Highlights from the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference 2016

Following the launch of their annual report at the House of Lords in September 2016, Deans and directors from UK business schools were brought back together this week to host the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ largest ever Annual Conference. Here, City-REDI’s Prof. Simon Collinson – Director of City-REDI and Chair of the Chartered Association … Continue reading “Highlights from the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference 2016”

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Birmingham and the “Phoney” Brexit Negotiations: A Divided City

With ongoing negotiations over triggering Article 50, City-REDI’s Prof. John Bryson – using Birmingham as a case study – reflects on a divided Brexit Britain. This piece was written for LBC – Britain’s leading commercial news talk station – following their commissioning of a YouGov poll to gain insight into voter attitudes in the months since … Continue reading “Birmingham and the “Phoney” Brexit Negotiations: A Divided City”

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From Rabbits to Ubers: What the ‘new’ gig economy means for employment, education and politics?

Here, City-REDI’s Prof. John Bryson discusses what the ‘new’ gig economy means for employment, education and politics. A new term – the ‘gig economy’ – has emerged in the US that is part of an old process that is central to the operation of capitalist economies.  The gig economy reflects the on-going adaptation of work and … Continue reading “From Rabbits to Ubers: What the ‘new’ gig economy means for employment, education and politics?”

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House of Commons Public Accounts Committee – West Midlands Devolution

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee held their event – ‘West Midlands Devolution’ – in Wolverhampton last month in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority to discuss what devolution means for the West Midlands. City-REDI’s Charlotte Hoole was there to join in the debate. Devolution forums are cropping up all around the city, offering … Continue reading “House of Commons Public Accounts Committee – West Midlands Devolution”

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Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and City REDI Birmingham Economic Review 2016 Launch Event

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, in conjunction with City-REDI, launched their 2016 Economic Review of Birmingham on 1st November. Here City-REDI’s Catherine Harris provides a summary of the event. GBCC Chief Executive Paul Faulkner provided a welcome to the event which focussed on the three parts of the report. 1) The Structure and Geography … Continue reading “Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and City REDI Birmingham Economic Review 2016 Launch Event”

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Research into ethnic diversity, firm performance and cities

A growing literature examines how ethnic diversity influences economic outcomes in cities and inside firms. However, firm–city interactions remain more or less unexplored. A recent paper published by City REDI’s Max Nathan provides new insights into the links between ethnic diversity and firm performance within different urban environments. The paper – published in Environment and Planning … Continue reading “Research into ethnic diversity, firm performance and cities”

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Devolution with a small d – Reflections on our Conservative Party fringe event

Our event in Birmingham was a much more subdued affair than the previous one in Liverpool for the Labour party conference. Chaired again by Dr Adam Marshall (Acting Director General at the British Chamber of Commerce) he opened with a show of hands from the audience, asking if they supported the move to mayors and … Continue reading “Devolution with a small d – Reflections on our Conservative Party fringe event”

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Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies

The Chartered Association of Business Schools launched its national report – ‘Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies’ – at the House of Lords in September. The report examines the far reaching contributions business schools make to local and regional economies. Here City-REDI shares some key reflections from the event. Lord Karan Bilimoria – … Continue reading “Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies”

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Devolution – it’s what we make of it: coins and piggy banks

Inside Government held their event – ‘The next steps for devolution: Delivering growth across the Midlands’ – in Birmingham on 19th October 2016. City-REDI’s Professor Simon Collinson was there chairing the event along with Tasos Kitsos who has shared his reflections from the day. A lot of very interesting speakers and a vibrant list of … Continue reading “Devolution – it’s what we make of it: coins and piggy banks”

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Resolution Foundation city event – ‘Living standards across the West Midlands Metro Area’

City-REDI is pleased to announce the Living standards across the West Midlands Metro Area event, organised and delivered by the Resolution Foundation. The event will be held from 08.00am-10.00am on Monday 12 December 2016 at Birmingham Library. This event comes as part of the Resolution Foundation’s major new investigation into living standards in our cities. … Continue reading “Resolution Foundation city event – ‘Living standards across the West Midlands Metro Area’”

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