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13 June 2019: Bath to play key role in tackling environmental factors of ill health

Dr Kirsta and researchers from across the University will play a key role in UK public health, tackling the rise in conditions such as heart disease and poor mental health

13 June 2019: Why fears over smartphone “addiction” are based on flawed evidence

Research involving PhD student Brittany Davidson suggest that most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures

12 June 2019: Algorithm to transform investment banking with higher returns

Dr Arman Hassanniakalager has created an algorithm that aims to remove the element of chance, bias or emotion from investment banking decisions

23 May 2019: Want to spend less at the supermarket? Put your phone away

Using your phone at the supermarket pushes up shopping bills by 41%, according to our research

16 May 2019: Same computer password for the last 10 years? You might need a vibrating cybernudge

New research from Dr Emily Collins, Dr Joanna Hinds and Goldsmiths, University of London investigates whether technology similar to fitness apps can help "nudge" people to improve their cybersecurity habits.

13 May 2019: School recognised for progress in gender equality

The School of Management has received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises the work of a university department to address and improve gender equality.

1 May 2019: Bath in top 10 in latest university league table

The Complete University Guide 2020 have ranked us first for Marketing, for the fourth consecutive year, second for Business and Management Studies and in the top 10 for Accounting and Finance

14 February 2019: Academics, policymakers and industry come together to talk collaboration at London event

Over 140 people came together last week to discuss how directors of large-scale projects can better collaborate.

4 February 2019: Business academics call for 'risk warnings' on football bets

Researchers are calling for betting firms to implement a warning system to label the relative risks of football bets.

2 January: We took a gamble on Premier League betting odds - and showed that football bets should come with a health warning external website

After analysing eight seasons of Premier League betting odds, new work including Professor Arman Hassanniakalager concludes that consumers should be told about the risks of football bets with high odds in this article for The Conversation.

7 December: Tech giants need to take more responsibility for the advertising that makes them billions external website

A greater focus on ethics could help rebalance the trust surrounding digital advertising and big tech companies, says Sarah Glozer in this article for The Conversation

29 October: An Executive MBA evolution external website

The new London-based Executive MBA aims to use Apprenticeship Levy funding to drive a change in adult education

26 October: Bath MBA ranked 4th in the UK

The Economist have ranked The Bath MBA as the 4th best MBA in the country

25 October: Study calls for tax hike on Roll-Your-Own cigarettes

An increase in tax on hand-rolling tobacco is needed to protect public health, says new work from a team that includes Dr Rob Branston

17 October: Researchers talk EU policy at EWRC event

Phil Tomlinson, Deputy Director of the Centre for Governance, Regulation and Industrial Strategy, spoke at European Week of Regions and Cities last week

3 October: It pays to be pessimistic, shows new research into entrepreneurs

Optimistic thinking leads people to set up businesses that are doomed to fail, according to a study by Dr Chris Dawson

29 August: Keeping multi-generational employees engaged and motivated external website

Dr Yasin Rofcanin discusses approaches managers should use to ensure their workforces are productive and happy

24 August: Prospect of 'no-deal' Brexit looms over UK external website

Dr Richard Fairchild explains why a 'no deal' Brexit has to stay on the table as the UK negotiates an EU exit

22 August: What Trump's tariffs could mean for manufacturing external website

Professor Jens Roehrich comments on how President Donald Trump's trade tariffs could benefit manufacturers outside of the United States

17 August: DBA student named University of Namibia's youngest ever Vice-Chancellor

Bath DBA student Professor Kenneth Matengu has been named the University of Namibia's youngest ever Vice-Chancellor

10 August: Why hospital architects need to talk to nurses external website

Professor Jens Roehrich talks about the benefits of architects involving medical staff when building hospitals

8 August: Power to the people - employee ownership external website

Professor Michael Mayer discusses the positive aspects and risks of businesses using an employee ownership structure (pages 16 – 18)

8 August: Anna's Hinkley Point C placement blog

BSc International Management student Anna-Mariya Kandzhova talks about her placement with EDF Energy working on their Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project

3 August: Tobacco pricing still affordable, despite rising prices

Research from Dr Rob Branston suggests policy-makers should revise estimates for tobacco affordability to get a clearer picture of the true effects of taxation

3 August: Why small businesses really do struggle to understand red tape external website

Dr Rob Branston, Dr Phil Tomlinson and Dr Marc Betton discuss why small businesses find dealing with regulation difficult and why Brexit will make their problems worse

2 August: Uncertainties in international Trade – How can firms respond? external website

Professor Michael Mayer looks at how organisations can adapt with global uncertainties on the horizon

27 July: New School of Management building work underway

Work on the School of Management's new building has started after planning consent was granted

26 July: Green light for new School of Management building

The University's plans for a new £70 million School of Management building have received planning consent

23 July: Trade Wars versus Free Trade: A case of conflict versus cooperation external website

Dr Richard Fairchild on how President Trump's 'America First' stance has provided motivation for the EU, Japan and China to set aside their differences

23 July: Is the pension system fair? external website

Professor Ania Zalewska talks about how the pension system could change to benefit everyone

19 July: Ian Tonks appointed to Hong Kong RAE 2020 Panel

Professor Ian Tonks will be Deputy Convenor of the Business and Economics Panel for the 2020 Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise

17 July: What's behind the surge of collaborations in retail? external website

Jas Kalra and Professor Jens Roehrich explain why major retailers such as Sainsbury's and Asda, and Tesco and Carrefour, are adopting a more collaborative approach in a hyper-competitive market

17 July: 'Underworked' victims of modern slavery endure extra exploitation

Professor Andrew Crane's research has revealed people trapped in modern slavery can be 'underworked' by ruthless employers to increase their dependence on them

13 July: The US-EU trade war: Everybody loses external website

Dr Ru Xie and Dr Richard Fairchild discuss the US-EU trade imbalance and the problems it could cause

13 July: Pension SuperFund asset mix will borrow from PPF external website

Professor Ania Zalewska spoke to Pensions Expert about what The Pension SuperFund can learn from similar initiatives in the Netherlands

11 July: Regulation reality gap for small businesses bodes ill for Brexit

School of Management researchers warn that small businesses will struggle to comply with the raft of regulatory changes after Brexit

11 July: How the Bath MBA help with personality development external website

Deborah Lewis, Director of Studies at the Bath MBA, on how the programme incorporates personal development

10 July: Bath MBA among world's top 50 for entrepreneurship

The full-time Bath MBA is one of the top 50 MBAs in the world for entrepreneurship, according to the Financial Times

5 July: Dr Tomlinson among experts to join Brexit research centre external website

Dr Phil Tomlinson, deputy director of the Centre of Governance, Regulation and Industrial Strategy, is one of five experts to join a research centre looking at the impact of Britain withdrawing from the European Union

4 July: How to make your workplace more green external website

Dr Krista Bondy discusses how people working in offices can be more environmentally friendly

3 July: Successful leaders have 'a sense of history' external website

Our Dean, Veronica Hope Hailey, on what makes a good leader and the challenges they face

2 July: Bath MBA top 50 in the world for entrepreneurship external website

The Financial Times have placed our full-time MBA among the planet's top 50 for entrepreneurship in 2018

1 July: How to make a 'place-based' industrial strategy work

Dr Phil Tomlinson explores how regions in the UK can make the most of their existing advantages to boost local and national economies

27 June: Why social enterprise matters

Professor Dimo Dimov and Dr Henrietta Sherwin discuss enterprises balancing economic, environmental and social goals, and their research supporting social enterprises

21 June: Cryptocurrency concerns are unlikely to be long-term external website

Professor Ania Zalewska says we shouldn't let short-term concerns cloud our view of the future in a special cryptocurrency supplement in today's Times

15 June: How career support and hard work helped me get my graduate job with Bank of America Merrill Lynch

MSc Finance with Risk Management student Kejun Audrey Dong on how her course helped her gain the competitive advantage to get a role with a top investment bank

