Why bother surcharging?

Why bother surcharging?

FEATURES, steve worthington
A decade and a half ago the Reserve Bank of Australia introduced fundamental changes to fees and charges involving payment cards with the aim of lowering charges for merchants and consumers. But the RBA also allowed merchants to add a surcharge to a transaction, the theory being merchants would price in a way to encourage usage of the lowest cost system. "More than 5,000 of the circa 6,500 final submissions to the FSI were concerned with surcharging on card payments.” Reality has proved to be different – as indeed many warned at the time. As a rule, rather than surcharge on economic efficiency grounds, merchants have surcharged based on market power. For consumers, surcharging is annoying and confusing because there are no set rules and little enforcement of over-charging. Merchants…
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Professor Andrew McAuley presents Seminar for BRI Staff and Students

Professor Andrew McAuley presents Seminar for BRI Staff and Students

FEATURES
Visiting Professor Andrew McAuley presented a Seminar entitled "Waltzing Matilda: Reflections on developing world class small businesses and people". The Seminar focused on the development of Entrepreneurial Marketing (EM) and development of world-class SMEs and entrepreneurs at the University of Chester's Riverside Campus. Staff and Students from the Business Research Institute and China Centre attended the Seminar in which Professor McAuley reflected on the growth of EM from a niche subject taken by small or specialised groups of students to a large cross-disciplinary activity with the power to transform lives and communities. Also contributing to the seminar were academic staff from the University of Chester; Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director of the Business Research Institute (BRI) and Westminster Chair of Marketing, Dr Wing Lam, Director of the China Centre, Deputy…
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Research Centre for Traditional Chinese Culture and Communication opens

Research Centre for Traditional Chinese Culture and Communication opens

Chinese, FEATURES, News
The ​China Centre of the University of Chester hosted a delegation of Dezhou University from Shandong Province in east China, which marks another successful education partnership programme between Chinese universities and the University of Chester. In addition to signing up MOU, Professor Shengcun Zhao, President of Dezhou University opened the Centre for Cultural Exchange office at the Launch ceremony. Zhao said that Dezhou University would like to send more teachers and students to Chester and would also welcome Chester’s staff and students to visit China for academic exchange activities in the foreseeable future. In the last few years the University of Chester's China Centre has been developing quickly and forging links between Chester, overseas universities and businesses worldwide. In particular it is at the forefront in bridging arts, research, education…
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BRI Wins Educate North Award

BRI Wins Educate North Award

FEATURES, News
The Business Research Institute has won the International Partnership Award at the prestigious Educate North Awards ceremony.The University of Chester also scooped a number of other awards including the Social Mobility Award for its 'STEM Green-Power Car Challenge' and the Business Collaboration and Partnerships Award for the University's Chester Business School, Centre for Work Related Studies - Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship. The Westminster Centre for Research and Innovation in Veterans' Wellbeing won the External Relations Team of the Year Award and Professor Howard Williams won the Teaching Excellence Award.To top off a successful evening for the University of Chester, Canon Professor Tim Wheeler, Vice Chancellor, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to Higher Education.You can find out more about the Educate North Awards at https://www.educatenorth.co.uk/ Share on facebook…
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The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise – winners announced

The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise – winners announced

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Warrington Disability Partnership More than 300 guests gathered at Chester Racecourse to celebrate the crème de la crème of the region’s business community at the prestigious annual High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise.Hosted by the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Alexis Redmond MBE, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Tim Wheeler, the guest speakers during the evening were Roger Johnson from BBC North West Tonight and Phil Redmond, TV producer and screenwriter, who delighted the audience with their conversation and stories.Warrington Disability Partnership scooped the overall prize, the High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise 2018/19, sponsored by White Oak UK. Warrington Disability Partnership is an internationally-acclaimed, user-led, pan-disability charity, developing and delivering 28 mobility and independent living services aimed at supporting disabled people and people living with long-term health conditions. Award judges found this company amazing and…
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Trump’s Trade War & Political Marketing

Trump’s Trade War & Political Marketing

Events, FEATURES
Professor Henry Sun Marco Polo Lecture: Trump's Trade War & Political Marketing by University of Chester Business Research Institute and China Centre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA6e5wM0i9c&feature=youtu.be Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on email Email
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Chester Forum IX

Chester Forum IX

Chester Forum, FEATURES, Publications
Chester Forum IX - Edited Proceedings  The Marco Polo Initiative: Reflections on Internationalisation, Sustainability and Key Challenges Facing SMEs: Now and post Brexit [pdfviewer]http://businessresearchinstitute.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Chester-Forum-IX-Proceeding_WEB.pdf[/pdfviewer] Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on email Email Share on print Print
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第九届切斯特论坛

第九届切斯特论坛

Chinese, FEATURES, Publications
由马可波罗倡议反思脱欧后中小企业的国际化, 可持续发展与挑战 The Marco Polo Initiative - Reflections on Internationalisation, Sustainability and Key Challenges Facing SMEs: Now and post Brexit [pdfviewer]http://businessresearchinstitute.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Chester-Forum-IX-Proceeding-CH_WEB.pdf[/pdfviewer] Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on email Email Share on print Print
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Reflecting on World Trade, Culture and Management

Reflecting on World Trade, Culture and Management

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Professor John F. Mahon Marco Polo Seminar: Reflecting on World Trade, Culture and Management by University of Chester Business Research Institute and China Centre https://youtu.be/QzjGvM6kj6o Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Share on print Print
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