November 2009

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Spending cuts - is that really the solution?

In a period of recession and economic crisis, the headline for both public and private sector organizations is cuts. Despite spending cuts being regarded as the best and almost only way to ensure sustainability, there are more effective ways...


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Motivating in Difficult Times

In a very difficult business environment, managers will be only too aware that the motivation of their workforce can suffer. Professor Mike Bourne suggests practical ways to counter the effects of constrained resources and tight budgets in order to continue to foster a positive working atmosphere...

Reward Issues in Financial Services

Jonathan Chapman discusses reward and bonuses in the financial services sector. The effects on governance, performance measurement and pay structures are examined, with the likely effects on areas outside financial services...

Innovation in Hard Times

Many companies cancel innovation projects as part of their cost cutting measures. All the evidence shows that the companies which continue to invest in innovation during a time of recession are the ones that emerge ahead of the competition. To maintain a culture of innovation during a recession and beyond, several key steps are necessary...

Getting Value from IT

Rob Lambert and Chris Edwards, from Cranfield School of Management's Information Systems department, have a passion for information technology that makes a difference to business. Having worked with hundreds of organisations over their careers, time and again they find a handful of core issues that can often make the difference between an impactful IT department, and one which simply handles 'the plumbing.'...

Research Snapshot

Take a peek at the type of research projects our faculty are working on – we’ve put together some brief summaries of current, or recently completed research projects to give you an idea of what’s going on at the School of Management...

Economic Update 2009
Professor Joe Nellis in his November 2009: Economic Update talks about the UK GDP, the forecast for 2010, the shape of the recovery and give his summary of the world economy...
Female FTSE

Corporate Britain is failing women.  The 2009 Female FTSE report from Cranfield School of Management, that details the number of women directors in the top 100 FTSE companies, reveals a discouraging picture for women. A year on and the number of women in FTSE 100 boardrooms has remained at the same level as in 2008...

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