Recognition for Research Excellence

Friday, 15 October 2010

UWA Business School
Early career and established researchers alike have been recognised with the announcement of the winners of two sets of awards: the Business School Established Researcher ‘Best Paper' Prizes, and the Ahern Family Early Career Research Portfolio Prizes.

Hunger Hope: Improving Child Nutrition

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

UWA Business School
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) latest report shows that hunger levels have fallen in the last year. Despite this, 925 million people around the world remain hungry, many of them children from the most disadvantaged regions of the world.

Uluru sunset

Picture This: Tourism in the Social Media Age

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But in the case of the travel industry, says The University of Western Australia Business School PhD student Sharifah Fatimah Syed-Ahmad, pictures could be worth considerably more.

The Malaysian student is currently finishing her thesis on the topic of ‘Social media as a marketing tool.' As part of her research, she has looked at word-of-mouth in the travel industry, and the ways in which businesses can create their own social media profiles.

W/Prof Ray da Silva Rosa

Australia’s Real Deficit is in Higher Education: Finance Expert

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Forget the budget deficit. Forget the current account deficit. Australia's real problem, says The University of Western Australia Business School Accounting and Finance Professor Ray da Silva Rosa, is a brains deficit.

Writing it Down: How Reflection Helped Stressed Vets

Friday, 16 July 2010

UWA Business School
Almost everyone has a story of workplace stress. For workers at one Canadian animal shelter, however, workplace stress is unrelenting. That's because they are forced to euthanise animals on an almost daily basis.

The stress might come with the territory, but it's causing animal shelter workers significant health problems and resulting in a high staff turnover.

Co-operative Enterprise Researchers Awarded ARC Grant

Monday, 5 July 2010

UWA Business School
A group of The University of Western Australia Business School researchers has just been awarded an Australian Research Council grant under the Innovation Australia Linkage Projects scheme.

Professor Tim Mazzarol, Professor Geoffrey Soutar, Professor John Watson and Assistant Professor Joanne Sneddon will spend the next three years investigating the co-operative enterprise business model in the hope of learning more about the factors that influence its sustainability and competitiveness.

Breaking the Habit of Problem Gambling

Monday, 5 July 2010

UWA Business School
The recent Productivity Commission report into gambling has found that between 80,000 and 160,000 Australian adults have severe gambling problems, while another 350,000 are at moderate risk.

The report has sparked discussion over whether we should place greater restrictions on poker machines, with the Federal Government announcing plans to set up a committee to analyse the recommendations.

Dean Tracey Horton

Message from the Dean

Thursday, 27 November 2008

In times of global turmoil it is more important than ever that business schools remain relevant at an international level, pursue deeper understanding of business fundamentals and encourage creative thinking regarding the critical business issues faced around the world.  As part of our pursuit in Achieving International Excellence, the UWA Business School actively supports international forums for dialogue and debate between academics, students, alumni, and business professionals and leaders.

outside business school

Appointment of Woodside Chair in Leadership

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Woodside's sponsorship of the UWA Business School is gaining traction. The recent appointment of internationally-renowned Professor, David Day as the Woodside Professor in Leadership and Management is a key element in the joint strategy to invest in improving the business and commercial skills of university graduates as well as currently employed managers and executives.

Mitsubishi Signing Ceremony

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Business education in Western Australia has received a boost with the announcement of a $150,000 donation from Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd to The University of Western Australia's Business School.

At an official signing ceremony, Mitsubishi Development's Managing Director and CEO Mr Kirk Yamanaka said the company is planning to broaden Mitsubishi Development's scope of activity in WA and is grateful for the support from local business partners and the broader community.