Comment & analysis
The dark side of digital work: how technology is making us less productive
Writing in the New Statesman, Monideepa Tarafdar says that the more time and effort we spend keeping on top of ever-changing applications and struggling to swim through gluts of information, the less productive we are at work.View article on the New Statesman website
Gas will replace oil in the UK – with or without fracking
Fracking might be unpopular with the public and many politicians but gas is still a good bet, says Mark Shackleton, writing in The Conversation.
Sci-fi becomes reality with the rise of ‘smart drugs’ at work
Writing in The Conversation, Karen Dale and Brian Bloomfield say that increased use of "smart drugs" risks creating a new norm in workplace culture.
UK GAAP or IFRS: The £3.8 bn corporate tax losses research
Getting UK corporate tax more into line with an accrual-based accounting system – such as the IFRS – would lead to less volatility: an economy with less unexpected declines, and quicker expected recoveries, argue Lancaster's Igor Goncharov and Martin Jacob from WHU on the Global Accountant website.View article on the Global Accountant website
Local support back on offer for business through Growth Hubs
Recent government figures show that for the first time in the UK there are now over 5m private sector businesses, an increase of 330,000 from 2013.
Mind your language
In an opinion piece in Global Banking & Finance Review, Professor Steve Young describes research into how new techniques from computer science and corpus linguistics can be used to analyse data from 'narrative information' in the financial markets.View on the Global Banking & Finance Review website