Study finds high-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

The UK's efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according to a joint study of so-called 'gazelle' firms by Aston University and the London School ...

Minority-led firms more likely to face survival threats

Nearly half of firms run by ethnic minority entrepreneurs have experienced an "existential crisis" threatening their survival in the past five years, a major new survey of London firms has revealed.

Why do some firms survive a crisis and others don't?

An international study of small and medium-sized firms has been launched to find out why some are more resilient than others when a crisis hits, at both the level of the firm and in the wider economy.

Retailers 'failing to inspire customers in stores'

The slump retailers experienced in footfall during the opening weekend of the New Year is due to a failure to create an inspirational customer experience and a poor allocation of staff resources, according to a leading retail ...

Marketing expert exposes the darker side of Black Friday

Opting out of the US imported concept of Black Friday could be the most sensible business decision for retailers as they head into the pre-Christmas trading period, according to leading academic Dr Heiner Evanschitzky, Professor ...

Language programme boosts literacy 'in hours'

Young people with serious literacy difficulties can significantly boost their reading and writing skills in a matter of hours thanks to an innovative language project launched by an Aston graduate.

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