The risks and rewards of collaborating with competitors

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by Dr James M Crick What is coopetition? It is not uncommon for small businesses to struggle to compete within their markets, as they often possess an insufficient volume of resources and capabilities. With ever-changing customer preferences, fierce competition, and technological developments, one must ask the question – how can small entities survive and growRead more

The Changing Face of Business Analytics

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Trying to make predictions is hard – just ask Cassandra from Greek mythology! But, ironically, with all the data we have today, shouldn’t this task be much easier? Without question the world ahead is going to become more analytical than ever before, with the rise of AI to help with domain specific predictions becoming strongerRead more

Brexit Thoughts from Turkey

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Last week took me to Istanbul, working on a Newton Mobility Grant project with two of our former PhD students, Umut and Burcu Senalp. During the time that I was away, the Brexit crisis in Parliament really got going, which triggered a number of thoughts. First of all, the role of Turkey in the BrexitRead more

Brexit has already hurt EU and non-EU exports

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This Blog post, written by Dr Huw Edwards, was originally published in The Conversation “Over the past few months, we have been investigating how the vote of June 23 2016 has since affected the values and patterns of Britain’s trade with major trading partners inside and outside the European Union. By comparing trade flows withRead more

Happy Healthy Halloween!

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Ever-desperate retailers are getting in on the seasonal bandwagon by promoting Halloween festivities, which could mean spending your hard-earned money on potentially unhealthy and expensive cakes, snacks and sweets. Venture tentatively into the local supermarket on a dark autumnal night and you could be faced by your ultimate fear – scarily unhealthy food at exorbitantRead more

Beware Doctor Who! Brexit likely to make time travel more expensive

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Warning: Our resident ‘time travel’ expert, Dr Jon Seaton, provides here a slightly tongue-in-cheek evaluation of the effect of Brexit on the cost of time travel. For many students starting University – the prospect of sitting down to a tried and trusted TV favourite may just be the right thing to relax to –  afterRead more

What Jim Bowen and ‘Bullseye’ can teach us about equality

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One of my guilty pleasures is watching repeats of ‘Bullseye’ on Challenge. It’s a northerner thing. Like the many millions who watched the gameshow in the ’80s and ’90s, I fondly remember tuning in every Sunday. It was proper entertainment for the family. Harmless fun that caused no offence to anyone. Or did it? AsRead more

New research collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

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On the 2nd April, Araz Zirar and I (Ursula Davis, pictured below with Dr Choudhary and Professor Shankar, front row middle) had the opportunity to visit the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi. Our host was the newly appointed Honorary Visiting Professor in Decision Sciences, Professor Ravi Shankar, and what a wonderful and attentiveRead more

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