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August 2017

As the union movement struggles to remain relevant, unionists are congregating to work out a way forward.
Online retail giant Amazon poses a massive threat to the Australian retail sector due to its lean business model, says senior lecturer David Bond.
Gig workers often understand the trade-offs between the positive and negative features of their work, writes Associate Professor Sarah Kaine and Professor Emmanuel Josserand.
Entering voluntary administration is an opportunity to reorganise for Channel Ten, but it will take a lot to make it into a viable business.
Mladen Jovanovic, creator of an ‘on-demand’ online application that connects tradespeople with one another, has been chosen to represent UTS and Australia in the 2017 University Startup World Cup.
UTS Business School has farewelled Professor Roy Green as its Dean after nine years in the role – a period during which its teaching, research and industry engagement were transformed, with the School also moving into a home specifically designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.
A new scandal rocking the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) raises the need for a Royal Commission into the structural failings of Australian banks.

July 2017

The reemergence of the Kristen Worley case brings into question the validity of sex-testing in women's sport policy, writes Associate Professor Daryl Adair.
Social entrepreneurs and new market-based tools could help Australia address development challenges in the Asia-Pacific region effectively and efficiently, alongside traditional aid, suggests a new study.
Centre aims to improve the use of "big data" in tackling key challenges faced by companies, governments and communities.

June 2017

Rather than just admiring a good hit or delivery, there’s another way to analyse what’s happening on a cricket pitch - as business.
Some economists see faltering growth as a sign the bulk of technological innovation is now behind humankind. But Dr Chris Kutarna argues in this podcast that neither history nor the present-day pace of scientific discovery supports this notion of diminishing returns.
Professor Gary Lilien of UTS Business School has won a global award honouring both rigour and relevance in marketing science.
A million-dollar, global study will track the experiences of refugees from the Syrian conflict as they seek to rebuild their lives in Australia and six other countries over the next three years.
After a rigorous review, UTS Business School has been awarded extension of its AACSB accreditation – a status it first achieved in 2007 and which is held by less than 5 per cent of the world's business schools.
Businesses like Albergo Etico and Livvi's Cafe connect living, learning and working so people with disability can make long-term and sustainable economic and social contributions.
The stand-off between the government and the banks came to a head last week when the bank levy was written into law. But does this skirmish signal a troubling Trump-esque change in Australian politics? Professor Carl Rhodes looks at the wider implications.

May 2017

The Financial Reporting Council has announced the appointment of Professor Stephen Taylor of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB), from today.
The elephant in the sport policy room is whether the government is really prepared to give health-promoting physical activity a value, writes Associate Professor Daryl Adair.
We need to do something to make the retirement system more sustainable, argues Professor Peter Wells.
In a twist to the classic ‘speed-dating’ format, over 140 people filled the room at a speed networking event for student volunteers and community not-for-profits, at UTS last week.
Tourism can be heavily affected by attacks like the one in Manchester, but tourism lecturer and crisis management specialist Dr David Beirman says the impact is not the same in every country.
How do external factors - like remuneration - affect the way people make business decisions? Associate Professor Prabhu Sivabalan of UTS Business School tells us what the research says, in this Business Briefing podcast from The Conversation.
Parents are interested in star ratings indicating the nutritional value of cereals but it’s the colour in the breakfast bowl that has final sway, a study by UTS health and marketing researchers has found.
Leaders from business, banking, consultancy and the start-up sector have joined a new industry advisory committee for the SHU-UTS SILC Business School in Shanghai.
Rather than doing people “a big favour”, data-driven programs such as the one proposed for drug testing of welfare recipients can disproportionately target those of low socio-economic status, writes Associate Professor Bronwen Dalton.
The Federal Budget included a licence fee cut for free-to-air television operators and there are plans to repeal media ownership rules, but Professor Peter Wells considers whether this may be too little too late...
Professor Elizabeth Savage and Professor Mike Woods provide their assessment of key health measures in the Federal Budget.
The recent election campaign for the presidency of the AOC was dramatic viewing. But has the final whistle blown? Associate Professor Daryl Adair considers what comes next...
The federal government has moved to level the playing field in the banking system with Budget measures - including but not restricted to the new levy - aimed at the Big Four, writes Associate Professor Harry Scheule.