How has Brexit affected exchange rates?

By John Fender, Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Birmingham. The UK has experienced a depreciation of about 13% in the value of its currency since the Brexit referendum on the 23rd June last year. The Brexit vote was undoubtedly responsible for most of the decline; if the vote had been to remain the … Continue reading “How has Brexit affected exchange rates?”

Migrant Entrepreneurship: Reflections on Research and Practice

Director of Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) Monder Ram summarises a paper published in the International Small Business Journal. The convulsions that Europe is experiencing over migration are increasingly evident in academic debates and the more expedient interventions of policy-makers. Scholars have long ruminated on factors that so often lead to migrants … Continue reading “Migrant Entrepreneurship: Reflections on Research and Practice”

Five good reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day where you work

By Dr Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies at Birmingham Business School Have you noticed any changes to the gender balance at work? Or the gender dynamics? If you haven’t, you’re probably not paying attention. Feminism is in the midst of a resurgence, that some academics are calling the ‘fourth wave’. This most … Continue reading “Five good reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day where you work”

Widening our talent pool has merits for social mobility

By Professor Joanne Duberley, Professor of Organisation Studies at Birmingham Business School. Since John Major’s promise of a classless society, politicians have intermittently raised the importance of enabling social mobility, based on merit. Surely it must be good for society if those with most talent rise to the top of society, occupying the best jobs. Recently … Continue reading “Widening our talent pool has merits for social mobility”