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Further food for thought on health and wellbeing in the workplace

Anne Coufopoulos, a dietitian and specialist in public health from Coventry University’s faculty of health and life sciences, offers some pointers for how businesses can create a healthier working environment. Back in January I wrote about the potential business benefits of encouraging good nutrition amongst employees but, as important as healthy eating is, there’s more to maintaining…

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Peugeot group’s past takeovers cast a shadow over Opel and Vauxhall

Published on The Conversation. Written by Andrew Noakes, Senior Lecturer in Automotive Journalism, Coventry University   Pity the car maker trying to get coverage this week for a shiny new model or revised range at the Geneva International Motor Show. The biggest topic of conversation there will not be anyone’s latest offering. Instead it will be the news…

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Technology and Legislation are changing our relationship with the car

PARADIGM SHIFTS IN TECHNOLOGY AND LEGISLATION ARE CHANGING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CAR, AND NOW IT’S TRANSPORT’S TIME TO SHINE Guest post from Ed Stubbs, Senior Lecturer in Automotive and Transport Design at Coventry University One of the unexpected side-effects of the rapidly-approaching autonomous car movement is that our historical relationship with the car – the…

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How Star Wars conquered Christmas tradition

Guest post by Dr. Darren R. Reid On December 25th, 120 Odeon cinemas will open across the nation to screen the new Star Wars film, Rogue One. On many levels, the very idea seems to offend traditional British sensibilities. Why would anyone, so the logic goes, want to abandon the traditional trappings of turkey, family, and Brussels…

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Rethinking the way we think about Entrepreneurship

Gideon Maas, the Director of our International Centre for International Entrepreneurship shares his views on business in the 21st century in our latest piece for BusinessInsider.com. Our global economy is changing. Some say, not without substance, that it’s actually in crisis. Certainly there is growing inequality and real problems around social mobility across the world.…

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Crisis Management in the Arts Sector

Jonathan Gunson and Dr Alessandro Merendino from the Centre for Business in Society write the second in our series of Crisis Management posts. The impact of the financial crisis of 2008, as well as a move towards a mixed model of financing the arts sector whereby arts organisations were encouraged to look towards the private sector in addition…

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Rural businesses plug into greener vehicles

Should rural businesses plug into electric vehicles? – That’s what a recent study in rural Warwickshire sought to answer. The results of the study, announced as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s nationwide Festival of Social Science, are being discussed at an event next month. Businessmen and women interesting in testing out the…

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A new kind of collaboration

Paul Noon, pro vice-chancellor of enterprise and innovation at Coventry University discusses a “new kind of collaboration”. The word “collaboration” is a word that is bandied around a lot in higher education circles. Likewise the word “innovation” – I should know; it’s in my job title. While often repeated these words do in fact say a lot…

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The Importance of Crisis Management in Business

Guest blog by Dr. Alessandro Merendino, Centre for Business in Society Crisis management is the process by which an organisation deals with a major incident that threatens to harm business, its stakeholders, or the general public. The large-scale industrial and environmental disasters in the 80s triggered the study of crisis management and it is considered to be the most…