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The Business of Bikes, and Cycling for England

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:28
    Charlotte Smith, a lecturer at ULSB and world class cyclist, discusses the tensions between amateurism and commercialism in the world of international cycling.   On the 27th of August I rode for Great Britain Masters at the Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi, France. I’ve competed in various sports all my life and […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

Google made me do it

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:47
I recently watched the footage of Dylann Roof’s police interview on the New York Times. Roof killed nine African Americans in their church I found the whole thing fascinating. But what really struck me was the seemingly banal role of Google Search in the story. As the Times reports: He said his “racial awareness” had … Continue reading Google made me do it → Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →

One for the academics: EMAC 2018 “People make marketing”

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:34
I was looking at the 2018 European Marketing Academy Conference theme. It’s ‘People Make Marketing’. I’m not saying they have stolen the theme of this blog but it’s remarkably similar! I hope to be there. Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →

Ad blocking

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:32
It’s a few years old now but I just came across this series of posts by Ad Block Plus  in which they surveyed users of their Adblocker about the service. One of the questions asked why people used Adblocker. The results are quite interesting. They gave respondents 7 possible reasons and forced a choice through … Continue reading Ad blocking → Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →

Professor Alan Bryman: 1947-2017

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:06
  Alan Bryman, Emeritus Professor in the of the School of Management (now Business School) at the University of Leicester died on Thursday the 20th July 2017 at the age of 69. According to his wife, Sue, the cancer progressed very quickly in the last few weeks. He was not in pain, was very peaceful, […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

Is informal workplace learning always invisible?

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:06
  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 →