Ted Baker: trying it on?

By Dr Juliet E. Kele, Research Fellow in HRM Department of Management and Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham Since the news first broke of the misconduct allegations against Ray Kelvin, founder and CEO of fashion chain Ted Baker, in December 2018, the company’s shares have continued to fall. A workplace … Continue reading “Ted Baker: trying it on?”

The Spice Girls and Comic Relief: from ‘girl power’ to ‘sweatshop scandal’

By Dr Charika Channuntapipat, Lecturer in Accounting Department of Accounting, University of Birmingham To the delight of many, the Spice Girls have announced a reunion tour starting in June this year. A group that has long stood for gender equality and female empowerment, the band have been credited with sparking the fourth wave of feminism … Continue reading “The Spice Girls and Comic Relief: from ‘girl power’ to ‘sweatshop scandal’”

Why inclusivity matters

Dr Holly Birkett and Professor Jo Duberley write for Birmingham Business Blog, in aid of National Inclusion Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of inclusion. Diversity and inclusion at work are increasingly seen as both morally and economically desirable. But what do diversity and inclusion look like? Common definitions … Continue reading “Why inclusivity matters”

Why all the fuss? It’s about time, lord

“Twitter claimed that ‘a woman can’t be a Doctor’ and ‘it is not Nurse Who, but Doctor Who’” By Finola Kerrigan, Reader in Marketing and Consumption at Birmingham Business School Doctor Who fans waited with great excitement to find out who the thirteenth Doctor would be.  This long running, rebooted series has an inbuilt mechanism to … Continue reading “Why all the fuss? It’s about time, lord”

Five good reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day where you work

By Dr Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies at Birmingham Business School Have you noticed any changes to the gender balance at work? Or the gender dynamics? If you haven’t, you’re probably not paying attention. Feminism is in the midst of a resurgence, that some academics are calling the ‘fourth wave’. This most … Continue reading “Five good reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day where you work”