Centre for Social Impact update: September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

UWA Business School
The Centre for Social Impact (UWA) continues to be a hive of activity, with preparations well underway for an upcoming conference on Indigenous business.

Professor Ray Fells

Mining companies – competitive, cooperative or just constructive?

Thursday, 15 September 2011

UWA Business School
A new case study featuring negotiations between two mining companies in Western Australia has shown that in the realities of business, negotiators should aim to be constructive rather than cooperative.

Professor Ray Fells, from The University of Western Australia Business School, has completed an analysis of negotiations between Karara Mining Ltd (KML) and Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Ltd (SMC), which took place in 2009.

Individuals measure up to institutions, foreign investors in Thai Stock Market

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

UWA Business School
When it comes to predicting the performance of stock markets, institutions and proprietary traders are acknowledged as having significant informational advantages. Despite this, a new study has found that - on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) - these large traders are often outperformed by small, individual traders.

Emotion Labour: Playing Nice in the Workplace

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The knowledge economy may be the way of Australia's future but, says UWA Business School Assistant Professor Catherine Leighton, it is also an economy that places emotional demands on the nation's workers.

Innovations in homelessness in WA

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

UWA Business School
Homelessness is on the policy agenda in Western Australia and this issue is being tackled in a collaborative, innovative and integrated way, according to the Innovations in Homelessness Policy and Services in Western Australia forum presented by the UWA Business School's Centre for Social Impact and Social Innovation in Western Australia (SiiWA) in May at The University Club of Western Australia.

UWA Business School Dean, Professor Tracey Horton, Visiting Professor Tina Dacin

Making an impact in social innovation

Monday, 23 May 2011

UWA Business School
Graduates are no longer interested in making an impression, but instead in making an impact, according to UWA Business School Visiting Professor Tina Dacin who presented a number of public and academic lectures during her week at UWA as a guest of the Stan and Jean Perron Visiting Professor program.

Winthrop Professor Peter Robertson

In China’s Wake: Has Asia Gained from China’s Growth?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

UWA Business School
After experiencing three decades of rapid growth, China has overtaken Japan to become the second largest economy in the world. Alongside this, the value of China's international trade has grown at an even faster rate, bringing both opportunities and challenges for economies around the world.

Michele Roberts

2010 BHP Billiton PhD Prize Winner

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

UWA Business School
Assistant Professor Michele Roberts has won the 2010 BHP Billiton PhD Prize with her thesis examining the indirect effects of junk food advertising on children's food choices.

Simone Pettigrew

Consumers Demand Clarity on Food Labelling

Thursday, 7 April 2011

UWA Business School
Nearly all packaged food contains a raft of nutrition information, from ingredients lists and allergy advice, through to levels of energy, fat, salt, carbohydrates, and sugar. Despite this, says Professor Simone Pettigrew, from The University of Western Australia Business School, many people are still confused about what they are really eating.

Kerrie Unsworth

UWA Researchers Ready to GROW

Thursday, 7 April 2011

UWA Business School
This May, The University of Western Australia will host the second meeting of the Greening Organisations and Work (GROW) Network.

The GROW network brings together researchers and academics from various disciplines to ask: How can we encourage individuals to act in more environmentally sustainable ways not only in the home, but also at work?