Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate governance
  • Banking and finance
  • Economic development
  • Tourism economics
  • Social procurement

Not available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Riccardo Natoli

Dr Riccardo Natoli is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance in the Victoria University Business School (VUBS). Previously, he has held roles as the Deputy Director (Research Training) with ISILC as well as HDR Coordinator and Postgraduate Coordinator in VUBS.

Riccardo is the author of 40+ journal articles, many of which are published in highly ranked Q1 journals.

Riccardo has received competitive research grants totaling $1.7 million of which $1.4 million has been received externally (e.g., Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund, AFAANZ, CPA Australia, Infotecture, CAANZ, and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). He has also supervised 15 students to doctoral completion.

As a senior academic in the Victoria University Business School, Riccardo’s research focuses on the following areas:

  • corporate governance
  • banking and finance
  • economic development
  • tourism economics
  • social procurement

Riccardo is on the editorial boards of two ABDC A-rank journals.

He has also taught postgraduate and undergraduate units in business research, finance, risk management, statistics and quantitative analysis at Victoria University and is currently involved in supervising postgraduate PhD and DBA students. Riccardo also coordinates the Victoria University undergraduate units:

  • BEO2000 Financial Institutions and Monetary Theory
  • BEO2009 Foundations of International Business
  • BEO3001 Contemporary Issues in Banking and Finance.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2008
  • Bachelor of Business (Economics) (First Class Hons.), Victoria University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University, Australia, 1994
  • Grad. Cert. in Tertiary Education, Victoria University, 2018

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 Nguyen, V. K., Natoli, R., & Divisekera, S. (210401). Innovation and productivity in tourism small and medium enterprises: A longitudinal study. Tourism Management Perspectives, 38

doi: 10.1016/j.tmp.2021.100804

2018 Natoli, R. (180101). Factors contributing to financial literacy levels among a migrant group: An analysis of the Vietnamese cohort. International Journal of Social Economics, 45(5), (729-744).

doi: 10.1108/IJSE-11-2016-0341

2016 Natoli, R., & Zuhair, S. (160208). A sensitivity analysis of the RIE index as a supplementary tool for national policy making. International Journal of Social Economics, 43(2), (161-189).

doi: 10.1108/IJSE-05-2014-0107

2015 Jackling, B., & Natoli, R. (150914). Employability skills of international accounting graduates: Internship providers perspectives. Education and Training, 57(7), (757-773).

doi: 10.1108/ET-08-2014-0093

2013 Jackling, B., de, Lange., & Natoli, R. (130501). Transitioning to IFRS in Australian classrooms: Impact on teaching approaches. Issues in Accounting Education, 28(2), (263-275).

doi: 10.2308/iace-50358

2013 Natoli, R., & Zuhair, S. (130101). The Resource-Infrastructure-Environment Index for Measuring Progress: An Application to Australia, Mexico and the US. Social Indicators Research, 110(1), (31-54).

doi: 10.1007/s11205-011-9914-6

2012 Zuhair, S., & Natoli, R. (120101). Human capital: The history, measurement and impact on nations from an economic perspective. International Journal of Value Chain Management, 6(1), (61-77).

doi: 10.1504/IJVCM.2012.045158

2011 Natoli, R., & Zuhair, S. (110901). Rediscovering the Condorcet Approach as an Aggregation Technique for Progress Measures. Economic Papers, 30(3), (368-376).

doi: 10.1111/j.1759-3441.2011.00119.x

2011 Natoli, R., & Zuhair, S. (110801). Measuring Progress: A Comparison of the GDP, HDI, GS and the RIE. Social Indicators Research, 103(1), (33-56).

doi: 10.1007/s11205-010-9695-3

2011 Natoli, R. (110101). Conceptualisation in economics: How it has come to shape the main progress measures. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 23(1), (21-36).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Embrace
From: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government (DFAT)
Other investigators: Aspr Camilla Brockett, Dr Xiaocui Lou, Dr Joanne Pyke, Prof Timothy Corney
For period: 2023-2025
$100,000
Social Procurement Capacity Building for SMEs in Melbourne’s West
From: ARC BLUE CONSULTING (AUS) PTY LTD
Other investigators: Aspr David Goodwin, Dr Xiaocui Lou
For period: 2023-2023
Not disclosed

Warehousing - Addressing Changing Skills Needs
From: Victorian Skills Authority
Other investigators: Dr Xiaocui Lou, Dr Himanshu Shee
For period: 2022-2023
$39,500

Resilient Enterprises and Sustainable Employment in Tourism (RESET)
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Dr Ancy Gamage, Dr Thu-huong Nguyen, Dr Colin Drake, Ms Tania Milani, Prof Terry De lacy, Dr Joanne Pyke
For period: 2021-2022
$510,000
Social Value Creation for Transport and Infrastructure
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Dr Malindu Sandanayake, Dr Xiaocui Lou, Aspr Elmira Jamei, Dr Hing-wah Chau, Aspr David Goodwin, Prof Zora Vrcelj, Dr Melissa Chan, Dr Jonny Bouras
For period: 2021-2022
$593,000

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

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Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
3 Doctor of Business Administration Associate supervisor
1 Doctor of Business Administration Principal supervisor
7 PhD Principal supervisor
2 PhD Associate supervisor
1 PhD Integrated Principal supervisor
1 PhD Integrated Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
Doctor of Business Administration (3) Associate supervisor
Doctor of Business Administration (1) Principal supervisor
PhD (7) Principal supervisor
PhD (2) Associate supervisor
PhD Integrated (1) Principal supervisor
PhD Integrated (1) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Coordination undergraduate units: BEO2000 Financial Institutions and Monetary Theory. BEO2009 Foundations of International Business. BEO3001 Contemporary Issues in Banking and Finance.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2014 - Present
Senior Lecturer - Accounting & Finance
VUBS, Victoria University
Jan 2020 - Dec 2021
Deputy Director - Research Training
ISILC, Victoria University
Jan 2019 - Dec 2019
Higher Degrees Research (HDR) Coordinator
VUBS, Victoria University
Jan 2017 - Dec 2018
Postgraduate Coordinator
VUBS, Victoria University
Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
Senior Research Fellow
VUBS, Victoria University
Jan 2003 - Dec 2010
Sessional Academic
VUBS, Victoria University
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Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2014 -
Present
Senior Lecturer - Accounting & Finance
VUBS, Victoria University
Jan 2020 -
Dec 2021
Deputy Director - Research Training
ISILC, Victoria University
Jan 2019 -
Dec 2019
Higher Degrees Research (HDR) Coordinator
VUBS, Victoria University
Jan 2017 -
Dec 2018
Postgraduate Coordinator
VUBS, Victoria University
Jan 2011 -
Dec 2013
Senior Research Fellow
VUBS, Victoria University
Jan 2003 -
Dec 2010
Sessional Academic
VUBS, Victoria University
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Professional memberships

  • Professional member, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand