Adi Gaskell

The West should stay away from Asia’s workaholism

A great deal of management thinking still derives from the West, and in particular the United States, but there have been a number of considerable contributions from Asia. Perhaps the earliest of these was the quality movement originating in Japan that saw companies such as Toyota come to lead the way in the automobile market as a result of […]

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    As a legacy of the Olympics, London grows its corps of volunteers

As a legacy of the Olympics, London grows its corps of volunteers

The London Olympics in 2012 were so successful in large part due to the tremendous efforts of the 70,000 volunteers that helped the event run smoothly. Just as it was hoped that the Games would create a sporting legacy, Mayor Boris Johnson also hoped that a legacy of volunteering would emerge.

To help achieve this he created Team London to […]

April 8th, 2016|Adi Gaskell|0 Comments|
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    As a leading global city, London needs to meet its challenges

As a leading global city, London needs to meet its challenges

Recently the Economist wrote a piece exploring the rise of London. It was interesting for its comparison with New York, both in terms of the proportion of the population who reside there, and the proportion of the economic activity that takes place there. The general thesis was that whilst London was undoubtedly huge, when compared with New York, it should quite […]

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    Open innovation is growing, but universities may be missing out on the action

Open innovation is growing, but universities may be missing out on the action

The concept of open innovation is one that is growing in acceptance, with a recent report revealing that nearly 80 percent of companies are regularly engaged with external partners in their innovation work. Despite this apparent willingness and high levels of R&D spending, a recent paper reveals that academics are seemingly missing out on the action, as they spend less […]

February 19th, 2016|Adi Gaskell, Impact|5 Comments|