Research and innovation blog

This blog showcases some of our research and the impact it has had by inspiring business managers, informing policy makers and influencing society. It also features informative entries for researchers at various stages of their careers, as well as news and opinion pieces of interest to the business research community. All the articles on this blog are the view of the individual authors, not Leeds University Business School or the University of Leeds.

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"It takes two flints to make a fire"
7 ways to raise your profile on Twitter
250 posts on our Research and Innovation Blog!
A Budget for the next generation? Not likely.
Accolades for articles: our researchers’ papers make it into “most read” lists
A Crisis in Economics? If Only It Were True…
Action Plan Launched for Delivering Shared Decision Making in the UK
A database for new medical devices
Addressing the Covid-19 crisis with a global, behavioural science research collaboration
Addressing workplace diversity challenges
A Democracy to Come? Investigating Change in Alternative Organisations: An Overview
A gap between research and practice - Is it simply a question of means and methods?
A hot topic: heat hazards in the media
Air pollution may be affecting how happy you are
Almshouses: charity housing is resurging but this is not something to be celebrated
Alternative Business Structures May “Dominate in High-Volume Legal Services”, Study Says
Americans disagree on how risky the coronavirus is, but most are changing their behavior anyway
Am I a leader or a friend?
Anticipating Evolutions of a Networked Society – Reflections from an Early Stage Researcher
Are "green" cleaning products better for us?
Are financial scandals the new normal?
Assessing equality in the legal profession – where are the female law firm leaders?
A tale of two video game consoles
Automation, the future of work and alternative policies
Banking Network Needed to Fill the Green Investment Gap
Banking Network Needed to Fill the Green Investment Gap
Ban on gender stereotypes - blessing or bane?
Being an international researcher
Black Friday: Has the Day of Discounts Reached its Peak?
Blame Austerity – Not Immigration – For Taking Britain to ‘Breaking Point’
Bridging the rigour-relevance gap in enterprise research
Bringing scholars and business leaders together through Impact Pathways
Britain’s Needless Kick in the Teeth for its Struggling Steel Mills
Broadening the visibility of your research
Building and maintaining strategic agility
Business analytics: making sense of big data
Calling Yorkshire Female Business Owners – Have Your Story Told
Can asking about people’s social circles inform election predictions?
Can becoming a leader change your personality?
Can entrepreneurship alone solve the poverty conundrum?
Can the North fuel the Northern Powerhouse?
Capital structure and financial flexibility
Career progression for women in small and medium-sized law firms
Celebrating 25 Years’ Service
Celebrating International Women’s Day
Celebrating Research with Impact
Celebrating the Blog’s First Birthday!
Centre focus: CERIC
Centre Focus: The Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change
Centre focus: The Workplace Behaviour Research Centre
CERIC report published on union-led training and learning
Children’s use of social media is creating a new type of digital native
China in Africa Symposium
China’s Economic Downturn: Business and Political Implications
China’s outward FDI to Europe after Brexit
China’s Slowdown Leaves Silk Road Open to British Service Businesses
Christmas Cheer Can Be Dear Part 2: The Redux
Christmas Cheer Can Be Dear…
Climathon Inspires New Ideas for Leeds
Collaborating with the government
Collaborative Working between Academia and Businesses - Impact, Relevance and Effectiveness
Communicating Better About Food
Complex and Open Innovation for Networked Society
Conference: A future for post-industrial communities?
Confessions of a HR Management academic
Coronavirus shows we can – and must – change how we work
COVID-19 recovery: How will people re-engage work and employment?
COVID-19 research: are we moving too fast?
Creating an inclusive organisation for employees and customers
Creating inclusive jobs by community job crafting
Currency internationalisation: Opportunities and risks in emerging markets
Davos: why measures of economic progress must consider the quality of work on offer
Decisions, decisions... the more (options) the merrier
Democratic renewal in civil society: rethinking the local
Developing a repertoire of writing strategies
Developing future agendas in welfare to work
Developing ideas through crowdsourcing
Diaspora communities and economic impact in the Balkans
Digital transformation and three strategic questions to ask
Diversity in the solicitors’ profession
Do Consumers Know How Much Electricity Is Used By Their Appliances?
Do entrepreneurs value entrepreneurship research?
Doing fieldwork in liquid times
Doing research with impact
Don’t Try to Convince your Employees to Become Environmental Advocates
Eating in the face of death
Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to better mental well-being – new study
Economic democracy: We must restructure the economy, not return it to its pre-COVID-19 state
Ecosystem integrators: a new visible hand?
