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.

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

What will happen to Britain's finances if it leaves the EU?

What will happen to Britain's finances if it leaves the EU?
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John Fender in the Conversation: An 'emergency budget' may not be necessary but that doesn't mean the UK will be awash with cash saved from its EU budget contributions.
Date:
20/06/2016

How a John Lewis style co-op could save the Port Talbot steelworks

How a John Lewis style co-op could save the Port Talbot steelworks
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: John Lewis shows how co-ops can be an exemplar of good business – both financially and for their customers and employees.
Date:
13/05/2016
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