These ‘Pitching Research’ template activities are designed to encourage students to practice reading and interpreting relevant research information and to practice writing content in a clear and concise manner.
The research advisors and mentors can view the exercises as a practical guidance that is simple to implement when introducing their students to the confronting world of scholarly research.
Pitch Sparring exercise involves students collaboratively working on creating a pitching template for a given paper. Students work together and share their ideas on the paper to come to a consensus.
Check out Pitch Sparring page for explanation and resources.
Reverse Engineering exercise involves de-constructing an existing paper to fill in the pitching template. This exercise will help young researchers process an enormous amount of literature and extract the most important content of the paper.
Check out Reverse Engineering exercise page for explanation, resources and examples.
Novice researchers don’t need to read the 50-page long assigned papers and do the reverse pitching exercises to grasp the core concepts of the template. Easy, fast and fun exercise to do is to create a fantasy pitch on the topic of your imagination.
Check out Fantasy Pitching exercise page for examples and guidance.
PR Training Opportunities
To complement the Pitching Research Template Tool and additional applications, Robert Faff [“the Pitch Doctor”] has run a series of workshops – both seminars and webinars, within Australia and globally.
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The Pitch Doctor has given “Pitching Research” talks at 37 Australian universities and visited almost 40 countries/jurisdictions: USA; Argentina; Mexico; India; Malaysia; Singapore; New Zealand; Fiji; Thailand; Japan; South Korea; China; Indonesia; Ireland; Vietnam; Austria; Scotland; England; Wales; Netherlands; Belgium; France; Spain; Portugal; Croatia; Italy; Serbia; Slovenia; Switzerland; Romania; Hungary; Czech Republic; Poland; Germany; Estonia; Finland; Sweden; Norway; Ireland.
Online webinar sessions with the same content are available when an in-person presentation is not feasible.
To date 8 countries have participated in these webinars: Columbia; Jamaica; Ghana; Pakistan; Kenya; South Africa; Taiwan; Ukraine.
|Type of Event||Primary Host||Location||Date|
|PR Webinar||Still University||New York, USA||15 February, 2018 (4 pm. NY time)|
|PhD Course||University of Queensland||Brisbane, Australia||3-4 March, 2018|
|Institute talk||Australian Institute of Business||Adelaide, Australia||6 March, 2018|
|University talk||University of Western Australia||Perth, Australia||8 March, 2018|
|PhD Course||FIRN: University of Technology, Sydney||Sydney, Australia||10-11 March, 2018|
|PhD Symposium||Griffith University Business School||Brisbane, Australia||14-18 May, 2018|
|Conference Keynote||ANPCONT||Joao Pessoa, Brazil||9-12 June, 2018|
|Conference Keynote||European Academy of Management (EURAM)||Reykjavik, Iceland||19-21 June, 2018|
|Pitching Symposium||SIRCA, University of Technology Sydney||Sydney, Australia||July, 2018|
|HDR & Honours Research Colloquium||University of Queensland Business School||Brisbane, Australia||July, 2018|
|Conference Keynote||World Finance Conference||Port Louis, Mauritius||25-27 July, 2018|
|Conference Keynote||1st International Conference of Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Law||Padang, Indonesia||5-6 September, 2018|
|Conference Keynote||INFINITI AP conference||Sydney, Australia||6-8 December, 2018|
I warmly welcome requests for seminars and webinars all over the world. Simply send me a message via the Contact Form and I will be in touch shortly!
Pitching Research competition is a great opportunity for young RHD researchers to test their research idea and get valuable feedback from the panel of judges. The core task of such competition is to fill in the PR template and then pitch it to the audience. Check out YouTube videos below for some examples and inspiration!
|Event/ Competition||Location||Date||Competition Winner & Pitch Title|
|1. Pitching Research Symposium||LaTrobe University, Melbourne||20 & 21 October, 2014||Luisa Unda: “Board of Directors Characteristics and Credit Union Financial Performance”|
|2. SIRCA Pitching Symposium, 2015||SIRCA, Sydney||27 February, 2015||Martin Hauptfleisch: “The When and Where of Price Formation. The Intraday Dynamics of Price Discovery”|
|3. Financial Markets & Corporate Governance Conference||Fremantle, Western Australia||9 April, 2015||Marvin Wee: “Managerial remuneration contracts and “gaming” earnings”|
|4. CIFR Pitch Day||UNSW (downtown), Sydney||29 May, 2015||Marvin Wee: “Managerial remuneration contracts and “gaming” earnings”|
|5. Pitching Stream, Accounting & Management Information Systems conference||Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania||10 June, 2015||George-Silviu Cordoș: “A Background for Understanding and Researching Audit Reporting Changes”|
|6. 8th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium||University of Ljubljana, Slovenia||16 June, 2015||Kirsten Tangaa Nielsen: “Are Mutual Peer Benchmarking Links Between Firms a Signal of Efficient Executive Peer Benchmarking?”|
|7. AFAANZ 2015 Doctoral Symposium||Hobart, Tasmania||3 July, 2015||Amirul Nasir: “Does Auditing Affect Owner-managers’ Decision-making? – Evidence from Different Company Life-cycles”|
|8. UQAPS Pitching Competition Final||University of Queensland, Australia||4 November, 2015||Jon McCullough: “Numerical Simulation of heat Transfer in confined Particle Suspensions: Thermo-rheological Behaviour of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids”|
|9. SIRCA Pitching Symposium, 2016||University of Technology Sydney, NSW||26 February, 2016||Giulia Leoni: “Risk management and firm performance: evidence from Australia”|
|10. WSE Pitching Research Workshop||Warsaw School of Economics, Poland||23 March, 2016||Astrid Zakrzewska: “A lot doesn’t mean good, but good means a lot. The Integrated Reporting case”|