Editing a Special Issue
Election polls are more accurate if they ask participants how others will vote
Embracing artificial intelligence ethically
Engaged scholarship – a means to engagement and impact?
Engaging undergraduates with research projects
Enhancing academic impact over your research career
Enterprise on low income: motives, value, and experiences
Entrepreneurship, Ethnicity and Place in Post-Conflict Environments
Entrepreneurship and economic resilience in the Leeds City Region
Entrepreneurship as Practice
EU Referendum: The Ultimate Ultimatum Game
Even concerned consumers don’t know which food choices have the lowest climate impact
Evidence-based Policy and Policy as ‘Translation’: Designing a Model for Policy-making
Facing the future of food
Fact check: Is China dumping steel?
Fear of Failure and the ICT Entrepreneurship Process
Festival of Ideas 2018 - an overview
Fintech and the future of finance
First impressions of an online academic conference
Five Benefits of Visiting Another University for Research
Five things junior doctors need to know before they hit the wards
Five Ways to Fix the UK’s Productivity Puzzle From the Inside Out
Forget Brexit – Austerity is Far Worse for the UK Economy
Forget national insurance – Britain needs an economic policy U-turn
Forging a future for the British Steel Industry
Fostering the adoption and innovation of emerging technologies: The case of Ericsson and 5G
Four-day work week is a necessary part of human progress – here’s a plan to make it happen
Funding 4.0: The state of funding in the Leeds City Region
Future City Production, Economic Regeneration and Democratisation: The Case of 3D Weaving
Gendered discourse in corporate boardrooms
Gender equality efforts and academic values: the pursuit of meritocracy in higher education institutions
Getting Started With a Piece of Writing
Getting the Most out of Networking at Conferences
Ginger Nut Shortage Takes the Biscuit
Girls in ICT
Global value chains and the Commonwealth
Goal-setting + ?: The missing ingredient that makes performance happen
Good use of big data
Government help for the unemployed
Governments can learn from consumer psychology when it comes to public health messaging
Happy New Year!
Helping Cancer Research UK save lives by improving risk communications
How ageing affects the way we make decisions
How Channel 4’s move to Leeds will benefit the City
How different forms of crisis can teach us about impacts on entrepreneurship and how policy might respond
How I finished my PhD early
How immigration can make some UK-born residents feel worse off even if they aren’t
How reference points shape our perception of gain and loss
How steelworker communities cope with restructuring
How Strengthening the Bargaining Power of Workers Could Boost UK Productivity
How stress impacts decision making
How tackling climate change can affect work and industrial change
How to build a productive writing practice
How to increase the reach of your research publication
How to work in interdisciplinary teams
How to write a book review
How to write a grant proposal
How to write an introduction chapter for a thesis
How Will 3D Printing Change Supply Chain Management?
Impact Matters: Leeds University Business School Sponsors Scholarly Impact Award and Reception
Improving medical and social care for transitioning adolescents with cerebral palsy
Improving the Efficiency of Internationalisation Policy in the EU
Improving UK Consumers' Decisions About Food Waste
Improvising marketing in real-time with social media
Inclusive recycling: green jobs to support a circular economy in sustainable cities
Income Distribution, Work and Employment: Identifying the Problems
Incontinence affects more than 200m people worldwide, so why isn’t more being done to find a cure?
Industry engagement: A visit from Gisela Abbam, GE Healthcare
Influencing policy
Injustice in post-industrial communities
International Women’s Day 2018
International Women’s Day 2019 – a spotlight on our research
In this election, Trump is down, but far from out
Investigating behavioural biases of pension scheme trustees
Is music streaming bad for musicians?
Is My Data Valuable?
Is the Environment Conspiring Against Us to Make Us Fat?
Just how dangerous is economics for management practice?
Key insights from the Leeds Festival of Economics, Democracy and the Workplace
Key lessons from a world-leading Decision Science conference
Launch of the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre
Learning about evacuations and crowds at the Be Curious festival
Leeds Academics Produce Policy Report on Employer Engagement
Leeds Conference Brings International Entrepreneurship Education Researchers Together
Leeds Research Centre is Hosting the BUIRA Annual Conference
Leeds to Host the Work, Employment and Society Conference 2016
Lessons from the 1890s to realign innovation and finance in post-Brexit Britain
Logistics Collaboration: Understanding Drivers, Barriers and Benefits
Making the most of an industrial PhD
Managing Complex Decision Making in Design and Product Development
Managing Cybersecurity for Globally Operating Businesses
Managing in the age of disruption
Managing Job Loss Responsibly
Managing pensions - what do trustees look for?
