Think: Business Futures

22 EpisodesProduced by 2SER 107.3FM

Hosts David Brown and Nicole Sutton go beyond the buzzwords, and takes cutting-edge research and real world examples, to explore the complexities of a current business story.

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Goldilocks Economics with Warren Hogan

October 16th, 2018

30:36

On this episode, we’ve crowd-sourced economics questions from friends, family and our listeners on Facebook and Twitter. A few of the toughest …

The Joys and Challenges of The Platform Business Model

September 25th, 2018

39:09

Most of us would be hard pressed getting through a day without interacting with at least one platform business: Airbnb, Uber, eBay, Amazon, Kindle, …

The Best Possible Option: Choice and Consumer Well-Being

September 3rd, 2018

32:14

Is making better choices making you unhappy?


Homo Economicus, or ‘economic man,’ is someone who always makes the most rational financial decisions based on self interest. This idea forms the basis of many theories about …

Publicly Funded Research: You Can't Turn Science Off Like A Tap

August 23rd, 2018

39:31

In the commercial context, research and development, or R&D, is a strategic choice made by a business in the pursuit of competitive advantage. …

Teaching Ethics to Finance Students

August 3rd, 2018

25:35

How would the finance industry and society as a whole benefit from a stronger ethical framework? After the fallout from the 2008 Global Financial …

Income Mobility

July 17th, 2018

32:25

On this episode, we speak to Peter Siminski, professor of economics at the University of Technology Sydney, about income mobility in Australia.


Plus, …

Studying Mindless Eating: Helping Us Help Ourselves

July 2nd, 2018

33:49

With obesity on the rise in many western countries, researchers have tried to understand why we’re overeating. Despite the large volume of research, …

New Australian Enterprises: Why Refugees Start Businesses

June 19th, 2018

27:07

In Australia, each year we take in approximately 14,000 refugees under our current humanitarian program, most of whom come from Iraq, Syria, Burma and Afghanistan.

At first glance, these new arrivals appear to be the …

Corporate Leadership - Corporate Society

June 8th, 2018

30:09

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was once seen as The Man In the Grey Flannel Suit, stuffy, stressed and serious. But something changed in the …

Mindsets and Moral Decision Making

May 31st, 2018

32:26

On this episode of Think Business Futures, Nicole and David speak to Dr. Geetanjali Saluja, about her research into moral decision making.

Plus, we …

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