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Glittering penguins: the power of the Christmas ad to win over (and lose) customers

Glittering penguins: the power of the Christmas ad to win over (and lose) customers
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As well as the tell-tale signs of decorations going up, the rolling out of Christmas advertisements has become a key moment for getting us all in the seasonal mood. And the competition to capture the festive spirit – and the customers that come with it – is fierce.
Date:
11/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

LEPs, Growth and Minority Business

Description
It's likely that Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will remain intact regardless of which political party (or parties) prevails at the next General Election in May 2015. The jury's out on the extent to which LEPs have delivered on their remit to drive growth and create jobs.
Date:
11/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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IRiS Roundtable series - Intersectionality and superdiversity: What's the difference?

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IRiS Roundtable series - Intersectionality and superdiversity: What's the difference?
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Superdiversity Birmingham Fellowships available at IRiS

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IRiS invite applications to the newly launched Birmingham Fellowships programme from individuals interested in undertaking conceptual work around the notion of superdiversity.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Focus on exams 'hinders development of character' in British school children

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Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi
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A project team at the School of Education, has recently been awarded approximately £500,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) to investigate ways to improve the early childhood curriculum and teaching methods of pre-school carers and to increase the quality of early childhood development and education provision for young children with disabilities in Malawi.
Date:
19/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China
Description
Speaker: Professor John Child, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. This seminar examines the role of large corporations in shaping institutional development, with particular reference to China. Although institutions are potentially powerful actors in the Chinese business environment, reflecting considerable control by government and Party, there has been scope for non-Chinese corporations to influence the development of their regulations and policies.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Programming the poor for the global market

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Programming the poor for the global market
Description
Speaker: Paul Cammack, Professor of Global Political Economy, City University of Hong Kong.
Date:
26/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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