Factors promoting and inhibiting the functioning of core groups on Cass’ MSc Management and FTMBA programmes


Paul Dobson

This report presents the findings of a content analysis of the diaries of individual members of project groups from the 2008/9 cohorts.
It is a qualitative piece of research that provides insight into the group dynamics of new, multi-cultural groups that have no formal boss and the difficulties they face as a consequence.

Updated: 05/01/2015
Comments: 7
Views: 6,810

The Case for Multitasking

With increasing demands on our attention, many of us attempt to multi-task to save time, but is multitasking conducive to a higher quality of work? The following report, based on research by Professor Vangelis Souitaris, explains that there is a difference in performance between those who multi-task and those who do not.

Why is this? Also outlined are some of the benefits and limitations of being able to multi task and suggestions for companies looking to improve output.

Updated: 09/02/2017
Comments: 5
Views: 15,374

Thoughts and observations on the labour market situation for females in the United Arab Emirates

Professor Chris Rowley, Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management, was recently interviewed in the media in the Middle East on the important research undertaken on the unusual topic of maximising women's participation in the GCC workforce. The focus of the interview was in terms of the context of increasing levels of female education and growing numbers of female graduates.

Updated: 10/02/2017
Views: 11,116

Chasing shadows: Some comments and thoughts on exit interviews

Many employers struggle to get to the bottom of why staff leave, this is due to a number of factors including a desire on the part of leaving staff to avoid burning any bridges in their exit interview.

In light of this: how can managers find out the real reasons behind staff departures? How can exit interviews be designed to solicit honest, useful responses?

Updated: 14/01/2013
Views: 9,195

Responding to the millennial generation


Martin Rich

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This paper highlights the behavioural and mind-set difference between the Millennial generation and previous generations of employees.

Updated: 28/10/2011
Views: 6,296

The geese still fly: China as number two in the world

As some of us in the West sit in the wreckage of the fallout of 'slash and burn' cuts resulting from the post-2008 financial sector induced mess, we may cast increasingly admiring glances to parts of Asia that weathered the economic storm so much better.

Updated: 22/09/2011
Views: 6,028

The importance of women managers in Asia

An interview forms the basis of this report and will focus on the important topic of the growing importance of women managers in Asia.

Updated: 10/02/2017
Comments: 12
Views: 17,893

Labour markets and inflation: implications for China and Europe

An interview forms the basis of this report and will focus on the important topic of China's labour market developments and the implications for Europe and businesses.

Updated: 04/12/2014
Comments: 17
Views: 17,935

Flexible working and performance: summary of the evidence for a business case

Interest in the outcomes of flexible working arrangements dates from the mid 1970s, when researchers attempted to assess the impact of the introduction of flexitime on worker performance.

Updated: 31/12/2014
Comments: 13
Views: 9,966