Big stick approach to Australian energy policy hasn’t scared AGL’s Brett Redman as the Liddell coal powerplant planned closure goes ahead. See AFR letter by Macquarie University Professor of Environmental Finance Martina Linnenluecke.Read More
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 ConversationRead More
Home loan customers need to shop around, amid speculation the big banks will copy Westpac in hiking rates, said Macquarie University associate professor Elizabeth Sheedy in the Australian Financial Review.Read More
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.Read More
Macquarie University Professor Anne Ross-Smith talks to ABC Radio National Breakfast’s Hamish Macdonald and says board directors are appointed because they can do the job, not because they’re female.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More