Competitions

The InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research competition (IGPRC) is built on Professor Robert Faff’s (2015) Pitching Research Tool, which provides a framework for researchers to effectively communicate their research ideas to an academic field expert in a compelling, succinct manner prior to embarking on the project. The competition, is a way for current or early career researchers to put their pitching skills to the test against other researchers around the world

Pitches are submitted and then reviewed by a panel of judges; with prizes being awarded across a range of categories to recognise and stimulate research efforts around the globe

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IGPRC 2023

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Eligibility

The IGPRC caters for two types of novice researcher (in collaboration with a senior research mentor)

Current PhD/Master/Undergraduate Student (research-enabled)

Early Career Researcher (within 5yr of graduation) – PhD

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Active Competitions

Entries opened: 01-Jul-2023
Entries closed: 30-Sep-2023

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IGPRC 2023 - Grand Finalists Announced

We are VERY pleased to share with our InSPiR2eS community the outcome of the very difficult deliberations to decide the pool of Grand Finalists for IGPRC2023 as listed below (alphabetical by country)

Josh Nguyen: Predicting Future Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours in Youth (Australia)

Anam Shahil: How Do Caregivers Feel About Using Telemonitoring to Support High-Risk Pregnant Women? (Canada)

Pham Thi Hong Thuy: Orchestra of Change: Building Employee Commitment to Multiple Change Initiatives (France)

Dr. Dian Widiyati: The Key to Unlocking Team Performance: Empirical Investigation in Indonesia League C (Indonesia)

Faith Njaramba: Abusive supervision and financial performance. The role of grit and gender (Kenya)

Benard Alaka: An Ontology Learning Model for Dysarthria Speech Using Semantic-Situational Projection Analysis (Kenya)

Farehan Omar: The Role of Personality Peculiarities on Mental Health Using the Job-Demands Resources Model: The Mediating Effect of Job Burnout (Malaysia)

Badr-Eddine Lahsini: Measuring the Influence of Management Responses on Travelers’ Subsequent Engagement: A Textual Analysis Perspective (Morocco)

Tran Quan: Is competitiveness the culprit? Mechanisms behind youth’s Facebook use and emotional well-being (Vietnam)

It is wonderful to see 8 countries represented, spanning 5 continents!  A truly global competition …! Also, the wide array of topics and fields of study…truly inspirational! Congratulations to this group of 9 to make it to this final stage. You have done yourselves proud, and your institution, and your country! Well done.

Please look out for imminent news to be posted on this page of the online Grand Final anticipated to occur in January 2024. We would greatly welcome your e-attendance at this “gala” celebratory online event at a date/time soon to be determined.

IGPRC 2023 - Semi Finalists Announced

This year we received IGPRC2023 entries:

  • Totalling 200+ submissions
  • Involving major co-ordinated national competitions in Vietnam, Malaysia & Indonesia
  • From 20+ different countries

As per the listing shown at the bottom of this section, we are excited to announce the Top Quartile of entries that now comprise the semi-final pool of the IGPRC2023.Congratulations! This is a wonderful achievement!

Please stay tuned for the (planned) announcement of Grand Finalists on 6 December!

Koutaroh Minami: Network centrality and corporate cash holdings: foreign trade exposure matters (Accounting & Finance – journal category)

Ling Liao: Does Carbon Premium Differ among Estimated, Mandatorily- and Voluntarily-Disclosed Emissions? – a Natural Experiment in Australia (Accounting & Finance – journal category)

Yongcuo Zhaxi: Divergence in ESG preference: bank as the last resort (Accounting & Finance – journal category)

Dewan Rahman: Cross-listing, the legal bonding hypothesis and insider trading (AFAANZ Grants 2023)

Nikki Schonfeldt: Consolidating student understanding using a gamified mobile application (AFAANZ Grants 2023)

Jonathan Karlsen: To be, or not to be: Breaking up cryptocurrency exchange monopolies (AFAANZ Grants 2023)

Josh Nguyen: Predicting Future Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours in Youth (Australia)

Meizhu Chen: Stereotype threat and gender differences in financial literacy: Evidence from Australian high school students (Australia)

Luca Galati: To fix or not to fix: The representativeness of the WM/R methodology that underpins the FX benchmark rates (Australia)

Muhammad Saleem: Geopolitical risk and firm’s informal financing: International evidence (Australian Journal of Management)

Mainul Islam Labib: Extraction of Clinically Validated Biomarkers of Schizophrenia from propagation of brain activity using a Hyper-Neural Network Model (Bangladesh)

Anam Shahil: How Do Caregivers Feel About Using Telemonitoring to Support High-Risk Pregnant Women? (Canada)

Tingting Tian: Local government debt and SME financing squeeze: Can digitalization save? (China)

Nguyen Huong Giang: How does global value chain participation improve technical efficiency of small-and-medium enterprises? Evidence from Vietnam (EMFT/APAEA Topic – journal category)

Pham Thi Hong Thuy: Orchestra of Change: Building Employee Commitment to Multiple Change Initiatives (France)

Thuy Linh Nguyen: Sustainable Incentive application on Sustainable Supply Chain Collaboration and impact on Sustainability Practice (Germany)

