Archive for March, 2012

ERA: Perilous for Economics and Commerce 1
by / on March 20, 2012 at 7:05 am / in Politics & Society

ERA: Perilous for Economics and Commerce

PERIODICALLY Thomson Reuters presents a profile of Australian research across all academic fields. It reports the relative impact of papers with an Australian author versus those published in the rest of the world. For the period 2003-10 the overwhelming conclusion […]

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Individual Social Responsibility
by / on March 18, 2012 at 8:53 am / in CSR, Politics & Society

Individual Social Responsibility

Over the last decade we have seen increased interest in the societal role of corporations.  A cursory Google time line indicates that up until around 1998 mentions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) was relatively constant and fairly low but since […]

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Why Ideas Don’t Count For Much Without Those “Complementary” Assets
by / on March 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm / in Innovaton

Why Ideas Don’t Count For Much Without Those “Complementary” Assets

For tablet computer visionary Roger Fidler, a lot of what-ifs – The Washington Post. This story is yet another one of those hard luck “I had the idea first but am a poor schmuck while others are billionaires” cases. We […]

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Are Conservatives Really “Happier” Than Liberals? 2
by / on March 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm / in Politics & Society

Are Conservatives Really “Happier” Than Liberals?

Late last year The PBS News Hour aired a discussion where various pundits and think tank researchers attempted to rationalize some survey results showing that “conservatives where happier than liberals (Why Are Conservatives Happier Than Liberals? | PBS NewsHour | […]

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An Inconvenient Reality: Australians Losing Interest in Environmental Sustainability
by / on March 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm / in Politics & Society

An Inconvenient Reality: Australians Losing Interest in Environmental Sustainability

If press reports and general news reports are to be believed the issues of environmental sustainability, climate change, pollution and habitat destruction are topics critical to not just social development but economic prosperity as well.  The awarding of the Nobel […]

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