November 23, 2017

Archives for May 2013

Britain: Overqualified or Underskilled?

             Large investments of time and money are made in education and training in Britain by government, employers and workers. For the economy to thrive, the best use needs to be made of the skills produced. A  report  ‘Skills at Work in Britain’ published in May 2013 provides new evidence on whether employers in Britain […]

How to get the least from a client-supplier relationship

‘Flexible’, ‘reliable’, ‘attentive’, ‘trustworthy’. Those are some of the words that spring to mind when asked to describe an exceptional supplier. Good client-supplier relationships hinge on mutual cooperation and trust, which develops, of course, between individuals. Anyone who has had the satisfaction of working in such a relationship will understand its importance to organisational efficiency […]

Caring robots

A major and growing concern for much of the developed world is how to ensure that every old person is able to get the care they need. Nurses work tirelessly to give quality care, but increasing demand makes it harder to deliver. Is automation the answer? The ‘aging population’ is largely a result of healthier […]

Edinburgh Business School – Hong Kong Reception, Friday 10th May 2013

On Friday 10th May 2013 we were delighted to welcome over 100 alumni, students and guests to an Edinburgh Business School cocktail reception at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. Another great opportunity for students and alumni in the region to meet and network with one another, form new business relationships and catch up […]

Interesting articles

Here are some articles that I’ve found interesting and would like to share: Ocado suffers a fall in shares as Waitrose challenges the online grocer over its discussions to help Morrisons develop an online service. Is Ocado risking a valuable long-term relationship, or is Waitrose reacting prematurely and unfairly to an opportunity for its ‘biggest […]

What’s the problem?

The problem with changing consumers’ attitudes is that attitudes do not always predict behaviour. Many people like Rolex watches but will never in their lifetime buy one. Many people know that smoking is bad for them but do it anyway. And many people have been intending to pay their car tax but just don’t get […]