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Birmingham Business School hosts Midlands Regional Doctoral Colloquium

Birmingham Business School hosts Midlands Regional Doctoral Colloquium
Description
Bringing together seventy six participants from the Business Schools of Birmingham, Aston, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick, the Midlands Regional Doctoral Colloquium offered an opportunity for doctoral students to present their work in front of their peers as well as an opportunity to be a part of a wider research community within the Midlands.
Date:
24/06/2015

Did you know you signed up for a free trial? Isabelle Szmigin appears on BBC's Watchdog to comment on the transparency of Amazon's 'Prime' option

Did you know you signed up for a free trial? Isabelle Szmigin appears on BBC's Watchdog to comment on the transparency of Amazon's 'Prime' option
Description
Are Amazon misleading their customers with the online placement of their premium 'Prime' option? Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin examines the Amazon website on Watchdog to find out (segment begins at 18 minutes).
Date:
24/06/2015
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Micro-enterprise: small enough to care?

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The study found that micro-enterprises can deliver more personalised, innovative and valued support for a similar or lower cost than larger providers. These benefits seem to be based on the micro-enterprises having greater continuity of staff, greater staff autonomy and greater accessibility of managers compared to larger organisations.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Networking Event Sparks Ideas for new Collaborations

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group held a successful first ideas and networking lunch on 9th June. The report from the event will outline how actions identified in the three workshops can be taken forward in the new work programme.
Date:
18/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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School of Education student wins Critical Writing Prize

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The winning entry for the Critical Writing Prize 2015 has been won by Rebecca Green from the School of Education. Rebecca is a post-graduate student in primary education.
Date:
11/05/2015

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars
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Students from 64 schools in the Midlands region marked themselves as Science and Engineering stars of the future at the prestigious Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event at Cranmore Park on Thursday 30 April 2015. The event featured keynote speaker, Lord Digby Jones, Midlands business and politics figure.
Date:
07/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students, Teaching
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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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