The Boardroom Report

Volume 12 | Issue 20 | 17 October 2014

Australia losing ground on competitiveness

A report on the top 25 exporting countries by Boston Consulting Group has found Australia is the worst performer in cost competitiveness.

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Also in this issue

  • Actively managing board renewal

    Board chairmen must be prepared to replace underperforming directors with candidates whose skills are better aligned with the company’s strategy.

  • Striking a balance

    The Harvard Business Review has highlighted that the most innovative companies do not worry about consensus.

  • Funding agreements burdening NFPs

    Commonwealth funding agreement obligations are imposing a greater burden on charities than legislative obligations.

  • Boomers’ succession planning shortfall

    Baby boomer inaction on business succession planning means many risk leaving it too late to hand over their businesses to younger generations.

  • SMEs must revisit FBT arrangements

    Small business employers are being urged to reconsider their current fringe benefits tax arrangements ahead of next year’s rate increase.

  • IPO appetite continues growth

    Private equity firms and small to medium sized businesses will dominate local listings in the next 12 to 18 months.

     

  • Fowler to lead NCVER

    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research has appointed Dr Craig Fowler as its new managing director.