12 June: Cheap alarm clocks better for children than having smartphones at night external website

Parents should take their children's smartphones away from them at night and instead buy them a cheap alarm clock, Professor Adam Joinson says

11 June: Preparing for poverty: America will face a retirement funding crisis external website

Professor Ania Zalewska talks about why "pension fund deficits are a global crisis in waiting" in The Hill

6 June: How Brexit is having an impact on SMEs external website

Professor Michael Mayer spoke to The Telegraph about why small and medium-sized enterprises need to review their supply chains as the UK moves out of the European Union

1 June: Student to represent University at the 2018 One Young World Summit

International Management and Modern Languages student Alex Butterworth will join young people from around the world at the summit in The Hague

31 May: Want to be an academic influencer on social media? Here's how

The Centre for Business, Organisations & Society spoke to some influential academics on social media to get their tips on how to use various platforms effectively

29 May: Best in the UK for accounting and finance, and number four for business, management and marketing

We've been placed first in the country for accounting and finance and fourth for business, management and marketing in The Guardian's 2019 University Guide

22 May: Bringing interests, passion and expertise together: why I chose IDO for my PhD

Samantha North talks about moving from being a writer living abroad to doing her PhD in our Information, Decisions and Operations Division

16 May: Calls for 'golden triangle' to boost economy external website

Speakers at a University of Bath event urged universities, government and business to work together to drive economic growth and social wellbeing

10 May: An environment for success: how School of Management graduates started a business while studying

Jack Cowell and Jack MacHugh discuss starting a business while at university, and how being at Bath helped them

10 May: Centre for Governance, Regulation and Industrial Strategy (CGR&IS) hosts workshop on Industrial Policy

CGR&IS worked with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) to host an international workshop on industrial policy on the 26 April 2018

9 May: The 12th Workshop on the organization, economics and policy of scientific research

The Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bath (CREI@Bath) hosted a workshop in April to give researchers the chance to discuss the processes behind the organisation of science

4 May: 'Golden Triangle' essential to deliver social and economic benefits to UK

A University of Bath event brought government, business and academic speakers together to explore the 'Golden Triangle' of collaborative working.

3 May: MBA students win top prize at European competition

A team of our MBA students have won the Amsterdam MBA Challenge

2 May: A view of Brexit and its impact on industrial strategy

Dr Felicia Fai discusses how Brexit could accelerate changes to industrial strategy in the UK

25 April: Accounting and Finance student wins prize at Undergraduate of the Year awards

Charlie Francis won the Future Chief Financial Officer award at the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year awards 2018

25 April: Number one in the UK for Marketing and top three for Accounting and Finance

The Complete University Guide 2019 has ranked us 1st in the UK for Marketing, 3rd for Accounting and Finance and 4th for Business and Management Studies

24 April: 'Golden Triangle' of business, government and university could turbocharge region's economy

Business, government and universities must better collaborate to unlock economic opportunities, speakers will urge at a major conference

23 April: World-class systems rather than world-class universities external website

Professor Rajani Naidoo explains why investment in world-class universities is isolating students from the most disadvantaged areas of society

19 April: Industrial policy; back on the agenda?

Dr Phil Tomlinson discusses the re-emergence of industrial policy and how it's being used to enhance growth and development within specific places

18 April: New funding to understand online behaviour and threats to national security

Researchers including Professor Adam Joinson receive £2.88m to continue work to identify and reduce radicalisation to decrease security threats

18 April: Stormy waters ahead for the ad industry external website

Donald Lancaster discusses Martin Sorrell's decision to leave WPP and what may happen to the wider advertising industry in the future

12 April: Poorest smokers would quit if cigarette prices increased external website

Dr Robert Branston on research that suggests around 67 million smokers worldwide would quit smoking if the price of packets of cigarettes was increased by 50%

6 April: The gender pay gap in Somerset external website

Dr Chris Dawson spoke to BBC Radio Somerset about the gender pay gap in our region and the reasons behind this

29 March: How this MSc Management student is tackling the UK's food poverty crisis external website

Miranda Khamis explains what inspired her to co-create Food Drop and how her master's course has helped it succeed

28 March: The motherhood penalty in academia

Dr Cornelia Lawson explains her research on why fewer women progress to senior academic roles

22 March: Bath top four in the UK for student experience

The University has been ranked fourth in the UK and number one in the South West for student experience in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey

19 March: Researchers take tobacco control message to Africa

Dr Rob Branston and colleagues from the Department for Health visited South Africa earlier this month to participate in the World Conference on Tobacco or Health – an event that focuses on tobacco control as a global issue

8 March: Being a woman leader – Man, I feel like a woman

Want to know what it's really like to be a woman leader in 2018? Our Dean, Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, talks loneliness, mansplaining and keeping a sense of self in an honest and personal reflection for International Women's Day 2018

7 March: Like it or not, personal health technology is getting smarter external website

A look at the increasing number of health technology devices and how useful they can be, featuring research from Dr Lukasz Piwek

1 March: IPR policy brief "Place-Based Perspectives on the UK Industrial Strategy"

Edited by Felicia Fai, this policy brief provides expert views on a recent government White Paper "Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future"

20 February: Huge pension fund deficits are a global crisis in waiting external website

Professor Ania Zalewska looks at why the pension industry might trigger another global financial and economic meltdown

15 February: Oxfam "have to call for a review" external website

Our Dean, Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, spoke to BBC Radio Wiltshire about the challenges Oxfam face following the recent scandal

7 February: Don't know what a leader looks like? Nor do they - until they look in a mirror external website

Your vision of a good leader might be closer to home than you think, says Nancy Harding in this Conversation article

1 February: Five tips to ensure your supermarket is listening to you on social media external website

Are your messages getting lost in the social media vacuum? Dr Sarah Glozer has some top tips to change that

16 January: Open banking – the invisible reform that will shake up UK financial services external website

What does open banking mean? Dr Ru Xie explains the reform and its potential impacts

18 December: MBA graduate helping to drive startups outside of London external website

Matt Brook talks about his work with entrepreneurial companies in areas such as the South West and how they'll be key to the UK's economic growth post-Brexit

18 December: The top ten responsible business stories of 2017

Professor Andrew Crane and Dr Sarah Glozer look back at the big responsible business stories and scandals of 2017

18 December: Business schools as change agents in an era of corruption external website

Dr Tahiru Liedong speaks to University World News about his research on how business schools in Africa can help to fight corruption

7 December: Meet the students making volunteering easier for everyone

Miranda Khamis and Everest Ekong have set up Food Drop to help get food to those most in need in Bath

7 December: School of Management student helps GB serve up tennis title triumph

MSc Management student Pippa Horn helped Great Britain win a gold medal at the Master'U BNP Paribas tournament in France

1 December: Bath MBA students win top prize for green finance app idea

A team of Bath MBA students have won the Leading Futures 2017 competition with their carbon footprint-reducing app idea

28 November: Business schools have a role to play in fighting corruption in Africa external website

Dr Tahiru Liedong: "If the fight against corruption in Africa is to succeed, business managers must learn to engage public officers differently. The ability to do this can be developed in business schools"

17 November: MBA students heading to Spain for final of FinTech competition

A team of Bath MBA students will travel to Barcelona this month to pitch their financial technology venture idea after reaching the final of the Leading Futures competition

16 November: Why cuteness wins over neediness when making charitable donations external website

Dr Yvetta Simonyan explores why we favour giving to more attractive, cuter charitable causes

16 November: Reshoring vs staying abroad external website

Research from Brian Squire and Emma Brandon-Jones looks at the positives and negatives of companies moving back to the UK and the USA

14 November: Colombia: how universities can help to build lasting peace external website

Our own Professor Rajani Naidoo and Dr José Restrepo on how higher education is helping to spread peace in Colombia

