Businesses that consciously seek board diversity might be going about it the wrong way, experts say. Board diversity is an outcome, not a driver, of excellent governance.
The space industry has taken off, and experts predict that, within a decade, every Australian business will be "out of this world".
As global supply chains are stressed to their limits, calls for a rethinking of globalisation have been getting louder. However, experts say dismantling trade partnerships is not the answer.
A major disruptor over the past several years, the buy now, pay later (BNPL) industry has challenged stereotypes, defied expectations, and is here to stay.
As staff are welcomed back to their offices, we can expect a dramatic - and timely - shift in the use and purpose of workplaces.
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the best of our food security measures. Even amid the panic buying there has been enough fresh produce to go around, but how has the virus affected our food producers?
How can you increase participation in a game of chance like Powerball? There are myriad statistics, probabilities and psychological drivers at play.
In today's data-driven environment, a massive injection of funds into a promising start-up to promote rapid growth and market domination is increasingly common.
It seems like just yesterday that social media was the new kid on the block: shiny, disruptive and full of promise. Now it has matured and presents an entirely different reality for business. How do we best manage its opportunity and risk?
It's concealed, insidious, has the power to destroy lives and is always intentional. How do accountants recognise financial abuse, and when they do, what can be done?
There is an enormous opportunity in solving the challenge of how to design simpler standards for the audit of less complex entities.
As an area of research it has existed for decades, but organisations are only now beginning to appreciate the wondrous insight offered by social network analysis.
It’s important for insolvency practitioners to be aware of the implications of the revised APES 330 Insolvency Services standard, together with the ARITA Code of Professional Practice.
The next extension of machine learning is on its way. Machine teaching promises to bring the power of AI to those unskilled in data science. What could possibly go wrong?
A great elevator pitch can create interest in a project but less is definitely more. Here's how to do it.
What does your office design say to clients and other visitors? Does your workplace design communicate the positive purpose and energy of your business, or does it damage your brand?
Many high-tech applications, including those in defence, communications, automotive and computing, rely heavily on rare earth metals. They why is this vital industry shrouded in mystery?
They're bad for the economy, for the accounting industry and for our clients, so why are outrageous tax claims still so widespread?
When the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) first began looking into developing machine learning algorithms that would look after a time-consuming and laborious task, one of the greatest concerns was how it would make staff feel about job security.
The question of whether robotic process automation (RPA) is the real deal depends on how you use it, say the experts. Here, we reveal how and why to bring in virtual workers, and when they're not such a great idea.
Buy Now Pay Later offerings such as Afterpay have exploded in popularity online, but now questions are being asked about a suitable regulatory regime.
As traditional lenders ration their credit, fintech offerings become increasingly attractive. What advice should an accountant provide to businesses borrowing outside the big banks?
The subscription business model is growing exponentially and, as a result, almost every industry is preparing for a different way of dealing with customers. Enormous advantages await those that get it right. Learn more.
Australia's bankruptcy exclusion period is being reduced from three years to one year. Will this really reduce barriers and improve economic growth?
Are we about to experience an international trade war or has the bedrock on which global trade been built experienced a seismic shift?
Fifty years ago, when their now-famous research paper was finally published, young Australian academics Ray Ball and Philip Brown forever changed global accounting, as well as their own lives.
Surely entrepreneurship can’t be taught? Actually it can, experts say. And when it’s done right, it makes a powerful difference to an early-stage business’s chance of success.
US Navy lieutenant Bill Conway didn't fire a bullet against the Taliban, but with forensic financial analysis and modern accounting practices, he brought the terrorist sect to its knees.
The dairy industry has always been a difficult game unless you know how to milk an opportunity. Australian Dairy Farms Group's CEO Peter Skene has put in place a bold strategy.
Could the Australian Banking Royal Commission lead to a credit crunch for small business and consumers?
The only thing more surprising than fraud itself is the level of respect and power perpetrators - Bernie Madoff, Belle Gibson, Martin Shkreli and the like - achieve before being brought to justice.
The appetite for small smartphone person-to-person payments has proven insignificant in Australia, but for the "unbanked" in developing nations, these innovations are helping people access money in a life-changing way.
The "last mile" has long been a thorn in the side of e-commerce retailers, whose brands have been bumped and bruised by third-party delivery partners. However, long overdue relief may be on its way.
Constant changes to the tax system, hiring and retaining staff, and understanding the impact of technology on your practice – these are all challenges for the modern accounting firm. Here are eight of the top issues for public practitioners.
Ashley Wearne, the boss at cybersecurity group Sophos, says the latest strategy against digital criminals is to strike early and fight smarter.
What role can accountants play during Australia’s huge A$195 billion defence spend, amid demands for innovation, transparency and a nation’s security?
Only the most courageous political leader dares to introduce a tax hike, so how does a region like the UAE create an entirely new tax regime?
Malaysian start-up Offpeak.my signed up its first restaurant before it even had its booking website live. Speed is still driving its success.
Many think high-income earners face the heaviest tax burdens but when rising taxes meet decreasing benefits, low-income earners can see earnings slashed. Welcome to a complex policy conundrum.