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Associate Professor Frank Agbola

Associate Professor

Newcastle Business School (Economics)

Career Summary

Biography

Associate Professor Frank Agbola is a Development Economist. Frank Agbola joined the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2002. Prior to this, Frank Agbola held lecturing positions at Monash University, Australia, Curtin University, Australia, and University of Queensland, Australia.

Research Expertise:

Frank Agbola's research expertise is in the areas of Economic Growth and Development, International Trade and Finance, Environmental Economics and Sustainability, Small Business Economics and Tourism Economics. Frank Agbola has published over 120 research outputs, including 56 articles in top-tier journals, 2 books, 4 book chapters, 4 industry reports and several conference papers.

Frank Agbola is an experienced supervisor, having supervised and currently supervising several PhD and Masters students in the areas of Economic Growth, Capital Flows, International Trade and Finance, Poverty and Inequality, Efficiency Analysis in Agriculture, SME Firm Performance, Supply Chain Management, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Teaching Experience:

Frank Agbola has taught in the areas of econometrics, business statistics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics, agricultural economics, trade and marketing at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Editorial Roles:

Currently, Frank Agbola is Guest Editor for Economies, Editor-In-Chief of African Journal of Technical Education and Management, and Editorial Board Member of Tourism Economics, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Contemporary Management Research, and Economies. Frank Agbola is serving as a reviewer for several leading international journals.

Administrative Expertise:

A/Prof. Frank Agbola has held leadership positions within the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle, Australia

  1. Assistant Dean - Asia-Pacific Engagement, College of Human and Social Futures, (2021:01-present)
  2. Assistant Dean Research Training, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle, Australia (2019:10-12).
  3. Deputy Head (Research), Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle, Australia (2014:01-2019:09).
  4. Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning), Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle, Australia (2014:01-2015:03).
  5. Head of Economics Discipline, Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle, Australia (2009:01-2012:12).

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture Economics)(Hons), University of Ghana
  • Master of Commerce (Economics and Finance), Curtin University
  • Graduate Certificate (Practice-Tertiary Teaching), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Economics and Sustainability
  • International Finance and Trade
  • Small Business Economics
  • Tourism Economics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
380101 Agricultural economics 30
380105 Environment and resource economics 30
380110 International economics 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/2019 - 31/12/2019 Assistant Dean Research Training Faculty of Business & Law, The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/7/2013 -  Associate Professor of Economics University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law
Australia
1/1/2008 - 1/6/2013 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/1/1997 - 1/12/1999 Lecturer Curtin University
Muresk Institute of Agriculture
1/1/1996 - 1/12/1996 Associate Lecturer University of Queensland Gatton Campus
Australia
24/6/2002 - 31/12/2007 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Economics, Politics and Tourism
Australia
1/1/2001 - 1/6/2002 Lecturer Monash University
Business and Law
Australia
1/4/2014 - 30/9/2019 Deputy Head of School (Research) University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2003 -  Membership - Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
Australia
1/1/2003 -  Membership - Economic Society of Australia, NSW Chapter Economic Society of Australia, NSW Chapter
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2001 The Dynamic Adjustment in South African agriculture, 1965-99
Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa

Invitations

Distinguished Visitor

Year Title / Rationale
2017 Invited Guest Speaker Presentation
2017 Invited Guest Speaker Presentation
2017 Invited Guest Speaker Presentation
2017 Invited Guest Speaker Presentation
2017 Invited Guest Speaker Presentation

Thesis Examinations

Year Level Discipline Thesis
2016 PHD Business Doctor of Business Leadership Thesis
2015 PHD Business Doctor of Business Leadership Thesis
2015 PHD Business PhD Thesis
2015 PHD Economics PhD Thesis

Manuscript Reviews

Year Title Publication Type Publisher Description
2017 Editor-in-Chief Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) Ho Technical University African Journal of Technology and Education Management
2017 Editorial Board Member Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) Taipei University Contemporary Management Research
2017 Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) MDPI AG Economies
2017 Editorial Board Member Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) Sage Publications Ltd Tourism Economics
2016 Editorial Board Member Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) African Association of Agricultural Economists African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
2016 Editorial Board Member Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) Sage Publications Ltd Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Pidani RR, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, Yeap PF, Barrier to SMEs Internationalisation: Evidence from Indonesia, Supreme Century, USA, USA, 228 (2020)
2019 Pidani R, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, Insight: Determinants of SMEs Internationalisation in Indonesia, Supreme Century, USA, 214 (2019) [A1]

Chapter (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Assaf A, Agbola F, 'Frontier Approaches for Performance Measurement in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries', Management Science Applications in Hospitality and Tourism: Theory, Practice and Applications, Apple Academic Press & CRC Press (Taylor Francis Group), Boca Raton 305-326 (2017) [B1]
2012 Set K, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Developing small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (TSMEs): The Malaysian experience', Malaysian SMEs in the New Economy, Cengage Learning, Andover 219-241 (2012) [B1]
2008 Agbola FW, 'Ghana's exchange-rate reform & its impact on the balance of trade', The Economy of Ghana: Analytical Perspectives on Stability, Growth & Poverty, James Currey Publishers, Oxford, United Kingdom 111-131 (2008) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2005 Kelley TG, Agbola FW, Saini YK, 'Challenges and opportunities for pulse trade in the Indian Sub-continent', New Challenges Facing Asian Agriculture Under Globalisation, Malaysian Agricultural Economics Association, Malaysia 209-224 (2005)
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Journal article (62 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Ejones F, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Regional Integration and Economic Growth: New Empirical Evidence from the East African Community', International Trade Journal, (2021)

© 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This article empirically investigates the impact of the East African Community (EAC) on economic growth. We utilized a comprehensive pane... [more]

© 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This article empirically investigates the impact of the East African Community (EAC) on economic growth. We utilized a comprehensive panel data spanning from 1988 to 2017. We estimated an endogenous growth model using feasible generalized least squares (FGLS) and panel corrected standard error (PCSE) estimators. Regional trade agreements (RTAs) and trade openness enhance economic growth. RTAs in the same region have a more significant impact on economic growth than plurilateral and multilateral RTAs. Regionalism in the EAC has heterogeneous country effects on economic growth. Our results are robust to alternative model specifications, highlighting the importance of RTAs in enhancing economic growth.

