TTRA European Chapter 2009 : Transport and Tourism Challenges, Issues and Conflicts
Organised by Travel and Tourism Research Association, to be held at various Rotterdam/Breda Netherlands from 2009-04-22 to 2009-04-24
2009 ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques
Organised by European Consortium for Political Research, to be held at University of Ljubljana Ljubljana Slovenia from 2009-07-29 to 2009-08-15
Learning through Enquiry Alliance (LTEA) Conference 2009
Organised by CETL-Applied Undergraduate Research Skills, to be held at University of Reading Reading United Kingdom from 2009-07-14 to 2009-07-15
Building a Community for Institutional Research in the UK and Ireland
Organised by Institutional Research Conference, to be held at Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield United Kingdom from 2009-07-08 to 2009-07-09
Informing public policy : new agendas for social research
Organised by National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), to be held at London School of Economics London United Kingdom from 2009-04-23 to 2009-04-24
AidData: tracking development finance
AidData is a partnership between Development Gateway, William & Mary, and Brigham Young University. It seeks to provide researchers with free open access to statistical data about development finance which will enable them to track development aid finance sources and flows worldwide. The site includes a searchable catalogue of data information, information on donors and recipients. There are also links to research reports and other data websites. All types of multilaterial and bilateral aid for
Who murdered MG Rover?
Recent research by Judge Business School's Dr Matthias Holweg and Professor Nick Oliver, based on interviews with former CEOs, top managers, government and trade union officials showed that the British car company MG Rover finally ceased production in 2005 because of historic management failings that had never been properly addressed.
University-business links are about more than technology transfers
In the battle for new ideas, many businesses gain valuable insights and new research from their links with universities. Business parks, academic consultants and technology transfers, for example, all play a part in helping businesses compete. But what determines which universities link with a particular business? And what ensures that a corporation gets the ideas and knowledge that add real value to their business? It was to answer such questions that Michael Kitson of Judge Business School con
The true costs of saving the earth
As the 2008 UN climate change talks struggle to a conclusion in Poland this week research undertaken at Judge Business School shows exactly how vital it is that international leaders reach an agreement on cutting the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Work by Dr Chris Hope suggests that the mean net present impact on the world's climate, economy and society of cutting down tropical rainforests is a staggering 12 trillion dollars. It is the first time that researchers have put a figure on the pres
Oiling the wheels of productivity
The performance and efficiency of the world's national oil companies - i.e. those still wholly under government ownership - could be increased very dramatically by privatising them, new research finds. The results of such performance improvements would be staggering, explains Dr Michael Pollitt, and could see global oil and gas production in the first year alone increase by 2.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day - which is more than all of France's current oil and gas consumption.
Let's have less pride, and more shame, in the work place
In the current climate, where business has almost become an ethics-free zone, Dr Stiles talks about his new research which looks at the negative emotion of shame and how he discovered that used properly, it can actually play a positive role in the workplace in helping both to motivate people and to encourage them to regulate their behaviour. He says, "Shame is always seen as a negative emotion. But in fact there are some positives for companies in using the mechanism of shame to help ensure that
Energy efficiency in the built environment
Professor Peter Guthrie discusses some of the barriers to improving energy efficiency measures in the built environment. He explains that a staggering 75% of existing buildings in the UK were built before 1975 and that the vast majority of these will still be in use in 2050. The technologies to retro-fit these buildings and improve their energy efficiency already exists. What is needed, he argues, is a real-time change of behaviour. Working with the property group Grosvenor on these issues, he e
The emerging SSME agenda
Services science has become one of the major areas of research into the nature of innovation within organisations and within national economies. Judge Business School, in conjunction with IBM, a leading organisation at the vanguard of services science research, recently designed an elective on services sciences for its current MBA class. Key speakers Kevin Bishop, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Northeast Europe, IBM, Michael Lyons, Manager, BT Group Chief Technology Office, and Da
The 19th Schrödinger Lecture - Architecture in NanoSpace
Chemistry and Physics at one borderline and Chemistry and Biology at the other begin to become indistinguishable, multidisciplinary research is leading to the fascinating "new" overarching field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Boys’ Performance in Modern Foreign Languages
This book is the outcome of a project on boys’ underachievement in modern foreign languages (MFL), presenting research findings as well as recommendations for practice.
National Teacher Research Panel
Information on and links to The National Teacher Research Panel
Two different approaches to teaching within PE (1997)
This research compares the effectiveness of two approaches to teaching games in Physical Education: the Skills Approach and the Games for Understanding Approach.
Teaching Shakespeare (1997)
This research aims to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the methods used in teaching pre-20th-century literature using Shakespeare.
Improving teaching and learning with mentorship (1997)
This research looks at ways to improve teaching and learning through regular mentoring interviews between pupils and teachers.
A systematic review of the characteristics of effective foreign language teaching to pupils between
A systematic review of research evidence using the EPPI protocol addressing the teacher competences required to teach foreign languages effectively in the later primary phase and the conditions which impact on effective teaching.