CGAP Working Paper 2 - Government Expenditure on the Voluntary Sector in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

This paper, originally released in 2011, analyses government spending in the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish voluntary sectors for the years 2004- 05 to 2008-09.

Updated: 17/06/2015
Views: 799

Bias Blind Spot: Structure, Measurement, and Consequences

People can be unaware they possess deeply rooted bias which informs many of their personal and professional decisions, sometimes to their detriment. This research presents a method of recognising and measuring this 'bias blind spot'; a method that could be an indispensable management tool.

Updated: 10/07/2015
Views: 1,187

Business Models and People Management in the Indian IT Industry

The Indian IT industry has sustained high levels of growth in revenues and employment since the late 1980s. This study examines how managers and entrepreneurs in the Indian IT industry have explored and exploited human capital opportunities at various stages of the industry's evolution to create both innovative human resources (HR) practices and new business models.

Updated: 16/06/2015
Views: 1,097

Managing Longevity Risk - an analysis of the Swiss Re Kortis Bond


Andrew Hunt

 et al.

In 2010 Swiss Re issued the Kortis bond, the world's first "longevity trend bond" designed to enable the transfer of extreme longevity risk to the capital markets. Researchers at Cass Business School have produced the first analysis of the bond, looking at its design, its payoff, and key risk factors for it.

Updated: 13/07/2015
Views: 1,270

In tune with the spirit of the age? annual reports for the London Council of Social Service, 1919-1935

This paper selects three periods from the annual reports of the London Council of Social Service, those for 1918-19, 1920-1922 and 1930-1935 to explore the extent to which their content may be said to be "in tune with the Spirit of the Age."

Updated: 15/06/2015
Views: 792

CGAP Briefing Note 2 - Charitable giving by UK households at Christmas

Many charities run special appeals at Christmas, but what actually happens to giving? This briefing note presents new results from an analysis of seasonal patterns in giving to charities.

Updated: 11/06/2015
Views: 742

Not everyone who worries about immigrants is a bigot....

Concern about immigration features prominently in the public consciousness of most Western nations, yet critical response to this development has been broad and unhelpful. This article describes a study conducted over seven years with the aim of understanding how local people make sense of their relationship with immigrants, both old and new.

Updated: 11/06/2015
Views: 862

CGAP Briefing Note 10 - the wide confidence intervals around annual estimates of charitable donations in the UK

Surveys of charitable giving in the UK often present their results as if they provided a single definitive answer. This briefing note explains why it is unwise to take such figures at face value.

Updated: 09/06/2015
Views: 770

CGAP Briefing Note 9 - UK corporate citizenship in the 21st century

What is the private sector's role in society? Does it extend beyond creating employment, providing goods and services, and generating profit for shareholders? This briefing paper outlines the history of its wider role, referred to here as corporate citizenship, and, bringing together a new analysis of corporate giving data, focuses specifically on the ways in which UK‑listed companies currently support the communities in which they operate.

Updated: 09/06/2015
Views: 732