Shan Jin: Carbon disclosure, carbon performance, and cost of debt: evidence from Asia-Pacific region (IFPNZ prize winner)

Ryan Harbi Valdiansyah: The Three Wave of Fintech Era Perspective: Diversification, Discretionary & Stability (Indonesia)

Dr. Dian Widiyati: The Key to Unlocking Team Performance: Empirical Investigation in Indonesia League C (Indonesia)

Ning Donglai: Are insider-dominated boards always bad?: Performance-induced CEO turnover in Japan (Japan)

Andre Poyser: Anatomy of a Scam: The World Financial Scam Survey Project (Journal of Accounting Literature – journal category)

Arif Ahammed: Deceptive Language in Climate-related Disclosures during Conference Calls (Journal of Accounting Literature – journal category)

Faith Njaramba: Abusive supervision and financial performance. The role of grit and gender (Kenya)

Benard Alaka: An Ontology Learning Model for Dysarthria Speech Using Semantic-Situational Projection Analysis (Kenya)

Mohd Iqbal Mohd Nor: Unlocking Opportunities: Fostering Energy efficiency and Carbon Markets in Universities (Malaysia)

Siti Sarah Alyasa Gan: Malaysian IPO Performances and Survival: Impact of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practices Disclosure (Malaysia)

Farehan Omar: The Role of Personality Peculiarities on Mental Health Using the Job-Demands Resources Model: The Mediating Effect of Job Burnout (Malaysia)

Kilvanee Mootooperian: Assessing the impacts of country risk on FDI in African countries (Mauritius)

Badr-Eddine Lahsini: Measuring the Influence of Management Responses on Travelers’ Subsequent Engagement: A Textual Analysis Perspective (Morocco)

Anas EL Assadi: Gifting the Future: An intertemporal choice model for sustainable consumption (Morocco)

Babatunde A. Olanrewaju: Unpacking the Translation Paradox: Investigating Why Research Yields Success in Some Businesses but Falls Flat in Others (Morocco)

Tan Do: The post-fundraising performance of equity crowdfunding firms: The role of sustainable orientation (New Zealand)

Emmanuel Edache Michael: The Effects of Mandatory ESG Regulations: Developing Countries vs. Developed Countries (New Zealand)

Sajid Iqbal: Nurse-led Culturally Tailored Smoking Cessation Intervention for Patients Visiting a Tertiary Care Hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan (Pakistan)

Hieu Tran: The dynamics of crude oil price and the real estate market in Russia: Big Data Analysis (Russian Federation)

Mesias Alfeus: Wind Energy Derivatives: Modelling for Risk Management and Investment (South Africa & PBFJ – journal category)

Dhinesha Ruwanthi Perera: Framework to Measure and Evaluate Intangible Project Benefits of IT ventures using Fuzzy Logic: Benefit Identification and Realization Approach (Sri Lanka)

Alexander van Slooten: Beyond Tunnel Vision: Does Widening Performance Evaluation Criteria for TMT Incentives Facilitate Organizational Adaptation? (The Netherlands)

Laurence Jones: The role of expectations in dynamic modelling of Bank Behaviour (United Kingdom)

Vu Anh Le: Life Cycle Assessment of Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Subject to Comprehensive Organic Sorting (USA)

Vuong Thi Minh Dieu: The integration of social media in Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) to enhance language students speaking skill (Vietnam)

Nguyen Thi Phuong (team): ChatGPT as a Language Assessment Mediated Tool: Understanding its Capability and Reliability (Vietnam)

Tran Quan: Is Competitiveness the Culprit? Mechanisms Behind Youth’s Facebook Use and Emotional Well-being (Vietnam)

Duong Thi Bich Tram (team): The Integration of Social Media in Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) to Enhance EFL Students’ Speaking Skill (Vietnam)

Gromyko Ngwenya: Conscious Personal Leadership Development: alternative to Life Orientation in South African High Schools (WSU pitch mentoring program)

William Vambe: Improving HIV Care in South Africa Using Technology: Adopting Lessons from Covid-19 (WSU pitch mentoring program)

IGPRC 2022 Winner

It gives us immense pleasure to have successfully concluded the first-ever InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research Competition (IGPRC) with the grand final held on Friday, the 10th of June 2022. To advance the mission of InSPiR2eS, this was a fantastic showcasing event of the innovative research ideas from six emerging and novice researchers from six different countries – Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. These grand finalists were shortlisted by the expert reviewers in multiple stages from the total of 303 participants across the globe. A big thank you to the VP (Competitions), country coordinators, sponsors, expert reviewers…

In case if you missed the live action, watch the 2-hour video of the grand final here:

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. The wait is over, it is now time to announce the overall Winner and Runner up of IGPRC…please join us in congratulating:

We would also like to warmly congratulate the other participants (Dilshad Saeed, Pakistan; Mr. Riyad Ismail, Sri Lanka; Jamie Ferrill, Australia; Melinda Malau, Malaysia) for reaching the grand finale. Well done everyone! This is a great achievement which reflects the global acceptance of their proposed research as well as their expertise on the pitching research framework (PRF). We very much hope that they are inspired to inspire others about PRF and will all be enthusiastic ambassadors of InSPiR2eS in times to come.