September 19, 2017

Archives for October 2012

Signing off as Blog Master for October

It is almost time for me to hand over the role of Blog Master to my colleague Iain Lauder. I will be posting further blogs on Project Management and on the EBS DBA programme in future, but for now I will sign off as October Blog Master with a few links to internet articles on […]

What is negative growth?

During the past turbulent five years many countries have experienced a reduction in Gross National Income (other terms used are Gross National Product or Gross Domestic Product). The big Western economies such as US and Germany were particularly badly hit in 2009 with significant reductions in GNI. Of course, the economies of countries such as India […]

Moral, ethical or just good business?

In a previous article we looked at the behaviour of supermarkets and the apparent ‘rip off’ behaviour by them of their milk and other foodstuffs. But we all know it does not end here.  Are we seeing the advent into Marketing of the concept of ‘Marketing Seller Hypocrisy’ or in other words, ‘Watch what I […]

Edinburgh Business School to hold UK information sessions in Leeds, in November

Edinburgh Business School are to hold an information session for prospective students in November in the UK. Hosted by Edinburgh Business School’s Business Director, Alick Kitchin, and the Prospect Manager, David Kelly, the information session will bring some real insights into the School and our hugely successful programmes: the world’s most flexible MBA; specialist MSc; […]

Top UK University Launches MBA Programme at its Malaysia Campus

One of the most successful MBAs in the world is launching at a major new UK university campus in Malaysia. The world-renowned MBA programme developed by Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University UK, will be delivered by top UK and Asian faculty in Malaysia from January 2013 at the newly established Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus. […]

The plane that is just too good

  Shock diamond (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Lockheed-Martin/Boeing  F-22 ‘Raptor’ is a fifth generation twin-engine single seat fighter aircraft. It is widely considered to be one of the finest military aircraft ever built. It exhibits a remarkable combination of stealth capability, speed, agility and sensory integration. Most experts would regard it as more than a […]

West coast rail franchise – my spreadsheet is better than yours

Two companies were asked to submit bids to run a rail franchise in the UK for the next 15 years.  The customer is the UK government, which is a bit short of money these days.  Company one, the incumbent rail operator submits a bid, which is acceptable, but company two with a tweak or two […]

Blog Master’s Welcome

It’s October and, therefore, time for my term of office as Blog Master for the Edinburgh Business School business blog. I am responsible for the Project Management course and I’ll be making a couple of related posts over the next few weeks. I am also Director of the Edinburgh Business School Doctorate in Business Administration […]