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Birmingham 'enterprise belt' research is creating 96,000 jobs

Birmingham 'enterprise belt' research is creating 96,000 jobs
Description
A recent impact case study by Professor John Bryson has been published on the ESRC website. The study focuses on an 'enterprise belt' surrounding Greater Birmingham that is helping to create 96,000 new jobs that will add £14 billion to the economy.
Date:
29/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Launch of the Centre for Tax Governance

Launch of the Centre for Tax Governance
Description
The Centre for Tax Governance (CETAG), part of the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster, was launched on the 16th June by Professor Penelope Tuck (Department of Accounting, BBS). The CETAG is funded by the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster and CETAG's scope is to combine researchers from accounting and management, law and social policy and focus broadly on accountability and governance of taxation.
Date:
26/06/2015
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Networking Event Sparks Ideas for new Collaborations

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group held a successful first ideas and networking lunch on 9th June. The report from the event will outline how actions identified in the three workshops can be taken forward in the new work programme.
Date:
18/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How language differences are bridged in public-space social interactions

Description
Susanne Wessendorf explains how language differences are skilfully bridged in public-space social interactions, for example at markets or in shops
Date:
17/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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School of Education PhD Studentships

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The School of Education to fund two PhD studentships to Home/EU students
Date:
15/05/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

John Ryan discusses Year 6 SATs on Midlands Today

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John Ryan, interviewed by Midlands Today for a feature on Year 6 SAT tests
Date:
13/05/2015
Categories:
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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