The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

The importance of whistleblowers in the war on white-collar crime
Most corporate wrongdoing would go undetected were it not for suspicious co-workers raising the alarm. But why do so many turn a blind eye?
Feeling festive makes us spend money
Christmas shopping triggers hormonal hits of pleasure in our brains, says Jana Bowden from the Macquarie Business School.
Friday FOMO helps loosen our purse strings
December takes a back seat now as Black Friday kicks off the festive sales season where Australians are expected to spend $53 billion in the lead up to Christmas.
Life after the HSC: how to find the right job
You don't have to decide what to do with the rest of your life right now -  in this cheat sheet for school leavers, workplace expert Dr Patrick Garcia busts common myths about choosing a career.
There's more to musical collaborations than money: study
As revenues from music sales continue to dwindle, there is a growing tendency for artists to collaborate to boost online streams and broaden their fan base – but it’s not always just a shameless cash grab.
Citizensourcing our way to Utopia
What if the average citizen could not only easily volunteer ideas to governments but have those ideas seriously considered and, on occasion, implemented? Could 'citizensourcing' be the answer to voter disenchantment?
The customer is NOT always right
Most employers expect staff to grin and bear it when customers are rude. They might take a different approach if they understood the impact it can have on their business.
Macquarie changing the world through the power of research
From seeking cures for devastating diseases to developing heat-resistant crops, Macquarie University is making a real-world impact through its research, writes Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Sakkie Pretorius.
When fashion brands go bad
In the social media age, consumer revenge can be swift and damaging for brands that make poor decisions, writes Associate Professor in Marketing Jana Bowden.
Will Australia run out of petrol?
The recent attack on the world's largest crude oil processing plant – and the subsequent market shock – should be a wake-up call for the government about the precarious state of Australia’s transportation fuel reserves.
Why that dream Bali job may be far from perfect
So, you fancy working remotely – from home or a co-working space, or even poolside from an incubator in Bali? Careful what you wish for.
From Netflix to Edflix: now it’s on-demand education
Technology transformed how we consume our entertainment; now it’s education’s turn.