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What happens when the cash disappears?

  ULSB PhD student Secki Jose explores the paradoxical effects of India’s recent decision to get rid of some of its banknotes to combat corruption. Secki can be emailed on spj15@le.ac.uk.   At the stroke of midnight on November 8, 2016, India launched what seemed like an extraordinary experiment in monetary economics. Identifying India’s historical […]

Fair Game? A Reviewers Tale

  Emeritus Professor Peter Armstrong (p.armstrong@le.ac.uk) discusses an episode in the journal reviewing process that led him to believe that power and politics play their part too.   Around 1990 I still believed that peer review worked as it is supposed to do. I had begun my career as a reviewer at the journal Work […]

Doomsday Scenarios? Decisions, Deals and The Donald

  Professor Rolland Munro discusses the difference between decision making, and doing deals. Can a entrepreneurial business leader run an economy in the way that they run their business?   Much attention is focused on the “decisions” being made by Donald Trump in these first weeks of his Presidency. Decisions once upon a time relied […]

After Brexit, Trump?

  Dr Fabian Frenzel of the Management and Organization Division of the School discusses the Anti-Trump protests across the UK and what they mean for Brexit Britain. How are the two connected?   UK wide protests against the Trump administration have hit the streets since the new president issued a controversial travel ban for seven […]

Do Managers Make Teams Successful?

  ULSB PhD student Rasim Kurdoglu (rsk15) considers just what we can learn from Leicester City’s lack of success this season.   Unlike most industries, managers in team sports are paid less than many of the team players. Sport is an activity in which team players’ performance is directly visible, therefore clearly appreciable. But surely […]

Don’t mention the War

Stephen Dunne, Lecturer in Social Theory and Consumption and the School, considers the strange role played by mottos in the marketing of Higher Education    When the University of Leicester recently changed its corporate logo, the decision was made to omit its inaugural motto from the crest’s imagery. And so a few Latin words, themselves […]

Trump and the risks of narcissistic leadership

Professor Mark Stein discusses how Donald Trump shows signs of being a narcissistic leader – and why people have good reason to be concerned. In 2013 I published a paper about the risks and problems of the narcissistic leadership of a New York based billionaire businessman. The paper happened to focus on Dick Fuld, but […]

The Morning after Brexit

  Brendan Lambe. Lecturer in Finance and an Irish European, reflects on the meaning of the referendum.   On the morning of the 24th of June we awoke to a Britain which had changed utterly. A palpable sense of bewilderment remains with us still. In no quarter was the sting of this decision felt more […]

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