Dr Steve McCabe

Dr Steve McCabe

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Birmingham City Business School
2907, 2016

The UK economy: What happens next?

By |July 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The UK economy: What happens next?

With just over a month past since the UK voted to leave the European Union, Dr Steven McCabe, Associate Professor, Birmingham City University Business School looks at how this has effected the country’s economy and what will happen next.

Last week’s announcement by Philip Hammond that there is an intention to significantly change the Government’s economic […]

1803, 2016

What does the budget tell us about Osborne’s ambitions?

By |March 18th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What does the budget tell us about Osborne’s ambitions?

By Dr Steve McCabe , Birmingham City Business School
The Budget speech delivered by Chancellor George Osborne tells us much about his desire to ensure that issues of the economy are driven by political dogma rather than what is necessarily good for the economy. Osborne is, of course, not exceptional to every other Chancellor of the […]

2502, 2016

In an age of constant social media communication, are sports stadiums losing relevance?

By |February 25th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on In an age of constant social media communication, are sports stadiums losing relevance?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

For someone who grew up in Hall Green, Birmingham in the 1970s it is fascinating to look at the pictures taken of the area when it was being transformed in the 1920s from a small collection of house in the countryside on the outskirts of Birmingham to the suburb […]

1802, 2016

Will the new system of voting make Eurovision more exciting?

By |February 18th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Will the new system of voting make Eurovision more exciting?

By Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

There is an old idiom about ‘flogging a dead horse’. As one internet explanation of this expression states, flogging a dead horse refers to doing something that is “entirely pointless and cannot result in any productive end.” This expression comes to mind with respect to changes that […]

302, 2016

What’s behind the potential merger of Sainsbury’s and Argos?

By |February 3rd, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on What’s behind the potential merger of Sainsbury’s and Argos?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

In many ways the £1.3 billion merger between Sainsbury’s and Argos seems strange. The traditional supermarket retailer which has its origins in 1860s London and a retailer that grew out of providing non-food items in return for collecting what were known as ‘Green Shield Stamps’. However, once you […]

2901, 2016

Is Apple’s allure waning?

By |January 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Is Apple’s allure waning?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

Three years ago I wrote a piece for The Huffington Post in which I asked the question whether, based on the first fall in profits in a decade that had led to a severe drop in share price, the company Apple was losing its attractiveness.

The passing of founder Steve […]

2101, 2016

Should women have to pay a ‘sexist surcharge’ on the high street?

By |January 21st, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Should women have to pay a ‘sexist surcharge’ on the high street?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

On first view this might seem like a peculiar story that harks back to a different age. The idea that you pay higher prices for something simply because it is intended for use by women would, in the supposedly egalitarian age in which we live, seem absolute nonsense. […]

701, 2016

Should we be concerned about the UK’s economic future in 2016?

By |January 7th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Should we be concerned about the UK’s economic future in 2016?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

I am not going to engage in the ‘art’ of prediction. However, what I can say is that the immediate future will be dependent on a number of things that, cumulatively, create a great deal of uncertainty and, therefore, potential for negativity in economic terms.

For starters the data coming […]

2412, 2015

The harsh reality of getting back to normal

By |December 24th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on The harsh reality of getting back to normal

By Dr Steve McCabe

Some seven years on from the 2008 GFC (Global Financial Crisis) it seems that memories are fading as to what caused a crash that, as well as being compared to the infamous 1929 Wall Street Crash, wrought havoc in markets across the world. It’s worth remembering that the 1929 crash in America […]

3007, 2015

Should we be concerned by the continuing plunge in the Chinese stock market?

By |July 30th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Should we be concerned by the continuing plunge in the Chinese stock market?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University Business School

Economists like to think that there are consistent pattern of behaviour in markets. However, ‘markets’ are simply a mechanism consisting of the aggregate behaviour of those who trade in whatever the relevant commodity is.

It’s important to remember that market behaviour is influenced by the basic human instincts of […]