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The car industry is going to be unrecognisable!

The car industry is going to be unrecognisable!
Description
Mike Wright, Executive Director of Jaguar Land Rover, told an audience of students, academics and businesses that the car industry is changing more fundamentally now than at any time since the early days of its inception.
Date:
25/02/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students

ICAS Bursaries available for BSc Accounting and Finance

ICAS Bursaries available for BSc Accounting and Finance
Description
We are pleased to announce that the ICAS Foundation have allocated a number of bursaries to support students on our BSc Accounting and Finance programme.
Date:
25/02/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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GPs and social workers - friends or foes?

Description
GPs and social workers both act as the gateway to their respective system, and can often work with the same people.
Date:
25/02/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

All eyes on Manchester

All eyes on Manchester
Description
If you live in Birmingham, like I do, you could be forgiven for feeling slightly green-eyed at what is going on in Manchester at the moment.
Date:
25/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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To build children's character, leave self-esteem out of it

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Professor Kristján Kristjánsson discusses the restrictive focus in character education in 'The Conversation'
Date:
17/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

Description
This new book draws on qualitative data from nearly 80 Black Caribbean middle-class parents. The interviews reveal how these parents attempt to navigate their children successfully through the school system, and defend them against low expectations and other manifestations of discrimination
Date:
03/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China
Description
Speaker: Professor John Child, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. This seminar examines the role of large corporations in shaping institutional development, with particular reference to China. Although institutions are potentially powerful actors in the Chinese business environment, reflecting considerable control by government and Party, there has been scope for non-Chinese corporations to influence the development of their regulations and policies.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences

New World Development article by Fiona Nunan

New World Development article by Fiona Nunan
Description
Newly published article in World Development examines how different types of institutions impact on the co-management of fisheries, drawing on research on inland fisheries in East Africa and Malawi.
Date:
26/02/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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