The franchise business model could be undermined by proposed laws which make franchisors and franchisees jointly responsible for wage underpayments.
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
Business Briefing: when robots and customers meet
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Customers might prefer digital robots who don't judge for now but physical robots with empathy may be the customer service workers of the future.
Tweet-shaming from politicians isn't the best way to regulate companies – it hurts investments, shareholders and ultimately the economy.
If a company is led by an overconfident CEO, the firm is less likely to invest in corporate social responsibility measures like workforce diversity.
Australia's rules on how investors engage with companies, coupled with the clout of superannuation investor groups, means there's potential for more shareholder activism.
The last 20 years of failure to tackle boardroom excess should prompt a more radical approach.
Social media communication like Twitter can influence investor decisions in an unequal way and whether the company intends it or not, research finds.
The benchmark scheme that protects cocoa farmers and local communities could be toppled as big players rethink their role.
The new president of the Business Council of Australia Grant King will need to change his message on company tax and other issues to really remain relevant.
Skyscrapers are the new cathedrals – but are we worshipping a false idol?
A new crowdfunded show about the Cuban revolution prepares to shed new light on the leader.
Theresa May has dropped her pledge to put workers on company boards. It's a big concession to vested business interests.
Two experts debate whether or not Australian executive pay should be benchmarked against that of US companies.
We have got stuck in a rut. Every month we explain away changes in retail spending with a lazy look to the skies.
Trump has promised to abolish Obama's Clean Power Plan and back out of the Paris climate accord. But business could become a key firewall that won't let Obama's sustainability legacy die.
Australian businesses should wait and rethink long term strategies in response to Trump's election in the US.
Managers from carbon intensive companies are holding off on long term emissions strategies because of uncertainty around regulations and policies, new research finds.
The law assumes franchisees do their financial and legal homework when it comes to signing up to a chain, but research shows franchisees are often overconfident and ignorant of the risks.
Donald Trump has never held public office, but executive and global leadership are wholly interlinked so business offers some important lessons for the president-elect.