Mark Butterick: HR and Employment Law Predictions for 2018

As life gets back to some kind of normality following the Christmas holidays it seems like a good time to take a look in to a crystal ball and consider the key HR and employment law themes that might influence workplaces and wider society the most during 2018. In some respects a perfect storm couldRead more

David T Llewellyn: Changing the culture of banking

“Over the past 20 years, the norms of behaviour in important parts of the banking sector have fallen below what the public has a right to expect” “A loss of trust in the banking sector as a whole has broad and damaging consequences”  — Consultation Paper, Banking Standards Review, February 2014 The focus of thisRead more

Silvia Masiero: Women’s income generation through mobile internet

The link between the diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and women’s empowerment, with particular reference to developing country contexts, is being leveraged in the formulation of global development policies. The World Development Report 2016 states that ICTs allow women to participate more easily in the labor market, enacting mechanisms of empowerment based onRead more

Crispin Coombs: Who will win the battle of the workplace – robots or humans?

This question has prompted considerable debate in the popular media and prompted the CIPD to commission research by Donald Hislop, Crispin Coombs, Stanimira Taneva and Sarah Barnard at Loughborough University School of Business and Economics to find out what current research says. Our findings show there is useful guidance for business and society but thinkingRead more

Randall M Wigle: A ‘quick’ British-American trade deal? Not a chance

This Blog post was published in The Conversation on 22nd November 2017 – written by SBE’s Visiting Professor of Economics Randall Wigle from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada Being a Canadian sabbatical visitor in the United Kingdom this year has allowed me to witness Brexit politics at close hand. As an economist, I’ve found it fascinating.Read more

Crispin Coombs: Academic writing workshop recap

Last month Loughborough University Centre for Information Management hosted an international paper-writing workshop led by Senior Scholar and Fellow of the AIS Professor Michael Myers. The workshop attracted early-career faculty and PhD researchers from Europe and the United States. Participants discussed the challenges of writing up and getting published, choosing a title and crafting anRead more

Peter Kawalek: 20 years in tech

I was a PhD student in Manchester when a robotics lab was opened in the Department of Computer Science. It was 1997, or thereabouts. The robot itself was not as impressive as I had anticipated. It looked like an upturned waste-paper basket with wheels. Its task was to learn to navigate through the department’s firstRead more

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