The ATM celebrates 50 years but we’re using it less

The ATM celebrates 50 years but we’re using it less

News
As the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) celebrates its 50th birthday, it’s actually being used less and less to withdraw cash in Australia. There are currently more than 32,000 ATMs across Australia and cash withdrawals in February 2017 were A$9,924 million, down 10% from the previous year and just above the total of February 2005. ATM’s (Automatic Teller Machines) were first introduced at the end of June 1967 and were welcomed by both bank customers and the banks themselves. This “hole in the wall” enabled customers to access their cash 24/7. The ATM’s self-service nature enabled the banks to reduce their costs, by closing bank branches, reducing opening hours and laying off staff. But the Reserve Bank of Australia’s 2016 Consumer Payments Survey reported that cards were used more often than…
Read More
Mixing Business with Gamification

Mixing Business with Gamification

News
Enterprise #gamification takes elements from computer gaming and integrates them into your business to encourage a desired behaviour, such as productivity or retention. 71% of employees are not engaged. Gamification can help close this loop. Businesses in the top quartile of employee engagement have 18% higher productivity [embed]http://www.stevenmarkham.co.uk/mixing-business-with-gamification/[/embed]
Read More
Current Research Project

Current Research Project

Chinese, FEATURES
Internationalisation, sustainability development and key barriers facing businesses: A comparative study of the UK and China The importance of international market has long been recognised by businesses of all sizes, this is particularly relevant for the resource-bound small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).   Under the prolonged economy uncertainty since 2008 and the unpredictable consequence of Brexit, businesses are eager to explore international opportunities, either in the form of sales, manufacturing and/or purchasing.  Nevertheless, little work has been done to explore the internationalisation level and capability of business in the Northwest.  This year-long research project is commissioned by the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce to investigate internationalisation capability, sustainability and key barriers facing Chamber members, in comparison with their regional and Chinese counterparts.   The cross-national research project…
Read More
Chinese Academy of Science scholar’s year in Chester

Chinese Academy of Science scholar’s year in Chester

News
[caption id="attachment_556" align="alignnone" width="571"] Pengfei Wang[/caption] The University of Chester’s growing links with China have been further strengthened through the work of a visiting scholar, who has been based at the Riverside Campus for a year since February 2016. Pengfei Wang is from the Technology Transfer Centre at Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and NanoBionics (SINANO), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), one of the top advanced science academic institutions in China. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) awarded her a scholarship to support her development and research, based at the University of Chester’s Business Research Institute, under the supervision of Professor Phil Harris and Dr Wing Lam. Pengfei was educated as a scientist and engineer and holds Master’s and Bachelor Degrees in Material Science and has more than 10 years’ managerial…
Read More
Rosa Chun

Rosa Chun

symposium
Rosa Chun is a Chair in Global Leadership, Reputation and Responsibility at UCD. Prior to joining UCD, Professor Chun was a full Professor of Corporate Reputation at IMD, Switzerland, and held a Full professor and Chair in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Manchester Business School, U.K.  She has taught globally at CEIBS, Rotterdam School of Management, Bocconi, Lugano, Fudan, and Yonsei University where she held a visiting professorship. Professor Chun's research and consultancy work have focused on developing corporate reputation as a strategic framework for senior management. Her work demonstrates how firms' performance is linked to the Reputation Gaps. These findings are based on extensive empirical work with services (Tesco, House of Fraser), IT businesses (Samsung, Sony), and the governmental and non-profit organizations (Police, Health center, Catholic churches).…
Read More