From regulation to guidance and COVID-19 ‘Freedom Day’

By Professor John Bryson Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham July 2021 will be etched in the UK’s historical consciousness due to exploits with a football. Unfortunately, the memory of this event is of what might have been for the English team, but it is also a memory of great football played … Continue reading “From regulation to guidance and COVID-19 ‘Freedom Day’”

Good Jobs in the Midlands after COVID

Professor Tony Dobbins and Professor Anne Green Birmingham Business School The Midlands’ labour market is among the most heavily impacted by COVID in the UK, as well as being among the most impacted by Brexit, the 2008 financial crisis and austerity. Data shows that availability of good work is heavily concentrated in London and the … Continue reading “Good Jobs in the Midlands after COVID”

The future of housing market in the UK – Predictions for 2021 and beyond

Dr Anandadeep Mandal Department of Finance, University of Birmingham Starting January 2020, with the onset of the pandemic, many experts believed and expressed that the price of owner-occupied properties will be negatively impacted. The reason being house owners’ occupation is a market that is dependent on the economy. During the 2007-09 global financial crisis, the … Continue reading “The future of housing market in the UK – Predictions for 2021 and beyond”

Why the government is morally obliged to help low-income people buy electric vehicles

By Dr Nana Osei Bonsu, Research Fellow Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham Electric vehicles (EVs) have finally come of age. With a 43% rise in global sales last year, analysts forecast 2021 as being the tipping point for the mass adoption of EVs. While in the UK, the government has … Continue reading “Why the government is morally obliged to help low-income people buy electric vehicles”

George Floyd rests, but in peace?

By Nicholas Bailey, Birmingham Business School and Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business When George Floyd walked in to Cup Foods in Minneapolis a year ago he didn’t know he was about to die. Reflecting on May 25th 2020, I remember watching the video, frozen and incredulous and not discovering I was crying until … Continue reading “George Floyd rests, but in peace?”

Climate change, pandemic preparedness, and a public inquiry

By Professor John Bryson Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham COVID-19 has been responsible for many deaths and long-term illnesses. Nevertheless, the UK is already experiencing a much more important national crisis that will change lives and impact on mortality and morbidity rates. This crisis is climate change. The UK must increase … Continue reading “Climate change, pandemic preparedness, and a public inquiry”

Workers’ attitudinal changes and the pandemic

By Dr Eric Shiu, Lecturer in Marketing and Innovation Management Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham It is beyond doubt that the pandemic is a major event to all the people who experienced it because it has had profound effects on many aspects of their life, now and in the long-term future. For example, it … Continue reading “Workers’ attitudinal changes and the pandemic”

Back to the High Street

By Dr. Sarah Montano, Senior Lecturer in Marketing  Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham Throughout the pandemic, retail has been classified into essential and non-essential – and shopping as a leisure activity has been quite restricted since Christmas 2020. In early January 2021, all non-essential retailers once again had to close their doors. After four … Continue reading “Back to the High Street”

Good growth vs parasitic growth for responsible business

By Professor John Bryson Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham Spring, and especially Easter, is a time when growth is on the agenda. It is time for renewal. For companies, it is a time to consider the end of one tax year and the beginning of another. A successful business is defined … Continue reading “Good growth vs parasitic growth for responsible business”

Valuing water in the transition to net-zero emissions

By Dr Nana Osei Bonsu, Research Fellow Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham Tackling climate change via reducing greenhouse gas emissions will take a massive, global transition to cleaner energy technologies, such as electric vehicles, renewables like wind and solar power, and more efficient energy storage. But all of these will … Continue reading “Valuing water in the transition to net-zero emissions”