Linda’s PhD research focuses on legislative regimes for cooperatives. Eight in ten Australians hold cooperative or mutual membership, the sector contributes 8.3% of GDP, yet this business form is poorly understood and recognised by most Australians. The legislative environment has been identified in the development, or lack of, Australian cooperatives and consequently forms the basis of this study. Supervised by Professors Sadiq and Chapple from the School of Accountancy, the PhD is supported by a QUT Faculty of Business Research Scholarship. Prior to undertaking her studies, Linda served as Executive Officer with Soil Science Australia, Agronomy Australia and the Grassland Society of Southern Australia.
Centre Supervisor: Kerrie Sadiq