‘Build it and they will come’: the role of employment in making Brisbane a global city

A scene from Brisbane CBD, with lady walking across plaza towards camera.
Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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With the November, 2014 G20 meeting done and dusted, WOW’s resident historian, Professor Bradley Bowden, and colleague, Dr Andrea Insch (University of Otago, NZ) set about understanding the role of 34 years’ of rebranding strategy in transforming Brisbane into a global city. But what does this have to do with the world of work you […]

Top economist addresses G20 Business Leaders’ Forum

Saul Eslake, in suit and tie, standing in relaxed fashion behind a lectern.
Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
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Productivity is a key global issue that the G20 Summit leaders need to address when they converge on Brisbane in November, according to a prominent Australian economist. If the Summit does tackle the slowing global economy, then the ‘Brisbane G20′ may well be known for making a significant contribution to the world, Saul Eslake said […]

Converging Human Resource Management practices: global trends

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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In analysing the results of three sets of surveys conducted over a ten year period (1999-2009) from nine countries,  a team of researchers from the International Human Resource Management (HRM) Project at Penn State University in the US are seeking to find out whether HR practices are following the trend of modern western societies as […]

Pro-business policy only good if it is pro-market

Griffith Asia Institute
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THE election of the Abbott government provides a great opportunity to change economic policy settings and steer the economy to a higher growth path according to Professor Tony Makin in an opinion piece in The Australian.  Click here to go to the article. THE election of the Abbott government provides a great opportunity to change […]