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John Bryson

John Bryson

Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness, University of Birmingham

John's research is motivated by a desire to understand and explain the complex ways in which production is organized through space and in place and via a variety of forms of enterprise.

- A focus on understanding the economic geographies of knowledge specifically the production and consumption of expertise. Knowledge flows in and between enterprises, concentrating on knowledge-intensive business services, specifically management consultancy, market research, impression management and industrial design.

- Understanding the role played in the production process by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

- A concern with exploring the ways in which individuals and enterprises shape and are shaped by their involvement in economic activity. The conceptualization of the importance of individual expertise and reputation in this new age of ‘relationship capitalism’ including hybrid forms of work and highly-paid professional work.

- Alternative forms of organization and enterprise including not-for-profit enterprises Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) and virtual firms.

- Historical and methodological perspectives on enterprise, entrepreneurship and business services.

Ballet dancers should absolutely think about becoming computer programmers – here's why

Oct 15, 2020 14:27 pm UTC| Life

There has been quite a backlash since the UK government launched an advert encouraging dancers to think about retraining in cyber security. The ad, which has since been withdrawn, depicted a female ballet dancer with the...

Brexit: Ireland's land bridge to the continent boosts air pollution in the UK

Sep 20, 2020 06:10 am UTC| Economy Politics

A no-deal Brexit could cost up to 5,000 jobs in Irelands fisheries, but its not just access to the UKs coastal waters that the country is hoping to hold on to in any post-Brexit arrangement. Perhaps more important to...

A century of public housing: lessons from Singapore

Aug 01, 2019 04:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

One of the beacons of UK social housing policy, the legislation from 1919 that became known as the Addison Act after its sponsor, the minister of health Christopher Addison, imposed for the first time a duty on councils to...

Electric Car Series

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

Aug 07, 2017 16:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 is perhaps the most significant policy announcement made by the UK government in the past decade (with the possible exception of Brexit). It feels like a...

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Economy

Rihanna is a certified billionaire: How she became the richest female musician in the world

Rihanna is known worldwide as a singer, actress, and fashion designer, but not many know that she is also a businesswoman. The 33-year-old is now a certified billionaire, and most people will be surprised to know that what...

McDonald's Korea issues an apology after the discovery of expired buns and tortillas

McDonalds Korea issued an apology to its customers after it was discovered that one of its fast-food outlets in Seoul has been serving expired hamburger buns and tortillas. The restaurant admitted the mistake and expressed...

Target luring workers with free college tuition and books benefit offer

Target, the eighth-largest retailer in the U.S., announced new benefit programs for its workers this week. The company revealed that it will be offering 100% free college tuition to its team members, and books are included...

CVS Health hike wages as its earnings climb

CVS Health will increase its workers wages after seeing growth in its profits. The health care retail company will be raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour starting in July next year. Fox Business reported that while...

Politics

Joe Biden calls for NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following sexual harassment probe

US President Joe Biden largely stayed away from speaking about the probe into the sexual harassment allegations that were made against Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. However, following the report that came from...

Nancy Pelosi calls on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after sexual harassment allegations

The recent investigation that confirmed the allegations of sexual harassment made against Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has led to many figures calling for his resignation. This also includes House Speaker...

Capitol riots: AT&T, Mastercard are reportedly still donating to GOP group involved in insurrection

The insurrection at the Capitol that occurred last January 6 led to many big-name corporations speaking out and condemning those who were involved, even ceasing to give political donations. However, a new report reveals...

North Korea: Kim Jong-un reportedly orders execution of military officer over criticism against order

The communist nation of North Korea is known to adhere to a strict order without question or criticism from its own officials. Recently, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of a military official who...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

‘Beyond Good & Evil 2’ might no longer launch on PS4 and Xbox One

Despite the scarcity of updates about the Beyond Good Evil 2 development, it remains one of the most awaited titles from Ubisoft. However, the publisher may have changed its plans for the upcoming action-adventure and it...

PSVR 2 could launch with ‘hybrid’ AAA games

Sony confirmed earlier this year that it has started the development of the next-generation of PlayStation virtual reality hardware that many call PSVR 2. Aside from upgrading technical specifications of the headset of...

‘Halo Infinite’ is likely getting a second technical preview

The first flight test for Halo Infinite concluded recently, but fans might get another chance at experiencing the game before it releases later this year. Developers have confirmed that at least one more flight is being...

‘New World’ release date is delayed to late September

Amazon Games upcoming MMORPG was well-received during its closed beta that ran for weeks. However, what came after that success was not something fans could have anticipated. For the fourth time, New World has been...

‘Battlefield 2042’ technical playtest kicks off on August 12

The series of technical playtest for Battlefield 2042 will reportedly commence next week, but fans might still have a chance to join. EA has also revealed the minimum and recommended PC system requirements, and, as...
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