business

2012, 2016

An Indian Christmas

By |December 20th, 2016|Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on An Indian Christmas

By Sushant Dewan, a 25-year-old MBA International Business student from New Delhi, India
Christmas in New Delhi, India
Millions of Indians are celebrating Christmas throughout the country. With 24 million followers, Christianity is India’s third-largest religion. Christians comprise 2.3 per cent of the country’s population.
There is no death of celebration in Delhi – India’s capital – but […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1412, 2015

Prepare for 25 December like it’s a work day

By |December 14th, 2015|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Prepare for 25 December like it’s a work day

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

Christmas Day is one day when we are expected to let our hair down and enjoy the fact that for most people, it is a day off work. For children up to a certain age there is the joy of playing with toys that have magically appeared overnight and, […]

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 […]