Research Podcasts

Listen to Birmingham Business School academics and guest speakers discuss their research papers and deliver lectures in our downloadable podcast series.

Consumption and funeral arranging: Isabelle Szmigin on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed

Isabelle Szmigin, Professor of Marketing at Birmingham Business School expands on her co-authored work 'Sociological Ambivalence and Funeral Consumption' on BBC Radio 4 programme Thinking Allowed.

Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecture 2015: Post Crisis Regulation: What Has Been Achieved and What Remains To Be Done?

Professor David Llewellyn (Chairman, Board of the Banking Stakeholder Group, European Banking Authority)

One of the most serious banking crises ever has been followed by the biggest-ever change in the regulatory regime in terms of strategy, structure, coverage, and detailed rules. David Llewellyn reviews the nature of the regulatory response to the crisis both in terms of attempts to lower the probability of bank failures and minimise the costs of those bank failures that do occur.  

"Ideological Dissent in Downsian Politics"
Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay of the Department of Economics talks about how his research that looks at factors that play apart in politics, voting and the government.


"Responsible Retailing"
Dr Pamela Robinson

Dr Robinson discusses the core area of her research; "Responsible Retailing", and gives an insight into her work, which includes a trip to the Amazon rainforest to look at sustainability and global value chains.

"Sharing photographs on Facebook could damage relationships"
Dr David Houghton

Sharing photographs on Facebook could damage relationships with friends, family and colleagues and the quantity and subject matter of the pictures have an impact on the level of support and intimacy within relationships. Read the report in full.

"National and foreign ownership"
Professor Simon Collinson

Dean of Birmingham Business School, Professor Simon Collinson discusses national and foreign ownership for 'Your Network', Birmingham Business School’s annual alumni magazine.

"UK horsemeat scandal and the challenges of global supply chains"
Dr Pamela Robinson

Dr Pamela Robinson gives her expert views on the recent UK horsemeat scandal and the challenges of global supply chains for 'Your Network', Birmingham Business School’s annual alumni magazine.

"Leadership and enterprise development"
Professor Kiran Trehan

Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, Kiran Trehan, discusses the role mentoring can play in developing small and medium sized enterprises.