Andy’s To-Do List: Challenges for the New WMCA Mayor

Director of City-REDI Simon Collinson examines the obstacles our new Metro Mayor will face and how he can begin to tackle them. By a narrow margin on the second ballot, the people of the West Midlands voted for Andy Street to be the first Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) region. He is … Continue reading “Andy’s To-Do List: Challenges for the New WMCA Mayor”

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”

Authentic brands are responsible brands?

To celebrate Responsible Business Week we will be posting a series of blogs on this topic. In this post, Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin looks into how brands can effectively present themselves in an ever more complex political climate. The last month has seen two major companies attacked for the presentation of their brand values. Cadbury, and by … Continue reading “Authentic brands are responsible brands?”

Everybody was kung-fu fighting

To celebrate Responsible Business Week we will be posting a series of blogs on this topic. In this post, Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations and HRM Dr Geraint Harvey offers an example of businesses acting irresponsibly. Management at Pobeda Airlines, the Russian low fare subsidiary of Aeroflot, has responded to a spate of violent attacks on staff by … Continue reading “Everybody was kung-fu fighting”

What is responsible business in the film industry?

To celebrate Responsible Business Week we will be posting a series of blogs on this topic. In this post, Reader in Marketing and Consumption Dr Finola Kerrigan examines the varying approaches to business ethics in the film industry. I have recently returned from SXSW17, an exciting conference where the worlds of music, film and technology come together … Continue reading “What is responsible business in the film industry?”

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, Lecturer 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 of … Continue reading “Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Some Observations From the Field”

It’s the self not the selfie: Are we heading down a wormhole?

By Dr David Houghton, Lecturer in Marketing at Birmingham Business School A few weeks back I was approached to write this blog piece on the topic of selfie culture, shortly after having appeared on BBC Breakfast discussing a similar topic. My first thoughts were, “what’s interesting about selfies?” I mean, we know from prior research, … Continue reading “It’s the self not the selfie: Are we heading down a wormhole?”

Birmingham Business School hosts CABS Annual Research Conference

By Isabelle Szmigin, Deputy Dean of Birmingham Business School and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer On March 29th academics from Business Schools throughout the UK came together for the Annual Research Conference of the Chartered Association of Business Schools. This year the Birmingham Business School hosted the conference in our new Alan Walters building. Following … Continue reading “Birmingham Business School hosts CABS Annual Research Conference”

How has Brexit affected exchange rates?

By John Fender, Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Birmingham. The UK has experienced a depreciation of about 13% in the value of its currency since the Brexit referendum on the 23rd June last year. The Brexit vote was undoubtedly responsible for most of the decline; if the vote had been to remain the … Continue reading “How has Brexit affected exchange rates?”

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”