14 November: School of Management recognised for commitment to sustainability

The Principles of Responsible Management Education initiative have recognised us for our work to promote sustainability through teaching and research

13 November: Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate change external website

Simon Wilde looks at the motives behind big banks' investments to 'fight climate change'

6 November: HPC Supply Chain Innovation Lab: connecting business leaders, policymakers and academics

The HPC Supply Chain Innovation Lab are working with EDF Energy to analyse the management of the supply chain for the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station construction

31 October: Student tells of Mexican earthquake experiences

BSc International Management student Hayden Lefley, who was studying in Puebla through Mexico's recent earthquakes, has shared his experiences during and after the disasters

30 October: Researchers to examine urban education in developing countries

Dr Robin Shields will lead an investigation into the impact schools' management models have on their communities in developing countries after receiving a £600,000 grant

30 October: Wise up to tobacco industry tax juggling tactics

Research co-authored by Dr Rob Branston has revealed how the tobacco industry has kept products cheap for the poorest in society, despite tax increases

23 October: Dr José Restrepo explains how HE is spreading peace in Colombia

Dr José Restrepo, president of Universidad del Rosario, explores the role of universities in the transition to peace in Colombia

18 October: Overseas anti-slavery initiatives flourish, but domestic governance gaps persist

Andrew Crane looks at why UK-based companies need to address labour exploitation in their supply chains at home as well as overseas

11 October: Khanya College: a South African story of decolonisation external website

Professor Rajani Naidoo talks about how the story of Khanya College proves decolonised learning is entirely possible

4 October: Need versus beauty - how the "beauty premium" affects charitable giving

Dr Yvette Simonyan explores why donors tend to favour more attractive charitable causes

3 October: Top three for Accounting and Finance and Business Studies

The Times and The Sunday Times have placed us in the UK's top three for Accounting and Finance and Business Studies in their Good University Guide for 2018

21 September: Case study - it's not cricket external website

The Times profile Gareth Rees, who juggled his MBA with his cricket career. Requires subscription

14 September: Why businesses fail to detect modern slavery at work external website

Andy Crane discusses why businesses must change their approaches to labour supply chains in this article for The Conversation

5 September: Professor Russ Vince recognised for MBA teaching

The British Academy of Management gave Professor Russ Vince an Educational Practice Award this week for his teaching on the Bath MBA

5 September: Why don't we trust computers to make business predictions? external website

Professor Paul Goodwin explores why not trusting computers to make business predictions is a mistake

4 September: Social media: risky (research) business?

Dr Sarah Glozer reflects on the risk of social media research and considers how it might be overcome

10 August: We must rescue social science research from obscurity external website

The publication game that researchers are obliged to play has stripped the purpose out of social research. Time to change the rules, says Yiannis Gabriel

2 August: Why the quest for a single currency for West Africa won't materialise soon external website

Dr Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong on the problems West African countries face to introduce a single currency by 2020.

1 August: Leading lights on campus to discuss future healthcare advances at ORAHS 2017 conference

Over 150 delegates from nearly 30 countries are on campus this week for the 43rd annual meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS).

26 July: Marketing award for PhD student

Marilena Gemtou has received a Worshipful Company of Marketors award for her work on customer revenge behaviour.

20 July: Individual personal pensions fare worse than group pensions

Our research suggests people who take out an individual personal pension can expect lower returns than those who invest in a group personal pension plan.

18 July: African citizens have good reasons to be fed up with their politicians external website

Dr Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong on politics and money in Africa and how a lack of change is making social problems worse.

11 July: When does going the extra mile become a damaging behaviour? external website

Professor Nicholas Kinnie talks about how employees going above and beyond can be dangerous.

5 July: How to cultivate trust external website

University of Bath Vice-President and Dean of the School of Management, Veronica Hope Hailey, has been working with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for their research on how to build trust in modern business.

4 July: Student ice cream entrepreneur scoops degree at summer ceremony

Co-founder of handcrafted ice cream company Pan-n-Ice, Rob Huysinga, will graduate this week during the University's summer award ceremonies.

3 July: Graduate Joe Hill on his degree and how he's now helping businesses tackle ethical challenges

Joe, of FTI Consulting, spoke with current MSc students Elliot Johnston and Sanum Jain about his role in firms taking on the ethical challenges of the financial services industry.

26 June: School of Management awards new Indian scholarships for 2017/18

We are delighted to announce that Anjali Gupta, Karen Ramos and Shivani Nirula have been awarded scholarships for the 2017/18 academic year as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

23 June: Research shows ethical brands criticised more for child labour abuses external website

School of Management research has revealed apparel companies with a clean record for ethical sourcing of labour may be criticised more severely than less scrupulous competitors if child labor becomes an issue in their supply chains.

22 June: Bath gets Gold for top quality teaching

We have received a Gold award for excellence in teaching, as part of the UK Government's new assessment of teaching quality in universities.

21 June: Public reasoning and the public intellectual

Malcolm McIntosh, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Management, recently passed away. In this extract from his book, he speaks about the need for academics and other experts to reengage meaningfully with society.

21 June: Marriage makes men fatter

Our research has revealed being married makes men gain weight, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem.

14 June: MSc students work with top companies during Practice Track project

Some of our MSc students will present business analysis reports to a selection of our corporate partners as part of their Practice Track project this month.

13 June: 'Business schools need to stop thinking of themselves as fortress-like' external website

University of Bath Vice-President and Dean of the School of Management, Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, spoke to Developing Leaders Quarterly about the importance of cross-disciplinary initiatives.

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9 June: Case study: How Walmart uses blockchain

How do you know whether food standards are being met at every step of a complex, global supply chain? Professor Michael Lewis has been involved in Walmart's use of blockchain to trace its pork products from farm to table.

7 June: Chris Archer-Brown shortlisted for Best Mentor/Advisor Award

Dr Chris Archer-Brown has been shortlisted for the Best Mentor/Advisor prize at the SPARKies 2017 awards.

5 June: Health tracker research among most popular for 2016

Dr Lukasz Piwek's paper on wearable health technology was among the top 50 most downloaded articles on PLOS Medicine in 2016.

2 June: Insight: Education Pressure external website

Professor Rajani Naidoo spoke live on TRT World's Insight programme about the pressures students around the world face with higher education.

1 June: People with ADHD can turn symptoms to their advantage as entrepreneurs external website

Hyperactivity and impulsiveness are symptoms that pose daily challenges to people living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but our research shows they can be beneficial when it comes to entrepreneurship.

26 May: Top three in UK for Masters in Management

The Economist have placed us third in the UK in their 2017 Masters in Management rankings.

25 May: New research proves the 'migrant work ethic' exists, in the short term

The received wisdom that migrant workers have a stronger 'work ethic' than UK-born workers has been proven for the first time by a new study of Central and East European migrants from the School of Management.

19 May: MBAs pitch entrepreneurial ideas at University's Innovation Centre

Our MBA students presented their entrepreneurial business ideas to a panel of experts, who selected the best in a range of areas.

19 May: Scaling walls and building bridges in higher education external website

Professor Rajani Naidoo speaks about breaking down barriers to higher education.

19 May: Bridging the inter-generational chasm in higher education external website

University of Bath Vice-President and Dean of the School of Management, Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, on the inter-generational gap in higher education and the role of the modern business school.

19 May: MBAs pitch entrepreneurial ideas at University's Innovation Centre

MBA students recently presented their entrepreneurial business ideas to a panel of experts.

17 May: Conference spotlights HE's role in global social transformation

In a world wrestling with challenging social and economic problems and increasing inequalities, university leaders and researchers gathered at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, to discuss how business schools and higher education can contribute to the well-being of everyone, including excluded groups.

16 May: School of Management 2nd in the UK for Business, Management & Marketing

The Guardian University Guide 2018 has ranked us 2nd in the UK for Business, Management & Marketing, with the University rising to 5th overall in the country.

