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Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

MPs launch sustainability commission in parliament

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On Tuesday 9 September launched the Sustainability Commission with Professor Brammer providing an overview of what the Commissioners are looking to achieve; and Adam Elman, Global Head of Delivery: Plan A at Marks & Spencer, speaking about Marks & Spencer's approach to sustainability envisaged through its Plan A 2020 commitments.
Date:
17/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Read the latest briefing papers from CHASM

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Read the latest Briefing Papers from the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).
Date:
20/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Event: Varieties of religious superdiversity

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All are invited to attend a workshop exploring current research on religious diversity in the UK.
Date:
20/10/2014
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Dr Nicola Rollock takes part in an Academic Collaboration Visit to the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Dr Nicola Rollock visits the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA to meet and work with faculty and graduate students interested in issues of race and social justice in education
Date:
22/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Acer members speak at ITASD Conference

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Four members of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) spoke about their research at the ITASD Conference at the Institute Pasteur in Paris.
Date:
22/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Undergraduate Open Day - Saturday 18 October 2014

Undergraduate Open Day - Saturday 18 October 2014
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Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
Date:
07/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

Blog: Buying local votes? Campaign spending effects in Belgian local elections

Blog: Buying local votes? Campaign spending effects in Belgian local elections
Description
Written by Gert-Jan Put, Bart Maddens and Jef Smulders. In democratic countries worldwide, elections are being organized on an increasingly larger scale. This makes it more challenging for political parties and candidates to communicate with voters and reach their target groups. Alternatively, they resort to mass media and costly electoral campaigns, for which parties and candidates are often prepared to spend exorbitant amounts of money.
Date:
06/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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