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

  1. 7 January 2020 – Labour Law, Organisational dynamics, Sport, Sport and Culture

    Abuse in sport: bad apples or bad barrels?

    Athlete abuse isn't just rogue individuals but a systemic problem, and sport organisations need to start addressing it, says University of Melbourne research

  2. 28 November 2019 – Cognitive Behaviour , Decision-making, Secret, Social Psychology, Stress

    Why do we say things we later regret?

    Why do we say things we shouldn't? In a series of experiments University of Melbourne research finds that being aroused makes us less careful about what we say.

  3. 24 November 2019 – Jobs, Parents, Policy, Unemployment, Work

    Breaking the family chain of joblessness

    New University of Melbourne research finds children of parents who are both jobless can experience long-term disadvantage, but good policy can break the cycle.

  4. 26 August 2019 – Adaptive Selling, Business Psychology, Customer Relations, Empathy, Management

    Is empathy good for business?

    Empathy is a crucial advantage in business, says a University of Melbourne expert, but too much empathy can have unintended consequences, clouding objectivity

  5. 19 August 2019 – Banking Royal Commission, Finance, Financial Literacy, Personal Finance

    Care for our financial health

    Many Australians stress over their finances, but University of Melbourne experts say the answer is better education, financial health checks and counselling

  6. 19 August 2019 – Banking Royal Commission, Finance, Financial Literacy, Personal Finance

    Improving the finance sector for all Australians

    Australians have lost faith in the financial sector; University of Melbourne experts propose reforms to refocus it on its core purpose – serving the community

  7. 30 July 2019 – HILDA, HILDA 2019, Personality Traits, Psychology, Serious Illness

    Can your personality be good, or bad, for your health?

    The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey 2019 finds links between personality traits and the onset of illness, but experts say it's likely an indirect effect

  8. 30 July 2019 – Australian Economy, HILDA, HILDA 2019, Wage Growth, Work

    Is wages growth really as weak as we think?

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey finds that hourly wages of the median full-time worker have actually been rising ahead of the cost of living

  9. 30 July 2019 – Child care, Gender, HILDA, HILDA 2019, Work-Family Conflict

    Work or family?

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows many Australian couples are finding it tough to balance work and family – as they work longer hours.