PSI Conference 2020

22-23 March 2020, Melbourne, Australia

The PSI Conference comes to Australia for the first time, showcasing Melbourne and our university to an elite international academic audience, and offering our university and business community the chance to interact with globally-known experts, authors, and TED speakers...

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About the PSI Network

PSI was launched for one reason—to connect researchers from different fields who share a common interest in power, status, and influence. These three topics have long captured the attention of academic scholars and continue to inspire empirical work across many disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, and biology). Much of this work examines the cognitive and social psychology of power and status dynamics present in diverse populations, ranging from investment bankers to Capuchin monkeys. Taken together, the insights drawn from this body of research are fundamental and its implications are far-reaching.

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Rise of Machine Agency: A Framework for Studying the Psychology of Human–AI Interaction (HAII)

SS Sundar - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2020

Advances in personalization algorithms and other applications of machine learning have vastly enhanced the ease and convenience of our media and communication experiences, but they have also raised significant concerns about privacy …


The Influence of Key Political Actors on Labor Government Climate Change Policy

B de Groot - 2020

The threat of anthropogenic climate change is arguably the defining issue of the 21st Century. Climate change has devastating global implications to which various authorities worldwide have responded by declaring a climate crisis. Australia …


Do government subsidies promote efficiency in technological innovation of China's photovoltaic enterprises?

B Lin, R Luan - Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020

… by the firm-level data from 2012 to 2016 and investigate the effects of selected influence factors … will be damaged due to the reduction of management control ability or excessive bureaucratic control … In addition, it is also believed that …


Urban Air Pollution Control Caused by Exhaust Gas Emissions in Developing Country Cities in Public Policy Law Perspective

A Purwadi, S Suhandi, U Enggarsasi - International Journal of Energy Economics …, 2020

The increase in air pollution in cities generally comes from motor vehicle emissions. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the regulation and role of the city government through public policy to control air pollution. The regulation of air pollution control …


Corporate Social Responsibility Practices and Economic Performance in Colombia: The Moderating Effect of Family Control

JD Alzate-Gómez, DL Cortés, PM Fieldman - International Journal of Economics …, 2020

The purpose of this descriptive-quantitative study was twofold. On the one hand, it seeks to determine the relationship between the implementation of CSR practices and economic performance. On the other, it seeks to identify the effect of family …


Evaluation of Fraud and Control Measures in the Nigerian Banking Sector

AG Almajir, M Usaini - International Journal of Economics and Financial …, 2020

The purpose of this paper evaluation of fraud and control measures in Nigerian Banking Sector (A case study of three selected banks) is to aim at finding practical means of eliminating, reducing the incidence of fraud in our banking industries and …


Cultural Factors and the Role of Privacy Concerns in Acceptance of Government Surveillance

N Thompson - Journal of the Association for Information Science and …, 2020

… We address the research gap by modeling the factors that drive public acceptance of government surveillance, and by exploring the influence of national culture. The research involved an online survey of 242 Australian and Sri Lankan residents …


The Influence of Chief Risk Officer on the Effectiveness of Enterprise Risk Management: Evidence from Oman

HAH Al-Farsi - International Journal of Economics and Financial …, 2020

This paper assesses the level of adoption and implementation of enterprise risk management (ERM) in Oman publicly listed companies and explores the influence of Chief Risk Officer (CRO) on ERM effectiveness. The data was collected using a …