Value Creation in the Video Games Industry

The video game industry has become a significant contributor to the global entertainment economy, yet up to now it has received little attention from academic researchers. This research presents a conceptual framework of value creation through video games that will hopefully inspire further research opportunities.

Updated: 11/11/2013
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Views: 2,807

Return on Ideas: Marketing's never ending journey

The very best marketing practitioners are constantly searching for marketing improvements. In this article Professor Robert Shaw calls upon years of experience to present a list of working practices that will help practitioners maximise marketing's 'Return on Ideas'.

Updated: 08/11/2013
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Views: 1,224

Lighting, Well-being and Performance at Work

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Jo Silvester

 et al.

A challenge for employers and researchers is to design work environments that meet the needs of the 21st century workforce, and which ensure maximum levels of well-being and performance.This report reviews existing research on the impact of lighting on performance and well-being in the workplace.

Updated: 23/10/2013
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Views: 1,997

Pension Scheme Governance in a Risk-Focused World

A new study published by BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, in association with Cass Consulting presents a framework to help trustees better navigate the complexities of today's risk-focused world.

Updated: 22/10/2013
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Views: 2,446

The Guidance Gap - An investigation of the UK's post-RDR savings and investment landscape

In 2006 the Financial Services Authority (FSA) launched the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) to reconsider the way in which financial advice is provided to retail investors and savers. One major recommendation was that independent advisers should charge an explicit fee for their advice. This research looks into the willingness of UK retail savers and investors to pay for financial advice, and the implications for the large number of people research suggests would be unwilling.

Updated: 17/10/2013
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 6. Intelligent Matchmaking

This Masterclass outlines the traditional sources of brokers' value and remuneration, and explores how current industry dynamics challenge the traditional model.

Updated: 16/10/2013
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 5. Strategic reinsurance relationships

Building and managing client relationships involves a significant investment of time and resource. In this Masterclass we show how reinsurers can manage their clients strategically, so that resources invested support the business strategy and 'pay off'; either directly or indirectly.

Updated: 15/10/2013
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 4. Be a better reinsurer

Changes in the global reinsurance industry are having a profound impact on the internal operations of reinsurance firms. Success in this environment increasingly relies on a firm's ability to coordinate diverse pockets of specialised knowledge. This masterclass identifies the critical capabilities required to utilise these knowledge pools for optimum operational excellence.

Updated: 15/10/2013
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Is all expenditure on education good for employee resourcing and business?

This short article asks whether the focus on university education in Asian counties is actually having a harmful effect on economic productivity and output.

Updated: 11/10/2013
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Views: 1,089