DOI 10.1080/08853908.2021.1880990
2021 Boateng E, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Foreign aid volatility and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does institutional quality matter?', Economic Modelling, 96 111-127 (2021)

© 2021 Elsevier B.V. This paper investigates whether foreign aid volatility affects economic growth in countries with an effective institution. Specifically, we examine the role o... [more]

© 2021 Elsevier B.V. This paper investigates whether foreign aid volatility affects economic growth in countries with an effective institution. Specifically, we examine the role of institutional quality in aid volatility-growth nexus using data from 45 Sub-Saharan African countries over the period 1980¿2017. We account for different aid types, namely, aid commitment and aid disbursement. Our results show that, unlike foreign aid disbursement, foreign aid commitment is growth-enhancing, but aid volatility adversely impacts on economic growth. We find that although institutional quality and its sub-dimensions enhances economic growth, it fails to curtail the adverse effect of aid volatility on economic growth. With regard to aid flows, aid benefits a country only if the donor commits to provide the aid to the recipient country. Exploiting aid flows¿ policy implication, the paper further uncovers that promoting an effective institution could enhance aid effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa.

DOI 10.1016/j.econmod.2020.12.032
2020 Kanyoma KE, Agbola FW, Oloruntoba R, 'Inhibitors and enablers of supply chain integration across multiple supply chain tiers: evidence from Malawi', International Journal of Logistics Management, (2020)

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This paper investigates the inhibitors and enablers of supply chain integration (SCI) across multiple tiers in the supply chains of ma... [more]

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This paper investigates the inhibitors and enablers of supply chain integration (SCI) across multiple tiers in the supply chains of manufacturing-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malawi. Design/methodology/approach: Following a qualitative approach, data were collected through face-to-face interviews across three supply chains, each consisting of a focal manufacturer, a major supplier and a retailer. Findings: The research identified interpersonal relationships, supplier cost transparency and joint supply chain management (SCM) investments as key enablers of SCI. Concerning the inhibitors of SCI, the study found that a lack of external integration inhibited internal integration by acting as a source of disruption to intra-firm processes and relationships. Further, the research found weaker links between manufacturer¿-retailer dyads than in manufacturer¿supplier dyads, which constrained the ability to achieve multi-tier supplier¿manufacture¿retailer integration. The study also revealed that resource and infrastructural deficiencies, a culture of fear and intimidation within and between firms, corruption in sourcing transactions and a lack of inter-firm trust inhibited SCI. Research limitations/implications: The paper extends earlier evidence that internal integration is a prerequisite for external integration demonstrating that a basic level of external integration is necessary to prevent disruptions to internal integration. Originality/value: This study is one of the few to go beyond the focal firm perspective and explore the inhibitors and enablers of SCI across multiple supply chain positions, and provides new evidence on the role of external integration in achieving internal integration.

DOI 10.1108/IJLM-06-2019-0161
Co-authors Richard Oloruntoba
2020 Pidani RR, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Does the board gender diversity enhance firm performance?', Asian Journal of Business Research, 10 29-46 (2020) [C1]

© 2020, Asia Business Research Corporation. All rights reserved. Board gender diversity is a keenly debated topic in both management practice and academic discourse. This study ex... [more]

© 2020, Asia Business Research Corporation. All rights reserved. Board gender diversity is a keenly debated topic in both management practice and academic discourse. This study examines the influence of board gender diversity on firm financial performance in four ASEAN countries. Adopting agency and resource dependence approaches, board gender diversity¿s interactions with three mediating organizational variables are evaluated against four organisational performance measures. Partially supporting agency theory and resource dependence theory, the results suggest that board gender diversity are only positively associated with sales to fixed asset ratio and sales per employee ratio. The BGD¿s effects at the organisational level are mediated distinctly by firm size, ownership structure, and industry nature respectively, and by the multivariate interaction among these variables. The results of this paper support the findings of other studies that found a partially significant link between the board gender diversity and the firm¿s performance. Decision-makers in society and politics, therefore, need to be aware of the empirical evidence indicating that stimulating organisational environment may need to be configured before the valuable outcomes of gender diversity can be achieved.

DOI 10.14707/ajbr.200074
2020 Agbola FW, 'Agricultural Transformation, Services and Industrialisation: The Role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Ghana', African Journal of Technical Education and Management, 2 37-68 (2020)
2020 Nakku VB, Agbola FW, Miles MP, Mahmood A, 'The interrelationship between SME government support programs, entrepreneurial orientation, and performance: A developing economy perspective', Journal of Small Business Management, 58 2-31 (2020) [C1]

© 2019, © 2019 International Council for Small Business. This study explores the impact of government support programs (GSPs) on the interrelationships between the dimensions of t... [more]

© 2019, © 2019 International Council for Small Business. This study explores the impact of government support programs (GSPs) on the interrelationships between the dimensions of the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and performance using a sample of agro-based small- and medium-sized enterprises in a developing economy. The study develops a two-dimensional metric of the GSP construct consisting of financial and non-financial GSP interventions. The study finds preliminary evidence that both nonfinancial and financial GSPs have moderating effects that can magnify the impact of the EO dimensions of innovativeness, risk taking, autonomy, and competitive aggressiveness on performance. These findings offer guidance to small business policymakers in developing economies.

DOI 10.1080/00472778.2019.1659671
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
2020 Agbola FW, Dogru T, Gunter U, 'Tourism Demand: Emerging Theoretical and Empirical Issues', Tourism Economics, 26 1307-1310 (2020)
DOI 10.1177/1354816620956747
2020 Nguyen VH, Choi B, Agbola FW, 'Corporate social responsibility and debt maturity: Australian evidence', Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 62 1-14 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pacfin.2020.101374
Co-authors Bobae Choi
2019 Boateng E, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Does the quality of institutions enhance savings? The case of Sub-Saharan Africa', Applied Economics, 51 6235-6263 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00036846.2019.1616066
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2019 Geffersa AG, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Technical efficiency in crop production across agro-ecological zones in Ethiopia: A meta-analysis of frontier studies', Outlook on Agriculture, 48 5-15 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0030727019830416
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2019 Nguyen VH, Agbola FW, Choi B, 'Does corporate social responsibility reduce information asymmetry? Empirical evidence from Australia', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 44 188-211 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0312896218797163
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Bobae Choi
2019 Geffersa AG, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Technology adoption and technical efficiency in maize production in rural Ethiopia', African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 14 184-201 (2019) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2018 Bhattacharyya A, Agbola FW, 'Social and Environmental Reporting and the co-creation of Corporate Legitimacy', Contemporary Management Research: an international journal, 14 191-223 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.7903/cmr.18247
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Asit Bhatta
2018 Kanyoma K, Agbola F, Oloruntoba RO, 'An Evaluation of Supply Chain Integration across multi-tier supply chains of Manufacturing-based SMEs in Malawi', International Journal of Logistics Management, 29 1001-1024 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/IJLM-10-2017-0277
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Richard Oloruntoba
2018 Katusiime L, Agbola FW, 'Modelling the impact of central bank intervention on exchange rate volatility under inflation targeting', Applied Economics, 50 4373-4386 (2018) [C1]

