Dr James Blackmore-Wright, Birmingham Business School Last week saw Jeff Bezos step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer at Amazon after 27 years of growth, change and success at the world’s most influential retailer. As he moves into the background (though it is doubtful he will be taking a back seat) as Executive … Continue reading “Legacies are complicated things”
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“The Game’s Gone”: Where is Football Going and Where Should it Go?
By Hannes Read, Policy and Data Analyst, City-REDI Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham “The Game’s Gone, Jeff!” Those three words can describe pretty much anything new and controversial in football. The phrase can sometimes refer to trivial matters but, with the announcement of the European Super League, the principles of the game of football … Continue reading ““The Game’s Gone”: Where is Football Going and Where Should it Go?”
Barriers of banking and the cashless society
By Dr Ann-Christine Frandsen, Reader in Accounting Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. The use of a cash machine is not just a matter of finding one it is also about having access to a bank account. In 2015 the Financial Inclusion Commission stated that almost 2 million adults in the UK had no bank … Continue reading “Barriers of banking and the cashless society”
‘Groupthink’ and the Media/Political response to the “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber” advert.
By Professor John Bryson Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham On 14 October, I had a feature published in The Conversation on the HM Government Cyber First advert that depicted a female ballet dancer under the strapline: “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber, (she just doesn’t know it yet)”. My piece … Continue reading “‘Groupthink’ and the Media/Political response to the “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber” advert.”
Grasping the Brexit Nettle; Resilient Businesses doing it for themselves
By Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham A deal or no-deal Brexit continues to dominate the headlines; however, what impact is the uncertainty of how we leave the EU having on businesses. There are still many unanswered questions particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), whose resilience … Continue reading “Grasping the Brexit Nettle; Resilient Businesses doing it for themselves”
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?”