Business & Economics
Ex-auto workers could boost clean energy industry
As Australia's auto manufacturing industry shuts down, a University of Melbourne economist argues workers' skills could transfer to the clean energy industry.
Outlook 2017: What we learned
Participants in the University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2017 discussed pressing issues including energy policy and welfare reform.
Why the Channel Ten brand will live on
Despite going into voluntary administration the Channel Ten brand is likely to survive the company's current woes, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Lack of women in economics ‘bad for business’
There are too few women in senior roles in Australian economics and it's bad for business, argues senior University of Melbourne economist Abigail Payne.
5 ways to validate your start-up idea
Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs about how to validate the market for a start-up business idea, from the University of Melbourne experts who’ve studied it.
The next big things in on-demand
The on-demand economy is changing how we consume everything from holidays to takeaways. Three University of Melbourne alumni share some industry insights.
Why are Australian start-ups failing?
Australian start-up businesses are failing to grow, the University of Melbourne finds out where entrepreneurs are going wrong.
Equity crowdfunding: Seeing through the hard sell
A controversial form of crowdfunding takes the platform to a new level – but shrewd investors are seeing through the hard sell, new research finds
Too old at 21, you’re fired!
Minimum wage policies in the Netherlands are making employees barely in their twenties too expensive to keep. Are there lessons for Australia?
Mixing social with business
Business models are key to finding the value of social enterprises