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Dr Scott Taylor comments on the inequities that still hold sway in the boardroom: University Challenge and a lesson on quotas for British business

Dr Scott Taylor comments on the inequities that still hold sway in the boardroom: University Challenge and a lesson on quotas for British business
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Using the disparity between male and female team members in University Challenge to highlight the ongoing inequities at the top end of British business, Dr Scott Taylor asks if the introduction of a quota system may be the answer.
Date:
14/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Birmingham Business School placed 17 out of 101 schools for Research excellence

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Birmingham Business School has been placed 17 out of 101 business schools in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, according to the ABS
Date:
23/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Dr Judith Smith appointed as new Director of Health Services Management Centre

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The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Judith Smith as the new Director of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), succeeding Professor Jon Glasby.
Date:
16/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Birmingham celebrates HSJ rising star!

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Birmingham's Jacob Matthews has been identified as an NHS 'rising star' by the Health Service Journal.
Date:
14/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Dr Penny Lacey

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It is with great sorrow that we have to announce that Dr Penny Lacey passed away peacefully on Monday 12 January 2015. We will remember her as a colleague who was admired by both her students and the community for the contributions that she made to the field through her teaching and research.
Date:
19/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

'What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education' MOOC attracts huge interest

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The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues' Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), 'What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education' has attracted a huge amount of interest ahead of its launch, reflecting the growing interest in character education.
Date:
15/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Oil crisis: can short-term pain lead to economic gain for Russia?

Oil crisis: can short-term pain lead to economic gain for Russia?
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The recent crash in oil prices is causing much anxiety in oil-producing states. From Iran to Venezuela, many have come to rely on elevated oil prices to fuel economic growth and support government spending.
Date:
23/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Shuffling the decks: quick fixes versus long-term stability

Blog: Shuffling the decks: quick fixes versus long-term stability
Description
Development Progress Blog. Ahead of the launch of our case studies on security progress in Liberia and Timor-Leste, Suda Perera writes on the risk that 'quick fixes' to violent conflict pose to development in the long-term. Taking the example of the Democratic Republic of Congo, she outlines the pitfalls of empowering warring parties and the challenging reality that good elections do not necessarily result in good democracy.
Date:
23/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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