5 May: University of Bath and global leaders in engineering to tackle South West's productivity problem

The University of Bath and four leading engineering organisations are joining forces to address the productivity problem that is hindering business growth in the South West.

3 May: PhDs challenged to sum up three years' work in just three minutes

One slide, no props and just three minutes to sum up an 80,000-word dissertation. Come and hear our Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finalists this weekend.

26 April: Introducing our Three Minute Thesis finalists

Rweyemamu (Ray) Ndibalema and Severina Iankova will represent the School at the University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final on Saturday 6 May.

26 April: School of Management still number one for Marketing

The Complete University Guide 2018 has again ranked us first for Marketing in the UK.

19 April: the psychology of a cranky trip to Costco external website

Professor Nancy Pucinelli on the 'treasure hunt phenomenon' and psychology of wholesale shoppers.

11 April: Women in Leadership programme is 'challenging and refreshing'

University of Bath Vice-President and Dean of the School of Management, Professor Veronica Hope Hailey brings together an impressive group of speakers for next month's Women in Leadership programme.

11 April: Graduate wins management book award

IMML graduate Grace Marshall has won the Commuter's Read category in the Management Book of the Year awards.

10 April: Why ADHD can be a valuable bonus for entrepreneurs external website

Elements of the condition are well suited to getting on with business, says Dimo Dimov in this Conversation article.

5 April: 50th anniversary conference to explore higher education's contribution to inclusive development

A conference in South Africa this month will explore how higher education can show value to society through 'inclusive development'.

4 April: Senior business speakers present to Bath MBAs at our London facility

Bath MBA students travelled to London earlier this month to hear from four senior business speakers.

30 March: MBA employers want soft skills - the Bath MBA gives students just that external website

We asked employers what they wanted, and designed our new programme around their answers.

29 March: South West business leaders identify top barriers to growth

Cultivating leading sectors is vital to development, say key companies at special event.

22 March: Bath MBAs build internship and project connections with businesses

MBA students meet with companies to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

21 March: School and IPR welcome Taiwanese delegation

Industrial Technology Research Institute gathering insights into the way the UK does industrial strategy.

20 March: The biases that keep good R&D projects from getting funded external website

Novelty 'sweet spot' makes R&D committees more likely to fund a project, say Ammon Salter and colleagues in this article for Harvard Business Review.

17 March: People with ADHD can turn symptoms to their advantage as entrepreneurs

Risk taking, passion, persistence and time commitment are all favourable entrepreneurial traits.

16 March: Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated - and firms are struggling to keep up external website

You know it's serious when even Google and Paypal have been targeted, say Emma Williams in this Conversation piece.

14 March: Bath Executive MBA ranked top 20 in Europe

Higher education analysts QS have ranked our Executive MBA as one of the 20 best in Europe.

13 March: Supporting local charities with online fundraising challenge

MSc students are taking part in a new challenge to raise money for six local charities.

9 March: Why women and men too easily accept the gender pay gap external website

A difference in psychology could explain the difference in rewards, says Chris Dawson in this article for The Conversation.

7 March: Mike Lewis and co-authors receive Case Centre Award

A case co-authored by Professor Mike Lewis has won its category at the Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2017.

3 March: How too much information can stop people from being sustainable consumers external website

Information isn't always key to changing people's behaviour, say Pete Nuttall and Avi Shankar in The Conversation.

1 March: The Bath MBA reaccredited

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has reaccredited the Bath MBA for the maximum period of five years.

22 February: Avi Shankar returns to BBC1 consumer spending show

'Shop Well For Less' helps families across the UK stop their bad shopping habits.

20 February: What makes a great HR leader? external website

The way HR directors are viewed by senior management colleagues has changed, says Veronica Hope Hailey in this CIPD blog post.

17 February: Why Entrepreneurs Should Get An MBA external website

When Ben Tyrrell sold his moving company, his revenues topped $10 million. Had he taken the Bath MBA beforehand, he thinks he could have sold it for more.

14 February: We need a new voice in the debate about business and society

Universities should take a more active role in the debate over whether business is good or bad for societies

13 February: The Bath MBA awarded Finalist for Innovation at AMBA Awards

The Bath MBA was a Finalist at the AMBA Golden Awards, having been shortlisted for the prize alongside just six other leading business schools.

2 February: ISME and University of Bath sign a Memorandum of Understanding

26 January: Why going the extra mile at work could be a backward step external website

Doing well at work can often lead to getting more to do, say Nick Kinnie and Bruce Rayton in this Conversation article

23 January: ICHEM joins global higher education research centre

Jürgen Enders and Rajani Naidoo have joined the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE)

20 January: Trump presidency to affect the quality of financial reporting information

Use of 'creative accounting techniques' will rise in Republican-governed states, according to new research

12 January: Sustainability means good business external website

Leaders need to understand the broader roles of business and society, says Veronica Hope Hailey in this Business Reporter interview

3 January: I left India for the Bath MBA - now I'm launching a technology startup in the UK external website

Kapil Reddy is one of the first recipients of our Foulathi Scholarship scheme to support entrepreneurs

22 December: 'A great black book': how to exploit contacts for global success external website

Serial entrepreneurs benefit from the extra experience, says Professor Dimo Dimov in this Guardian article

12 December: Celebrating the vision of sustainability in business

Professor Andrew Crane talks about new ways of thinking about the social, ethical and environmental dimensions of business at this 50th Anniversary event

8 December: Discovery showcase shines spotlight on our sustainability research

CEO of Unilever Paul Polman speaks at 50th anniversary event

8 December: Legislation alone not enough to close gender gap in boardroom

Study finds countries that invest more in family-friendly welfare policies boast more women in the boardroom

5 December: I quit my CEO job for the Bath MBA, now I'm starting two ethical businesses external website

Nicola Cardy is flying the flag for women in business

2 December: 12 European MBA programmes you need to know about external website

Two-year MBA programmes in the US suffer. Cheaper, one-year European MBA programmes are on the rise

30 November: University embarks on pioneering partnership with EDF Energy

New research partnership will establish the Hinkley Point C Supply Chain Innovation Lab

17 November: Meet the international MBAs triple jumping into careers in Europe external website

For almost a decade, Ivan Muñoz worked in finance in his native Mexico. Determined to pursue a career in Europe, he relocated to our School of Management for his MBA

11 November: How John Lewis owns Christmas external website

John Lewis' Christmas advert is highly anticipated and guaranteed to get Britain spending, say Avi Shankar and Tim Hill in this Conversation article.

3 November: School of Management strengthens links with India with launch of new scholarships

We are delighted to announce the launch of three new Indian scholarships to commemorate the University’s 50th anniversary.

2 November: From shopping to politics - why a department store boss has what it takes to be mayor external website

Former John Lewis CEO Andrew Street is switching to politics. He's got what it takes, argues Veronica Hope Hailey in this Conversation article.

1 November: Dodge the tornado - how to prepare for the unpredictable. external website

Richard Fairchild joins the discussion about `Black Swan' events and how to mitigate financial risks.

31 October: Here's how this unique UK business school is attracting new generations Of MBAs external website

Jordanna Ber relocated thousands of miles across the Atlantic to pursue an MBA with us.

21 October: Can buying less be good business? external website

Avi Shankar asks if Patagonia's business model is one to follow in his Conversation article

20 October: School of Management Student Association runs sell-out Media Masterclass

The School of Management Student Association (SoMSA) began its second year with an exclusive Media Masterclass.

18 October: Ania Zalewska speaks at launch of public report

The Committee on Standards on Public Life recently invited Ania Zalewska to speak at the launch of the public report Striking the Balance.

17 October: 'Smart specialisation' and building links with SMEs

Over 100 SMEs in the automotive and aerospace industries think they will benefit from working with IAAPS, says Phil Tomlinson.

10 October: ICHEM peacebuilding seminar features in Times Higher external website

Universities have a role to play in Colombian peace, says university leader.

