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Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes

Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes
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In the wake of the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Amy Fraher examines the worrying trend in which many airlines are cutting costs by employing less experienced pilots in order to remain competitive.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you
Description
Professor Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing considers the latest shopping basket of goods used to measure UK inflation and what it does - or doesn't - say about the changes in consumer tastes.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Phronesis and the Medical Community

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Dr Mervyn Conroy discusses the Phronesis and the Medical Community project which will explore the ethical dimension of good decision making in the context of medical leadership in order to improve patient care and experience.
Date:
02/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Lord Carter's Report on NHS procurement: it's déjà vu all over again…

Description
A viewpoint by Dr Joe Sanderson, Head of the Department of Procurement and Operations Management, Birmingham Business School
Date:
24/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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School of Education moves up QS World Rankings

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The School of Education at the University of Birmingham is now ranked 27th in the world and 4th in Europe and the UK in the QS World Ranking list 2015.
Date:
05/05/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

'Children's Lives' project is case study on public engagement site

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The Children's Lives project, led by Professor Ian Grosvenor, has been added as a case study to the National co-ordinating centre for public engagement (NCCPE) website. The NCCPE supports universities to increase the quality and impact of their public engagement activities.
Date:
01/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission
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Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
24/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?
Description
Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. Last week I was in Panama City to deliver the inaugural address at the 2nd Latin American seminar on good practices in municipal management. My topic was the challenges of sub-national governance in the region, after thirty years during which local political democracy has gradually become the norm, accompanied by a growing share of fiscal revenue devolved to local government.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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