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Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

MPs launch sustainability commission in parliament

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On Tuesday 9 September launched the Sustainability Commission with Professor Brammer providing an overview of what the Commissioners are looking to achieve; and Adam Elman, Global Head of Delivery: Plan A at Marks & Spencer, speaking about Marks & Spencer's approach to sustainability envisaged through its Plan A 2020 commitments.
Date:
17/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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News from School of Social PolicyRss FeedAtom Feed

Grassroots civil society at crossroads

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A new paper co-written by Jenny Phillimore with IRiS and TSRC colleagues, explores how very small scale 'grassroots', that is self-organised civil society action, including that undertaken by minority and new migrant groups, contributes to society at local level.
Date:
03/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Community research within a social constructionist epistemology' : New article from IRiS

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A new article by Jenny Phillimore, co-written with colleagues at the University of Victoria, Melbourne, explores the way that a social constructionist framework can lend itself to undertaking policy relevant research.
Date:
03/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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New Head of College of Social Sciences announced

New Head of College of Social Sciences announced
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Saul Becker to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences. Saul will join us in August 2014.
Date:
05/08/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Doctoral researchers from School of Education finalists in Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

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Beverley Maynard and Jesvir Mahil from the School of Education were finalists in this year's Birmingham Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
Date:
31/07/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Blog: Devo max - what it is and why it won't happen

Blog: Devo max - what it is and why it won't happen
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Written by Chris Game. Devo Max – it sounds like a 99% efficient toilet cleaner, or a dodgy West Country car dealer, but either way I visualise its initials in upper case. And that's its problem. It's undoubtedly the 'must use' expression of the month. It's not complicated, like 'full fiscal autonomy' or the Barnett formula, so anyone feels able to drop it authoritatively into even casual conversation. And everyone has their own idea of what it is.
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014
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The postgraduate open day gives you the opportunity to talk to our experts and find out more about the wide portfolio of taught and research opportunities available to you at the University of Birmingham. Whatever stage you are at with your career, a visit to the open day will clarify your options and help you plan your next step.
Date:
23/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
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