Birmingham City Business School

311, 2016

What happened at the launch of our new regional economy centre?

By |November 3rd, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What happened at the launch of our new regional economy centre?

by Alex De Ruyter, Director of Research at Birmingham City University’s Business School

The Centre for Regional Economic Development and Investment (CREDIT) at Birmingham City University held its inaugural event at the institution’s Curzon Building on the 27th October. The launch featured several keynote speakers, led by an opening contribution from Councillor John Clancy, Leader of […]

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 […]

2311, 2015

Black Friday – who will be this year’s winners and losers?

By |November 23rd, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Black Friday – who will be this year’s winners and losers?

Professor Chris Edger, retail expert, Birmingham City University

Black Friday – the annual event which saw sheer pandemonium brought to some of our retail stores last year, as frenzied shoppers fought to take advantage of retailers aggressive promotions.

It is estimated that online sales this Black Friday will top the £1 billion mark, with Cyber Monday sales […]

2110, 2015

Tips to succeed in business from Michelle Mone

By |October 21st, 2015|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Tips to succeed in business from Michelle Mone

Underwear entrepreneur Michelle Mone is to host Birmingham City University’s ‘Business Advantage’ launch event next month as part of her new government role in encouraging start-ups and inspiring entrepreneurship.

BCU Advantage is the new business growth service from Birmingham City University. Working with a range of expert partners, it has been created to help businesses of […]

907, 2015

Councils should think carefully before rejecting all-day Sunday trading

By |July 9th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Councils should think carefully before rejecting all-day Sunday trading

Chris Edger, Professor of Multi-Unit Leadership at Birmingham City University’s Business School

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Summer Budget this week that councils will be given the power to decide whether all-day trading on Sundays goes ahead in their constituencies.

The announcement by the Chancellor that shops over 3000 square feet will be able to trade […]

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 […]

2703, 2015

Why did Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fail to deliver?

By |March 27th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Why did Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fail to deliver?

Professor Mike Jackson, Birmingham City Business School

There have been reports in the computing press last week that Microsoft will cease developing Internet Explorer as part of Windows 10. Its eventual fate will be to be replaced with software which is currently known as Project Spartan and will be renamed when Microsoft’s marketing department decide how […]

2303, 2015

#WeAreInternational: Living the Dream

By |March 23rd, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on #WeAreInternational: Living the Dream

As part of #WeAreInternational – a national social media campaign which celebrates international students studying in the UK, our international #BCUstudents will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on studying here at Birmingham City University. Look out for the #WeAreInternational hashtag and tell us your story! 

From India to Birmingham, Business and Human Resource Management student […]