Business Insights

24th Feb 2017
Construction

Here’s what must be done to detect, disrupt and deter phoenix activity in Australia

To stamp out illegal phoenix activity, directors should be required to have identification numbers.

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15th Feb 2017
How network economics could reduce crime - or even head off a global recession

How network economics could reduce crime - or even head off a global recession

Professor Yves Zenou developed a concept called the 'key player' that he wanted to test. Could targeting key players in criminal activities, rather than those committing the most crimes, actually yield better results?

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15th Feb 2017
Failing returns: why hedge funds are not value for money

Failing returns: why hedge funds are not value for money

Evidence continues to mount that the trend among Australian superannuation fund managers to try to maximise investment returns through the use of hedge funds that utilise 'active' strategies, has not paid off.

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27th Jan 2017
Natural disasters

Understanding the long-term costs of natural disasters

Just how long does it take a community to get back on its feet following a natural disaster? And how much do we really know about the long-term effects on people’s living standards, job prospects, educational outcomes and health?

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20th Jan 2017
Company innovation

Four ways companies can remain competitive

Need to offer more innovative services? Research by Associate Professor Herman Tse discusses how companies can do it.

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17th Jan 2017
bilateral trade agreement

Brexit, Trump and the TPP mean Australia should pursue more bilateral trade agreements

Brexit, Trump’s protectionist agenda and the debacle of getting everyone to ratify the unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are all a global trend towards bilateral trade agreements.

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