Zero waste: the future of the weekly shop?

By Dr Sarah Montano and Dr Inci Toral Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. As Tesco launches a zero waste shopping in 10 stores in the East of England, once again we ask ourselves are consumers seeking sustainability and will such zero waste stores encourage customers to swap brands? Zero-sum (waste) Game in Retail Consumption … Continue reading “Zero waste: the future of the weekly shop?”

Hybrid Learning: Preparing Students for the Post-Pandemic Future Workplace

By Dr Joachim Timlon, Assistant Professor in Strategy and International Business Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham Hybrid learning (also known as blended learning) is now fast becoming an essential part of the learning strategy at many British universities. Hybrid learning is a method of teaching that integrates digital technology with traditional … Continue reading “Hybrid Learning: Preparing Students for the Post-Pandemic Future Workplace”

Looking ahead: The Future Business District Study and the Future of the Office

By Hannes Read, Policy and Data Analyst City-REDI, University of Birmingham The Future Business District Study Since the Covid-19 pandemic, many people and businesses have been required to work from home rather than the office. The sudden shift away from working in the office has significantly impacted the Business, Professional & Financial Services (BPFS) sector. … Continue reading “Looking ahead: The Future Business District Study and the Future of the Office”

Retail in a Post COVID World: Reflections and Future Directions

By Dr. Sarah Montano, Senior Lecturer in Marketing  Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham This article has been produced as part of research for a joint ESRC Festival of Social Science event which will be held as a panel discussion at 1:30-2:30pm on Friday 13th November 2020. You can register for the event at the Eventbrite page. Do … Continue reading “Retail in a Post COVID World: Reflections and Future Directions”

The Walt Disney Company: From 1920 to today’s spotlight on progressiveness

By Dr Juliet E. Kele, Research Fellow in HRM Department of Management and Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham It is indisputable that, since its humble beginnings in the 1920s, The Walt Disney Company has become one of the most influential businesses and largest media conglomerates in the entertainment world. The … Continue reading “The Walt Disney Company: From 1920 to today’s spotlight on progressiveness”