The role and impact of trade union equality representatives in Britain

Drawing on data from the first ever national survey of trade union equality representatives, this article assesses the impact the role has had in British workplaces. This evaluation is important, given the role the previous government identified for unions in helping to deliver equality policy. It is also important as part of a broader evaluation of the union modernisation agenda.

Updated: 07/01/2013
Views: 10,206

The Sale of Price Information by Stock Exchanges: Does it Promote Price Discovery?

An essential function of securities markets is to discover asset values. The function is critical for an efficient allocation of capital in the economy, as better price discovery in the stock market translates into better capital allocation decisions. For this reason, regulators and academics often see the maximisation of price discovery as an extremely important goal. Market design depends in large part on the decisions of stock exchanges and stock exchanges themselves are now for-profit firms. Their income derives from trading revenues and increasingly from the sale of information on prices. In this paper, we show that the efficiency of price discovery is, among other factors, determined by the fee charged by exchanges for price information.

Updated: 06/03/2013
Views: 10,199

The importance for managers and organisations of cultural intelligence

In the face of new global challenges and cultural adaptation issues, Earley and Ang (2003) propose a model of cultural adaptation called 'Cultural Intelligence' (CQ).

Updated: 05/01/2015
Comments: 11
Views: 10,127

Supply Chain Agility: The contribution of information technology

In the final part of this series of blogs, Dr. Canan Kocabasoglu-Hillmer examines how information technology can strengthen the link between strategic sourcing and supply chain agility. This series concludes with a view of the direction strategic sourcing should take in the future.

Updated: 20/10/2015
Comments: 13
Views: 9,999

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: 9,978

The Second Face of Appropriability: Generative Appropriability and its determinants


Gautam Ahuja

 et al.

How firms appropriate value from their inventions is the basis of this research. By introducing the construct of generative appropriability, this paper sheds light on the theoretical and managerial importance of recognising that any invention creates two values - the value of the article itself, and the value relating to its potential for development.

Updated: 10/02/2017
Views: 9,956

Cass Ethics with Paul Palmer: associated dean for ethics, sustainability and engagement


Paul Palmer

 et al.

The first video in the Cass Ethics 2010 series, with Professor Paul Palmer Associated Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement. explains how ethics strengthen corporate risk management?

Updated: 21/10/2011
Views: 9,900

The term structure of funding spreads

Defined benefit pension liabilities are usually computed by discounting promised future pension payments using the yields on either risk-free or AA-rated bonds.

Updated: 05/01/2015
Comments: 27
Views: 9,886

An empirical investigation of the true and fair override


Gilad Livne

 et al.

The True and Fair View (TFV) concept requires UK and EU companies to depart from GAAP or the law if necessary to present a true and fair view of the corporation's financial affairs.

Updated: 31/12/2014
Comments: 33
Views: 9,865