In The Conversation

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

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

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

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

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

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

A fourth industrial revolution is powering the rise of smart manufacturing

A fourth industrial revolution is powering the rise of smart manufacturing
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Lisa De Propris in the Conversation: A wave of technological innovation has started to fundamentally alter how we make stuff. It signals an era of huge change.
Date:
21/06/2016
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