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Why financial markets like Trump

22 January 2018 | TODAY Online

In a commentary, Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar (Dept of Strategy & Policy) says organisations view President Trump as being more supportive compared to Mr Obama who had implemented many policies that were seen as hostile to business.

Introduction of dual-class shares by Singapore Exchange raises concerns

23 January 2018 | Channel News Asia

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen (Dept of Accounting) says the move might not be enough to attract high-profile international firms as issues such as lack of investor confidence and low valuations remain unaddressed.

Can influencers create the right Budget buzz?

21 January 2018 | Straits Times

Commenting on the Ministry of Finance’s initiative to engage social media influencers to raise awareness on the Budget process, Assoc Prof Ang Swee Hoon (Dept of Marketing) says it would be more appropriate to have a personality who has a business background or has discussed similar issues for the message to be seen as genuine.

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05 January 2018

Keppel scandal holds lessons for Singapore Inc

The Business Times

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen (Dept of Accounting) says Singapore companies have to be prepared to walk away from paying bribes, or risk damaging their reputation.

04 January 2018

Embrace mistakes

The New Straits Times

In a commentary, Provost’s Chair Prof Michael Frese (Head, Dept of Management & Organisation) says cultivating a corporate culture of being welcoming and open to mistakes can be compatible with one that values stability and control.

04 January 2018

Tax may affect choice of extra remuneration or dividends

The Business Times

In a commentary, Assoc Prof Simon Poh (Dept of Accounting) says controlling shareholders would, from a corporate governance standpoint, prefer to receive remuneration than dividends, given the stakes that they hold in companies.

03 January 2018

Datapulse Technology: going about it the wrong way

The Business Times

In a commentary, Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen (Dept of Accounting) questions if Datapulse Technology’s board has exercised reasonable diligence in its hasty acquisition of Wayco Manufacturing.

01 January 2018

Uber-Comfort tie-up may see taxi firms offering demand-based fares

Torque

Assoc Prof Chu Junhong (Dept of Marketing) says the joint venture between Uber and ComfortDelGro is an effort to resist competitor Grab’s growth.

13 November 2017

Kiasu 2.0, or how to learn to failure

The Straits Times

In a commentary, Provost’s Chair Prof Michael Frese (Head, Dept of Management & Organisation) says it is time for a new kind of kiasu mentality to emerge where a culture of being welcoming and open to mistakes is compatible with one that values stability and control.

13 November 2017

New Pacific trade deal could leave U.S. playing catchup

CNN Money

Visiting Senior Fellow Alex Capri (Dept of Analytics & Operations) says US President Donald Trump could face pressure at home if US companies start losing business in Trans-Pacific Partnership countries to competitors from places like Canada and Australia.

12 November 2017

How many Singapore MRT bosses does it take to fix a broken culture?

SCMP

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh (Director, CGIO) says it would be wise to retain SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek for the short term because of the state of flux the MRT network is under.

11 November 2017

Deprivations spell trouble for firms

SCMP

In a commentary, Asst Prof Sam Yam (Dept of Management & Organisation) says model employees must be well-rested, their basic body needs well taken care of, so they can concentrate fully on the actions that really matter.

11 November 2017

The benefits and pitfalls of SMRT’s amnesty offer

TODAYonline

In a commentary, Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh (Director, CGIO) says SMRT’s amnesty offer is an expeditious way to address problems which have festered for some time and run out of control.

10 November 2017

Uber aims to keep its drivers satisfied

The Straits Times

Asst Prof Yang Nan (Dept of Strategy & Policy) says Uber’s new initiatives are aimed at cultivating loyalty among drivers. The announcements include allowing drivers to reject certain trips as well as state preferred destinations.

07 November 2017

Network Courier ramps up services with Rapido

SGSE

In a case study, NUS Business School undergraduates Lam Yi Fung, Yang Xu, Ye Keyu and Ye Ye found how local SME Network Courier was able to transform itself with technology. The report is part of the Enterprise 50 Project in collaboration with Business Times.

05 November 2017

The three candidates who are likely to become WP leader

Lianhe Zaobao

Assoc Prof Lan Luh Luh (Dept of Strategy & Policy) says the new leader must not only have party support, but also must be a familiar face with the public.