• 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.

  • Boosting academic-industry collaboration

    Angela McCabe     |      March 21, 2021

    Australia has long been seen as failing to fully capitalise on its ground-breaking research and a new consultation paper on university research commercialisation is the latest federal government effort to improve outcomes.

  • VET overhaul could create a training system for all

    Open Forum     |      March 19, 2021

    COVID-19 halted the importation of skilled labour from abroad, forcing government and business leaders to think about developing homegrown talent.

  • Corporate governance in times of COVID

    Carla Christofferson     |      March 17, 2021

    Australian success and American failure in the fight against COVID-19 demonstrate the need for strong leadership and a centralised approach in times of crisis.

  • Smart sovereignty is the key to Australia’s future

    Innes Willox     |      March 8, 2021

    Australian businesses back ‘smart sovereignty’, in which we do better with what we have and add value to supply chains but maintain strong trading relationships abroad.

  • Food for thought

    Open Forum     |      March 7, 2021

    From Frog cakes to Fruchocs, famous local foods can attract valuable tourist dollars to Australian states hit hard by restrictions on international travel.

  • How businesses can head off social media storms

    Stephan Ludwig     |      March 4, 2021

    An analysis of almost half a million online complaints suggests businesses need to respond fast with empathy and explanations to minimise the damage, but few firms understand the need for transparency.

  • Forced fun is no fun at all

    Open Forum     |      February 26, 2021

    Zoom dress up parties, tug-of-war, ‘trust falls’ and escape rooms – team building exercises have become the go-to tool for managers trying to increase organisational and team rapport and productivity, but many employees resent compulsory bonding and regard these exercises as the bane of their workplace existence.

  • Night owls don’t give a hoot at work

    Open Forum     |      February 25, 2021

    ‘Night owls’ may be twice as likely as ‘morning larks’ to underperform at work, say Finnish researchers, and additionally run a heightened risk of early retirement due to disability.

  • Leading a business with purpose

    Victoria Tichá     |      February 25, 2021

    Purpose-led leadership helps managers navigate difficult times, and can also help leaders celebrate the things that go well, says UNSW Business School’s Leisa Sargent.

  • Business changes tune on China

    Andrew Forrest     |      February 19, 2021

    It has taken years of blatant bullying from Beijing for Australian firms to finally realise that nothing short of complete capitulation would get Australia back on China’s good side.