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Faculty Blog

04 July 2016
Florence Kennedy Rolland, Lead Tutor
On a recent trip abroad I read an article in an in-flight magazine about how luck is valued in business. Many successful individuals have had (good) luck &ndash...

Faculty Blog

21 June 2016
Steve Carter, Professor of Marketing
We at Edinburgh Business School are currently updating the Marketing courses and have conducted research amongst a number of practice-based international marketing...

Faculty Blog

07 June 2016
Shai Davidov, Senior Teaching Fellow
Barely 60 days until the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. More than 10,000 athletes and delegates from more than 200 nations will parade in front of 80,000...

Faculty Blog

26 May 2016
Florence Kennedy Rolland, Lead Tutor
A fascinating twist on appointing Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s new manager has arisen. Apparently Chelsea still own the rights to Mourinho’s name...

Faculty Blog

17 May 2016
Iain Henderson
One researcher into the effects of IT and automation has suggested they might. Pat Chapman-Pincher, writing in the Financial Times earlier this year, argues that ...

Faculty Blog

09 May 2016
Dr Rumesh Kumar, Assistant Professor
Does undertaking efforts to manage risk really make a difference? At times, I wonder. I recently conducted a review for a construction project that was stalled due to...

Faculty Blog

25 April 2016
Iain Henderson
On Thursday 14 April The Guardian reported that “Britain’s top bosses were sent a warning on Thursday that they must rein in boardroom excess when...

Faculty Blog

18 April 2016
Florence Kennedy Rolland, Lead Tutor
Are you ever afraid to ask for a discount, or an ‘extra’? You’re not alone.  Personally, I am much more confident about proposing solutions to...

Faculty Blog

06 April 2016
Gerry Reilly, Senior Teaching Fellow
In the early 2000s, Nokia supplied four out of ten of the world’s mobile phones. The impact on Finland was enormous with the company contributing a quarter of...