Coronavirus (COVID-19): Alliance MBS Commentary and Research
Here you can keep up-to-date with the latest Alliance Manchester Business School news, opinion, insight and advice on the impact on business of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Saleema Kauser has been awarded a grant by the British Academy to look at the extent to which social and economic factors might help explain the disproportionate effect that COVID-19 has had on BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities.
COVID-19 has demonstrated that businesses need to develop robust risk management strategies. But climate change and ensuing natural environmental disasters arguably pose even greater risks to business operations and supply chains, says Brendan O'Dwyer.
Academics from Alliance Manchester Business School have co-authored a hard-hitting report on what went wrong in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons can now be learnt for the future.
Professor Markos Zachariadis from Alliance MBS has co-authored a thought-provoking article for the World Economic Forum in which he says the pandemic has accelerated most banks’ digitalisation initiatives.
The rush to homeworking may have kept business functioning since the COVID-19 outbreak. However the long-term sustainability of such arrangements is high risk and fraught with tension, say Lee Stringer, Stephen Mustchin and Tony Dundon.
Now that the UK is over the initial response stage to COVID-19, thoughts are turning to the recovery. Dr Ayham Fattoum explains how decision-making should be guided during this next phase.
Protecting staff and controlling the spread of COVID-19 will now be essential for any organisation. Dr Judit Csiszar, who has been running pandemic simulation workshops since before the crisis, explains how they can help prepare managers.
In response to the pandemic members of the Sustainable Consumption Institute and associated researchers have written a report to assess the possible acceleration of the transition to sustainable consumption and production.
A lot of this resiliency is from people doing the right and appropriate thing. But we also need to reflect on what might have happened had this virus struck 20 years ago. Undoubtedly, timing has helped ease the burden.
Andreea Avramescu will be able to further develop her research into personalised medicine, which has strong relevance in the fight against COVID-19.
Haulage drivers are key workers during the pandemic, but there has been little discussion about how the crisis is affecting them, say Sheena Johnson and Lynn Holdsworth.
The University of Manchester’s Recovery from COVID-19 team, led by Professor Duncan Shaw have produced a guide outlining the key issues for recovery from COVID-19.
Across the world governments are developing apps to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus. Nathaniel O’Grady looks at what local authorities need to consider before such an app is adopted in the UK.
Our team of experts are working with organisations to develop successful plans for ensuring their recovery from COVID-19. They produce a weekly briefing which may prompt your thinking on response to, and recovery from, COVID-19.
Sir Cary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, recently revealed his five-point plan for turning your home into your office in a blog he wrote for Savills, the global real estate group.
Managing healthcare has never been under such a spotlight. So how can business schools respond to the current COVID crisis and contribute meaningfully long term? Professor Ruth Boaden shares her thoughts in an exclusive blog for AACSB.
Entrepreneurial start-ups are going to be more important than ever to help the economy recover. Dr Robert Phillips has featured in several articles recently that are particularly relevant to the current situation.
Many countries have taken exceptional measures to support the self-employed during the coronavirus crisis but it is hard to identify any providing as much support as the UK, says Professor Jill Rubery.
With practice we can all develop our reserves of resilience. This is not always an easy or comfortable process, says Professor Joseph Lampel, but never has this been more prescient as the whole world faces up to the huge challenge of coronavirus.