There is a tidal wave of competition approaching the developed world from China – and foreign businesses have much to learn how Chinese companies evolved from imitators to innovators.
Business Briefing: being funny with customers.
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New research shows that humour can relieve tension for employees and increase customer satisfaction, just don't make jokes when it comes to offering apologies!
Spending more on border control hasn't stopped migrants from crossing the border. Neither will a wall. Here's why.
A Trump victory in the US presidential election is unlikely, but then again, so was Brexit. If he does get elected, there may be severe economic and financial consequences.
Too much research focuses on "fixing women", so let's hear the male line on what needs to be done.
It's easy for foreign businesses in China to misstep when they don't understand the lack of a rule of law and the influence of the government.
Research shows the short-term view focus of senior executives may be inhibiting a long-term investment in innovation.
Researchers have come up with a new way to make sure each partner in a business gets their fair share when they decide to split.
New research used a method that predicts divorce to pick up the signs that an employee will stay or leave their job.
The Financial Services Council code of conduct for life insurance is the industry's last chance to reform before the government steps in.
Contracts have governed the workings of the economy since ancient times. Contract theory is about ensuring they have the right incentives.
Young farmers are more open to outside investment and ownership of the family farm, than older farmers, new research shows.
Business Briefing: Trusting business to take care of your data.
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Businesses need to take the lead to show customers and governments that industry can handle data management, says former ACCC chief Graeme Samuel.
Publicly listed Australian companies are still falling short of proper corporate social responsibility, judging by most recent reports.
Consumers don't understand the contracts they are signing when they buy smartphones, new research shows.
Studies show performance-based incentives for CEOs do not lead to better organisational performance.
Business Briefing: treat the cause not the symptoms of problems with private health insurance
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If customers are questioning the value of private health insurance its because of the way the system is distorted by government incentives.
A Woking-Cupertino tie-up seems implausible at first glance, but there is plenty up for grabs which could suit both companies.
Australian superannuation funds are joining the trend to invest in infrastructure because it's safer for industry members.
A number of Australian companies have released tax reports to the public in a bid to show transparency, however those reports are still incomplete.