High Performing Workplaces – Guidelines through Case Studies - SKE Boedker April 2013

High Performing Workplaces – Guidelines through Case Studies – SKE Boedker April 2013

The High Performing Workplaces (HPW) Index report released by the Society for Knowledge Economics in October 2011 surveyed 77 Australian organisations and identified key attributes of workplace leadership, culture and management practices that impact on firm productivity and profitability. This and previous studies have suggested that to lift Australian productivity in forthcoming decades, executives, policy […]

Advanced Payments Report EDG Apr 2013

Advanced Payments Report – EDG April 2013

The convergence of online and mobile technology continues to drive the evolution of the payments industry and change the way consumers the world over make purchases. Today shoppers routinely read product reviews and conduct price comparisons while standing in a store. They pay attention to what their friends say on social networks about the products […]

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Connected Small Business In the Digital Economy – Deloitte Google Access Economics

The online world opens up huge opportunities for small business across the country and holds the potential for a broader economy-wide transformation. This report, released by Deloittes ands Google and authored by by Access Economics provides fresh insight into the role of digital strategies in Australia’s substantial small and medium-size business sector – a sector […]

Australian Dealtracker Last 18 months - Grant Thornton April 2013

Australian Dealtracker Last 18 Months – Grant Thornton April 2013

This edition of Dealtracker – Flight to quality covers Australian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity market activity during the 18 month period to 31 December 2012. Our analysis shows a decline in median transaction valuation multiples when compared to the preceding 18 month period, however high multiples are being paid for companies with strong […]

Big Data Global Trend Study - Tata April 2013

Big Data Global Trend Study – Tata April 2013

Big Data has become big news almost overnight, and there are no signs that interest is waning. In fact, several indicators suggest executive attention will climb even higher. Over the last three years, few business topics have been mentioned in the media and researched as extensively as Big Data. Hundreds of articles have appeared in […]

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia – Grattan Report

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia is not new, but in 2012 it caught popular attention. Hundreds of media stories about ‘MOOCs’ – massive open online courses – drove a surge in enrolments. By March this year more than three million people around the world had enrolled in Coursera, the largest MOOC provider. High-profile […]

The Australian Startup Economy – PWC Google April 2013

Global comparisons with other technology startup ecosystems suggest there is no better time to be a startup economy in Australia, but achieving the projected economic contribution will require a significant and persistent effort to encourage more people to create more tech startups. Analysis of the growth of global tech ecosystems emphasise the importance of leadership, […]

Tech Trends Postdigital Deloitte Apr 2013

Welcome to Deloitte’s annual report, Elements of postdigital, examining trends in technology put to business use. Once again, we’ve selected ten topics that have the potential to impact businesses over the next 18 to 24 months. Developing the list of trends is an ongoing process of primary and secondary research. The process includes: Feedback from […]

Directory of Australian Innovation Researchers – DIISR March 2013

The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education seeks to build and sustain links with academics and researchers with an interest in Innovation Research and/or Innovation Policy. As part of this process, the Department has developed a community of academics and researchers working, or interested, in the field of innovation theory and practice. […]