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Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau

Working together to change the future

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The UWA Business School's Centre for Social Impact (CSI) conducts research, teaching and public engagement activities to achieve its mission of creating positive social impact in the community.

One of the core themes of its work is the transformative role of collaboration in facilitating and achieving large-scale social change.

Certificate presentation to Maria Lisa Hill

Supported Team help improve travel experience for Perth commuters

Friday, 29 November 2013

Emma Stromback catches four different buses every day she commutes to work. Meanwhile, to get from her home in Maylands to work at the UWA Business School in Crawley, Judith Heath travels along two separate train lines and catches a bus.

Winthrop Professor Sharon Parker

Building compassion in the workplace

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Many managers lack the psychological skills to respond compassionately, according to a recent research by academics from The University of Western Australia and The Australian National University.

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Why aren’t better educated people happier?

Monday, 4 November 2013

The puzzle of why higher education doesn't always lead to greater happiness has been solved by a new study from The University of Western Australia's Business School.

Dr James Beck

Motivate your employees well, says visiting fellow

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Employees are always motivated to do something. But motivating them to accomplish goals which are actually important requires a certain skill, according to Dr James Beck, inaugural Early Career Visiting Fellow in Management and Organisations at the UWA Business School.

Agricultural Research

‘Moral hazard’ explains lack of drought assistance for Australian farmers

Friday, 4 October 2013

A ‘moral hazard' that means farmers may assume greater risks when insured against drought has been identified by researchers from The University of Western Australia as a major barrier to increased agricultural insurance options.

Professor Paul Gerrans

MoneySmart Week award for UWA Finance professor

Monday, 16 September 2013

From improving financial literacy among students, through to examining Australia’s superannuation system, the UWA Business School’s Professor Paul Gerrans is passionate about improving our understanding of money.

In recognition of his innovative research, he has been awarded a 2013 MoneySmart Week award in the Individuals category.

Dr Jacquie Hutchinson

Workplace bullying” needs redefining: Employment expert

Monday, 29 July 2013

Entire organisations-and not just individual managers and employees-might be to blame for workplace bullying, according to a recent article by the UWA Business School's Dr Jacquie Hutchinson.

Published in the Journal of Industrial Relations, Dr Hutchinson's article outlines the results of interviews conducted with 32 public sector employees, including senior managers, employee advocates and policy implementers.

Towards a broader definition of workplace bullying

Recognition for teaching and research excellence

Friday, 19 April 2013

The UWA Business School last night celebrated the outstanding achievements of its teaching and research staff.

At the annual Teaching and Research Awards Ceremony, eight faculty were recognised for excellence in teaching, two professional staff for outstanding contributions to student learning, and nine faculty for outstanding research achievements.

Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked the School's faculty and professional staff for their dedication.

More people are better off, but inequality is rising – so what’s going on?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The following article by Winthrop Professor Peter Robertson was originally published on The Conversation and has been republished with full permission.