Mapping the Future of Finance - FESSUD at the Bank of England
Mapping the trustee landscape
Measuring poverty so that the poorest are not left behind
Migration and return: understanding returnee entrepreneurship
Moana fulfils Disney’s long journey from timid princess to empowered working woman
More Customer Orientation is not Always Better for Frontline Employees
More neurotic, less agreeable, less conscientious: how job insecurity shapes your personality
Motivations in a context of poverty entrepreneurship
Moving from diversity initiatives to a culture of inclusion
Moving towards research independence
Musicians are Exploited on the London and Paris Jazz Scenes
My experience of completing an Early Career Fellowship
NARTI - business and management training
NARTI: advancing researcher development in business and management
National Apprenticeship Week and the apprenticeship levy: delving beneath the surface of the English apprenticeship system
New insights into platform work: Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest
Older people have smaller but closer social networks
Open view on strategy
Operating within a ‘Devil’s Circle’: Tackling corruption in transition and post-conflict economies
Our 2016 Research Highlights
Our Future Research Leaders
Out With the Old, In With the New: David Bowie and His Use of Creative Destruction
Payments for public goods: Rethinking what it is to be a good farmer
Pay Rises, Trade Unions and the Great Recession
Perceptions of Climate and Weather Risks in the UK
Persistent job insecurity can negatively alter our personality
Philip Hammond Plays the Pragmatist but Lacks the Vision to Deliver as Chancellor
Podcast: Can manufacturing SMEs be both productive and environmentally sustainable?
Podcast: Communicating how to reduce carbon footprints through consumer food choices
Podcast: Corporate innovation challenges
Podcast: Education, skills and wage inequality
Podcast: From laughter therapy to testing communication strategies for emergency evacuations
Podcast: How do students and organisations get value out of work placements?
Podcast: How family members can support each other’s entrepreneurial activities
Podcast: How manufacturing SMEs are becoming more environmentally sustainable in the Yorkshire region
Podcast: How museums can use interactive virtual tours to engage with the public and increase donations
Podcast: How the third national lockdown is affecting Early Years childcare
Podcast: Introducing the Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest
Podcast: Introduction
Podcast: Modern slavery and business
Podcast: Precarious workers in Poland and Germany
Podcast: Technologies in the workplace
Podcast: The future workplace
Podcast: Understanding SME engagement with the modern slavery acts
Podcast: What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on human rights within the garment industry in India?
Possible solutions preventing dangerous evacuation behaviours: Results from interviews with crowd safety experts
Presenting with Impact
Press for Progress
Productivity and sustainability?! Being strategic with sustainability
Protecting the Industrial Commons: Redundancies at Rolls Royce and the wider impact on UK industry
Raising an interest in culture is one thing, but how sustainable is it to make a living in the arts?
Re-imagining the UK’s local industrial strategy after the coronavirus pandemic
Regeneration without gentrification? Challenges in transforming the urban space
Researching our students’ experience: surprises and learnings
Research on Venture Capital Firms Feeds into Government Policy
Research with Impact: Access to Finance for Business Growth, Innovation and Working Capital
Research with Impact: Best-in-Class International Franchising in the Retail Sector
Research with Impact: Consumer Surveys Informing Monetary Policy
Research with Impact: Developing More Effective Financial Support Provision
Research with Impact: Shopping Mission-based Assortment Organisation in Retailing
Research with Impact: The Governance of Multinational Enterprises
Responsible innovation in medical technology
Rethinking supply chains - a special issue
Rewriting the social contract
Rio 2016 and the Marginal Gains from Data Analytics
Second-hand silver: a buoyant trade
Security guard. £1 an hour. Bring own dog.
Seven ways to make supply chain managers seriously engage in environmental sustainability
Sleep deprivation costs the economy billions – and sends workers to an early grave
SME internationalisation beyond exporting
SMEs are a bedrock of the British economy – so why is it so hard to get northern enterprises funded?