6 October: Stern review says little about how REF has affected teaching external website

Stern colludes with a state of affairs that harbours grave troubles for institutions, students, graduates and society at large, writes Yiannis Gabriel in The Conversation.

15 September: Richard Fairchild on startups and crowdfunding external website

Corporate finance expert tells Forbes magazine that equity crowdfunding comes with its problems. Read the original article external website

23 August: How advertisers seduce our subconscious external website

It's the adverts we notice least which work the most, says Robert Heath in this Conversation article.

22 August: Why a growing number of working mothers are choosing to go freelance in the corporate world external website

High fees and independence make consultancy a popular option for professionals with families, writes David Cross in The Conversation.

10 August: University selected for Tier 4 visa pilot

The Home Office have selected us for a pilot scheme giving one-year master's students the opportunity to benefit from a streamlined visa application process.

8 August: Examining the voting data behind Brazil's corporate governance reforms

Professor Ania Zalewska and Brazilian colleagues are investigating how companies voted for governance reforms.

28 July 2016: Students visit BMW Oxford Mini Plant

MSc students from the Innovation & Technology Management degree were invited to visit the BMW Oxford Mini Plant recently.

18 July 2016: Students visit McLaren Technology Centre

Students recently enjoyed a private tour of the McLaren Technology Centre.

12 July 2016: Students pitch business ideas Stateside

Business Administration students James Courtney and Harry Cobbold among students pitching ideas in Silicon Valley and New York’s tech sector.

12 July 2016: Free online course on improving health and social care provision

Sign up now for this six week course starting 5 September.

6 July 2016: National festival showcases latest trends in research

Latest innovations in research methods come under the spotlight as the University hosts ESRC’s 7th Research Methods Festival.

22 June 2016: Game theory offers a better way forward in Britain's EU drama external website

Whatever happens in the referendum, Britain will continue negotiating the terms of its relationship with Europe. Game theory might offer some insights, says Richard Fairchild in this Conversation article.

14 June 2016: How can we achieve effective management and leadership skills in the public sector?

At this IPR seminar, Veronica Hope Hailey discussed the vanished perception of the public sector as a model employer.

8 June 2016: Impact on business debated at EU referendum event

Six expert panellists dicussed a range of topics at our EU referendum event on 2 June.

6 June 2016: Top companies support MSc Practice Track project

MSc students will begin the practice track element of their degree this month. Seven companies will support the MSc Practice Track project. Students apply learned concepts and theories to practical problems and issues. In teams they analyse business challenges presented to them by one of the supporting companies. Using skills gained during their course, they have two weeks to develop solutions.

23 May 2016: How democratic is the European Union? external website

Alan Butt Philip investigates the argument that British people are represented by their national parliament than by the EU.

20 May 2016: 1st for Marketing in Complete University Guide 2017

The University of Bath School of Management is 1st for Marketing in the Complete University Guide 2017. The school also took 2nd place in the Business and Management and Accounting and Finance subject groups.

17 May 2016: New competitive landscape for higher education confirmed in white paper external website

The Government may soon allow universities that excel at teaching to raise their fees. In this Conversation article Roger King explores this competitive landscape.

17 May 2016: What can business learn from Leicester City's miracle manager? external website

The beautiful game is not a normal business, says Yiannis Gabriel in this piece for the Conversation.

12 May 2016: How to hack the hackers: the human side of cybercrime external website

Lack of attention makes it easier for scammers, says Adam Joinson in this Nature article.

5 May 2016: Prestige 'has little influence' over university Twitter networks external website

Robin Shields paper finds that universities are more likely to interact with institutions that are closer to them.

3 May 2016: Empowering higher education in South Africa

Find out how our International Centre for Higher Education Management is working with international institutions to guide policy and train higher education leaders of the future.

25 April 2016: University to establish London facility for research and executive teaching

New presence in the heart of the capital to be used for School of Management seminars and programmes.

25 April 2016: Rajani Naidoo warns of higher education's competition fetish in Worldviews Annual Lecture

Professor Rajani Naidoo recently delivered the 2016 Worldviews Annual Lecture on Media and Higher Education. Her talk at the University of Toronto warned against the fetishisation of competition in higher education.

21 April 2016: Exciting times ahead: Mike Willis on changes to the Bath MBA

The world-ranked MBA programme at Bath recently underwent a strategic review and as a result, a revised programme has been announced featuring a number of exciting changes.

21 April 2016: Dr Iain Davies on ethics in fashion external website

In this Management Today article, Dr Iain Davies comments on how fashion retailers' ethical credentials don't necessarily affect consumer behaviour.

19 April 2016: Lukasz Piwek interviewed on ABC Australia radio external website

Dr Lukasz Piwek appeared on 4 April edition of ABC Australia's Health Report. He discussed the benefits of using a fitness tracker compared to a smart phone (9m 52s). He also discussed fitness trackers' potential use in healthcare settings (24m 57s). Listen to the programme external website or read a full transcript external website.

12 April 2016: Student business competition winner launches company

Third year student James Courtney has won the University's student business plan competition. He will put his restaurant reward scheme app idea into practice during his placement year.

8 April 2016: Alumni founded social enterprise helping East African businesses

A social enterprise founded by Bath alumni has completed its first impact consulting projects in Nairobi. Tom Fairburn and Toby Hanington graduated with a BSc in Business Administration in 2014.

7 April 2016: Students shortlisted for Management Undergraduate of the Year

Business Administration students Emma Robinson and Adam Bevan are among ten finalists for Management Undergraduate of the Year.

24 March 2016: David Cross runner-up at the Bath 3MT Finals

PhD student David Cross was named runner-up at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Bath Finals on 23 March.

21 March 2016: Meet our Three Minute Thesis finalist

David Cross was recently crowned Management winner of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) campus heat. He will compete for a place in the national final on Wednesday 23 March.

18 March 2016: Management students launch Interrail Planner website

Two of our undergraduates have launched a free website, Interrail Planner, to help Interrail travellers. Over 450 people have signed up since its launch in February.

17 March 2016: Excellent results for Bath in Student Experience Survey

We have ranked joint first place in the country for universities that students would recommend to their friends. Published today, the THE Student Experience Survey places Bath fifth nationwide for overall experience.

15 March 2016: Students association hosts creative directors in first official event

The School of Management Students Association (the SoMSA) hosted their first official event recently. It was titled 'Is strategy essential to creativity?' and featured presentations from leading experts in the creative industry.

08 March 2016: Avi Shankar advises new BBC One consumer show

Professor of Consumer Research Avi Shankar is part of a new BBC One show that looks at how we shop and opens our eyes to a smarter way to buy.

07 March 2016: Why do we fall for scams? external website

In this piece for the Conversation, Research Fellow Emma Williams explores the psychology of mass-market scams.

03 March 2016: CIPD Q&A: Professor Veronica Hope–Hailey on why relationships flounder without trust external website

People Management caught up with Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey to unpick the ‘hard’ concepts that underpin trust, and find out why many organisations are measuring engagement incorrectly.

25 February 2016: MBA student speaks at Remote Healthcare Middle East conference external website

MBA student Mohammad Al Safadi recently spoke at the Remote Healthcare Middle East Conference in Abu Dhabi. Mohammad, a Chevening scholar, discussed opportunities to increase the quality of healthcare in crisis areas.

23 February 2016: Bring on the Three Minute Thesis final

PhD candidate David Cross recently won the Management heat of the Bath Three Minute Thesis competition. On 23 March he will compete for a place in the national competition external website. You can find out more and watch David's performance on the research marketing blog.

16 February 2016: The British steel industry: beyond repair? external website

In Redcar, a town in the north-east of England, the community is reeling from the closure of a steelworks. More than 1,000 of the workers who were made redundant are looking for work four months later.

