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Give a man the means to borrow, so the argument goes, and he can work himself out of poverty. But do microfinances’ claims stand up?
Small loans from governments and philanthropists are often held up as a route out of poverty. But proper research into whether they work is thin on the ground.
New research reveals a happy work force is likely to increase a business's profitability.
Employees are often unsettled by change in their organisations.
Many large scale organisational changes end up as failures most of the time employers are blamed for being resistant to change. This may be convenient, but it doesn't deal with the real issues.
Embedding members of the LGBTI community within senior ranks of a business can diffuse workplace homophobic attitudes and create an environment of inclusiveness.
The continued presence of homophobic attitudes in society and the workplace has been eroding the productivity and profitability of Australian businesses.
Caltex petrol station franchisees are the latest to be accused of underpaying workers.
The franchise business model could be undermined by proposed laws which make franchisors and franchisees jointly responsible for wage underpayments.
“I bless this business deal.”
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
Customer-facing roles may soon be taken over by cheaper, friendlier and more knowledgeable robotic retail assistants.
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.
President-elect Trump’s twitter account has the power to devastate companies’ share prices.
Tweet-shaming from politicians isn't the best way to regulate companies – it hurts investments, shareholders and ultimately the economy.
CEOs who are more confident are less likely to sell their own stock in a company.
If a company is led by an overconfident CEO, the firm is less likely to invest in corporate social responsibility measures like workforce diversity.
Shareholder activism is growing worldwide.
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.
They might seem innocuous, but tweets can have very real effects on company stock prices.
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 head of the Business Council of Australia, Grant King, needs to change his tune to remain relevant.
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.
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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.
This lady’s for turning.
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Theresa May has dropped her pledge to put workers on company boards. It's a big concession to vested business interests.
Commonwealth Bank is just one of a few Australian businesses that have faced shareholder votes against executive pay.
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.