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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Business models: A challenging agenda

Author(s):

Charles Baden-Fuller

 et al.
Topic:
Strategy
Industry:
Any Industry

Why is the business model a useful concept for scholars of strategic organisation? The concept has gained considerable credence in the business press - but some scholars have questioned whether it really does have value beyond established strategy concepts? In this essay we suggest that understanding the business model as a configuration that is cognitively manipulable may add to our understanding of important organisation issues.

Updated: 08/10/2013
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Business Models and Technological Innovation - how they interact

The business model construct appeals to many academics, yet it lacks a widely accepted language that would allow researchers to draw on the work of others. In this piece, we explore one clear emerging view of the business model construct and examine where this view takes us in terms of understanding the relationship between business model innovation and technical innovation.

Updated: 03/10/2013
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A proposal for addressing the problems of economic growth and youth unemployment

Author(s):

David Chan

 et al.

There seem to be few initiatives that imaginatively tackle the problem of growth and youth unemployment. What is required is an innovative policy that can address these two problems that does not require Government to find any new money. City University's Centre for Information Leadership (CIL) proposed such a policy in 2012.

Updated: 02/10/2013
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Open innovation norms and knowledge transfer in interfirm technology alliances

How does knowledge transfer in interfirm technology alliances change when an industry norm of collaboration evolves? Firms tend to transfer more knowledge in technology joint ventures compared to contractual technology agreements. Using insights from new institutional economics, this research explores thet extent to which alliance governance association with interfirm knowledge transfer is sensitive to an evolving industry norm of collaboration connected to the logic of open innovation.

Updated: 25/09/2013
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