Fantasy Pitching

20 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2016 Last revised: 20 Feb 2017

Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland

Searat Ali

Griffith University, Griffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Students

Muhammad Atif

Griffith University - Griffith University

Matt Brenner

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Hasibul Chowdhury

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Leelyn Cruddas

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Alison Joubert

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Ihtisham Malik

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Lin Mi

University of Queensland; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Vinu Nagar

Swinburne University of Technology, Swinburne Business School

Tim Pullen

University of Queensland

Manuel Siegrist

Bond University, Students

Steve Smythe

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Jeff Stephenson

Bond University, Students

Beile Zhang

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Kun (Bruce) Zhang

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Date Written: February 20, 2017

Abstract

This paper outlines a fantasy research pitch exercise conducted in a PhD course at the University of Queensland. Using Faff’s (2015, 2016a) pitching research template, students attending the course were asked to engage in a group exercise to pitch a “fantasy” research topic. While the final exercise was completed in a 90-minute timeframe (60 minutes of brainstorming, followed by 30 minutes of reporting back to the full group), the cohort had already been exposed to 5 x 90 minute sessions of related material over the weekend PhD module. Three groups of five were formed and they pitched three “fun” (or nonsense) topics: (a) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Impact on Society; (b) Wipe-a-Baby; (c) Quality of Dairy Products: The Happiness of the Cow Does Matter.

Suggested Citation

Faff, Robert W. and Ali, Searat and Atif, Muhammad and Brenner, Matt and Chowdhury, Hasibul and Cruddas, Leelyn and Joubert, Alison and Malik, Ihtisham and Mi, Lin and Nagar, Vinu and Pullen, Tim and Siegrist, Manuel and Smythe, Steve and Stephenson, Jeff and Zhang, Beile and Zhang, Kun (Bruce), Fantasy Pitching (February 20, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2782778 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2782778

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Searat Ali

Griffith University, Griffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Students ( email )

Brisbane
Australia

Muhammad Atif

Griffith University - Griffith University ( email )

Nathan, Queensland
Australia

Matt Brenner

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Hasibul Chowdhury

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Leelyn Cruddas

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Alison Joubert

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Ihtisham Malik

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Lin Mi

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN) ( email )

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

Vinu Nagar

Swinburne University of Technology, Swinburne Business School ( email )

PO Box 218, Mail 25
Cnr John and Wakefield Streets
Melbourne, Victoria 3122
Australia

Tim Pullen

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Manuel Siegrist

Bond University, Students ( email )

Robina, Queensland
Australia

Steve Smythe

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Jeff Stephenson

Bond University, Students ( email )

Robina, Queensland
Australia

Beile Zhang

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Kun (Bruce) Zhang

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

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