• Innovation brings higher profits and stock returns

    Open Forum     |      February 18, 2021

    A large-scale study has found more innovative Australian companies post higher future profits and stock returns. The findings highlight the significant financial benefits of innovation for companies, which in turn supports job creation and economic growth.

  • The price of insurance equity

    Victoria Tichá     |      February 17, 2021

    Research highlights the need for regulators, consumer advocate groups and industry associations to be involved in determining what insurers can – and cannot – discriminate against.

  • Mapping wage theft with data science

    Timothy Kariotis     |      February 15, 2021

    Wage theft is almost ‘normal’ in some industries, but hard to detect. Predictive algorithms can help regulators and give workers an edge.

  • The chips are down for Crown Casinos

    Charles Livingstone     |      February 12, 2021

    Revelations of criminality, corruption and money laundering through Crown casinos call into question the future of James Packer’s gambling empire.

  • Taking care of business: the private sector is waking up to nature’s value

    Megan Evans     |      February 4, 2021

    There’s a growing push among businesses and the finance sector to protect the Earth’s threatened climate and nature to ensure their long-term sustainability.

  • Is your office pandemic proof?

    Jenny Zhou     |      January 31, 2021

    Australia should draw on international best practice to ensure current workplaces and future buildings can weather the problems posed by COVID-19 and be prepared for future pandemics to keep workers and occupants safe.

  • Prospects for an Australia–India trade deal

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      January 27, 2021

    China’s economic bullying of Australia is turning the eyes of exporters and trade negotiators to another Asian economic superpower – India.

  • Bait and switch

    Craig Donaldson     |      January 22, 2021

    New research has quantified the size of the gap between the forecast and actual earnings of start-ups presented by entrepreneurs to potential investors.

  • Morrison drops the ball on banking reform

    Kevin Davis     |      January 21, 2021

    Almost two years on from the Banking Royal Commission, the government has yet to implement 44 of its recommendations and has firmly turned its back on five key reforms – including curbing irresponsible lending practices.

  • There’s no room for regret

    Victoria Tichá     |      January 18, 2021

    New research shows people are often influenced by their beliefs and predictions about the likelihood of others’ actions, and less so by the anticipation of regret.

  • Food delivery services need a regulation overhaul

    Ebony Stansfield     |      January 15, 2021

    Governments are scared of appearing business ‘unfriendly’ if they intervene in the gig economy and big companies are using this to their advantage, say experts at UNSW Sydney.

  • How weather affects our consumption

    Victoria Tichá     |      January 14, 2021

    Marketers and business managers benefit from knowing why weather may be associated with increased consumption and how this process may differ between men and women.