The rise and rise of craft business – the craft takeover?

By Dr Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies Department of Management, University of Birmingham Image courtesy of Rob Evans/With Love project that’s the future of craft – the people yet to come, who will maintain the making skills, whether the object is called ‘craft’ or not. Craft beer, craft coffee, craft bicycles, craft … Continue reading “The rise and rise of craft business – the craft takeover?”

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And the Award Goes to …. The Inclusion Rider

By Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development Department of Management, University of Birmingham inclusion is much more than simply increasing racial, national, gender or class representation, [and] recruiting and retaining more people from traditionally under-represented identity groups. So what is the inclusion rider? Frances McDormand’s final words at the Oscars this year “I … Continue reading “And the Award Goes to …. The Inclusion Rider”

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Black Panther, More Than Just a Superhero Movie

By Dr Finola Kerrigan, Reader in Marketing and Consumption Department of Marketing, University of Birmingham Going forward, as the story of the Black Panther and the people of Wakanda develops it will be interesting to see how the balance between, defending borders and reaching out to help others plays out, as this concern mirrors contemporary … Continue reading “Black Panther, More Than Just a Superhero Movie”

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Finding solutions to domestic violence

By Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Reader in Economics Department of Economics, University of Birmingham Domestic violence is a pervasive global problem. WHO estimates that it affects nearly a third of women. Violence against women and children, particularly intimate partner violence (IPV), child abuse, female genital mutilation and “honour crimes” in addition to the devastating effect it has … Continue reading “Finding solutions to domestic violence”

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The Age of the ‘Olderpreneur’

By Dr. Catherine Harris, Senior Research Fellow, City-REDI  ‘Entrepreneur’ is usually a term people associate with the stereotypical twenty-something university graduate starting a business from their bedroom. However, in recent years it appears that the fastest-growing segment of entrepreneurs are people aged 50 and over, referred to as ‘seniorpreneurs’ or ‘olderpreneurs’. The number of businesses run … Continue reading “The Age of the ‘Olderpreneur’”

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What will your life be like in older age? Further rationale for an education and skills based industrial strategy

By Holly Birkett (Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour), Fiona Carmichael (Professor of Labour Economics) and Jo Duberley (Professor of Organisational Studies) People’s lives in older age vary as much as they do at any other time of their lives. This variation is partly dependent on the path your earlier life course followed. This conclusion is based … Continue reading “What will your life be like in older age? Further rationale for an education and skills based industrial strategy”

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Growing and Aligning Demand and Supply of Skills for Inclusive Growth

For inclusive growth there is a need for policy action on both the demand side and the supply side – the objective is more and better jobs. By Anne Green, Professor of Regional Economic Development at the University of Birmingham A key challenge for the UK and its regions and cities is low productivity vis-à-vis … Continue reading “Growing and Aligning Demand and Supply of Skills for Inclusive Growth”

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How Consumer Behaviour Is Driving Innovation in the UK Food Sector: Five Lessons from the Food Industry

By Professor Ganna Pogrebna (Professor of Economics, University of Birmingham) Ian Noble (Senior Research, Development and Quality Director, Mondelez International) Rimi Obra-Ratwatte (Principal Scientist, Global Nutrition, Mondelez International) The year 2017 marks a new chapter in the development of the UK Industrial Strategy, which will address a number of local challenges such as Brexit and growing political … Continue reading “How Consumer Behaviour Is Driving Innovation in the UK Food Sector: Five Lessons from the Food Industry”

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The Industrial Strategy, responsible business and embedding new energy solutions for Clean Growth

“There is a growing consensus that our use and abuse of energy must change. Resolving runaway climate change predictions and encouraging clean growth for all is the most urgent challenge for our generation.” By Professor Ian Thomson, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business and Marc Stone, Energy Systems Catapult Energy, and its clean and sustainable … Continue reading “The Industrial Strategy, responsible business and embedding new energy solutions for Clean Growth”

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