Our Research

The Centre’s research is focused on helping CEOs/MDs and their executive teams learn how to lead and manage sustainable growth – and go global.

Our Research

About Our Research

We use a combination of qualitative and quantitative research techniques to study the small and medium sized companies, as well as the CEOs, MDs and Executive team members that participate in our programs. Our research results and reports are useful to CEOs, MDs, and service providers, as well as policy makers, and include:

  • Research on the characteristics of small (5-19 employees) and medium (20–199 employees) companies in Australia
  • Articles about why companies are or are or not growing, and typical problems CEO’s are having as they try to scale their companies
  • Analysis and reporting of the performance improvements in the small and medium sized companies attending our programs re revenue, profit, jobs, exports, and leadership.

We are the only Centre in the world focused on business growth with diagnostics, programs, a longitudinal data base on companies, and results. In 2017 the European Foundation for Management Development recognised the Australian Centre for Business Growth with an international award for Excellence in Practice and noted the impact of our programs on the CEO’s/MD’s, their executive team members and their companies.


About our Longitudinal Data Collection

The Australian Centre for Business Growth is collecting longitudinal data on companies in our programs to help determine what accelerates and inhibits business growth. The data collected from every company that participates in any of our programs will be added to our secure database. We will analyse this data, and develop and disseminate articles about the patterns, relationships and commonalities we find across companies in order to help more companies learn to grow. Information shared in this manner will be de-identified and aggregated to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of information about every company is maintained.

The Centre is also tracking and reporting individual company’s revenue, profit, jobs, and export revenue to state government agencies that have underwritten or subsidised their participation in the Centre’s programs. The state agencies want to understand the economic benefits generated by companies that have completed our programs and will use the longitudinal data to inform their own program and policy initiatives related to economic development.

We are creating the first longitudinal database on growth companies in Australia – perhaps the world, so please respond to our Longitudinal Data Collection requests when we contact you in July and August, each year. Thank you in advance for sharing your company data, lessons learned, and strategies for growth so we can help other CEOs quickly learn to recognise challenges, develop appropriate strategies, and accelerate growth.