Social psychologist Prof E. Tory Higgins discusses his model of how humans interpret and appreciate reward and punishment, and offers unusual approaches to motivate people to action. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.
Management expert and sociologist Prof Bruce Barry discusses the behaviors and mindsets of those who persevere with long-term -- and very long-term -- projects. Bruce also explains how some businesses can benefit from adopting a longer term view. Presented by Jennifer Martin.
Innovation management expert Prof Elisabeth Mueller discusses the roles that research and the creation of intellectual property (IP) play in increasing productivity of China's corporations. She also examines the benefits and risks facing foreign businesses who venture into China's enormous market. Presented by Jennifer Martin.
Organizational theorist Prof Peter Fleming examines how corporatism pervades virtually every aspect of the lives of the modern worker and suggests ways in which we can regain work-life balance. Presented by Jennifer Martin.
Public policy experts Prof John Alford and Assoc Prof Janine O’Flynn discuss the hidden costs and long-term effects of outsourcing important public services to for-profit firms in the private sector. Presented by Jennifer Martin.
Sociologist Associate Professor Cheris Chan recounts the expensive lessons foreign insurance firms have had to learn in China and other ethnically Chinese countries when encountering cultural taboos and superstitions that directly impact on business success. With host Jennifer Cook.
Professor of Management Mara Olekalns discusses the complicated effects of gender in negotiations, how women can be disadvantaged when negotiating on their own behalf, and what they can do about it. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.
Human resources management expert Associate Professor Avraham Kluger explains what's wrong with conventional employee appraisal methods in the corporate world, and posits that truly listening to one's workers is good for business. Presented by Jennifer Cook.