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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

In for a penny: how Poundland conquered British high streets

In for a penny: how Poundland conquered British high streets
Description
Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin looks into the reasons behind the continuing success of the high street discount giant.
Date:
23/06/2015
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Russell Mannion is presenting a keynote presentation on Hospital Board Governance of Patient Safety at an international health conference

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Professor Russell Mannion is a keynote speaker at an international conference hosted by St Hugh's College, Oxford
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Micro-enterprise: small enough to care?

Description
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
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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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