International lobbying and public affairs explored in two global books

International lobbying and public affairs explored in two global books

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[caption id="attachment_552" align="alignnone" width="548"] Professor Phil Harris[/caption] TWO major new books exploring international public affairs and lobbying in the European Union at the time of the Government’s Brexit negotiations and across the globe have been edited by a Professor at the University. Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director of the University’s Business Research Institute, has co-edited Lobbying in Europe (Palgrave Macmillan) with Professor Alberto Bitoni. This book gives an up-to-date picture of the vast and dynamic industry of lobbying and Public Affairs in Europe, not only at EU level, but specifically in each of the 28 EU Member States. Using contributions from political scientists and lobbyists from each country, the volume offers a comprehensive review of the European lobbying industry, tackling elements such as the institutional framework and the political culture…
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Will demonetisation become de rigueur?

Will demonetisation become de rigueur?

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Steve Worthington is a Visiting Professor at the Business Research Institute The world is going cold on cash. Successive moves by global governments to consider or act on a reduction of banknotes in a bid to, among other things, clamp down on illicit purchases. Digital payment methods are of course the beneficiaries. It’s not all straightforward however – in India’s case especially, there have been unforeseen consequences. There are lessons in the experience for others around the globe. And, as an aside, even though we haven’t even dispensed with cash, the global payment schemes like MasterCard already talking about the end of cards – within a decade – as the technology behind them migrates to smart phones, watches and other wearables. The Indian Government’s announcement in November 2016 it would demonetise…
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What is the BRI?

What is the BRI?

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The University of Chester Business Research Institute (BRI) was established in 2014 as a faculty level research institute. The BRI focuses its activities on building and developing the University’s business research, knowledge transfer and consultancy capability and capacity. [pdfviewer]http://businessresearchinstitute.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/What-is-BRI-combined-leaflet-WEB.pdf[/pdfviewer]
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Mobile payments and tap and go might not mean the end for tellers

Mobile payments and tap and go might not mean the end for tellers

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Article by: Steve Worthington Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University of Technology Consumers are drawing out less cash and using other methods to pay for things such as contactless payments, but this doesn’t necessarily signal the end of bank tellers or their automated counterparts. There is conflicting evidence on whether or not banks are moving away from providing customers with a human face or an ATM. Looking internationally, in 2016, Lloyds Banking Group in the United Kingdom announced that it was closing 200 branches and planning to cut 3,000 jobs, as a result of changing customer behaviour. The number of transactions carried out in branches has continued to drop and Lloyds has continued to invest heavily in digital banking instead. In contrast to this, Metro Bank, a new UK bank, has made the branch…
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