham Beijing in collaboration with the Australia China Business Council, KPMG and the University of Melbourne, proudly launched the second edition of the Doing Business in China report on Tuesday November 6th at the Australia National Pavilion, China International Import Expo (CIIE).
Following an outline of the key findings from the report, Australian Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment provided an address to attendees regarding the bilateral trade and investment relationship. Minister Birmingham remarked that he was deeply encouraged by the strong optimism shown by Australian business. He highlighted that progress is something that is there in all of the statistics for all to see and further emphasised that the growth in trade, services, investment, flow of people, has been of enormous benefit to both China and Australia and more broadly across our region.
The report will serve as a useful reference for businesses, policymakers and communities alike to understand the opportunities and challenges that come with doing business in China, and make better informed decisions that will guide the evolution of the Australia-China relationship in a positive direction for our members.
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Helen Wei Hu, Lin Cui and Preet S Aulakh
Journal of International Business Studies, 2018
Business groups allocate resources internally to either reward its top performing affiliates or to subsidize weak ones, which is reflected in the performance persistence of affiliated firms. We find that resource allocation patterns diverge between business groups in China and India, as they operate in state capitalism systems where business and state interact differently. However, this divergence is less impactful once an affiliated firm internationalizes, as the home-based rules become less applicable to them.
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