Research projects in the Department of Management

Economics of Minimum Wages

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This project examines the economics of the minimum wage in the UK and US, and also in Europe, particularly Germany (where there is a new MW law) and France (which has one of the highest MWs).

The impact of Employment Protection on International Comparisons of Earnings

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University of Birmingham lead: Professor Stan Siebert

Student feedback, parent-teacher communication, and academic performance: Experimental evidence from rural China

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This study reports on a randomized controlled trial to improve teacher-pupil-parent communication, conducted in a rural county in China.

Adoption of new management tools within global engineering networks

Description
Key findings from Dr Zhang's research into global engineering networks (GEN) have been adopted by some of the largest manufacturing firms in the UK, leading to measurable improvements in effectiveness and efficiency.

MAKERS: A research and innovation staff exchange project

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MAKERS brings together leaders from business, academia and policy to study issues related to the drivers and dynamics of sustaining the competitiveness of EU manufacturing sectors.

Performance Partnering on the Astute Submarine Programme

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Lead academic: Dr. Joe Sanderson. Funder: UK Government (Department for Trade and Industry)

Transition from school to work: unravelling mechanisms for employment in Ghana

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The project is a two-year study funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust. The research will investigate the transition from school to work among tertiary graduates who are completing the 2018 one-year mandatory national service programme.
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