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April 2017

A study has found a measurable link between brand strength and the ease and cost of raising business capital, bringing the worlds of marketing and finance much closer together.
While shadow banking may contribute to risk, in reality it serves a purpose in our economy – one that is increasingly connected to our day-to-day lives.
Since its inception in 2008, digital currency Bitcoin has attracted critics who argue it’s inherently risky. The latest push to create an exchange traded fund (ETF) in order to make trading it easier, suggests attitudes towards it haven’t changed.
Business groups in Australia have been engaged in a long-term effort to increase the legal regulation of unions to constrain union activities. But this crackdown on the traditional union movement has created a void starting to be filled by “alt-unionism”.
Now that the first stage of a cut to the corporate tax rate has been passed by the Senate, it’s clear the benefits are more political than economic.
Among various other accolades, Ben Cousins won the Brownlow Medal in 2005 and was part of the West Coast premiership team of 2006. But today he is about to serve a one-year prison term after pleading guilty to 11 offences.

March 2017

Governments, communities and industries are grappling with issues such as climate change, inequality and social justice – and how to mobilise more funding to tackle these issues. One possible solution is impact investing.
The Growth Project, which aims to identify and overcome the hurdles to entrepreneurial businesses scaling up, now includes Australia as well as Israel and the United States.
In 2014-15, Australians gambled nearly A$7.2 billion on sports betting (not including racing), in the process losing around $815 million. Sports betting is certainly a growth market in Australia.
Refugee entrepreneurs have the potential to make a significant economic contribution, with a new study of a pilot start-ups program showing their ability to generate jobs and tax revenue and to reduce welfare payments.
Read about UTS Business School’s impactful research in our annual Research Report.
UTS Business School alumnus Arjun Bisen will study public policy at Harvard after last night being awarded the prestigious Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship.
On International Women’s Day, meet some of the amazing women PhD candidates who are overcoming life’s hurdles so they can work to achieve positive change through their research.

February 2017

A bit of fun? Associate Professor Daryl Adair considers the behaviour of football fans - and the response to it - at last weekend's A-League.
If Australia wants to continue enjoying the benefits of its tourism boom, it needs to make sure it sufficient infrastructure and trained people to service the growing number of tourists.
It's time to solve the productivity puzzle - in terms of both measurement and policy, write Professor Roy Green and Associate Professor Renu Agarwal.
Unpaid work experience is increasingly common, but some young people have trouble accessing it - and the benefits that can flow from it ...
Mon Purse founder Lana Hopkins and InStitchu founder Robin McGowan are Australian entrepreneurs who created personalised shopping businesses that have gone global. They share three keys to their success.
At a time of great change in the world, it’s increasingly important that research is rigorous and relevant but also communicated widely, UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Professor Glenn Wightwick, said at the launch of UTS Business School’s annual research report today.
A startup targeting time-poor customers and frustrated couriers surfaced as the winning pitch as the first group of founders from the MBA in Entrepreneurship presented to potential investors and partners.
How much more than an average worker should a CEO earn? Research shows Australians believe CEOs should earn eight times more. It is perhaps unsurprising, then, that revelations about the salary of Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour caused a public furore.
A study to assess the potential impact of ending a bar on advertising some over-the-counter medicines has found that consumers with minor ailments might be more likely to seek advice from pharmacists rather than GPs, and that pharmacists’ recommendations are unlikely to be unduly influenced by the marketing.

January 2017

Barack Obama was a hugely gifted politician but why didn’t he accomplish more – and why won’t he leave a more durable legacy? asks Professor Thomas Clarke.
Sport has never been, and never will be, a cocoon within which wider societal issues are unrelated, writes Associate Professor Daryl Adair.
An international effort by postgraduate students from Australia, the United States and Africa, including UTS EMBA students, takes aims at illicit animal trade

December 2016

While women have seats at the table where major economic and financial decisions are made, they have not yet reached the top leadership positions in sport, research by Adjunct Associate Johanna Adriaanse shows.
The lack of disclosure around losses and other tax offsets is a black mark against the goal of tax transparency, write UTS Business School tax specialists.
Alex McKinnon, left in a wheelchair after a tackle in an NRL match, has been left with no other recourse than to sue for compensation, write Professor Simon Darcy and Associate Professor Paul Jonson.
The global sport system is lacking the strong, ethical, diverse and responsible leadership required to tackle some its biggest issues, say two UTS Business School researchers in a new book.
Academic, now entrepreneur, Dr Anna Wright has secured $100,000 in SheStarts funding for an idea that will bring Braille into the 21st century