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.

There's a parking crisis in space - and you should be worried about it

There's a parking crisis in space - and you should be worried about it
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Chloe Billing in The Conversation: Telecom operators increasingly struggle to find "parking spots" for their satellites in outer space.
Date:
29/09/2017

US Navy collisions point to the risks of automation on sea, air and land

US Navy collisions point to the risks of automation on sea, air and land
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Amy Fraher in The Conversation: Self-driving cars and drones have some lessons to learn from the experience of ships and planes in switching to autopilot.
Date:
30/08/2017

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles
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John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos in the Conversation: The implications, economic and otherwise, of this massive policy change are only beginning to sink in.
Date:
07/08/2017

Is the game up for Theresa May? What leadership theory tells us about her chances of survival

Is the game up for Theresa May? What leadership theory tells us about her chances of survival
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Leading isn't all about charisma, but when you're not seen as competent either, you're in big trouble.
Date:
25/06/2017

Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives' election slogan

Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives' election slogan
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Why is the PM constantly repeating this phrase and what impact is it really having on her campaign?
Date:
04/05/2017

Punked? How an upstart brewing company sold up and sold out

Punked? How an upstart brewing company sold up and sold out
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Independent brewer joins the long list of small counter-culture firms that sold us revolution and walked away wealthy.
Date:
14/04/2017

Martial arts training for airline staff is a new low for the budget flights industry

Martial arts training for airline staff is a new low for the budget flights industry
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Geraint Harvey in the Conversation: By responding to passenger violence by training staff, airline management fail to address fundamental issues with their low cost profit model.
Date:
04/04/2017

Waitrose banks on its middle-class base as supermarkets brace for tough times

Waitrose banks on its middle-class base as supermarkets brace for tough times
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Isabelle Szmigin in the Conversation: The upmarket store is reining in expansion but doubling down on value-added for its core clients.
Date:
10/02/2017
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