Innovation

GE’s ten strategies for success

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GE’s head of global operations offers advice on how to run a business in the 21st century.

The race between human productivity and the machines

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Improving productivity is not about cutting wages, but raising the output per person.

KGB Interview: CSIRO's Larry Marshall

CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall discusses the prospect of industrial action at the organisation and the relationship between scientific research and practical commercial outcomes.

Can China hatch a middle income escape plan?

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Without making difficult political, economic and industrial reforms, China is set to stagnate.

How technology will reshape the workplace of tomorrow

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What sort of strategies do we need to consider as technology transforms the way we live and do business?

Chinese innovation and the Haier model

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The man who helped turn a Chinese state-owned fridge maker into a global white goods giant plans to transform the company into a platform for innovation.

How China's richest will fund Australian innovation

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The government's plan to channel funds from the significant investor visa program into sectors that are hungry for capital is a smart move.

Rich migrant changes make little sense

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The government has a long line of wealthy investors wanting to come to Australia for four years. So why introduce a one-year plan for some to jump that queue?

Will Australia's economy age gracefully?

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Australia’s ageing population will have huge impacts on the make-up of our economy and pose serious challenges for policymakers.

Automation threatens job growth: B20 panel

SEEK founder warns on problem without 'much of a solution', OECD eyes new opportunities.

The rise of robotics will thin out the middle class

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Rather than simply destroying jobs, robotics will polarise the labour force by reducing wages in a number of sectors, thereby diminishing the middle class -- and the trend has already started.

Flushing Australia's luck down the loo

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In the digitally-powered economy, many industries will need global scale to underpin their survival. Australia’s paltry marks for innovation and export-oriented jobs should have policymakers very worried.

GovHack sparks international interest, whets VC appetites

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The federal government's annual hackathon keeps going from strength to strength.

Telstra keen to spark innovation: Thodey

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Chief executive says VC investment in Australia is like 'pulling teeth'.

The ACCC is sending out mixed signals on competition

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In attempting to broaden the scope of what it calls 'anti-competitive' activity, Rod Sims could end up killing the very competition that is good for the market, the economy, and ultimately consumers.

Australian female entrepreneurs slip through the cracks

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New research finds entrepreneurial behaviour within companies is on the rise but women are being left behind.

Is Australia now the most boring place to do business?

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Employed in Australia? Feel your job isn't creative? Here's why.

How hackers are making the world a better place

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This weekend, more than 10,000 people around the world – including here in Australia – will take part in Random Hacks of Kindness, using technology to solve pressing community issues.

Telstra partners with NICTA for innovation research

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Telco seals five-year research partnership with Australia's peak ICT body.

Mr Abbott, don’t let us become the dumb white trash of Asia

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Australia’s international competitiveness is slipping and the federal government’s failure to invest in education and R&D will only accelerate the slide.

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