The ripple effect from the UK retail crisis: this is just the beginning

By Dr Amir Qamar and Dr Emma Gardner Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham The last year has proven to be challenging for the retail industry, with numerous firms either facing difficulties, closing stores, or retreating from the market entirely. Although such sectoral difficulties are not new, they were exacerbated by a … Continue reading “The ripple effect from the UK retail crisis: this is just the beginning”

Our impact on the local economy

By Dr Amir Qamar, Research Associate within City-REDI, and Dr Chloe Billing, Research Fellow at City-REDI Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham UoB is certainly responsible for teaching and generating future leaders, but we should not forget that UoB plays an important part in shaping the economy within the West Midlands. Birmingham was recently ranked … Continue reading “Our impact on the local economy”

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?”