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Business and Economics at Warwick University

A collection of podcasts and videos from the University of Warwick focussing on research stories in business and economics.

Prof Martin Parker - Alternative Business; Outlaws, Crime and Culture

09:47 Tue 20 Dec 2011

Peter Dunn talks to Professor Martin Parker about his book 'Alternative Business; Outlaws, Crime and Culture'.

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Business, Economics

19th Century ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ at Heart of Europe’s North/South Debt Crisis Split

16:01 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Research from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy at Warwick suggests the 19th Century ‘protestant work ethic’ could have given the economies of northern Europe a head start on their southern neighbours.

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Economics

Professor Michael Waterson - Switching Energy Suppliers Won't Save You Cash

15:52 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Professor Michael Waterson talks about energy prices.

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Economics

Warwick/Monash on Sustainability

15:04 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Warwick academics Dr Guy Barker, Dr Kerry Kirwan and Prof Jihong Wang are joined by Prof David Griggs of MONASH University in Melbourne, Australia for a discussion on sustainability.

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Economics

An Introduction to Working Capital

10:49 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Grier Palmer of WBS chairs an introduction to the 'Working Capital' initiative. The panel also includes Prof Mark Taylor, Dean of WBS, along with Prof Jonothan Neelands, Institute of Education, and Simon Woods, founder of the European Drama Network.

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Business

Peter Backus - Why I Don't Have a Girlfriend: An Application of the Drake Equation to Love in the UK

16:37 Mon 12 Dec 2011

Peter Backus of the Economics department at the University of Warwick presents his talk called 'Why I Don't Have a Girlfriend: An Application of the Drake Equation to Love in the UK' at the Warwick Economics Summit 2011.

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Business, Economics

Andrea Dann Talks to Prof Andrew Sentance

14:19 Mon 12 Dec 2011

Andrea Dann, Talks Coordinator, Warwick Economics Summit and Prof Andrew Sentance, WBS and an external member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, discuss his career as an economist.

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Economics

Bank of England at Warwick

10:07 Fri 22 Oct 2010

Two leading economists, Professor Andrew Sentance and Paul Fisher, both Members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee discussed the UK economy and the work of the MPC at the University of Warwick's Business School on 20th October.

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Business, Economics, Finance, Political Science

Socrates in the Boardroom

16:46 Mon 26 Oct 2009

Dr Amanda Goodall, Warwick Business School, talks about her new book 'Socrates in the Boardroom'.

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Management

The Death of Privatised Keynesianism

06:36 Mon 23 Feb 2009

Professor Colin Crouch explains how a model of privatised Keynesianism has lead to financial meltdown and considers what changes are needed to resolve weaknesses in the global economy.

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Economics

Launch of the Energy MBA

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

How will we meet the world's changing needs for energy? The global energy industry faces challenges from growing demand in developing economies, alternative sources of supply, climate change, regulation and energy security.

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Business

Public Bailout of Bank's Recklessness

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

In response to the ongoing sub-prime crisis, the recently published Crosby Report recommends that the Government uses public money to swap bank's seriously damaged mortgage-backed securities for pristine government bonds. Matthew Watson from the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University talks about these recommendations, and how the global credit crunch is affecting Labour's popularity with the electorate.

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Business, Economics, Finance

A future direction for multilateral trade

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Pierre Pettigrew, Chair of the Warwick Commission, talks about the Commissions' report on the future of the multilateral trade system.

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Business, Economics, Finance, Political Science

The future of multilateral trade agreements

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Pierre Pettigrew discusses the work of the 2007 Warwick Commission analysing the future of Multilateral Trade Agreements. Length: 12 minutes

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Business, Economics, Finance

China and India - The economic giants of the future

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

China and India are the two burgeoning economic giants of the globalising economy. Dr Simon Collinson of Warwick Business School discusses their comparative positions and looks to the future for these to would-be superpowers. Length: 18 minutes

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Asian, Business, Economics

Managing Creativity and Creative Management

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

As the Creative Industries become a more important part of the global economy does the stereotype of the creative genius still persist? Do we need to rethink our ideas on creativity and understand how it works more clearly? Dr Chris Bilton, Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, argues that organisations need to start thinking about creativity as a process and begin adapting traditional business strategies to develop a creative approach to management. Length: 25 minutes

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Business, Management

Happiness, economics and society

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, recently announced that we should focus on happiness and general well being rather than economic growth. The statement raised questions about how we live our lives, the culture of consumerism and whether 'more stuff' actually leads to better lives. Research by Professor Andrew Oswald has questioned the supposed link between economic growth and happiness and indicated that it may not be in our national interest to continue our focus on increased consumption. Length: 15 minutes

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Economics

Trends in Football Management - Managerial Dismissals and the Impact on the Game.

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

New research by Dr Sue Bridgewater from Warwick Business School has revealed that over 500 managers from the four top English divisions have been dismissed from their post since 1992 bringing damaging instability to the game. However she also outlines how a new professionalism in the post of manager is already achieving results on the pitch and could thus help managers stay post longer. Dr Bridgewater looked at the 678 managerial changes in the four football leagues from August 1992 to December 2005. During that period she found 94 were still in post, 48 resigned for personal, advancement or other reasons but a staggering 536 of those managers were dismissed from their post. These changes of management have involved 360 different managers. Dr Bridgewater is a Lecturer in Marketing & Strategy at Warwick Business School. Length: 17 minutes

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Business

China - Economic Miracle or Economic Timebomb?

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

The growth of China in recent years has been described as an economic miracle with Western companies and governments rushing to build partnerships with the new power in the East. The opening up of the Chinese market and the expansion of industry, technology and production within the country has, however, had a profound effect on the people of China, its political leaders and the rest of the world. This impact can be seen in the growing inequalities within China, the loss of jobs in the west and the effect on the price of key resources such as oil. The ability of both China and other nations to successfully manage these changing relationships will influence the lives of billions of people. Professor Shaun Breslin is a member of the Department of Politics and International Studies. Professor Breslin has written extensively on China and its global relationships. Length: 29 minutes

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Asian, Business, Economics, Political Science