Hemali Shah

Member of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business panel

Legal and regulatory barriers across electronic international trade

My research focuses on legal and regulatory barriers in a way to making the Australian Single Window System interoperable with foreign Single Window systems to facilitate electronic international trade. This research adopts an interdisciplinary approach, which is essential to solving complex legal problems involved in electronic trade. Monash Business School was an ideal place to embark on this research, as it adopts a multidisciplinary approach across business and law, which has been essential to the success of my research.

I feel blessed to have excellent supervisors, who have supported and motivated me every step of the way. As there was no prior research in the area of my empirical study, they always guided me in the right direction and have made my PhD journey truly rewarding.

At the early stage of my research career, I was positioned as one of the leading experts on the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) panel and was allocated the task to draft one of the most complex sections of its recommendations. This honour was possible because of Monash Business School’s commitment to its research students. Not only do they give you the tools to produce quality research, they foster your growth as an earlycareer researcher through grants and scholarships to assist with fieldwork, and opportunities to attend conferences and events to help to build your academic career.