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.

We must stop looking at EU migrants as coming from two Europes – the east, and everywhere else

We must stop looking at EU migrants as coming from two Europes – the east, and everywhere else
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Catherine Harris in The Conversation: Six countries account for half of the EU migrants to the UK – but they're not all from eastern Europe.
Date:
21/04/2016

How business is devising new ways to rip off workers

How business is devising new ways to rip off workers
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Senior Lecturer in HRM and Industrial Relations Geraint Harvey with colleagues in The Conversation: Businesses are reducing the UK tax take with a new form of self-employment which harks back to mediaeval England.
Date:
12/04/2016

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
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Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin in The Conversation: Why Britain's obesity crusader could be heading for disappointment.
Date:
18/03/2016

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

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

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

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

Donald Trump: just how good a businessman is he?

Donald Trump: just how good a businessman is he?
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Scott Taylor in The Conversation: The Donald Trump story is one of corporate success – with a little help from family and government.
Date:
02/02/2016

How McDonald's made the golden arches glisten again

How McDonald's made the golden arches glisten again
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Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin states that McDonald's latest results show that our appetite for fast food is as strong as ever – and that the fast food outlet has once again found a way to beat its competition and critics.
Date:
26/01/2016

Lads are alive and well, they're just not buying lads' mags anymore

Lads are alive and well, they're just not buying lads' mags anymore
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Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin suggests that the demise of FHM and Zoo doesn't mean that lad culture is dead; the lads are just going elsewhere for the content.
Date:
23/11/2015
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