The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

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.
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.
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.
What's the difference between business winners and losers?
Why do some companies succeed and some fail? What differentiates the one start-up that becomes a unicorn from the ones that go nowhere?
Flexible work can cause even more pressure on working parents
Flexible work – such as working from home during school holidays - can sometimes be more of a curse than a blessing for employees, with current research suggesting it can add stress for working parents.
Future of work is about humans, not robots
With the national conversation turning to the future of work, Macquarie Business School's Professor Lucy Taksa says responding well to diversity in the workplace is a much bigger issue than the fear of robots taking our jobs.