Ken Clements, Winthrop Professor of Economics and BHP Billiton Research Fellow

It’s an honour to study economics at UWA

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Bob Hawke, Colin Barnett and ‘Nugget' Coombs, the first Governor of Australia's Reserve Bank, are a few of the many UWA Economics graduates who have gone on to make their mark on our society.

Economics has been taught at UWA almost since the University's inception 100 years ago, when it was part of the Faculty of Arts. Economics became a Faculty in its own right in 1954 and the Economics Honours degree began producing a steady stream of outstanding graduates.

Peter Lorange

Norwegian economist calls for greater customer focus from business

Monday, 26 March 2012

UWA Business School
International expert on global strategic management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship for growth, Peter Lorange, told Western Australian university executives and industry representatives at a recent Leaders Luncheon that there is still a pessimistic attitude throughout the world as a result of the global financial crisis.

Bear markets better for predicting stock volatility

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

UWA Business School
Investors who use the volume of shares traded to predict the volatility of stock prices may have greater luck in a bear market than a bull market, new Australian research has found.

New business scholarships offered in 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

Two new prestigious scholarships will be available to students at The University of Western Australia's Business School in 2012.

The BDO Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to assist second year Bachelor of Commerce students studying a major in Accounting and/or Finance, and is assessed on academic excellence. The duration of the scholarship is for their second and thrid year of study.

Reducing plagiarism among university students

Thursday, 12 January 2012

University students are more likely to plagiarise when they face unanticipated time pressures, a study conducted by Western Australian researchers has found.

The University of Western Australia's Business School PhD student Hwee Ping Koh, along with fellow researchers, presented 60 undergraduate and postgraduate business students with different scenarios around an impending assignment.

Awards recognise excellence in business research

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The 2011 UWA Business School research awards have recognised the outstanding work being conducted by the School's faculty.

Ahern Early Career Researcher Portfolio Awards, Dean's Best Paper Prizes, and Research Development Awards were presented to academics across the Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management and Organisations, and Marketing disciplines.

New ARC funded research to create more productive workplaces

Friday, 18 November 2011

Insider trading, workplace safety, Indigenous employment, and mergers and acquisitions are the focus of new research to receive funding in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.

Professor Phil Hancock

New project to ensure excellence in accounting standards

Monday, 3 October 2011

A project led by UWA Business School Professor Phil Hancock has received a $183,000 Innovation and Development Grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).

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.