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Is informal workplace learning always invisible?

  ULSB Research Associate and graduate Dr Kath Atkinson (kja16@le.ac.uk) reflects on a new report about older workers, and the assumptions it makes about their learning.   How can a prominent UK government initiative to keep ageing workers in employment fail to incorporate a major form of workplace learning? The Department of Work and Pensions […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

The secret peacemaker: A quiet leader of our time

Professor Mark Stein of the School of Business mourns the key intermediary between the British government and the IRA with Leicester connections, who has died aged 80. Brendan Duddy   Brendan Duddy, the ‘secret peacemaker’ and intermediary between the British government and the IRA during the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, has died aged 80 in […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

Google’s YouTube Battles with Big Brands

Here’s a short article I wrote for The Conversation on Google’s current battles with brands… More on this to come I think. https://theconversation.com/googles-youtube-battle-with-big-brands-could-shake-up-how-content-is-shared-75033 Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →

‘Seasonal, unprotected and undocumented’: What will post-Brexit immigration look like?

Now that Prime Minister Teresa May has signed Article 50, ULSB’s Dr Fabian Frenzel discusses the possibilities for post-Brexit immigration. There has been much debate about the post-Brexit trade deals for the UK, following the stated aim of the government to not maintain membership in the single market. Much less attention has been placed the […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

Korean Women and the ‘Cat’s Labour Union’

  In this week’s blog, ULSB PhD student Chanhyo Jeong (cj156@le.ac.uk) writes about the women’s protests in South Korea, an inspiring story of how the relentless power of people can sometimes overturn the most powerful regimes.   South Korean democracy is only 30 years old. After the civil uprising in 1987, military dictatorship was ended. However, […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

A minor victory for TEAM CLULEY

I happened to be looking at my own paper in the European Journal of Marketing and saw that it’s in the most read papers for the last week! Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →

Circling The Square: Stories of an Unsettled Self

Dr Robert Grafton Small, who had been an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the School of Management for well over a decade, died in Glasgow on February 28th 2017.   RIP Bob Grafton-Small 1950-2017. My title is the title of one of his chapters, a typically allusive play on words by someone who combined keen intelligence […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

Are employees who revolt against their managers always ‘snakes’?

In his second blog on the theme, ULSB PhD student Rasim Kurdoglu explores the recent sacking of Leicester City’s manager and the suggestion that this was caused by a player revolt.     Is it justifiable to allow employees to revolt against their managers? Can subordinates question the skills of those who run organizations? In […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →