UK

The unexpected consequences of COVID-19

Posted on 5 November 2020 by Catherine Farrell

We hear a lot about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and, predictably, we can see the huge impact it has had on employment – particularly those directly affected by the closure of retail, service and also the hospitality sectors. As each of these opened up during the summer of 2020, there was hope
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Is UK Television facing a crisis in skills and training?

Posted on 7 August 2019 by James Davies

In our latest post, James Davies outlines the challenges of Labour Entry and Skill Formation facing the UK Television industry. The post is based on his prizewinning presentation delivered at the inaugural Welsh Postgraduate Research Conference in June 2019. Change is the only constant Television production in the UK can be broadly divided into two
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Can we teach entrepreneurship?

Posted on 21 February 2019 by Shumaila Yousafzai

In our latest blog post, Dr Shumaila Yousafzai argues for a new approach to teaching entrepreneurship, which calls for action, practice and experimentation. The American Professor of Entrepreneurship, Jeff Timmons, once said: “[Entrepreneurship] is not just about new companies, capital, and job formation, nor innovation, nor creativity, nor breakthroughs. It is also about fostering an
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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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