15 April 2017 | General News

Visiting Professor Sumit Agarwal and Assoc Prof Qian Wenlan, both from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School, highlighted that it was timely to examine how effective the 2011 Growth Dividend scheme was in stimulating the economy and what we can learn from it policy-wise when developing another stimulus package such as the current Silver Support Scheme.

The New Paper

14 April 2017 | Research, General News

Assoc Prof Lim Wei Shi from the Dept of Marketing at NUS Business School and Assoc Prof Yu Man from HKUST Business School, shared their research on airline bumping policy which advocates that rather than apply it in an ad-hoc manner, airlines should be transparent with travellers about the possibility of being bumped and the adoption of a voluntary bumping policy.

The Business Times

14 April 2017 | General News

Dr Guo Liangping from the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be remembered as the third monumental leader of China after Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping if he can successfully build a system that suits China. 

Lianhe Zaobao

13 April 2017 | General News

Prof Jochen Wirtz from the Dept of Marketing and Vice Dean (Graduate Studies) at NUS Business School, noted that the United Airlines incident in which a passenger was forcefully evicted from his plane seat, illustrated a spectacular failure of service culture, and added that the key lesson for any service organisation is that contingency procedures need to be in place before circumstances spiral out of control. He opined that such a downward spiral is very hard to reverse and that recovery will need strong leadership to address fundamental organisational failures.

The Straits Times

13 April 2017 | Research, General News

The latest quarterly Real Estate Sentiment Index which is developed by the Dept of Real Estate at NUS School of Design and Environment and the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (Redas), showed that developers’ sentiment in Q1 2017 for the overall real estate market appears to have improved since the last quarter of 2016, although rising inflation and interest rates are flagged as the biggest risks.

The Business Times

13 April 2017 | Research

A team of researchers from the Keio-NUS CUTE Center led by Dr Nimesha Ranasinghe, has developed a way to digitally transmit and simulate the flavour of a real lemonade to another location over the Internet, via their “Virtual Lemonade” device.

TODAY Online

13 April 2017 | Research

Asst Prof Sam Yam from the Dept of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School conducted a study which revealed that ‘aggressive humour’ by bosses could encourage employees to engage in deviant behaviour, which includes being chronically absent from work, ignore a manager’s instructions, share confidential information, falsify financial claims or drink alcohol on the job.

Channel NewsAsia Online

12 April 2017 | General News

Mr Chua Yeow Hwee from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences opined that one way to increase efficiency in dynamic pricing is to increase data transparency in the new economy. He added that with the decentralised digital revolution, we could leverage on blockchain technology to match passengers with drivers without a centralised intermediary. 

The Straits Times

11 April 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute, opined that the success of the Xiongan New Area estate development of the Hebei province will help China alleviate its existing problems of an overcrowded capital.

Lianhe Zaobao

10 April 2017 | Education, Research

The NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has established the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Endowed Research Fund to promote applied social work research with the aim of enhancing social service provision and delivery at social service agencies. The new research fund is established through a philanthropic gift of $2.37 million from the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust Fund and will be administered by the NUS Dept of Social Work.

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