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article empirically investigates the effect of central bank¿s foreign exchange interventions on th... [more]

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article empirically investigates the effect of central bank¿s foreign exchange interventions on the level and volatility of the Uganda shilling/US dollar exchange rate (UGX/USD) under an inflation-targeting regime. Utilizing daily data spanning the period 1 September 2005, to 31 December 2015, we estimate a foreign exchange intervention model within a GARCH theoretic framework. Empirical results indicate that foreign exchange interventions have had mixed impact on the volatility of the exchange rate. We find that inflation targeting is capable of curbing temporary exchange rate shocks. Empirical results indicate that while order flow is capable of reducing exchange rate volatility, an increase in the operating target rate, the 7-day interbank rate tends to exacerbate exchange rate volatility. Our empirical results are robust to alternative model specifications. We argue that inflation targeting is an effective monetary policy tool for curbing exchange rate volatility.

DOI 10.1080/00036846.2018.1450482
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2017 Agbola FW, Acupan A, Mahmood A, 'Does microfinance reduce poverty? New evidence from Northeastern Mindanao, the Philippines', JOURNAL OF RURAL STUDIES, 50 159-171 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.11.005
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
2017 Agbola FW, Cheng C, 'Student s local top-up higher education choices', Studies in Continuing Education, 39 333-356 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0158037X.2017.1336994
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2017 Assaf AG, Josiassen A, Woo L, Agbola FW, Tsionas M, 'Destination characteristics that drive hotel performance: A state-of-the-art global analysis', TOURISM MANAGEMENT, 60 270-279 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.tourman.2016.12.010
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21
2017 Set K, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Tourism Small and Medium Enterprise Management Practices and Firm Performance', Tourism Analysis, 22 237-245 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3727/108354217X14888192562447
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2016 Liu WS, Agbola FW, Dzator JA, 'The impact of FDI spillover effects on total factor productivity in the Chinese electronic industry: a panel data analysis', Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 21 217-234 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13547860.2015.1137473
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Janet Dzator
2016 Agbola FW, Razali B, 'Exploring The Intellectual Capital Dimensions Impacting on Firm Performance: The Case of Malaysia', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 12 22-32 (2016) [C1]
2016 Katusiime L, Agbola FW, Shamsuddin A, 'Exchange rate volatility economic growth nexus in Uganda', Applied Economics, 48 2428-2442 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The global financial crisis has disrupted trade and capital flows in most developing economies, resulting in an increased volatility of exchange rat... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The global financial crisis has disrupted trade and capital flows in most developing economies, resulting in an increased volatility of exchange rates. We develop an autoregressive distributed lag model to investigate the effect of exchange rate volatility on economic growth in Uganda. Using data spanning the period 1960¿2011, we find that exchange rate volatility positively affects economic growth in Uganda in both the short run and the long run. However, in the short run, political instability negatively moderates the exchange rate volatility¿economic growth nexus. These results are robust to alternative specifications of the economic growth model.

DOI 10.1080/00036846.2015.1122732
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Abul Shamsuddin
2016 Set K, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Business alliance practices among Tourism Small and Medium Enterprises (TSMEs) in Malaysia', Social Sciences (Pakistan), 11 4932-4935 (2016) [C1]

© Medwell Journals, 2016. This study examines the business alliance practices of Tourism Small and Medium Enterprises (TSMEs) in Malaysia. TSMEs play a crucial role in sustaining ... [more]

© Medwell Journals, 2016. This study examines the business alliance practices of Tourism Small and Medium Enterprises (TSMEs) in Malaysia. TSMEs play a crucial role in sustaining economic growth and development in Malaysia. The study explores the business alliance activities of TSMEs to determine the similarities and differences of TSMEs across Malaysia. The study finds that overall TSMEs practices formal business planning in their business operations with main alliance activity is information sharing followed by knowledge sharing. Some policy implications to assist TSMEs to implement and improve the practices are suggested.

DOI 10.3923/sscience.2016.4932.4935
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Assaf AG, Josiassen A, Agbola FW, 'Attracting international hotels: Locational factors that matter most', Tourism Management, 47 329-340 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. With the increased international competition facing hotel chains, it is essential that the next destination they enter is the most attractive option possible.... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. With the increased international competition facing hotel chains, it is essential that the next destination they enter is the most attractive option possible. The host destinations too have a keen interest in strategically positioning themselves in order to attract international hotels since their presence has several positive effects. Using, for the first time, actual on-location data we investigate the factors that matter most for international hotels when selecting host destinations. Specifically, we identify 23 factors that make a destination an attractive (or unattractive) location for international hotels. We then rank these. The results show that welcomeness, infrastructure, and crime rate are the three most important factors that influence the location of international hotels in host destinations.

DOI 10.1016/j.tourman.2014.10.005
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 40
2015 Katusiime L, Shamsuddin A, Agbola FW, 'Foreign exchange market efficiency and profitability of trading rules: Evidence from a developing country', International Review of Economics and Finance, 35 315-332 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Inc. This paper empirically investigates market efficiency and trading rule profitability of the Ugandan foreign exchange market for the period January 1994 to Jun... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Inc. This paper empirically investigates market efficiency and trading rule profitability of the Ugandan foreign exchange market for the period January 1994 to June 2012. We test for market efficiency using a battery of variance ratio tests with superior size and power properties. We find that the Ugandan foreign exchange market is characterised by pricing inefficiency, except for a few brief episodes of efficiency. We also find that the Buy signals outperform the Sell signals in correctly predicting exchange rate movements, and yield higher returns. Investors can earn excess returns over a buy-and-hold strategy using trading rules but these returns diminish substantially after accounting for transaction costs. We conclude that the Ugandan foreign exchange market is generally characterised by weak-form inefficiency. However, market participants are unable to consistently exploit pricing inefficiencies due to transaction costs and time variation in the inefficiencies under changing market conditions. Our finding of time variation in market efficiency is consistent with the adaptive market hypothesis of Lo (2004).

