Skip to main content

Business & Economy

News thumbnail image

Why most people follow routines

Fri 17 August 2018

We all have different experiences of the value of routine. Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, explores how to strike a good balance between routine and variety.

News thumbnail image

Addressing the crisis facing social care for older people in England

Fri 02 December 2016

There is a crisis of social care in England, but it was missing from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Dr Juanita Elias and Professor Shirin Rai from the University of Warwick’s department of Politics and International Studies, discuss why this was the case. Did government fear the issue is just too big to tackle, or does it assume someone – normally women – will always step in to take on the job?

News thumbnail image

The EU Referendum: In conversation

Mon 20 June 2016

Britain goes to the polls on June 23rd to decide whether it should leave or remain in the European Union. In this article, researchers from each of our four faculties have highlighted some of the pro-leave and pro-remain discussions relating to their different academic disciplines.

News thumbnail image

Sustainability: an interview with David Greenwood

Mon 25 January 2016

We're aspiring to do better for our local surroundings, for our people and for our planet through teaching and research. We spoke to Professor David Greenwood who is currently engaged in Advanced Propulsion Systems research at WMG.

News thumbnail image

What trends will we see in a big data future?

Mon 02 February 2015

Big data is one of the areas of focus for business, government and research at present and when you start looking at what big data is, it’s not surprising. One of the big attractions for big data is its potential. Based on their area of expertise, we asked some of our leading academics how we can tap into the potential of big data.

News thumbnail image

Does digital have to be disruptive?

Sun 01 June 2014

Personal data and kick-starting the personal data economy are what makes Professor Irene Ng tick, both in research and practice. But how can we make better use of this data as technology evolves and markets change as a result? In this interview she explains more about her current project, the first human-centric database - the Hub-of-All-Things. Words by Gareth B Jenkins.

News thumbnail image

Creativity, Culture and Sustainable Development

Mon 01 July 2013

What part does the creative economy play in international development? Dr Jonathan Vickery explores the role that the arts and culture sector can play in prosperity - be that material, social or institutional - and the importance of placing creativity at the heart of the sustainability debate.

News thumbnail image

Universities and Economic Growth

Wed 01 May 2013

The relationship between universities and economic growth is a topic of far greater significance to national higher education sectors and government than it was just a decade ago. To begin the Universities and Economic Growth conference in 2013, our now former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, introduced a blog series by a number of guest bloggers, invited to offer their thoughts on the future of higher education.

News thumbnail image

The empire is dead, long live the empire!

Fri 01 April 2011

The Habsburg Empire reigned in various parts of Europe for over 600 years. But how have these historical events influenced current attitudes to democratic institutions in the area? Dr Sascha Becker, Department of Economics, took part in a question and answer session about his current research into modern attitudes in Eastern Europe.

Older news