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Assessing the impact of the Great Singapore Sale

Does the annual retail promotion really boost consumption or do shoppers merely delay their purchases until the price comes down?

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The Long March to the future economy

Creativity is the key to unleashing innovation, so what steps must we take to prepare ourselves for the future economy?

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Short selling’s impact on insider trading

The much criticised practice of short selling shares may have benefits of exposing insider trading, writes NUS Assistant Professor Qian Wenlan.

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Flexible hours: Benefit or curse?

Employees who take advantage of flexible work time to start work later may be unwittingly risking their career prospects.

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Expanding and diversifying a family business

Family fims often take on growth strategies that are unduly risky in their own right or are unrelated to their core competence.

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Love at first sight? Understanding how we judge beauty

Research finds that who - or what - we see as 'hot' is a constantly moving target, with wide ranging implications for marketers.

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Riding the K-wave: Takeaways from Korea’s pop culture boom

South Korean movies, TV shows and music are taking the world by storm - what lessons can other Asian economies learn?

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Home strife versus work life: The impact of family incivility

Stress at home can easily hit job performance, but few employers take time to understand how family incivility affects employees.

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The unfinished business of corporate governance

Singapore prides itself as being one of the best places in the world to do business, but sustaining this demands a strong foundation of corporate governance.

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Surviving the fallout from family feuds

For family firms the greatest business risk is not currency fluctuations, access to capital, nor even an economic crisis. It is family conflict.

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A question of succession: Passing the baton in family business

In emerging Asian economies the question of leadership succession has significant implications for firm strategy and performance.

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Business with a broader purpose

Associate Professor Audrey Chia says ethics must play a central role in the education of future leaders, building businesses with a social conscience

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Pollution and stock prices: A matter of perception

With China regularly experiencing some of the most polluted air on the planet, what impact does this have on investors and why?

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The rise and fall of Angry Birds: Falling fowl of success

As mobile game maker Rovio cuts staff and ambitions, what went wrong with the once mighty Angry Birds brand?