DOI 10.1016/j.iref.2014.10.003
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Abul Shamsuddin
2015 Katusiime L, Shamsuddin A, Agbola FW, 'Macroeconomic and market microstructure modelling of Ugandan exchange rate', Economic Modelling, 45 175-186 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. This paper empirically investigates the usefulness of a hybrid model consisting of macroeconomic fundamentals and market microstructure variables in examining... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. This paper empirically investigates the usefulness of a hybrid model consisting of macroeconomic fundamentals and market microstructure variables in examining the dynamics of the Uganda shilling/US dollar foreign exchange rates. We employ macroeconomic fundamentals that are guided by the monetary model of exchange rates and market microstructure related frictions represented by order flow and bid-ask spreads to track long-run and short-run movements in exchange rates, respectively. Utilising the ARDL framework, we estimate the model using monthly data spanning the period January 1995 to March 2013. We find that our hybrid model is robust to alternative model specifications and provides an adequate framework to explain the dynamics of the Uganda shilling/US dollar foreign exchange rates.

DOI 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.10.059
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Abul Shamsuddin
2015 Pidani R, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'The impact of domestic constraints on export behaviour of small and medium-sized firms in Indonesia', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 11 1-11 (2015) [C1]
2015 Jayaraman, Haron H, Feng C, Yusof N, Agbola FW, 'Determinants of the intention to use a natural gas vehicle (NGV) as an alternative to a petrol car: The case of Malaysia', Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 10 36-49 (2015) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5
2014 Liu WS, Agbola FW, 'Regional analysis of the impact of inward foreign direct investment on economic growth in the Chinese electronic industry', Applied Economics, 46 2576-2592 (2014) [C1]

This article empirically investigates the impact of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) on regional economic growth in the Chinese electronic industry (CEI). Utilizing a provin... [more]

This article empirically investigates the impact of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) on regional economic growth in the Chinese electronic industry (CEI). Utilizing a provincial-level panel data spanning the period 1989 to 2009, we specify and estimate an endogenous economic growth model for the CEI. Empirical results indicate that, for the coastal region, FDI inflows have been growth enhancing, while in the central and western regions the impact of FDI on economic growth is mixed, depending on the channel of capital flow. Results also indicate that exports, human capital, science and technology investment and fixed asset investment are growth enhancing, while unemployment and foreign R&D investment are growth impeding in the CEI. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/00036846.2014.907478
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2014 Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Efficiency Analysis of the Australian Accommodation Industry: A Bayesian Output Distance Function', Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 38 116-132 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1096348012451459
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
2014 Agbola FW, 'Modelling the impact of foreign direct investment and human capital on economic growth: empirical evidence from the Philippines', Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 19 272-289 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13547860.2014.880282
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2013 Agbola FW, 'Does human capital constrain the impact of foreign direct investment and remittances on economic growth in Ghana?', Applied Economics, 45 2853-2862 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
2013 Agbola FW, 'The politics of agroforestry management in an HIV/AIDS environment: The South Africa experience', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 9 40-48 (2013) [C1]
2012 Agbola FW, Evans NA, 'Modelling rice and cotton acreage response in the Murray Darling Basin in Australia', Agricultural Systems, 107 74-82 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2012 Pidani RR, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Do managerial characteristics promote export development? A case of manufacturing small and medium enterprises in Indonesia', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 8 615 (2012) [C1]
2011 Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Total productivity in the Australian hotel industry: Estimating and bootstrapping Malmquist indices', Tourism Analysis, 16 295-304 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12
2011 Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Modelling the performance of Australian hotels: A DEA double bootstrap approach', Tourism Economics, 17 73-89 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.5367/te.2011.0027
Citations Scopus - 75Web of Science - 70
2010 Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'International labour migration, remittances and poverty alleviation in the Philippines', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 6 1-12 (2010) [C1]
2010 Agbola FW, Acupan AB, 'An empirical analysis of international labour migration in the Philippines', Economic Systems, 34 386-396 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ecosys.2010.03.002
Citations Scopus - 13
2010 Agbola FW, Lambert DK, 'Skilling Australia for the future? A study of quality assurance in Australia's vocational education and training', Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 62 327-349 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13636820.2010.509805
Citations Scopus - 4
2009 Agbola FW, 'Aggregate imports and expenditure components in the Philippines: An econometric analysis', Indian Economic Review, 44 155-170 (2009) [C1]
2009 Chemsripong S, Agbola FW, Lee JE, 'Regional integration and intra-industry trade in manufactures between Thailand and other APEC countries', Singapore Economic Review, 54 135-148 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1142/s0217590809003148
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2009 Damoense MY, Agbola FW, 'Economic analysis of the impact of policy reforms on the South African automobile industry', International Journal of Economic Perspectives, 3 285-296 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2008 Parthasarathy Rao P, Agbola FW, Bhagavatula S, Bantilan MCS, 'Global price trends of ICRISAT mandate crops', ICRISAT Policy Brief, 1-8 (2008) [C2]
2006 Agbola FW, 'Persistence in Regional Hidden Unemployment Disparities in Australia', Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 12 3-19 (2006) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, 'Time-series estimation of import demand functions for pulses in India', Journal of Economic Studies, 32 146-157 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/01443580510600922
Citations Scopus - 41
2005 Agbola FW, Harrison SR, 'Empirical investigation of investment behaviour in Australia's pastoral region', Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 49 47-62 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2005.00277.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2005 Agbola FW, 'Optimal Intertemporal Investment in Australian Agriculture: An Empirical Investigation', Agricultural Economics Review, 6 5-14 (2005) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, Chemsripong S, Lee JE, 'Intra-Industry Trade in Manufactures Between Thailand and Other Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Countries', Applied Econometrics and International Development, 5 63-82 (2005) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, 'Integrating Hidden Unemployment in the Measurement of Unemployment in Selected OECD Countries', Applied Econometrics and International Development, 5 91-108 (2005) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, 'Estimating Demand Elasticities with the Linear Approximate Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS): Some Empirical Evidence from India', The Empirical Economics Letters, 4 1-14 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.2307/2109891
Citations Web of Science - 68
2005 West KL, Agbola FW, 'Causality Links Between Asset Prices and Cash Rate in Australia', International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies, 2 93-110 (2005) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, Kunanopparat C, 'Determinants of exchange rate practices: some empirical evidence from Thailand', Applied Economics, 37 807-816 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00036840500061061
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
2004 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, Saini YK, 'South Africa: impact of HIV/AIDS on food demand', International Journal of Social Economics, 31 721-731 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/03068290410540909
Citations Scopus - 3
2004 Agbola FW, 'Post World War II - Wool policy reform in Australia, 1946-1991: Lessons for developing countries', The ICFAI Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1 20-35 (2004) [C1]
2004 Agbola FW, 'Agricultural Policy Reform in India: Implications for Pulse Trade, Prices and Production, 1970-1999', Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, 1-15 (2004) [C1]
2003 Agbola FW, 'Estimation of Food Demand Patterns in South Africa Based on a Survey of Households (2003)
2003 Agbola FW, 'Estimation of Food Demand Patterns in South Africa Based on a Survey of Households', Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 35 663-670 (2003) [C1]
2002 Agbola FW, Saini YK, 'Effect of Household Characteristics on the Decision to Consume Staple Foods in South Africa', Agrekon, 41, No. 4 280-294 (2002) [C1]
2002 Agbola FW, Kelley TG, Bent MJ, Rao PP, 'Chickpea Marketing in India: Challenges and Opportunities', Australasia Agribusiness Perspectives, 53 (2002) [C1]
2002 Agbola FW, Kelley TG, Bent MJ, Parthasarathy Rao P, 'Eliciting and valuing market preferences with traditional food crops: The case of chickpea in India', International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 5 7-21 (2002)

