Research centres and units

La Trobe Business School is home to a number of cross-disciplinary research centres and units. These centres and units are engaged with community, industry and international experts in business and management. The purpose of the centres and units is to further expert knowledge in their respective fields. The centres and units also assist in increasing the quality and relavence of our coursework programs, by furthering knowledge in their areas.

The Centre for Public Sector Governance, Accountability and Performance (CPSGAP), located at La Trobe University's Melbourne Campus, is an exciting concept aimed at improving public sector performance and the capacity of public sector managers and regulators to carry out their tasks.

The Advanced Analytics Lab is founded on a new paradigm in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The work has focussed on computationally plausible models that can be adapted to extend current practices in machine learning, and to use these for data analytics applications

Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI)

The Centre for Sport and Social Impact strives to influence the future of sport management practices and policy and their impact on society through real-world research and engagement with industry and government.

The CSSI draws from the disciplines of organisational behaviour, management, marketing, economics, law, sociology and public policy to investigate issues that impact on the efficacy of sport organisations operating in the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors of the economy and their impact on society. The CSSI is affiliated with the La Trobe University Institute for Social and Environmental Sustainability.

Centre for Water Policy and Management (CWPM)

The Centre for Water Policy and Management (CWPM) is an applied research organisation dedicated to improving our understanding of water policy and management choices and the impact of those choices on water users.

Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation (RECSSI)

At the Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation (RECCSI) we are engaged in the design of socially and emotionally intelligent systems and technologies to support the well being and sustainability of human society in the 21st century. We focus on a range of areas including health care, human resource management, aged-care, education, organisational innovation, travel and tourism.

Tourism and Hospitality Research Unit (THRU)

The Tourism and Hospitality Research Unit draws on over fifteen years of tourism and hospitality research at La Trobe University. The Unit develops reliable research on the changing nature of tourism and hospitality and its intersection with events in Australia and around the world. Through our research, collaborations and publications, the Unit contributes to a global understanding of tourism and hospitality at various social and political levels. The Unit specialises in the theoretical, philosophical, practical and political issues related to tourism, hospitality and events.