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March 2017

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
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.