In The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Academics from all over the world contribute to discussion on The Conversation, including those here at Birmingham Business School.

Here you will find the articles contributed by our academics from across all four departments that make up the Business School.

Is the game up for Theresa May? What leadership theory tells us about her chances of survival

Is the game up for Theresa May? What leadership theory tells us about her chances of survival
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Leading isn't all about charisma, but when you're not seen as competent either, you're in big trouble.
Date:
25/06/2017

Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives' election slogan

Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives' election slogan
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Why is the PM constantly repeating this phrase and what impact is it really having on her campaign?
Date:
04/05/2017

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

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

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

Struggling to stay healthy in 2017? Bad marketing could be to blame

Struggling to stay healthy in 2017? Bad marketing could be to blame
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Isabelle Szmigin in the Conversation: New research shows how marketers get away with making their food look and sound healthier than it really is.
Date:
15/01/2017

Why British Airways cabin crew are striking

Why British Airways cabin crew are striking
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Geraint Harvey in the Conversation: Despite performing the same job, one of BA's three cabin crew fleets earns far less than their colleagues.
Date:
09/01/2017

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
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