Professor Richard Pomfret is Professor of Economics at the School of Economics, University of Adelaide.
In his presentation on “What use is research on international trade policy and economic development?” Professor Pomfret will discuss the value of supporting research in these areas at an Australian university.
Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz is Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide.
In the modern information era, managers must recognize the competitive opportunities represented by decision–support tools. New family of systems – called Adaptive Business Intelligence systems – combine prediction and optimization techniques to assist decision makers in complex, rapidly changing environments.
In developing business strategy population size, composition and distribution is regarded as a static background. Yet the Australian population is changing in a myriad of ways, all of which have implications for the evolving demand for goods and services. Identifying, and especially anticipating, change in population can prove invaluable to businesses seeking to gain and maintain a competitive edge.