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  • Research has revealed the different approaches that managers use to deal with diversity in real life work situations – but which is the most effective?
  • Aristotle's writings still have relevance for business today, says Professor Bernard McKenna. Perhaps the CEOs of the big banks ought to read them.
  • As finance departments face ever greater reporting demands, it is time to rethink the whole finance function and find ways to cut costs and improve the quality of management information.
  • The Islamic finance sector has seen rapid growth since the financial crisis. But is it really less risky than conventional banking – and how will new regulations affect the industry?
  • From socialising with staff to devising strategies to save face, the latest article in our ‘Asian century’ series explores the challenges facing Western managers in China’s hotels.
  • As boards are opening their doors to a wider range of candidates, there is also greater competition for places. So how do you prepare to become a company director and secure the right position?
  • It might not be on their list of strategic markets, however the Big Four could be making a mistake by neglecting Iran’s potential.
  • Finland has become a global market leader in the lucrative mobile gaming industry. Could the country’s unique business culture be the key to its success?
  • Why are so many of us willing to let a stranger sleep in our bed? New research suggests that money is not the only motivation.

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  • Iran offers great potential for Australian business following the lifting of sanctions, but ignorance about the country could result in lost opportunities, says management expert Associate Professor Bernard McKenna.
  • Managers often dismiss the role of feelings but research suggests they should pay attention to the emotional climate at work and choose staff with emotional intelligence. Here are eight ways to create an emotionally healthy organisation.
  • As one of the world’s largest consumer markets, India offers huge opportunities for Australian companies but also major cultural challenges. After a memorable tour of India with a party of MBA students, MBA Director, Dr Sarah Kelly reveals some of the insights they gained.
  • Only three per cent of CEOs of top Australian companies are women, making it one of the lowest rates in the Western world.
  • Social media is transforming business. It is building new kinds of communities and shaping key conversations. What are the trends? Who’s doing it well? And how can you build your own online profile?
  • The reality of tougher trading conditions and the high Australian dollar means that SMEs will need smart and well-targeted strategies to make a dent in overseas markets. How can a small business determine a successful export strategy?
  • Successful business leaders need two things: a business to drive, and followers – colleagues, employees and customers – who believe in them enough to accept direction, and to join them on their journey.
  • Salaries for corporate bosses have skyrocketed. The question is, are shareholders getting value for their outlay?
  • The great race to get in on the growth in Asia is on and, according to Dr Yunxia Zhu, Senior Lecturer in Strategy at UQ Business School, like Black Caviar at Royal Ascot or an 800 metre swim at the London Olympics, the winners will be determined by a nose, by the 0.02 seconds lead they wrestle from the challengers.

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