Social innovation: tackling poverty via quasi-profit organizations
Society and Organisational Success
Speeding up the internationalisation process for European entrepreneurs
Stop working on your commute – it doesn’t benefit anyone
Sunak’s new job support scheme offers warm words but no escape from the coming unemployment chill
Supporting people with incontinence as an interdisciplinary research challenge
Supporting Research
Survival strategies in British textiles: Investment and financial opportunities in the ‘Northern Powerhouse’
Survival Strategies in the Textile Industry
Taylor Review: a high principled report into the gig economy that will fail to deliver
Telling tales for adaptation
The 21st century quality challenges for top management
The Benefits of Undertaking a Placement Alongside Your PhD
The challenges ahead for Britain's new chancellor, Philip Hammond
The Challenges Ahead for Britain’s New Chancellor, Philip Hammond
The Consumer Data Research Centre
The effect of business groups on innovation and exports in China
The Festival of Ideas 2019
The Foreign Language Effect in Judgements of Risk and Benefit
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities
The Future of Inclusive Growth in Leeds City Region
The gender pay gap highlights broader inequalities at play
The importance of emotional support for entrepreneurs in a crisis
The individual’s dilemma before the state’s ethics: Mexico and COVID-19
The limits of the “platform economy”: why haven’t platforms taken over live music?
The living wage that’s not for living: the problem with the “National Living Wage”
The need to work less is a matter of life and death
The Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative Celebrates Ten Years
The Psychology Behind Avoiding Haggis For Dinner
The role of identity in the lives of migrant workers
The voice, loyalty and exit of precarious workers in Germany
The World Café: a qualitative research method
This is where we are – what next?
Time to take a sick day: working when ill is bad for you – and your company
To reduce unemployment, companies should cut hours instead of laying off staff
Trump’s tariff on trade
Turning data into value
UK budget 2017: experts respond
Understanding decisions: The power of combining psychology and economics
Understanding Heterogeneity in Pension Plan Decisions: The Retirement Belief Model
Understanding Income and Wealth Inequality In High-Income Countries
University of Leeds celebrates Open Access week
Unlocking the puzzles of financialisation
Unveiling hidden costs within fund management
Upcoming Seminar: International Strategy and Expansion in Emerging Markets
Urinary incontinence: breaking the silence
Utilising the Internet of Things in business
Video: Big Data and the reimagining of the car
Video: Chinese overseas investment
Video: Consumer perceptions of energy use
Video: Developing advice for people in debt
Video: Developing more effective financial support service provision in the UK
Video: Encouraging energy efficiency and behaviour change in schools
Video: Framing climate uncertainty
Video: Homelessness, health and housing
Video: How to become a global academic
Video: Improving cancer screening communications
Video: Income as a universal right
Video: Innovation as a management challenge
Video: Integrating emotional support into the debt advice process
Video: Rain or Shine? Understanding Public Perceptions of Weather and Climate Risk
Video: Researching the Importance of Body and Metaphoric Language when Pitching to Investors
Video: Returning to work
Video: The Festival of Ideas 2019
Video: The perils of a fizz-less drink
Video: Understanding Human-Centric Analytics
Video: Why drivers speed
Weathering the Storm: Does Worker Participation in Firm Decisions Make a Difference?
West Africa: empirehood and colonialism offer lessons in integration
What are the benefits of diversity in the workplace?
What are the International Comparisons in Employer Engagement?
What can affect the performance of foreign subsidiaries in Asia?
What Can Elite Sport Teach Us About Effective Data Analytics?
What Can Wimbledon Teach Us About Entrepreneurship?
What Do Employers Think About Apprenticeships and Employing More Disabled People?
What explains the evolution of management models over the past two centuries?
What happens when a researcher attends a conference?
What influence does gender diversity at board level have on strategic change in firms?
What is economic psychology?
What value can universities add to economic recovery planning?
What’s my motivation?
When water is scarce we’re willing to share what we really need
White Rose University Press
Why a holistic approach is needed to improve supply chain forecasting
Why are Americans so divided on refugee policy?
Why are brands with a nostalgic touch successful?
Why climate change researchers need social scientists
Why It's So Hard To Lift The Tampon Tax
Why using technology to spy on home-working employees may be a bad idea
Why we’re hardwired to ignore safety advice during a heatwave
Will ‘smartpayment’ technology lead to smarter consumers? Changing how we pay is changing how we spend.
Women onto Boards
Worker-Managed Firms Reduce Their Internal Wage Gap, But Top Performers Tend to Quit
Workshop: basic income and the future of work
Writing, publishing and disseminating Creative Industries Entrepreneurship research
Writing a Conference Proposal
Writing a Research PhD Proposal
Writing for impact
Young Germans are tuning out of politics
“A meeting of minds between academia and industry” – the benefits of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
“Talk to Me, Not at Me”: Tips for achieving and managing collaborative communication effectively