The latest news and insights from the University of Edinburgh Business School.

23 April 2015

Business School launches survey to explore political engagement through Facebook

Academics at University of Edinburgh Business School have launched a new survey, to explore political engagement on Facebook in the run-up to the 2015 UK general election.

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Inspiring thought leaders | Chris Mullin: Clarity of vision key to great leadership

16 April 2015

In our latest #edtalks video, journalist, novelist and former parliamentarian Chris Mullin shares his observations on leadership from a lifetime in politics. Watch the video and download the full podcast.

Insight | Appeal of age of no retirement is over-stated: most of us would rather spend time with family

01 April 2015

Wendy Loretto, Professor of Organisational Studies at the Business School discusses her ongoing research into working in later life, and argues the idea of ‘phased retirement’ has little appeal…

Insight | Contemporary accountancy has a lot to learn from the Jesuits

26 March 2015

Business School Chair in Accounting, Governance & Social Innovation, Professor Paolo Quattrone, says Jesuit accounting was often superior to the contemporary discipline.

Management accountants must ‘Rethink Reporting Practices’ to add value

17 March 2015

The financial crisis has created an opportunity for management accountants to add real value to governance and decision making, according to a former president of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Inspiring thought leaders | Lord Karan Bilimoria: UK is a top country to start a business in

06 March 2015

Lord Bilimoria, founder and chairman of global brand Cobra Beer. Watch the latest #edtalk video and download the full podcast.

Insight | Income redistribution not the solution to inequality

26 February 2015

Professor Brad McKay says voters deserve a more intelligent and informed debate on the different paths to creating a fairer society…

Rwandan entrepreneur says social enterprise key to peace-building

23 February 2015

Social enterprises have a crucial role to play in rebuilding countries after conflict, according to a pre-eminent Rwandan entrepreneur and former genocide refugee.

London Stock Exchange call-auction no longer effective, says Business School research

16 February 2015

The London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) opening call auction may need to be rethought after research finds it regularly fails to set efficient prices for more than 80% of FTSE 100.

Insight | European Central Bank bond-buying programme: A good start, but not a panacea for Eurozone’s woes

23 January 2015

Mario Draghi’s €60 billion a month ‘shot in the arm’ should work, but it will take time to take effect and may not have as much impact as the ECB hopes, says University of Edinburgh Business School’s Professor Jonathan Crook.

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