July 12, 2020

Archives for August 2015

Aldi: best of British or authentically German?

View image | gettyimages.com Stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges once made fun of Scottish children on holiday, suggesting the lower-class mother could be recognised by having ‘Lidl’ and ‘Aldi’ tattooed across each hand. But since then, the common perception of the two German discount supermarkets in the UK seems to have changed. Aldi opened its first […]

Reflections from a DBA candidate

Why a DBA? Why at the Edinburgh Business School (EBS)? Those were questions I asked myself around four years ago. During this time I was very much interested in doing my own piece of research in a field in which I personally was very interested in. So deciding to go for a doctorate was already […]

UK Airport VAT Scam – Storm in a Teacup or more evidence of Tax Avoidance by Big Business?

In the UK it is the height of the holiday season with millions of travellers heading off to the sun, escaping the wind and rain of dear old Britain (mind you it’s sunny today). First stop for the holiday maker is the airport shops (now like shopping malls with an airport sideline).   Any purchase […]

Looking for trouble? Workplace Conflict

View image | gettyimages.com A recent survey by the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) examined employees’ experiences of conflict in their workplaces (“Getting under the skin of workplace conflict: Tracing the experiences of employees”, CIPD April 2015). The survey found that 40% of employees reported some form of interpersonal conflict in the […]