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Restructuring: The Hard Truth About Sell-offs Vs. Lay-offs

By Knowledge@ASB

Companies that sack staff are more likely to go bankrupt or be taken over than those that restructure by divesting under-performing parts of their business, according to new research from the Australian School of Business. Firing staff does not always...

Click-through "Commitment": The Keyword for Search Engine Advertisers

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Search engine advertising (SEA) is booming and can deliver big rewards for businesses – but some are far better at it than others. New research from the Australian School of Business reveals why only some companies are succeeding in the fastest-growing...

Transfer Pricing and IP Location: Research Reveals the Real Motivators

By Knowledge@ASB

Revelations that Google paid only A$74,000 in Australian taxes last year, despite generating around A$1.1 billion from local customers, have put the spotlight on multinationals and taxation. With the federal government's newly updated transfer...

Driving Tourism: Is It Time for the Kangaroo to Take the Backseat?

By Knowledge@ASB

The latest novel push by authorities to bring more tourists to Australian shores seems oddly timed. With the Australian dollar running at record highs, some suspect it will backfire. However, Larry Dwyer, a professor of marketing at the Australian...

Plugging Australia's Tax Gap: Will Third Parties Stop the Great Revenue Leak?

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The Australian government could boost its coffers by many billions of dollars and improve compliance by increasing third-party reporting on taxpayers' incomes and withholding tax requirements. International studies show that relying on taxpayers'...

The Only Way is Ethics: What Business Schools Learned from the Crisis

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Knowledge@ASB speaks to Tony Buono, executive director of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility. He was in Sydney for Australia & New Zealand's first UN Principles for Responsible Management Education Summit, held recently at UNSW.

Resilience Training: Is Your Boss Copping Out on Burnout?

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Resilience training is on the rise as bosses, under organisational pressure to do more with fewer resources, try to address the increasing stress levels of their employees. New workplace health and safety rules put the onus on managers to act on stress...

Online Trading: Creating Efficiency with Double-sided Markets

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Calculating risk on a double-sided market is complex, so much so that game theorists have not been able to understand how it's done, says Peter Bossaerts, a professor at the California Institute of Technology...

Simplified Personal Tax: Can Australians Be Trusted to Do the Right Thing?

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As tax time looms, many Australians are gathering evidence of deductible spending to file a personal income tax return post June 30, with their hopes pinned on receiving even a small sum back. However, in the UK and New Zealand,"wage slaves" and others...

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