In The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Academics from all over the world contribute to discussion on The Conversation, including those here at Birmingham Business School.

Here you will find the articles contributed by our academics from across all four departments that make up the Business School.

A century of public housing: lessons from Singapore, where housing is a social, not financial, asset

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By John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness and member of City REDI.
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31/07/2019

Jamie Oliver restaurant closures – did the celebrity chef bite off more than he could chew?

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Isabelle Szmigin in The Conversation: He's a top chef, a natural on TV, but perhaps Jamie Oliver underestimated the difficulties of running a restaurant chain in a recession.
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28/05/2019

National living wage is not enough to fix Britain's low-pay problem – here's why

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Tony Dobbins in The Conversation: The legal minimum wage is vital for regulating low pay and preventing exploitation. But it is insufficient on its own to reduce poverty for working people.
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09/04/2019

Menopause discrimination is a real thing – this is how employers can help

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Fiona Carmichael and Jo Duberley in The Conversation: Research shows two-thirds of women surveyed reported a moderate to severe impact on their working lives and some even left employment altogether.
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14/01/2019

Singapore 'smoking ban' sounds radical, but it's an odd way to reduce air pollution

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Professor John Bryson in The Conversation: There are other things which cause air pollution – cars, for example – which will have a much bigger impact.
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31/12/2018

Has consumerism taken over Christmas? Two marketing experts discuss

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Isabelle Szmigin and Caroline Moraes in The Conversation: Getting into the Christmas spirit means buying stuff. But how much is too much?
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13/12/2018

How a 'Ukraine-plus' Brexit deal could solve Theresa May's problems

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Professor Pervez Ghauri co-writes in The Conversation: Ukraine shows how it's possible to have single market access, while maintaining control of your borders and staying out of the European Court of Justice.
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21/11/2018

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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21/05/2018
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