Financial reporting and auditing are vital elements for global capital markets. The confidence in the financial market’s efficiency is bolstered by the trust placed in auditing being able to operate as an external controlling function, something that has led to the audit profession being perceived as the “guardians of truth in markets”. However, concerns over the guardians’ trustworthiness are […]
The Business of Bees: An Integrated Approach to Bee Decline and Corporate Responsibility – Book Review
The Business of Bees: An Integrated Approach to Bee Decline and Corporate Responsibility. Jill Atkins and Barry Atkins (eds). Greenleaf Publishing. 2016.
Readers can use the code BEES10 to obtain a 10% discount on The Business of Bees on Greenleaf Publishing’s website.
Last winter LSE Bees lost one of its five precious honeybee colonies. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident, […]
Small businesses could be the lifeblood of Europe’s economy, but their size and high debt are two of the factors holding back the investment recovery in the euro area. The solution partly lies in policies to help firms grow and reduce debt.
Our new study, part of the IMF’s annual economic health check of the euro area, takes a novel bottom-up […]
Non-specialists rarely think about insurance in their day-to-day life. Most people don’t interact much with their insurer, unless they have a claim — the industry actually has one of the fewest annual customer touchpoints.
Yet, insurance is one of the largest industries in the world, with global annual revenues north of $4.75 trillion, including more than $1 trillion in the […]
Why do leadership seminars only use the colours blue, black, and grey? Why do business people walk around in darkly coloured suits and ties? Why do all management book covers look so bland and depressing?
Where is the pink in management?
I have managed organizations for 20 years. In the beginning, I had no clue how to do this. I was […]
How do individuals behave when they have to compete against their former employer and colleagues? As the rate of employee mobility is steadily increasing over the last decades an impressive body of research has studied the performance implications of employee mobility. Most studies conclude that hiring individuals from rivals is beneficial for the performance of the hiring firm. The […]
The 2016 Rio Olympics officially opened on Friday and runs from 5 August – 21 August 2016. To mark the occasion, LSE Review of Books recommends seven reads that explore the culture, politics, history and economics of Brazil. We also offer a bookshop guide to Rio and São Paulo and showcase three award-winning podcasts from the 2014 LSE Review of […]
The NHS is buckling: the scale of the funding challenge is colossal, the service is under unprecedented strain and it is struggling to keep pace with relentlessly rising demand. So says the Commons Health Committee in its recent report into the impact of the 2016 Spending Review on health and social care. Things will only get worse post-Brexit – […]
Paul Doersch sells commercial drones, and he is relentlessly bullish on his product. Drone technology is “here to stay,” and unmanned aerial vehicles – UAVs – will eventually become must-haves for endeavours ranging from building inspection to land mapping, says Doersch, president of California-based drone manufacturer Kespry.
Perhaps; but in the here and now, some of Kespry’s customers have been […]
Corporate Social Responsibility is the latest craze in marketing strategy, and often takes the form of companies donating a portion of their proceeds to select social causes. Companies work hard to identify partnerships that would benefit both them and the charities. But what is the trick to making such efforts effective?
I offer an answer to this question in a […]
Nineteenth century norms of respectability are alive and well for women elite leaders in the UK. Women leaders’ bodies and appearance are markers for their performance evaluations – both as credible leaders and as respectable women. This barrier, facing women at work, is not often talked about in organisations.
Respectable Business Femininity
Women in leadership face unique challenges relative to men. They […]
Want to improve the quality of your relationships with your employees? Learn to manage their negative feelings. For example, what should you do when one of them wants to discuss an infuriating client interaction, a difficult co-worker, an anxiety-provoking deadline or even a distressing family situation?
In a recent study, we studied how supervisors manage their subordinate’s negative feelings (e.g., anger, fear, […]