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Financial Models and Society: Villains or Scapegoats?

  In this post Dr Ekaterina Svetlova, Associate Professor in Finance and Accounting in ULSB,  discusses her new book assessing the influence of financial models on markets and society. The book questions the assumption that financial markets have become a purely analytical and quantitative place and argues that human influence has not disappeared, but it […]

Austerity and Working Class Resistance: Survival, Disruption and Creation in Hard Times

  In this blog Dr Adam Fishwick (De Montfort University) and Dr Heather Connolly (University of Leicester) discuss their new edited book, which assesses the impact and continuing development of working-class resistance in and against ‘hard times’.   Our edited collection arose from two workshops hosted by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) […]

Disagreeing on what is fair in the workplace, and what we can do about

  In this blog, Dr Rasim Kurdoglu, who successfully defended his doctoral thesis on 17th September 2018, discusses his research on establishing the truthfulness of ‘managerial legitimacy’ arguments, and how to adjudicate in controversial cases of employees’ claims of unfairness.   It is not uncommon to see managers who are accused of unfair decisions by […]

Work and the GDPR: The future for algorithms and people analytics?

  In this post, Dr Phoebe Moore, Associate Professor of Political Economy and Technology in ULSB, discusses the implications of the recently introduced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for work and workers.   By 25th May 2018, all companies with over 250 employees across Europe were required to meet the rules of the General Data Protection […]

Where is ‘The NHS’? Saving Public Health Care Depends on Challenging Our Popular Imagination

  In this post, Dr Oz Gore, Lecturer in Innovation, Technology and Operations in ULSB, discusses his research on the NHS and, in the wake of ‘its’ 70th birthday, the gap between how we conceptualise the NHS and the reality of the organisation of healthcare in the UK.   We frequently hear about the NHS having a winter […]

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs are better than young ones

  In this blog Dr Sukanlaya Sawang, Associate Professor in Small Business, Innovation and Well-being in ULSB, explores the evidence on how older, more experienced people make for better entrepreneurs and the implications for business school education.   Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg are three of the biggest role models for entrepreneurs. They are […]

With Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘smart’ clothing range, data collection has reached dystopian levels

In an article for The Independent, Dr Phoebe Moore discusses how ambassadors will be rewarded for walking past Tommy Jeans stores and how we are becoming a resource for surveillance and profit making   The full article by Dr Phoebe Moore originally appeared on The Independent’s website here   Once, surveillance was undertaken by familiar […]

Fight fire with fire? Managing complex contracts when the other party becomes difficult

  In his second blog (first blog can be found here) Dr Haward Soper, recently awarded his PhD, discusses his doctoral findings, giving fascinating insights into the relationships between different parties involved in management contracts. Haward is giving a lunchtime lecture on the 18th May to discuss his research.   As part of my doctoral […]

Macron’s railway reforms: the ultimate test for French trade unionism

  In this blog Dr Heather Connolly reflects on the on-going strike action in France. Railway trade unions have begun three months of rolling strikes from April-June 2018 against reforms to their employment rights. The outcome of this dispute will be decisive for the government and its ability to make further reforms, and for the […]

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