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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.