News from Birmingham Business School

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the Business School and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with.

IN THE CONVERSATION

US Navy collisions point to the risks of automation on sea, air and land

US Navy collisions point to the risks of automation on sea, air and land
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Amy Fraher in The Conversation: Self-driving cars and drones have some lessons to learn from the experience of ships and planes in switching to autopilot.
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IN THE BUSINESS SCHOOL BLOG

UK Pension liberalisation: freedom and choice or risk and insecurity?

UK Pension liberalisation: freedom and choice or risk and insecurity?
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To mark Pension Awareness Day, guest blogger and Lecturer Social Policy Louise Overton offers her take on pension provision in the UK.
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LATEST NEWS FROM BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOL

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Inaugural lecture sustains Professor's accounting research

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The College of Social Sciences were delighted to host the inaugural lecture of Professor Ian Thomson, Professor of Accounting and Sustainability at Birmingham Business School.
Date:
02/05/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Autonomy in the workplace has positive effects on well-being and job satisfaction, study finds

Autonomy in the workplace has positive effects on well-being and job satisfaction, study finds
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New research into workplace culture has found that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction.
Date:
25/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham leads Brexit impact research projects

Birmingham leads Brexit impact research projects
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham will lead a series of three studies into the potential impact of Brexit on people in the UK, including children growing up in 'mixed-nationality' families.
Date:
19/04/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Corporate Services, International, Research

Punked? How an upstart brewing company sold up and sold out

Punked? How an upstart brewing company sold up and sold out
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Independent brewer joins the long list of small counter-culture firms that sold us revolution and walked away wealthy.
Date:
14/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Martial arts training for airline staff is a new low for the budget flights industry

Martial arts training for airline staff is a new low for the budget flights industry
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Geraint Harvey in the Conversation: By responding to passenger violence by training staff, airline management fail to address fundamental issues with their low cost profit model.
Date:
04/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Accreditation recognises Birmingham's commitment to social responsibility

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Birmingham Business School has been awarded Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) accreditation, a global movement to generate positive change by embedding universal values of social responsibility and sustainability into the academic institution.
Date:
01/03/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham Business School to host The Chartered Association of Business Schools Annual Research Conference

Birmingham Business School to host The Chartered Association of Business Schools Annual Research Conference
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The conference will bring together business schools, interdisciplinary collaborators, research funders and policymakers and will tackle the important issues around funding, interdisciplinarity, research impact and the REF.
Date:
20/02/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Waitrose banks on its middle-class base as supermarkets brace for tough times

Waitrose banks on its middle-class base as supermarkets brace for tough times
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Isabelle Szmigin in the Conversation: The upmarket store is reining in expansion but doubling down on value-added for its core clients.
Date:
10/02/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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