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John Colley

John Colley

Professor of Practice, Pro Dean, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

John Colley is Professor of Practice at Warwick Business School and Pro Dean.

John's most recent previous role was Director of MBA Programmes at Nottingham University Business School where he achieved MBA and PhD degrees. John also holds degrees at Newcastle University and Lancaster University and is a Chartered and Certified Accountant.

Before entering academia John was Group Managing Director at a FTSE 100 business and Executive Managing Director at a French CAC 40 business. Previously he undertook the role of MD of British Gypsum Ltd after having undertaken various leadership roles in Finance including Finance Director at British Gypsum. He has chaired a UK listed plc as well as non-executive director roles of UK and European private equity businesses. Currently he chairs two VCT funded businesses and also advises at board level various private businesses.

He was a council member of the Foundation for Management Education, a member of the Economic Affairs Committee for the CBI, and is a member of the Bank of England Regional Panel. He has written thought leadership articles for the national press and is quoted for his views on mergers and acquisitions. John teaches strategy and leadership to MBA and executive education participants.

How the gig economy could suffer from a labour shortage – but workers may be better off

Aug 22, 2021 01:06 am UTC| Economy

The long-term impact of COVID-19 on the economy will not be clear for some time. But in the UK, the easing of pandemic related restrictions has coincided with significant labour shortages and the driving up of wages....

Just Eat's £6 billion takeover: can anyone actually make big money from online takeaway?

Jan 10, 2020 10:43 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Takeaway.com, the Dutch-based online food ordering giant, is shortly to be confirmed as the winner in the bidding war for British rival Just Eat in a 6 billion deal, according to reports in the media. If alternative bidder...

Uber's troubles in London are nothing compared to the bigger picture

Nov 27, 2019 12:35 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

The taxi app giant Uber has again lost its licence in London, if only temporarily. Uber has 21 days to appeal after Transport for London (TfL) ended a probationary extension it granted to the company in September, citing a...

WeWork IPO: why investors are beginning to question the office rental firm's value

Sep 10, 2019 20:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

WeWork looked set to become the latest tech startup to launch on the stock market at an astronomic valuation. It still could. The office rental company was initially valued around US$47 billion. Now theres talk of this...

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Economy

Iran prepares to pilot national cryptocurrency

Iran is preparing for the pilot phase of its digital currency project once the countrys Money and Credit Council approves, according to the Central Bank of Irans (CBI) newly-appointed Governor of the Ali Salehabadi....

Russia may partially replace dollar reserves with cryptocurrency to counter US sanctions

Russia is pondering on partially replacing the US dollar in currency reserves and trade settlements to limit their dependency on the greenback in a move dubbed as dedollarization. The plan was to counter the expanding...

McDonald’s Australia announces the addition of new spicy chicken range to its menu

McDonalds Australia unveils new menu items for its customers. The fast-food chain is offering new options for its spicy chicken menu line. McDonalds Australia said that it is bringing the heat with the arrival of its...

Burger King’s first vegetarian restaurant opens in Madrid

Burger King is offering something exciting for its customers who do not eat meat. The fast-food chain has opened its very first vegetarian restaurant outlet in Madrid to cater to vegetarian customers. The new Burger...

Starbucks, Amazon reportedly in talks to launch cashier-less cafe outlets

Starbucks and Amazon are said to be in the discussion for the launch of coffee shops featuring the Just Walk Out technology for a cashier-less transaction when paying. The potential tie-up will place the e-commerce and...

Politics

Joe Biden reiterates need for massive investments in US infrastructure during Scranton visit

This week, US President Joe Biden visited his birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to shore up more public support towards the two infrastructure bills in Congress. During his remarks, Biden reiterated the need for major...

Capitol insurrection: Laurence Tribe says Donald Trump's lawsuit to block records from House Committee is 'laughable'

Twice-impeached former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against the House Committee to block records from his White House related to the Capitol insurrection and on January 6 from being turned over. Former Harvard...

Joe Biden, Democratic lawmakers make progress with Build Back Better bill

This week, US President Joe Biden is looking to reach a deal amongst lawmakers of his own party over the bill that makes up the bulk of his economic agenda. Biden met with both progressive and centrist Democrats this week...

Capitol insurrection: Donald Trump's lawsuit to be presided by federal judge who condemned Jan. 6 riots

In an attempt to block the House Committee from seeing White House records, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit maintaining executive privilege. The lawsuit is set to be handled by a federal judge who is known to...

Science

LG Chem develops substance for creating cheaper, lighter plastic solar panel frames

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Owls used in helping California vineyards get rid of rodents

A Humboldt State University team is attempting to prove that owls can be an effective eco-friendly option at protecting grapes from rodent attacks. Graduate students at the universitys Department of Wildlife under...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

Technology

‘Starfield’ is set in 2330 in an area called Settled Systems

Bethesda previously released teasers for three locations to be featured in the Starfield maps. Each area appears to house different factions that exist in the game, but it is unclear if players will have to choose which...

Snapdragon 898 and Dimensity 2000: New leak says both chips will use 4nm architecture

Qualcomm and MediaTek are anticipated to reveal their latest flagship mobile SoCs that are expected to be named Snapdragon 898 and Dimensity 2000, respectively. Their core specifications might have been revealed in a...

27-inch iMac to sport 120Hz ProMotion mini-LED display, analyst reports

Apple may have big plans for the iMac line in 2022. The tech giant continues to sell an Intel-based iMac, but that might change in the coming months as the company is rumored to introduce a new 27-inch iMac. The 14-inch...

MacBook Air could have a display notch in 2022

Many were skeptical when a leak appeared online, claiming that the new MacBook Pros would have a display notch until it was confirmed during Apples October launch event on Monday. Now, it appears that the new design...
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