Sam Meets… Joe Doak

To those students currently studying, or interested in studying Real Estate and Planning, one man that you will undoubtedly come across is Joe Doak. Joe is an Associate Professor and has been affiliated with the University for over 25 years. I had a chance to catch up with him and get to know about his…

Brexit and International Business

What implications will Brexit have on international business activities? This was one of the topics discussed at a workshop co-organised by the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business and the Centre for Institutions and Economic History and hosted by the Henley Business School on 28 and 29 September 2017. The workshop brought together more…

Sam Meets… Reading University Business Society

Freshers fortnight can be a busy time, whether you are just starting your first, second or final year. But one thing most students make time for, is seizing the opportunity to try something new. I had the chance to catch up with some of the committee members for the Business Society (RUBS) to see what…

Show your true colour to master the art of leading change

Ahead of the Henley MBA Preview Day on 21 October, Dr Stephen Simister talks about the way in which the Colour Paradigm model is helping senior leaders to be more effective in leading change. As the lead tutor on the Leadership and Change module on Henley’s MBA programme, I’ve noticed that never has the need…

The Defenders of the perfect team structure

Somethings can’t be tackled alone, they are too big; too complex; too daunting for one person, however super-heroic.  That seems to be the situation that Netflix’s Marvel heroes find themselves in the new series The Defenders. But working together can be hard, so how can Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist & Daredevil ensure that…

Inevitable

What we REALLY believe as inevitable in this digitally-charged age is something we hope to bring to light at this year’s ‘World of Work: 2030’ conference hosted by Henley Business School.   Who would have predicted that 10 years hence, we would have a device in our pocket or bag so critical to our lives…

Results day plot twist? Don’t panic.

I’m Sam, an undergraduate studying Business Management, currently on placement with the Henley Marketing & Communications team. I know Clearing and Adjustment can be stressful, so I’ve had a chat with the Reading Student Union President, a recent Henley graduate, Tristan Spencer. Tristan and I have been through the same traumatic experience of results day…

Why a mid-career MBA?

Career success takes courage and involves taking risks. I had a varied and progressive career but I was ready to leave a management role and invest in myself – as a leader.  I knew I wanted a career transformation and a hunger for a life-altering experience. I wanted to learn how I could add offer more to a business but also impact society in a bigger way.

How to Make Your Future Leaders Absolutely Brilliant

Right, lets cut to the chase. Many senior leaders are so pre-occupied by their own endeavours (on being brilliant themselves) that they neglect the needs of their future leaders. Or, if they are interested, there’s a weird reflex that makes them automatically say “I don’t have the time” when we’re discussing developing their own talent….

Discussing the tail-end of Globalisation

Opening Plenary and Debate: “The tail-end of globalisation − Three alternative views” Chair: Davide Castellani Panellists: Italo Colantone, Fabienne Fortanier, Sjoerd Beugelsdijk The 44th AIB (UKI) and 6th Reading Conference opens with an interesting and current debate on the tail-end of globalisation. After the introduction of the three guest panellists (Colantone, Fortanier, and Beugelsdijk), the chair…

Do MNEs contribute to, or reduce, inequality?

Four scholars, with different backgrounds and perspectives, expressed their views about the effects of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on inequality during a panel at the 44th AIB (UKI) and 6th Reading Conference. In his initial intervention, chair Rajneesh Narula (University of Reading) underlined that globalisation has been great for MNEs, but the same may not be…

Why it was right to sack Claudio Ranieri (with added hindsight)

Two weeks on from the third most shocking event of 2016/17 – obviously after Brexit and Trump (according to urbane Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp) – and pausing for reflection, what do we now think about Leicester’s decision to dump their Premiership winning manager? The news that the previous season’s genius and FIFA coach of the…