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Birmingham Business School hosts Midlands Regional Doctoral Colloquium

Birmingham Business School hosts Midlands Regional Doctoral Colloquium
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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
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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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The power of the professions: do general practice and adult social work teams hold the key to sustainable integrated care?

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HSMC has been leading work in the west midlands to facilitate better working between general practice and adult social care funded by the West Midlands AHSN. Robin Miller, Senior Fellow has published a blog reflecting on the learning to date and suggests cautious grounds for optimism.
Date:
02/07/2015

Commissioning for Better Outcomes: A Route Map

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A prototype framework of standards to support commissioners of adult social care assess the quality of their commissioning has been tested through a peer challenge process in three local authority pilot sites (Haringey, Nottinghamshire and Solihull).
Date:
02/07/2015
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From Gratitude to Service: Engagement, Influence and Impact

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New report out detailing the impact, influence and reach of the Jubilee Centre's work to date.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Experts share best autism practices with India

Experts share best autism practices with India
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On World Autism Awareness Day, UK experts are calling for stronger links with India to develop best autism practices that are relevant to the specific cultural and local needs of the country. A research team from the University of Birmingham, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) are currently visiting schools in Hyderabad, engaging with teachers and parents on how technology can support children with autism in India.
Date:
13/04/2015
Categories:
International, 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?
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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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