George Rivers

Dr

19992019
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Biography

George Rivers is Associate Dean (Research Collaboration) in the Faculty of Business and Economics.



George has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), a Masters of Economics and a PhD in industrial economics from Monash University.

He has worked in a range of industry-related research projects including, most notably, his research for the Royal Botanic Gardens on benefit transfer, which played a key role in securing $21 million from the Bracks Government for the construction of Stage 2 of the Australian Garden.

Another example of his impactful industry engagement is his work on power line safety for Energy Safe Victoria, which was used as evidence by the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfire Royal Commission. He has also undertaken contract research for organisations including: the Department of Primary Industries; the Department of Sustainability and Environment; the Department of Justice; The Department of Business Innovation; the Australian Tax Office; and the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors. The range of research projects he has worked on has included: road safety; animal welfare; regulation reform; integrated water management; and ICT innovation and productivity.

George also has a strong record of building key relationships with external private organisations both in his former roles as Director of the Telstra/Monash Executive Training Program and Deputy Director of the MBA, and now as the Director of the Australia Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

George has an active commitment to the promotion of interdisciplinary research and has been involved in collaborative research activities with a number of areas across the University such as the Centre of Forensic Behavioural Science and the Faculty of Information Technology. Since 2010, George has acted as an academic research supervisor for the Australia New Zealand School of Government where he has supervised projects in the area of social housing, children in out-of-home care, and alcohol policy.

His research interests relate to the theory of the firm including mergers and acquisitions, downsizing and transaction costs.

Keywords

  • Industrial Organisation
  • Outsourcing
  • Theory of the Firm
  • Health Economics

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Projects 2005 2019

Research Output 1999 2017

Medical education research: The realm of the rich

Walsh, K., Maloney, S., Ilic, D., Reeves, S. & Rivers, G. 2017 In : Medical Teacher. 39, 2, p. 225-226

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

The economic cost of failure in clinical education: a multi-perspective analysis

Foo, J., Rivers, G., Ilic, D., Evans, D. J. R., Walsh, K., Haines, T., Paynter, S., Morgan, P., Lincke, K., Lambrou, H., Nethercote, A. & Maloney, S. Jul 2017 In : Medical Education. 51, 7, p. 740-754 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Prato Statement on cost and value in professional and interprofessional education

Maloney, S., Reeves, S., Rivers, G., Ilic, D., Foo, J. & Walsh, K. 2017 In : Journal of Interprofessional Care. 31, 1, 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Using cost-analyses to inform health professions education – The economic cost of pre-clinical failure

Foo, J., Ilic, D., Rivers, G., Evans, D. J. R., Walsh, K., Haines, T. P., Paynter, S., Morgan, P. & Maloney, S. 8 Dec 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Teacher. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

An approach for calculating student-centered value in education - a link between quality, efficiency, and the learning experience in the health professions

Nicklen, P., Rivers, G., Ooi, C., Ilic, D., Reeves, S., Walsh, K. & Maloney, S. 1 Sep 2016 In : PLoS ONE. 11, 9, 11 p., e0162941

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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