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Posted on Sep 14, 2018

Can Lehman crisis happen again?

The Lehman 10-year anniversary. Macquarie University bank risk expert and Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy joins a panel including former Labor Treasurer Wayne Swan and The Economist‘s Tom Eaton with Fran Kelly on ABC RN Breakfast

 

 

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Posted on Sep 5, 2018

Call out discrimination

When is discrimination bad behaviour, and not unconscious bias?  See article in The Conversation from Lucy Taksa, Macquarie University Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Research.

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Posted on Sep 5, 2018

Discrimination is bad behaviour, not unconscious bias

When is discrimination bad behaviour, and not unconscious bias?  Has unconcious bias training gone a step too far? Starbucks recently responded to the scandalous discrimination against two African-American customers in Philadelphia by closing all of its 8,000 stores in North America to provide training for its employees to address unconscious bias.

Should StarBucks have called out the manager in question for discrimination instead?

Unconcious bias training seems to be all the rage in organisations both in the United States, and Australia.

Lucy Taksa, Macquarie University Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Research, and Louise Thornthwaite, Macquarie University Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Management, say unconscious bias is a ‘get out of jail free card’ allowing people to deny that they engaged in intentionally discriminating and exclusionary illegal behaviour.  See their article in The Conversation

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Posted on Jul 3, 2018

‘Shadow’ board urges Reserve Bank to hike rates

RBA ‘shadow’ board and Macquarie University Professor Jeffery Sheen says global trade war and effect on Australian trading partners has eased his recommendations for future domestic monetary policy, in the Australian Financial Review today.

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Posted on Jun 14, 2018

Yancoal CEO swimming against the tide

It’s time for political and corporate leaders to catch up with the rest of the world and give renewables a fair go.  See letter to the editor by Macquarie University Professor of Environmental Finance Martina Linnenluecke in the Australian Financial Review.

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Posted on Jun 6, 2018

ABS March quarter figures show growth

Exports and non-mining investment have contributed to Australia’s growth, says Macquarie University Professor Jeff Sheen in Australian Financial Review article by Jacob Greber on latest ABS March quarter figures.

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Posted on Jun 1, 2018

Fair Work Commission increases minimum pay

The Fair Work Commission minimum pay increase is unlikely to have a major impact on stagnant wage growth, says Macquarie University Emeritus Professor Ray Markey in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Posted on Jun 1, 2018

Bad corporate behaviour – what do you do?

Avoid ‘groupthink’ says Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy from Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre.  Companies can make better decisions if you get people’s views before they are influenced. See article by Sally Patten in BOSS, Australian Financial Review.  

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Posted on May 22, 2018

Board rethink for the financial service sector

Financial Services Boards need to appoint directors who consider customers says Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy  from Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre in the Australian Financial Review today

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Posted on May 10, 2018

Poor diagnosis for Budget’s health spending

Dr Henry Cutler, director of Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE), warns Australians will either become sicker or be forced to pay more for medical care. See Australian Financial Review article.

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Posted on Mar 13, 2018

Australian companies must guarantee supply to keep Chinese customers: New Monash Business School study

New Monash University research reveals Chinese customers want reliability and guarantee of supply when choosing Australian brands. The ABC (Australian Brands in China) Index 2018, which examines the ‘health’ of Australian brands in China, reports Coles, Crown Group, Qantas and Weet-Bix as the top four of the ABC Index’s most reliable Australian brands category, while health and baby formula brands were among the lowest ranking in the list owing to supply glitches and their limited availability of product stock.

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