Kiasu 2.0, or how to learn to failure

13 November 2017 - 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.

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

13 November 2017 - 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.

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

12 November 2017 - 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.

Deprivations spell trouble for firms

11 November 2017 - 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.

The benefits and pitfalls of SMRT’s amnesty offer

11 November 2017 - 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.

Uber aims to keep its drivers satisfied

10 November 2017 - 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.

Network Courier ramps up services with Rapido

7 November 2017 - 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.

The three candidates who are likely to become WP leader

5 November 2017 - 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.

Spotlight on SMRT's amnesty move for staff to admit wrongdoing

5 November 2017 - The Straits Times

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen (Dept of Accounting) says SMRT needs to ensure the staff who came forward for the amnesty are not blacklisted or punished.

SMRT’s amnesty period ‘unusual’, full disclosure needed, governance experts say

3 November 2017 - TODAYonline

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh (Director, CGIO) says SMRT is using the amnesty period to get to the bottom of its maintenance issues as fast as possible.

What is a tax resident?

16 October 2017 - The Sunday Times

Contributing to a regular column that explains common financial terms, Assoc Prof Simon Poh (Dept of Accounting) explains that a tax resident in Singapore can gain access to the benefits accorded under the tax treaties between Singapore and other countries.

NUS, SMU climb in Financial Times' executive MBA programme rankings; NTU slips

16 October 2017 - The Business Times

Coverage of the FT annual ranking of global EMBA degrees. NUS Business School’s EMBA course was ranked 18th globally.

Creativity and a question of ethics

14 October 2017 - SCMP

In a commentary, Asst Prof Michael Mai Ke (Dept of Management & Organisation) says creativity can sometimes lead to unethical behaviour, and companies seeking to encourage more creativity from their employees should be wary of potential ethical pitfalls.

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.

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.