During the past decade the Indian chickpea industry underwent a dramatic structural shift following the implementation of market-oriented policies by the Government of India. This... [more]

During the past decade the Indian chickpea industry underwent a dramatic structural shift following the implementation of market-oriented policies by the Government of India. This paper examines consumer attitudes to quality characteristics of chickpea in India. A linear hedonic price model is estimated using auction price and quality data of chickpea samples obtained from major markets in India. Empirical results indicate that specific physical quality characteristics and purity standards are important factors influencing the price of chickpea in India. Thus, there may be an incentive for domestic producers and sellers of chickpea-and exporting countries-to improve the quality of their product, if improvements in specific physical characteristics and purity can be obtained cost effectively. As trade prospects grow for regionally important food crops like chickpea and other pulses, it is essential that food managers, commodity exporters, and crop breeders have access to critical market information in order to assess the relative economic importance of preferred quality traits and plan their strategies accordingly. © 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/S1096-7508(02)00110-6
Citations Scopus - 9
2001 Agbola FW, 'A Dynamic Adjustment Model for South African agriculture: 1965-99', Agrekon, 40 549-562 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (60 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Boateng E, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Does the quality of institutions enhance foreign aid flows? New empirical evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa', San Francisco (2019)
2019 Amponsah M, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Rethinking the Poverty-Growth-Inequality Nexus: New evidence on Sub-Saharan Africa', San Francisco (2019)
2019 Geffersa A, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Welfare impacts of agricultural technology adoption: Empirical evidence from a panel data analysis of improved maize adoption in Ethiopia', San Francisco, USA (2019)
2018 Amponsah M, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'On the Measurement and Determinants of Inclusive Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa', Newcastle, Australia (2018)
2018 Agbola FW, 'Financial Development, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Ghana', Vancouver, Canada (2018)
2018 Boateng E, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Examining the impact of foreign aid on investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Threshold and Complementarity effects', Newcastle, Australia (2018)
2018 Geffersa AG, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Modelling technical efficiency in agricultural production: Evidence from Maize farmers in Ethiopia', Newcastle, Australia (2018)
2018 Tong S, Altman M, Agbola FW, 'Managerial Quality, Productivity and the Firm s Business Environment: Evidence from New Zealand Longitudinal Microdata', Vancouver, Canada (2018)
2018 Ejones F, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Does Trade Liberalisation Enhance Economic Growth? New Empirical Evidence from East African Community', Newcastle (2018)
2017 Kanyoma K, Agbola FW, Oloruntoba R, 'The inhibitors of supply chain integration (SCI) in multi-tier supply chains: A case study of Malawi.', Sydney (2017)
Co-authors Richard Oloruntoba
2017 Tong S, Altman M, Agbola FW, 'Ownership Structure and Firm Performance: A Meta-Analysis in OECD Economies', San Diego (2017)
2017 Boateng E, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'On the Determinants of Long-Term Saving and Investment Behaviour in Sub-Saharan Africa', San Diego (2017)
2016 Sami J, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Re-examination of sustainability of current account deficit in Pacific Island Economies', Singapore, Singapore (2016)
2016 Sami J, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Modelling the dynamics of current account deficit in Pacific Island Economies', Melbourne, Australia (2016)
2016 Liu WS, Agbola FW, 'Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade: New Theoretical Implications from China s Experience', Portland, USA (2016)
2015 Agbola FW, 'On the determinants of short run economic growth in Ghana', London, United Kingdom (2015) [O1]
2014 Lam CS, Agbola FW, 'Economic Returns to Investment in Human Capital: New Empirical Evidence from Financial Planners in Hong Kong', Seoul, South Korea (2014)
2014 Liu WS, Agbola FW, 'Does foreign direct investment enhance productivity growth in a transition economy? empirical evidence from China', London, United Kingdom (2014)
2013 Set K, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Tourism Entrepreneur: The Malaysian Experience', http://icstm.org/cfp.htm, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2013)
2013 Set K, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Tourism management practices and SMEs performance: evidence from Malaysia', Colombo, Sri Lanka (2013)
2013 Katusiime L, Shamsuddin A, Agbola FW, 'Modelling the macroeconomic and market microstructure of Ugandan exchange rate using an autoregressive distributed lag approach', Deakin, Australia (2013)
2012 Agbola FW, 'On the determinants of remittance flow to Ghana', Nashville, USA (2012)
2011 Razali B, Agbola FW, 'Intellectual capital and business performance of Malaysian publicly listed companies', Boston, USA (2011)
2011 Agbola FW, 'Do remittances matter for developing countries financial development and economic growth?', Dubai, UAE (2011)
2010 Agbola FW, 'An empirical analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment, human capital and remittances on economic growth in Ghana', Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa (2010)
2010 Motaung T, Agbola FW, 'Black economic empowerment and small and medium enterprises in South Africa', Huntsville, USA (2010)
2009 Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'International labour migration, remittances and poverty alleviation in the Philippines', IABPAD Conference Proceedings, Memphis, TN (2009) [E1]
2009 Damoense MY, Agbola FW, 'Dynamics of output and inflation: the role of monetary policy in South Africa.', Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa (2009)
2009 Pidani RR, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Evaluating the differences of perceptions of manufacturing SMEs about export barriers in Indonesia', Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2009)
