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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1102, 2013

Valentines – The Rise of Key Calendar Events

By |February 11th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off

Professor Chris Edger, Birmingham City Business School

For High Street retailers Valentine’s Day represents the first key calendar trading event after Christmas. Retailers will be seeking to optimise item sales located around the occasion; supermarkets offering ‘linked promotions’ and discounts in food, drink, floral and stationary categories, ‘clustering’ product and merchandising at key impulse purchase sites […]

512, 2012

Potential thoughts on the Autumn Statement by George Osborne

By |December 5th, 2012|In The News|Comments Off

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 […]

3110, 2012

Heseltine – praise for attempting to think the unthinkable

By |October 31st, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off

Dr Steve McCabe, Director of Research Degrees at Birmingham City Business School shares his views on the Lord Heseltine Review in the run-up to its launch in Birmingham today. For more from Dr McCabe see tomorrow’s (November 1st) Birmingham Post.

In March Lord Heseltine was commissioned by the Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Vince Cable […]

1901, 2012

Out of the crisis – lessons from British car manufacturing

By |January 19th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off

By Dr Steven McCabe from Birmingham City Business School

Today’s unemployment figures give us all cause for concern and there is certainly little to be currently optimistic about.

For those of us who have been around for a while and can remember the 1970s we know that even in the bleakest of times there is always hope […]

3011, 2011

Our region now needs to build on Chancellor’s ‘PlanA+’

By |November 30th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off

Beverley Nielsen, Director of Employer Engagement at Birmingham City University

The government’s commitment to credit easing, loan guarantees for SMEs, additional infrastructure investment and increasing the Regional Growth Fund, together with the creation of a 100 per cent capital allowance for the Black Country and above the line R&D tax credits for larger companies will provide […]

2710, 2011

The Dark Side of Technology

By |October 27th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off

Prof. Gregory Sporton MA PhD, Professor of Digital Creativity

In the late nineties, Nicholas Negroponte, found himself staring at bottles of mineral water on the conference tables he was spending so much of his time sitting around.  Negroponte, of Wired fame, MIT Media Lab, tech entrepreneur and one of digital technology’s most enthusiastic boosters, wondered how […]