Brexit

How do we procure well-being?

Posted on 13 July 2020 by alicehorn

A record number of online delegates joined the recent Cardiff Business School Breakfast Briefing to hear how the Well-being of Future Generations Act provides an opportunity to transform the way procurement is delivered in Wales. By moving towards an outcomes-based approach, we can ensure the £6 billion spent annually delivers the best outcomes across all
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Ford Bridgend closure

Posted on 20 June 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones and Dr Gavin Harper explain how the UK’s car industry could stage a revival by recycling rare earths. The intended closure of Ford’s Bridgend engine plant in 2020, with the loss of 1,700 jobs, has sent shock waves through Wales. Plaid Cymru leader, Adam Price, has described it as “one of the
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Is Theresa May’s £1.6 billion fund for English towns enough to rebalance Britain’s skewed economy?

Posted on 27 March 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones considers the merits of the UK government’s proposed Stronger Towns Fund and its implications for some of the UK’s most deprived areas. English towns with struggling economies will receive £1.6 billion of funding over six years. The UK government announced the creation of the “stronger towns fund” –
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Labour and Wales

Posted on 5 February 2019 by Jonathan Rees

Professors Leighton Andrews and Calvin Jones discuss the new Welsh First Minister’s campaigning platform of ‘21st Century Socialism’ and its potential to change Wales and the Welsh economy. Taking in the foundational economy, procurement, transport, environmental issues, housing, construction, devolution and, of course, Brexit, their discussion addresses some of the major issues of Wales’ political
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Why sport matters

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Professor Laura McAllister

In our latest post, Professor Laura McAllister explains why sport matters in the context of governance and what lessons can be learned from the challenges the sector presents across the areas of leadership, diversity and education. First of all, let me say sport is important because it isn’t important. Watching your team (in my case
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Jair Bolsonaro: how business elites helped him to power in Brazil – and why they might regret it

Posted on 30 November 2018 by Heike Doering

In our latest post, Dr Heike Doering explains how Brazil’s business elite has influenced the country’s politics. Her research with colleagues Professor Glenn Morgan, University of Bristol and Dr Marcus Gomes, University of Exeter, reveals how Brazil’s political barometer has swung from far left to far right since 2002. Brazil has just experienced one of
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