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Inside Business

Expert analysis on the research and practice changing the business landscape in the 21st Century

  1. 7 March 2019 – Business, Gender, International Women's Day, Leadership, Women

    Beyond ‘lean In’: Women in leadership

    University of Melbourne research finds an opt-out mechanism for competitive senior management jobs could get more women into leadership roles in business.

  2. 28 January 2019 – Banking, Banking Regulation, Banking Royal Commission

    Is it time to rethink our banks being too big to fail?

    A rethink is needed on Australia's 'too big to fail' regulations around its big banks, a point highlighted by NZ, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 13 December 2018 – Competition Law, Data, Facebook, Internet, Privacy

    Why data is king

    Our love for Google and Facebook has made them digital giants; but a University of Melbourne expert asks whether we can trust them with our personal data?

  4. 11 December 2018 – Jobs, Leadership, Management, Workplace Culture, Workplace Diversity

    Recruit Smarter: A better way to do business

    The Recruit Smarter program, by the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government, identifies ways to remove unconscious bias during recruitment.

  5. 5 December 2018 – Business, Companies, India, Social Media, Twitter

    When a Tweet met with a roar

    A University of Melbourne expert says a massive backlash against Twitter in India highlights how big business must be culturally aware in global markets.

  6. 15 November 2018 – Activism, Business, CEO, Corporate Social Responsibility, Same Sex Marriage

    What Australia’s marriage equality vote says about corporate activism

    In the build-up to Australia’s same-sex marriage vote, some corporations became activists; University of Melbourne experts look at why that hasn't continued.

  7. 12 November 2018 – Disadvantage, Drugs, Homeless, Public Policy, Substance abuse

    Why do people really become homeless?

    Research from the University of Melbourne shows that, while drug use and homelessness are linked, the effect isn't nearly as high as most people think.

  8. 16 October 2018 – Australian Politics, Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2018, Economy, Public Policy, Taxes

    Good policy vs poor politics at Outlook 2018

    University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2018 highlighted widespread concerns that politics isn't working when it comes to needed policy

  9. 10 October 2018 – Ageing, Disease, Elderly, Health, Healthcare

    We need another revolution in the march to good health

    A University of Melbourne expert says healthcare in the Western world is at a tipping point as populations age; data is our greatest hope to face the challenge.