All entries for December 2005

December 20, 2005

New Research Says Daughters Turn Parents to Left of Centre Parties

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE10000001385/

New research by economists Professor Andrew Oswald at the University of Warwick, and Dr Nattavudh Powdthavee at London University's Institute of Education, reveals that the more daughters a family has the more likely the parents are to vote for left of centre parties. Sons, by contrast, make people more right-wing.

Complex Post Christmas Credit Card Debts Simplified by Psychology Researchers

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000137677/

Christmas is a time which sees many people spend their way into a mire of credit card debt, personal loans and the complexity of compound interest. Psychologists have long feared that many people simply cannot visualize how debt accumulates through compound interest and thus fail to take simple measures to deal with their debts. Now researchers at the University of Warwick have devised a simple visual means to help people understand the relationship between their repayments and the total cost of their debt. Empowered with this knowledge, people should be able to make the best decisions for their own circumstances.

December 16, 2005

The Future of Business Schools

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/#business

How relevant are business schools for today's managers and companies? How can schools provide practical support for industry whilst maintaining standards of academic rigour in their research. Are business schools effective in managing the demands of students, government, business and the research sector?

The University of Warwick recently hosted a Future of Business School Forum which explored how the business school model needs to develop to meet the demands of the business and academic worlds. We invited two of the speakers, Professor Jone Pearce and Professor Ken Starkey, to discuss the future for business schools.


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