Think: Business Futures

Think: Business Futures is about so much more than money.

Hosts David Brown and Nicole Sutton go beyond the buzzwords, and takes cutting-edge research and real world examples, to explore the complexities of a current business story.

Women’s professional sport has quickly developed in Australia over the past few years. Historically, there have been far fewer women’s professional sport leagues with enough sponsorship to pay athletes full time. This started to change beginning with netball, basketball and rugby and now Australian rules football (AFLW).

The meteoric rise of the AFLW, it's become clear that the time has finally come for women’s professional sport. But there are still fundamental equity issues around sponsorship, media coverage and importantly, how athletes are paid.

On this episode, Nicole and David take a look at the professionalisation of women’s sport in Australia. Tracy Taylor from the UTS Business School joins us in the studio to tell us about her research into women’s professional sport. Later, we interrupt gold medal winner and AFLW rookie, Chloe Dalton, during Carlton training to tell us about her experience in professional sport.


Further Reading:
  • Tracy Taylor is Professor of Sport Management with the UTS Business School. Her research focused on human resource management and executive leadership development, covering areas such as cultural diversity management in sport, volunteer management, and sport and security. You can find more of Tracy Taylor’s research on the UTS Business School website
  • Chloe Dalton (@ChloeDalton7s) now plays for the Carlton Blues

Credits:
  • GWS Giants Theme song by Harry Angus of Cat Empire
  • Thank you to OMP Sports Management, GWS Giants and AFL Women’s for helping us with this episode.
  • Music: Gunnar Johnsén, Rand Aldo, Jobii

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During our lifetimes, we all make healthcare decisions. Do you go to the doctor to get something checked out, or wait for it to get better? In Australia, you may choose between Medicare and private health insurance. These healthcare decisions are made on a personal level by weighing the costs and benefits.

So how are these decisions made? How do you measure the value of healthcare? Fundamentally, how do you put a dollar figure on a life?

On this episode, we’re speaking with Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Associate Professor in Health Economics, about how we calculate the cost of life, and how these sorts of calculations figure in the way resources are allocated within our society.


Further Reading:
  1. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  2. Medical Services Advisory Committee
  3. Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY)

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On this episode, we dive further into our collaboration with History Lab on the first deposit into Australia’s oldest bank by asking- Why do we trust banks?

We speak with Harry Scheule, Professor of finance, about how and why banks operate on trust and how that has changed since the Royal Commission into banking.

Harry is a member of the Retail Banking Council of FINSIA and occasional advisor to the financial service industry including banks, banking regulators and government.

Further Reading:
  1. More information on Harry’s research can be found on the UTS website
  2. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) enforce and regulate company and financial services laws to protect Australian consumers, investors and creditors
  3. Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) promotes prudent behaviour with the key aim of protecting the interests of depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.
  4. The Reserve Bank of Australia seeks to foster financial system stability and promotes the safety and efficiency of the payments system.
  5. The Murray Inquiry Report


Music: Teddy Bergström, Henrik Neesgaard, Gunnar Johnsén and Anders Ekengren


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Money has been described as one of the most important systems of trust that humans have created to date. Whether you pay in cold, hard cash or with the tap of a credit card, you use it every day. But have you ever wondered, what is money?

This episode of largely based on an investigation for another podcast called History Lab. If you haven’t listened to the episode yet, we highly recommend you go listen to that first. The Bank, the Sergeant and his Bonus should be listed as the previous episode in your feed.

Peter Docherty is an Associate professor of Economics at the University of Technology Business School.


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In 1817, the Bank of New South Wales opened as the first financial institution in the Australian colonies. But when the first customers arrived for the grand opening, they found someone had already made a deposit. Where did the money come from? Our producers, Jason and Nicole, follow the record trail and discover the uncertain foundations of Australia’s first bank.

This episode is a collaboration between the UTS Business School, The Australian Centre for Public History and 2ser Radio in Sydney. We'll have two bonus episodes on banks, trust and money in the coming weeks.

Further Reading:


Executive Producer: Tom Allinson
Producer: Jason L'Ecuyer
Collaborating researcher: Nicole Sutton
Sound Design: Joe Koning
Host: Tamson Pietsch
Script Advisors: Lauren Carroll Harris and Ellen Leabeater

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