• High jinks with helium

    Alan Stevenson     |      June 14, 2021

    Helium is best known as the gas used in airships and party balloons, but its rarity gives it a strategic significance which may have shaped Australia’s engagement with East Timor.

  • Two is the magic number

    Open Forum     |      June 9, 2021

    The keys to collaboration between small business and the research sector have been revealed in a major new report. A survey of small to medium businesses found those in collaborations with researchers were introducing more products and better protected from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 6 ways business events have changed post-COVID

    Derek Lotts     |      May 20, 2021

    Large corporate events and conferences were replaced by zoom meetings during the COVID pandemic, and the lessons learned may reshape such gatherings long into the future.

  • The power of the Indigenous business sector

    Michelle Evans     |      May 13, 2021

    Each year, Indigenous businesses bring in at least $A4.9 billion; now first-of-its-kind research reveals the extent of the economic power and diversity of Australian Indigenous businesses.

  • The OECD backs SMEs

    Open Forum     |      May 7, 2021

    The creation of a new Committee on SMEs and Entrepreneurship by the OECD highlights the organisation’s recognition of the importance of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurship to our economies and societies, and on the critical role they can play in driving a sustainable, inclusive, green and resilient recovery.

  • China still needs Australian iron ore

    David Uren     |      May 6, 2021

    It must be galling to Chinese authorities that, notwithstanding their determination to punish Australia for its many perceived sins, their annual imports from Australia are running at near record levels.

  • COVID-19 won’t rattle East Asian supply chains

    Fukunari Kimura     |      May 1, 2021

    Many observers argued the pandemic would mark the end of global supply chains, with a massive ‘reshoring’ of production to developed countries, but this seems unlikely to happen.

  • A clear agenda to save the WTO

    Inu Manak     |      May 1, 2021

    The fate of the World Trade Organization (WTO) hangs in the balance after four years of assault by the Trump administration. But things are not as dismal as they appear. Turning the corner in 2021, the WTO has an opportunity to usher in a new era of trade cooperation.

  • Does diversity drive productivity?

    Richard Holden     |      April 26, 2021

    Some advocates of greater diversity in the workplace claim that it improves the quality of decisions, and hence an organisation’s performance, but does evidence back up this assertion?

  • Teaching tomorrow’s business people about sustainable development goals

    Priya Sharma     |      April 13, 2021

    Including the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals into business courses would inspire future business leaders to make genuinely useful contributions to their community.

  • Fintech is helping digital entrepreneurs in developing countries

    Victoria Tichá     |      April 7, 2021

    Fintech is playing an important role in helping digital entrepreneurs tap into growth opportunities in Indonesia’s developing communities, shows UNSW Business School research.

  • A taste for travel

    Open Forum     |      March 30, 2021

    A new Edith Cowan University study has explored what attracts holidaymakers to visit food museums. The findings highlight lessons for Australia’s tourism industry on how to capitalise on the lucrative food traveller market.