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February 2017

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.
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

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
Australia’s longest-running university program for not-for-profit managers is marking its 30th anniversary, having armed hundreds of people with the skills needed to make a difference.
They say money can't buy you happiness, but Associate Professor Danielle Logue suggests five ways to make sure your Christmas dollars do good.
Australian manufacturing is neither extinct nor critically endangered, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy has told the Future of Manufacturing Forum at UTS Business School.
There is now a growing public realisation that many of sport’s core ideals – such as fairness, integrity, character and respect – are too often real in name only, Associate Professor Daryl Adair says.

November 2016

The number of Australians who are 30 days behind in their mortgage payments is at the highest level in three years, according to ratings agency Moody’s. It projects this will keep rising.
The growing importance of strategic supply chain management as a key to business innovation and competitiveness underpins a new suite of postgraduate programs.
Professor John Wooders of UTS Business School has been elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society
Anti-doping rules have become too complicated, a breakfast seminar on the global management of drugs in sport, hosted by UTS Business School, has heard.
UTS students who study and live on the campus of Shanghai University now have access to their own UTS Study Centre.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UTS Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), Professor Thomas Buchmueller of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan was the first to deliver a lecture in a new distinguished lecture series at UTS Business School.
As the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) marks its 25th anniversary, clinicians and policy makers are much more likely – and able – to measure cost effectiveness, in the broadest sense, thanks to the work of the centre.
Despite a catastrophic financial crisis and sufficient evidence of the harm caused by Wall Street’s obsession with short-term financial targets, America’s mantras of competition, self-interest, efficiency and profit continue to reign supreme.
Students in the subject Business Futures have been challenged to imagine what Australian universities might look like in 2036 – twenty years’ time. 
The ARC has funded UTS Business School projects which aim to help make the health system fair and sustainable, improve our understanding of the 'networked' economy, bring big data to statistical modelling of social issues, and illuminate the way forward for the Australian market for impact investing.

October 2016

In dealing with the repercussions of the tragic deaths of four people at Dreamworld, Ardent Leisure ought to remember the commandments of crisis management, Senior Lecturer in tourism Dr David Beirman says.
Building skills capabilities and opening up government as a platform for innovation is essential for Australia’s future, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor told UTS Business School’s Futures.edu conference. 
The UTS Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an Honours’ Society for students in accounting and finance, has achieved distinguished status for 2015 – 2016. 
There are myriad ways governments can promote innovation without spending money, says economist, entrepreneur and commentator Dr Nicholas Gruen.
UTS is hosting a Big Top Tent as part of the worldwide Disruptive Innovation Festival and inviting participation in knowledge production ‘tear down’ workshops.
Business events such as international conferences and symposia, offer delegates unrestricted exposure to innovative ideas and opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills, new research by Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has found.