Providing inclusive business support in disadvantaged areas

Ahead of tomorrow’s 21st Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference, the most important event in the calendar for disseminating policy and research on ethnic minority firms, Professor Monder Ram and project partners write for Birmingham Business School Blog on a recent project aimed at supporting entrepreneurs in disadvantaged areas. For the last six months Mosese Dakunivosa … Continue reading “Providing inclusive business support in disadvantaged areas”

Still staying underground? Informal work, small firms and the National Living Wage

“How are small firms actually implementing the National Living Wage (NLW)? Will the NLW and accompanying efforts to boost enforcement shock errant firms into compliance? And what distinguishes compliant from non-complaint firms?” By Monder Ram, Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) Based on research by Monder Ram (Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham), … Continue reading “Still staying underground? Informal work, small firms and the National Living Wage”

Resource orchestration for sustainable entrepreneurship: multiple actors’ perspective

To celebrate Responsible Business Week we will be posting a series of blogs on this topic. In this post, Senior Lecturer Dr. Natalia Vershinina and Research Fellow Dr. Vivek Soundararajan tackle sustainable entrepreneurship. We are living in the age, when climate change is accelerated by collective human activity, which includes irresponsible business activity. We seem to think that … Continue reading “Resource orchestration for sustainable entrepreneurship: multiple actors’ perspective”

Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Some Observations From the Field

To celebrate Responsible Business Week we will be posting a series of blogs on this topic. In this post, Research Fellow in Management Dr. Vivek Soundararajan offers his own perspective on sustainable global supply chains. Midday in South India, the weather is terribly hot (somewhere between 36 and 38 degree Celsius) and the long-drives, undisciplined eating, lack … Continue reading “Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Some Observations From the Field”

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”