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Adelaide MBA continues to be recognised as one of Australia’s Best

 
Once again, the University of Adelaide’s MBA program has been rated as one of the best in Australia. Last month, the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) released its 2014 results, awarding the University of Adelaide’s MBA program a ‘5 STAR’ rating (the highest possible rating awarded) based on its overall score relative to other […]

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Two South Australians Honoured at FBA National Conference

Raymond Michell AM (left), Mr Stephen Samson (FBA Chairman, centre), Dr. Jill Thomas (right)

At the recent Family Business Australia (FBA) National Conference, two South Australians were formally recognised for their longstanding contributions to the Australian family business sector. Dr. Jill Thomas (right) was awarded the “Chairman’s Award in recognition for distinguished service to Family Business […]

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Seminar: Change, Adapt and Thrive [17th June]

The University of Adelaide Business School’s Family Business Education & Research Group (FBERG) is hosting a Family Business Australia event on ‘Adapting to Change’ on Tuesday the 17th of June @ 6pm.
Chaired by Dr. Jill Thomas (Research Fellow of FBERG), this session provides a great opportunity to learn from Toby Bensimon of Shiels Jewellers and […]

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Families in Business…the heavy hitters of our economy

To mark the International Day of Families (15th of May each year), it’s appropriate to reflect on the valuable role that families play in our society. Throughout history, families and the skills and capital they bring, have been the engine room for entrepreneurial activity and growth of economies around the world.
The majority of businesses are […]

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Dr Nam Nguyen elected as Vice President of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR)

Dr Nam Nguyen (School of Business) has been elected as a Vice President (2014-2016) of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR).  The IFSR is the ‘mother’ organisation which has 43 member organisations and systems societies, from all continents, under its ‘umbrella’. This is a great achievement for Nam, who was a former Vice President […]

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The importance of family governance to keep the family business healthy

While governance of the business is recognised as crucial to its sustainability, the need for governance of the family is less clear. As families-in-business grow, the needs and expectations of both the business and the family will inevitably change and, consequently, the family dynamics generally become more complicated. Members of various branches of the family […]

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New Dean at Adelaide University Business School Lawrence Abeln unveils growth agenda

An ambitious five-year plan to double the number of MBA students at the University of Adelaide will be led by the new Dean of its business school.
Professor Lawrence Abeln, who took over the reins in February, expects to deliver the increase in enrolments through two new MBA programs which will be offered to students from […]

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Research Tuesdays – 12 March 2013: Harnessing Consumer Insight

There’s a growing trend in business to gain more insight into customers – but most companies are not using that information to its fullest potential, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.
“A lack of engagement with customer insight could be costing all-important profits, as companies make decisions and develop new products without a rich […]

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Business School Research Poster Competition

The Busines School will be holding a poster competition for both staff and students. For those who who are familiar with poster sessions at conferences will be familiar with the concept of presenting a succinct idea/concept on a poster A1 size paper, limiting as much as possible verbiage and maximising visually pleasing content that captures the context of […]

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Dr Jill Thomas appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Family Firm Institute

Congratulations to Dr Jill Thomas for her recent appointment as Vice-Chairman of the Family Firm Institute for 2013.
The Family Firm Institute, which is based in the United States, was founded in 1986. It provides education and network opportunities for the advisers, consultants, educators and researchers who work in the important field of family business. It also […]

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