Category Archives: Economic predictions

Economic predictions or forecasting is the process of making predictions about the economy. Forecasts can be carried out at a high level of aggregation – for example for GDP, inflation, unemployment or the fiscal deficit – or at a more disaggregated level, for specific sectors of the economy or even specific firms.

How the Circular Economy will change what we buy, how we own and the relationship between manufacturer and client

Posted by on Monday, July 18, 2016

At a recent conference I attended, Joe McGee from Jabil – the $18bn manufacturing company, which you will probably never have heard of, said: “If you are not disrupting you will be disrupted”… and so it is, in today’s market place. The pace of change is rapid and organisations across the globe are grappling with how they continue to sell products and make margins.… Read More »

Brexit and the implications for Britain after voting to leave the EU

Posted by on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brexit and the loss of meaning Last Thursday’s referendum saw a seismic change in the business environment. In the United Kingdom we have become accustomed to stability. At the most basic level an analysis of any business environment starts with PESTLE; political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors. We have become accustomed to technology as a driver for change in… Read More »

Big data: after the gold rush

Posted by on Friday, May 6, 2016

In case you haven’t noticed Big Data (BD) has been a hot topic in business for some time. Governments and public institutions, not to mention economists, business commentators and technology companies have been promoting the idea of a Big Data Revolution. Technology companies, whether providers of Business Systems, CRM software or Analytics have been promoting… Read More »

As part of a technology university, Bradford School of Management can be a global leader

Posted by on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I was delighted when I heard that Bradford has become a technology university. As the world’s leaders are struggling to manage the impact of technology – is this an opportunity for the University of Bradford School of Management to lead the world in helping business leaders create strategies and manage for the future? Management teams… Read More »

Who will benefit in the online shopping marketplace?

Posted by on Monday, February 15, 2016

The traditional independent grocery store may be almost consigned to history, but the notion of independent suppliers is kept alive in the virtual world. The established supermarkets that once brought us convenient one-stop shopping in the form of large out of town super stores now have to compete with a growing number of small, independent… Read More »

Circular economy is about growth, not guilt

Posted by on Monday, March 2, 2015

Ben Anderson, a designer from Louisiana, USA, has won a place on Bradford University School of Management’s pioneering Innovation and Enterprise for a Circular Economy MBA after winning through a contest at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Disruptive Innovation Festival. Here he shares his thoughts on the festival and the circular economy movement. I’m a product… Read More »

Setting sail for a circular economy

Posted by on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dame Ellen MacArthur is the record-breaking yachstwoman who launched the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010 to encourage a global shift to a circular economy. She works with Bradford University School of Management to deliver a Circular Economy MBA and delivered this keynote address at the recent Re:Thinking Progress conference at the university. There are fundamental… Read More »

How do businesses regain their appetite for risk?

Posted by on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dr David Spicer is Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer in Organizational Change at Bradford University School of Management where he lectures in the areas of change management and organisational behaviour on undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programmes.