2009 Liu SW, Agbola FW, Dzator JA, 'Is foreign direct investment a catalyst for economic growth in the Chinese electronic industry?', Beijing, China (2009)
Co-authors Janet Dzator
2009 Agbola FW, Lambert D, 'Skilling Australia for the future? A study of quality assurance in Australia's vocational education and training', Unemployment and the Global Financial Crisis: Policy, Partnerships and Practice: Presentation Summaries, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E1]
2008 Agbola FW, Acupan AB, 'What drives international labour migration in the Philippines?', 2008 EABR & TLC Conferences Proceedings, Rothenburg, Germany (2008) [E1]
2007 Agbola FW, 'Foreign direct investment and economic growth: Some empirical evidence from The Philippines', 36th Australian Conference of Economists 2007. Proceedings, Hobart, Tasmania (2007) [E1]
2007 Agbola FW, 'Modelling the dynamics of house prices in Australia', 38th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists. Papers, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2007 Damoence MY, Agbola FW, 'A welfare analysis of policy reforms in the South African automotive industry', International Conference on Modelling Economic Dynamics: MED2007 Conference Papers, Hull, England (2007) [E1]
2007 Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'On the determinants of international labour migration in The Philippines', Singapore Economic Review Conference 2007. Program, Singapore (2007) [E2]
2006 Agbola FW, 'World Chickpea Market: An Overview of the Dynamics of Production, Trade and Price', 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Sydney (2006) [E2]
2006 Agbola FW, So R, 'Predicting Individual Firm's Stock Crash at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange', 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business - Engagement and Change: Managing in a Free Trade Environment, Leura, Blue Mountains (2006) [E1]
2005 West KL, Agbola FW, 'On the Determinants of Australia's Cash Rate', 46th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists, Christchurch, NZ (2005) [E1]
2005 Damoense MY, Agbola FW, 'Estimating the Long-Run Effects of Exchange Rate Devaluation on the Trade Balance of South Africa', 46th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists, Christchurch, NZ (2005) [E2]
2005 Chemsripong S, Agbola FW, Lee JE, 'WTO Regional integration and intra-industry trade in manufactures in Thailand', Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore (2005) [E2]
2004 Agbola FW, 'Regional Income Inequality in Australia, 1978-2003', A Future that Works: economics, employment and the environment - 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment, The University of Newcastle (2004) [E2]
2004 Agbola FW, 'The impact of HIV/AIDS on agroforestry management in South Africa', 1st World Agroforestry Congress, Orlando, Florida (2004) [E2]
2004 Agbola FW, 'Does devaluation improve trade balance of Ghana?', International Conference on Ghana's Economy at the Half Century, M-Plaza Hotel, Accra, Ghana (2004) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, Kunanopparat C, 'The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime: Evidence from Thailand', 2003 Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists on "Better Policy Making Through Strategic Thinking", Auckland, New Zealand (2003) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, 'Pulse Policy Reform in India: Implications for Trade, Prices and Production, 1970-1999', 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Fremantle (2003) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, 'An empirical examination of import demand for pulses in India', 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Fremantle (2003) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, Saini YK, 'HIV/AIDS and South Africa's Agricultural Sector: Impact on Food Demand', 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Fremantle (2003) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, 'Hidden Unemployment in Selected OECD Countries', The Underutilisation of Europe's Labour Resources - Proceedings of a Workshop, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands (2003) [E1]
2003 Agbola FW, 'Regional hidden unemployment disparity and persistence in Australia', The Full Employment Imperative - 5th Path to Full Employment Conference and 10th National Conference on Unemployment, The University of Newcastle (2003) [E1]
2002 Agbola FW, Maitra P, McLaren KR, 'The analysis of consumer demand for food in South Africa using an Almost Ideal Demand System: Some preliminary results', Canberra (2002)
2002 Agbola FW, Kelley TG, Bent MJ, P-Rao P, 'A hedonic price analysis of quality characteristics of Chickpeas in India', Canberra (2002)
2002 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, Saini YK, 'The impact of HIV/AIDS on the South African economy: A case study of the agricultural sector', XIV INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE: PREVENTION SCIENCE, BARCELONA, SPAIN (2002)
2001 Agbola F, 'Consumer Characteristics and Factors Influencing the Consumption of Traditional Foods: A Case of South Africa' (2001) [E1]
2000 Agbola FW, Bent MJ, Kelley TG, P-Rao P, 'Characterising the Indian chickpea market a market survey', Sydney, Australia (2000)
2000 Agbola FW, 'Estimating the demand for food and non-food items in India using an Almost Ideal Demand System modelling approach', Sydney, Australia (2000)
1999 Agbola FW, 'The structure of production and investment in Australia s pastoral zone', Christchurch, New Zealand (1999)
1995 Agbola FW, Longmire J, 'Testing for recent structural change in Australian wool supply: a pooled cross-sectional and time-series analysis', Gold Coast, Australia (1995)
1995 Agbola FW, 'Measuring technical efficiency in Australian wool supply using a time-varying stochastic frontier approach', Armidate, Australia (1995)
1995 Agbola FW, Longmire J, 'Policy changes in the Australian wool industry: A perspective on the role of economists in policy decision-making', Canterbury, New Zealand (1995)
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Agbola FW, Maitra P, McLaren KR, 'On the Estimation of Demand Systems with Large Number of Goods: An Application to South Africa Household Food Demand', (2003) [O1]
2000 Agbola FW, Bent MJM, Kelley TG, Rao PP, 'Factors Influencing The Demand For Chickpea In India: Implications For Marketing And Promotion In The Indian Chickpea Market', (2000) [O1]

