Satisfied with a Bad Job?
Posted by Glynne Williams in School of Business Blog on December 17, 2015
Unemployment stands at a seven year low. This headline shouldn’t satisfy today’s many ‘zero-hours’ contracts (ZHCs) workers, despite what they are reported to have said, argues Glynne Williams, Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at the School. According to the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD), there are now around 1.3 million ZHCs. Even allowing for […]
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What Business Schools could learn from My Local Bakery
Posted by Martin Parker in School of Business Blog on January 29, 2014
Professor Martin Parker, Director of Research at the School, challenges the arguments underpinning mainstream accounts of Business and Management within his recently published co-edited collection. Powerful people often tell us that economic life provides us with no alternatives. Bankers must be paid sickening amounts, workers’ wages must be kept down, small organizations can’t compete, and […]
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