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

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles
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John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos in the Conversation: The implications, economic and otherwise, of this massive policy change are only beginning to sink in.
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IN THE BUSINESS SCHOOL BLOG

Still staying underground? Informal work, small firms and the National Living Wage

Still staying underground? Informal work, small firms and the National Living Wage
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"How are small firms actually implementing the National Living Wage (NLW)? Will the NLW and accompanying efforts to boost enforcement shock errant firms into compliance? And what distinguishes compliant from non-complaint firms?" CREME Director Monder Ram in the Business School Blog.
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LATEST NEWS FROM BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOL

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Britain's great meritocracy gap – why businesses must widen their talent pool

Britain's great meritocracy gap – why businesses must widen their talent pool
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Joanne Duberley in the Conversation: Research shows that the way meritocracy is discussed can actually curtail opportunities for social mobility.
Date:
21/10/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Can quotas make gender equality happen in politics? Lessons from business

Can quotas make gender equality happen in politics? Lessons from business
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Are quotas the best way to challenge sexism and discrimination in politics and workplaces?
Date:
27/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham banking report prompts media buzz

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Business school researchers help spark debate on barriers to investment banking roles for less privileged applicants
Date:
14/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What does a rise in the minimum wage mean for the Mexican labour market?

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The idea of a minimum working wage has been a controversial topic within economics for many years. The basic goal of establishing a minimum level of earnings is to ensure that independently of the job performed, all workers can earn a salary that is high enough to satisfy their basic needs.
Date:
25/08/2016
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

What does a rise in the minimum wage mean for the Mexican labour market?

Description
The idea of a minimum working wage has been a controversial topic within economics for many years. The basic goal of establishing a minimum level of earnings is to ensure that independently of the job performed, all workers can earn a salary that is high enough to satisfy their basic needs.
Date:
25/08/2016
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Is it our fault if we eat too many calories?

Is it our fault if we eat too many calories?
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Isabelle Szmigin in the Conversation: It turns out most of us under-report how many calories we consume – but it's not entirely our fault.
Date:
17/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?

How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?
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Catherine Harris in the Conversation: EU workers in the UK are highly employed and concentrated in a few key areas of the economy – posing problems if they are no longer welcome post-Brexit.
Date:
09/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Calling all men! Five ways you can be a feminist at work

Calling all men! Five ways you can be a feminist at work
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Most workplaces still discriminate against women. Here's how men can fight for equality.
Date:
03/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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