Premier Foods “pay-to-stay” policy

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Laura Kuenssberg report on BBC Newsnight 5/12/2014 on Premier Foods asking suppliers for payments to stay as listed vendors. In retailing there is an argument for payments to be listed as a supplier because of shared…

NYT Innovation Report: Disruptive Innovation

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Earlier this week Mashable published online a leaked internal report addressing innovation at the New York Times. This report is an excellent example of Christensen’s disruptive innovation in action, clearly defining the concept, demonstrating how disruptors…

Edinburgh University Trial of a Pearson Online Textbook

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The University of Edinburgh have been collaborating with Pearson to trial the online delivery of teaching materials to our first year undergraduate Business Studies course. The first-year course covers the whole range of academic business disciplines,…

Business Studies 1: Some Statistics…

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I was visited during the summer by a researcher interviewing academics across the university to investigate their experience of the University’s Widening Participation programme. The Widening Participation programme aims to: “raise aspirations and educational attainment among…

Business Studies 1 Survey

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I have just received the results from the survey of first semester Business Studies 1 students. If I was tempted to bat away the negative criticisms of the Operations Management element of the course I could…