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Diary of A Chinese Peasant (1942)
by / on February 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm / in Literature, Politics & Society

Diary of A Chinese Peasant (1942)

A translated diary of an educated Chinese peasant from 1942.  One year of events is outlined before the diary come to an end.  The  names have been Anglicized for easier understanding.  The language has been cleaned up.  As the original […]

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Managing Global Stakeholders, Managing Stakeholders Globally
by / on December 30, 2012 at 5:39 am / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

Managing Global Stakeholders, Managing Stakeholders Globally

The management of local and global stakeholders is one of the most critical aspects of the business imperative of multinational corporations.  This talk provides a outline and examples of this imperative within the context of modern stakeholder theory along with […]

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm / in Politics & Society

What’s Next for Greece and the Euro (Podcast Interview)

Here is a podcast interview with the radio station 2SER in Sydney.

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 12:28 am / in Innovation, Management, Uncategorized

Why MOOCs are Good for Australian Business Education and Scholarship

The rise of Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs) has been the subject of considerable media discussion of late.  The voices associated with this debate have generally be of two slightly conflicting types: (a) MOOCs are a threat to the current […]

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by / on September 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm / in CSR, Politics & Society, Protests, Uncategorized

The Lunatic Environmental Fringes: Who are They?

It is a commonly expressed belief that pro-environmentalists are different from the majority of the population.  The stereotype has them as more left wing politically, more activists and generally more involved with society.  But how does this stack up to […]

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by / on September 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm / in CSR, Interesting Science News, Management

Do You (or your boss, colleagues and organisation) Lack Integrity?

The first decade of the 21st Century has heightened interest in the ethical and social positioning of companies.  However, one of the real dilemmas associated with the movement toward more “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) is the lack of any real […]

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Universities as Explorers, Corporations as Exploiters
by / on August 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm / in Innovation, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Universities as Explorers, Corporations as Exploiters

Stephen Machett of the Australian made a fairly cogent commentary on the recent “Smart Manufacturing” report that was released in the last week by the Australian government.  The logic of this “independent” report was that Australia was losing the productivity […]

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How to Move Sustainability up the List of Individual Concerns
by / on July 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm / in CSR, Politics & Society

How to Move Sustainability up the List of Individual Concerns

New polls frequently announce that a significant proportion of the population is concerned about an issue or willing to sacrifice for a cause, from environmental sustainability to third world debt. However, standard polls don’t accurately measure people’s true beliefs.

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by / on June 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm / in Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Why the Global Environmental Movement is Failing

The recent news out of the RIO+20 summit is dire.  No collective agreement, no institutional change, no investment.  The difference between RIO+20 versus Kyoto was that at least Kyoto created an agreement that no one really abided by (and probably […]

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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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