|11. UQ Business School, Honours Pitch Competition 2016||University of Queensland, Australia||26 April, 2016||Sarine Zou: “The Value Relevance of Carbon Risk with Influence from Business Strategy”|
|12. 9th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium||University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland||14-15 June, 2016||Stacey Beaumont: “An examination of the relation between transparency in executive remuneration disclosure and the cost of equity capital”|
|13. AFAANZ 2016 Doctoral Symposium||Gold Coast, Queensland||1 July, 2016||Jordan Rippy: “Asymmetric investor materiality: The effects of gains, losses, and disclosures”
Sebastian Firk: “Translating promise into reality – Performance implications and antecedents of CFO commitment to Value-based Management (VBM)”
|14. UQ Business School Annual Research Colloquium 2016||University of Queensland, Australia||29 July, 2016||Honours Pitch Winner, Jacob Morgan: “CEO Pay-Gap, Gender and Bank Risk-Taking”
PhD “Commerce” Pitch Winner, Mark Bremhorst: “Improving Situation Awareness with Digital Representations”
PhD “Management” Pitch Winner, Nazila Barbakhani: “Usefulness of Psychophysiological Measures in Sustainable Tourism”
|15. Scottish BAFA||Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland||30 August, 2016||Timm Schmich: “Global Money Supply, the Role of Quantitative Easing, and the Impact on Commodity Prices”
Ayth Al Mubarak: “The Impact of Managerial Characteristics on Cash Holdings”
|16. International Multi-Disciplinary Pitching Research Workshop||Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, India||19 September, 2016||Kanchan Sehrawat: “Women and Finance in contemporary world: Case of Select Indian Cities”
Neha Bhatnagar: “Employability and Skill Gap in India: A study among management graduates”
|17. FIRN “Pitch My Research” competition||Barossa Valley, South Australia||12 November, 2016||Victoria Clout: “Before the door is closed: Backdoor-listing firms corporate governance and performance”|
|18. UQAPS 2016 Pitching Research Competition||University of Queensland, Australia||28 November, 2016||Shari O’Brien: “Training to enhance neuromuscular control of the ankle in cerebral palsy”|
|19. ANZAM Doctoral Workshop||University of Queensland, Australia||6 December, 2016||Xuefeng Shao: “Diversification or Desynchronicity: An Organisational Portfolio Perspective to Risk Reduction”|
|20. UQ Business School, Honours Pitch Competition 2017||University of Queensland, Australia||9 May, 2017||Beiqi Lin: “CEO overconfidence and corporate debt maturity”
Asmita Manchha: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind?” The Role of Physical Stressors, Cognitive Appraisal, and Positive Emotions in Employees’ Health”
Matthew Khong: “Advancing management innovation: Synthesizing processes, levels of analysis, and change agents”.
|21. Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems (JAMIS) Best Pitching Research Letter 2016||Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania||–||Saphira Rekker: “Converting Planetary Boundaries into Action, a New Approach to meeting Global Greenhouse Gas Targets: A Pitch”, JAMIS, Vol. 15(1), pp. 160-167.
Searat Ali: “Corporate Governance and Stock Liquidity in Australia: A Pitch”, JAMIS, Vol. 15(3), pp. 624-631.
|22. Accounting and Management Information Systems conference, 2017 pitching abstract competition||Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania||8 June, 2017||Anna Balek-Jaworska: “Determinants of Corporate R&D Activity in Poland: Does the Participation of Scientists on the Board Matter?”
Barbara Grabinska: “Under-reporting of corporate R&R expenditure in Poland”
Maria Sanulescu: “Thematic manipulation in the letters to shareholders of Romanian listed companies”
|23. 10th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium||Warsaw School of Economics, Poland||14 June, 2017||Nikolas Feistkorn: “An Application of the Quad-Model of Director’s Monitoring Efficiency”|
|24. AFAANZ 2017 Doctoral Symposium||Adelaide, South Australia||30 June ,2017||Lina Li: “The effect of audit market structure change on audit pricing: Evidence from China”|
|25. SIRCA Pitching Symposium, 2017||University of Technology Sydney, NSW||21 July, 2017||–|
|26. UQ Business School Annual Research Colloquium 2017||University of Queensland, Australia||28 July, 2017||Honours Pitch Winner, Jake Sullivan: “Volatility informed options trading during US. elections”
PhD “Commerce” Pitch Winner, Saphira Rekker: “Do environmental rating schemes capture climate goals?”
Joint PhD “Management” Pitch Winners, Jo’Anne Langham: “Invisible taxation: fantasy or just good service design?”
& Susanne Knowles: “Coaching culture development in Australian organisations”
|27. UQAPS 2017 Pitching Research Competition||University of Queensland, Australia||3 November, 2017||Kyna Conn: “Dissecting motivation from decision-making in schizophrenia using animal models”|
|Honours Pitching Competition||UQ Business School||Brisbane, Australia||Feb-April, 2018|
|Award: Best Pitching Research Letter||Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems (JAMIS)||Romania||Winners announced in June 2018|
|Conference Abstract Competition||Accounting and Management Information Systems (AMIS) conference||Bucharest, Romania||14 June, 2018|
|Doctoral Symposium – Competition||11th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium (Bangor University, Wales, UK)||Bangor, UK||13 June, 2018|
|Doctoral Symposium – Competition||AFAANZ 2018 Doctoral Symposium||Auckland, New Zealand||29 June, 2018|
|HDR Pitching Research Competition||University of Queensland Business School||Brisbane, Australia||May-November, 2018|
Seeing Is Believing
If you want to learn more about the format of the pitching competitions and the examples of pitches, check out our Pitching Research Playlist.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to chat about Pitching Research competition in your university, simply send me a message via the Contact Form!