Perth Must Stop Relying on Cars: Transport Expert

Friday, 29 October 2010

UWA Business School
Professor Juan de Dios Ortuzar calls Perth a beautiful city. He also calls it unsustainable. The academic was in Perth for only a month, but he still noted the city's urban sprawl, the spacious lifestyle of big houses and even bigger blocks that will, he warned, come back to haunt us.

UWA Business School Wins Four ARC Grants

Friday, 29 October 2010

The University of Western Australia Business School has won three Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grants and one ARC Linkage grant in the 2011 round of funding.

Virtually Effective: The Case of Cross-Cultural Teams

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The days of old-fashioned face-to-face communication are all but gone. Instead, today's work environments are characterised by virtual teams, says Winthrop Professor Cristina Gibson, from The University of Western Australia Business School.

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.