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Simon Deakin

Social Europe Journal: Social policy will be critical to a sustainable EMU

European policy-makers have some vitally important decisions to make in the coming weeks. The June meeting of the European Council is due to consider the role of social policy in the wider context of economic and monetary union (‘EMU’). The…

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Social Europe Journal: Should the UK government have signed up energy consumers to a 35 year £16 billion contract?

The effect of the proposed deal is that if EDF brings such a power station on line, it will receive a guaranteed price for the electricity it produces for 35 years. Simon Deakin, Director of the Centre for Business Research…

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BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: The Paul Stainton Biggest Breakfast Show

Does British business need the EU if it is to compete on the world stage? According to Professor Simon Deakin, Director of the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School, speaking on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on 30 January, the…

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The future of manufacturing

Launch of final project report from the Foresight Lead Expert Group Professor Alan Hughes was a member of the Lead Expert Group oversaw the technical aspects of this project which was particularly involved in writing the final report. The Lead…

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Continuity and change at the Centre for Business Research

After nearly 20 years as Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Professor Alan Hughes is standing down from this position, but will continue to play a major role in the Centre as Director of the UK~IRC, as a…

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Financial Times: European Court’s Pringle judgment: good law, bad economics

Courts don’t often try to decide the direction of economic policy. However, in effect, this is what the European Court has recently done. In its Pringle judgment the court made a number of important decisions on the legality of bail-out…

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Progress Online: Rejoining the north European mainstream

The campaign to increase the £6.19 an hour national minimum wage to a living wage of £8.55 in London and £7.45 in the UK should be supported on the grounds of both equity and efficiency. The living wage is good…

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Financial Times: Shares for rights: why entrepreneurial firms need employment law too

Under the government’s current proposals for employment law reform, employees will be able to give up rights concerning unfair dismissal, redundancy pay, flexible working and time off for training in return for receiving shares in the company that employs them,…

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Hedge fund activism in Japan: the limits of shareholder primacy

The new book from the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Hedge Fund Activism in Japan: The Limits of Shareholder Primacy, by John Buchanan, Dominic Heesang Chai and Simon Deakin, charts the recent history of hedge fund activism in Japan between…

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Centre for Business Research (CBR) news from 2011

UK~IRC Innovation Summit 2011 - Growing through Innovation 26 November 2011 The Innovation Summit, UK~IRC's annual one day conference for practitioners, policy-makers and academics, took place on 25 November 2011 at IBM Hursley in Winchester. It was a chance to…

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