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Going above and beyond: A ethnographic study of homecare for people with dementia

The proportion of us who will be affected by, and will subsequently die from dementia is growing at epidemic proportions. It is not just the elderly who are being struck down by this terrible disease. It is taking hold at much younger ages and scientists are still trying to pin down the major causal factors, […]






Is job insecurity linked to extremism?

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Eva Selenko looks at the links between job insecurity, mental health and extremism: “…The list of negative consequences of job insecurity is depressingly long; the more people worry about losing their jobs the lower their mental well-being, and the more physical health complaints they report. Effects can range from occasional […]






Do ethnic minorities face financial exclusion?

Dr Alper Kara has written a Blog post for The Conversation about his research into financial exclusion for ethnic minorities. He writes: “Access to financial services and credit is generally regarded as a necessity to lead a normal life. Whether it is basic bank and saving accounts, a mortgage to buy a house or loan […]






Men more likely to use ‘ego-mail’ at work than women

Professor Tom Jackson is interviewed by The Telegraph in a recent article on the use of ‘ego-mail’ in the office, saying that men are more likely to engage in this behaviour than women. You can read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/26/rise-ego-mail-office-workers-use-email-tactics-climb-career/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em Professor Tom Jackson is Director of the Centre for Information Management and a Professor of […]






On the management of creative professionals: A lesson from the Oliver Twins

When it comes to managing creative IT professionals, the Oliver Twins can teach us all a thing or two. As pioneers of the UK computer games industry and founders of ‘Radiant Worlds’, a thriving British games development company, Philip and Andrew Oliver have three decades’ experience of working with and managing games programmers and other […]






By sacking Ranieri, Leicester City becomes just another football club

I was brought up with the game of football. My lovely sports mad Dad, Kevin, played for the local team alongside legend Joe Corrigan, until Joe was spotted by Manchester City. Sport was a big part of my life growing up, and though I’ve always preferred more creative and academic pursuits myself, Saturday nights would […]






Ranieri was not to blame: ‘Regression Fallacy’ explains the downward trajectory of Leicester City

The headlines on Friday the 24th of February all featured Claudio Ranieri being sacked from Leicester City Football Club – 9 months on from winning the Premiership last year but having had a dismal performance this season. Whilst there are many heated debates around the UK about this – if not the world as Leicester […]






Cyberbullying within working contexts

Technology has revolutionised and shaped our personal and working lives. Communication, banking, healthcare, dating, shopping, education, travel, gaming, employment selection etc., have all changed as a result of advances in technology. There is no doubt that this has been a force for good; however, the use of technology can be abused and, to paraphrase from […]






European sovereign bond-backed securities: A dangerous idea

The securitization of European government bonds is likely to increase hierarchies in the Eurozone. Eurobonds represent the most viable path to fiscal solidarity and political union. Recently, European policymakers and representatives of financial institutions met in Paris at a workshop organised by the European Systemic Risk Board, the body which is responsible for the macroprudential […]






Contagion within and without of the Euro zone

One of the claims of Euro zone membership for the southern European countries was that by joining the Euro their governments could borrow at low (northern European) rates of interest. The reason for this was that there would be no exchange rate risk as all borrowing would be in Euros. This argument, however, ignored the […]