How neoliberal governance can promote responsible business and inclusive growth

By Dr Hakeem Bakare, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow  ASAP-East Africa Project, Birmingham Business School Neoliberal policies have become a major socio-economic development instrument across the world in recent times. The implementation of neoliberal policies in the Nigerian cement industry in the late 1990s transformed the sector not just so it was viable, but also a major … Continue reading “How neoliberal governance can promote responsible business and inclusive growth”

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Engendered species: gender stereotypes becoming extinct?

By Dr Juliet Kele, Research Fellow In HRM  Department of Management, Birmingham Business School This month saw the introduction of new advertising laws, prompted by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in their review of gender stereotyping in adverts. Under these new rules, traditional gender-role stereotypes would not be completely banned, yet ‘harmful’ or ‘offensive’ depictions, … Continue reading “Engendered species: gender stereotypes becoming extinct?”

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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

By Professor Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, and Joel Blake, founder MD of cultiv8solutions.com Kiran Trehan on becoming a leader Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? With TV reality shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders, we need to ask … Continue reading “Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?”

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Should Amazon give back in the face of changing consumer demand?

By Dr Sarah Montano Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Birmingham Business School Amazon are reportedly opening a series of pop up shops in 10 UK town centres offering a range of products and a click and collect service, in the form of Amazon lockers. There is some concern about Amazon moving to the high street after … Continue reading “Should Amazon give back in the face of changing consumer demand?”

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Who cooks the leader’s dinner? And why is it important?

By Dr Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organisation Studies The Department of Management, Birmingham Business School Who does the majority of the work required to keep your household running smoothly? The cooking, cleaning, ferrying people around, looking after children – the sort of thing that, if it stops happening, makes everyone’s lives a little … Continue reading “Who cooks the leader’s dinner? And why is it important?”

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Why you should study a Business degree – the path to Big Tech

By Sunbir Alam, Microsoft Corporation and Business School alumnus BSc Business Management, Birmingham Business School Should I go to business school? It’s a question for many students choosing their degree, as well as professionals at some point in their career. Choosing a degree subject and pursuing graduate education are major commitments and should not be … Continue reading “Why you should study a Business degree – the path to Big Tech”

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Entering the tech era: tech weeks and the automotive age

By John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economy Geography The Department of Strategy and International Business This week marks London Tech Week (10-14 June) – a week intended to unite technology and talent in a world-class innovation hub. Like London, Birmingham Tech Week (taking place 7-11 October) will highlight the city’s growing technology scene. The … Continue reading “Entering the tech era: tech weeks and the automotive age”

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Fur ban by fashion houses: One little step to ethical and responsible fashion?

By Dr Charika Channuntapipat, Lecturer in Accounting The Department of Accounting, Birmingham Business School Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Prada recently announced that the brand will join the fur ban movement starting with its women’s collection for spring/summer 2020. It is now listed as one of the fur free retailers amongst many other … Continue reading “Fur ban by fashion houses: One little step to ethical and responsible fashion?”

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