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News and analysis curated by QUT Business School.

31 May, 2019

The IKEA effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification

The IKEA effect says ‘that labour alone can be sufficient to induce greater liking for the fruits of one’s labour’.

Marketing

12 April, 2019

Women economists are critical for our economic future

It has long been recognised by economists that gender equity is good for the economy. The benefit of successful policies to empower women to participate equally in the global economy could be the addition of $28 trillion to global GDP growth by 2025.

Economy

9 April, 2019

Why we need to foster immigrant entrepreneurship communities

Approximately one in four Australian are migrants. Immigrants are much more likely to engage in entrepreneurship out of either necessity or opportunity.

Entrepreneurship Organisational behaviour

4 April, 2019

The trouble with Big W: don't blame online for killing discount department stores

Big W store closures signal deeper problems for the discount department store sector.

Marketing

4 April, 2019

Helmet churn adds to challenges of e-scooter disruption

Every day, e-scooters and helmets are put out together, but some people ride without helmets and at the end of each day helmets are missing. So what can be done to ensure safe riding behaviour?

Innovation and technology

2 April, 2019

The rise of social enterprise and its power to create social change in fashion

Nonprofit organisations, companies and governments are increasingly recognising that commerce and entrepreneurship can be powerfully combined.

Nonprofit and philanthropy