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Sorry Jamie Oliver, I'd be surprised if sugar tax helped cut obesity

Sorry Jamie Oliver, I'd be surprised if sugar tax helped cut obesity
Description
Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin in The Conversation: Why Britain's obesity crusader could be heading for disappointment.
Date:
18/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Budget 2016: why growth isn't Osborne's biggest concern right now

Budget 2016: why growth isn't Osborne's biggest concern right now
Description
Professor of Macroeconomics John Fender reflects on the 2016 Budget in The Conversation.
Date:
17/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham Business School leads on Inclusive Finance - a new £1.99m research project

Birmingham Business School leads on Inclusive Finance - a new £1.99m research project
Description
Led by Professor Victor Murinde at the University of Birmingham, a consortium of partners will collaborate on a £1.99 million research project on inclusive finance, funded under the DFID-ESRC Growth Research programme.
Date:
17/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

International collaboration on financial research could change lives in Africa

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are leading work into inclusive finance that could improve people's lives across Africa and other developing countries.
Date:
11/03/2016
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham entrepreneurial expert helps understand impact of Chinese change

Description
A University of Birmingham business expert has launched a major new book which could kick-start research and debate around how talented Chinese professionals and entrepreneurs are returning to help shape the economic future of China and the wider world.
Date:
25/02/2016
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

The Summer After the Floods

The Summer After the Floods
Description
Read the recently-released and prominently featured ESRC policy brief for this research project led by Birmingham Business School's Stephen Brammer, which investigates the drivers of flood preparedness for individuals, businesses and communities.
Date:
24/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Exploring varieties of leadership in urban and regional development: seminar report

Description
View the report of the Regional Studies Association International Research Network Seminar (12 - 13 November 2015), which was organised in association with the Enterprise & Diversity Research Cluster andCity-REDI.
Date:
11/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Behind Barbie's success – the cautious evolution of an iconic doll

Behind Barbie's success – the cautious evolution of an iconic doll
Description
Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin in The Conversation: Despite her age Barbie hasn't matured – a successful formula that has worked for Mattel.
Date:
04/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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