'Shrinking' the economy
In this podcast Dr Robert Hoffmann talks about how we've talked ourselves into recession and the influence of psychology in business.
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The incredible shrinking chip
One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest. The microchip was invented in Scotland in 1947 and is now at the heart of the electronics industry. This unit uses video clips to explore how the microchip is made and how it works, and to predict the future of this incredible technology.
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Teaching citizenship: Work and the economy
The issue of ‘citizenship, work and the economy’ is often neglected in everyday discussions of citizenship. But a moment's reflection should demonstrate how important it is. The vast majority of us will spend the bulk of our adult lives working in some context or another, and our engagement with economic activity more generally is obvious (and not just as consumers). Many young people are also intimately tied up with work. School children often have part-time evening, weekend or holiday jobs
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Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro
The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on the European economy? This unit looks at the key developments in the economy since that date and examines the challenges of economic policy formation and governance of the EU's expanding economy.
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Living and working in the new economy
The new ‘service economy’, is it a direct result of globalisation? This unit examines the switch from manufacturing to services and looks at the impact of information and communication technologies on the economy as a whole. The ‘new economy’ has many benefits, but at what cost?
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Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
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German Economy - 1871 to Weimer
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The beginning of the 21st century has seen a rapid change from the industrial economy to a networked economy built on computers, connectivity, and human knowledge. The networked economy is characterized by rapidly changing market conditions and methods of commerce. Instead of leveraging human strength with machines as was done in the industrial economy, the networked economy leverages human knowledge with computers and connectivity to produce goods and services. The networked economy requires t
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Stock Ownership and The Economy
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the risks and benefits of stocks and make decisions regarding stock ownership.
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Shrinking the economy
In this podcast Dr Robert Hoffmann talks about how important psychology is to business and asks if we have talked ourselves into recession. Dr Hoffmann is a member of the International Centre for Behavioural Business Research (ICBBR) within the Nottingham University Business School(NUBS). The centre has also recently opened a new extension at The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. The centre's research brings together a range of experts who share an interest in studying decision-making in
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Video Interview - Czech Economy
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Products and Services in the Experience Economy
Ian Gilhespy
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This is the second of two learning objects designed to introduce some themes about leisure services. It should be viewed or listened to in relation to the learning object that introduces the commercial sector of leisure. The object develops material about the differences between products and services, in particular, by defining key features of services References and Further Reading: Coalter, F. (2000) Public and commercial leisure provis

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Can our economy survive high oil prices?
With oil prices hitting record highs, questions are being asked as to how long the global economy can survive the rising cost of one of its most fundamental resources. Are low oil prices necessary for prosperity or will the high price of oil force economies to diversify their energy supply and address the issues of global warming? Professor Andrew Oswald is an expert on the economics of Oil and its influence on global trade and employment. Length: 16 minutes
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A Politics and International Studies department debate on IPE with Mark Blyth, Shirin M Rai, Dr Matthew Watson and Dr Jeffrey Chwieroth. Listen to Part Two
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The Hydrogen Economy: preparing the world for a new energy era and the third industrial revolution
This lecture critically examines the fossil fuel era and its consequences for industrial civilisation. It explores the nexus of politics, society and business and the massive potential for industry and capital investment. It also considers the future of renewable energy and the hydrogen economy, and how an integrated infrastructure and energy regime can be created in Europe.
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Global Warming and the Political Economy of Cities
Global warming will fundamentally alter the political economy of cities. A large number of cities will be in the front line of the most massive onslaughts of these changes. What do engineers and architects already know about how we can adjust our built environments? And how can ecological economists help to take us beyond the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change? Saskia Sassen is Centennial Professor at LSE and Professor, Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her latest
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Sustaining Growth and promoting inclusion in India's Economy and Society
Professor Stuart Corbridge is head of the Development Studies Institute, LSE. Mr Anwar Hasan, is managing director of Tata Ltd.UK. Professor S Parasuraman is Director of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Professor Sir Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics & Government and director of the Asia Research Centre at LSE.
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