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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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Diversity and Superdiversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives

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Angela Creese and Adrian Blackledge from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, are plenary speakers at the 'Diversity and Superdiversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives' Conference at Georgetown University, USA, 13-15 March 2015.
Date:
26/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

UPWEB recruiting 5 community researchers

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The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham is looking to train and employ up to five community researchers to work on a new research project looking at the ways that residents of Handsworth and Edgbaston access formal and informal health care services.
Date:
26/01/2015
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Dr Nicola Rollock on BBC R4 Woman's Hour

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Dr Nicola Rollock reviewer on 'Listener Week'
Date:
05/12/2014

The Anatomy of the Case Study

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Appearing in May 2015, the 'Anatomy of the Case Study' brings together academic discussion about case study with many examples of how case study can be used by researchers in practice.
Date:
04/12/2014
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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?
Description
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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