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News Archive 2017

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