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Fat Cat Tuesday: Huge CEO salaries aren't about greed – their jobs are high pressure and risky 06/01/16

Fat Cat Tuesday: Huge CEO salaries aren't about greed – their jobs are high pressure and risky

Swarnodeep Homroy argues that CEO salaries are high to compensate for the risk of dismissal in the International Business Times. 

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Emotions, psychology or personality – what's your spending trigger? 06/01/16

Emotions, psychology or personality – what's your spending trigger?

Kim Kaivanto talks about the link between social networks and spending in an article in The Guardian. 

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China's new maritime silk road: An opportunity for the revival of Africa? 30/11/15

China's new maritime silk road: An opportunity for the revival of Africa?

"China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road could be a game changer for Africa’s development," argue Wei Shen and colleagues in the Business Times. 

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Token women? 27/11/15

Token women?

Swarnodepp Homroy looks at efforts to increase the number of women on executive boards and ways to avoid "tokenism". 

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Maritime Silk Road opportunities abound 25/11/15

Maritime Silk Road opportunities abound

Professor Wei Shen and colleagues discuss China's relationship with Africa in the China Daily.

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Competition in Health Care, and what can we learn from the UK?
24/11/15

Competition in Health Care, and what can we learn from the UK?

Lancaster University Management School's 2015 Esmée Fairbairn lecture was presented by the UK’s most eminent health economist - Professor Carol Propper from Imperial College Business School in London.

Why Europe can’t afford to ignore China’s New Silk Road 12/11/15

Why Europe can’t afford to ignore China’s New Silk Road

On the World Economic Forum website, Professor of International Business, Wei Shen, blogs about China's 'one belt, one road' initiative.

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Credit controls incited high-cost evasion 11/11/15

Credit controls incited high-cost evasion

In a letter published in the Financial Times, GR Steele comments on the warning that the Bank of England may introduce rationing by way of credit controls. He says that the credit controls of the 1960s and 1970s, while different in detail, incited all manner of high-cost evasion: disintermediation, parallel banking and offshore funding.

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