16 February 2016: How a softly-softly approach could make Big Tobacco turn over a new leaf external website

Making and selling cigarettes may not be an edifying business, but it is a very lucrative one. In 2013 the profit of the world’s top six tobacco companies was US$44.1 billion – equivalent to the combined profits of Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, General Mills, FedEx, AT&T, Google, McDonald’s and Starbucks. The problem is that this profit is made almost entirely from a product that kills many of its long-term users.

15 February 2016: IMML students to represent KPMG Luxembourg in International Case Competition

Four undergraduates have been selected to take part in the finals of the KPMG International Case Competition. They will travel to Dubai in April to compete at the International Finals.

15 February 2016: Survey - researchers committed to boosting economy through greater collaboration

A survey of over 18,000 UK academics shows that the majority are committed to helping the British economy grow by engaging with employers and wider society.

15 February 2016: Push the tobacco industry to change through economic incentives

Researchers say measures to reduce smoking would be more successful if policy makers intervened to curb the vast profitability of the tobacco industry.

10 February 2016: Pierre McDonagh, University of Bath - Electric Cars external website

The electric car has yet to hit the mainstream.

Pierre McDonagh, professor of marketing at the University of Bath, delves into the steps to get electric vehicles in more driveways.

8 February 2016: Four reasons for European businesses to hire migrants external website

Focusing on the negatives of migration is easy, but leads to underuse or exploitation, argues Florence Karaba. In this piece for the Conversation, she describes how businesses can benefit by hiring from this pool of employees.

3 February 2016: Do fitness trackers make you fitter? external website

Nearly 20 million fitness trackers were sold last year. These digital devices – which track everything from heart-rate to the number of steps you take – are sold on the promise that they will help the owner lose weight and become fitter and happier. Unfortunately, like many sports performance products, research to support their usefulness is limited.

1 February 2016: Graduate named on Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List

Forbes magazine has named alumnus Felix Haffa on the inaugural 30 Under 30 Europe List.

25 January 2016: Consumers given false impression of pension fund performance

Benchmarks that measure the performance of pension funds, and fees charged to consumers by investment fund managers, require greater scrutiny, suggests new research from our School of Management.

25 January 2016: MSc students take on the Future Business Challenge 2016

MSc students from the School of Management are taking part in a week-long project designed to help them enhance their business knowledge.

21 January 2016: Apply now for PhD studentships

The University of Bath School of Management is seeking applications to its PhD Studentships by outstanding individuals who want to pursue professional academic careers

18 January 2016: Join us for Research Rocket

Join us on 3 February for a free event showcasing the University's exciting and wide-ranging research.

14 January 2016: Professor Roger King, comments on University regulation for the University World News

Visiting Professor Roger King, who led the Higher Education Commission’s work on a new regulatory landscape, questions whether the government really is offering students adequate protection.

04 January 2016: Dr Philip Cooper provides expert comment in an article on ACCA website

The case for collaboration: organisations expect a more value-added contribution from accountants at various levels of experience according to Dr Philip Cooper.

22 December 2015: Rob Briner appointed Honorary Fellow by Institute for Employment Studies

Rob is one of seventy-two individuals elected to this prestigious Fellowship which brings together those at the forefront of employment issues.

22 December 2015: Accounting and Finance students experience Harley-Davidson

Students on the Strategic Financial Decisions module of our BSc in Accounting and Finance experienced two exciting interactions with Harley-Davidson recently.

17 December 2015: Christmas advertisers pluck too hard on the heartstrings

Dr Robert Heath writes in The Guardian that emotion presented subtly in ads works far better than ramming it down your throat, which is currently the most popular strategy used by marketers at Christmas.

17 December 2015: Students put on a vintage party for people with dementia

A team of postgraduate students from the School of Management organised a vintage Christmas tea party for local people with dementia to bring back memories of Christmas past, at Alzheimer’s Society’s Pinelea Day Centre in Midsomer Norton.

14 December 2015: Bad reviews: Why is traditional performance management falling from favour?

If feedback from senior managers, employees and HRs themselves is anything to go by, performance management is under-performing.

Annual appraisals are viewed as an inefficient chore, and systems which rank employees as potentially divisive. For instance, the opaque metrics and individual managers' preferences which often determine bonuses can cause disputes at this time of year. The difficulty is deciding what should replace existing evaluation methods.

14 December 2015: Why soft climate deals are better than tough ones

The Paris climate talks have been heralded as a historic deal. But while they have been praised for the very feat of reaching an agreement and for setting an ambitious aim to keep warming below 2℃ and endeavouring to limit it to 1.5℃, the agreement has been criticised for being weak. In terms of achieving the 1.5℃ limit, it is up to the states themselves to change their behaviour and they can pull out of the agreement at any point. This, however, might not be such a bad thing.

04 December 2015: Fame and bullying on Yik Yak - and how to deal with it

A social media platform called Yik Yak that has taken universities by storm is also raising concerns over anonymous cyberbullying of students and academics. Yik Yak, which lets users comment anonymously on events and issues in their local area, has been at the centre of allegations of bullying and other forms of abuse.

03 December 2015: Olympian Lawrence Clarke clears Masters hurdle to graduate

Olympic hurdler Lawrence Clarke, who finished fourth in the London 2012 Olympic Games 110m Hurdles Final, will graduate with an Msc in Management at Bath Assembly Rooms on Tuesday 8 December.

02 December 2015: Why struggling economies have a stake in COP21

Kostas Iatridis discusses the benefits of tackling climate change in Europe, even for those countries in economic crisis, for The Conversation.

02 December 2015: Lowering lot size benefits stock exchanges and investors

Removing constraints on the minimum number of shares that can be traded in a single transaction on the stock exchange would benefit individual investors and exchanges around the world, according to new research.

26 November 2015: School of Management researchers advise the UK ceramics industry

Dr Rob Branston, Dr Felicia Fai, and Dr Phil Tomlinson have conducted a research report on the importance of international trade fairs for stimulating innovation in the ceramic industry.

26 November 2015: Visiting Professor Roger King discusses effects of the Spending Review on education

Chancellor George Osborne has set out government spending plans up to 2020. Prof King, amongst other experts, gives his thoughts on how the axe has fallen

25 November 2015: Bath ranked in top ten of world’s best universities under 50

The University of Bath has jumped five places to a record high of 7th in this year’s QS ‘50 under 50’ rankings of the world’s best universities under 50 years of age.

20 November 2015: Visit by the Hungarian Ambassador

On 6 November the Hungarian Ambassador visited the University as part of the Embassy's new strategic plan to meet with Hungarian students to share information on Hungary's place in Europe.

20 November 2015: Academic advises on ethics for regulators

Professor Ania Zalewska has taken part in an expert roundtable discussion on the ethical standards of regulators, organised by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL).

18 November 2015: The predictable consumer no longer exists - our desires are too random

Professor Yiannis Gabriel discusses how our perception of consumers has changed in The Guardian.

11 November 2015: Explainer: new-look regulation on cards for higher education

Universities in the UK face a shakeup in the way they are regulated if proposals set out by the government in a new green paper go ahead as planned; Visiting Professor Roger King writes for The Conversation.

10 November 2015: How susceptible are we to TV advertising?

Dr Robert Heath discusses with Radio 5 Live strategies used by advertising companies [listen from 02.44.29].

10 November 2015: Professor Veronica Hope Hailey featured in HR Magazine on why trust is key to building meaning and purpose at work

Leaders need to take responsibility for scandals and “it’s not good enough” for CEOs to claim that they knew nothing of the unethical activities going on in their organisations, according to HR Most Influential Thinker Veronica Hope Hailey.

27 October 2015: Nine key tips for the campaign to keep Britain in the EU

Donald Lancaster writes an article for The Conversation discussing "In" campaign strategies for the 2017 EU referendum.

