In a commentary, Asst Prof Adelle Yang says people work hard towards a purpose as the time they spent generates happiness.
Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh says Hyflux now needs to focus on having its creditors agree to its proposed restructuring plan.
In a commentary on Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s arrest, Assoc Prof Audrey Chia says leaders can guard against going astray by seeking feedback, encouraging debate, and even taking breaks to distance themselves from work.
Assoc Prof Qian Wenlan says while online sales events are rapidly growing, it does not completely substitute traditional shops as consumers value the ability to see and try out a product before buying it. She expects to see more brick-and-mortar shops jumping onto online events.
Assoc Prof Chu Junhong says the majority of online shoppers in China are millennials who grew up in a time of economic growth and have spending power.
Asst Prof Yang Nan says Singapore’s transport operators are keen to consolidate all modes of transport services, including private ride-hailing platforms, onto one app.
Commenting on the appointment of Paralympian swimmer Yip Pin Xiu as the face of Lancome, Assoc Prof Ang Swee Hoon says the announcement is a sign of changing social sentiments as the younger generation tends to define what beauty is in their way and they are also into pro-social causes, like supporting a Paralympian.
In a commentary, Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar says Grab face challenges where it might have turn from being a growth-oriented firm to a profitable corporation, as it looks to expand the range of services it provides.
Prof Andrew Delios says Dyson chose Singapore because of access to skilled labour and a steady business environment, while Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar says Dyson could find it a challenge to build cars as the firm lacks the brand reputation and technological expertise.
Assoc Prof Chu Junhong says online grocer honestbee could face challenges with its new physical space, including high set-up costs
In a commentary, Visiting Senior Fellow Alex Capri says Western semiconductor firms, fearful of technology theft, could disregard China’s huge market and join President Donald Trump’s protectionist measures.
In this front-page article covering his research on public transport operators’ rebate incentives for pre-peak travel, Asst Prof Yang Nan says it would be more cost-effective for SMRT to reward passengers who change their travel habits, instead of giving broad discounts for those who travel at specific times.
Prof Sumit Agarwal says the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index did not take into account policies such as Silver Support Scheme that redistribute wealth.
Prof Tsieh Tsun-yan, who worked at consulting firm McKinsey for three decades, says associates’ access to high-level consulting projects give them the confidence to eventually lead the companies they consulted for.
Asst Prof Daniel He says Ms Yeo is popular because she can relate to her target audience – Singaporeans.
Prof Jochen Wirtz says Singapore’s business environment makes it attractive to overseas business schools to set up here. In a video, Assoc Prof Prem Shamdasani says global firms choose Singapore as an innovation testbed, while MBA students Tess Wartanian and John Eakins say they see the city-state as a business hub for the region.
Commenting on the pros and cons of the introduction of dual-class shares in Singapore, Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh says that even with the requisite safeguards, it is vital that proper disclosures are made transparently to stakeholders such as investors. The investors can then properly weigh the risks and returns when making their investments.
Prof Joseph Cherian says the current gross overvaluation of US markets and the corresponding dumping of Asian stocks provides a buying opportunity in this region. The article also mentions the upcoming launch of NUS Business School’s Executive Master of Science in Investments and Portfolio Risk Management (EMIR) graduate programme in April 2019.
Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh says the leadership restructuring in Xiaomi and Alibaba could lead to more Chinese companies doing the same as they seek to address corporate governance risks.
In a commentary, Assoc Prof Sandy Lim says workplace mistreatment can take less overt forms than bullying or physical abuse which can also be highly damaging. These acts of incivility, she says, include rudeness and disregard for others.
Commenting on deadlock between Singapore Airlines and its pilots’ union over pay and working conditions, Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar says overall staff morale could be affected if both parties do not resolve their differences. He adds that Singapore Airlines management should try its utmost to keep morale high, especially in a competitive and service business.
In a commentary, Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh says the revised Code of Corporate Governance is to ensure companies do not lose sight of fundamental principles that relate to their sustained, long-term wellbeing.
Assoc Prof Leonard Lee says subscription services are particularly appealing to the younger working crowd because they simplify the decision-making process.
Professor Vivien Lim says human resource departments need to educate employees about their actions online as there could be implications for their organisations’ identity.
In a commentary, Prof Pasha Mahmood says there are several challenges the ASEAN region faces in promoting sustainable economic growth. Having closer coordination and common goals among ASEAN nations, he says, helps promote stability and lessen the possibility of conflicts.
Article reports on Asst Prof Adelle Yang’s research on gift-giving, which says gift-givers give unsatisfactory elaborate gifts because they are keen to elicit bright smiles or squeals of delight, whereas recipients derive greater value from simpler gifts.
Visiting Senior Fellow Alex Capri says the region faces the challenge of dealing with increased vulnerability due to the spread of the Internet of Things where many devices are connected.
Commenting on RydeSend where users can send items via Ryde's pool of drivers for delivery to recipients, Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh says the service is part of a trend where ride-hailing providers are encroaching on related business areas like courier services.
Assoc Prof Thompson Teo says GSS (Great Singapore Sale) has lost its novelty and there has been no significant change to the sales campaign for years.
Visiting Professor Filippo Di Mauro says that when attracting foreign direct investments, countries should not focus on specific sectors to grow, but create conditions where firms can be more productive.
In a commentary, Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar says zeroing in on the income of the top 10 per cent will yield suggestions of Robin Hood taxes on the rich. However, he says, Singapore should keep to its present approach to income redistribution as inequality has remained stable and the poor are making progress.
Assoc Prof Marleen Dieleman says there is still a tendency to source new board members from personal and family networks, and to look for people with similar backgrounds, thereby overlooking qualified others, including women.