The Effects of Overseas Business Expansion on Firm Performance: Evidence from Australia
This report examines the impacts of Australian firms’ overseas business activities (outsourcing, import and export) on their performance, namely employment both casual and full-time workers, profitability and total sales revenue. The perceived negative impact of overseas business activities on employment is not likely occurs due to the potential growth opportunity. Thus, policy makers shall not discourage a firm’s engagement of overseas business activities. Even if an overseas business activity is perceived to generate a negative impact at home, it is more often than not that the potential growth opportunity (size effect) can offset such negative impact.
Date: 2 August 2019 (Friday)
Time: 3 – 5 pm (Registration at 2.40 pm)
Venue: 149 Sims Drive, James Cook University, Singapore
Associate Professor Abhishek Bhati, Campus Dean, James Cook University (Singapore)
Mr. Jonathan Glickfeld, General Manager, Visy Trading Singapore
Associate Professor Sizhong Sun, Associate Dean, Research Education, College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University (Australia)
Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Jacob Wood with
- His Excellency Bruce Gosper
Australian High Commissioner to Singapore
- Associate Professor Riccardo Welters
Head, Economics and Marketing, College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University (Australia)
- Mr. Ben Smith
Head of Australia New Zealand Desk, ANZ
- Ms. Ally Tehan
Co-Founder, Ally’s Basket
High-tea will be served post event.
This project is funded by PRATT Foundation.
Photos and videos will be taken at the event for publicity purposes.