23 October 2015: British steel slips into an era of steep decline – it comes as no surprise

Despite cries of foul play, it should not come as a surprise to anyone that the UK steel industry has lost its edge – it was actually lost a while ago. The official line – low prices and a global glut brought on by excess Chinese supply and low demand – is true to some extent. But it tells only part of the story. Dr Baris Yalabik writes in The Conversation.

22 October 2015: Rajani Naidoo comments on Africa's 'teaching shops' (THE)

With the growth of private universities in Africa, Prof Rajani Naidoo warns that programmes such as medicine and engineering at public universities 'may be placed in a vulnerable position'.

19 October 2015: Knocking louder on Europe’s door

Professor Rajani Naidoo is quoted in University World News on what higher education institutions can do for refugees.

19 October 2015: Competition is hindering compassion and conscience

It is clearly very important for universities to contribute to their cities, regions and countries. However, many of the major issues facing humankind such as the destruction of the environment, rising inequality and violence across borders can only be solved by countries and universities working together.

19 October 2015: Expert evidence in call for tobacco tax increases

Research from our Department for Health and School of Management has contributed to a recent report by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health calling on the Chancellor to increase tobacco taxes, to fund a reduction in smoking prevalence.

15 October 2015: BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce on Campus

Frank Ludwig, Director of Manufacturing at Rolls-Royce, recently addressed over 300 students from across the School of Management and Faculty of Engineering and Design in a talk on the history of Rolls-Royce.

05 October 2015: Volunteers needed for study investigating consumer responses to service experience

The study involves reading a scenario and answering a questionnaire. It will take place in 8W 1.25 and participants will be reimbursed £5 for their time.

30 September 2015: Bath embarks on ground-breaking deal with South African Government

The University is to provide advanced leadership training to senior South African Higher Education professionals in a ground-breaking new partnership with the South African Government.

29 September 2015: School of Management Faculty in Top 5 HR Most Influential UK Thinkers 2015

Professor Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, and Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management, have been listed in the top 5 HR most Influential UK Thinkers 2015.

29 September 2015: New report shows HR professionals are providing increasingly sophisticated support behind the scenes of transformational change

A new report by Professors Julia Balogun and Veronica Hope Hailey developed with the Chartered Institute of Professional Development highlights that, just as CEOs and business leaders have demonstrated a greater understanding of what is necessary to implement deep and sustainable change in recent years, senior HR professionals have equally enhanced their knowledge and expertise in the design of change techniques.

28 September 2015: How England’s broken ceramics industry put itself back together

Potteries capital Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire, England, is currently hosting the fourth British Biennial Ceramics festival, an eight-week exhibition and international showcase.

25 September 2015: Why the Volkswagen share price slump goes beyond market logic

Standard financial economics theory states that trading trends are based on rational investors’ expectations of future cashflows, discounted back to wherever the stock had got to at that point. But has the VW share price reaction followed that rationale?

23 September 2015: Number 1 for Business Studies

The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 has ranked the School of Management as first for Business Studies, and fifth for Accounting and Finance, in the UK.

21 September 2015: Bruce Rayton quoted in Times Higher Education article

Bruce gives his opinion on studying abroad and how it enriches not only the student's experience, but also the campus they visit.

18 September 2015: School of Management hosts Academy of Management reception in Vancouver

Professors Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management, and Julia Balogun, Associate Dean for Research, hosted a special reception as part of the annual Academy of Management conference last month.

17 September 2015: Dr Phil Tomlinson and Marc Betton advise House of Commons on a new M4 Junction

A new report identifies a clear business and social case for a new motorway junction at Emersons Green, east of Bristol. The report was launched at the House of Commons by the Gateway2Growth campaign – an action group made up of MPs, business leaders and local supporters.

15 September 2015: Making electric cars fun: why the newest Porsche runs on batteries. Pierre McDonagh featured in The Converstation

After a slow start, electric vehicles are gaining in popularity. London is now host to an electric car-sharing service, which proved successful in Paris.

4 September 2015: Branch campus leaders inexperienced and unsupported, study finds

Leaders of UK universities’ international branch campuses often have little managerial experience and rarely receive enough support from their home institutions, a study has found.

4 September 2015: Dr Richard Fairchild talks to Forbes on social entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are often told to think more socially. It’s what consumers increasingly want to see in the brands they buy from.

For some a social conscience is integral to their business blueprint. For others, it’s something they factor in their growth strategy. Will it influence the people who have the investment capital they need for that growth?

3 September 2015: School of Management excels at Academy of Management 2015

The Academy of Management Annual Meeting is the premier conference for more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space. The 75th Annual Meeting was recently held in Vancouver, Canada.

17 August 2015: Professor Jürgen Enders appointed as member of review panel for four Swedish research funders.

Professor Jürgen Enders has been appointed as an expert member to a review panel of the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte), the Swedish Research Council Formas, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) and the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet, VR).

1 August 2015: Innovation and Technology Management students visit BMW Mini Plant

MSc in Innovation and Technology Management (ITM) students visited the Mini plant in Oxford recently where they had the opportunity to learn about new product development and management at BMW. Tom Festa, Project Manager, talked about his experience of managing the development of new Mini models from an initial idea to car production. The group was hosted by Martin Baker, Talent Management Manager for Europe, who highlighted intern opportunities and graduate jobs available to our students.

31 July 2015: Why do beer adverts assume men are morons?

31 July 2015: Bath MBA programme awarded CIPS Accreditation

The University of Bath School of Management has been awarded Chartered Status for its MBA by the Chartered Institution of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)The Bath MBAis now a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for CIPS members seeking chartered status.

30 July 2015: Danger strikes when foolish humans are left in charge of their financial futures

Much standard economics research is based on the “homo economicus”decision-maker. This is an entirely rational being. An unbiased, unemotional, non-psychological maximiser of the expected usefulness of things and events. Furthermore, this perfect decision-maker is far-sighted, and has complete self-control.

30 July 2015: School of Management graduate to lead the UN Global Compact

Lise Kingo, alumna of the Bath MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice, has been appointed as Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. She will assume the role on 1st September 2015, succeeding George Kell who retires later this year.

22 July 2015: Trans-National Education: Global Wellbeing or New Imperialism?

ICHEM led a session on the role of transnational higher education on global wellbeing and new imperialism at the British Council Going Global Conference.

16 July 2015: BMT Hi-Q Sigma support MSc Practice Track projects

As part of their ongoing Corporate Partnership with The School of Management, BMT Hi-Q Sigma have worked with MSc in International Management students on the practice track element of their degree.

16 July 2015: Professor Avi Shankar wins 'Best Paper in Conference' at the Academy of Marketing Conference 2015

Professor Avi Shankar has won ‘Best Paper in Conference’ at the Academy of Marketing Conference 2015, for his paper ‘A critical reconceptualization of Marketplace Cultures: The Ambiguity of Socialization and the Centrality of Play’ co-authored with Stephen O’Sullivan.

15 July 2015: IMML student attends IDM Marketing Summer School

BSc in International Management and Modern Languages student Stephanie Hawkins was one of 30 specially selected candidates who attended The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) Marketing Summer School, which took place in London from 22-26 June 2015.

10 July 2015: Alternatives to Austerity

Dr Phil Tomlinson and Professor Christos Pitelis have contributed to an Institute for Policy Research (IPR) report which challenges the effectiveness of austerity policies in the UK and Eurozone.

8 July 2015: Rob Briner: Spend longer on evidence-based decision-making

HR directors should spend longer making decisions to ensure they are evidence-based, professor of organisational psychology at the University of Bath’s School of Management Rob Briner has said.

8 July 2015: Citations of Excellence Award for Professor Russ Vince

Integrating emotions into the analysis of institutional work”, (Academy of Management Review, 2012) written by Professor Russ Vince and his co-author, Professor Maxim Voronov of Brock University, Canada has been selected as a winning paper in the prestigious Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2015.

8 July 2015: Russ Vince wins the 2014 ‘That’s Interesting Award’ from the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS)

Professor Russ Vince has won the 2014 ‘That's Interesting Award from the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) for his paper: ‘The Unconscious and Institutional Work’.

