About Ruthven Institute

Vision & Strategy

The Ruthven Institute is dedicated to providing business leaders with the information and guidance they need to achieve world's best practice profitability. The Institute encourages a holistic approach to business strategy and planning according to the ‘12 golden rules’: Phil Ruthven’s recommended guidelines for achieving a return on shareholder funds (ROSF) of over 22%.

Who is Ruthven Institute for?

The Ruthven Institute is a valuable resource for the corporate sector. We strive to deliver advanced business research and information to current leaders (corporations, boards and C-suite executives) to support their strategic decision-making.

Value it provides

A Ruthven Institute subscription provides instant online access to comprehensive, evidence-based business research and information; guidance and insights; and 12 golden rules to follow that will help businesses to achieve world’s best practice profitability for success.

Our products are available for purchase either individually or bundled together. Contact us to discuss how we can tailor a subscription to meet your individual business needs.


The University of Melbourne and Ruthven Institute have forged a strategic alliance to promote evidence-based decision-making and leadership to improve the profitability and sustainable success of Australian businesses.

The Ruthven Institute analyses corporate data spanning 45 years to recommend better business strategies and help deliver world-leading performance. The Institute’s alliance with the University of Melbourne is focused on strengthening research to better inform managers and train the next generation of undergraduate and post-graduate business students.

The University of Melbourne’s Centre for Workplace Leadership, a leading management educator and global research leader, will establish a new research cluster focused on corporate strategic leadership as part of the partnership.

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