V3 adds its smarts for a smart nation

10 October 2017 - SGSME

In a case study, NUS Business School undergraduates Ethan Pang Zhi Hui, Kheng Lin Chun and Koshae Tan found that fleet and workforce management specialist V3 Smart Technologies is one of the first SMEs in Singapore to have an engineering department focused on research and development, and the firm's commitment to innovation has resulted in numerous industry accolades. The report is part of the Enterprise 50 Project in collaboration with Business Times.

Charging for plastic bags may have unintended costs

6 October 2017 - The Straits Times

In a commentary, Distinguished Professor Ivan Png (Dept of Strategy & Policy) says deterring the use of plastic bags may have unintended consequences for public health and estate cleaning, as many customers currently reuse supermarket bags to wrap food waste before tossing it into the rubbish chutes.

Are things improving at YuuZoo or is it more of the same with no real change?

6 October 2017 - The Business Times

In a commentary, Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen (Dept of Accounting) says e-commerce firm YuZoo continues to be queried by the Singapore Exchange for its disclosures and its responses to these queries have only raised more questions with no substantive answers in sight.

Success hits sweet spot for local firm Aalst Chocolate

3 October 2017 - SGSME

In a case study, NUS Business School undergraduates Pang Zhi Hui, Koshae Tan and Kheng Lin Chun find out how chocolate manufacturer Aalst Chocolate grew its business by staying committed to quality rather than competing on price. The report is part of the Enterprise 50 Project in collaboration with Business Times.

Take a leaf out of Library Board’s book

29 September 2017 - The Business Times

In a commentary, Prof Jochen Wirtz (Vice Dean, Graduate Studies) says Singapore's National Library Board is an example of an organisation that managed to close the strategy-to-execution gap, by having the internal capabilities to support its strategy of becoming a world-class library.

Going to a fun party the night before gives you more energy at work the next day. Really.

27 September 2017 - The Straits Times

In a commentary, Asst Prof Irene de Pater (Dept of Management & Organisation) says taking up enjoyable evening activities can significantly boost one's recovery after work, and is important in driving sustainable productivity. /p>

What is liquidity?

25 September 2017 - The Sunday Times

Contributing to a regular column that explains common financial terms, Assoc Prof Robert Kimmel (Head, Department of Finance) says ‘liquidity’ refers to the ease with which assets might be bought or sold.

Meat the professionals

19 September 2017 - SGSME

In a case study, NUS Business School undergraduates Nguyen Thu Thao, Seow Jie Xi, Michelle Sin Hui Ping and Drusilla Yap Wan Hui trace how premium meat purveyor Indoguna expanded its business by opening house brands specialising in products like seafood and halal dim sum, and starting an e-commerce platform to reach out to consumers. The report is part of the Enterprise 50 Project in collaboration with Business Times.

The small data challenge for businesses

18 September 2017 – TODAYonline

In a commentary, Assoc Prof Keith Carter (School of Computing) says businesses make the mistake of having a compartmentalised view of the data they collect and ended up not being able to carry out any meaningful action with it. This was part of the pre-event coverage for the Think Business/TODAY forum Dollars, Digits & Data.

The recipe of success for no-frills dining

5 September 2017 - The Business Times

From a single eatery with 9 workers, Dian Xiao Er overcomes challenges to expand into a chain of 12 Chinese restaurants with 400 staff.

What is fintech?

3 September 2017 - The Straits Times

Financial technology or "fintech" describes financial services using innovative technology.

Use diplomacy to solve North Korea crisis

29 August 2017 - The New Paper

The ramping up of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and talk of unleashing "fire and fury" has made for unsettling headlines.

Stay nimble, stay relevant and make the most of every situation

29 August 2017 - The Business Times

IN THE face of sluggish economic growth coupled with the cyclical and volatile nature of the shipping industry, BLPL represents one of the few firms that stay atop the waves of change.

Five secret boosts a growing gig economy offers Singapore

28 August 2017 - Channel NewsAsia

The gig economy can offer a bout of fresh air, given the opportunities it affords to companies, workers and the Singapore economy, argues NUS Business School’s Wu Pei Chuan.