Dr Steve McCabe

Dr Steve McCabe

About Dr Steve McCabe

Birmingham City Business School
2808, 2014

Oil and its economic significance in the Scottish Independence debate

By |August 28th, 2014|In The News|1 Comment

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

In the debate concerning the potential for Scotland to become an independent country after the forthcoming referendum on 18 September, a great deal of attention is being focused on its ability to survive economically without financial support from Westminster. And not surprisingly there is […]

402, 2014

St Valentine’s Day – what does it mean for business?

By |February 4th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on St Valentine’s Day – what does it mean for business?

By Dr Steve McCabe – Birmingham City Business School

There is no doubt that St Valentine’s Day is good business. According to a survey carried out last year by the US-based Retail Advertising and Marketing Association (RAMA) the amount spend was £13.19 billion (just over £8 billion).

This study presents some fascinating statistics such as the fact […]

2008, 2013

The on-going saga of HS2

By |August 20th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on The on-going saga of HS2

By Dr Steve McCabe – Birmingham City Business School

Birmingham City Business School is one of the longest established and most respected Business Schools in the UK, with a strong focus on practice-based learning alongside links to services and business. With over 3,200 students, it is also now one of the largest Business Schools and enjoys enormous […]

2606, 2013

A “lost generation” may fall through the funding gap unless George Osborne invests wisely – and quickly

By |June 26th, 2013|Opinion|1 Comment

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

The need to improve the lot of young people who end up out of work, so called ‘NEETS’ – those not in education, employment or training – has been identified as being a major concern by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development).

In their report ‘Education […]

2703, 2013

Cyprus saved but worse to come

By |March 27th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Cyprus saved but worse to come

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

Any temptation to celebrate the EU/INF bailout of Cyprus and that the dream of a ‘United States of Europe’ will have been tempered by the fact that this deal is not one that will be good for anyone in particular; least of all Cypriots who can […]

2603, 2013

China’s thirst for natural resources continues

By |March 26th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on China’s thirst for natural resources continues

By Dr Steven McCabe – Birmingham City Business School

The economic problems experienced in this country the early 1970s were, in large part, caused by the price of oil rapidly increasing.

Though we were to become a major oil producer, our development of the North Sea was still under development.

Our economic expansion in the decades after the […]

1203, 2013

Can you be too successful too soon in business?

By |March 12th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Can you be too successful too soon in business?

By Dr Steven McCabe – Birmingham City University’s Business School

The BBC website contains a story about a San Francisco-based online fashion company American Giant which describes what happens if you experience sudden success, in terms of customer orders, which cannot be fulfilled.

Nobody who starts a business wants to be anything less than successful.

However, as the […]

703, 2013

Is Yahoo right to ban homeworking?

By |March 7th, 2013|Opinion|2 Comments

By Dr Steve McCabe – Birmingham City University

Writing in Management Today earlier this week, Charles Black, CEO of ‘cloud computing’ company Nasstar PLC, comments on Yahoo’s recent decision to ban its employees from being allowed to work at home.

As Black acknowledges, there is good reason (and research) which supports the notion that allowing people […]

1202, 2013

The business side of St Valentine’s Day

By |February 12th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on The business side of St Valentine’s Day

Dr Steven McCabe – Birmingham City Business School

 It is estimated that in this country on St Valentine’s Day this Thursday we will spend approximately £900 million. This amount of spending is not insignificant for what many deride as an invention to make us feel more romantic and give us a reason to express our love […]

512, 2012

Potential thoughts on the Autumn Statement by George Osborne

By |December 5th, 2012|In The News|Comments Off on Potential thoughts on the Autumn Statement by George Osborne

By Dr Steve McCabe, Director of Research Degrees at Birmingham City Business School

The ‘leaked’ headline that there will be an additional £5 billion investment over the next three years spent on rebuilding schools, improving transport infrastructure and in science is good news; especially for construction companies which can expand their workload.

Clearly any future upturn in the […]