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Birmingham Means Business Research Showcase

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The Birmingham Means Business showcase was held to demonstrate how our academic research can help businesses and voluntary organisations in the region take advantage of a booming local economy.
Date:
07/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Reshoring Manufacturing: Energy, Skills & Competitiveness

Description
What does reshoring mean for the West Midlands? Are local challenges hindering the recovery of manufacturing? Representatives of manufacturing companies and academics from MidEx and the Birmingham Business School will participate in a facilitated panel discussion about reshoring manufacturing for the region. The debate is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, which showcases research that benefits local communities.
Date:
04/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Staff satisfaction and organisational performance: evidence from a longitudinal secondary analysis of the NHS staff survey and outcome data

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A team from HSMC and the University of Sheffield (Martin Powell, Jeremy Dawson, Anna Topakas, Joan Durose and Chris Fewtrell) have just published a report on 'Staff Satisfaction and Organisational Performance' which was funded by NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Why we need to keep talking about gender and leadership

Why we need to keep talking about gender and leadership
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In 1987, like generations of NHS graduate management trainees, I made my way to Harrogate for the 2-day assessment centre which determined which bright-eyed and bushy-tailed graduates were to be admitted to the national scheme. I can still recall how surprised and impressed I was that the final appointments panel was chaired by a woman chief executive, and that she took time during the interview to talk to me about the NHS' opportunities and support for women managers.
Date:
11/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

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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

Dr Nicola Rollock wins a place on BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Day

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Dr Nicola Rollock was one of four University of Birmingham minority ethnic academics to be offered a place on the BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Days
Date:
03/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. Russia's Central Bank has raised its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an emergency move that is designed to halt the ongoing collapse of the rouble, which has accelerated in recent weeks. The dramatic intervention comes after the rouble suffered its worst one-day fall since the August 1998 financial crisis.
Date:
16/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?
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Written by Anna Coleman and Julia Segar. A recent publication by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) looked at how local councils are preparing for the future and suggests depressingly that "there is simply no way that local government can reach 2018 let alone 2020 while still delivering the full range and quality of services currently on offer"(p6). Simply put, we have an ageing population, with associated increasing demand for care services and draconian cuts in council budgets.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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