8 July 2015: New report on vocational qualifications and degree outcomes

Students with vocational qualifications are less likely to get a First or a 2.1, research shows, with the differences in degree outcome greatest at research-intensive universities.

8 July 2015: Student entrepreneur to graduate with Trunki suitcase founder

An award-winning entrepreneur who graduated on Wednesday 1 July will embark on his business career with inspiration from the founder of Trunki suitcases, Rob Law MBE, who was awarded an honorary degree in the same ceremony.

6 July 2015: Professor Andrew Graves on ITV dicussing Honda

24 June 2015: Dimo Dimov on how big pharmaceutical companies are getting ready to jump on new cancer therapy firms BloombergBusiness

Amid a frenzy of biotechnology acquisitions, a clutch of companies working on a revolutionary cancer treatment have yet to be snatched up. That may be only a matter of time.

24 June 2015: Watch Professor Veronica Hope Hailey on Talking Business, BBC News 24/BBC World as part of feature on sustainable business practice (6 minutes onwards)

12 June 2015: Deutsche does the decent thing as joint CEOs take it on the chin

The resignations of the co-CEOs of Deutsche Bank are a useful example for managers everywhere from an industry which has suffered its share of public outrage.

4 June 2015: MSc students win Bryman & Bell Prize 2015 for outstanding research

School of Management students Alexandra Walker (MSc in Management) and Anna Stober (MSc Sustainability and Management) have been selected as the winners of the Oxford University Press Bryman & Bell Prize 2015.

4 June 2015: Government plans to sell off its remaining shares in Royal Mail

Andrew Graves talks to the BBC about their plans.

28 May 2015: Book launch event exploring industrial policy and reviving UK manufacturing

On Tuesday 19 May, the School of Management’s Centre for International Business & Management (CIBAM) and the Centre for Research in Advertising & Consumption(CRiAC) in conjunction with the University of Bath’s Institute for Policy Research(IPR) hosted a joint Book Launch event.

21 May 2015: How manufacturing can revive growth in the UK economy

Achieving growth and rebalancing the UK economy are among the key challenges facing the newly elected Conservative government.

21 May 20105: If the government is serious about reviving British industry, here’s what needs to be done

The debate around the UK economy has been narrow, principally framed around austerity and cutting the government’s budget deficit. Other important economic issues have received much less attention, including the burgeoning trade deficit, improving our manufacturing capabilities and promoting green technologies.

21 May 20015: MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management Students visit the Bristol and Bath Science Park

On Wednesday 29th April, MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management students visited Bristol and Bath Science Park where they had an opportunity to meet local entrepreneurs.

20 May 2015: School of Management team are L'Oréal Brandstorm UK National Winners 2015

A team of three Bath School of Management students: Katerina Tsironi (MSc in Management with Marketing), Destina Cavdar (MSc in Management with Marketing) and Marine Levillain (MSc in International Management), who formed the team ‘Dans Ma Valise’, have achieved the accolade of UK national winners at the 2015 L'Oréal Brandstorm competition.

19 May 2015: Revitalise UK manufacturing image for sector success

Experts are urging the Government to address the outdated and enduring negative perceptions of the UK manufacturing industry.

7 May 2015: Universities are mismanaging performance says Rob Briner

The misapplication of private sector HR techniques harms individuals without raising performance, Times Higher Educaton.

1 May 2015: 1st for Business and Management in Complete University Guide

The Complete University Guide 2016 has recently been published and sees the University of Bath School of Management take 1st place for Business and Management and 2nd place for Accounting and Finance.

27 April 2015: Student entrepreneurs sample life in Silicon Valley

Three students from the University of Bath have met with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, in a prize trip to San Francisco for student entrepreneurs.

22 April 2015: General Election 2015: Decoding the manifesto minutiae

Prof Michael Beverland on the branding of the leaders’ manifestos

17 April 2015: The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big fashion campaigns

Dr Robert Heath on the use of animals by advertisers

15 April 2015: How should public spending be scrutinised?

Our new research project will inform policy makers and practitioners on how to maintain the quality of public audit in the period of radical reform and public spending cuts.

14 April 2015: International Management and Modern Languages students launch new app

Dominic Stevens and Max Pilgrim have created a new app which allows people to find ‘sports buddies’ in the local area. It is being officially launched at the University of Bath this week.

11 April 2015: Business Administration student wins Business Plan Competition

James Courtney’s fast food discount card idea lands him a week-long trip to New York and Boston to network with alumni in some of the world’s biggest companies.

20 March 2015: School of Management research cited by European Central Bank President

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, has cited the work of the School of Management’s Professor Ian Tonks in justifying the ECB’s expanded asset purchase programme in a major policy speech at the Watchers XVI Conference in Frankfurt on 11th March 2015.

12 March 2015: Dr Robert Heath delivers keynote at Neuromarketing World Forum

Dr Robert Heath will be delivering the keynote address at the Neuromarketing World Forum in Barcelona on 25 March 2015. The Neuromarketing World Forum brings together marketing clients and practitioners of neuroscience from all over the world to discuss this most exciting new way of evaluating advertising. Last year’s keynote speaker was Professor Antonio Damasio.

11 March 2015: New £250,000 MSc scholarship scheme launched

The School of Management is delighted to announce a new scholarship scheme for MSc students worth a quarter of a million pounds

11 March 2015: New guide helps construction industry meet new efficiency standards

Professor Juani Swart has co-developed a guide to help construction businesses implement new government standards.

6 March 2015: Bath MBA students put entrepreneurship into action at the Innovation Centre

Last Friday the second in a series of entrepreneur experience events for University of Bath MBA students took place at the Innovation Centre. The day was divided into 12 pitch and Q&A sessions for the teams to present a business proposal to a  ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors from the SETsquared mentor network.

22 February 2015: No smoke without ire: Big Tobacco gets angry

Dr Robert Branston featured in The Irish Independent

12 February 2015: Largest ever scholarship scheme

Accounting & Finance students are set to benefit from an EY scholarship scheme to help fund their studies and support their career

12 February 2015: Vasileios Pappas ‘Lessons from Islamic Finance for a Greek debt swap deal’

Greece and its creditors remain locked in a heated debate over how its debt should be financed. The newly elected Syriza government need to renegotiate their current bailout programme, in order to carry out their proposals to repeal austerity and re-invest in public services.

05 February 2015: Official launch of the Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement

On Thursday 22 January, the School of Management welcomed over 100 special guests to the launch of its latest research centre, the Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI2).

05 February 2015: Juani Swart awarded public engagement grant

Professor Juani Swart was recently awarded a public engagement grant to host a stakeholder workshop on the 'Behaviours for Collaboration' (B4C).

28 January 2015: Chris Archer-Brown on the rise of mobile users and the risks and opportunities for marketers

A study of 30 major world economies reveals how worldwide internet use continues to expand to more than three billion users, but it also demonstrates also how this growth is being driven by mobile phones and social media, particularly in the developing world.

22 January 2015: The most annoying adverts from the past 15 years

Dr Haiming Hang discusses why using annoying jingles is a dangerous strategy

21 January 2015: New research centre to tackle NHS problems

The Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement (CHI2), led by our School of Management, will study the problems and challenges facing health and social care services, in order to design solutions that improve patient outcomes and experiences, and make organisational efficiencies and cost savings.

19 January 2015: Chris Archer-Brown on why Facebook is helping you chat at work

Across the world, workers in many firms have started using social networks to transform their internal communications. Now, tapping into this, Facebook has created Facebook at Work. Much like the original Facebook, which was open only to university students, this new version will allow businesses to create their own social networks among employees.

8 January 2015: School of Management retains top 10 research ranking

The results of the 2014Research Excellence Framework (REF) have confirmed the University of Bath School of Management’s position as one of the UK’s leading research- intensive business schools.