Dr Steve McCabe

Dr Steve McCabe

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Birmingham City Business School
3103, 2015

Another ‘old friend’ disappears

By |March 31st, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]