The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

Macquarie University Campus Tour 2
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Mediocre bank managers, it's time to go
The banking industry has had an easy run, now it needs to be forced to adopt business excellence practices, say MGSM experts Vik Kortian and Norma Harrison.
Future of work is about humans, not robots
#meToo and #OscarsSoWhite have shown that resolving workplace tensions over diversity and power will become even more critical than technology in tomorrow’s workplace.
Australia’s population hits 25 million earlier than expected
This week on August 7, Australia’s population reached 25 million, more than two decades faster than predicted.
Jobs for rural Australia in synthetic biology revolution
Scientific innovation in Macquarie labs can help drive an emerging – and lucrative – biomanufacturing industry.
The community now expects big business to meet its social responsibilities
A new book launched this month will explore ways the business community can improve society with Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility.
More women in boardrooms but research finds masculinity prevails
Despite targets that are unlikely to be met, it's not all bad news when it comes to the number of women on Australian boards, says Professor Anne Ross-Smith.
Retirement village contracts are 'cunningly disguised' insurance deals
A new retirement village calculator developed by business analysts is designed to protect seniors from making devastating financial mistakes.
Department stores will die by 2050
They have been part of the fabric of Australian life, but department stores are headed for extinction, says retail history lecturer, Dr Matthew Bailey.
Monique Crane on improving resilience in the workplace
Why do some people flourish in the workplace while others struggle? We reveal some simple tips managers can use to help boost wellbeing at work.
Energy prices in Australia are the most prone to spikes
Australia's electricity prices are among the highest in the developed world – and a Macquarie financial risk analyst has found that a complex wholesale pricing market adds to its volatility.
Future jobs will need higher maths, says young STEM star
Stick with STEM girls, says mathematician Dr Sophie Calabretto who has been named one of the state's 'Top 5 Under 40' science communicators.