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?”

#MeToo and the male fantasy fashion robot

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham On the one hand, digital supermodels would remove the physical and emotional exploitation experienced by many models. On the other hand, employment opportunities for those wanting to enter fashion modelling would be destroyed The #MeToo movement has led … Continue reading “#MeToo and the male fantasy fashion robot”

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”