Bond Women are Forever: feminism and the evolution of gender roles

By Dr Finola Kerrigan, Reader in Marketing and Consumption at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Dr Chloe Preece, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Royal Holloway University of London. Dr Daragh O’ Reilly, Senior Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Sheffield. Typically, when people consider the Bond girls, what springs to mind are scantily … Continue reading “Bond Women are Forever: feminism and the evolution of gender roles”

It’s Christmas – and many people will be going to food banks

By Dr Caroline Moraes, University of Birmingham, Professor Morven G. McEachern, University of Huddersfield, Dr Andrea Gibbons and Dr Lisa Scullion, University of Salford While we might think of Christmas as the season of goodwill in terms of encouraging a few extra donations, real structural change is needed to limit food insecurity in the UK. We need … Continue reading “It’s Christmas – and many people will be going to food banks”

Staying stable in a world of financial uncertainty

By Radman Selmic, Research Fellow Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham  Better education and support to clients who need it, a collective demand for transparency in finance, and improved distribution of information to clients are all needed to enhance the level of financial capability across the UK. In a world that has … Continue reading “Staying stable in a world of financial uncertainty”

Building the foundations of change for a more responsible future in business

By Professor Richard Black, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Head of the College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham It is our aspiration to embed responsible business values at the heart of our activities in order to achieve our civic mission The 2008 financial crisis was – or at least should have been – a wake-up call for us … Continue reading “Building the foundations of change for a more responsible future in business”

Heathrow’s third runway – is it worth it?

By Dr Amir Qamar, Research Associate within City-REDI, Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham Heathrow is operating at 99% capacity. Something has to be done but expansion comes with high costs and risks, as well as hindering the competitive position of other UK airports and regions. With 415 votes to 119, MPs in … Continue reading “Heathrow’s third runway – is it worth it?”

And the Award Goes to …. The Inclusion Rider

By Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development Department of Management, University of Birmingham inclusion is much more than simply increasing racial, national, gender or class representation, [and] recruiting and retaining more people from traditionally under-represented identity groups. So what is the inclusion rider? Frances McDormand’s final words at the Oscars this year “I … Continue reading “And the Award Goes to …. The Inclusion Rider”

Black Panther, More Than Just a Superhero Movie

By Dr Finola Kerrigan, Reader in Marketing and Consumption Department of Marketing, University of Birmingham Going forward, as the story of the Black Panther and the people of Wakanda develops it will be interesting to see how the balance between, defending borders and reaching out to help others plays out, as this concern mirrors contemporary … Continue reading “Black Panther, More Than Just a Superhero Movie”

Finding solutions to domestic violence

By Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Reader in Economics Department of Economics, University of Birmingham Domestic violence is a pervasive global problem. WHO estimates that it affects nearly a third of women. Violence against women and children, particularly intimate partner violence (IPV), child abuse, female genital mutilation and “honour crimes” in addition to the devastating effect it has … Continue reading “Finding solutions to domestic violence”