Professor Ian Thomson (Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Centre Director) writes: "There is an implicit social contract between generations that requires businesses to consider justice across time."
A prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship has been secured by IRiS Researcher, Dr Rachel Humphris, for a three year research project, Welcoming Cities?
Senior Lecturer in HRM and Industrial Relations Dr Geraint Harvey recently had his co-authored paper 'Neo-villeiny and the service sector: the case of hyper flexible and precarious work in fitness centres' nominated for the WES 2018 SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence.
We are delighted to announce that out of 37 new British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs) 5 have been awarded to academics from the Schools of Social Policy and Government and Society. Congratulations to Kayleigh Garthwaite, Lisa Morriss, Anna Kotova, Niheer Dasandi and Gerasimos Tsourapas.
Professor Mark Saunders, Professor of Business Research Methods, writes: "Whilst most claims are based on good research, the increase of fake news means that it is important to look carefully rather than accept them at face value."
Dr Holly Birkett, (Lecturer in Organisational Studies) and Dr Sarah Forbes (Lecturer in Marketing) write: " An increase in the uptake of shared parental leave (SPL) could lead to strengthened family bonds, improved child development and increased workplace involvement for mothers."
In our latest Viewpoint, HSMC Deputy Director Robin Miller asks: What happened to of one of the top NHS priorities - the transformation of care for people with a learning disability receiving in-patient treatment connected with behaviour that challenges?
Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the London School of Economics have found that the number of elections across the world has reached an all-time high, but that this has done little to increase the quality of democracy in the world.
Professor Nic Cheeseman in The Conversation: While more elections are being held around the world than ever before, the average quality of democracy around the world has fallen for the last ten years.
Elections for the authoritarian leader perform several vital functions. Firstly, they are a signaling mechanism. Emphatic, super-majority electoral victories make it clear to the political elite that there is no political future outside the regime.
Anand Menon, the Director of UK in a Changing Europe, gave a special talk on Brexit to staff and students in POLSIS.
Staff and students went to the REP theatre in Birmingham to watch a production of the acclaimed play, This House.
Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, writes: "The notion of 'responsible leadership' as a motto for various policies seems to be ever present in the public sphere of many businesses, local communities and public life, but does this mean that we have been developing irresponsible leaders?"
At the University of Birmingham, we're delighted to be taking part in Responsible Business Week (Monday 23 April to Friday 27 April 2018). The campaign, led by Business in the Community (BITC), celebrates the brighter side of business by sharing success stories of how businesses of all sizes are making a difference to people's lives, the community and the environment.
Dr Matthew Schuelka has just been awarded a grant for ¥5.6 million over two years (£37,500) from the Toyota Foundation in Japan to explore the '3Hs' educational model of Head, Hands and Heart. He proposes 'Happiness' (including sustainability and inclusiveness) as a fourth 'H' in education and as a new value for society.
The project findings were extensively reported in the Guardian and other publications.
Dr Lauren Heidbrinnk (California State University) successfully applied for a Fulbright award in the 2018-19 Fulbright-Schuman programme with the support of Dr Nando Sigona at IRiS.
Dr Nando Sigona presented his work at two universities.
Honorary Research Fellow Dr Marcus Holmes joins Professor Nicholas Wheeler for the launch of the ICCS training programme in April.
Our social norms and policy practices tolerate inequality, says Karen Newbigging in her latest Viewpoint. So what can be done about this at national and local levels?