Neurobiological factors blind people to making sound investment decisions when markets are hit by large macroeconomic shocks, shows UNSW Business School research.
There is a fundamental weakness in China's capital markets, says Vic Edwards from UNSW's School of Banking and Finance.
Like their human equivalents, corporate divorces can have benefits, but can also be very messy affairs, writes Peter Kien Pham.
Companies that install independent directors not only cause shareholder losses but also weaken every aspect of a firm's performance, writes Peter Swan.
One neglected corner of the gender and work debate is that of female academics – the women who teach the new generation of leaders, produce valuable research and thought leadership, writes Renee Adams.
Contrary to popular belief, concentrated institutional investor influence does not appear to raise either managerial incentives or lower chief executive pay, writes Peter Swan.
Does executive pay really have no effect on total shareholder return, asks Peter Swan.
The benefits of high-speed rail in Australia are illusory, and the scheme stands to be another white elephant, argues Peter Swan.
It is difficult not to agree with ASIC's call for calm over the hysteria surrounding high frequency trading, writes Mike Aitken.
If it really were clear that simply adding a woman to the board would increase shareholder value by a significant amount, you can be sure that firms would already be doing it, writes Renee Adams.