The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

A disorderly divorce: why a reversal of Brexit could be the best outcome
While chaos and confusion reign in the UK Parliament, Brexit − Britain’s proposed split from the European Union − has already taken its toll on the UK economy.
Who are Australians in 2019?
Five Macquarie University academics give a snapshot of what it means to be an Australian right now.
Positive online hotel reviews have more clout than the complainers
We pay far more attention to positive online hotel reviews - and ignore negative ones, new research has found.
Never mind fake news, what about fake CVs?
A digital backpack is under development to help tackle the widespread problem of job-seekers lying on their resumes.
The epidemic of workplace unhappiness: new book
As the banking royal commission enters its final week of public hearings, a new book sheds light on how corrupt practices may have infected the entire workforce.
Why co-ops could be the solution to corporate corruption
Co-ops were a popular business model in previous centuries and they are slowly making a comeback as their community focus appeals to a disgruntled public.
Jobs for rural Australia in synthetic biology revolution
Scientific innovation in Macquarie labs can help drive an emerging – and lucrative – biomanufacturing industry.
Why you should take a guilt-free mental health day
Days off work are essential both for performing well and protecting yourself from exhaustion and work-related stress, says psychologist Dr Monique Crane.
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.
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.
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.