Advisory Board Research & Reports

The Advisory Board Centre supports the development, testing, validation and monitoring of best practice for Advisory Boards and advisor engagement.

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State of the Market

The Advisory Board Centre State of the Market Report is an evaluation of current practices, trends, and implications. This report delivers market insights that allow businesses, advisors, industry groups, government, and academics to retain currency in the market.

State of the Market

State of the Market



Living Research Reports

Our key insights on trends shaping the Advisory Board sector.

Cyber Opportunity Report

Building Opportunity:
Pathways to Cyber Assurance


Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Report

Building Resilience:
Global Foresight for a
 Changing World



Female Founders

Achieving Scale: Breaking Through
Barriers for Female Founders

This report is designed to identify and understand
to scale and the challenges in scaling a
business for the individual owner and the
resource considerations for the business.



Advisor Engagement Market Rate Analysis

*Available exclusively to Advisory Board Centre members.*

The process of scoping an Advisory Board and the roles
within it requires an evaluation of the business priorities,
strategic intent and the motivations of the owners and
executives. Within this report, we review the demand for newly
created Advisory roles and the megatrends that
are shaping how businesses engage external Advisors.
This includes based Advisory Boards and the demand
for sector-based expertise.


Formalised Advisory Boards

A review of the demand for newly created Advisory roles
and the megatrends that are shaping how businesses
engage external Advisors. This includes based Advisory
Boards and the demand for sector-based expertise.

The research is based on a series of surveys conducted
on behalf of the Advisory Board Centre and actual
case studies of Advisory Board activities from July
2017 to December 2018.


Advisor Engagement Market Rate Analysis

*Available exclusively to Advisory Board Centre members.*

Evaluating market rates provides us with a starting point of
understanding ‘value transmission’ within advisor engagement.
There are interesting trends identified in this report providing
insight into business investment and what they are willing to pay.
Beyond this, we also have an indication of the complexity that
comes with an engagement between a business and an individual
advisor. Ethics in success fee structures, independence and
risk/reward engagement parameters are examples of how and
why rates are charged.



Executive Summaries Series

Coming soon.



Other Research

Historical Research Catalogue

Our research catalogue commenced in 2002. If you have any questions about the research findings listed below, contact research@advisoryboardcentre.com.au.

  • Business Growth Advisor Sentiment Research, 2017
  • Formalised Advisory Board – pilot assessment, 2014 – 2016
  • International Coaching and Consulting Trends, 2013
  • The Business Case for Employee Retention, 2012
  • Human Resource Standards & Frameworks for Business, 2008 – 2010
  • National Internal Pressure Report – Employers and Employees Expectations, 2009 – 2017
  • Demographic Analysis – Impact of the Ageing Population, 2010 – 2020
  • Generations in Australian Workplaces, 2017
  • Organisational Behaviour in the Business Sector, 2003
  • Quarterly Index Reports, 2005 – 2017
  • Generation Y impact on Strategy, 2008
  • Regional Labour Trends for the tourism industry (Queensland), 2007
  • International Flexibility Trends, 2007
  • International Labour Trends, 2007
  • Gap Analysis – Strategic Intent and Strategic Drift, 2004
  • Workflow and Compliance in people management, 2003

Collaboration in Research

Research collaboration is core to gathering data and sharing the key learnings within the market. Examples of collaboration include:

Employment Systems in Small Firms: A Multilevel analysis

Data gathered from 2008 – 2010 was shared with an Independent Academic Committee who completed and published a Report in an A Class Journal for Small Business. Committee members were Verreynne, M., Parker, P., & Wilson, M.. Employment systems in small firms: A multilevel analysis, International Small Business Journal.

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