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June 2017

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.
FEDERAL BUDGET 2017: UTS Business School has a number of experts available for comment, in areas including corporate tax and health policy.
Airtasker and UnionsNSW have come to an agreement over minimum fees for the 'bidders' who offer their services on the platform. Associate Professor Sarah Kaine considers how such an arrangement might - or might not - work in the gig economy.
Amid the debate over whether Australia has a property market bubble, Associate Professor Harry Scheule considers one scenario where some of the air might escape from prices...

April 2017

Consumers continue to view private health insurance as poor value for money. It would be sensible for the government to face evidence that the subsidy is bad and costly policy, writes Economics Professor Elizabeth Savage.
UTS researchers have helped develop a 'heat map' identifying Sydney’s innovation hotspots.
The federal government could collect billions more in royalties and tax revenue if it changed the rules on debt loading and adopted alternative royalty schemes in dealing with oil and gas giants, new modelling shows.
Do the 457 visa changes under-estimate the role of the Australian tertiary education sector in temporary worker migration?
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”.