Report (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Morrison M, Oczkowski E, Cooke P, Agbola FW, Hatton-MacDonald D, 'Hedonic Pricing on On-farm Soil Management Phase I', Soils CRC Ltd. (2019)
2016 Oliver TK, Agbola FW, Stokenhuber M, 'A collaborative supply chain study of fertiliser usage in an Australian context, with a focus on pre-farm inputs, using Life Cycle Assessment', Grains Research and Development Corporation (2016)
2001 Agbola FW, Kelley TG, Bent MJ, P-Rao P, 'Quantifying the Value of Quality Characteristics in the Indian Chickpea Market', Grains Research Committee of Western Australia, 56 (2001)
1999 Agbola FW, Bent MJ, Kelley TG, P-Rao P, 'Characterising the Indian Chickpea Market', Grains Research Committee of Western Australia, 26 (1999)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 34
Total funding $620,625

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


Highlighted grants and funding

Exploring economic aspects of adopting soil amendments for ameliorating soil constraints in Australia$212,910

Funding body: Soil CRC Ltd. and University of Newcastle

Funding body Soil CRC Ltd. and University of Newcastle
Project Team

Associate Professor Frank W. Agbola, Dr Balaji Seshadri, Associate Professor Vaughan Higgins

Scheme Soil CRC PhD Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2024
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

The mechanism of corporate bond default risk and economic consequences in China$60,137

Funding body: China National Natural Science Foundation

Funding body China National Natural Science Foundation
Project Team

Professor Chunzhi Tan

Scheme General project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2023
GNo
Type Of Funding C3231 - International Govt - Own Purpose
Category 3231
UON N

Assessing the impact of internal and external factors influencing the performance of Chinese firms exporting to Africa$20,980

Funding body: Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Funding body Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Project Team

A/Prof. Frank Agbola, Prof. Jisen Liu, A/Prof. William Sheng Liu, Dr Karen Tian, Dr Rita Pidani, Dr Xiaohui Wei

Scheme International Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Hedonic Pricing of On-farm Soil Management - Phase 1$60,000

Funding body: CRC High Performance Soils Ltd

Funding body CRC High Performance Soils Ltd
Project Team

A/Prof. Frank W. Agbola, Prof. Mark Morrison, Prof. Eddie Oczkowski, A/Prof. Darla Hatton MacDonald, Dr Dugald Tinch

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

An extended literature on the economics of soil management$47,350

Funding body: CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd

Funding body CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd
Project Team

Morrison M; Saliba A; Pawsey N; Nayeem T; Small F; Wong A; Dwivedi A; Godfrey S; Oczkowski E; Cockfield G; Shrestha U; Hatton MacDonald DA; Grimmer MR; Levitt CJ; Tisdell JG; Tinch DR; Agbola FW; Wills B; Cook S

Scheme Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Manufacturing Output in Sub-Saharan Africa$13,474

The recent globalisation phenomenon is reshaping economies around the world by promoting frictionless movement of factors of production. However, some critics argue that globalisation could have an adverse impact on developing economies. Although a plethora of studies have examined the impact of foreign direct investment on economic growth, the FDI-manufacturing output nexus remains sparse. This study aims to provide new insights on the impact of FDI-manufacturing output nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa under changing economic conditions.

Funding body: Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Funding body Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N

A collaborative supply chain study, with a focus on pre-farm inputs, using Life Cycle Assessment.$50,000

Funding body: Grains Research and Development Corporation

Funding body Grains Research and Development Corporation
Project Team Professor Michael Stockenhuber, Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501061
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Rural R&D
Category 1RS
UON Y

20211 grants / $212,910

Exploring economic aspects of adopting soil amendments for ameliorating soil constraints in Australia$212,910

Funding body: Soil CRC Ltd. and University of Newcastle

Funding body Soil CRC Ltd. and University of Newcastle
Project Team

Associate Professor Frank W. Agbola, Dr Balaji Seshadri, Associate Professor Vaughan Higgins

Scheme Soil CRC PhD Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2024
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20201 grants / $60,137

The mechanism of corporate bond default risk and economic consequences in China$60,137

Funding body: China National Natural Science Foundation

Funding body China National Natural Science Foundation
Project Team

Professor Chunzhi Tan

Scheme General project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2023
GNo
Type Of Funding C3231 - International Govt - Own Purpose
Category 3231
UON N

20193 grants / $41,625

Assessing the impact of internal and external factors influencing the performance of Chinese firms exporting to Africa$20,980

Funding body: Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Funding body Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Project Team

A/Prof. Frank Agbola, Prof. Jisen Liu, A/Prof. William Sheng Liu, Dr Karen Tian, Dr Rita Pidani, Dr Xiaohui Wei

Scheme International Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Assessing the impact of internal and external factors influencing the performance of Chinese firms exporting to Africa$18,560

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Project Team

A/Prof. Frank Agbola, et al.

Scheme Faculty Research Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Effect of Contracting on Micro-productivity in China$2,085

Funding body: Tianjin Normal University

Funding body Tianjin Normal University
Project Team

Frank W. Agbola; Yang Chang

Scheme International Collaborative Grant Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N

20182 grants / $107,350

Hedonic Pricing of On-farm Soil Management - Phase 1$60,000

Funding body: CRC High Performance Soils Ltd

Funding body CRC High Performance Soils Ltd
Project Team

A/Prof. Frank W. Agbola, Prof. Mark Morrison, Prof. Eddie Oczkowski, A/Prof. Darla Hatton MacDonald, Dr Dugald Tinch

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

An extended literature on the economics of soil management$47,350

Funding body: CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd

Funding body CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd
Project Team

Morrison M; Saliba A; Pawsey N; Nayeem T; Small F; Wong A; Dwivedi A; Godfrey S; Oczkowski E; Cockfield G; Shrestha U; Hatton MacDonald DA; Grimmer MR; Levitt CJ; Tisdell JG; Tinch DR; Agbola FW; Wills B; Cook S

Scheme Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20171 grants / $13,474

Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Manufacturing Output in Sub-Saharan Africa$13,474

The recent globalisation phenomenon is reshaping economies around the world by promoting frictionless movement of factors of production. However, some critics argue that globalisation could have an adverse impact on developing economies. Although a plethora of studies have examined the impact of foreign direct investment on economic growth, the FDI-manufacturing output nexus remains sparse. This study aims to provide new insights on the impact of FDI-manufacturing output nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa under changing economic conditions.

Funding body: Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Funding body Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N

20162 grants / $7,642

Legitimacy Theory and Social Environmental Disclosure: New Empirical Evidence from India$4,642

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W., Bhattacharyya, A.

