business

1206, 2015

Can Criminological Theory Explain FIFA?

By |June 12th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Can Criminological Theory Explain FIFA?

Professor David Wilson, Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences

Is there any way that criminological theory can help to explain the current scandals engulfing FIFA, the re-election of Sepp Blatter prior to the announcement of his resignation and the general “business as usual” approach that has been adopted?  Is FIFA in denial about what has […]

2005, 2015

Will Spotify’s rumoured venture into video streaming see them start to make profits?

By |May 20th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Will Spotify’s rumoured venture into video streaming see them start to make profits?

Today we expect we will finally see the announcement of whether Spotify will launch a video streaming service or not.  Over the past few weeks rumours have been flying around music, entertainment and tech worlds regarding Spotify’s plans to launch “Spotify Now”, its new on-demand video service, if a recent CNBC report turns out to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]