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…

The Flying Start Programme – BA Accounting and Business

We spoke to Ilias Skoullou, second year student from Cyprus doing the BA Accounting and Business Flying Start Programme, about his experience at Henley so far. This is what he had to say: “Located in the heart of the south east and a 30 minutes’ train-ride from London Paddington, Henley’s location at the University of Reading,…

Do we need a ‘new normal’ to make business good again?

Dr Kleio Akrivou, a judge for our student Henley Challenge competition, shares her thoughts on the Henley Challenge ‘Social change…business gain’ theme question and advice for students taking up the Challenge: This year’s Henley Challenge theme is tricky and will surely stretch you intellectually and in the impact you make as presenters: Social change…business gain How…

Henley Challenge 2016: A throwback worth reflecting

The Henley Challenge appealed to me for several reasons; I thrive off competition and there is no competition without diversity, I was competing with other undergraduates right through to PhD students that were either in a team or presenting on their own. In essence you could say it was The X Factor for business. Although…

Write a great proposal for social change

Jurek Sikorski, a mentor for our student Henley Challenge competition, shares his tips for creating a strong proposal for the competition and answering the theme question: ‘Social change…business gain How can your sector or field contribute to creating a better society for all and still meet shareholder demands?’ A well written proposal will improve your chances…

#NutsaboutHenley – Ralph’s 2016 log

#TeamHenley has acquired a new member- Ralph the Squirrel! Here is a glimpse of where his adventures have taken him in 2016, whilst representing Henley on the international stage…. Our new recruit could not be more excited about his next trip to #Seoul. Follow his adventures at #nutsabouthenley pic.twitter.com/RoRDf3ECLW — Study at Henley (@StudyAtHenley) September…