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Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the Business School and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with.

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Led a privileged working life? Then you're likely to have a pretty good third age

Led a privileged working life? Then you're likely to have a pretty good third age
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Holly Birkett, Fiona Carmichael and Joanne Duberley in The Conversation: What your career history means for your retirement future.
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From the Business School Blog

Would you like craft with your coffee?

Would you like craft with your coffee?
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Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies: "Craft work doesn't guarantee happiness or satisfaction, but it comes a lot closer than the alienated work on offer in most large corporate organisations."
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The Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business officially opened

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The Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business (CFRB) was officially opened on Tuesday 2 October by António Horta-Osório, CEO of Lloyds Banking Group.
Date:
09/10/2018

CHASM at Labour and Conservative Conference Fringe Events 2018

CHASM at Labour and Conservative Conference Fringe Events 2018
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At the Labour Party Conference CHASM hosted a fringe event bringing together policy makers and campaigners to discuss how we can win the campaign to end high cost credit. CHASM's Karen Rowlingson also featured at a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference titled 'Can tech save savings?'.
Date:
09/10/2018
Categories:
Social Sciences

Building the Foundations for Change: The Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Conference

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On the 13th September 2018 over 120 representatives from business, policy makers, third sector organisations, students and academics met in the eclectic Fazeley Studios to participate in a discussion about how to build a better, more responsible future for business.
Date:
08/10/2018

Out now! Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Briefing Paper 2018

Out now!  Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Briefing Paper 2018
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CHASM's Professor Karen Rowlingson and Professor Stephen McKay have published the Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Briefing Paper for 2018, which builds on five previous annual reports to measure changing levels of financial inclusion in Britain from 2013-2017.
Date:
01/10/2018

Would you like craft with your coffee?

Would you like craft with your coffee?
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Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies: "Craft work doesn't guarantee happiness or satisfaction, but it comes a lot closer than the alienated work on offer in most large corporate organisations."
Date:
30/09/2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

#MeToo and the male fantasy fashion robot

#MeToo and the male fantasy fashion robot
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Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography: "On the one hand, digital supermodels would remove the physical and emotional exploitation experienced by many models. On the other hand, employment opportunities for those wanting to enter fashion modelling would be destroyed."
Date:
28/09/2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What might a post-Wonga world look like?

What might a post-Wonga world look like?
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Karen Rowlingson, Professor of Social Policy: "The collapse of Wonga in may be celebrated by many and mourned by few...but further action is needed if we want a post-Wonga world to look significantly different from what went before."
Date:
26/09/2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

VIVID Homes statement on Theresa May's announcement on social housing funding

VIVID Homes statement on Theresa May's announcement on social housing funding
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CHASM's research has been acknowledged in the VIVID statement on social housing funding. The research was conducted with colleagues from the University of Manchester, in which we found that social housing can have a positive impact on wellbeing, most notably in terms of anxiety.
Date:
25/09/2018
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