How to be successful on the academic job market

Now that the new academic year has arrived, many Ph.D. students will be going on the job market for the first time.…


Why US battery startups fail – and how to fix it

A new study published in MRS Energy & Sustainability investigates why so many of these American battery materials startups are failing under the current venture capital funding model.


Why your US credit card bills come from Sioux Falls; a brief history of US consumer finance

Sean Vanatta’s article Citibank, Credit Cards, and the Local Politics of National Consumer Finance, 1968–1991, published in Business History Review, is the winner of the 2016 Henrietta Larson Article Award.…


Taking back control and handing it back to corporations: The UK’s Brexit

Below is a blog based on Kevin Farnsworth’s Journal of Social Policy article. A longer, fully-referenced version can be found at: http://www.corporate-welfare-watch.org.uk/ Many of those who voted to leave the EU would have been encouraged to do so in order to ‘take back control’ from Brussels.…


Using third-party endorsements to build a brand’s reputation: The case of British chocolate

This blog post is based on the author’s paper Building Reputation through Third-Party Endorsement: Fair Trade in British Chocolate, published in Business History Review.…


Who wants to put pressure on the unemployed?

Welfare states support vulnerable citizens by means of different types of social policy. Examples include unemployment and pension benefits, and social assistance schemes.…


New Review Essay on The Cambridge History of Capitalism

This is the abstract for a new Review Essay published in Business History Review by Angus Burgin entitled ‘Larry Neal and Jeffrey G.…


If ‘small is beautiful’ in business… why does it have to be so hard to research?

The notion of ‘small is beautiful’ has been a catchcry since British economist; Ernst Schumacher first published his book with this title back in 1973.…


A Jedi Approach for Companies to Manage Grievances and Land-Related Risk

Doing business in the Global South can be a risky proposition. Unfortunately, no matter how much planning a company does in advance of launching an investment, unforeseen challenges such as competing land claims or other investment-related disputes or trends can occur, causing negative impact on the operation.…


Do local grievance mechanisms work?

Operational level grievance mechanisms are part of the UN General Principles’ access to remedy pillar, yet their role has been called into question by some sectors of civil society.…


Reclaiming the forgotten pillar, and the law as an agent of change

Pillar three of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) on access to remedy has increasingly been referred to as the “forgotten pillar”.…


The latest issue from Journal of Management and Organization

Management has always been an eclectic area to research and practice. It collects and draws together theories and practices from sociology through to anthropology and even engineering.…