Peaky Blinders: a gritty brand for Birmingham?

By Jemma Saunders, Department of Film and Creative Writing, and Professor Finola Kerrigan, Department of Marketing University of Birmingham “As the fifth series commences, it seems Birmingham can only continue to capitalise on the uniquely Peaky brand that mythologises an era of the city’s history.” In 2013, Tommy Shelby and the Peaky Blinders burst onto … Continue reading “Peaky Blinders: a gritty brand for Birmingham?”

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”

How I made my sustainable business a success

By Carly Trisk-Grove BEng Manufacturing Engineering, Business and French alumnus After graduating with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Business and French at the University of Birmingham, I soon joined Ernst & Young (E&Y) in their entrepreneurial team, and was shortly after offered a position within their global expansion team. I spent three years with E&Y … Continue reading “How I made my sustainable business a success”

Visible vs Invisible Policing: How do we reduce criminality?

By Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay Professor of Economics Director of Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing Rhetoric and soundbites from politicians are par for the course, so we should not be surprised to hear the new Home Secretary, Priti Patel’s, comment that she wants “criminals to literally feel terror” at the thought of committing offences. The … Continue reading “Visible vs Invisible Policing: How do we reduce criminality?”

The evolution of chocolate in Britain

By Dr Sarah Montano Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Birmingham Business School With World Chocolate Day upon us, it is timely to reflect on quite why as a nation we like chocolate quite so much and how our purchasing habits have changed since its discovery. The UK is one of the top five nations, in the … Continue reading “The evolution of chocolate in Britain”

How neoliberal governance can promote responsible business and inclusive growth

By Dr Hakeem Bakare, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow  ASAP-East Africa Project, Birmingham Business School Neoliberal policies have become a major socio-economic development instrument across the world in recent times. The implementation of neoliberal policies in the Nigerian cement industry in the late 1990s transformed the sector not just so it was viable, but also a major … Continue reading “How neoliberal governance can promote responsible business and inclusive growth”

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

By Professor Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, and Joel Blake, founder MD of cultiv8solutions.com Kiran Trehan on becoming a leader Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? With TV reality shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders, we need to ask … Continue reading “Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?”

Should Amazon give back in the face of changing consumer demand?

By Dr Sarah Montano Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Birmingham Business School Amazon are reportedly opening a series of pop up shops in 10 UK town centres offering a range of products and a click and collect service, in the form of Amazon lockers. There is some concern about Amazon moving to the high street after … Continue reading “Should Amazon give back in the face of changing consumer demand?”

Who cooks the leader’s dinner? And why is it important?

By Dr Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organisation Studies The Department of Management, Birmingham Business School Who does the majority of the work required to keep your household running smoothly? The cooking, cleaning, ferrying people around, looking after children – the sort of thing that, if it stops happening, makes everyone’s lives a little … Continue reading “Who cooks the leader’s dinner? And why is it important?”

Why you should study a Business degree – the path to Big Tech

By Sunbir Alam, Microsoft Corporation and Business School alumnus BSc Business Management, Birmingham Business School Should I go to business school? It’s a question for many students choosing their degree, as well as professionals at some point in their career. Choosing a degree subject and pursuing graduate education are major commitments and should not be … Continue reading “Why you should study a Business degree – the path to Big Tech”