Wales



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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Fashion – an Industry of Gross Exploitation

Posted on 13 June 2019 by Jonathan Rees

On Tuesday 28th May, Dr Jean Jenkins presented her research on employment rights at one of the world’s best-known literature festivals. Her talk explored the history of a sector once described as a ‘parasite industry’ as a result of the shocking mistreatment of its workers. It’s a reputation that continues to thrive today in clothing manufacture. Nevertheless,
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Sleeping-in at Cardiff Business School

Posted on 11 June 2019 by Sophie Lison

In our latest post, Sophie Lison, a second-year undergraduate studying BSc Business Management (Marketing), explains how she and her classmates organised a sleep-in to raise money and awareness for Llamau, Wales’ leading homelessness charity for young people and vulnerable women. Earlier this term, me and a few other second year business students ran a sleep-in
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Broadband, productivity and the Welsh Economy

Posted on 13 May 2019 by Dylan Henderson

In our latest post, Dr Dylan Henderson gives us a flavour of the research findings from his work on digital technologies in Wales as the Welsh Economy Research Unit prepares to launch its annual Economic Impact Report on 22 May. For SMEs, adopting and using digital technologies is central to business productivity. It offers a
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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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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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