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Foreign direct investment and international trade: new theoretical implications from China's experience$3,000

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W.

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20152 grants / $53,000

A collaborative supply chain study, with a focus on pre-farm inputs, using Life Cycle Assessment.$50,000

Funding body: Grains Research and Development Corporation

Funding body Grains Research and Development Corporation
Project Team Professor Michael Stockenhuber, Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501061
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Rural R&D
Category 1RS
UON Y

On the determinants of short run economic growth in Ghana$3,000

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W.

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20143 grants / $9,810

Does foreign direct investment enhance productivity growth in transition economy? empirical evidence from China$3,826

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W., Liu, W.S.

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Urbanisation and economic growth in Fiji$3,000

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W., Sami, J.

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Economic returns to investment in human capital: new empirical evidence from financial planners in Hong Kong$2,984

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W., Lam, C.S.

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20131 grants / $4,172

Financial crisis and remittance flows to developing countries: some new empirical evidence from selected Asian countries$4,172

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W.

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20123 grants / $15,644

On the determinants of economic growth in the Philippines$8,534

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W.

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Economic analysis of Olives production in the Hunter Region$4,000

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W.

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

On the determinants of remittance flow to Ghana$3,110

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W.

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20101 grants / $2,460

What drives economic growth in Ghana?$2,460

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Agbola, F.W.

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20081 grants / $2,500

European Applied Business Research Conference, Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany, 16/6/2008 - 20/6/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189018
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $17,740

Chickpea for the 21st Century: Trends, Projections and Policy Implications using the IMPACT-WATER modelling framework$15,240

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187869
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

International Conference on modelling econimic dynamics, Hull, United Kingdom, 23/8/2007 - 25/8/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188082
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $9,430

The Changing Competitiveness in the World Chickpea Market$5,930

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186491
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Changing Competitiveness in the World Chickpea Market$3,500

Funding body: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Funding body International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme University Grant Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186849
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

20051 grants / $7,000

Exchange rate pass-through and its real effects on inflation in Ghana$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185722
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $2,500

1st World Congress of Agroforestry (Economy of Ghana Conference), 28 June - 2 July 2004$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184044
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $8,375

Regional hidden unemployment disparities and persistence: A comparative study of Australia and the US$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183281
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

5th Pathway to Full Employment Conference and the 10th National Conference on Unemployment 10 to 12 December 2003$375

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183784
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,296

Europe's Labour Market Resources, Maastricht, Netherlands 4-5 October, 2002$2,296

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182505
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $16,000

South Africa: Impact of HIV/AIDS$10,000

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team

Agbola, F.W. Saini, Y., Damoense, M., Firer, S.

Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Modelling food consumption patterns in developing countries: a case of India and South Africa$6,000

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team

Agbola, F.W., Maitra, P., McLaren, K.

Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19992 grants / $26,560

Quantifying the value of grain quality traits in the Indian sub-continent pulse markets$21,560

Funding body: Grains Research Committee of Western Australia

Funding body Grains Research Committee of Western Australia
Project Team

Agbola, F.W., Kelley, T., Bent, M., P-Rao, P.

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2000
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Characterising the Indian Chickpea market - a market survey$5,000

Funding body: Centre for Agribusiness Marketing, Curtin University

Funding body Centre for Agribusiness Marketing, Curtin University
Project Team

Agbola, F.W., Kelley, T., Bent, M., P-Rao, P.

Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed23
Current4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 PhD An Empirical Investigation of Interest Rate Volatility, Inflation Dynamics, Exchange Rates, Economic Growth and Stock Market Profitability in Saudi Arabia PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Technology Adoption, Technical Efficiency and Welfare of Rice Farmers in Northern Ghana PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Inclusive Growth, Income Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. Three Empirical Essays PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Delivering Sustainabiltiy to Urban Economies: A Case Study of the Lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Regional Integration, Trade Duration and Economic Growth in the East African Community: Three Empirical Essays PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD Relational Capital, Supply Chain Integration and Firm Performance in the Vietnamese Coffee Industry PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD An Empirical Investigation of Technical Efficiency, Technology Adoption and Welfare of Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD Foreign Direct Investment, Governance, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Three Essays PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Foreign Aid and Institutional Quality on Savings, Investment and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD Performance Implications of Entrepreneurial Orientations and Firm Capabilities in Small and Medium Enterprises: Moderating Roles of Government Support Programs and Business Environment Uncertainty PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD Managerial Quality, Firm Performance, Technical Efficiency and Productivity in New Zealand PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Corporate Social Responsibility, Information Asymmetry, Debt Maturity and Firm Performance of Australian Publicly Listed Firms PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD An Evaluation of Supply Chain Integration Across Multi-tier Supply Chains of Manufacturing-based Small and Medium Enterprises in Malawi PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD New Perspectives on Current Account Dynamics in the Pacific Island Economies PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters Microfinance and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Northeastern Mindanao, The Philippines M Philosophy (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Three Empirical Essays on the Ugandan Foreign Exchange Market PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Determining the Key Success Factors of Tourism Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (TSMEs) in Malaysia PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Impact of Networking on Firms' Export Performance: The Case of SMEs in New South Wales, Australia PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD An Investigation of the Effect of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on the Performance in the Chinese Electronic Industry PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Identifying Export Barriers and Export Development of Indonesian Manufacturing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Financial Development and its Impact on Economic Growth: A Post-Keynesian Empirical Contribution to the Debate on Financial Development PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2009 Honours An empirical analysis of the Australian macroeconomy: a SVAR modelling approach, 2003-2008 Economics, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2009 Honours Economic analysis of the impact of water trading on the acreage response of irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia Economics, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2006 Honours Should the AWB remain a Single Desk Seller? An Examination of Price Premiums Economics, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2004 PhD Economic Analysis of Intra-Industry Trade between Thailand and other Asian Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Countries PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2004 Honours Modelling House Price Dynamics in Major Australian Capital Cities Economics, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2003 Honours The Impact of House Prices on the Australian Economy Economics, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
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News

Research Team Wins Grant Funds

October 2, 2015

A collaborative supply chain study, with a focus on pre-farm inputs, using Life Cycle Assessment

Associate Professor Frank Agbola

Position

Associate Professor
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Focus area

Economics

Contact Details

Email frank.agbola@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 2048
Fax (02) 4921 6911

Office

Room X-729
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus

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