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Food Security: What's Not Eating Australian Policymakers?By Knowledge@ASB
Extreme weather in Australia has wiped out crops and sent the price of food soaring, heightening the issue of food security. In December 2010, global food prices hit an all-time high. Fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis have prompted many nations...
Devolution Revolution: Will Fewer Fat Cats Help to Keep the Customers Satisfied?By Knowledge@ASB
A devolution revolution is underway as governments across Australia seek to make frontline public servants more autonomous. It's a backlash to the command-and-control style of bureaucrats and policy makers who, experts say, are too far removed to know...
Measuring Up: What's the Right Way to Gauge House Prices?By Knowledge@ASB
The popular measure of median house sale prices does not tell the full story, argues Jan de Haan of Statistics Netherlands, who has been working on a handbook aimed at harmonising global house price indices for the European Commission's Eurostat.
A Mindshift on Obesity: Rethinking the Costly EpidemicBy Knowledge@ASB
There are many preconceived ideas about obesity, but a new University of New South Wales' research paper has debunked the myths that it's all about lack of willpower or lousy lifestyle choices. Obesity presents a high cost to the public purse, employer...
Research and Creative Practice - COFA 'Insights' CollectionBy Simon McIntyre & Karin Watson
COFA Staff and students describe the role research plays in the art and design process.
Selective Marketing: When Is It Time to Sack Your Customers?By Knowledge@ASB
Not every company welcomes all customers, regardless of spending power, social status, religion, race and political conviction. Inclusiveness is a cosy notion, but savvy marketers know that some customers are more equal than others. Those who are...
The Right Stuff: One Man’s Mission to Make Leaders Reach for the MoonBy Knowledge@ASB
"Be yourself" is the crucial message for leaders today, according to Alex Malley, CEO of professional accounting body, CPA Australia. Malley says that too many leaders are turning away when the heat is on, and across the world there's a need for...
Email Stress: Managing the Tyranny of Inbox OverloadBy Knowledge@ASB
Information rage and email stress are symptoms of an overfilled inbox. With the average corporate employee receiving more than 100 emails a day, there's a pressing need to learn ways to manage email efficiently. In the battle to quell inbox insurgence, co
Online Networking: How LinkedIn Is Facing Off with FacebookBy Knowledge@ASB
One online business networking site is outstripping its rivals. Not all businesses and professionals find Facebook's "white noise" and Twitter's brevity useful – but a new business person signs up to LinkedIn every second of every day, making its...