Dr Steve McCabe

Dr Steve McCabe

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Birmingham City Business School
2105, 2015

The economics of Eurovision

By |May 21st, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on The economics of Eurovision

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

The fact that the Eurovision Song Contest is taking place in Vienna this Saturday and celebrating its 60th birthday might be seen as something of a minor miracle. Entirely resonant with the famous quote by Mark Twain in The New York Journal of 2 June 1897, over the last […]

1405, 2015

As McDonald’s turns 75 – do you know how it all began?

By |May 14th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on As McDonald’s turns 75 – do you know how it all began?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

The car manufacturer Henry Ford is the name most associated with having allowed the vision of scientific management come to life through his adoption of message contained in Frederick W. Taylor’s 1911 book Principles of Scientific Management.  

Ford’s ability to utilise what we now call mass production was revolutionary […]

705, 2015

Which political leaders have performed better than we expected?

By |May 7th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Which political leaders have performed better than we expected?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

Are you still undecided on who to vote for at the polling station today? Perhaps Dr Steve McCabe’s observations on the political parties may help you to decide…

The Conservatives enjoy support on the basis of their perceived ability to manage the economy. However, whilst they have been able to […]

3103, 2015

Another ‘old friend’ disappears

By |March 31st, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Another ‘old friend’ disappears

By Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School 

Today’s announcement that the local bakery company Firkins has closed down with the loss of 100 jobs is, as always, a tragedy for the families affected by a sudden loss of income.

Firkins is a company that will be very familiar to those who live in the West Midlands […]

2003, 2015

The budget – Really a Comeback?

By |March 20th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on The budget – Really a Comeback?

by Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

For many who listened to yesterday’s budget there may be a feeling that they are living in a parallel universe. George Osborne’s claim that we have never been better off will be disputed by those whose incomes have fallen in the years since the catastrophe caused by economic […]

503, 2015

Cameron has been scarred by his experience of TV debates

By |March 5th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Cameron has been scarred by his experience of TV debates

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

It’s a bit rich of Cameron who in the period preceding the last election goaded the then prime minister, Labour leader Gordon Brown to engage in a TV debate so that, like the USA where such events are common, the voters could see the key people who they would […]

2601, 2015

How significant is Greece’s general election?

By |January 26th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on How significant is Greece’s general election?

Dr Steve McCabe – Birmingham City Business School

The Greek election has huge significance. Voters there have voted for a party committed to tearing up the agreement made with the ‘troika’ of the IMF, EU and ECB (European Central Bank) that has provided an economic package of £185 billion since 2010. Greece, we should remember, suffered […]

1609, 2014

The rise and fall of Phones 4u

By |September 16th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on The rise and fall of Phones 4u

Dr Steve McCabe – Birmingham City Business School 

Fascinatingly the person who founded the company Phones 4u John Caudwell, who sold it for £1.5 billion in 2006, became involved by a mixture of accident and pragmatism. He was a car dealer and wanted a way to contact prospective buyers. So in the mid 1980s he discovered […]

409, 2014

The conundrum of economic growth

By |September 4th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on The conundrum of economic growth

Birmingham City Business School’s Dr Steve McCabe comments on the CBI’s prediction that UK growth will slow in the second half of 2014.

The announcement by the CBI that it expects UK economic growth to slow in the second half of this year is interesting and, of course, somewhat worrying.

Compared to only last year the forecast […]

109, 2014

The Tesco dilemma: what to do next?

By |September 1st, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on The Tesco dilemma: what to do next?

Dr Steve McCabe, Director of Research Degree Programmes, Birmingham City Business School

If Dave Lewis, the new chief executive of Tesco, is a football fan he will be well aware of the fact that Louis van Gaal, Manchester United’s latest manager, is finding life tough. Only a couple of seasons ago Man United were a club […]